April 1, 2014 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Making Our Dreams Come True
The Creative Power of the Empath
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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 29 years.

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 18-year-old son.

To find out more about Linda . . .

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Would you like to learn how to do Emotional Kinesthetic Psychotherapy(EKP)?   

If you would like to apprentice in EKP, you may want to consider participating in a half-day EKP workshop or be part of a Community As Healer group.   


Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod

Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod

are working on a Cabaret show for 2014

details to follow


April 13 , 2014

3rd Annual Voices of Boys and Men Benefit Concert

for Boys to Men New England

at Scullers Jazz Club

5 - 7:30 pm


April 27, 2014

Shampoo, Singers and Spinach Pie

I will be singing one of my original songs at a

Fundraiser for Brookline Emergency Food Pantry

organized by Tracy Clark

at the Putterham Grill, 

Chestnut Hill

4 - 7 pm



May 17, 2014

Community As Healer

at the Healing Hands Conference

Simmons College

Boston, MA


If you would like to train in EKP, contact Linda


If you would like to sponsor a

Healing the Traumatized Heart workshop,  or a Community As Healer workshop,

contact LSMHEART@aol.com




The 3rd Annual "Voices of Boys and Men Benefit Concert" for Boys to Men New England will take place on Sunday April 13, 2014.  We are building a GREAT line-up of talent, including the "Godfather of folk," Geoff Bartley, Jazz diva Tracy Clark, and up and coming talent Marcela Cruz.  This year's theme is "Building Community Through Mentoring."  And now that BTMNE is officially a 501c3, your tax-deductible donations can help group mentoring reach more teenage boys!


I am delighted to be singing at the April 13 BTMNE Benefit Concert, accompanied by pianist extraordinaire, Bonnie MacLeod, and also at the Shampoo, Singers and Spinach Benefit Concert singer Tracy Clark is organizing at the Putterham Grill on Sunday, April 27 to benefit the Brookline Emergency Food Panty.  I will be doing one of my newest original songs, "How Can I Reach You."


This month's articles look at being a creative force in our own lives:  "Making Our Dreams Come True," and "The Creative Power of the Empath."  The heart is a key player in what we create!



Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    




Beach Heart  


 "We feel loved when we feel seen, deeply perceived, apprehended, and responded to by another human being.  Being able to be seen requires vulnerability.  It means that we reveal ourselves--or that we put ourselves in such close proximity to another human being that he or she can really see us.  Intimacy grows when we are seen, when we allow ourselves to truly behold one another."


--Daphne Kingma




"Love someone.  Let yourself be loved.  Do all things with love.  Work with love.  Sing with love.  Share with love.  Let love rise like the sun in your heart.  And settle behind your eyes when the sun goes down.  Drink love into your water.  Pray love into your words.  Breathe love into your very bones.  Become love.  Just love." 


--Patricia Saxton



 "Be soft.  Do  not let the world make you hard.  

Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness 

steal your sweetness.  Take pride that even though the

 rest of the world may disagree you still believe it to be 

a beautiful place."


--Kurt Vonnegut






Making Our Dreams Come True


"A thin line stands between dream and reality.  And only the heart knows the characteristics that correspond to either side."

                                    --Linda Marks, age 16


It seems my entire life has been about living with vision and living from the heart.  As a child, I wrote poems about these two topics.  They were in separately interrelated.  When I was 20, I wrote a song called "When Dreams Suffer," which became my signature song.   And the message of this song was at the heart of my first book, Living With Vision: Reclaiming the Power of the Heart, which came out in 1988.


We all have dreams.  What is often the hard part is turning dreams into reality.  What can we do to make our dreams come true?


To read the entire article...



The Creative Power of the Empath


"Everything that is real on planet earth has vibrations.  Empathic people feel reality via these physical vibrations.  This means empathic people resonate with the reality around them by using their physical body."
                      --Doris Jeanette

Our culture is very intellectual and cerebral, often times forgetting that there are other ways of knowing and other sources of creativity and power, beyond the brain and even beyond what we understand to be "the mind."  Empathic people tend to sense, know, intuit and feel information, experience, and energy.  And their mode of perception is often what is felt in the heart and sensed in the body.

Doris Jeanette notes that "resonating with reality is powerful stuff."  If we are conscious about our capacity to resonate with reality, not only can we take in valuable information, but also we can use our energy to create from the heart and with our life force.  Finding ways to express what we feel deep inside and to find forms in which to channel our energy is at the root of the creative power of the empath.

 To read this article...



3rd Annual Benefit Concert for Boys to Men New England
Building Community Through Mentoring
2013 Benefit Concert Flyer
This year's Benefit Concert for Boys to Men New England will take place on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 5 - 7:30 pm at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.

We are putting together our line up of performers, which will include "the Godfather of the Boston Folk Scene," Geoff Bartley with Howie Tarnower, Jazz diva Tracy Clark, our father-son duo Jack and Jesse Gauthier, Angela Warner (daughter of Shirley Lewis, the Regal Queen of the Blues)...and many other exciting artists. Bonnie Johnson of WICN radio will emcee.

Tickets are $75 General Admission and $100 Preferred Seating, available on Brown Paper Tickets or  by sending a check payable to Boys to Men New England to BTMNE c/o Linda Marks, 3 Central Avenue, Newton, MA 02460.  Please include your name, e-mail and cell phone number with your check.  A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.  Your donation is tax deductible, since BTMNE is a 501c3 organization.

You can also support  BTMNE by:

1.  Sponsoring a teen to attend the concert.  (Send in $75 payable to BTMNE and you will sponsor one student to attend).

2.  Making a donation of any amount to BTMNE.

3.  Taking out an ad in our program ($250 for a business card sized ad).

4.  Being an event sponsor ($500 donation gets your logo on the back cover)
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."


My first blog at www.heartspacecafe.com/blog will still be active, but it is built in forum software, which many people find more cumbersome to use than official "blog" software.

In an effort to cultivate more dialogue in more contemporarily relevant ways, my new blog at HealingHeartPower.blogspot.com is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.
Please let me know what you think of this new blog.


Linda Marks

email: lsmheart@aol.com
phone: (617) 965-7846
web: www.HealingHeartPower.com