October 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
UU Church, Watertown
featuring Dale LePage
and the Manhattans
I will be singing a duet with Dale
Sunday October 19
Amazing Things Arts Center
Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod
will be performing
Sunday, October 5
at Amazing Things Arts in Framingham, MA
"Heart to Heart"
The Power of Voice Mini Workshop
Before the BACA Open Mic
Sunday, October 19
Watertown UU Church
The Power of Voice
The Natural Living Expo
Saturday, November 15
The Power of Voice
at the home of
Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus
Friday, December 5
Dinner at 7 pm
Workshop at 8:30 pm
Community As Healer Workshops
Artists, musicians and creative folks are especially welcome.
If you would like to organize a workshop, just let me know.
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,
Music is a universal language that builds bridges between people, whatever they background, language or context
Please don't miss what promises to be an amazing and inspiring experience!
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: "Embodying Compassion" and
"Force of Nature"
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
A show you will not want to miss!
"A thin line stands between dream and reality...and only the heart knows the characteristics that correspond to either side.
-- LSM Age 16
"A universe without and a Universe within. Our consciousness bridges the inner and outer worlds."
--Rabbi Theodore Falcon
"The more you listen, the more you will hear.
The more you hear, the more and more deeply
You will understand."
--Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
keeps us separate from self and others? What leads us to put up
shields or walls to defend ourselves from the deeper experiences of
life, including not only pain but also joy? Yes, we have lost, we have
suffered, we have been betrayed, we have been abandoned....but is not
the price we pay for closing our hearts even greater than the other pain
and loss we feel when our hearts are open to both our own struggles and
the struggles of others in this world?
compassion means finding the internal strength and courage to hold
ourselves and others with love and sacred respect, and to create the
safety within and without to take down our masks. When we take down our
masks we can see heart to heart, soul to soul. When we take down our
masks we can both see others and be seen for who we truly are.
To read the complete article....
|Force of Nature|
"She breezes in, emotional genie.
You can't keep her in a bottle.
She'll touch your soul, even when you're sleeping.
And when you're awake, just let her in.
She's a force of nature.
She's a keeper of the heart.
She's a lighthouse for the weary.
But this world is tearing her apart."
--From "Force of Nature" by Linda Marks
know I have a lot of energy,whether you call it passion or joie
d'vivre. And I am grateful I have ways to direct it positively to make a
difference in the world--be it working with individuals, couples or
groups as a mind-body psychotherapist, or as a singer or leader or
organizer or human being walking the face of the planet. When I was a
kid, people often told me I was "intense." I couldn't tell if that was
an insult or a compliment.
the speaker seemed scared or intimidated by me, then I felt it was more
of a distancing comment or way to "other" me, separating me from other
people. And that never felt very good. In my adult years, the word
"intense" has been replaced by another term, "force of nature." Once
again, it has been a mixed term, maybe an insult from some and a
compliment from others.
Music 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.
"Heart-to-Heart,"the show Bonnie MacLeod and I have been working on, is just around the corner! We will be performing at Amazing Things Arts in Framingham on Sunday, October 5 at 3 pm. Get your tickets on the Amazing Things website.
is my accompanist and collaborator on this show. Lisa Wexler will join
me for one of the songs we co-wrote many years ago when we were both
twenty somethings. Miki Matsuki will join us on percussion. Matt
BenDaniel will join us on guitar. And Geoff Wadsworth will join us on
ask where they can see me sing. Some of the places I sing regularly
are listed below. I guarantee you will have a fun time at all of them!
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)
TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick) Open Mics in Natick (next one is Tuesday, October 28 at 7 pm)
Sunday Jazz Brunch with Bo and Bill Winiker at Skipjack's in
Boston. Bo and Bill, who are two of Boston's finest musicians, are
kind enough to welcome singers to sit in on a song during their
wonderful jazz brunch. They play the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month
from 11 am - 2 pm.
I am also singing at the BACA Fundraiser at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Sunday, October 19 at 5 pm.
The fabulous Dale Lepage and the Manhattans are our featured
entertainers, and I will be doing a duet with Dale during the show.
I devote more time to music, it is fitting that I am now in the process
of building a website devoted to my musical activities, and projects.
|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."
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