March 1, 2015 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Vision: The Fuel for Motivation
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: 



Community As Healer


Sunday, March 1

11 am - 2 pm

Newton, MA


Musical Performances:


BACA Performer Showcase

featuring Linda Marks

Reschedule date TBA

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:


March 8

Open mic

with Bonnie MacLeod on piano and potluck dinner

5 pm


April 19

An evening of music with

Jack and Jesse Gauthier

and visual art 

by Rowan Wielblad

5 pm


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,



Mother Nature and as many of my friends are calling it, "snowmaggedon" had a huge impact on all of our lives during January and February.  Music gigs were snowed out.  So, were music salon events, workshops and regular work.  The passage of two cars down a street in opposite directions became a question, not a given!

Our vocabulary grew to include words like "ice dams," "roof raking" and "snow farms."   And Noah, my corgi, felt like I was training him for the Iditarod.

Here's the March and being closer to spring! Hopefully, temperatures will warm so the snow can melt (and not flood).  And we can get out and about more easily to fully engage in all parts of our lives!

We are looking for a new date to reschedule the February 15 concert at Amazing Things Arts Center, since Mother Nature snowed us out.  I will announce details as soon as I know them.

One small piece of fun:  On February 26, I went to see the Persuasions, a wonderful and historical a cappella group, sing at Scullers.  Little did I know that I would be called upon to be their lead singer for their closing song, "In the Still of the Night."  Thanks to Carole Bundy for the photo!
Singing with Persuasions
Singing lead with the Persuasions at Scullers
 Upcoming Music Salon events, include an open mic with pianomastress Bonnie MacLeod on March 8. Whether you are a singer who wants to sing or an audience member who wants to have a fun evening, come one and come all!  We will have a potluck dinner too!  The event begins at 5 pm at 11 Walton St, Waltham.  A $10 donation is requested to help give our pianist an honorarium for her talents. Bring charts or sheet music for your favorite tunes.

  Bonnie MacLeod

Our Music Salon house concert with delightful father-son duo Jack and Jesse Gauthier has been moved to Sunday, April 19, thanks to snow.  Work by visual artist Rowan Wielblad will be on display.

Jesse and Jack Gauthier

Sunday, March 1, is a Community As Healer workshop from 11 am - 2 pm in Newton.  We are planning to run these workshops regularly.


This month featured articles are:  Vision:  The Fuel for Motivation, 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!    









"A life is like a garden.  Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."

                                          --Leonard Nimoy




"Consciousness does not come from the brain.  The brain is an organ of consciousness. It focuses consciousness and pulls it in and directs it through a time and space field.  But the antecedent of that is the universal consciousness of which we are all just a part."


--Joseph Campbell


Vision:  The Fuel For Motivation

 "When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image."

                                                        --Meister Eckhardt


When people are feeling lost, aimless or unmotivated, it is often because they lack a vision of what they want, where they want to be or what activities or work will bring them meaning and purpose.  Vision can be like a flame of desire:  once our passion catches on fire, there is lots of light and fuel for making it real.





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.  We are now working on orchestration of the last bunch of songs.  So, I look forward being able to announce the completion of the CD and a date for the CD release party.

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 March 11 at 7 pm.

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

At The Music Salon

in Waltham, MA:  


March 8

Open mic with pianist Bonnie MacLeod

Singers and listeners are both welcome

Potluck dinner

5 pm - 8 pm


Bonnie MacLeod


April 19

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


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