December 1,, 2016 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
From Information Scarcity to Information Overload
Music Notes
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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.
Me at Piano--Scullers 2016

Upcoming Workshops: 


Community As Healer
Group
Sunday, December 18
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Nurturing Your Heart's Vision
Friday, December 2
7:30 pm
at the home of Margaret Arndt 
and David Sneickus
Newton, MA

The Power of Voice
First Event
January 2017
 
"Love And Time" by Linda Marks from Scullers show 9/1/16

Musical Performances:

January 7
L'Aroma Cafe
Jazz Brunch 
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
Boston, MA
6:45 pm Dinner Seating

Friday, April 28
Cabaret Evening Fundraiser
for the 
Newton Festival of the Arts
War Memorial Auditorium at Newton City Hall
Newton, MA
7 pm

Linda sings
Linda sings "Autumn Leaves" at Scullers
with Terry Smith on guitar
and Doug Hammer on piano

 
Singing
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
Potluck dinner

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,
contact LSMHEART@aol.com



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The 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.

Our 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.

Expo 2016
My booth at the
2016 Natural Living Expo

I 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 Doug's
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!

Coming Full Circle Cover

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.

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, December 18 from 1-4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     

 
Heartfully
Linda
 

 
"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. "

--Steve Jobs




"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. "

--Leo Buscaglia
  
 

From Information Scarcity to Information Overload
In 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.

Marriah 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 reversed entirely.

Let me explain what he means:

LOW SYSTEM NOISE

Marriah 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.


Music Notes

Ryles
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
Many BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) singers perform in a monthly open mic.  This month, it is December 14 at 7 pm.

BACA (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.

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