October 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.
|With Dave Birkin and Junko Fujiwara|
Community As Healer
Sunday, November 1
1 - 4 pm
The Power of Voice
Saturday, November 14
Natural Living Expo
Ryles Jazz Club
Boston Public Library
Thursday, April 14
Carole and Carly
with Sheryl Altman
First Monday at
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,
able to follow two meaningful paths, both heart-centered: body
psychotherapy and music, is a source of great joy. Each path has its
own treasures, but when the two can be integrated, it is a special
On Saturday, November 14, I will be offering a workshop on the Power of Voice at the Natural Living Expo in Marlboro, MA.
This workshop integrates body psychotherapy and music, since "voice"
is a journey of finding and expressing who we really are from the soul
level up. This issue includes an article on Finding Our True Voice.
Heart to Heart CD Release Concert at Scullers Jazz Club was a true joy!
People from lots of different communities gathered for an evening of
music from the heart. Huge thanks to my fabulous band: 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), and guest vocalists Claire McFarland and Sheryl
Altman!!! Thanks to Bob Bond for some really great photos of the show!
A fun new musical project is a Carole and Carly show,
collaborating with my sister in song, Sheryl Altman. We were both
gifted with hair that looks like one of the two singers, so why not
embrace it and turn it into a musical show! We will be performing at
the First Monday event at Club Cafe in Boston on May 1.
You can order a copy of Heart to Heart
on Amazon and on CD Baby. It is also on iTunes.
Sunday, November 1, the Community As Healer group meets from 1 pm - 4 pm in Newton. The group meets monthly. New members are welcome.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
There is almost a sensual longing for communion
with others who have a large vision.
The immense fulfillment of the friendship
between those engaged
in furthering the evolution of consciousness
has a quality impossible to describe.
--Teilhard de Chardin
MacLeod and I had the privilege of performing a song on Dale LePage's
wonderful tv show, This is the Nightlife. Dale's mom (the lady in red)
is one of the highlights of this truly delightful show! Thanks Dale for
bringing together great people and great music!
|This is the Nightlife with Dale LePage|
As mindfulness deepens
as gratitude, kindness and compassion
--Joel and Michelle Levey
|Finding Our True Voice|
live in a culture that teaches us to be quiet and not speak up from an
early age. Children are taught to "be seen but not heard." When a
parent or teacher feels a child is taking up too much space, they are
often told to be quiet or more crudely, to "shut up." These kinds of
messages stifle our hearts and souls and keep us from growing and
evolving into a true, purposeful and happy self.
reality, not only do we need to find our voice to fully express and
connect with self and others, but also others need to hear what we have
to say to connect with self and others as well.
Here are 8 things we need to find our true voice:
1. Emotional safety:
When emotional safety is present, we can feel and access our deeper
sensations, emotions and thoughts. Emotional safety allows us to drop
our defenses and dig deep into the root of who we are. When we are in
touch with that deeper sense somatically and emotionally, voice,
including words, follow.
Music is such a
source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect people
heart-to-heart. In addition to my own musical gigs, I also participate in many of the wonderful open mics and other musical events 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 October 14 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, October 28 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 Band brings their unique joyous musical flavor to Brothers Restaurant in Brookline, MA on Saturday nights. Singers are welcome.
|Sheryl Altman and Claire McFarland at Scullers|
|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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