September 1, 2015 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Music As A Personal Growth Pathway
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 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, September 27

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Newton, MA


Musical Performances:


Heart to Heart

CD Release Concert

September 16

8 pm

Scullers Jazz Club

Boston, MA



At The Music Salon

in Waltham, MA:


BACA Holiday Party

December 6

5 - 10 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,


Singing at Ryles



For those of you who have been following my heart-centered body psychotherapy work for many years, my embrace of music is not a deviation from that path, but actually a deepening.  This month's featured article is Music As A Personal Growth Pathway.


Helping people find their voice and the power of voice is a wholistic mind, body, spirit, heart and soul process!  And being a singer/performer myself requires that I dig more deeply into my own heart and soul, growing through blocks or obstacles and into possibility. 


Scullers Poster

Putting together the Heart to Heart CD Release Concert at Scullers has been and remains a path of growth, both personally and musically!  Working with a six piece band and two guest vocalists is a true privilege!  And all the musical coaching, rearranging of music charts and technical details of preparing a show for a major venue like Scullers in a huge journey!


With our September 16 show show just two weeks away, the excitement is building!  I really hope you can join me and Bonnie MacLeod (piano), Miki Matsuki (drums), Geoff Wadsworth (tenor sax), Dave Birkin (flute, tenor sax, guitar and clarinet), Greg Holt (bass) and Junko Fujiwara (cello) at Scullers for the Heart to Heart CD Release Concert.

 If you want to get a copy of Heart to Heart before the Scullers concert, you can do so:


on Amazon and on CD Baby.


CD Cover


 Please join us for the Heart to Heart CD release concert at Scullers Jazz Club at 8 pm on Wednesday, September 16!


Tickets are available on the Scullers website.


Community As Healer:


Sunday, September 27, the  Community As Healer group meets from 10 am  - 1 pm in Newton. The group meets monthly.



Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    





Oliver Sachs on Music





Better Musician Better Person






Music As A Personal Growth Pathway

I was very sad to learn of the recent passing of personal growth leader and inspirational writer and speaker Wayne Dyer.  His work touched and impacted the lives of so many people.  Tonight on Facebook I noticed a posting about a video featuring his daughter Selena, focusing on one of Wayne's 10 principles to live by: "don't die with the music still in you."


While Wayne used this language as a metaphor, there is a lot of literal meaning in the principle as well as symbolic meaning.  The music that lives inside of us is a metaphor for our personal gift to give to the world, reflecting a sense of personal purpose.  It can take many forms.  But what matters is that we each find a pathway to full self-expression, which leads to a full contribution to the larger world.


For someone who is a musician, the full self-expression literally IS the music that is inside of them.  And finding one's voice literally or finding one's unique notes is the path of full self-expression and contribution to enrich the lives of others.  Music is itself a powerful language, a heartfelt gift to give and receive, and a pathway from soul to soul that runs deeper than words.






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 September 9 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, September 23 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.  

Bonnie and Junko
Bonnie MacLeod and Junko Fujiwara



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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