July 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, July 10
12 - 3 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)
The Power of Voice
Natural Living Expo
Saturday, November 12
Coming Full Circle
CD Release Concert
Thursday, September 1
(more details soon...)
Guest Vocalist with
the Bobby Gadoury Trio
4 - 8 pm
|Singing "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" at the Newton Festival of the Arts|
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
House Concert with
young singer Abigail Arndt
with John O'Leary, guitar and harmonies by Margaret Arndt
An Art Exhibit by Lidia Scher
Saturday, October 1
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert
House Concert with
singer/songwriter Dean Stevens
Saturday, March 18
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert
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,
Some very exciting news: After a year of work in the studio with Doug Hammer and a team of fine musicians, my new album, Coming Full Circle is now in production with physical CD's arriving in mid to late July!
Mark you calendars for the release concert on Thursday, September 1 at 8 pm
with my fantastic team of musicians: Doug Hammer on piano, Dave Landoni on bass, Dave Birkin on saxophone and flute, Miki Matsuki on drums and Junko Fujiwara (the cello diva) on cello! 13-year old singer Claire McFarland will join me on duets for two original songs!
More details to be announced very soon!
The album will be available through my website
, through CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes.
I am delighted that a video of me singing "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" filmed by Melinda Gordon was selected as one of five finalists by WooTube. The July episode, which features my video, will premiere Wednesday, July 6th at 10:30 pm on Charter TV, and will be available On Demand after the show's premiere. On July 7, you can view the video.
June, the Music Salon welcomed guitar playing singer/songwriters Chuck
Vermette and John Spinks for a totally delightful evening of music.
Chuck and John have different styles that complemented one another
beautifully! A good time was had by all!
|Chuck Vermette at the Music Salon|
|John Spinks at the Music Salon|
My article this month is: The Lasting Shadows of Inherited Family Trauma.
On Saturday, October 1, I am delighted to welcome young singer Abigail Arndt accompanied on guitar by veteran performer John O'Leary and back on harmonies by her mom, Margaret Arndt for a house concert, here in Waltham at the Music Salon!
We will also enjoy the inspirational visual art of Lidia Scher! I personally own 5 of her pieces, and LOVE the energy her art emanates. Poet Beatriz Alba will read a poem during dinner.
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!
|John O'Leary, Abigail Arndt and Margaret Arndt|
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, July 10 from 12 - 3 pm.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"To create beauty is to give happiness.
To give happiness is to create beauty.
Art and life must be one.
Art is thought.
Art is imagination.
Art is feeling.
Art is action.
Art is the highest expression of being.
Art is not distinct from life.
It is the highest expression of life.
Each human being should be an artist,
Were it only of his own life..
Yes to be able to say my life is a work of art."
"Where there is pain, there will be strength.
Where there is sadness, there will be wisdom.
And where there is fear, there will be renewal."
|The Lasting Shadows of Inherited Family Trauma|
my early adulthood, as I diligently started the process of healing from
past trauma, I became increasingly aware that, no matter how hard I
tried, in my own personal work in therapy, personal growth workshops and
spiritual practices, some issues persisted and never seemed to be fully
cleared. I found myself wondering, could it be that some issues were
bigger than me, greater than just psychological challenges and perhaps
even issues that were passed down from past generations?
my own studies and work as a body psychotherapist, I was aware that
when any of us undergo a traumatic experience, the entire experience,
including the memory of the experience, fragments into shattered parts,
much like the way a windshield shatters upon impact. Trauma can be
likened to a wrecker ball that crashes through the fabric of our lives,
leaving words, memories, images, feelings, impulses and body sensations,
broken into disconnected jigsaw puzzle pieces. We lose touch with many
of the puzzle pieces, yet they remain stored in our unconscious.
|Singing with the Bill and Bo Winiker Trio at Brothers|
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 June 13 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, July 27 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 young singer, Abigail Arndt accompanied by John O'Leary on guitar and Margaret Arndt on harmonies on
October 1. Inspiriational visual artist Lidia Scher will share
some of her work. And fabulous singer-songwriter Dean Stevens will join us on March 18.
|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.