October 1, 2014 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Embodying Compassion
Force of Nature
Music Notes
Join Our Mailing List!
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


October 22

UU Church, Watertown

7 pm


BACA Fundraiser

featuring Dale LePage

and the Manhattans

I will be singing a duet with Dale

Sunday October 19

Amazing Things Arts Center

Framingham, MA

5 pm


Linda Marks and Bonnie MacLeod

will be performing

Sunday, October 5

at Amazing Things Arts in Framingham, MA

"Heart to Heart" 

5 pm


The Power of Voice Mini Workshop

Before the BACA Open Mic

Sunday, October 19

Watertown UU Church

7 pm


The Power of Voice

Workshop at 

The Natural Living Expo

Saturday, November 15

2:30 pm

Marlboro, MA


The Power of Voice


at the home of 

Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus

Friday, December 5

Dinner at 7 pm 

Workshop at 8:30 pm

Newton, MA



Community As Healer Workshops

Artists, musicians and creative folks are especially welcome.

If you would like to organize a workshop, just let me know.



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


Music is a universal language that builds bridges between people, whatever they background, language or context

The big show on October 5 at Amazing Things Arts is THIS SUNDAY.  I am beyond delighted that an article about the show appears in the Boston Globe West section 10/2/14

Please don't miss what promises to be an amazing and inspiring experience!

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased through the Amazing Things Arts website:
Heart to Heart Poster

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: "Embodying Compassion" and
"Force of Nature"

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    





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




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

-- LSM Age 16




"A universe without and a Universe within.  Our consciousness bridges the inner and outer worlds."

--Rabbi Theodore Falcon


Embodying Compassion

"The more you listen, the more you will hear.

The more you hear, the more and more deeply

You will understand."

--Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


What keeps us separate from self and others?  What leads us to put up shields or walls to defend ourselves from the deeper experiences of life, including not only pain but also joy?  Yes, we have lost, we have suffered, we have been betrayed, we have been abandoned....but is not the price we pay for closing our hearts even greater than the other pain and loss we feel when our hearts are open to both our own struggles and the struggles of others in this world?


Embodying compassion means finding the internal strength and courage to hold ourselves and others with love and sacred respect, and to create the safety within and without to take down our masks.  When we take down our masks we can see heart to heart, soul to soul.  When we take down our masks we can both see others and be seen for who we truly are.




 To read the complete article....


Force of Nature

"She breezes in, emotional genie.

You can't keep her in a bottle.

She'll touch your soul, even when you're sleeping.

And when you're awake, just let her in.

She's a force of nature.
She's a keeper of the heart.

She's a lighthouse for the weary.

But this world is tearing her apart."

--From "Force of Nature" by Linda Marks


I know I have a lot of energy,whether you call it passion or joie d'vivre.  And I am grateful I have ways to direct it positively to make a difference in the world--be it working with individuals, couples or groups as a mind-body psychotherapist, or as a singer or leader or organizer or human being walking the face of the planet.  When I was a kid, people often told me I was "intense."  I couldn't tell if that was an insult or a compliment.


When the speaker seemed scared or intimidated by me, then I felt it was more of a distancing comment or way to "other" me, separating me from other people.  And that never felt very good. In my adult years, the word "intense" has been replaced by another term, "force of nature."  Once again, it has been a mixed term, maybe an insult from some and a compliment from others.





Music Notes

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.

 "Heart-to-Heart,"the show Bonnie MacLeod and I have been working on, is just around the corner!  We will be performing at Amazing Things Arts in Framingham on Sunday, October 5 at 3 pm.  Get your tickets on the Amazing Things website.

Bonnie is my accompanist and collaborator on this show. Lisa Wexler will join me for one of the songs we co-wrote many years ago when we were both twenty somethings.  Miki Matsuki will join us on percussion.  Matt BenDaniel will join us on guitar.  And Geoff Wadsworth will join us on saxophone!

Friends ask where they can see me sing.  Some of the places I sing regularly are listed below.  I guarantee you will have a fun time at all of them!

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)

TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick) Open Mics in Natick (next one is Tuesday, October 28 at 7 pm)

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Bo and Bill Winiker at Skipjack's in Boston.  Bo and Bill, who are two of Boston's finest musicians,  are kind enough to welcome singers to sit in on a song during their wonderful jazz brunch.  They play the 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month from 11 am - 2 pm.

I am also singing at the BACA Fundraiser at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Sunday, October 19 at 5 pm.  The fabulous Dale Lepage and the Manhattans are our featured entertainers, and I will be doing a duet with Dale during the show.

As I devote more time to music, it is fitting that I am now in the process of building a website devoted to my musical activities, and projects.  

Visit http//lindamarksmusic.com to see what I am up to!

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."


I welcome dialogue and comments on my articles through my blog:  HealingHeartPower.blogspot.com It is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.


Linda Marks

email: lsmheart@aol.com
phone: (617) 913-0683
web: www.HealingHeartPower.com