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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

11 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

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.

booklover99

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dr. Flowers and the EQD curriculum has helped me both professionally and personally develop life long skills in emotional competence. Our current educational systems seem at a loss for teaching students emotions....EQD fills in the gaps. It helps students develop a way to name, sort, explore, reflect and implement emotions into our decisions. The approach skillfully teaches how to use our emotions to help ourselves be our best selves in the world and help others do the same. I highly recommend!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dr. Flowers is an inspiration. She is a wonderful speaker, teacher, motivator and mentor. The EDQ team is a group of intelligent, open-minded, warm and compassionate individuals, with big hearts ready to help empower others.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Dr. Loma Flowers is a powerhouse. She is truly inspirational as a teacher and mentor. I heard her speak in a lecture on dreams more than 20 years ago. I knew I had to work with her. Over the years of our professional collaboration, I have watched her change many lives through her approach to emotional empowerment, which is straightforward and easily accessible. In order to reach a broader audience, she created her nonprofit, Equilibrium Dynamics. Through this organization, she teaches her curriculum to others. I participated in the 6 month training and found it very valuable both personally and professionally. Equilibrium Dynamics is truly a gem!

Renee31

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began volunteering for EQD more than five years ago because I was impressed by its mission and by Dr. Flowers. My continued interaction with both the organization and Dr. Flowers have helped me enormously in both my professional and personal lives. Through my association, I have realized that my own emotional experiences of the world have been greatly muted but I am learning to re-allow emotion into my life and learning to manage the wide spectrum of emotions so that I am fully human in every moment. It is sometimes difficult work but the effort is completely worthwhile. I often speak of my volunteer efforts with EQD because I feel so strongly that others will also benefit from exposure to and use of EQD principles.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cont. to grow from the exposure to the EQD curriculum. The last few months have added a lot to my effectiveness in my job setting using EQD as a way of structuring a pilot program to improve our relationship to law enforcement, for example.
I have had occassion to use it as well to work on changes to increase my healthy habits and decrease habits that undermine my health, using the support of personal relationships and the self responsibility portion of the curriculum. The applications of this curriculum are endless.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with EQD as well as donated to the organization. I have been so moved by the mission of teaching emotional competence that I have begun to train as a coach and apply the skill to various settings, including my own profession as a psychiatrist. We have used the skills in teaching MDs how to find balance and care for themselves, as well as teens in an at risk HS who are making decisions every day that shape their future, often driven by impulses and emotions they don't acknowledge or understand.

Gigi K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

During our first experience with Dr. Flowers in our training, I was daunted by how much I was not comfortable with after reading her manual. The concepts were easy to understand but the idea of executing them with your own clients took more skills, practice and awesome guidance with Dr. Flowers and her team. The group who I trained with were exceptional professionals in the field and gaining experience with me. Because I was able to open up with my struggles with my own clients, the training was much more useful, and I was able to really gain insight as to how others were using it. I used Equilibrium Dynamics in the field of nutrition and nutrition counseling. At first, I was weary of how I can integrate the two along with pre-existing counseling methods but at the end of the program, I was more confident that I can do it, and I can use this skill to increase my abilities to help my clients with overweight, portion control, eating healthier, etc... I have also found myself to use the skills more in my own life where it now an every day thing. To be conscious of certain things in life. It has definitely changed the way I have view facebook. :)