October 1,, 2017
Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
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 . . .
Purchase Say Yes To Love on CDBaby
David Scott and Mark Shilansky come to the Music Salon December 9
can: organize a workshop, sponsor a "Community As Healer" experience
or join with others who might want to host a workshop.
|Rick Drost |
will be our featured performer in November at the Music Salon
Community As Healer
Sunday, October 15
1 - 4 pm
Community As Healer
Sunday, November 5
1 - 4 pm
Listening to Your Body....Following Your Heart
Saturday, November 11
Natural Living Expo
|Linda Marks and Terry Smith on "Talk 'N Tunes"|
Wednesday, October 11
Linda Marks and Terry Smith at
Main Street Market and Cafe
42 Main Street
7:30 - 10:30 pm
Thursday, October 26
Linda Marks will be a featured
The Loop at the Armory Cafe
Saturday, October 28
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Jazz Brunch at
15 Spencer St, West Newton, MA
11:30 am - 1 pm
Sunday, November 19
Linda Marks with Bobby Gadoury
37 Putnam Road
Pomfret Center, CT
4 - 8 pm
|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 "Autumn Leaves" at Scullers |
with Terry Smith on guitar
and Doug Hammer on piano
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:
6 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Visual Art Presentation
7 pm Concert
October 21: Vocalist Patrice McKinley
with Tom LaMark on the piano
Featured poet: Beatriz Alba
November 18: Singer/songwriter Rick Drost
Featured visual artist: Colleen Sgroi
December 9: Musical duo David Scott and Mark Shilansky
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,
October features some wonderful gigs!
Terry and I are delighted to be playing at Main Streets Market and Cafe in Concord on Wednesday, October 11 from 7:30 - 10:30 pm. Make your dinner reservations now: (978)369-9948
And on Thursday, October 26, I am excited to be playing a 30 minute set of all original songs at the Loop at the Armory Cafe in Somerville. My set is at 8:30 pm.
This month's featured article is "The Power of Grace In Crazy Times."
Coming up next at the Music Salon in Waltham, MA:
On Saturday, October 21, cabaret singer Patrice McKinley will perform her show "Ordinary Miracles," sharing her recovery journey in a well-crafted program of song and story with Tom LaMark at the piano. Beatriz Alba will be our featured poet.
6pm Potluck. 6:30 pm Poetry presentation. 7 pm Music begins. $20 suggested donation. RSVP to (617)913-0683
On November 25, 2017, I will be releasing my new
Singer/Songwriter album, which contains ONLY original songs.
If you would like to get a pre-release copy contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617)913-0683.
Upcoming performances coming up in 2017 include:
Linda Marks and Terry Smith return to the wonderful L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton
Saturday,October 28 from 11:30 am - 1 pm .
Linda Marks and Terry Smith will play at the Music Salon on October 21 at 7 pm.
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, October 15 from 1 - 4 pm and Sunday November 5 from 1 - 4 pm.
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!
"Being deeply loved by someone
gives you strength, while loving
someone deeply gives you courage."
"Social evolution is a resultant of the interaction of two wholly distinct factors:
the individual, deriving his particular gifts from the play of
physiological and infra-social forces but bearing all the power of
initiative and origination in his hands; and, second, the social
environment, with its power of
adopting or rejecting both him and his gifts. Both
factors are essential to change. The community stagnates without the
impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy
of the community."
--William James in 1880
|The Power of Grace In Crazy Times|
has been a year of truly horrifying and crazy events, one after the
next. Alternative facts. Fake news. Scary threats between leaders of
the United States and North Korea. Hurricanes destroying life on
islands like Barbuda, and imperiling life in Houston, Florida and Puerto
Rico. Our president stepping outside of expected boundaries to insult
and threaten professional athletes. The list goes on and on.
do we keep our grounding in the wake of such chaos and craziness? A
wise coach of mine advises, "when someone is acting insanely, don't join
them in their insanity." Committing even more deeply to our own
personal growth and spiritual work is critical to help us be in the
world but not of it during crazy times. Cultivating qualities like grace
and peace is a powerful path of action we can strive for.
|Linda Marks, Terry Smith and Abigail Arndt playing at L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton|
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
BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) singers perform in a
monthly open mic. (next one is Wednesday, September 13)
(Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next
one is Wednesday, September 27 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. Versatile pianist Joe Mulholland and bassist Bob Nietske will join us on September 16. Cabaret singer Patrice McKinley will join us on October 21 with Tom LaMark at the piano. Singer/songwriter Rick Drost will join us on November 18.
|What is 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.
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
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|
Linda has two new albums for 2017. Say Yes to Love was released 9/1/17, Singer/Songwriter will be released 11/25/17, and and contains ONLY Linda's original songs.
To get your pre-release copy, contact email@example.com or (617)913-0683
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.
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