Linda Marks has practiced heart-centered, psychospiritual body
psychotherapy for nearly twenty years. A pioneer in the Body
Psychotherapy movement, she co-founded the
Massachusetts Association for
Body-oriented Psychotherapists and Counseling Bodyworkers in the late 1980's
and helped write a Code of Ethics for Body Psychotherapists, including an Ethics
of Touch section.
She founded the Institute for Emotional-Kinesthetic
Psychotherapy in 1990 and provided a three-year, 1000 hour apprentice-based
training program for eleven years. Linda's private practice includes work with
individuals, couples and groups, mentorship/supervision, lifecoaching, leading
workshops and inspirational speaking. Her specialties include healing from trauma,
exploring sexuality, spirituality and gender, creating meaningful work, making peace
with money, vision-building, and evolving passionate, soul-centered relationships.
People from all sexual subcultures are welcome including straight, gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgendered, polyamorous and fetish communities.
About Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP)
EKP is a heart-centered, psychospiritual method of body psychotherapy and a
form of energy cardiology. The heart is the first organ to form in the body. It is
the organizing factor for physical formation, including brain formation. The heart contains
extensive brain-like neural matter and can act as an internal pharmacy--dispensing and
communicating what is needed, where and when it is needed. Its rhythm and pulse can entrain
all of the body's rhythms and cycles into coherent harmony. Each person's EKG is as unique
as their fingerprint. When two people touch, one person's heartwave can be seen to register
in the other person's brainwave.
When we experience trauma, deprivation or neglect,
we experience a deep heart wounding, and lose touch with the power of the heart. Working with
the emotional energetics of the heart: creating emotional safety, incorporating touch with
permission, listening to the wisdom of the body and the intuitive guidance of the spirit,
EKP creates a safe, sacred, intimate healing environment that deeply touches and transforms
all most all who participate. EKP facilitates an emotional energetic rewiring, helping us
activate and consciously utilize and express the power of the heart.
Linda runs an on-going gender-balanced therapy group in the Boston area for people who want
to explore issues of sexuality, spirituality, gender and what it means to be a human being.
The group integrates EKP healing work, coaching and feedback, group support and community building.