August 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.
She is also a singer/songwriter, and loves the way music can speak heart
to heart.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 . . .
can: organize a workshop, sponsor a "Community As Healer"
experience or join with others who might want to learn too.
|Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod|
BACA Members Open Mic
I will be singing a couple songs along with my fellow singers
Wednesday, August 27
UU Church, Watertown
CD Release Party for Dale LePage
I will be singing a duet with Dale
Thursday, September 4
Beechwood Hotel Terrace Ballroom
6 - 9 pm
Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod
will be performing
Sunday, October 5
at Amazing Things Arts in Framingham, MA
"Heart to Heart"
featuring Dale LePage and the Manhattans
Sunday, October 19
at Amazing Things Arts in
I will be performing a duet with Dale
Community As Healer
in Newton, MA
Artists, musicians and creative folks are especially welcome
The Power of Voice
The Natural Living Expo
Saturday, November 15
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,
is such a source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect
people heart-to-heart. In the spirit, I am working on recording a new
CD, "Heart-to-Heart," working with the extraordinarily talented Doug Hammer at his Dreamworld Studio in Lynn, MA.
CD will have a good number of original songs on it, and my two musical
collaborators, Lisa Wexler and Bonnie MacLeod will both be part of this
It would be absolutely amazing if the CD were ready by my October 5 "Heart-to-Heart" show at Amazing Things Arts
in Framingham (Bonnie is my accompanist and collaborator on this show,
and Lisa Wexler will join me for one of the songs we co-wrote many years
ago when we were both twentysomethings)...
But things of quality have no fear of time....and we will see how the creative process unfolds.
Please do mark your calendars and join me on October 5 at Amazing Things Arts. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Amazing Things Arts website very soon.
|Singing at BACA (Photo by Carol Robinson)|
Musical colleague Dale LePage
is not only a delightful singer and charismatic performer, but also a
generous duet partner. He will be the headliner at the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists October 19 Fundraising Concert
at Amazing Things Arts in Framingham. Joining Dale will be a number of fine BACA singers. Tickets are $25 and available through Amazing Things Arts Center.
Articles this issue are: "Balance and Belonging" and "The Gift of Home Hospice Care For a Pet."
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
A show you will not want to miss!
The absolute, most sure-fire way of physically moving in the
direction of your dreams, Linda, on a day-to-day basis, without messing
with the "cursed hows," is living them, now, to any degree that you
And you so can -
The Universe (TUT)
each of us, in the ground of our being, powers reside for the healing
of our world. These powers do not arise from any ideology, access to the
occult, or passion for social activism. They are inevitable powers.
Because we are part of the web of life, we can draw on the strength-and
the pain-of every creature. This interconnection constitutes our 'deep
ecology': it is the source of our pain for the world as well as our love
and appetite for life.'
|Balance and Belonging|
balance and having a sense of belonging are two important experiences
many of us strive for, and sometimes find challenging. We get pulled in
so many different directions as we go about our daily life: self-care
and care for others, work and relaxation, daily necessities and fun,and
solitary pursuits and connecting with others can each be polarities as
we strive to find balance.
Joel and Michelle Levey believe that our search for balance is not
"just a solitary affair." This search extends beyond even our
relationships with close friends and family, and how we integrate work
and personal life. They write, "The sense of belonging to a larger
whole is a fundamental force in our search for balance, one that begins
in our need to be connected to a larger community, extending our to
encompass the entire human family, and ultimately to all nature."
where we fit into the larger web of life, gives us a sense of context,
that brings both balance and peace, in the eyes of the Leveys.
To read the complete article....
|The Gift of Home Hospice Care For A Pet|
a few weeks ago, I lost one of my beloved feline companions, a Russian
blue colored kitty named Toss. My now 18 year old son and I got Toss
from Buddy Dog as a feral rescue kitten when my son was just 4 years
old. My son named him Toss after a similar gray kitty who was in a
video called "Paws, Claws, Feathers and Fins," given to me and my son by
a friend who worked as an animal control officer. In the video, a four
year old girl goes to a shelter, adopts a gray kitten and names him
Toss. My son followed suit and did just the same!
formed a very physical and visceral bond with Toss from the very start.
When we first took him home, he was scared and shaking. I held him in
my arms for 8 hours straight, helping him feel safe, until eventually
he purred. Toss became known for purring as soon as I touched him.
in June when I took him to the vet after watching him start to become
frail and lose a lot of weight, I learned that he had either spleen or
liver cancer, that in the eyes of the vet was untreatable. Many people I
know, coming from a place of good intention, then told me to euthanize
him so he "wouldn't suffer."
Community As Healer
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.
about 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 psychotherapist, coach and mediator who has worked with
individuals, couples, families and groups for 29 years in Newton, MA.
Helping people connect, feel heard and understood so they have
healthier, happier relationships is at the heart of her work.
Special workshops for musicians and artists are being organized. Contact Linda if you would like to participate.
|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.