Library Resources with Eric Bowers: (25)


Using NVC When the Going Gets Rough: This is Your Brain on Anger

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:53 hours:minutes
What's happening in the brain and why, when you're flooded with intense emotions. In this session, we'll look at how you can train your brain to manage stronger emotions, yours and others.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 17. Make Time to Grieve

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Grieving reminds us of the preciousness of life, it helps us integrate loss, and it opens us to deeper compassion, inspiration, and joy. We need to create space in our lives to grieve fully.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 16. Help Others Build Their Own Truth-Finding Neural Pathways

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Along with it’s potential for helping others calm their emotions and feel deeply understood, the Nonviolent Communication process of empathetic listening can help someone increase their capacity for finding their own truth.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 15. Keep Asking for Help

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Asking for help is difficult for many of us, but can yield rich rewards.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 14. Admit to it Too

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
It can be challenging to tell people that you don’t like a certain behaviour or action of theirs. Even with supportive intentions and compassionate language your message might be difficult for someone to receive. Of course, we are not responsible for others’ reactions, but we are responsible to care about each other, and there are effective ways to express ourselves with more care.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 13. The Eight Most Powerful Things You Can Do to Build an Inspiring Relationship

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  4 pages
What are the most powerful things I can do to build an inspired relationship? I answered the question with romantic relationships in mind; however, I believe the answer below applies to all important relationships.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 12. Connect to the Living Energy of Your Needs

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
For many, the word “need” is associated with lack, neediness, and scarcity. These associations are the opposite of the meaning of needs in Nonviolent Communication (NVC). In NVC, needs are the motivational energy of our innate wholeness and desire to grow, like the energy of a plant pushing it up through the soil and toward the sun.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 11. Catching Hearts

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
When we take a leap in life and put our hearts out into the world in new or bigger ways—sharing a song, dance, or poem, writing a book, competing at a sporting event, giving a speech, and so on—there is greater potential for aliveness but also for shame and pain
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 10. Take It to the Trees

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
One of the most important things you can do to live a meaningful and rewarding life filled with vitality is reclaim your emotions. Eric offers a tip to reclaim your emotions, rescuing you from the numb and deadening state of “fine."
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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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