April 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 30 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 19-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, April 26
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Spring Into Song
Fundraiser for the City of Newton
May 3, 2015
An Evening of Cabaret
featuring Linda Marks, Bob DiCicco and Tracey O'Farrell
featuring Linda Marks
Heart to Heart
CD Release Concert
Scullers Jazz Club
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
An evening of music with
Jack and Jesse Gauthier
and visual art
by Rowan Wielblad
Open mic with
Barbra Dale Solomon
at the Chickering
11 am - 2 pm
Dale LePage and
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,
As the snow has been melting, a lot has been unfolding musically! The biggest news is that my new CD, Heart to Heart, will be released at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm!
Scullers is my
VERY favorite venue for live music, so it is a true delight to be
playing there with Bonnie MacLeod (piano), Miki Matsuki (drums), Geoff
Wadsworth (saxophone), Dave Birkin (clarinet and more), and Greg Holt
Tickets will be available through the Scullers website in early June.
This May, I have quite a few musical events on the calendar:
Sunday, May 3 is the "Spring into Song" Cabaret Fundraiser for the Newton Festival of the Arts at 4 pm at Newton City Hall. Tickets are $20
Wednesday, May 13 is an Evening of Cabaret
(with Bob DiCicco and Tracey O'Farrell joining me along with cabaret
singers from Newton North and South High Schools at 7 pm at the Newton
And at long last, the February 15 concert at Amazing Things Arts Center, has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 31 at 6 pm.
|CD Release Concert will be at Scullers Jazz Club on 9/16|
Upcoming Music Salon events:
Our Music Salon house concert with delightful father-son duo Jack and Jesse Gauthier is Sunday, April 19 at 5 pm. Work by visual artist Rowan Wielblad will be on display.
|Jesse and Jack Gauthier|
And Saturday, May 2 from 11 am - 2 pm, join us for a potluck brunch and open mic for singers with Barbra Dale Solomon at the piano!
Community As Healer:
Sunday, April 26, the Community As Healer group meets from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm in Newton. We are planning to run this group monthly.
This month featured articles are: Being Gentle With Anger, drawing on the thoughts of Jeff Foster.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings awaken to the light of
their true nature.
May all beings be free."
"Attention is the quality of mindful presence: Wake up and be here now!
the quality of mind necessary to sustain the focus of attention:
Intention allows you to live and meditate "on purpose."
Attitude allows your practice of
mindfulness and meditation to flourish, flow with ease and depth, and be
truly sustainable: Experiment with bringing a deeper sense of
curiosity, compassion, patience, equanimity, and openness to your
Joel and Michelle Levey
|Being Gentle With Anger|
is the roar of a lion, the cry of a universe longing to be born. It
reminds you, when you have forgotten, that the power of life moves
through you. That you have a voice."
often gets a bad rap. Sure, when a person acts out thoughtlessly from
anger or impulsively without considering the impact of his/her actions
on self or other, anger can be harmful personally and relationally.
However, we often fail to make distinction between healthy, life
promoting feelings and experiences of anger and destructive expressions
that may obscure deeper feelings and experiences underneath the anger.
Music is such a
source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect people
heart-to-heart. I look forward to sharing my new Heart to Heart CD with
you at our release concert, Wednesday, September 16 at Scullers Jazz
Club in Boston!
May gigs are listed in the introductory notes of this newsletter. I
also participate in many of the wonderful open mics available to local
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 April 8 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, April 22 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)
Arts at the Armory
Open mics are organized by Celia Slattery and take place the first
Thursday of the month in Somerville. This month: Thursday, April 2.
Club Café in Boston has many open mics hosted by a wonderful variety of singers and pianists in its Napoleon Room.
The Winiker Trio
plays from 6 - 8 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and from 10 am - 1
pm on Sundays at the Waltham Westin. Singers can most often sit in.
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
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 for singers (and lovers of music)
with Barbra Dale Solomon at the piano
11 am - 2 pm
|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.