July 1,, 2017 

HealingHeartPower Newsletter

Reclaiming the Power of the Heart
In This Issue
Bringing the Catatonic Chicken Back To Life: The Power of Compassionate, Heartfelt Presence
Music Notes
Albums by Linda Marks
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About Linda
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Linda Marks, MSM, is pioneer in body psychotherapy who has developed, taught and practiced Emotional-Kinesthetic Psychotherapy (EKP) for 32 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.

To find out more about Linda . . .

Gray Held
Visual artist Grey Held at the Music Salon in June

 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.
Harvey Diamond and Jon Dreyer
Harvey Diamond and Jon Dreyer at the Music Salon in June

Upcoming Workshops: 

Listening To The Body...
Following Your Heart
(Introductory Workshop)
Saturday, July 23
10 am - 12:30 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer
Sunday, July 23
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer 
Sunday, August 13
1 - 4 pm
Newton, MA

Community As Healer
Revolution of Consciousness
Saturday, September 24
Time TBA
"Love And Time" by Linda Marks from Scullers show 9/1/16

Musical Performances:

At L'Aroma Cafe with Terry Smith 

Saturday, August 5
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
open at the Music Salon
Waltham, MA 
7 pm

Saturday, August 12
Performance with Terry Smith
Waltham Farmers Market
Waltham, MA
11 am

Sunday, September 17
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Jazz Brunch at
L'Aroma Cafe
Spencer St, West Newton
11:30 am - 1 pm

Linda sings
Linda sings "Autumn Leaves" at Scullers
with Terry Smith on guitar
and Doug Hammer on piano

Singing "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" at the Newton Festival of the Arts
At The Music Salon
in Waltham, MA:

House Concerts
6 pm Potluck
6:30 pm Visual Art Presentation
7 pm Concert

September 16:  Pianist Joe Mulholland
and bassist Bob Nieske
Becke Drake, Featured Visual Artist

October 21:  Vocalist Patrice McKinley

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

Playing at Arlington Porchfest
Linda Marks and Terry Smith playing at 13 Forest Gallery
Arlington Porchfest

Terry and I have had quite a few gigs over the past month.  We also spent some time in the recording studio with Doug Hammer.

At piano at Doug's
The tracks Terry and I recorded will be included in my 2018 Moments album.
Being Interviewed by Dayna
I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to be interviewed for a film, Life After, which Dayna Altman is creating to help survivors of sexual violence/sexual assault.  The premiere of Dayna's film is planned for August.

When I was at Yale, a psychology class involving a small chicken that a professor zapped with an electrode made a lifelong impression on me. 

This month's featured article:  "Bringing the Catatonic Chicken Back to Life: The Power of Compassionate Heartfelt Presence

Joe Mulholland smile
Joe Mulholland

On Saturday, September 16, versatile pianist Joe Mulholland with Bob Nieske on bass will play at  the Music Salon.  Our featured visual artist is Becke Drake.
Bob Nieske
Bob Nieske

6pm Potluck. 6:30 pm Visual Art presentation.  7 pm Music begins.  $20 suggested donation. RSVP to (617)913-0683

In 2017, I am releasing two albums:  Say Yes To Love (on 9/1) and
Say Yes To Love Cover

Singer/Songwriter(on 11/25), which contains ONLY original songs.
If you would like to get a pre-release copy of either or both albums, contact me at lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683.
July 2017 Workshop
If you would like an introductory experience of EKP, this July 23 workshop is perfect for you!

With Terry Smith at the Music Salon
Linda Marks and Terry Smith
Upcoming performances coming up in 2017 include:

Linda Marks and Terry Smith return to the wonderful L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton 
Saturday August 5 and Sunday, September 17 from 11:30 am - 1 pm.

Linda Marks and Terry Smith
at the Waltham Farmers Market Saturday, August 12, 11 am - 1 pm.

Linda Marks and Terry Smith will play at the Music Salon on September 16 
at 7 pm.

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, July 23 from 1 - 4 pm and Sunday, August 13 from 1 - 4 pm.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome!    


"If you listen,
not to the pages or preachers
but to the smallest flower
growing from a crack in your heart,  
you will hear a great song
moving across a wide ocean
whose water is the music
connecting all the islands
of the universe together,
and touching all
you will feel it touching you
around you...
embracing you with light.

It is in that light
that everything lives
and will always be alive."

~John Squadra

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

--Howard Thurman
"Never regret love. No matter how blind, it improved your vision. No matter how foolish, it made you wiser. And no matter how generous, it made you more."

   -- The Universe
(Mike Dooley, TUT)
Bringing the Catatonic Chicken Back To Life:  The Power of Compassionate, Heartfelt Presence
 The ways professors choose to illustrate big concepts during college psychology classes can be rather dramatic.  And in one of my big lecture freshman psychology classes, a demonstration made a lifelong impression on me.  What I learned is NOT what the professor intended to teach me.  However, what I learned went far beyond my mind, penetrating my heart and soul.

I think the concept the professor was trying to illustrate was "learned helplessness."  For many years, I could not remember this because of the impact of the "demonstration."  The professor began by bringing a young chicken into the classroom, and placed him on top of the marble slab at the front of the classroom, attaching an electrode to the chicken's head.

He then proceeded to zap the unsuspecting chicken with an electric current.  The chicken started to shake all over.  His eyes started to get really big.  And before the chicken had a chance to acclimate to what was going on, the professor zapped him again and again until the chicken froze.

5 minutes went by and the chicken was still frozen.  10 minutes went by and the chicken was still frozen.  The class ended and the chicken was still frozen.  The class ended and I was still frozen.  And everyone except me left the room.  I sat in my chair feeling catatonic with tears streaming down my face.  I was devastated that the professor had just zapped the chicken into a catatonic state. And I was also upset that the professor just left the chicken there frozen on the marble slab and left the room.


Music Notes

Artful Pianos
Playing at the Newton Center Artful Piano

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.  Amazing Things is closed during July and August.  This open mic will resume in September.

BACA (Boston Association of Cabaret Artists) Open Mics in Watertown (next one is Wednesday, July 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.  Versatile pianist  Joe Mulholland and bassist Bob Nietske will join us on September 16.

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."


Albums by Linda Marks
Say Yes To Love Cover

Linda has two new albums for 2017.  Say Yes to Love will be released 9/1/17, but physical CD's are available for purchase already.  Singer/Songwriter will be released 11/25/17, and will contain ONLY Linda's original songs.

To get your pre-release copy, contact lsmheart@aol.com or (617)913-0683
Coming Full Circle Cover CD Cover
Coming Full Circle and Heart To Heart are available for purchase on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon (or through me directly).  Are you can hear my songs on Spotify and YouTube as well.
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