December 1, 2012 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Highly Sensitive Men
Intimacy and Love
Male Speak For Females
Join Our Mailing List!
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 . . .

 HealingHeartPower Calendar
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.     



November 30

Meeting Our Basic Human Needs

at David Sneickus' and Margaret Arndt's home

7 - 10 pm


December 9

Community As Healer


Newton, MA 

1 - 4 pm


April 21, 2013

2nd Annual "Voices of Boys and Men" Benefit Concert for Boys to Men New England

Scullers Jazz Club

Boston, 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,


Articles in this issue are:  "Highly Sensitive Men,"building on the work of Rick Belden and the GOod Men Project.
   explores what the word "intimacy" really means, and how intimacy both nurtures and is nurtured by love.
The next  Community As Healer workshops is coming up:   Sunday, December 9 from 1 - 4 pm.  
All funds raised at these workshops are donated to organizations working to make the world a better place for kids.
Meeting Our Basic Human Needs:  Creating A Village to Support Our Children, will be my next workshop at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus  at their home in Auburndale.  The workshop will take place  on Friday, November 30 at 7 pm.  Contact for more information.

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."


Highly Sensitive Men

In her 1997 book, The Highly Sensitive Person, Dr. Elaine Aron described the experience of "high sensitivity" as neither a weakness nor a choice, but a matter of wiring and physiology.  According to her research, about 15 - 20% of the population qualifies as "highly sensitive."  And interestingly enough, equal numbers of men and women have been found to be highly sensitive.


While sensitivity overall may be judged as more of a curse than a blessing in many circles, especially the business world, because of gender stereotypes, it is likely more acceptable to be viewed as a highly sensitive as a woman than as a man.




To read the entire article... 


Workshops:  Community As Healer and Meeting Our Basic Human NeedsFind us on Facebook

Community As Healer

Sunday, December 9 from 1 - 4 pm in Newton

$50 suggested donation will go to Boys to Men New England, the Life Is Good Kids Foundation and other organizations committed to making the world better for children.
Be part of a healing village doing EKP (Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy) body-centered psychotherapy work in community and see what we mean in EKP when we say, "when anyone has a turn, everyone has a turn."  We will create a space of emotional safety, incorporating a heart meditation, facilitated dialogue, and watching body language and non-verbal cues for the person having a turn.

Learn about the roles of client, witness and helper in EKP as we create a safe container with our collective heart field in 20 minute turns.  No matter what role you play, our goal is for you to feel nourished and supported!

Linda Marks, MSM, is a body psychotherapy coach and mediator who has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups for 27 years in Newton, MA.  Helping people connect, feel heard and understood so they have healthier, happier relationships is at the heart of her work.   Linda is committed to creating a better world for children and serves as Board Co-Chair of Boys to Men New England, serves on the Board of Directors for Ben Speaks, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Flo Creed Jacobson Foundation.

Meeting Our Basic Human Needs:  Creating A Village to Support Our Children and Ourselves
Friday, November 30  7 - 10 pm in Newton

While Maslow talked about a hierarchy of needs (with food, shelter and clothing at the bottom of the pyramid and self-actualization at the top), in our culture, we often don't think deeply enough about our emotional and spiritual needs.  While meetings our physical needs is critical for survival, understanding our emotional, spiritual and relational needs and how to meet them is equally critical to be happy, healthy and well.

Join us as we explore our what comprise our "basic human needs," why we so often don't get our "recommended daily allowance" of most of them, and what we can do to bring more wellness, connection and joy into our lives.  Creating a village to support us is a key component.  And to the degree that we understand our deeper needs and have them met, we can also be present to and nurture our children and the children of the world.

 For more information or to enroll:   Contact Margaret at


Intimacy and Love
Stan Dale, the founder of the Human Awareness Institute, taught me a wonderful definition for what intimacy is:  "in-to-me-I-see."  Our ability to look deeply into ourselves, know ourselves, and love ourselves provides a foundation to allow others to see deeply into us, know us and love us deeply.  To be loved for who we are, we need to feel safe and secure enough in who we are to let others see us for who we are.

                     To read the entire article 

Copyright 2012 Linda Marks  
Creating Better Lives for Kids:  Boys to Men, Flo Creed-Jacobson Foundation, BenSpeaks, Life Is Good Kids Foundation
One of my greatest commitments is to support organizations that work to make the world a better place for kids.  Four of the organizations I give time to are Boys to Men New England, the Flo Creed-Jacobson Foundation, BenSpeaks and the Life Is Good Kids Foundation.

In the months ahead, I will share more information about each of these important organizations and the transformational work they are doing.  All proceeds from my Community As Healer workshops are donated to these organizations or others like them.

Boys to Men offers adult-teen mentoring in community, helping teenage boys find their voices and grow into the men they want to be.  We offer a community group that meets regularly, and also help schools develop school-based programs.  Our 2nd Annual "Voices of Boys and Men" Benefit Concert will take place at Scullers Jazz Club on April 21, 2013. To learn more...

My first blog at 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 is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.
Please let me know what you think of this new blog.


Linda Marks

phone: (617) 965-7846