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Library Resources with Eric Bowers

Library Resources with Eric Bowers

Library Resources with Eric Bowers

The Heart and Science of Empathy (complete course)

Beginner Skill Level •  Audio •  6 - 8 hours
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Eric Bowers 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.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Three Life Changing Choices Singles Can Make to Avoid Heartbreaking Relationships

Beginner Skill Level •  Audio •  45 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
45 minutes
Join Eric, as he reveals a clear path from heartbreaking intimate relationships to joyful, thriving intimate relationships. Eric uses his passion for helping singles heal from their past relationships, to help you to experience more ease, joy and mutuality in future relationships.

Don't Just Feel Your Emotions

Beginner •  Trainer Tip •  Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
Beginner
Trainer Tip
Read time: 2 - 3 minutes

To keep our life energy moving and growing we can find the resources to welcome and accompany various parts of ourselves with compassion and love -- as though these parts are very young children.  And even if these parts contain difficult emotions...


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 24. Shine a Light on Your Shadow: Projection Detection and Reclaiming Disowned Parts

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
How do you know when you’re projecting disowned parts or replaying old relationship dynamics? It’s hard to know for sure, but if you find yourself upset or shutting down and unable to have a dialogue in which you can speak clearly about your feelings and needs and empathize with the other’s feelings and needs, there is likely a projection. The stronger your reaction, the more likely you are projecting.

Your Inner Leader

All Skill Levels •  Trainer Tip •  Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
All Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
When building successful relationships, it can be very helpful to see yourself as a collection of different inner parts that developed due to various life experiences. Without empathy and acknowledgment, our inner parts tend to work against us. That's when we're called upon to build and develop our inner leadership...

The Ultimate Romance

All Skill Levels •  Article •  Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 6 - 9 minutes

For the ultimate romance to unfold, as an expression of your care for how your words and actions affect others, prioritize digging into your inner work before addressing conflict with them.  This means doing the inner work necessary to get to the root of the issue, which can bring bigger shifts, more aliveness, love, creativity, inspiration and compassion.  This doesn't mean letting the other person get away with unhealthy behaviour.


What is the Shadow?

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
What parts of yourself or others are hard to embrace, understand or even notice?  What parts do others have difficulty embracing, understanding or noticing?  Why do we condemn, loathe, hate, deny, judge, blame or feel shame around certain needs, feelings and parts of self and/or others? This article talks about the hidden parts of ourselves and others that shapes views and behaviours.

Increasing Your Capacity to Feel

Introductory Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Article
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
What's really going on underneath the surface when we bring or encounter blame, judgements, pain -- and thereby the inability to empathise, be present, attuned, or responsive?  Why does this happen even if one or more people in a relationship dynamic is working hard at bringing in an NVC response? This article addresses these and more questions from the perspective of how our brains are affected in our relationships.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 23. Resources for Building Successful Relationships

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  5-9 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
5-9 minutes
Eric offers us a list of some of his favorite books, articles, and videos related to building successful relationships.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 22. Lead Yourself with Compassion

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  3 - 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 6 minutes
Eric offers some tips for nurturing and affirming ourselves as a daily practice.

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