Library Resources with Eric Bowers: (16)


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 9. Make Poetry Out of Empathy

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  2 pages
Nonviolent Communication includes a practice of empathy that involves listening for feelings and needs no matter how someone expresses themselves, and reflecting back the feelings and needs when it is helpful to do so. You can reflect back in a traditional NVC manner, or in a more creative way, with metaphors.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 8. Practice Self-Empathy with Your Whole Body

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
In our fast-paced, busy lives it is tempting to practice NVC mostly with the left hemisphere of the brain, thinking through the steps quickly without slowing down to connect more deeply with feelings and needs.  Don't miss an opportunity to integrate the hemispheres of the brain and the valuable information from the neural networks in the heart and gut.
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Prepare for Love (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  09:07 hours:minutes
Join Eric Bowers in transforming past relationship pain, coming alive in community and creating thriving relationships. This 12 session Telecourse recording brings together Eric's passions for Nonviolent Communication, Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 7. Talk about Conflict When You’re Not in Conflict

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  4 pages
Conflict is a normal and natural part of life. To varying degrees, it happens whenever two or more people consistently spend time together. Resolving conflict effectively and peacefully, in a way in which all parties feel respected and valued, does not feel natural for those of us who grew up with punitive, adversarial, or avoidant approaches to conflict. Eric offers some tips for approaching conflict.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 6. Ask to Understand

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Who does not want to be understood? In Tip #6, Eric shows you how to deepen connection and trust by checking your understanding with the person you are conversing with.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 5. Separate Needs from Outcomes and Strategies

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Eric Bowers explains how needs and strategies correlate to different brain hemispheres, and how relaxing into our needs opens us to greater possibilities.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 4. Invite People to Say No

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
When asking for support from another, you are most likely to enjoy receiving that support when the person giving support is giving from the heart—from a place of joy or delight. Inviting them to say "no" is a way of encouraging an authentic response, a response you can trust more fully.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 3. Get Empathy before Making Important Decisions

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Eric explains how we can often avoid regret by getting empathy before making important decisions.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 2. Cultivate Connection before Asking for Action

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Learn when to use the two types of requests in the practice of Nonviolent Communication: Action Requests and Connection Requests. Both are important when working through conflict or difficult situations and for building connection.
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The Heart and Science of Empathy (part 2)

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:00 hours:minutes
Join Eric in journeying through the world of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) as he expands on the theories and tools from his book Meet Me In Hard-to-Love Places: The Heart and Science of Relationship Success. You'll discover why IPNB and NVC complement each other so well, especially in the powerful practice of Somatic-Based Resonant Empathy.
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