September 1,, 2016
Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
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 . . .
You can: organize a workshop, sponsor a "Community As Healer" experience or join with others who might want to host a workshop.
Community As Healer
Sunday, September 25
10 am - 1 pm
The Power of Voice
Natural Living Expo
Saturday, November 12
Coming Full Circle
CD Release Concert
Thursday, September 1
Scullers Jazz Club
Guest Vocalist with
the Bobby Gadoury Trio
4 - 8 pm
Peforming on keyboard and vocals with guitarist Terry Smith
Saturday, October 1
11:30 am - 1 pm
16 Spencer St
West Newton, MA
Facing Cancer Together Fundraiser
Thursday, October 27
|Singing "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" at the Newton Festival of the Arts
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
House Concert with
John O'Leary, guitar and harmonies by
Saturday, October 1
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert
House Concert with
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,
Tonight is the night for our fabulous Coming Full Circle show and album release at Scullers Jazz Club
Don't miss our show! Get your tickets now
Tonight, 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 and Terry Smith on guitar! 13-year old singer
Claire McFarland will join me on duets for two original songs!
|Full band rehearsal for Scullers show
The album is be available through
, through CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes.
On August 24, Claire McFarland, Terry Smith (on guitar) and I had the chance to perform "Everybody's Got A Song To Sing" at the BACA Open Mic. This is an original song I co-wrote with Lisa Wexler that is on my new album
and will be part of our show.
I am delighted to have three more performances coming up:
On Sunday, September 18, I will be singing with the fabulous Bobby Gadoury and his trio at Grill 37 in Pomfret, CT.
On Saturday, October 1, Terry Smith (guitar), Claire McFarland (vocals) and I (vocals and keyboard) will be doing a jazz brunch at one of my favorite spots, Cafe L'Aroma in West Newton at 11 am.
And on Thursday, October 27, Dave Birkin (flute and sax), Terry Smith (guitar), Claire McFarland (vocals) and I will be the featured performers at a fundraiser for Freeing Cancer Together in Wellesley beginning at 6 pm.
My bandmates and I are available for hire at your private events, as well as at clubs, restaurants and anywhere music is desired. I am grateful to have a full band of wonderful musicians who can be hired in many different combinations! Please contact me if you would like to arrange a performance!
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!
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 email@example.com to make your reservation!
|John O'Leary, Abigail Arndt and Margaret Arndt
You can order a copy of both Heart to Heart and Coming Full Circle
. It is also on iTunes and Spotify.
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, September 25 from 10 am -1 pm.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"Compassion is a spontaneous movement of wholeness.
It is not a studied decision to help the poor, to be kind to the unfortunate. Compassion has a tremendous momentum that naturally, choicelessly moves us to worthy action. It has the force of intelligence, creativity and the strength of love."
"Only as high as I can reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.
|When the Words Won't Come
I don't know about you, but for me, sometimes things happen that are just too hard, shocking or painful to fully grasp. When that kind of event happens, I am taken aback, left speechless, often stunned and just can't wrap my heart or head around what has happened. Even if I try to intellectually analyze the event or the circumstances leading to it, I just can't put all the pieces together, and have to just sit with the reality that what has happened is something that at the present time, I just can't understand.
I may feel sadness. I may feel scared. I may feel numb because it is all too big. And I may feel overwhelmed, knowing this is too big for me alone, and wishing there was someone I could turn to for connection or understanding or perspective or comfort, or all of the above.
|Singing at Celia Slattery's open mic at Ryles
with Mark Shilansky and Greg Holt
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 September 14 at 7 pm.
BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, September 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. I will be hosting young singer,
Abigail Arndt accompanied by John O'Leary on guitar and Margaret Arndt on harmonies on October 1. And fabulous singer-songwriter
Dean Stevens will join us on March 18.
|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."
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