September 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
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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:

Abigail, Linda, Terry  

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

Sunday, September 24
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
play at Revolution of Consciousness
Reggie Lewis Center
Boston, MA

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 Marks and Abigail Arndt sing
Linda Marks and Abigail Arndt sing "In Your Life"
at L'Aroma Cafe

"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

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
with Tom LaMark on the piano

November 18: Singer/songwriter Rick Drost

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,


September 1 is a big day:  the official release date of my new "Say Yes To Love" album.

Say Yes To Love Cover
Thanks to Billy Copeland for a fabulous review of the album!

While I have yet to figure how to create the release concert I envision,  you can listen to "Say Yes To Love" on Spotify, purchase the album or individual tracks on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby, and hear what I have been creating in the studio with the heartful and ubertalented Doug Hammer. 

Heartful thanks for the contributions of fellow musicians Miki Matsuki on drums, Dave Landoni on bass, Valerie Thompson on cello, Dave Birkin on flute and sax, Terry Smith on guitar and Doug on piano on non-originals.

With Art and Chris
The album is dedicated to my very special friend Art Olivas, (second from the left) who I visited in Albuquerque last week.
This month's featured article is  "Overgiving." If giving is a good thing, what can make sincere, heartfelt giving "too much?"  And what is the hidden cost of overgiving to the giver and to the receiver?

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

On November 25, 2017, I will be releasing my new 
Singer/Songwriter  album,  which contains ONLY original songs.
If you would like to get a pre-release copy  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 
Sunday, September 17 from 11:30 am - 1 pm  and again
in October.
L_Aroma 9.17.17

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, September 17 from 3 - 6 pm and Sunday, October 15 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..In speaking fear, you also show the trust and courage it takes to speak it, in a fear phobic society.  The anger we express has its source in our passion for justice. "

~Joanna Macy and Molly Brown in
Coming Back to Life

Jane Goodall

We are told that giving is a good thing, and it is.  Giving allows other to receive.  And giving feeds the heart of the giver as well as the receiver. Yet life is not black and white, and sadly even something that is inherently good can be bad when balance is lost.

What can make sincere, heartfelt giving "too much?" And what is the hidden cost of "over giving" to the giver and to the receiver?  I have had to reflect on this question very deeply and very personally recently.  And it has been painful, sobering, humbling and absolutely essential for my growth and learning.

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.  (next one is Wednesday, September 13)

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, September 27 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. Singer/songwriter Rick Drost will join us on November 18.

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