May 31, 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, June 28
10 am - 1 pm
featuring Linda Marks
St Louis Cabaret Conference
St Louis, MO
Heart to Heart
CD Release Concert
Scullers Jazz Club
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
Songwriter Mary Crowe and an open mic with Bonnie MacLeod
11:30 am - 2:30 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,
May has been a
music-rich month for me. I write this newsletter right before my
performance at 6 pm today at Amazing Things Arts Center with Greg Holt
on bass, Dave Birkin on sax, flute, clarinet and guitar and Tom LaMark
on piano--part of the Boston Association for Cabaret Artists Performance
Showcase. I am very excited to be including 12 year old Claire
McFarland in a duet on one of my original songs. Claire has musicality
and presence beyond her years!!!
Tickets are available through Amazing Things.
My new Heart to Heart CD
is in production, and if you would like a pre-release copy, I should
have them back by the end of June! You can also get tunes through CD
Baby, and iTunes.
Pop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a pre-release copy of the CD!
And please mark your calendar for the release concert of Heart to Heart, at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm!
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), Junko
Fujiwara (cello) and Greg Holt (bass).
Tickets will be available through the Scullers website in early June.
|CD Release Concert will be at Scullers Jazz Club on 9/16|
Festival of the Arts was an amazing production offering 55 events of all
genres. It was a pleasure to produce and sing in Spring into Song with
colleagues from the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists and to sing
in the Singer Showcase produced by Kevin O'Connell of the Y.
|Me and Bonnie MacLeod|
Sunday, June 28, the Community As Healer group meets from 10 am - 1 pm in Newton. We are now running this group monthly.
Next Music Salon Event:
Sunday, June 14 Potluck Brunch from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm with singer/songwriter Mary Crowe and open mic with pianomastress Bonnie MacLeod at the Chickering.
This month featured article is: Reflections of a Passionate Introvert: Why Mission Matters.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
Music, which is an extension of our emotions,
It is the vested interest of the heart,
a very ancient organ.
The magic in song happens only when
the words give destination and meaning
to the music and the music gives wings to the words.
Together they go to places you've never been before."
"This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond."
|Reflections of a Passionate Introvert: Why Mission Matters|
I always resonated with Garrison Keillor's line about powder
milk biscuits giving the shy person the courage to go out and do what
needs to be done. Though many who encounter me as I engage in my life
passions find it hard to imagine that I am a shy person and an
introvert, both have been true since I was quite young. The thought of
taking up space on a stage or moving beyond overwhelm at a cocktail
party to make connections would send me under the covers or into my
has taken me a lifetime to find the internal motor, my own formula
for power milk biscuits, to allow me to step onto the public stage and
do what needs to be done. And the internal motor is fueled by my sense
of mission, which is sourced from my heart. Courage has never been
lacking in my character. But taking up space and "commanding" attention
do not come naturally!!!
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!
I also participate in many of the wonderful open mics available to local singers:
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 June 10 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, June 24 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, June 4.
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.
|With three amazing pianists: Jamie, Dan and Bonnie, thanks to the Winikers!|
Upcoming At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
Songwriter Mary Crowe and open mic with Bonnie MacLeod
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Requested donation $10 - 15
|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.