October 1,, 2016 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Laura Loved: A Tribute to Laura Weingast Nieratko
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 31 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 20-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 host a workshop.
Scullers show

Upcoming Workshops: 

Community As Healer
Sunday, September 25
10 am - 1 pm
Newton, MA

The Power of Voice
Natural Living Expo
Saturday, November 12
2:30 pm
Duchess Room
Marlboro, MA
Musical Performances:

Coming Full Circle
CD Release Concert
Thursday, September 1
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, MA
8 pm

Grill 37
Guest Vocalist with 
the Bobby Gadoury Trio
Sunday September18
4 - 8 pm
Pomfret, CT

Cafe L'Aroma
Jazz Brunch
Peforming on keyboard and vocals with guitarist Terry Smith
Saturday, October 1
11:30 am - 1 pm
16 Spencer St
West Newton, MA

Facing Cancer Together Fundraiser
Featured Performer
Thursday, October 27
6 pm
Wellesley, MA
Singing "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" at the Newton Festival of the Arts
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:

House Concert with
young singer Abigail Arndt
with John O'Leary, guitar 
Poetry by Beatriz Alba
Saturday, October 1
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert

House Concert with
Nashville duo
Danika Holmes with Jeb Hart
Thursday, November 10
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert

Boston Association of Cabaret Artists Holiday Party
with Steve Heck at the Chickering for open mic
Saturday, December 3
4 - 7 pm
Potluck dinner

House Concert with
singer/songwriter Dean Stevens
Saturday, March 18
6 pm Potluck
7 pm Concert

If you would like to train in EKP, contact Linda
If you would like to sponsor a
Know Your Voice, 
Know Your Power or
Healing the Traumatized Heart workshop,  or a Community As Healer workshop,
contact LSMHEART@aol.com

Thanks to everyone who came to our amazing Coming Full Circle show and album release at  Scullers Jazz Club.  A great time was had by all:  great music by a great band with a full house!  And feedback about the album has been great too!

You can get a copy of the album through CD Baby, iTunes, and we are working on Amazon.  I have copies too!  And you can listen on Spotify!

With Doug Hammer and Claire McFarland at Scullers

The album is available through my website, through CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes.

On September 18, I had the pleasure of singing with the Bobby Gadoury Trio at Grill 37 in Pomfrey Center, CT.  

Grill 37
With Bobby Gadoury, Isabel Tonelli-Sippel and Jodi Stevens at Grill 37

I am delighted that I will be hosting a house concert featuring delightful Nashville duo Danika Holmes with Jeb Hart on November 10 at the Music Salon.

Danika and Jeb
Danika Holmes with Jeb Hart

On Saturday, October 1, Terry Smith (guitar), Claire McFarland (vocals) and I (vocals and keyboard) will be doing a jazz brunch at one of my favorite spots, Cafe L'Aroma in West Newton at 11 am.

Join me with guitarist Terry Smith and guest vocalist Claire McFarland for a Jazz Brunch at the delightful Cafe L'Aroma in West Newton on October 1.

And on Thursday, October 27, Dave Birkin (flute and sax), Terry Smith (guitar), Claire McFarland (vocals) and I will be the featured performers at a fundraiser for Freeing Cancer Together in Wellesley beginning at 6 pm.

My bandmates and I are available for hire at your private events, as well as at clubs, restaurants and anywhere music is desired. I am grateful to have a full band of wonderful musicians who can be hired in many different combinations! Please contact me if you would like to arrange a performance!  

My article this month is: Laura Loved:  A Tribute to Laura Weingast Nieratko, my dear friend who died too young on September 27.

On Saturday, October 1, as we welcome young singer Abigail Arndt accompanied on guitar by veteran performer John O'Leary, our Music Salon evening will be dedicated to Laura.

Poet Beatriz Alba will read poetry before the music begins.

Potluck dinner at 6 pm and the music starts at 7 pm.  E-mail me at lsmheart@aol.com to make your reservation!

John, Abigail and Margaret
John O'Leary, Abigail Arndt and Margaret Arndt

    You can order a copy of both Heart to Heart and Coming Full Circle on Amazon and on CD Baby.  It is also on iTunes and Spotify.

CD Cover
Coming Full Circle Cover
Community As Healer:

If you would like to experience the heart-centered body psychotherapy work I do, and be part of a community of literal "helping hands," you can attend the monthly Community As Healer Group in Newton on Sunday, October 30 from 
 1-4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    


"Compassion is a spontaneous movement of wholeness.
It is not a studied decision to help the poor, to be kind to the unfortunate.  Compassion has a tremendous momentum that naturally, choicelessly moves us to worthy action.  It has the force of intelligence, creativity and the strength of love."

--Vimala Thakar

"Only as high as I can reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be."

--Karen Ravn


Laura Loved: A Tribute to Laura Weingast Nieratko
On Tuesday, September 27, Laura Weingast Nieratko, my friend of many years, sadly passed away after a 4 year courageous battle with stage 4 colon cancer. Laura and I met through the world of personal growth, a lifelong passion for both of us. And our paths crisscrossed many times over the course of many years through personal growth workshops and communities.

About 8 years ago, Laura and I were buddies in a workshop that focused on our life visions, and we started a wonderful ritual of weekly lunches together. During these few years, we grew very close, as we not only share our hopes and dreams, but also our journeys. There is something very special about touching in every week with a close friend, as life choreographs its various twists and turns, sometimes happy, sometimes sad.

Music Notes

Ryles August 23,2016
Singing at Celia Slattery's open mic at Ryles
with Mark Shilansky and Greg Holt

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 October 12 at 7 pm.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, October 26 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 and Sunday nights.  Singers are welcome.

And here in Waltham at my home, I host special house concerts through the Music Salon.    I will  be hosting young singer, Abigail Arndt accompanied by John O'Leary on guitar and Margaret Arndt on harmonies on October 1.    Nashville duo Danika Holmes with Jeb Hart will share their gifts on November 10,  And fabulous singer-songwriter Dean Stevens will join us on March 18.

Scullers show favorite



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