November 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
The Power of Voice
Friday, January 23
BACA Performance Showcase
Sunday, April 10
Amazing Things Arts Center
Boston Public Library
Thursday, April 14
Carole King and Burt Bacharach
with Kaoruko Pilkington
First Monday at
7 pm dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm show
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,
singer Dale LePage has a wonderful tv show, This is the Nightlife, and I
am delighted that I had the opportunity to sing "I Say A Little Prayer"
on his show. Here is the video clip.
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.
I am back in the studio working with Doug Hammer on another CD, Coming Full Circle.
We did our first recording session with Junko Fujiwara on cello and
Miki Matsuki on drums. Looking forward to this creative journey!
You can order a copy of Heart to Heart
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!
"The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present,
and when you're worrying about whether you're hopeful or hopeless or pessimistic or optimistic, who cares?
The main thing is that you're showing up, that you're here and that you're finding ever more capacity to love this world because it will not be healed without that.
That's what is going to unleash our intelligence and our ingenuity and our solidarity for the healing of our world."
"In human relationships, as mutual love deepens,
there comes a time when the two friends convey their
exchanges without words. They can sit in silence
sharing an experience of simply enjoying each other's
presence without saying anything. Holding hands or a
single word from time to time can develop this
communication. This kind of relationship points to the level of interior silence."
-- Thomas Keating
|Bridging the Gap Within: A Key to Connection|
"I love you just the way you are, there's nothing you need to do.
When I feel the love inside myself, it's easy to love you."
--From "I Love Myself the Way I Am"
by Jai Josefs
client of mine recently shared with me a reading from a book that
pointed out that the greatest cause of pain in relationship is
disconnection. When we open our hearts to intimacy, we seek to stand in
a space of connection. What we often don't realize, however, is that
in order to stand in a space of connection with another person, we need
to first stand in a space of connection with self.
we look inside and find a disconnect in our relationship with self, we
may unearth the root of an experience of disconnection with a loved one.
Bridging the gap within through exploring what prevents us from being
fully connected to self is the foundation for creating space for
sustained connection with another person.
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 November 11 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, November 18 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.
|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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