March 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|
Community As Healer
Sunday, March 1
11 am - 2 pm
BACA Performer Showcase
featuring Linda Marks
Reschedule date TBA
Amazing Things Arts Center
Spring Into Song
Fundraiser for the City of Newton
May 3, 2015
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
with Bonnie MacLeod on piano and potluck dinner
An evening of music with
Jack and Jesse Gauthier
and visual art
by Rowan Wielblad
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,
Nature and as many of my friends are calling it, "snowmaggedon" had a
huge impact on all of our lives during January and February. Music gigs
were snowed out. So, were music salon events, workshops and regular
work. The passage of two cars down a street in opposite directions
became a question, not a given!
vocabulary grew to include words like "ice dams," "roof raking" and
"snow farms." And Noah, my corgi, felt like I was training him for the
the March and being closer to spring! Hopefully, temperatures will warm
so the snow can melt (and not flood). And we can get out and about
more easily to fully engage in all parts of our lives!
We are looking
for a new date to reschedule the February 15 concert at Amazing Things
Arts Center, since Mother Nature snowed us out. I will announce details
as soon as I know them.
One small piece of fun: On February 26, I went to see the
Persuasions, a wonderful and historical a cappella group, sing at
Scullers. Little did I know that I would be called upon to be their
lead singer for their closing song, "In the Still of the Night." Thanks
to Carole Bundy for the photo!
|Singing lead with the Persuasions at Scullers|
Upcoming Music Salon events, include an open mic with pianomastress Bonnie MacLeod on March 8.
Whether you are a singer who wants to sing or an audience member who
wants to have a fun evening, come one and come all! We will have a
potluck dinner too! The event begins at 5 pm at 11 Walton St, Waltham.
A $10 donation is requested to help give our pianist an honorarium for
her talents. Bring charts or sheet music for your favorite tunes.
Our Music Salon house concert with delightful father-son duo Jack and Jesse Gauthier has been moved to Sunday, April 19, thanks to snow. Work by visual artist Rowan Wielblad will be on display.
|Jesse and Jack Gauthier|
Sunday, March 1, is a Community As Healer workshop from 11 am - 2 pm in Newton. We are planning to run these workshops regularly.
This month featured articles are: Vision: The Fuel for Motivation, 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!
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
does not come from the brain. The brain is an organ of consciousness.
It focuses consciousness and pulls it in and directs it through a time
and space field. But the antecedent of that is the universal
consciousness of which we are all just a part."
|Vision: The Fuel For Motivation|
the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the
experience out before her and enters into her own image."
people are feeling lost, aimless or unmotivated, it is often because
they lack a vision of what they want, where they want to be or what
activities or work will bring them meaning and purpose. Vision can be
like a flame of desire: once our passion catches on fire, there is lots
of light and fuel for making it real.
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. We are now working on
orchestration of the last bunch of songs. So, I look forward being able
to announce the completion of the CD and a date for the CD release
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 March 11 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, March 25 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
Open mic with pianist Bonnie MacLeod
Singers and listeners are both welcome
5 pm - 8 pm
An evening of music with Jack and Jesse Gauthier
Visual art by Rowan Wielblad
5 pm - 8 pm
|Wild Horses by Rowan Wielblad|
|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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