Trainer: Eric Bowers


Your Inner Leader
November 1, 2018  •  Article  • 

When building successful relationships, it can be very helpful to see yourself as a collection of different inner parts that developed in your psyche due to your various life experiences. There are all kinds of inner parts: a child part, a critic part, a victim part, a monster, a ...

What Is The Shadow?
January 1, 2018  •  Article  • 
An important part of differentiation for adults involves uncovering and reclaiming the disowned parts that were not accepted or loved by their parents. The term “shadow,” first suggested by the psychoanalyst Carl Jung, is often used when referring to our disowned parts, or to the place in our ...
Increasing Your Capacity to Feel
January 1, 2018  •  Article  • 
Two of the most supportive things parents can do for their children are healing their own attachment trauma (thereby further developing their own neural pathways for emotional regulation and secure attachment) and reclaiming disowned parts. The more that parents do these two things, the wider their windows of tolerance ...
Expanding Our Capacity to Love
January 1, 2017  •  Article  • 
What if we came to this world to expand our capacity to love? What if we had to forget where we came from in order to fulfill that quest, like water evaporating from the ocean and traveling to land to nourish soil. What if the painful and traumatic events of ...
Making Peace with Our Loyal Soldiers
January 1, 2018  •  Article  • 
I often speak and write about how falling in love with yourself is a crucial element of building great relationships with others. Falling in love with yourself means embracing all aspects of yourself (including the disowned parts in your shadow), doing what you love, following your dreams, and unearthing ...
Bringing Compassion to Painful Places
January 1, 2017  •  Article  • 
The end of a marriage, the destruction of nature, a politician who does not share your values winning an election, how on earth do we bring compassion to these painful experiences? Compassion enters into painful places when we find a willingness to be present to what we experience, beginning with ...

Prepare for Love

Prepare for Love
10/18/2012  •  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.