February 1, 2014
Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
Marks, MSM, is pioneer in body psychotherapy who has developed, taught
and practiced Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP) for 28 years.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 18-year-old son.
To find out more about Linda . . .
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.
|Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod|
Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod
are working on a Cabaret show for 2014
details to follow
February 15, 2014
15th Annual HAI Ball
Westin Waltham Hotel
April 13 , 2014
3rd Annual Voices of Boys and Men Benefit Concert;
for Boys to Men New England
at Scullers Jazz Club
5 - 7:30 pm
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,
The 3rd Annual "Voices of Boys and Men Benefit Concert" for Boys to Men New England will take place on Sunday April 13, 2014. We
are building a GREAT line-up of talent, including the "Godfather of
folk," Geoff Bartley, Jazz diva Tracy Clark, and up and coming talent
Marcela Cruz. This year's theme is "Building Community Through
Mentoring." And now that BTMNE is officially a 501c3, your
tax-deductible donations can help group mentoring reach more teenage
This month's articles are "Healing Trauma Through Relationships," and "Rating Our Relationships?" With February being "heart day month," focusing on our relationships seems natural!
Defining Moments for Therapists,
edited by Serge Prengel and Lynn Somerstein, includes a chapter I
wrote, "Soul Geisha." The book is available on Amazon.com.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"Our greatest strength lies
in the gentleness and tenderness of the heart"
"Let your heart break into a million little pieces today
if it wants to.
Allow yourself to cry to day if tears come.
Feel vulnerable today if vulnerability visits.
Allow all of life to move through you."
Imagine an evening of elegant night of fine food, warm company and dancing to the Boston's renowned Bill and Bo Winiker Band at the beautiful newly renovated Westin Waltham Hotel? What a wonderful way to come in from the winter's cold on Saturday, February 15!
The 15th Annual HAI Ball
is that magical evening, and as the co-producer of the event (HAI is a
non-profit organization and we seek to break even on production costs,
not make money, through this event), I welcome friends and colleagues to
share in the fun!
Tickets are $85 until January 30,
and include appetizers and a sit down dinner, as well as live music by
the George Kaye Trio during cocktail hour and an evening of music that
will keep your feet on the dance floor from the Winiker Band.
Tickets from January 31 - February 6 are $95.
For more information or tickets,
contact Debbie at eastcoast-office @hai.org
I would be happy to answer any of your questions too!
|Healing Trauma Through Relationship|
can be an isolating experience. It's only through relationships that
we can be most fully healed," writes Sojourners Associate Web Editor,
her article, "A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma, "
Woodiwiss describes ten lessons she's learned about trauma and healing
from trauma. Here are some of them.
1. Trauma permanently changes us.
believes there is no such thing as "getting over" trauma. Far more
impactful than just grief and recovery, trauma is a "major life
disruption" and leaves a "new normal in its wake." She points out this
is not all bad: you can emerge wiser, stronger and more courageous.
Your life will just be different than what you knew to be your
To read the entire article...
|Rating Our Relationships?|
reviews are a useful tool to help us evaluate not only how well we are
doing in the aggregate sense at work, but also and perhaps even more
importantly, how well we are doing on critical components that add up to
how well we are doing overall.
In our most
important relationships, we tend to get black and white when thinking
about how well things are going. And it is too easy to focus on a pesky
frustration, rather than systematically looking at the many components
that contribute to our overall experience. I have heard many a person
complain about how bad things are in a critical relationship, but lack
the language or the tools to break down what is not working and what can
be done to make things better.
To read this article...
|Falling In Love With Our Humanness|
we are young, it's the illusion of perfection that we fall in love
with. But, as we age, it's the humanness that we fall in love with--the
poignant story of overcoming, the depthful vulnerability of aging, the
struggles that grew us in karmic stature, the way a soul shaped itself
to accommodate its circumstances.
less energy to hold up our armor, we are revealed and, in the
revealing, we call out to each other's hearts. Where before wounds
turned us off, they are now revealed as proof that God exists.
Where we once saw imperfect scars, we now see evidence of a life fully lived."
|3rd Annual Benefit Concert for Boys to Men New England|
Building Community Through Mentoring
are putting together our line up of performers, which will include "the
Godfather of the Boston Folk Scene," Geoff Bartley with Howie Tarnower,
Jazz diva Tracy Clark, our father-son duo Jack and Jesse Gauthier,
Angela Warner (daughter of Shirley Lewis, the Regal Queen of the
Blues)...and many other exciting artists. Bonnie Johnson of WICN radio
You can also support BTMNE by:
1. Sponsoring a teen to attend the concert. (Send in $75 payable to BTMNE and you will sponsor one student to attend).
2. Making a donation of any amount to BTMNE.
3. Taking out an ad in our program ($250 for a business card sized ad).
4. Being an event sponsor ($500 donation gets your logo on the back cover)
|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
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."
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.