Library Resources with Eric Bowers: (31)


Your Inner Leader

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...
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The Ultimate Romance

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...

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What is the Shadow?

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.
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Increasing Your Capacity to Feel

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

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

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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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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