August 1,, 2016 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
The Power of Love In Healing
Music Notes
Join Our Mailing List!
About Linda
Me and Flora

Linda 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 . . .



 HealingHeartPower Calendar
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Would you like to learn how to do Emotional Kinesthetic Psychotherapy(EKP)?   

 
You can:  organize a workshop, sponsor a "Community As  Healer" experience or join with others who might want to host a workshop.
Scullers show

Upcoming Workshops: 


Community As Healer
Group
Sunday, August 21
12 - 3 pm
Newton, MA

The Power of Voice
Natural Living Expo
Saturday, November 12
2:30 pm
Duchess Room
Marlboro, MA
 
Musical Performances:

Coming Full Circle
CD Release Concert
Thursday, September 1
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, MA
8 pm

Grill 37
Guest Vocalist with 
the Bobby Gadoury Trio
Sunday September18
4 - 8 pm
Pomfret, CT
 
Singing
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
and
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,
contact LSMHEART@aol.com



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In just one month Coming Full Circle will be released at  Scullers Jazz Club



Get your tickets now for our wonderful show on Thursday, September 1 at 8 pm
with a 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!

The album will be available through my website, through CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes.



I am delighted that a second video of me singing, this time "Don't Cry Out Loud," filmed by Melinda Gordon was selected as one of five finalists by WooTube.  The August episode, which features my video, will premiere Wednesday, August 3rd at 10:30 pm on Charter TV, and will be available On Demand after the show's premiere.  On August 3, you can  view the video.

I had the privilege of presenting two workshops at the 2016 United States Association of Body Psychotherapy Conference on July 21 and July 22 in Providence.  This was our 20 year anniversary conference and what a fabulous job President Beth Haessig and Conference Organizer Linda Heck did putting it all together!

With Beth and Linda Heck



My article this month is: The Power of Love In Healing.

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.

Enjoying 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 lsmheart@aol.com to make your reservation!

John, Abigail and Margaret
John O'Leary, Abigail Arndt and Margaret Arndt
Lidia at group room
Lidia Scher

 
    You can order a copy of Heart to Heart
on Amazon and on CD Baby.  It is also on iTunes and Spotify.

 
CD Cover

 
Community As Healer:

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, August 21 from 12 - 3 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     

 
Heartfully
Linda
 

 
"What remains when stress and artifice fall away?
Nonjudgmental awareness of the moment characterized by clarity, kindness, insight and non-attachment...even when you're clear about feeling like a mess!  Loving awareness is a person's essential self or true nature, the root of enlightened social action and healing."

--Joan Borysenko




"Mind is both embedded and embodied in our relationships ."

--Daniel Siegel, MD

  
 

The Power of Love In Healing
The Power of Love is a topic that inspires music.  Luther Vandross sang a song about "the Power of Love." Burt Bacharach wrote "Love Power." Countless other songs talk about the power of love.  Empathy and caring often make the difference in medical care.  Many of my clients have noted that a caring, empathic doctor made them feel much better when leaving an appointment than a cold, facts only doctor.

At the 2016 United States Association of Body Psychotherapy Conference, Joan Borysenko noted that kindness is actually good for health and healing, and so are empathy and caring. Tender loving care actually reduces IL-6 and cortisol levels and increases HGH levels.  Joan said, "when stress and the false self fade away, you become who you truly are.  Loving awareness is a person's essential or true nature."

And loving awareness has a power to heal, both in the here and now and transgenerationally. The field of epigenetics explores how stress is carried through generations.  Molecules of emotion cause epigenetic changes that can go our for four generations.  If we can create calm, peace and healing, we can not only improve the quality of our lives now, but also we can transform trauma that was passed down to us from past generations, and prevent trauma from being passed down to future generations.
 
 


Music Notes

Me and Patricia Fitzpatrick
With Cabaretfest Founder Patricia Fitzpatrick

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 August 10 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, August 24 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.

Scullers show favorite



 


 


Visit  http//lindamarksmusic.com to see what I am up to!
 

What is EKP?
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.

EKP 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 expression.

 

  

Emotional 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.


Heartfully,


Linda Marks


email: lsmheart@aol.com
phone: (617) 913-0683
web: www.HealingHeartPower.com