January 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Waves, Anchors and Islands: What Is Your Relationship Attachment Style?
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, and has a vital 21-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.
Me at Piano--Scullers 2016

Upcoming Workshops: 

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

The Power of Voice
First Event
January 27 and 29, 2017
Marlboro, 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:

January 7
L'Aroma Cafe
Jazz Brunch 
with Terry Smith
16 Spencer St
West Newton, MA
11:30 am - 1 pm

January 29
Jazz Cafe at First Event
with Terry Smith
Best Western Hotel
Marlboro, MA
10 - 11:30 pm

February 26
Boston Association of Cabaret Artists
Performance Showcase
with Terry Smith
Amazing Things Arts Center
Framingham, MA
6 pm 

Monday, April 3
First Mondays at Club Cafe
with Kaoruko Pilkington 
 and Tom LaMark
Boston, MA
6:45 pm Dinner Seating

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, 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
singer/songwriter Dean Stevens
Saturday, March 18
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert

House Concert with 
Jazz Duo Savoir Faire
(Les Sampou and Jim Gordon)
Saturday, April 8
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,
contact LSMHEART@aol.com


As we enter this new year, with so much uncertainty on the political front, I am particularly
aware how important we really are to one another.   In that spirit, here is the video of me and Claire McFarland singing "You've Got A Friend" at September's Scullers show.

I am very excited that guitarist Terry Smith and I will return to L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton for a Jazz Brunch on Saturday, January 7 from 11:30 am - 1 pm with Claire McFarland joining us on vocals.  Afkham Salie creates a warm, welcoming venue for all, with hot beverages and yummy food.  I hope you can join us!

L'Aroma Cafe January 7

And I am excited that Terry and I will also be playing a Jazz Cafe at First Event in Marlboro, MA on Saturday 1/29 beginning at 10 pm.

Valerie Thompson
Valerie Thompson At DreamWorld Productions

I am very excited about  my new album in the making "Say Yes To Love!"  I love arranging and orchestrating both my newest originals and other songs I absolutely love! And the latest musician on our team is cellist Valerie Thompson!  Working with Doug Hammer, my co-producer and sound engineer, is a dream! I can't wait to share it with you in 2017!

Coming Full Circle Cover

You can get a copy of my 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: From Information Scarcity to Information Overload, inspired by a thoughtful piece by Marriah Raphael Starr.
Some exciting performances coming up in 2017 include:

A return to L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton for a Jazz Brunch with Terry "Doc" Smith on
Saturday, January 7

A Jazz Cafe performance at First Event in Marlboro with Terry "Doc" Smith on  Saturday, January 29.

A set in the BACA Performance Showcase  on Sunday, February 26 at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham.

First Monday at Club Cafe
in Boston with Kaoruko Pilkington and Tom LaMark on Monday, April 3

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

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, January 15 from 1-4 pm and February 12 from 1-4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


"Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 
I will try again tomorrow."

"A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself--to laugh with me, but never at me; 
to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, 
to love being loved.  Such a relationship is based upon freedom 
and can never grow in a jealous heart. "

--Leo Buscaglia

Waves, Anchors and Islands:  What Is Your Relationship Attachment Style?
"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person
is essential to your own."
--Robert Heinlein

In his book, Wired For Love, Stan Tatkin suggests that people have one of three primary styles for attachment, which he calls waves, anchors and islands.  To be able to better both your own attachment style and needs and the style and needs of your partner, it is worth understanding the characteristics and differences between them.

Tatkin lists strengths of people who relate in each style:

"Anchors are secure as individuals, willing to commit and fully share with another, generally happy people and adapt easily to the needs of the moment."  This style reflects a person who is secure in themselves and therefore secure in attachment.

"Waves are generous and giving, focused on care of others, happiest when around other people and able to see both sides of an issue." 

"Islands are independent and self-reliant, take good care of themselves, productive and creative, especially when given space and low maintenance."

Music Notes

Singing with Joe Reid, Dan Fox
and Miki Matsuki at Ryles Jazz Club

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 January 11 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, January 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.    Fabulous singer-songwriter Dean Stevens will join us on March 18, and jazz duo Savoir Faire will join us on April 8.

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