April 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
A Third Body: The "We" In Our Relationships
Music Notes
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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.

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.
Me at Piano--Scullers 2016

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Sunday, April 23
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer
Sunday, May 21
2:30 - 4:30 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:

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, 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 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" at the Newton Festival of the Arts
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:

House Concert with 
Jazz Duo Savoir Faire
(Les Sampou and Jim Gordon)
Lidia Scher, featured visual artist
Saturday, April 8
6 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Visual Art Presentation
7 pm Concert

House Concert with
Anita Coehlo
Emmanelle LeGal, featured visual artist
Saturday, May 13
6 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Visual Art Presentation
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


Happy Spring!

First Mondays

On Monday, April 3, Kaoruko Pilkington and I will be singing at Club Cafe in Boston as part of John O'Neil's wonderful First Mondays series.  Make a dinner reservation for 6:45 pm and enjoy the music supper club style!

We will be featuring songs of the Carpenters and Jimmy Webb with a special tribute to Al Jarreau.  The fabulous Tom LaMark will be at the piano.

For reservations call Club Cafe at (617)536-0966.

On Saturday, April 8, I am delighted to welcome jazz combo  Savoire Faire (Jim Gordon and Les Sampou) to the Music Salon. Les is a Rounder Records recording artist and bluesy songwriter who is bringing a unique and sultry interpretation into the world of the Great American Songbook joined by ace guitarist Jim Gordon.

Lidia Scher will be our featured visual artist.  6pm Potluck. 6:30 pm Visual Art presentation.  7 pm Music begins.  $20 suggested donation. RSVP to (617)913-0683

Les Sampou and Jim Gordon
Jim Gordon
and Les Sampou

Say Yes To Love Plaque
My "Say Yes To Love" album is getting great feedback.  I think you will enjoy listening to this music as much as I enjoyed recording it! 

Copies of the album will be available April 3 at our show.

Also,  to purchase one, please contact me at lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683.

Digital downloads will be available soon. And I am working on what to do about a release concert.

Me and Terry
Linda Marks and Terry Smith

Coming Full Circle Cover CD Cover

You can get a copy of my two other albums,  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: The Third Body:  The "We" In Our Relationships.
Some exciting performances coming up in 2017 include:

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

Linda Marks and Terry Smith at the Waltham Farmers Market Saturday, June 4, 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, April 23 from 1-4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


"Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious.  
Where you are understood, you are at home.  Understanding nourishes belonging.  When you really feel understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person's soul "

-John O'Donohue
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

"Relationships are messy and they're complicated.  But the good life is built with good relationships.  
It's not just the number of friends you have.  It's the quality of your close relationships that matters.  "

--Robert Waldinger

A Third Body:  The "We" In Our Relationships

A man and a woman sit near each other, and they do not long
at this moment to be older, or younger, nor born
in any other nation, or time, or place
They are content to be where they are, talking or not-talking.
Their breaths together somehow feed someone whom we do not know.
The man sees the way his fingers move;
he sees her hands close around a book she hands to him,
They obey a third body that they share in common.
They have made a promise to love that body.
Age may come, parting may come, death will come.
A man and a woman sit near each other;
as they breathe they feed someone we do not know,
someone we know of, whom we have never seen.

--Robert Bly

Music Notes

Playing piano at Amazing Things 2.26.17
Playing piano at
Amazing Things Arts Center

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 April 11 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, April 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.  Jazz duo Savoir Faire will join us on April 8.  And Brazilian singer Anita Coehlo will join us on May 13.

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.


Linda Marks

email: lsmheart@aol.com
phone: (617) 913-0683
web: www.HealingHeartPower.com