May 31, 2015 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
The Health Impact of Loneliness
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 30 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 19-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, June 28

10 am - 1 pm

Newton, MA


Musical Performances:



BACA Performer


featuring Linda Marks

May 31

6 pm

Amazing Things

Arts Center

Framingham, MA


St Louis Cabaret Conference

Performance Showcase

July 25

St Louis, MO


Heart to Heart

CD Release Concert

September 16

8 pm

Scullers Jazz Club

Boston, MA



At The Music Salon

in Waltham, MA:


June 14

Songwriter Mary Crowe and an open mic with Bonnie MacLeod

Potluck brunch

11:30 am - 2:30 pm


November 8

Dale LePage and

Bonnie MacLeod

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,




May has been a music-rich month for me.  I write this newsletter right before my performance at 6 pm today at Amazing Things Arts Center with Greg Holt on bass, Dave Birkin on sax, flute, clarinet and guitar and Tom LaMark on piano--part of the Boston Association for Cabaret Artists Performance Showcase.  I am very excited to be including 12 year old Claire McFarland in a duet on one of my original songs.  Claire has musicality and presence beyond her years!!!


Jon Fischer shot 5.15

  Greg Holt Dave Birkin


  Tickets are available through Amazing Things.

My new
Heart to Heart CD is in production, and if you would like a pre-release copy, I should have them back by the end of June!  You can also get tunes through CD Baby, and iTunes. 

Pop me a note at if you would like a pre-release copy of the CD!

And please mark your calendar for the release concert  of Heart to Heart, at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm! 



Scullers is my VERY favorite venue for live music, so it is a true delight to be playing there with Bonnie MacLeod (piano), Miki Matsuki (drums), Geoff Wadsworth (saxophone), Dave Birkin (clarinet and more), Junko Fujiwara (cello) and Greg Holt (bass).


Tickets will be available through the Scullers website in early June.



CD Cover
CD Release Concert will be at Scullers Jazz Club on 9/16

The Newton Festival of the Arts was an amazing production offering 55 events of all genres.  It was a pleasure to produce and sing in Spring into Song with colleagues from the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists and to sing in the Singer Showcase produced by Kevin O'Connell of the Y.


Spring into Song
Me and Bonnie MacLeod
Newton Festival of the Arts--me
Community As Healer:


 Sunday, June 28, the  Community As Healer group meets from 10 am - 1 pm in Newton.  We are now running this group monthly.


Next Music Salon Event:


Sunday, June 14 Potluck Brunch from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm with singer/songwriter Mary Crowe and open mic with pianomastress Bonnie MacLeod at the Chickering.


This month featured article is:  Reflections of a Passionate Introvert: Why Mission Matters.


Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    





Music, which is an extension of our emotions, 
comes naturally.
It is the vested interest of the heart,
a very ancient organ.
The magic in song happens only when
the words give destination and meaning
to the music and the music gives wings to the words.
Together they go to places you've never been before."

--Yip Harburg




"This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all

Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond."







Reflections of a Passionate Introvert:  Why Mission Matters

I always resonated with Garrison Keillor's line about powder milk biscuits giving the shy person the courage to go out and do what needs to be done.  Though many who encounter me as I engage in my life passions find it hard to imagine that I am a shy person and an introvert, both have been true since I was quite young.  The thought of taking up space on a stage or moving beyond overwhelm at a cocktail party to make connections would send me under the covers or into my turtle shell!


It has taken me a lifetime to find the internal motor, my own formula for power milk biscuits, to allow me to step onto the public stage and do what needs to be done.  And the internal motor is fueled by my sense of mission, which is sourced from my heart.  Courage has never been lacking in my character.  But taking up space and "commanding" attention do not come naturally!!!





Music Notes

Music is such a source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect people heart-to-heart. I look forward to sharing my new Heart to Heart CD with you at our release concert, Wednesday, September 16 at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston!

 I also participate in many of the wonderful open mics available to local singers:

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 June 10 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, June 24 at 7 pm at UU Church in Watertown)
Arts at the Armory Open mics are organized by Celia Slattery and take place the first Thursday of the month in Somerville.  This month:  Thursday, June 4.
Club Café in Boston has many open mics hosted by a wonderful variety of singers and pianists in its Napoleon Room.
The Winiker Trio plays from 6 - 8 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and from 10 am - 1 pm on Sundays at the Waltham Westin.  Singers can most often sit in.

Jamie and Dan with Bonnie
With three amazing pianists: Jamie, Dan and Bonnie, thanks to the Winikers!

Upcoming At The Music Salon

in Waltham, MA:  

June 14

Songwriter Mary Crowe and open mic with Bonnie MacLeod

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Potluck brunch


Requested donation $10 - 15


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