July 1, 2015 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
The Gift of Glen Campbell's Public Alzheimer's Journey
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


at Healing Hands

Sunday, July 4

The Armory

Somerville, MA


Community As Healer


Sunday, July 26

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Newton, MA


Musical Performances:



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:


November 8

Bonnie MacLeod

and Dale LePage

Potluck brunch

11:30 am - 2:30 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,

contact LSMHEART@aol.com



I am very excited to have my new Heart to Heart CD in hand and the September 16 CD Release Concert at Scullers Jazz Club just around the corner!


CD Release Poster



 Tickets  are available on the Scullers website.

Pre-release copies are available.  If you would like one, please send a check for $20 ($15 for CD plus $5 for shipping/handling) payable to Linda Marks, 11 Walton St, Waltham, MA 02451.

Pop me a note at lsmheart@aol.com 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!  Having you there makes all the difference!


Scullers is my VERY favorite venue for live music. 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).



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

This past month I had the opportunity to sing at two wonderful London Cabaret venues:  Champagne Charlie's and Crazy Coqs.


Singing at Champagne Charlie's
Singing at Champagne Charlie's
With Champagne Charlie
With Champagne Charlie
Crazy Coqs
Singing at Crazy Coqs with Michael Roulston on piano

Community As Healer:


 Sunday, July 26, the  Community As Healer group meets from 2:30 - 5:30 pm in Newton.  We are now running this group monthly.


I am also delighted to return to this year's Healing Hands Conference July 4 at the Armory in Somerville to lead a Community As Healer workshop.


Next Music Salon Event:


In November we are delighted to feature charming singer Dale LePage and pianomastress Bonnie MacLeod.  


This month featured article is:  The Gift of Glen Campbell's Public Alzheimer's Journey.


Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    





"Home is a place we all must find.  It's not just a place where we eat or sleep.  Home is knowing.  Knowing your Mind, knowing your Heart, knowing your Courage.
If we knew ourselves , we are always home anywhere."

--Glinda, the Wizard of Oz




"Love does not consist in gazing at each other

but in looking outward together 

in the same direction."


-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery





The Gift of Glen Campbell's Public Alzheimer's Journey

Watching a loved one fade away through Alzheimer's is mind-blowing and heart breaking.  Sometimes the progression is slower.  Sometimes it is faster.  But over time, the very fabric that made your loved one who they were is gradually stolen by the disease.  Yet, as I learned through my own mother's Alzheimer's journey, the qualities most deeply imbedded in the character of your loved one are the last to go.


Glen Campbell, a singer whose songs touched me as a young girl, and still touch me to this very day, and his family, have courageously allowed his sad Alzheimer's journey to be a public one.  And in doing so, they have given a gift to all who have lived with Alzheimer's and perhaps an even greater gift to those who have not.  By allowing a window into the journey and the uneven way Alzheimer's robs a loved one and their family of core qualities, Glen and his family have put a very human face on this far too prevalent condition.





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 July 8 at 7 pm.

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

BACA June Performance Showcase
Singers and Pianist Tom LaMark, June BACA Performance Showcase\



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