May 1, 2014 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Identity Theft for Real
Steps You Can Take If You Have Been Identity Thefted
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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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You can:  organize a workshop, sponsor a "Community As  Healer" experience or join with others who might want to learn too.


Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod

Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod

are working on a Cabaret show for 2014

details to follow


April 26 , 2014

Rock the House

Fundraiser for

the Boston Minstrels

Watertown, MA

7 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

Linda K Paresky Conference Center

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,



This past month has been one of turmoil of two very different flavors:  my mother died on March 29 at age 86 after Alzheimers made way for congestive heart failure, and identity theft issues started to color the horizon with a very dark tint.

Because my AOL account has been hacked more than half a dozen times over the past two weeks, if you receive any suspicious e-mails from my account, please know I am not trying to spam you.  Someone actually broke into my account last Thursday night as I was sitting at Scullers sending a table mate information about the Boston Minstrels!  They locked me out, changed my password, and once I reset it, i discovered they had just spammed my 5000 contacts with an e-mail containing "an important document," and hundreds of contacts started an onslaught of "is this really you" e-mails.

I have written two articles this issue to help you protect yourself from the sadly growing trend of virtually unstoppable identity theft:  "Identity Theft For Real" and "Steps You Can Take If You Have Been Identity Thefted."

On a more joyful note, I will be singing in two events this weekend:

Saturday, April 26 is the Boston Minstrels' annual "Rock the House" fundraiser in Waterotwn.  Come on out and support this wonderful organization that brings music and healing to people and places where music rarely travels:  homeless shelters, VA hospitals, prisons and more.  The event begins at 7 pm at the Sons of Italy hall.

Sunday, April 27, my delightful sister in song, Tracy Clark, has organized a special event to benefit the Brookline Food Panty, Shampoo, Singers and Spinach Pie at the Putterham Grille in Chestnut Hill from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  An amazing line up of singers will perform!  I will be singing one of my most recent original songs, "How Can I Reach You."

May 17, Brecken Schwartz is producing an amazing conference, Healing Hands, to provide education in touch therapies, energy modalities, sound healing and more, including for people who will be traveling to China to work with children who are trauma and burn victims.  I will be offering a "Community As Healer" workshop at the conference, which takes place at the Linda K Paresky Conference Center at Simmons College.

For more information: Healing Hands Conference

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



Identity Theft For Real


You read about it in the paper all the time.  You and most people you know have probably received lots of the spam e-mails about people who lost all their money in foreign countries asking for financial help or the members of European or African elite whose close relatives have just died.  And most often it is just an annoyance of modern day life.  


But what happens when identity theft gets a lot more close, and invasively personal?  Have you had your credit cards received charges you did not make?  Or even more intrusive, have you ever filed your federal taxes only to be told someone has used your social security number before you did?  Or most violating of all, have you ever discovered that someone broke into your financial accounts--be it retirement accounts, college funds for your kids or any other accounts, and actually stolen your funds?

Over the past couple of years, I have experienced all of the forms of identity theft listed above.  And most recently, someone broke into my retirement accounts and stole $13K in 5 transactions by opening up a bank account in Virginia in the name of an entirely different identity theft victim.  Because my retirement account firm put up a red flag to have 5 transactions made the very morning a new bank account was attached to my account with them, the stolen funds were put on hold, and a week later, recovered.


However, the experience of first having my AOL account hacked three times, and then having money stolen from what was thought to be a totally secure, professionally managed retirement account, felt like the modern day version of having someone break into your home in spite of a burglar alarm and no key.


To read the complete article 


Steps You Can Take If You've  Been Identity Thefted


If you find yourself the victim of identity theft, here are the standard steps the police or any financial services company will ask you to take:

1.  Notify your local police.  Filing a police report may seem silly, since almost never is an identity thief someone who lives in your local community.  However, as I was told by the officer who took my report, "It is done to give your case credibility.  After all, no one is supposed to lie to the police, right?"

2.  Fill out an FTC affidavit of theft.  Honestly, this seems to be as futile as the local police report.
But it is one of the required pathways for making a report.  What I found most foolish about the form was on the one hand it asked you for very confidential information like social security number, driver's license number and date of birth....And then it sent up a warning saying this kind of information makes you vulnerable to fraudulent activity, so it is advised NOT to include it!  Go figure!  I chose to leave those vulnerable spaces blank for my own security!

3.  Report your theft(s) to the credit monitoring bureaus:  Equifax, Transunion and Experian.   You may want a fraud alert put on all your accounts.  And you may want to check your credit reports to make sure nothing is on them that you didn't authorize.

4.  If you have an accountant, notify them.  This is particularly important if you have tax identity theft or having retirement funds tampered with.  The accountant can help run interference with the IRS and can help solve problems resulting from fraudulent use of your social security number of early withdrawal penalties for retirement money not withdrawn by YOU.

5.  Hire a good computer security consultant.  Whether s/he can find malware or spyware on your computer or even the smoking gun of the thief's attack, a good computer security consultant will provide you an eye opening education both about how thieves get into your on-line accounts, and what you can do to protect yourself.

6.  Get yourself emotional support as well as practical support.
 Having your personal information stolen or tampered with and having hard-earned funds stolen is an assault. It can feel like a rape, a burglary or an attack.  Your sense of safety in the larger world might be in question.  Make sure you don't have to navigate what can be an overwhelming experience all alone.

 To read this article...



Healing Hands Conference on May 17

Healing Hands, a daylong intensive conference, offers a day of healing and connection.  Sponsored by Hand Reach, the day will include workshops demonstrating a variety of holistic healing modalities in touch/massage, energy work, sound/music therapy, arts/expressive therapy and community building.  The day will provide a forum to share, teach, collaborate and refine methods to work with survivors of severe trauma:  physical or emotional.  Trauma survivors will be able to explore and engage in numerous healing techniques while providing their unique perspective on the psychosocial healing process.

Date:  Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time:  9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Location:  Linda K Paresky Conference Center, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA

Fee:  $100 which includes continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, snacks, workshops and parking.

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 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 is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.
Please let me know what you think of this new blog.


Linda Marks

phone: (617) 965-7846