July 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
at Healing Hands
Sunday, July 4
Community As Healer
Sunday, July 26
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St Louis Cabaret Conference
St Louis, MO
Heart to Heart
CD Release Concert
Scullers Jazz Club
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
and Dale LePage
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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 very excited to have my new Heart to Heart CD in hand and the September 16 CD Release Concert at Scullers Jazz Club just around the corner!
Tickets are available on the Scullers website.
copies are available. If you would like one, please send a check for
$20 ($15 for CD plus $5 for shipping/handling) payable to Linda Marks,
11 Walton St, Waltham, MA 02451.
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! Having you there makes all the difference!
is my VERY favorite venue for live music. 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).
|CD Release Concert will be at Scullers Jazz Club on 9/16|
This past month I had the opportunity to sing at two wonderful London Cabaret venues: Champagne Charlie's and Crazy Coqs.
|Singing at Champagne Charlie's|
|With Champagne Charlie|
|Singing at Crazy Coqs with Michael Roulston on piano|
Sunday, July 26, the Community As Healer group meets from 2:30 - 5:30 pm in Newton. We are now running this group monthly.
I am also delighted to return to this year's Healing Hands Conference July 4 at the Armory in Somerville to lead a Community As Healer workshop.
Next Music Salon Event:
In November we are delighted to feature charming singer Dale LePage and pianomastress Bonnie MacLeod.
This month featured article is: The Gift of Glen Campbell's Public Alzheimer's Journey.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
is a place we all must find. It's not just a place where we eat or
sleep. Home is knowing. Knowing your Mind, knowing your Heart, knowing
If we knew ourselves , we are always home anywhere."
--Glinda, the Wizard of Oz
"Love does not consist in gazing at each other
but in looking outward together
in the same direction."
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
|The Gift of Glen Campbell's Public Alzheimer's Journey|
a loved one fade away through Alzheimer's is mind-blowing and heart
breaking. Sometimes the progression is slower. Sometimes it is faster.
But over time, the very fabric that made your loved one who they were
is gradually stolen by the disease. Yet, as I learned through my own
mother's Alzheimer's journey, the qualities most deeply imbedded in the character of your loved one are the last to go.
Campbell, a singer whose songs touched me as a young girl, and still
touch me to this very day, and his family, have courageously allowed his
sad Alzheimer's journey to be a public one. And in doing so, they have
given a gift to all who have lived with Alzheimer's and perhaps an even
greater gift to those who have not. By allowing a window into the
journey and the uneven way Alzheimer's robs a loved one and their family
of core qualities, Glen and his family have put a very human face on
this far too prevalent condition.
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
Many BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) singers perform in a monthly open mic. This month, it is July 8 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, July 22 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)
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 and Pianist Tom LaMark, June BACA Performance Showcase\|
|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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