September 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, September 27
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Heart to Heart
CD Release Concert
Scullers Jazz Club
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
BACA Holiday Party
5 - 10 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,
those of you who have been following my heart-centered body
psychotherapy work for many years, my embrace of music is not a
deviation from that path, but actually a deepening. This month's
featured article is Music As A Personal Growth Pathway.
people find their voice and the power of voice is a wholistic mind,
body, spirit, heart and soul process! And being a singer/performer
myself requires that I dig more deeply into my own heart and soul,
growing through blocks or obstacles and into possibility.
Putting together the Heart to Heart CD Release Concert
at Scullers has been and remains a path of growth, both personally and
musically! Working with a six piece band and two guest vocalists is a
true privilege! And all the musical coaching, rearranging of music
charts and technical details of preparing a show for a major venue like
Scullers in a huge journey!
our September 16 show show just two weeks away, the excitement is
building! I really hope you can join me and Bonnie MacLeod (piano),
Miki Matsuki (drums), Geoff Wadsworth (tenor sax), Dave Birkin (flute,
tenor sax, guitar and clarinet), Greg Holt (bass) and Junko Fujiwara
(cello) at Scullers for the Heart to Heart CD Release Concert.
If you want to get a copy of Heart to Heart before the Scullers concert, you can do so:
on Amazon and on CD Baby.
Please join us for the Heart to Heart CD release concert at Scullers Jazz Club at 8 pm on Wednesday, September 16!
Tickets are available on the Scullers website.
Sunday, September 27, the Community As Healer group meets from 10 am - 1 pm in Newton. The group meets monthly.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
|Music As A Personal Growth Pathway|
was very sad to learn of the recent passing of personal growth leader
and inspirational writer and speaker Wayne Dyer. His work touched and
impacted the lives of so many people. Tonight on Facebook I noticed a
posting about a video featuring his daughter Selena, focusing on one of Wayne's 10 principles to live by: "don't die with the music still in you."
Wayne used this language as a metaphor, there is a lot of literal
meaning in the principle as well as symbolic meaning. The music
that lives inside of us is a metaphor for our personal gift to give to
the world, reflecting a sense of personal purpose. It can take many
forms. But what matters is that we each find a pathway to full
self-expression, which leads to a full contribution to the larger world.
someone who is a musician, the full self-expression literally IS the
music that is inside of them. And finding one's voice literally or
finding one's unique notes is the path of full self-expression and
contribution to enrich the lives of others. Music is itself a powerful
language, a heartfelt gift to give and receive, and a pathway from soul
to soul that runs deeper than words.
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 September 9 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, September 23 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.
|Bonnie MacLeod and Junko Fujiwara|
|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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