April 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 29 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 a 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
April 27, 2014
Shampoo, Singers and Spinach Pie
I will be singing one of my original songs at a
Fundraiser for Brookline Emergency Food Pantry
organized by Tracy Clark
at the Putterham Grill,
4 - 7 pm
May 17, 2014
Community As Healer
at the Healing Hands Conference
If you would like to train in EKP, contact Linda
If you would like to sponsor a
Healing the Traumatized Heart 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
I am delighted to be singing at the April 13 BTMNE Benefit Concert, accompanied by pianist extraordinaire, Bonnie MacLeod, and also at the Shampoo, Singers and Spinach Benefit Concert singer Tracy Clark is organizing at the Putterham Grill on Sunday, April 27 to benefit the Brookline Emergency Food Panty. I will be doing one of my newest original songs, "How Can I Reach You."
This month's articles look at being a creative force in our own lives: "Making Our Dreams Come True," and "The Creative Power of the Empath." The heart is a key player in what we create!
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
feel loved when we feel seen, deeply perceived, apprehended, and
responded to by another human being. Being able to be seen requires
vulnerability. It means that we reveal ourselves--or that we put
ourselves in such close proximity to another human being that he or she
can really see us. Intimacy grows when we are seen, when we allow
ourselves to truly behold one another."
someone. Let yourself be loved. Do all things with love. Work with
love. Sing with love. Share with love. Let love rise like the sun in
your heart. And settle behind your eyes when the sun goes down. Drink
love into your water. Pray love into your words. Breathe love into
your very bones. Become love. Just love."
"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard.
Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness
steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the
rest of the world may disagree you still believe it to be
a beautiful place."
|Making Our Dreams Come True|
thin line stands between dream and reality. And only the heart
knows the characteristics that correspond to either side."
--Linda Marks, age 16
seems my entire life has been about living with vision and living from
the heart. As a child, I wrote poems about these two topics. They were
in separately interrelated. When I was 20, I wrote a song called "When Dreams Suffer," which became my signature song. And the message of this song was at the heart of my first book, Living With Vision: Reclaiming the Power of the Heart, which came out in 1988.
all have dreams. What is often the hard part is turning dreams
into reality. What can we do to make our dreams come true?
To read the entire article...
|The Creative Power of the Empath|
is real on planet earth has vibrations. Empathic people feel reality
via these physical vibrations. This means empathic people resonate with
the reality around them by using their physical body."
Our culture is
very intellectual and cerebral, often times forgetting that there are
other ways of knowing and other sources of creativity and power, beyond
the brain and even beyond what we understand to be "the mind." Empathic
people tend to sense, know, intuit and feel information, experience,
and energy. And their mode of perception is often what is felt in the
heart and sensed in the body.
notes that "resonating with reality is powerful stuff." If we are
conscious about our capacity to resonate with reality, not only can we
take in valuable information, but also we can use our energy to create
from the heart and with our life force. Finding ways to express what we
feel deep inside and to find forms in which to channel our energy is at
the root of the creative power of the empath.
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
Tickets are $75 General Admission and $100 Preferred Seating,
available on Brown Paper Tickets
or 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. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated. Your donation
is tax deductible, since BTMNE is a 501c3 organization.
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.