November 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
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
The Power of Voice
The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA
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 October 5 "Heart to Heart" show was a joyful experience! Thanks to everyone who came out to share the music!
Thanks to Ron Vaughan for his fabulous show photos!
This month's articles are: Gridlock, Complexity and Overwhelm, and Loneliness and Your Health.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"We inhabit a meaningful world because we bring forth or enact
meaning. We call this view 'enaction.' When we enact, being human is a
matter of inhabiting the human world of culture and shared bodily
practices...What is important is not just what is inside the brain, but
what the brain is inside-of-the-larger space of the body and culture."
-- Evan Thompson
The Embodied Mind
if you feel well-loved, the more love you can give to those around you,
the more comes back to you. The catch is, you have to go first."
|Gridlock, Complexity and Overwhelm|
it seem that gridlock on the highways is getting worse? Rush hour
seems to have bled into most any hour of the day. And whether it is
road construction causing slow downs or seemingly more cars of the road,
gridlock seems to extend to more places as well as more times of the
more "gridlock" experiences seem to be popping up in more parts of
life: trying to call an automated phone number for a business
transaction, waiting in a longer phone queue with a credit card company,
bank or utility, trying to navigate the claims department of an
insurance company....Add in climate change, ISIS and constant news
reports of the Ebola virus and our fear of it taking over New York City
or Boston or most anywhere leading to a catastrophic situation for all,
and it seems like the world is rapidly spirally downward. Feeling
overwhelmed and stuck in something beyond our control is happening more
often to more people every day.
sociobiologist Rebecca Costa studied civilizations that collapsed (
including Mayans Khmer, Romans, Ming and Byzantine societies), she
noticed, as my colleague Jed Diamond summarizes in his ManAlive
newsletter, "the first symptom of impending collapse was that they all
experienced gridlock when the magnitude of the problems they needed to
solve exceeded their abilities. In other words, they hit some cognitive
threshold where they could no longer understand or manage their
biggest, most dangerous problems."
Grant me the will to want to forgive...
Can I even form the words
Did I even look?
Do I dare to see the hurt I have caused?
I can glimpse all the shattered pieces of that fragile thing
That soul trying to rise on the broken wing of hope
But only out of the corner of my eye
I am afraid of it
And if I am afraid to see
How can I not be afraid to say
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.
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!
Amazing Things Arts Center organized by Leslie Holmes
BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) singers perform in a
monthly open mic. This month, it is November 12 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, November 19 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)
TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick) Open Mics in Natick
my Chickering quarter grand piano returns from the shop (it is being
rebuilt) in mid-November, I will schedule the first Music Salon event at
my new home in Waltham.
|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."
|I welcome dialogue and comments on my articles through my blog: HealingHeartPower.blogspot.com It is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.