February 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Healthy Imagery for Love: Love As A Collaborative Work of Art
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 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, and has a vital 21-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: 

Nurturing Your Heart's Vision
Friday, February 10
7 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Workshop
at the home of Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus
Newton, MA


Community As Healer
Group
Sunday, February 12
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer
Group
Sunday, March 12
1 - 4 pm 
Newton, MA

Nurturing Your Heart's Vision
July 28 - 30, 2017
Lenox, MA
 
"Love And Time" by Linda Marks from Scullers show 9/1/16

Musical Performances:

February 26
Boston Association of Cabaret Artists
Performance Showcase
with Terry Smith
Amazing Things Arts Center
Framingham, MA
6 pm 

March 4
SOWA First Fridays
Boston, MA
More info TBA

Monday, April 3
First Mondays at Club Cafe
with Kaoruko Pilkington 
 and Tom LaMark
Boston, MA
6:45 pm Dinner Seating

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

Saturday, May 20
Performance with Terry Smith
at the Newton Centre Artful Piano
Newton Centre, MA
6 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 29
Eastover Conference Center
with Terry Smith
Lenox, MA
Evening concert on the Terrace

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:

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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I am very excited to announce that my "Say Yes To Love" album is almost done, and Tracy Trettin has designed a beautiful cover for the album, which will be released later this year . Stay tuned for details of the release concert!

Say Yes To Love Cover
We love playing at L'Aroma Cafe!
In spite of a snowstorm, Terry Smith and I had a wonderful Jazz Brunch at L'Aroma Cafe on January 7 with special guest Claire McFarland!  We look forward to playing there every other month!

February 2017 Performance Showcase


And Sunday, February 26, Terry Smith will join me as I perform in the:
Boston Association for Cabaret Artists' Performance Showcase
   at 6 pm at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham. This show features 5 BACA singers! Please join us!

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: Waves, Anchors and Islands: What Is Your Relationship Style.
 
Some exciting performances coming up in 2017 include:

A set in the BACA Performance Showcase  on Sunday, February 26 at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham.

First Monday at Club Cafe
in Boston with Kaoruko Pilkington and Tom LaMark on Monday, April 3

First Mondays
The 3rd Annual Cabaret Evening Fundraiser for the Newton Festival of the Arts on
Friday, April 28.

An exciting special concert at Eastover Conference Center in Lenox, MA on Saturday, July 29, where I will also be leading a weekend workshop.

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, February 12 from 1-4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     

 
Heartfully
Linda
 

 
"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.  Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times...Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it ."

--Clarissa Pinkola Estes



"Meditation can change the world because meditation changes us...It returns us to our right mind, and until there is this evolution in consciousness, we stay locked in a fear based perspective in which we will see ourselves separate from each other, and in which we continue to think we can do something to someone else and not reap the result ourselves . "

--Marianne Williamson
  
 

Healthy Imagery For Love:  Love As A Collaborative Work of Art
Mindy Len Catron is a writer and an English teacher, who, in her own words, "gets paid to think about words for a living."  Her TED talk, "A Better Way to Talk About Love," eloquently and directly addresses the way we talk about love and what's wrong with it.

The primary image we use for the beginning of a relationship is "falling in love."  When I wrote Healing the War Between the Genders:  The Power of the Soul-Centered Relationship, like Mindy, I recognized that "falling" imagery is neither healthy nor desirable really.  Mindy notes that this imagery is not "jumping," and that it is "accidental, uncontrollable, and happens to us without our consent."  We are "struck" or "crushed."  We "swoon."  Love makes us "crazy" and "sick."

Mindy points out that "our metaphors equate the experience of loving someone to extreme violence or illness."  NOT a good model.  And awfully painful and unhealthy if this is something we seek to have long-term.


 


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 February 8 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)

BACA Performance Showcase at Amazing Things Arts Center is Sunday, February 26 at 6 pm.
 
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