November 1, 2015 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Bridging the Gap Within: A Key to Connection
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.


Me, Dave, Junko
With Dave Birkin and Junko Fujiwara

Upcoming Workshops: 



Community As Healer


Sunday, November 1

1 - 4 pm

Newton, MA


The Power of Voice

Saturday, November 14

Natural Living Expo

Marlboro, MA


The Power of Voice

Friday, January 23

First Event

Waltham, MA


Musical Performances:


BACA Performance Showcase

Sunday, April 10

Amazing Things Arts Center

Framingham, MA


Boston Public Library

Commonwealth Salon

Thursday, April 14

2 pm


Carole King and Burt Bacharach

with Kaoruko Pilkington

May 2

First Monday at 

Club Cafe

7 pm dinner

7:30 - 8:30 pm show

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

Worcester-based singer Dale LePage has a wonderful tv show, This is the Nightlife, and I am delighted that I had the opportunity to sing "I Say A Little Prayer" on his show.  Here is the video clip.

On Saturday, November 14, I will be offering a workshop on the Power of Voice at the Natural Living Expo in Marlboro, MA.  This workshop integrates body psychotherapy and music, since "voice" is a journey of finding and expressing who we really are from the soul level up.  This issue includes an article on Finding Our True Voice.

Scullers show favorite
I am back in the studio working with Doug Hammer on another CD, Coming Full Circle.  We did our first recording session with Junko Fujiwara on cello and Miki Matsuki on drums.  Looking forward to this creative journey!

 You can order a copy of Heart to Heart
on Amazon and on CD Baby.  It is also on iTunes.

CD Cover

Community As Healer:

Sunday, November 1, the  Community As Healer group meets from 1 pm  - 4 pm in Newton. The group meets monthly.  New members are welcome.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    


"The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, 
and when you're worrying about whether you're hopeful or hopeless or pessimistic or optimistic, who cares? 
The main thing is that you're showing up, that you're here and that you're finding ever more capacity to love this world because it will not be healed without that. 
That's what is going to unleash our intelligence and our ingenuity and our solidarity for the healing of our world." 
--Joanna Macy

"In human relationships, as mutual love deepens,
there comes a time when the two friends convey their
exchanges without words. They can sit in silence
sharing an experience of simply enjoying each other's
presence without saying anything.  Holding hands or a 
single word from time to time can develop this 
communication.  This kind of relationship points to the level of interior silence."
-- Thomas Keating
Bridging the Gap Within:  A Key to  Connection

"I love you just the way you are, there's nothing you need to do.  
When I feel the love inside myself, it's easy to love you."
--From "I Love Myself the Way I Am"
by Jai Josefs

A client of mine recently shared with me a reading from a book that pointed out that the greatest cause of pain in relationship is disconnection.  When we open our hearts to intimacy, we seek to stand in a space of connection.  What we often don't realize, however, is that in order to stand in a space of connection with another person, we need to first stand in a space of connection with self.

If we look inside and find a disconnect in our relationship with self, we may unearth the root of an experience of disconnection with a loved one.  Bridging the gap within through exploring what prevents us from being fully connected to self is the foundation for creating space for sustained connection with another person.






Music Notes

Music is such a source of great joy, and is a universal language to connect people heart-to-heart. In addition to my own musical gigs,  I also participate in many of the wonderful open mics and other musical events 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 November 11 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, November 18 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 Band brings their unique joyous musical flavor to Brothers Restaurant in Brookline, MA on Saturday nights.  Singers are welcome.

Hand out to audience



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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