May 1, 2012 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Technology and Isolation
Willingness in Relationships Workshop: Transforming Barriers to Intimacy
Transforming Health Through Wellness
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About Linda
Me and Flora

Linda 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 . . .

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Would you like to learn how to do Emotional Kinesthetic Psychotherapy(EKP)?   

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


May 4

Transforming Barriers to Intimacy

at the home of Margaret

Arndt and David Sneickus

Newton, MA


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,




WelcomeArticles in this issue are:  "Technology and Isolation," a newsletter reader's response to my article last month on "When Art Goes Virtual," and "Transforming Health Through Wellness" reflecting on a Wall Street Journal article acknowledging what most of you already know:  that looking at elements of well-being might actually improve our health.
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 for more information.
The April 22 "Voices of Boys and Men" Benefit Concert for the Boys to Men New England adult-teen mentoring network at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston was a tremendous success!  I have posted some photos on my Facebook page (Linda Marks).  And in time, we will have them up on the Boys to Men New England website.
Father-Son Duo Jesse and Jack GauthierTeen acapella group G20
Julie, Nathan and Steve at Raffle Table

To help raise the visibility of EKP, I have established a new HealingHeartPower meetup group.  To join our meetup group....


Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    



What is EKP?
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.

EKP 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 expression.


Beige silk and pearls
Linda Marks, MSM


Emotional 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."


Find us on FacebookTechnology and Isolation


This piece is the response of a newsletter reader, Will, to the article I wrote last month on "When Art Goes Virtual."


I also believe in the physicality of objects such as art, books and music.  I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.  However, I am an extremely visual person.  I believe in Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and I believe that my greatest manifestation of intelligence is purely visual.  My decades of working in photography have not changed the value I feel in the physicality of the printed image.  It is just about the end of an artistic process which is most satisfying to me, and the actual process of creating, conceiving, and producing an image is what gives me great joy.  While I was late to join the move to digital photography, this change has only changed the methodology of the art.  I still get the same satisfaction from the process.


To read this entire article...



Workshops:  Willingness  in Relationships:  Learning to Love Another Person on Their Own TermsFind us on Facebook

I 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


Transforming Health Through Wellness
While traditional health care seems to focus more on treating illness than promoting health, the tides may be turning based on some current work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An April 16 article in the Wall Street Journal,noted that the CDC is using measures of "well-being," which includes mental and physical health, "to develop a more holistic approach to disease prevention and health promotion."

"Well-being" as a metric allows us to move beyond biochemical frameworks to include the human factor: having supportive relationships is one of the strongest predictors of well-being.

                                 To read the entire article

Copyright 2012 Linda Marks  
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Linda Marks

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