March 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Truth Matters: Especially Now
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 . . .

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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, March 12
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer
Sunday, April 23
1 - 4 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
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,


As we move towards spring,
I am very excited to be hosting singer-songwriter/song interpreter Dean Stevens in the Music Salon in Waltham on Sunday, March 18.
Dean Stevens

Guitarist Terry Smith and I will open for Dean, and visual artist Rowan Wielblad will share her work before the music begins.

6 pm potluck dinner.  6:30 pm art presentation.  7 pm music begins.  $20 donation requested.  RSVP to

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 few other favorites thrown in).  The fabulous Tom LaMark will be at the piano.

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

Say Yes To Love Cover
My "Say Yes To Love" album is now complete and being reproduced!   Working with Doug Hammer is a pure joy!  I think you will enjoy listening to this music as much as I enjoyed recording it! 

The album features Dave Birkin on saxophone and flute, Doug Hammer on piano, Dave Landoni on bass, Miki Matsuki on drums, Terry Smith on guitar, and Valerie Thompson on cello.  I play piano on originals and have recorded lead and back up vocals.

CD's of the album will arrive around March 15.   If you would like to purchase one, please contact me at or (617)913-0683.

Digital downloads will be available 9/1/17. And I am working on what to do about a release concert.

Terry, Abigail, Claire 2.26.17
With Terry Smith, Claire McFarland and Abigail Arndt at 
Amazing Things Arts Center

At the BACA Performance Showcase on February 26, I was delighted to share the stage with 14-year old Abigail Arndt and 13-year old Claire McFarland, who provided wonderful vocal harmonies to my original song,  "Love And Time."  I look forward to arranging more songs for a vocal trio and sharing the stage again with these talented singers! 

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: Truth Matters, Especially Now.
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, March 12 from 1-4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


" Our sorrow is in equal measure love.  
We only mourn 
what we deeply care for. "

--Joanna Macy and Molly Brown

"The action of love is to unite, 
to reveal the connectedness. 
A loving person doesn't love you-
a loving person is love. 
Love isn't given. 
It overflows. 
It's not even your love-
it's everyone's love interacting. 
Love emanates from us 
like the scent from a rose."

--A. H. Almaas

Truth Matters:  Especially Now
I honestly never imagined living in a time where terms like "alternative facts," and "fake news" would appear abundantly in the newspapers I read, on social media and on the airwaves.  Although Randy Rainbow has a fantastic satire on "Alternative Facts," and Saturday Night Live has lots of material for the foreseeable future, attention to what is actually true can be obscured in the and static of  "alternative facts," many of which are made up or just plain lies.

The New York Times, one of the publications that was not allowed to attend a recent news conference by our Twitter-loving president, published a wonderful statement about why truth matters, especially now.


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 March 8 at 7 pm.

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



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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