March 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
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 "The Extraordinary Power of Small Acts of Kindness," and "Look at Living When A Loved One Is Dying"
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying."
"Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble."
|The Extraordinary Power of Small Acts of Kindness|
get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those
little things occupy the biggest parts of their hearts"
as long as I can remember, I have consciously focused on kindness as a
walking meditation. Initially, a commitment to kindness can start with a
morning prayer, or stepping out of one's daily schedule for a moment to
be quiet and affirm one's commitment to look for opportunities to be
kind. Over time, when these practices sink deeply enough into our
hearts and souls, being a bearer of small acts of kindness can become a
powerful way of life. I have never ceased to marvel at the
extraordinary power of even a small act of kindness.
To read the entire article...
|Looking At Living When A Loved One Is Dying|
"Don't come visit me after I die...I needed you when I was alive...."
My 86 year old
mother was diagnosed with Alzheimers 3 1/2 years ago. While watching
her memory fade, can be sad and at times surreal, until she broke her
hip in November, her physical health seemed to be strong and constant.
I had always
heard that once someone breaks their hip, it is often the beginning of a
downward spiral towards the end. But it is very different living this
truth than hearing it as a "parable." While some of my mother's
Alzheimers behaviors are quirky (like lying on the carpet picking up
every piece of lint she can find for hours) or down right entertaining
(like answer a question like "how was physical therapy today?" with a
seemingly senseless tale of the Boston Red Sox hitting badminton-like
tennis rackets at batting practice), seeing a loved one move into a
rapid response crisis with congestive heart failure, with a team of
twelve people working for four hours to stabilize vitals is a whole
To read this article...
|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.