February 1, 2015
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|
An evening talk
at the home of
Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus
February 6, 2015
Community As Healer
Sunday, March 1
11 am - 2 pm
BACA Performer Showcase
featuring Linda Marks
Sunday, February 15
Amazing Things Arts Center
Spring Into Song
Fundraiser for the City of Newton
May 3, 2015
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
Optimally Enhancing Your Vocal Performance
with Sandi Hammond
An evening of music with
Jack and Jesse Gauthier
and visual art
by Rowan Wielblad
Open mic for singers
with Bonnie MacLeod
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,
I am delighted to be singing as one the the five featured acts at the February 15 Boston Association for Cabaret Artists Performer Showcase.
Joining me for two of my original songs are saxophonist Geoff
Wadsworth and drummer Miki Matsuki. Pianist Tom LaMark will be our
accompanist, and singers Sandi Hammond and Claudia Carman will add a
touch of harmony! The show is at 6 pm at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham and we are first on the stage. Having you there makes it all the more special!
|Miki Matsuki, Linda Marks, Geoff Wadsworth (photo by Ron Vaughan)|
Upcoming Music Salon events, include an evening of music with delightful father-son duo Jack and Jesse Gauthier on February 22. Work by visual artist Rowan Wielblad will be on display at the February 22 event.
|Jesse and Jack Gauthier|
On March 8, piano masters and delightful entertainer Bonnie MacLeod
will massage the keys of the Chickering as we have an open mic for
singers. Bring lead sheets or sheet music of your favorite songs in the
keys you sing them in.
On February 7 delightful singer and vocal coach Sandi Hammond will be doing a special workshop for singers "Optimally Enhancing Your Vocal Performance" from 2 - 5:30 pm at the Music Salon.
Sunday, March 1, I am leading a Community As Healer workshop from 11 am - 2 pm in Newton.
This month featured articles are: Apologizing With Grace, and summarized by my colleague Brock Davis, and a piece on Emotional Healing and Love by Jeff Brown.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
not always a lesson related to who we chose. Sometimes we chose for all
the right reasons, and still get fooled. Sometimes the lesson comes
later, when we have to decide whether to close our hearts or give love
another try. If we can learn how to re-open our hearts despite our
disappointments, then we have learnt well. There is no better way to
assert our value than refusing to give up on our right to love and be
ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the
self nor of the other; the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege
of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted
the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to
have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for
however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone."
|Apologizing With Grace|
all make mistakes, say things the wrong way, speak too quickly or
inadvertently hurt someone we care about. To err is human. However, to
make amends when we have erred is important to heal and sustain healthy
relationships. To be able to put one's ego or shame aside and truly be
accountable for our mistakes is a valuable practice.
Huffington Post writer Jonathan Alpert, suggested 8 ways to apologize and do it well:
1. Own it:
Tell your friend, colleague or loved one what you did wrong. Do it
face to face. By speaking and owning your error you take responsibility
and demonstrate accountability.
2. Don't make excuses:
Alpert coaches to "be direct and say what happened." Explaining away
your action takes away the opportunity to make something right.
3. Keep it simple:
If we say too much or rant, we may be trying to rationalize our errant
behavior. Healing requires ownership, whatever the reason for our
hurtful words or actions.
|Emotional Healing and Love|
Brown is a wonderful writer who posts many of his reflective pieces on
his Facebook page. I thought this piece on Emotional Healing and Love
was very well said.
thing that is clear to me is the value of emotional healing work both
in our efforts to prepare for love and in our efforts to sustain it.
This is not to say that love cannot enter our lives when we are
emotionally unhealthy, but it is helpful if we can do some work to clear
our debris in advance."
"When we don't do it, it becomes difficult to recognize love, to attune to love, to hold love safe."
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 February 11 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, February 25 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
Vocal coaching workshop with Sandi Hammond
2 - 5:30 pm with potluck dinner at 5:30 pm
An evening of music with Jack and Jesse Gauthier
Visual art by Rowan Wielblad
5 pm - 8 pm
|Wild Horses by Rowan Wielblad|
Open mic with pianomastress Bonnie MacLeod
|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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