March 1, 2018

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
TED Talk Audition Videos
Connection And True Safety
The Music Salon
Albums by Linda Marks
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About Linda

Linda Marks, MSM, is pioneer in body psychotherapy who has developed, taught and practiced Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP) for 33 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.

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Say Yes To Love Cover Purchase Say Yes To Love on CDBaby
Listen to Say Yes To Love on Spotify

The Music Salon
Linda Marks Music
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.

Coming Up at the Music Salon
House Concerts
6 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Visual Art Presentation
7 pm Concert
Waltham, MA

Lori and Fred
Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli will perform at the Music Salon on March 24

David Scott and Mark Shilansky
David Scott and Mark Shilansky 
will perform at the Music Salon on April 7. 
Lidia Scher will be our featured visual artist.
Three@Home (Mary Casiello and Dann Russo) will perform at the Music Salon on May 12
Willie Sordillo

Zoe Krohne

Willie Sordillo and Zoe Krohne 
will perform at the Music Salon on June 23

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Sunday, March 11
2:30 - 5:30 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer 
Sunday, April 22
1-4 pm
Newton, MA

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

Musical Performances:

March 17
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Java Room
Chelmsford, MA
8 - 10:30 pm

March 18
Linda Marks will do a set of music
at the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists
Performance Showcase
Watertown, MA
6 pm

March 24
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Music Salon
featured musicians Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli

April 7
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Music Salon
featured musicians Mark Shilansky and David Scott
Waltham, MA
6 - 9 pm

May 19
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Newton Centre Artful Piano
Newton Festival of the Arts
Newton, MA
4 - 5:30 pm

June 9
Singer/Songwriter Showcase
at the Newton Centre Artful Piano
Newton Festival of the Arts
Newton, MA
12 - 5 pm

June 23
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Music Salon
featured musicians Willie Sordillo and Zoe Krohne
Newton, MA
6 pm

October 12
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Java Room
Chelmsford, MA
8 - 10:30 pm

"Love And Time" Linda Marks, Abigail Arndt
and Terry Smith at L'Aroma Cafe

Linda sings
Linda sings "Autumn Leaves" at Scullers
with Terry Smith on guitar
and Doug Hammer on piano


The proliferation of incidents involving gun violence, especially in our schools, is a horrifying call to action. Our children and teachers should not have to worry about whether it is safe to go to school.  And to suggest, as the POTUS has done, that teachers learn to use and carry guns might be the remedy makes me sick to my stomach. My article this month explores Connection And True Safety.

Looking at both the personal and cultural pain and trauma that underlie violence is critical.  Pain and trauma disconnect us from ourselves, from others and from the divine.  Healing is a process that helps us restore all forms of connection.

EKP apprenticeship graduate Larry Cotton has been doing important healing work with men in prison through the Jericho Circles project.  I was very moved to see the movie, "The Work," filmed at Folsom Prison in California, that chronicles this important work.

If you have an interest in seeing this film, please e-mail me.  I have organized two dates for people to view the work, thanks to Larry's graciousness.
Painting with musical notes in gold heart

On the musical side of things, guitarist Terry Smith and I will be performing at the Java Room in Chelmsford on March 17 at 8 pm.
Please join us for a relaxing evening of music to warm your heart.
Java Room March 17
3.18.18 showcase
Terry and I are also performing at the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA) Performance Showcase on March 18 at 6 pm in Watertown.  Come hear a team of talented singers share their joy in song.

Please support my music by becoming a Fan on my Reverbnation page.

Linda Marks and Terry Smith performing
Linda Marks and Terry Smith performing "Autumn Leaves" at the Loop

 Our next  Music Salon  will take place on  March 24 featuring the wonderful music of singer/songwriters
Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli.  
Lori and Fred

All 4 albums
Linda's four albums are available on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and Spotify or contact Linda  at or (617)913-0683.  Linda's Moments album will be released in 2018.

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 11 from 2:30 - 5:30 pm and Sunday April 22 from 1-4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!     


"For one human to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. "

~Ranier Maria Rilke

"Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves. ."

--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Love springs from awareness It is only inasmuch as you see someone as he or shed really is here and now and not as they are in your memory or your desire or your imagination or projection that you can truly love them ."

--Father Anthony Mello
TED Talk Audition Videos
Embracing the Power of the Heart
Embracing the Power of the Heart

Emotional safety: creating a haven of well-being in an out of control world
Emotional Safety: 
 Creating a Haven of Well-being
In A Seemingly  Out of Control World

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Connection And True Safety
With all the cultural violence we are living through right now, sadly too often it is hard to truly feel safe.  Schools, libraries and churches are places we would expect to be safe.  One could argue that each of these places is even sacred.  But the pain and disconnection that is ripping through both individual people and our society as a whole has brought violence into all of these safe, sacred spaces.

Even when we suspect violence is to come, as those close to Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida did, and as neighbors of Jeffrey Yao, who killed a woman and wounded a man at the Winchester Public Library in Winchester, Massachusetts reported and feared, the pathway to make a difference and stop potential violence is not clear.  People reported concerns about Cruz to appropriate authorities.  Nothing was done.  Neighbors feared Yao would kill someone.  Sure enough, he did.

The Music Salon

Music is such a source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect people heart-to-heart. 

The Music Salon provides an opportunity each month  to build community through music and art.

We look forward to welcoming to the Music Salon:

March 24:   Singer/Songwriter Duo Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli with rocks and minerals expert Kyle Russell.
April 7:  Musical Duo David Scott and Mark Shilansky with featured visual artist Lidia Scher.
May 13: Three@Home (Mary Casiello and Dann Russo) with featured visual artist Rowan Wielblad.
June 23: Willie Sordillo and Zoe Krohne

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 released two albums for 2017.   Say Yes to Love was released 9/1/17,   Singer/Songwriter was released 11/25/17, and and contains  ONLY Linda's original songs.
Moments Cover

Linda's newest album, Moments will be released in 2018.  To get your pre-release copy, contact or (617)913-0683
Coming Full Circle Cover CD Cover
Say Yes To Love, Coming Full Circle and Heart To Heart are available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon (or through me directly).  And you can hear my songs on Spotify and YouTube as well.
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Linda Marks

phone: (617) 913-0683