August 1, 2014 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Balance and Belonging
The Gift of Home Hospice Care for a Pet
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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. 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, and has a vital 18-year-old son.

To find out more about Linda . . .

 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 learn too.


Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod

BACA Members Open Mic

I will be singing a couple songs along with my fellow singers

Wednesday, August 27

UU Church, Watertown

7 pm


CD Release Party for Dale LePage

I will be singing a duet with Dale

Thursday, September 4

Beechwood Hotel Terrace Ballroom

Worcester, MA

6 - 9 pm


Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod

will be performing

Sunday, October 5

at Amazing Things Arts in Framingham, MA

"Heart to Heart" 

5 pm


BACA Fundraiser

featuring Dale LePage and the Manhattans

Sunday, October 19

at Amazing Things Arts in

Framingham, MA

I will be performing a duet with Dale

5 pm



Community As Healer


 in Newton, MA

Date TBA

Artists, musicians and creative folks are especially welcome


The Power of Voice

Workshop at 

The Natural Living Expo

Saturday, November 15

2:30 pm

Marlboro, 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,



Music is such a source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect people heart-to-heart.  In the spirit, I am working on recording a new CD, "Heart-to-Heart," working with the extraordinarily talented Doug Hammer at his Dreamworld Studio in Lynn, MA.

The CD will have a good number of original songs on it, and my two musical collaborators, Lisa Wexler and Bonnie MacLeod will both be part of this recording project.

It would be absolutely amazing if the CD were ready by my October 5 "Heart-to-Heart" show at Amazing Things Arts in Framingham (Bonnie is my accompanist and collaborator on this show, and Lisa Wexler will join me for one of the songs we co-wrote many years ago when we were both twentysomethings)...

But things of quality have no fear of time....and we will see how the creative process unfolds.

Please do mark your calendars and join me on October 5 at Amazing Things Arts.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Amazing Things Arts website very soon.
Photo by Carol Robinson
Singing at BACA (Photo by Carol Robinson)
Musical colleague Dale LePage is not only a delightful singer and charismatic performer, but also a generous duet partner.  He will be the headliner at the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists October 19 Fundraising Concert at Amazing Things Arts in Framingham.  Joining Dale will be a number of fine BACA singers. Tickets are $25 and available through Amazing Things Arts Center.

Articles this issue are:  "Balance and Belonging" and "The Gift of Home Hospice Care For a Pet."

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    




BACA October 19 Benefit
A show you will not want to miss!




The absolute, most sure-fire way of physically moving in the direction of your dreams, Linda, on a day-to-day basis, without messing with the "cursed hows," is living them, now, to any degree that you can. 

And you so can - 
    The Universe  (TUT)




"'Within each of us, in the ground of our being, powers reside for the healing of our world. These powers do not arise from any ideology, access to the occult, or passion for social activism. They are inevitable powers. Because we are part of the web of life, we can draw on the strength-and the pain-of every creature. This interconnection constitutes our 'deep ecology': it is the source of our pain for the world as well as our love and appetite for life.'


-Joanna Macy


Balance and Belonging

Finding balance and having a sense of belonging are two important experiences many of us strive for, and sometimes find challenging.  We get pulled in so many different directions as we go about our daily life:  self-care and care for others, work and relaxation, daily necessities and fun,and  solitary pursuits and connecting with others can each be polarities as we strive to find balance.  


Authors Joel and Michelle Levey believe that our search for balance is not "just a solitary affair." This search extends beyond even our relationships with close friends and family, and how we integrate work and personal life.  They write, "The sense of belonging to a larger whole is a fundamental force in our search for balance, one that begins in our need to be connected to a larger community, extending our to encompass the entire human family, and ultimately to all nature."


Seeing where we fit into the larger web of life, gives us a sense of context, that brings both balance and peace, in the eyes of the Leveys.




To read the complete article.... 


The Gift of Home Hospice Care For A Pet

Just a few weeks ago, I lost one of my beloved feline companions, a Russian blue colored kitty named Toss.  My now 18 year old son and I got Toss from Buddy Dog as a feral rescue kitten when my son was just 4 years old.  My son named him Toss after a similar gray kitty who was in a video called "Paws, Claws, Feathers and Fins," given to me and my son by a friend who worked as an animal control officer.  In the video, a four year old girl goes to a shelter, adopts a gray kitten and names him Toss.  My son followed suit and did just the same!


I formed a very physical and visceral bond with Toss from the very start.  When we first took him home, he was scared and shaking.  I held him in my arms for 8 hours straight, helping him feel safe, until eventually he purred.  Toss became known for purring as soon as I touched him.


Sadly, in June when I took him to the vet after watching him start to become frail and lose a lot of weight, I learned that he had either spleen or liver cancer, that in the eyes of the vet was untreatable.  Many people I know, coming from a place of good intention, then told me to euthanize him so he "wouldn't suffer."





Community As Healer

Be part of a healing village doing EKP (Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy) body-centered psychotherapy work in community and see what we mean in EKP when we say, "when anyone has a turn, everyone has a turn."  We will create a space of emotional safety, incorporating a heart meditation, facilitated dialogue, and watching body language and non-verbal cues for the person having a turn.

Learn about the roles of client, witness and helper in EKP as we create a safe container with our collective heart field in 20 minute turns.  No matter what role you play, our goal is for you to feel nourished and supported!

Linda Marks, MSM, is a body psychotherapist, coach and mediator who has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups for 29 years in Newton, MA.  Helping people connect, feel heard and understood so they have healthier, happier relationships is at the heart of her work. 

Special workshops for musicians and artists are being organized.  Contact Linda if you would like to participate.

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