May 1,, 2016 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
How Art Informs Life and Life Informs 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 30 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 . . .

 HealingHeartPower Calendar
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.
Carole King rehearsal
Rehearsing for Carole King/Burt Bacharach Show

Upcoming Workshops: 

The Power of Voice
Saturday, May 14
1 pm
Power Up Your Life Expo
Lexington, MA

Community As Healer
Sunday, May 15
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Integrated Mind-Body
Decision Making:
The Inner Board of Directors
at Margaret Arndt's and David Sneickus' home
Friday, June 11
7  pm 
Newton , MA

The Heart of Integrating
Sexuality and Spirituality
United States Association of Body Psychotherapy 
National Conference
(I will be teaching on Thursday 7/21 and Friday 7/22)
Providence, RI

Musical Performances:

Carole King and Burt Bacharach
with Kaoruko Pilkington
May 2
First Monday at 
7 pm dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm show
Boston, MA

Updated First Monday Poster
SingOut for Cancer:
Music As Medicine
Benefit Concert for 
UpStage Lung Cancer
May 20
Dana Farber Red Sox Auditorium
Boston, MA

SingOut Logo
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:

House Concert
Lori Diamond and
Fred Abatelli
Saturday, May 14
Potluck 6 pm
Concert 7 pm
Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli
Lori Diamond and
 Fred Abatelli

House Concert 
Chuck Vermette and 
John Spinks
Saturday, June 11
Potlcuk 6 pm
Concert 7 pm

If you would like to train in EKP, contact Linda
If you would like to sponsor a
Healing the Traumatized Heart workshop,  or a Community As Healer workshop,


Tomorrow night,  May 2 is going to be a fun and exciting show at  Club Cafe  in Boston as  my duet partner Kaoruko Pilkington and I bring you our Carole King/Burt Bacharach show.   We are fortunate to have Mark Shilansky on piano and Dave Birkin on sax and flute to add great energy and riffs to our tunes!  

This is a NOT TO MISS show.  Get your reservations now at (617)536-0966.

If you have not yet been to Club Cafe, it is Boston's premiere Cabaret venue, offering a warm, intimate listening room and great food!  And don't worry about parking!  The Clarendon Street garage is only $10 and you can often find street parking too!

Updated First Monday Poster

On Saturday, May 14, I am delighted to welcome delightful singer/songwriters Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli for a house concert, here in Waltham at the Music Salon!

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 to make your reservation!

Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli
    You can order a copy of Heart to Heart
on Amazon and on CD Baby.  It is also on iTunes and Spotify.

CD Cover

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, May 15 from 1 - 4 pm.

I will also be doing a workshop on The Power of Voice on Saturday, May 14 at 1 pm at the Power Up Your Life Expo that Chew-Hoong is producing in Lexington!

My article this month, "How Art Informs Life and Life Informs Art." 
Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


"There's a fine fine line between a lover and a friend. And there's a fine fine line between reality and pretend.  And you never know til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.  There's a fine fine line between love and a waste of time . "

--From "There's A Fine Fine Line" 
from Avenue Q

"The greatest gift a parent can give a child, is the ability to become independently happy.  And the greatest gift a child can give a parent is exercising that ability. "

--The Universe


How Art Informs Life and Life Informs Art
As a singer/songwriter, I spend plenty of time agonizing on how my songs are going to fit into the world's genre boxes (they really don't), and how I am going to get the songs out to reach the people who might wish to hear them.

Seeing "The Boy From Oz," the Broadway musical about the life of singer-songwriter-dancer-Cabaret performer Peter Allen was really eye opening.  I went into the show knowing many of his songs, including "Best Thing You Can" (the theme from Arthur, which won an Oscar), "Don't Cry Out Loud" (which I sing and will be on my upcoming "Coming Full Circle" album), and "You and Me" (sung by Frank Sinatra), but was truly moved and blown away when I learned the context of these songs in his life story!


Music Notes

Newton Festival of the Arts
Boston Association of Cabaret Artists singers presented
a Cabaret Evening Fundraiser
for the Newton Festival of the Arts

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 May 11 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, May 25 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.  Mark your calendars for May 14, when the incredible talented and poignant duo of Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli give a wonderful house concert.  I will also be hosting two guitarist singer/songwriters, Chuck Vermette and John Spinks on June 11.

Scullers show favorite



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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:   It is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.


Linda Marks

phone: (617) 913-0683