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Causes: Adult Education, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Education, Educational Services, Inmate Support, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Equilibrium Dynamics (EQD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching adults and children how to build a life in which feelings empower, rather than sabotage relationships, activities and careers. Everbody has feelings. But not everybody is familiar with the fundamental principles and basic dynamics of those feelings. We teach key aspects of feelings as well as the related skills and strategies for managing them.  These topics are commonly known as emotional intelligence (EQ), emotional competence or Social Emotional Learning (SEL).  Research indicates that these skills and strategies empower students for success whenever they are applied. Goals: - Empower individuals to reach highest realistic goals in academic achievements, occupations, and healthy living in functional families. - Increase public awareness and practice of emotional competence skills to create thriving institutions and safe neighborhoods with community participation for the common good. - Partner with others for maximum impact and efficiency, putting emotional competence into practice. - Contribute to the knowledge and experience in this field and our own effectiveness through ongoing evaluation of our programs. 

Results: The EQD curriculum for teaching emotional intelligence has been proven success rating. 91% of those who have taken a course found it valuable. 92% learned something they can use. 89% learned something to help them meet their professional and personal responsibilities.

Target demographics: Low income, Minorities, Educators, Health Care Professionals, General population

Geographic areas served: San Francisco, Bay Area and Beyond

Programs: *Introductory lectures and seminars, for health organizations, high school students & faculty, and corporations e.g. San Francisco and Sonoma county high schools, California; Northern California Psychiatric Society; UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, medical students & faculty; SNMA medical students. *Parent workshops to improve family dynamics & communications and support student performance, e.g. PreCollege Programs at Sonoma State; *Partnerships with universities, colleges and other organizations to provide emotional competence workshops to empower participants to improve their performance through selected skills training and consultations e.g. HBCs, nationally; Kent State, OH; Sonoma State, CA. *Training seminars for counselors, therapists and teachers, etc. interested in learning the comprehensive emotional competence curriculum as a foundation for emotional competence skills development. *Development of teaching materials and resources for use with high school, college and medical students, parents, professionals and others. *Research & evaluation to assess impact and improve outcomes for teachers and students in our programs.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My program encourages under-represented master's students of color on to the doctorate. We have been extraordinarily successful, particularly since we now include Dr. Flowers and Equilibrium Dynamics as an integral part of our work. In particular, we hold a doctoral student retreat for our alumni that attracts doctoral students of color from around the country. It is mainly centered on Dr. Flowers' philosophy and strategies for coping and thriving. The participants love it and report being renewed and more confident about completing their degrees!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed serving on the Board of Equilibrium Dynamics and watching the growth and development of this fine non-profit organization since its inception. I have been impressed with the dedication, creativity and hard work that have gone into the development of workshops, teaching modules and materials generated by Dr. Flowers and her associates at EqD to support the learning and success of students and professionals from disadvantaged communities. It feels great to play a small part in an organization which is developing solutions to one of our divided nation's major problems.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization continues to have a great impact on the lives of people of various backgrounds and education levels, including parents of vulnerable teens, teens experiencing significant life trauma, minority medical students and graduate students. I'm excited to see how their new online Feeling Management Course will widen their reach, and help numerous people lead healthier lives, and maintain healthier relationships and careers.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Dr. Flowers has used emotional competence teaching to empower medical students at UCSF, including myself years ago, to leverage their relationships, life experiences, and emotions for their success. Through Equilibrium Dynamics she and her team are reaching out to our community, especially underserved communities, to empower children, parents, students, and professionals in their relationships and careers. I'm always in awe at how much of an impact her teachings on emotional intelligence have on everyone who has the opportunity to complete her course.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered to help Equilibrium Dynamics do some long term planning. They are great team to work with and were very open to feedback and made me and my input feel very valued. They are doing great work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization does amazing work! The information they share is life changing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The EQD curriculum and training opportunities have changed my life! It's an incredible organization run by people with hearts of gold. They are changing lives, one person at a time!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Flowers for many years. She is a masterful teacher, breaking down the most complex topics in emotional intelligence and making them accessible to all. She uses her humor, insight and great wisdom to work with students and to inspire hope. With Equilibrium Dynamics, she has harvested the experience of her impressive career, and developed a program to teach others her skills. The 6 month training program is superb. I can't recommend her programs highly enough. Equilibrium Dynamics is truly inspirational.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The training course in emotional competency training was superb! It had solid foundation and was very practical and pragmatic. I use what I learned all the time in my practice.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

At our request, Drs. Flowers and Thomas-Squance provided a well-written, comprehensive article about their work for an educational publication distributed to postgradutate medical trainees. We were hoping to give our readers some basic information about the field and it's utility in their clinical practices. The article far exceeded expectations by being concise, organized, on-target, and very interesting. We expect a great deal of positive feed-back about their disciplne and their program.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Equilibrium Dynamics (EquiD) is an amazing program that focuses on helping clients learn emotional competence for primarily young adults (teenage, college students). The program developed by Dr. Loma Flowers, provides the tools necessary to enable people to be able to express feelings, emotions in a clear, concise manner and fosters more mature relationships. Our current educational system ignores this important concept. This would be a valuable program to incorporate into all levels of our educational system.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Dr. Flowers did an amazing job in sharing the ideals of the program during our trainings and how to influence students and individuals I work with in higher education. The lessons of Equilibrium Dynamics provided very valuable skills that I share with students I work with and even professionals in the field. Definitely a useful tool for a variety of fields.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Equilibrium Dynamics provided me with a number of tools and resources to better assist my students as an educator. I really appreciated the services provided to better understand the importance and role of feeling management and understanding the differences that make each individual unique and different. As an educator, it was definitely a tool that I have recommended to other colleagues looking to better serve their students as well as themselves.