In my work as a Somatic Counselor, I have already recommended this book to many of my clients and colleagues. There are numerous books out there talking about the ins and outs of attachment and relationship and how to understand it. I have read most of them. I am excited about “Meet Me In Hard To Love Places” because it feels comprehensive, holistic and accessible to anyone who is curious about their habitual patterns in relationship and how to overcome and understand reactivity and the various stuck places that occur inside ourselves in relationship.
It is also very informative for mental health clinicians – it adds depth, insight and tools to the rich layers of the therapeutic relationship. It is the first book on attachment that I have read that breaks down attachment patterns in depth and in a way that looks through a lens of healing and hope instead of pathology.
Just as a skilled river guide takes us safely down the river, explaining the wild and beautiful terrain, Eric Bowers guides us through the inner landscape of relationships and communication.
He weaves his background in river guiding and songwriting into a skillfully written navigation of our hearts, connection and what gets in the way. He also offers science behind what happens in our brains and bodies in response to being in relationship with others – both in healthy and unhealthy ways.
Eric offers simple and cutting-edge tools for embodied transformation primarily from NVC, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Mindfulness.
My attention has been held through the entire book and I find myself cheering because this is a book I am proud to have as part of this field of helping people understand and move towards true intimacy and connection inside and out. Thanks Eric for contributing your important voice to this rapidly growing field of attachment and embodied communication.