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Please contact me if you would like me to offer the following weekend workshop in your community.  The timing can be adjusted as necessary, for e.g. no Friday evening portion, or no Sunday.  eric@roadtocompassion.com or 604-442-8811.

Click here for testimonials for this workshop.

YOUR GUIDE TO GREAT RELATIONSHIPS

Friday evening, 7pm–9:30pm
Saturday, 9am—4:30pm
Saturday evening 6:30—8:30
Sunday, 9am—4:30pm

I have been celebrating all that each of us gained from the weekend we shared with you. My life is enriched because of the ways the workshop helped me deepen my connection with myself. Wow!  I’m celebrating all the ways that you offer support, learning and fun. When there’s fun I learn so much more than when there’s not, and I learned a great deal this weekend.” ~ Lillie Lentz, Your Guide to Great Relationships – Victoria, BC

Friday Evening –  Workshop Introduction and Music

  • An introduction to Nonviolent Communication, Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology through interactive exercises. games, stories, and original songs by Eric Bowers (accompanied by available members of The Next Small Thing www.thenextsmallthing.ca).

 Saturday/Sunday Workshop Outline

Through engaging and meaningful experiential learning and lots of practice this workshop will introduce you to

  • The Cornerstones of Great Relationships;
  • The reasons relationships get into trouble and what to do about it;
  • Communication that resolves conflict effectively, strengthens bonds, and builds healthy emotional brains;
  • Tools for transforming unhealthy bonding styles and building healthy relationships throughout your life;
  • How to integrate the unresolved pain and trauma that keep you from having the relationships you want;
  • Your attachment or bonding style: how it developed and how you can play with it;
  • The art of Somatic-Based Resonant Empathy;
  • How the emotional and relationship brain works and develops in relationship;
  • How to build your capacity for intimacy and autonomy.

Saturday Evening

  • Games and Special Surprises.

I include movement and games throughout the workshop as well so that participants stay energized and have more fun.  Participation in any part of the workshop is completely voluntary.

I’m very excited about this new approach to my workshops. To help this dream come alive, I’m going to offer these workshops through gift economy.  No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

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From the Vernon Morning Star.  By Susan Fenner

Men and women are playing a “get-to-know you” game amidst shrieks of laughter —this is a participation workshop in communication and relationship skills conducted by Vancouver-based Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer Eric Bowers.

Eric also has extensive training in Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology, all of which are blended into this captivating workshop.

The workshop promises calming tools that will help participants have less conflict and fighting and more connection and fun, all of which leads to love that deepens instead of disintegrates.

Bowers will explain how the emotional and relationship brain works and, through interactive exercises, games, stories and original songs, he teaches participants how to strengthen their autonomy and deepen intimacy. Participation in any part of the workshop is completely voluntary.

“He had all sorts of fun games that got us up and moving while also learning particular skills around empathy and compassion,” a previous participant enthused. “He was really patient with our questions and was wonderful at taking his time to ensure we all understood a particular concept.”

Through experiential learning and lots of practice, the workshop attendees will discover communication that resolves conflict effectively, strengthens bonds, and builds healthy emotional brains. Furthermore, Bowers highlights the reasons why relationships get into trouble and what to do about it. For some this will mean focusing on how to integrate unresolved pain and trauma that keep you from having the relationships you want.

Prior to his work in communication and counselling, Bowers was a wilderness guide and musician, and he carries his love of music into his workshops.

– Susan Fenner