May 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.
|Rehearsing for Carole King/Burt Bacharach Show|
The Power of Voice
Saturday, May 14
Power Up Your Life Expo
Community As Healer
Sunday, May 15
1 - 4 pm
The Inner Board of Directors
at Margaret Arndt's and David Sneickus' home
Friday, June 11
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)
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
Chuck Vermette and
Saturday, June 11
Potlcuk 6 pm
Concert 7 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,
Dear Dan ,
Tomorrow night, May 2 is going to be a fun and exciting show at Club Cafe in Boston as my duet partner Kaoruko Pilkington and I bring you our Carole King/Burt Bacharach show. We are fortunate to have Mark Shilansky on piano and Dave Birkin on sax and flute to add great energy and riffs to our tunes!
This is a NOT TO MISS show. Get your reservations now at (617)536-0966.
you have not yet been to Club Cafe, it is Boston's premiere Cabaret
venue, offering a warm, intimate listening room and great food! And
don't worry about parking! The Clarendon Street garage is only $10 and
you can often find street parking too!
On Saturday, May 14, I am delighted to welcome delightful singer/songwriters Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli for a house concert, here in Waltham at the Music Salon!
their heartful and soulful music in an intimate setting is a very
special treat! We are having a potluck dinner at 6 pm and the music
starts at 7 pm. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation!
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," you can attend the monthly Community As Healer Group in Newton on Sunday, May 15 from 1 - 4 pm.
I will also be doing a workshop on The Power of Voice on Saturday, May 14 at 1 pm at the Power Up Your Life Expo that Chew-Hoong is producing in Lexington!
My article this month, "How Art Informs Life and Life Informs Art."
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"There's a fine fine line between a lover and a friend. And there's
a fine fine line between reality and pretend. And you never know til
you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb. There's a fine fine
line between love and a waste of time."
--From "There's A Fine Fine Line"
from Avenue Q
"The greatest gift a parent can give a child, is the ability to
become independently happy. And the greatest gift a child can give a
parent is exercising that ability."
|How Art Informs Life and Life Informs Art|
a singer/songwriter, I spend plenty of time agonizing on how my songs
are going to fit into the world's genre boxes (they really don't), and
how I am going to get the songs out to reach the people who might wish
to hear them.
"The Boy From Oz," the Broadway musical about the life of
singer-songwriter-dancer-Cabaret performer Peter Allen was really eye
opening. I went into the show knowing many of his songs, including
"Best Thing You Can" (the theme from Arthur, which won an Oscar), "Don't
Cry Out Loud" (which I sing and will be on my upcoming "Coming Full
Circle" album), and "You and Me" (sung by Frank Sinatra), but was truly
moved and blown away when I learned the context of these songs in his
|Boston Association of Cabaret Artists singers presented |
a Cabaret Evening Fundraiser
for the Newton Festival of the Arts
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
Many BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) singers perform in a monthly open mic. This month, it is May 11 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, May 25 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.
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. I will also be hosting two guitarist singer/songwriters, Chuck Vermette and John Spinks on June 11.
|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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