December 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
TED Talk Audition Videos
Closeness: Intimacy and Soul Nourishment
The Music Salon
Albums by Linda Marks
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About Linda
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Linda Marks, MSM, is pioneer in body psychotherapy who has developed, taught and practiced Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP) for 32 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.

To find out more about Linda . . .




Say Yes To Love Cover Purchase Say Yes To Love on CDBaby
Listen to Say Yes To Love on Spotify


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The Music Salon
Linda Marks Music
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.

Coming Up at the Music Salon


David Scott and Mark Shilansky
David Scott and Mark Shilansky will perform at the Music Salon on December 9

Three@Home
Three At Home (Mary and Dann) will perform 
 at the Music Salon on January 13

Lori and Fred
Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli will perform at the Music Salon on March 24

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Group
Sunday, December 10
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer 
Group
Sunday, January 7
2 - 5 pm
Newton, MA

Listening to Your Body....Following Your Heart
Sunday, January 14
1-3:30 pm
Newton, MA
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Linda Marks and Terry Smith on
Linda Marks and Terry Smith on "Talk 'N Tunes"


Musical Performances:

   

December 9
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Music Salon
featured musicians David Scott and Mark Shilansky
Waltham, MA
6 - 9 pm

January 13
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Music Salon
featured musicians Three At Home
Waltham, MA
6 - 9 pm

January 25
Linda Marks will be a 
featured Songwriter
at the Loop at the Armory
Somerville, MA
7:30 - 10 pm

February 3
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Jazz Cafe at First Event
Marlboro, MA

March 17
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Java Room
Chelmsford, MA
8 - 10:30 pm

May 19
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Newton Centre Artful Piano
Newton Festival of the Arts
Newton, MA
4 - 5:30 pm

June 9
Singer/Songwriter Showcase
at the Newton Centre Artful Piano
Newton Festival of the Arts
Newton, MA
12 - 5 pm




Linda Marks and Abigail Arndt sing
Linda Marks and Abigail Arndt sing "In Your Life"
at L'Aroma Cafe

"Love And Time" Linda Marks, Abigail Arndt
and Terry Smith at L'Aroma Cafe


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

 
   
 
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:

House Concerts
6 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Visual Art Presentation
7 pm Concert

December 9: Musical duo David Scott and Mark Shilansky
Featured rocks and minerals expert Kyle Russell

January 13:  Musical duo Three at Home 
(Mary and Dann) 
Featured visual artist Rowan Wielblad

March 24:  Singer/songwriter duo Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli


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As we enter this final month of 2017, I am very grateful for so many things in both my musical and body psychotherapy lives.

Billy Copeland gave a great review of my new Singer/Songwriter album.

I have just submitted two proposal videos to TED Talks:  
"Emotional safety: creating a haven for health and wellbeing in a seemingly out of control world, " and  "Embracing the power of the heart."  Your thoughts and prayers are greatly welcome.  It really feels like time to bring some of these messages to a much larger audience.

Embracing the Power of the Heart
Embracing the Power of the Heart

You can also help by nominating me as a TED Talks speaker. I am glad to provide you with any background information you need.  Many thanks!

My Listening To Your Body...Following Your Heart workshop  at the Natural Living Expo, had an overflowing room and messages that really struck some chords with people there.

Expo 2017
The Music Salon with singer/songwriter Rick Drost and visual artist Colleen Sgroi was truly joyous.

Playing and singing with Bobby Gadoury at Grill 37 was also truly joyous.


On December 9, David Scott and Mark Shilansky will be our featured musicians and rocks and minerals expert Kyle Russell will be our featured other artist at the Music Salon.
David Scott and Mark Shilansky
On January 14, I will be leading a Listening To Your Body...Following Your Heart workshop in Newtonville.

This month's featured article is "Closeness:  Intimacy and Soul Nourishment." In our increasingly virtual world, our souls can become "malnourished" without sufficient face to face and emotional contact.
 
 

Playing a set of original songs at  the Loop at the Armory Cafe in Somerville was not only great fun, but also I and met some wonderful other singer/songwriters!   Mary and Dann (Three At Home) will be playing in the Music Salon on January 13!


On November 25, 2017, I will be releasing my new 
Singer/Songwriter  album,  which contains ONLY original songs.
SingerSongwriter
If you would like to get a pre-release copy  contact me at lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683.

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 10 from 1 - 4 pm and Sunday January 7 from 2 - 5 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     

 
Heartfully
Linda
 

 
"What keeps us alive, 
what allows us to endure?
I think it is the hope of loving,
or being loved.
I heard a fable once about the sun
going on a journey
to find its source, 
and how the moon wept
without her lover's warm gaze.
We weep when light does not 
reach our hearts.
We wither like fields
if someone close does not rain
their kindness upon us."

~Meister Eckhart

 
"What brings fulfillment is gratefulness,
the simple response of our heart
to this life in its fullness."

--Brother David Steindl-Rast
 
"Let yourself be silently drawn
by the strange pull of what
you really love.
It will not lead you astray."

--Jalaluddin Rumi
TED Talk Audition Videos
Embracing the Power of the Heart
Embracing the Power of the Heart



 
Emotional safety: creating a haven of well-being in an out of control world
Emotional Safety: 
 Creating a Haven of Well-being
In A Seemingly  Out of Control World




Closeness:  Intimacy and Soul Nourishment
Our world seems to more and more virtual every day.  So much of what used to be face to face is now done online--be it holding meetings, workshops, conferences and even coaching and therapist sessions.

While there are certainly conveniences of being able to participate in events with others from the comfort of your own computer, a lot is lost when we only meet in cyberspace.

Closeness, including emotional and physical contact, is a soul food group, and without enough of it, our souls and spirits can become malnourished.  Unfortunately, like frogs in a pot of boiling water, this happens slowly over time, and we may not even be aware of what we have lost as we lose it.  We become numb or frozen and start to define that as the new normal.

Eleonora Woloy has written a wonderful chapter called "The Many Faces of Closeness," in a book entitled Closeness in Personal and Professional Relationships edited by Harry A. Wilmer.  Some of her points are good food for thought.
 
 

The Music Salon


Music is such a source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect people heart-to-heart. 

The Music Salon provides an opportunity each month  to build community through music and art.

We look forward to welcoming to the Music Salon:

December 9: Musical Duo David Scott and Mark Shilansky and Rocks and Minerals Expert Kyle Russell
January 13:  Three At Home (Mary and Dann)
March 24:   Singer/Songwriter Duo Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli


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."

 

Albums by Linda Marks
Say Yes To Love Cover
SingerSongwriter

Linda has two new albums for 2017.   Say Yes to Love was released 9/1/17,   Singer/Songwriter was released 11/25/17, and and contains  ONLY Linda's original songs.

To get your pre-release copy, contact lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683
Coming Full Circle Cover CD Cover
Say Yes To Love, Coming Full Circle and Heart To Heart are available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon (or through me directly).  And you can hear my songs on Spotify and YouTube as well.
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