December 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 31 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, December 18
1 - 4 pm
Nurturing Your Heart's Vision
Friday, December 2
at the home of Margaret Arndt
and David Sneickus
The Power of Voice
|"Love And Time" by Linda Marks from Scullers show 9/1/16|
with Doc Smith
16 Spencer St
West Newton, MA
11:30 am - 1 pm
Monday, April 3
First Mondays at Club Cafe
with Kaoruko Pilkington
and Tom LaMark
6:45 pm Dinner Seating
Friday, April 28
Cabaret Evening Fundraiser
Newton Festival of the Arts
War Memorial Auditorium at Newton City Hall
|Linda sings "Autumn Leaves" at Scullers |
with Terry Smith on guitar
and Doug Hammer on piano
|Singing "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" at the Newton Festival of the Arts|
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
Boston Association of Cabaret Artists Holiday Party
with Steve Heck at the Chickering for open mic
Saturday, December 3
4 - 7 pm
House Concert with
singer/songwriter Dean Stevens
Saturday, March 18
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert
House Concert with
Jazz Duo Savoir Faire
(Les Sampou and Jim Gordon)
Saturday, April 8
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,
results of the November 8 election have caused quite a stir amongst
most all the circles I travel in. Giving a workshop on The Power of Voice at the Natural Living Expo on November 12 felt very timely.
voices matter now more than ever. Being able to connect to and express
what is authentic and true for each of us allows us to "find our note"
in the collective harmony of life. Each of us has a unique note, that no one else can express. Without your note, the collective harmony is missing something essential.
|My booth at the |
2016 Natural Living Expo
am very grateful to be part of a wonderful community of singers and
musicians: the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA). On
Saturday, December 3, I am fortunate enough to host the 3rd Annual BACA
Holiday Party. The Chickering will be smiling as the house is filled
with good cheer and song!
|At DreamWorld Productions|
I am very excited about my new album in the making "Say Yes To Love!"
It has both my newest originals and other songs I absolutely love in
great arrangements with wonderful musicians! Working with Doug Hammer,
my co-producer and sound engineer, is a dream! I can't wait to share it
with you in 2017!
You can get a copy of my Coming Full Circle and Heart to Heart albums through CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon. I have copies too! And you can listen on Spotify!
My article this month is: From Information Scarcity to Information Overload, inspired by a thoughtful piece by Marriah Raphael Starr.
Some exciting performances coming up in 2017 include:
A return to L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton for a Jazz Brunch with Terry "Doc" Smith on
Saturday, January 7
First Monday at Club Cafe
in Boston with Kaoruko Pilkington and Tom LaMark on Monday, April 3
The 3rd Annual Cabaret Evening Fundraiser for the Newton Festival of the Arts on
Friday, April 28.
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, December 18 from 1-4 pm.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's
life. Don't be trapped by dogma--which is living with the results of
other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown
out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to
follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you
truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
"A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself--to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart."
|From Information Scarcity to Information Overload|
what seems to be a paradoxical way, I happened upon a very thoughtful
piece written by Marriah Raphael Starr, a Facebook friend (who I also
know in real life) reflecting on the magnitude of change that has taken
place since the 1990's. He wrote a very thoughtful essay on Facebook,
the kind of essay that I would have found in a newspaper or magazine
article in 1990.
notes that in 1990, "We lived in environments characterized by low
system noise, high vitality, intrinsic values, and symbols that
accurately reflected reality." And in 2016, all of these aspects have
Let me explain what he means:
LOW SYSTEM NOISE
describes the media environment of 1990 as "low saturation." He notes:
Only 5 major television channels were available without a cable
subscription: NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and PBS. And cable tv was very rare.
Records and tape cassettes were stlll the media for people to listen to
music. Phone conversations took place over landlines. Cell phones
were rare and limited to phone conversations for the few that had them.
We did not have 24-7 programming on tv. Word of mouth and the postal
service were the predominant ways of receiving messages. Photos were
taken on cameras using film and only a print photo album allowed people
to share their pictures. E-mail did not yet exist on a mass market
level. Nightly news broadcasts and the morning newspaper were the only
ways to get state wide, national and international news.
|Singing with Joe Reid, Dan Fox |
and Miki Matsuki at Ryles Jazz Club
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 December 14 at 7 pm.
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, December 21 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. Fabulous singer-songwriter Dean Stevens will join us on March 18, and jazz duo Savoir Faire will join us on April 8.
|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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