June 1,, 2016 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Know Your Voice, Know Your Power
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.
Playing the piano with a heart
Playing artist Franklin Marval's "piano with a heart" in Newton Centre

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Sunday, June 12
12 - 3 pm
Newton, MA

Integrated Mind-Body
Decision Making:
The Inner Board of Directors
at Margaret Arndt's and David Sneickus' home
Friday, June 10
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:
Singing "Don't Cry Out Loud" at the Newton Festival of the Arts
Singing "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" at the Newton Festival of the Arts
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:

House Concert with
John Spinks and
Chuck Vermette
Saturday, June 11
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert
11 Walton St
Waltham, MA

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


Thanks to bit of serendipity, Lisa Mullins from NPR approached me as I was playing one of the Artful Pianos, part of the Newton Festival of the Arts, and asked if she could record me playing. As it turned out, she used some of "You'll Never Be Alone Again" in her radio spot.  To hear the story she featured on "All Things Considered," click the link below!

This  past month featured lots of special musical evenings: the Carole King/Burt Bacharach show at Club Cafe, an exciting workshop "Know Your Voice, Know Your Power," at the Power Up your Life Expo, a wonderful house concert at the Music Salon with Lori Diamond, Fred Abatelli and Kim Jennings and SingOut! To Upstage Lung Cancer at the Dana-Farber Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Auditorium.

Dave, Claire and me at SingOut!
Dave Birkin, Claire McFarland and I perform "Love Is the Answer" at Singout! To Upstage Lung Cancer. I wrote the song for the event.

My article this month is: Know Your Voice, Know Your Power.

Me and Kaoruko at the show
Me and Kaoruko Pilkington at our show

Linda and Kaoruko sing
Linda and Kaoruko sing "You've Got A Friend"
The whole team at Club Cafe
Dave Birkin, Mark Shilansky, Linda, Kaoruko
and John O'Neil at Club Cafe

Lori, Fred and Kim
Lori Diamond, Fred Abatelli and Kim Jennings 
 in the Music Salon

On Saturday, June 11, I am delighted to welcome delightful singer/songwriters Chuck Vermette and John Spinks 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 lsmheart@aol.com to make your reservation!

Chuck Vermette
Chuck Vermette
John Spinks
John Spinks

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

CD Cover

 And coming this fall, Linda's new CD, Coming Full Circle!

Coming Full Circle 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, June 12 from 12 - 3 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


"We clasp the hands of those who go before us, 
and the hands of those who come after us;
we enter the little circle of each other's arms;
and the larger circle of lovers
whose hands are joined in a dance,
to a music so subtle and vast
that no one hears it, except in fragments. "

--Wendell Berry, "Healing"

"Pursue something so important that even if you fail, 
the world is better off with you having tried. "

--Tim O'Reilly


Know Your Voice, Know Your Power
When I was in grammar school, I remember doing a science experiment with a prism, sunlight and a piece of paper.  Our teacher told us that if we used the prism to reflect the sunlight onto the paper at the correct angle, we could harness the energy of the sun and burn a hole in the paper.

That sounded like fun and even magical to grammar school aged me.  I remember trying to figure out what the correct angle might be.  So many different possibilities existed, and many of them yielded no result.  But after a lot of experimentation, I was overjoyed to find the right angle, and watch my prism bend the sun's light and burn a hole in my piece of paper.  Once I found that right angle, I could repeat the process over and over again.  And I felt like I had just been introduced to a super power!


Music Notes

UpStage Lung Cancer SingOut!

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 June 8 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, June 22 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.    I will  be hosting two guitarist singer/songwriters, Chuck Vermette and John Spinks on June 11.

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