May 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
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: "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
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 email@example.com 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
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."
|Technology 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
To read this entire article...
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|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
"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
Copyright 2012 Linda Marks
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