November 1, 2014 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Gridlock, Complexity and Overwhelm
Forgiveness Prayer
Music Notes
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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


November 19

UU Church, Watertown

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


The Power of Voice

Workshop at 

First Event

January 2015

Coming Soon:


The Music Salon

in Waltham, 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,



The October 5 "Heart to Heart" show was a joyful experience!  Thanks to everyone who came out to share the music!

Heart to Heart Favorite Photo
Thanks to Ron Vaughan for his fabulous show photos!
Heart to Heart Team


Heart to Heart-Me and Geoff


This month's articles are:  Gridlock, Complexity and Overwhelm, and Loneliness and Your Health.


Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    









"We inhabit a meaningful world because we bring forth or enact meaning.  We call this view 'enaction.'  When we enact, being human is a matter of inhabiting the human world of culture and shared bodily practices...What is important is not just what is inside the brain, but what the brain is inside-of-the-larger space of the body and culture."
-- Evan Thompson
The Embodied Mind




"Even if you feel well-loved, the more love you can give to those around you, the more comes back to you. The catch is, you have to go first."

--Kim Anami


Gridlock, Complexity and Overwhelm

Doesn't it seem that gridlock on the highways is getting worse?  Rush hour seems to have bled into most any hour of the day.  And whether it is road construction causing slow downs or seemingly more cars of the road, gridlock seems to extend to more places as well as more times of the day.


And more "gridlock" experiences seem to be popping up in more parts of life:  trying to call an automated phone number for a business transaction, waiting in a longer phone queue with a credit card company, bank or utility, trying to navigate the claims department of an insurance company....Add in climate change, ISIS and constant news reports of the Ebola virus and our fear of it taking over New York City or Boston or most anywhere leading to a catastrophic situation for all, and it seems like the world is rapidly spirally downward. Feeling overwhelmed and stuck in something beyond our control is happening more often to more people every day.


As sociobiologist Rebecca Costa studied civilizations that collapsed ( including Mayans Khmer, Romans, Ming and Byzantine societies), she noticed, as my colleague Jed Diamond summarizes in his ManAlive newsletter, "the first symptom of impending collapse was that they all experienced gridlock when the magnitude of the problems they needed to solve exceeded their abilities.  In other words, they hit some cognitive threshold where they could no longer understand or manage their biggest, most dangerous problems."




Forgiveness Prayer

Grant me the will to want to forgive...

Can I even form the words

Forgive me?

Did I even look?

Do I dare to see the hurt I have caused?

I can glimpse all the shattered pieces of that fragile thing

That soul trying to rise on the broken wing of hope

But only out of the corner of my eye

I am afraid of it

And if I am afraid to see

How can I not be afraid to say

Forgive me?




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.

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!

Amazing Things Arts Center organized by Leslie Holmes
Many BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) singers perform in a monthly open mic.  This month, it is November 12 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, November 19 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)

TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick) Open Mics in Natick 

Once my Chickering quarter grand piano returns from the shop (it is being rebuilt) in mid-November, I will schedule the first Music Salon event at my new home in Waltham.

Visit http// 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: It is user friendly, and even something you can subscribe to.


Linda Marks

phone: (617) 913-0683