November 1, 2013
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 17-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.
To be scheduled
Community As Healer
1 - 4 pm
Singing at the Putterham Grill in Brookline, MA
with Tracy Clark
|Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod|
Turning Muck to Gold
Natural Living Expo
Music Mentoring and Friendraising Gala
at Scullers Jazz Club
5 - 8 pm
April 20, 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,
As I walk through life,
my eyes are always looking for people, projects, images and experiences
that contribute to making the world a more heartful place. Composer and pianist Doug Hammer caught my eye with a beautiful video he created set to the music of his lovely new song, "Heart." Building on a very simple and universal gesture, we get to experience the power that comes from opening the heart.
Creating events that
integrate music, community and a good cause spark the flame of my
passion. I am working on two amazing events, both at Scullers Jazz
Club, which I hope you will come out and enjoy: a Music Mentoring and Friendraising Gala on Sunday, November 24, 2013 benefitting the Boston Minstrels and the Living the Blues Foundation, and the 3rd Annual "Voices of Boys and Men Benefit Concert" for Boys to Men New England on Sunday April 20, 2014.
November 16, I will be giving a workshop on Relationship Alchemy: Turning Muck into Gold at the Natural Living Expo in Marlboro, MA.
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.
newsletter focuses on the heart from many different points of view.
In addition to the video of Doug Hammer's beautiful "Heart," an article on "Intimacy and Health," looks at how being deeply known and feeling connected are truly food groups for soul health.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
Get Your Tickets Now!
Sunday, November 24 2013
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Scullers Jazz Club
Tickets: $25 General Admission
$40 Preferred Seating
is a language that feeds the soul, bridges all divides and brings great
joy. Music brings people together in a way little else can and unites
event is a special benefit, integrating the blues, jazz and Boston
Minstrels communities to highlight and celebrate the importance of
mentoring in the music world. Keynote speakers from the blues, jazz and
Boston Minstrels communities will speak and play their special flavor
of music, along with other special musical talents.
WBZ's Jordan Rich will present a Lifetime Music Mentoring Award to Scullers Impressario Fred Taylor
proceeds will go to the Boston Minstrels, whose mission is to bring
positive emotional change to people in need (prisons, homeless shelters,
VA hospitals...) through music and the Living the Blues Foundation,
founded in memory of Shirley Lewis, the Regal Queen of the Blues.
Keynote speakers are:
speaking about mentoring in the blues community
Bill and Bo Winiker,
speaking about mentoring in the jazz community
Tim McHale, Boston Minstrels Founder,
speaking about mentoring in the larger world community
To purchase tickets click here
|Heart by Doug Hammer|
|Heart by Doug Hammer|
video, set to Doug Hammer's beautiful new song, shows the power of one
simple, universal gesture. It reminds us how touching it is to open our
hearts to one another.
|Intimacy and Health|
think about intimacy, too often our frame of reference is far too
narrow: as something that is part of a "romantic" relationship. Being
with another person, even for a series of moments, where you feel that
you have their full attention, that you really matter, and that deeper
levels of your heart and soul and theirs can be exposed, shared and
appreciated is a very sacred experience. And it is something our souls
crave, and not just with a love partner, to be healthy and vital,
have a friend who knows just how to respond to you when you are scared
or sad? Do you have a friend who knows it is better to just be present
and listen rather than give advice when you are struggling? Is there
someone in your life who knows your favorite kind of tea or the kind of
gesture that makes you feel loved when you are having a bad day--or bad
life passage? When someone truly knows and sees you for who you are,
and responds to you with a sense of sacred respect and love, intimacy is
To read the complete article
|3rd Annual Benefit Concert for Boys to Men New England|
This year's Benefit Concert for Boys to Men New England will take place on Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 5 - 7:30 pm at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.
are putting together our line up of performers, which will include "the
Godfather of the Boston Folk Scene," Geoff Bartley with Howie Tarnower,
Regal queen of the blues Shirley Lewis' fabulous daughter Angela
Warner, and our father-son duo Jack and Jesse Gauthier, Tracy
Clark...and many other exciting artists to be announced.
Tickets are $50 General Admission and $75 Preferred Seating, available by sending a check payable to Boys to Men New England to BTMNE c/o Linda Marks, 3 Central Avenue, Newton, MA 02460. Please include your name, e-mail and cell phone number with your check.
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."
|Workshops: Community As Healer |
Community As Healer
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.
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
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. She also serves on the Board of the Living the
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.