April 1, 2012
Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
Marks, MSM, is pioneer in body psychotherapy who has developed, taught
and practiced Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP) for more than
two decades. Author of LIVING WITH VISION and HEALING THE WAR BETWEEN THE GENDERS,
she co-founded the Massachusetts Association of Body Psychotherapists
and Counseling Bodyworkers and is the founder of the Boston Area
Sexuality and Spirituality Network. She holds degrees from Yale and MIT,
and has a vital 16-year-old son.
To find out more about Linda . . .
| HealingHeartPower Calendar|
If you would like to apprentice in EKP, you may want to consider participating in a half-day EKP workshop or be part of the Community As Healer group.
Community As Healer
Open enrollment workshop
Newton, MA 1 - 4 pm
Voices of Boys and Men
Benefit Concert for
Boys to Men New England
Scullers Jazz Club
Transforming Barriers to Intimacy
at the home of Margaret
Arndt and David Sneickus
If you would like to train in EKP, contact Linda
If you would like to sponsor a
Healing the Traumatized Heart workshop, a Willingness: The Key to Successful Relationships workshop or a Community As Healer workshop,
Articles in this issue are: "When Art Goes Virtual, Does It Also Go Extinct?," reflecting
on the eerie transience of e-books, iTunes, digital photography and
clip art and the loss of the "value added professionals" who helped
assure quality products that would stand the test of time, and "When Greed Overpowers Other Human Values," pondering a poignant essay in the NY Times by former Goldman Sachs executive director Greg Smith.
Transforming Barriers to Intimacy is the next workshop in the Willingness: The Key to Successful Relationships series
that I have been offering at the home of Margaret Arndt and David
Sneickus at their home in Auburndale. The workshop will take place on Friday, May 4 at 7 pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 22 is the "Voices of Boys and Men" Benefit Concert for the Boys to Men New England adult-teen mentoring network at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
|What is EKP?|
is Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy, a heart-centered, body-centered
psychotherapy method Linda Marks developed and has taught and practiced
for nearly twenty years. Working with the heart, touch with permission,
the wisdom of the body and the intuitive guidance of the spirit, EKP
creates a special sense of intimacy that deeply touches and transforms
most all who participate.
Participants can be "client," witness
or helper as an individual group member has a "turn" to do deeper
heart-centered, body-centered psychospiritual work in the center. Since
the electromagnetic field of the heart extends out 10 - 12 feet from our
bodies, as we go deeper and open our hearts, we are all touched.
helps restore our capacity as organs of perception. The skin is our
largest organ, and a source of soul deep knowing, perception and
expression. When our hearts and hands can work as one, we move beyond
defenses safely and respectfully and find freedom, connection and
|Linda Marks, MSM|
safety is the foundation of EKP. When we are emotionally safe, we are
more aware of feelings, sensations and deeper thoughts in our bodies and
hearts. You will have a chance to listen to and care for your heart as
you help create and hold a safe healing space for everyone's heart.
Experience what we mean when we say that in EKP, "when anyone has a turn, everyone has a turn."
|When Art Goes Virtual, Does It Also Go Extinct?|
My basement is annointed
with the plastic tubs filled with photos I took during the first years
of my now 16 year old son's life. My piano bench is home to the
notebooks of lyrics and staffs of tunes to the songs I wrote when I was
16 to 21. My bookshelves include physical copies of not only the books,
and magazine articles I've written over 27 years, but a plethora of
meaningful tomes about healing, psychology, relationships, nature and
all subjects dear to my heart.
To read this entire article...
Copyright 2012 Linda Marks
|Workshops: Willingness in Relationships: Learning to Love Another Person on Their Own Terms|
have been doing a series of workshops at the home of Margaret Arndt and
David Sneickus in Auburndale, building on the theme of willingness in
relationships. The next workshop is on Friday, May 4..
Transforming Barriers to Intimacy
Communication: we may
speak and think we listen, but do we really connect with and understand
the impact of our words or the message our partner is trying to send our
way? It's not just what we say, but the way we say it. It's also
what we don't say. So many of the couples I work with hit barriers to
intimacy because they don't take the time to slow down and be in the
moment with their partner, speak without reflecting back that what they
have heard, jump over feelings and important points expressed by their
partners, and stay focused on their own experience without demonstrating
they can see things from their partner's point of view.
In this workshop, we will
explore ways to transform barriers to intimacy including speaking and
listening from the heart, hearing the feelings under words, working with
triggers that arise in conversation, slowing down to be present with
self and ones partner, and learning to put words on what we really
need. Contact Margaret at email@example.com
|When Greed Overpowers Other Human Values|
Gordon Gecko fostered the notion "Greed is good," when you get too much
of a "good" thing, "good" can become "bad" and very destructive.
Former Goldman Sachs executive director, Greg Smith, wrote a powerful
editorial in the New York Times this past month, which argues that our
financial services institutions, and Goldman Sachs as an example, have
fostered the growth of a "greed at all costs" culture that ultimately
eats everyone in its path. The greed monster, as Smith experienced it,
eats not only its children, but its customers, its opponents and
ultimately, our humanity.
Copyright 2012 Linda Marks
My first blog at www.heartspacecafe.com/blog
will still be active, but it is built in forum software, which many
people find more cumbersome to use than official "blog" software.
In an effort to cultivate more dialogue in more contemporarily relevant ways, my new blog at HealingHeartPower.blogspot.com
is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.
Please let me know what you think of this new blog.