March 1, 2016
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 20-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 host a workshop.
Community As Healer
Sunday, March 13
2 - 5 pm
Community As Healer
Tuesday, March 1
7 - 9:30 pm
The Heart of Integrating
Sexuality and Spirituality
United States Association of Body Psychotherapy
(I will be teaching on Thursday 7/21 and Friday 7/22)
Frank Walsh host
with Claire McFarland
and Dave Birkin
Interview and 3 original songs
Friday, March 25
Boston Public Library
with Tom LaMark and Dave Birkin
Thursday, April 14
of the Arts
War Memorial Auditorium
Friday, April 29
Carole King and Burt Bacharach
with Kaoruko Pilkington
First Monday at
7 pm dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm show
SingOut for Cancer:
Music As Medicine
Benefit Concert for
UpStage Lung Cancer
Dana Farber Red Sox Auditorium
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
Lori Diamond and
Saturday, May 14
Potluck 6 pm
Concert 7 pm
Lori Diamond 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,
write this newsletter right before I fly out to Albuquerque to spend
special time with my college friend Art Olivas along with his partner
Chris, and four of my college classmates. Art has lived for 4 years and
5 months with stage 4 lung cancer. His extraordinary spirit and
journey have raised my consciousness about the non-smoker lung cancer
epidemic, which is the subject of my article this month.
really love being part of BACA, the Boston Association of Cabaret
Artists. BACA is a wonderful community of singers and musicians, and
whether we put on outreach concerts (as we did on Valentine's Day) or
performance showcases (I was delighted to be part of one on 2/21), the
spirit of community nourishes all--singer, audience and band member,
runs an open mic the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at First
Parish Church, Watertown. Whether you'd enjoy singing with a top Boston
pianist or taking in the music as part of the audience, all are
|Valentines Day |
BACA Outreach Concert
|Singing original songs at the 2/21 BACA Performance ShowcaseDave Landoni on bass, Dave Birkin on sax and flute|
|Singing at the BACA Showcase|
|BACA Showcase Ensemble|
One of the most fun shows coming up is "Linda Marks and Kaoruko Pilkington Sing the Music of Carole King and Burt Bacharach" on Monday, May 2 at the First Monday series at Club Cafe
in Boston. If you have not been to Club Cafe, it is a warm, intimate
and delightful venue. It is really a center of the Boston Cabaret music
scene. Kaoruko is a wonderful singer who teaches at Berklee. Tom
LaMark will join us on piano and Dave Birkin will join us on sax and
This show is done in a supper club style, so make a dinner reservation for 6:45 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Please DO make your reservations ASAP, because these shows sell out!
Call Club Cafe
Lisa and I have recorded "Everybody's Got A Song to Sing" for my new "Coming Full Circle" album that will be released in 2016. (By clicking on the link here, you can hear the song as sung by Lisa and me in the early 1980's when we wrote it!)
You can order a copy of Heart to Heart
If you would like to
experience the heart-centered body psychotherapy work I do, and be part
of a community of literal "helping hands," Sunday, March 13 from 2 - 5 pm will be a special Community As Healer Workshop in Newton.
My article this month, "Non-Smoker Lung Cancer: A Growing Epidemic."
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of
letting go and holding on."
"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen
awareness of the interdependence of all
living beings, which are all part of one another
and all involved in one another."
"Music washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life."
|Non-Smoker Lung Cancer: A Growing Epidemic|
I was a kid, I was well aware of the dangers of cigarette smoking, and
the relationship between smoking and lung cancer. However, when Dana
Reeve was diagnosed and then died from lung cancer in 2006 at just 44
years of age, I became aware that non-smoker lung cancer also cast a
dark shadow, that over the past decade has only grown larger.
2 1/2 minutes someone is getting diagnosed with lung cancer. And
people are getting lung cancer diagnoses at increasingly younger ages.
People who are under 45 or 50 are more commonly diagnosed than in the
past, and younger people tend to have more advanced lung cancer at the
time of diagnosis than older patients. A great number of younger
patients, like my dear college friend Art, are diagnosed with stage 4
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 March 9 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, March 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 Band brings
their unique joyous musical flavor to Brothers Restaurant in Brookline,
MA on Saturday and Sunday nights. Singers are welcome.
The Boston Minstrels
is a fabulous organization founded by Tim and Jane McHale which brings
music into prisons, homeless shelters, VA hospitals and places music
rarely travels to, making music with heart. April 23 will be the 25th anniversary gala for the Boston Minstrels! Mark your calendar and support this important work!
And here in Waltham at my home, I host special house concerts through the Music Salon. Mark your calendars for May 14, when the incredible talented and poignant duo of Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli give a wonderful house concert.
|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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