Popular Topic: neuroscience

Laughter, IPNB and Empathy
October 1, 2018  •  Article  • 
“Alicia, do you have a needs guess for Jonathan,” I asked in an empathy circle last week.

Instead of a needs guess, Alicia said, “I’m guessing that if he gets his daughter a tutor, she’ll do better.”

For everyone who loves NVC, these are ...
A Love Song for our Hearts
January 30, 2018  •  Article  • 
Long ago, when I was 19 years old, I was in my college cafeteria, going through the buffet line with my tray. A young man in my German class, a person that I had admired, asked if he could speak with me for a moment. My heart leapt. Now maybe the ...
What Would Your Parents Say if They Were Making a Repair with You?
December 15, 2017  •  Article  • 

Every time I learn something new about empathy or attachment, I have to mourn that I didn't know it before.

Since my whole focus is learning about empathy and attachment, there is a lot of mourning. Some of the books I have, I have to let myself ...

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 ...
An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication
November 16, 2017  •  Article  • 
The dark haired, middle-aged woman stood on the "enraged" placard, choosing her place in the line of laminated cards ranging along the anger continuum from "annoyed" up to "enraged" and "livid."
"I'm so angry at him – he's a sick man, and I don't want him to poison my ...
What Makes NVC Hard?
October 20, 2017  •  Article  • 
Marshall Rosenberg, writing about Nonviolent Communication famously said, "Every action is an attempt to meet needs." Now, in the age when neuroscience has become accessible enough to help us decode everyday life, we can add, "And the needs behind every action might be in reaction to unseen nervous systems." In ...

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.