June 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.
|Playing artist Franklin Marval's "piano with a heart" in Newton Centre|
Community As Healer
Sunday, June 12
12 - 3 pm
The Inner Board of Directors
at Margaret Arndt's and David Sneickus' home
Friday, June 10
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)
|Singing "Don't Cry Out Loud" at the Newton Festival of the Arts|
|Singing "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" at the Newton Festival of the Arts|
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
House Concert with
John Spinks and
Saturday, June 11
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert
11 Walton St
If you would like to train in EKP, contact Linda
If you would like to sponsor a
Know Your Voice,
Know Your Power or
Healing the Traumatized Heart workshop, or a Community As Healer workshop,
to bit of serendipity, Lisa Mullins from NPR approached me as I was
playing one of the Artful Pianos, part of the Newton Festival of the
Arts, and asked if she could record me playing. As it turned out, she
used some of "You'll Never Be Alone Again" in her radio spot. To hear
the story she featured on "All Things Considered," click the link below!
month featured lots of special musical evenings: the Carole King/Burt
Bacharach show at Club Cafe, an exciting workshop "Know Your Voice, Know
Your Power," at the Power Up your Life Expo, a wonderful house concert
at the Music Salon with Lori Diamond, Fred Abatelli and Kim Jennings and
SingOut! To Upstage Lung Cancer at the Dana-Farber Boston Red Sox Jimmy
Birkin, Claire McFarland and I perform "Love Is the Answer" at Singout!
To Upstage Lung Cancer. I wrote the song for the event.|
My article this month is: Know Your Voice, Know Your Power.
Me and Kaoruko Pilkington at our show
Linda and Kaoruko sing "You've Got A Friend"
|Dave Birkin, Mark Shilansky, Linda, Kaoruko |
and John O'Neil at Club Cafe
Lori Diamond, Fred Abatelli and Kim Jennings
in the Music Salon
On Saturday, June 11, I am delighted to welcome delightful singer/songwriters Chuck Vermette and John Spinks 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 email@example.com to make your reservation!
You can order a copy of Heart to Heart
And coming this fall, Linda's new CD, Coming Full Circle!
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, June 12 from 12 - 3 pm.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"We clasp the hands of those who go before us,
and the hands of those who come after us;
we enter the little circle of each other's arms;
and the larger circle of lovers
whose hands are joined in a dance,
to a music so subtle and vast
that no one hears it, except in fragments."
--Wendell Berry, "Healing"
"Pursue something so important that even if you fail,
the world is better off with you having tried."
|Know Your Voice, Know Your Power|
I was in grammar school, I remember doing a science experiment with a
prism, sunlight and a piece of paper. Our teacher told us that if we
used the prism to reflect the sunlight onto the paper at the correct
angle, we could harness the energy of the sun and burn a hole in the
sounded like fun and even magical to grammar school aged me. I
remember trying to figure out what the correct angle might be. So many
different possibilities existed, and many of them yielded no result.
But after a lot of experimentation, I was overjoyed to find the right
angle, and watch my prism bend the sun's light and burn a hole in my
piece of paper. Once I found that right angle, I could repeat the
process over and over again. And I felt like I had just been introduced
to a super power!
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 June 8 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, June 22 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. I will 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."
|I welcome dialogue and comments on my articles through my blog: HealingHeartPower.blogspot.com It is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.