Multi-talented Eric Bowers will be in Vernon this month to present his newly launched book, Meet Me In Hard-to-Love Places: The Heart and Science of Relationship Success.
Bowers is a Vancouver based Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer, which is a mouthful, and he will present his book in a most entertaining way.
Bowers is a songwriter and musician with his group The Next Small Thing, and using his original music as well as stories, he will introduce his book and the theories of Compassionate Communication, Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Sponsored by the Essence Teahouse & Bookstore and the Centre for Spiritual Living Vernon, the book talk and solo concert will be presented tonight.
“When it comes to relationships, hard-to-love places are some of the most challenging emotional terrain we travel through,” said Bowers. “We have all been there, those places where it seems impossible to keep our hearts open, and the worst versions of ourselves come out to fight.
“It is here we have the greatest opportunities for growth, and deep down we all know that the hard-to-love places do not disappear, anyway.”
He adds that helping people build the relationships they want has propelled his own personal growth.
The book has been praised by author Mia Kalef.
“Eric Bowers shows us how to delicately, courageously, and empathetically navigate the true nature of intimacy,” she said. “Whether you are in a long-term relationship and looking to evolve together, or collecting yourself before beginning again, this book offers effective and loving tools for seeing you down the path.”
Bowers’ book talk and concert will take place today at 7:30 p.m. at the Centre for Spiritual Living, 2913 – 29th Ave., Vernon. Doors open at 7 p.m. The book will be available for sale, and the author will be signing copies. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to The Essence Teahouse & Spiritual Bookstore.
For more information, phone 250-549-4399.