August 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Matters of the Heart: Exploring the Heart's True Nature
Music Notes
Albums by Linda Marks
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About Linda
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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 . . .

Visual artist Becke Drake 
will be featured at our September Music Salon

 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.
Patrice McKinley
Patrice McKinley will be our featured performer at the October Music Salon

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Sunday, August 13
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer 
Sunday, September 17
3 - 6 pm
Newton, MA

Listening to Your Body...
Following Your Heart 
Revolution of Consciousness
Saturday, September 24
Time TBA
Reggie Lewis Center
Boston, MA
Linda Marks and Terry Smith on
Linda Marks and Terry Smith on "Talk 'N Tunes"

Musical Performances:

At L'Aroma Cafe with Terry Smith 

Saturday, August 5
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Jazz Brunch at
L'Aroma Cafe
15 Spencer St, West Newton, MA
11:30 am - 1 pm

Saturday, August 12
Performance with Terry Smith
Waltham Farmers Market
Waltham, MA
11 am - 1 pm

Sunday, September 17
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Jazz Brunch at
L'Aroma Cafe
15 Spencer St, West Newton, MA
11:30 am - 1 pm

Wednesday, October 11
Linda Marks and Terry Smith at
Main Street Market and Cafe
42 Main Street
Concord, MA
7:30 - 10:30 pm 

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 Concerts
6 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Visual Art Presentation
7 pm Concert

September 16:  Pianist Joe Mulholland
and bassist Bob Nieske
Becke Drake, Featured Visual Artist

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,


Linda Marks and Terry Smith on
Linda Marks and Terry Smith on "Talk 'N Tunes"

Terry and I had the opportunity to perform and be interviewed by the wonderful Frank Walsh for his music show "Talk 'N Tunes."  The show aired on July 14, but you can watch it by clicking on the video above.

Linda Talk 'N Tunes

Being Interviewed by Dayna
I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be interviewed for a film, Life After, which Dayna Altman is creating to help survivors of sexual violence/sexual assault.  The premiere of Dayna's film is planned for August 28.
This month's featured article:   "Matters of the Heart," explores the true nature of the heart, which is actually a far more than "a mechanical pump."

Coming up next at the Music Salon in Waltham, MA:
Joe Mulholland smile
On Saturday, September 16, versatile pianist Joe Mulholland with Bob Nieske on bass will play at  the Music Salon.  Our featured visual artist is Becke Drake.

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.

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.
If you would like to get a pre-release copy of either or both albums, contact me at 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 August 5 and Sunday, September 17 from 11:30 am - 1 pm.

Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Waltham Farmers Market Saturday, August 12, 11 am - 1 pm.

Linda Marks and Terry Smith will play at the Music Salon on September 16 
at 7 pm.

And an exciting new venue for Linda and Terry :  Main Street Market and Cafe in Concord.   7:30 - 10:30 pm on October 11.
October 11 Market Streets

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, August 13 from 1 - 4 pm and Sunday, September 17 from 3 - 6 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


""Beauty feeds a different kind
of hunger.  Beauty is not optional, 
but a strategy for survival...
Finding beauty in a broken world
is acknowledging that beauty leads 
us to our deepest and highest
selves.  It inspires us.  We have an
innate desire for grace."

~Terry Tempest Williams

" Gratitude bestows reverence,
allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those
transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we
experience life...and
the world."

--Sarah Ban Breathnach
"Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray,
where nature heals and gives 
strength to body and soul alike."

--John Muir
Matters of the Heart:  Exploring the Heart's True Nature
As a young woman, as I found myself in conversation at cocktail parties, often with male engineers, when I tried to explain that I worked with the heart, I would often get rolled eyes in response.  

"The heart is a mechanical pump.  It goes pump, pump..." was a far too common response.  My own heart would feel deflated at times like this, feeling like I was fighting an uphill battle where hearts can hear heads, but heads can't hear hearts.

The head-heart split that is so predominant in our culture, creates the "mechanical pump" mythology about the heart that betrays it's true nature.  It is actually a gland, the first organ to form in the body, and an organizing factor in physical formation, including brain formation.  

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.  Amazing Things is closed during July and August.  This open mic will resume in September.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, August 23 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.

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."


Albums by Linda Marks
Say Yes To Love Cover

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 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.
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Linda Marks

phone: (617) 913-0683