February 1, 2015 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Apologizing With Grace
Emotional Healing and Love
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

Upcoming Workshops: 



An evening talk

at the home of 

Margaret Arndt and David Sneickus

February 6, 2015

7 pm 

Newton, MA


Community As Healer


Sunday, March 1

11 am - 2 pm

Newton, MA


Musical Performances:


BACA Performer Showcase

featuring Linda Marks

Sunday, February 15

6 pm

Amazing Things Arts Center

Framingham, MA


Spring Into Song

Fundraiser for the City of Newton

May 3, 2015

4 pm

Newton, MA

At The Music Salon

in Waltham, MA:


February 7

Optimally Enhancing Your Vocal Performance

with Sandi Hammond

2 pm


February 22

An evening of music with

Jack and Jesse Gauthier

and visual art 

by Rowan Wielblad

5 pm


March 8

Open mic for singers

with Bonnie MacLeod


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


I am delighted to be singing as one the the five featured acts at the February 15 Boston Association for Cabaret Artists Performer Showcase.  Joining me for two of my original songs are saxophonist Geoff Wadsworth and drummer Miki Matsuki.  Pianist Tom LaMark will be our accompanist, and singers Sandi Hammond and Claudia Carman will add a touch of harmony!  The show is at  6 pm at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham and we are first on the stage.  Having you there makes it all the more special!

Miki, Me and Geoff
Miki Matsuki, Linda Marks, Geoff Wadsworth (photo by Ron Vaughan)
 Upcoming Music Salon events, include an evening of music with delightful father-son duo Jack and Jesse Gauthier on February 22.  Work by visual artist Rowan Wielblad will be on display at the February 22 event.

Jesse and Jack Gauthier

On March 8, piano masters and delightful entertainer Bonnie MacLeod will massage the keys of the Chickering as we have an open mic for singers.  Bring lead sheets or sheet music of your favorite songs in the keys you sing them in.

On February 7 delightful singer and vocal coach Sandi Hammond will be doing a special workshop for singers "Optimally Enhancing Your Vocal Performance" from 2 - 5:30 pm at the Music Salon.

Sunday, March 1, I am leading a Community As Healer workshop from 11 am - 2 pm in Newton.


This month featured articles are:  Apologizing With Grace, and summarized by my colleague Brock Davis, and a piece on Emotional Healing and Love by Jeff Brown.


Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    









"There's not always a lesson related to who we chose. Sometimes we chose for all the right reasons, and still get fooled.  Sometimes the lesson comes later, when we have to decide whether to close our hearts or give love another try.  If we can learn how to re-open our hearts despite our disappointments, then we have learnt well.  There is no better way to assert our value than refusing to give up on our right to love and be loved."

                                          --Jeff Brown




"The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the self nor of the other; the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone."


--David Whyte


Apologizing With Grace

 We all make mistakes, say things the wrong way, speak too quickly or inadvertently hurt someone we care about.  To err is human.  However, to make amends when we have erred is important to heal and sustain healthy relationships.  To be able to put one's ego or shame aside and truly be accountable for our mistakes is a valuable practice.  


Huffington Post writer Jonathan Alpert, suggested 8 ways to apologize and do it well:


1.  Own it:  Tell your friend, colleague or loved one what you did wrong.  Do it face to face.  By speaking and owning your error you take responsibility and demonstrate accountability.


2.  Don't make excuses:  Alpert coaches to "be direct and say what happened."  Explaining away your action takes away the opportunity to make something right.


3.  Keep it simple:  If we say too much or rant, we may be trying to rationalize our errant behavior.  Healing requires ownership, whatever the reason for our hurtful words or actions.





Emotional Healing and Love

Jeff Brown is a wonderful writer who posts many of his reflective pieces on his Facebook page.  I thought this piece on Emotional Healing and Love was very well said.


"One thing that is clear to me is the value of emotional healing work both in our efforts to prepare for love and in our efforts to sustain it.  This is not to say that love cannot enter our lives when we are emotionally unhealthy, but it is helpful if we can do some work to clear our debris in advance."


"When we don't do it, it becomes difficult to recognize love, to attune to love, to hold love safe."




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 February 11 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, February 25 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)

At The Music Salon

in Waltham, MA:  


February 7

Vocal coaching workshop with Sandi Hammond

2 - 5:30 pm with potluck dinner at 5:30 pm

Sandi Hammond
Sandi Hammond

February 22

An evening of music with Jack and Jesse Gauthier

Visual art by Rowan Wielblad

5 pm - 8 pm


Wild Horses by Rowan Wielblad
Wild Horses by Rowan Wielblad

March 8

Open mic with pianomastress Bonnie MacLeod

Bonnie MacLeod
Bonnie MacLeod


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