June 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Moments: The True Currency of Life
Music Notes
Albums by Linda Marks
Join Our Mailing List!
About Linda
With Noah

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 . . .



 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.
Anita, Ebinho and Nando
Anita Coelho, Ebinho Cardoso and Nando Michelin were truly delightful at our May Music Salon house concert!

Upcoming Workshops: 

Listening To The Body...
Following Your Heart
(Introductory Workshop)
Saturday, June 10
1 - 3:30 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer
Group
Sunday, June 25
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:

June 3 L'Aroma
Saturday, June 3
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Jazz Brunch at
L'Aroma Cafe
Spencer St West Newton
11:30 am - 1 pm

Saturday, June 3
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Forest 13 Gallery
167A Massachusetts Ave, Arlington
4 - 6 pm

Saturday, June 17
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
open at the Music Salon
Waltham, MA 
7 pm

Saturday, June 24
Performance with Terry Smith
Waltham Farmers Market
Waltham, MA
11 am

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
Harvey Diamond (Piano)
and Jon Dreyer (Bass)
An evening of delightful jazz!
Grey Held, featured visual artist
Saturday, June 17
6 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Visual Art Presentation
7 pm Concert

September 16:  Pianist Joe Mulholland
and bassist Bob Nieske

Joe Mulholland smile
Joe Mulholland
Bob Nieske
Bob Nieske


October 21:  Vocalist Patrice McKinley

 
If you would like to train in EKP, contact Linda
 
If you would like to sponsor a
Listening to Your Body....Following Your Heart, 
Healing the Traumatized Heart workshop,  or a Community As Healer workshop,
contact LSMHEART@aol.com



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I am very grateful that my creative channel continues to be fertile.  This past month, I wrote my newest song, "Moments," which will be the title song for my 2018 album.

I never know what will emerge from my heart and soul musically.   I do know that when something touches me deeply, and I allow myself to lean into the void, music is often the most authentic voice I can find.

Life is indeed comprised of a string of moments, and being fully present to each moment: joyful, sad, connected, alone allows us to experience life most authentically.  

More on that in this month's featured article:   "Moments:  The True Currency of Life" 

Jon Dreyer and Harvey Diamond playing at a house concert as part of Boston Jazz Week
Harvey Diamond
and Jon Dreyer


On Saturday, June 17, jazz piano legend Harvey Diamond with Jon Dreyer on bass will play at  the Music Salon.  You will be enchanted by their sensitive and delightful music!
Grey Held
Grey Held


Grey Held will be our featured visual artist.

Art by Grey Held

6pm Potluck. 6:30 pm Visual Art presentation.  7 pm Music begins.  $20 suggested donation. RSVP to (617)913-0683

In 2017, I am releasing two albums:   Say Yes To Love (on 9/1) and
Say Yes To Love Cover

Singer/Songwriter(on 11/25), which contains ONLY original songs.
SingerSongwriter
If you would like to get a pre-release copy of either or both albums, contact me at lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683.
June 10
If you would like an introductory experience of EKP, this June 10 workshop is perfect for you!

With Terry Smith at the Music Salon
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
 
Upcoming performances coming up in 2017 include:

Linda Marks and Terry Smith  return to the wonderful L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton 
Saturday June 3 from 11:30 am - 1 pm.

Linda Marks and Terry Smith at Porchfest Arlington,
13 Forest Gallery, 167A Massachusetts Ave, Arlington,  Saturday, June 3 from 4 - 6 pm.

Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at  the Music Salon Saturday, June 17 at 7 pm

Linda Marks and Terry Smith at the Waltham Farmers Market Saturday, June 24, 11 am.

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, June 25 from 1 - 4 pm and July 23 from 1 - 4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     

 
Heartfully
Linda
 

 
"I have to act from a place of good intention, a place of love and kindness.  It's a place of good intention that will allow me to walk in the world, without creating any damage."

--Isabel Allende

 
"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.   "

--Marc Chagall
  
 

Moments: The True Currency of Life
 



"Moments, 
Life is made of moments,
A tapestry of moments,
Of every color and hue."

--from "Moments"
by Linda Marks

 
 

Music Notes

Artful Pianos
Playing at the Newton Center Artful Piano

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 June 14 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, June 28 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.   Jazz pianist   Harvey Diamond  and bassist Jon Dreyer  will join us on June 17.

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 will be released 9/1/17, but physical CD's are available for purchase already.   Singer/Songwriter will be released 11/25/17, and will contain 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
Coming Full Circle and Heart To Heart are available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon (or through me directly).  Are 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