Daily InspirationEmbrace your tears of joy and gratitude for the beauty that surrounds us. Embrace your tears of sorrow for the loneliness and pain in our world. Your tears of joy and sorrow indicate that your heart is open. If you cannot weep in joy and sorrow, you cannot truly love. By Dr. Margaret Paul
"This is a beautiful synthesis of deep spiritual wisdom, psychological understanding of the human process and profound wisdom. Hooray for Margaret's clarity, kindness, compassion and brilliance. I am particularly struck by the simplicity and caring awareness of the absolute importance for healing the child within all of us and how beautifully this is accomplished (encountered) in Inner Bonding!"
"I thought it was wonderful. It really helped us focus on specific actions I can take to heal myself. The exercises were helpful." L.A. Weekend Workshop, 11/04
"Very informative & encouraging experience that shed light to provide self insight into my fears and provides tools to learn a path of courage, love, acceptance of self and motivation to continue to learn." L.A. Workshop, 1/08
"I'm taking home new critical pieces of my life pie. I was validated for what I've already healed and was given tools that are invaluable for continuing the ride! I leave energized yet peaceful. [Margaret is a] 10+ - totally passionate about life and her work which is a thrill to witness and to experience - it's catchy! Margaret is at the top of my list for skilled facilitation." Rowe, MA Workshop, April, 2000
"I recognized this process as tough love for myself. Because I embraced it
even feeling the risk and fear of finding out about myself, I am awakened,
being transformed and my life commitment now is to Being and giving Love. Thank
you." Omega Workshop, 5/04
'I'm so glad and happy that I took this Workshop, it has helped me so much. I can relate to most of what was covered. I'm now taking the steps to love myself. I always thought that I was going to get it from someone else. I now know that I'm going to get love from myself. Thank you.' Rowe, MA Workshop, 5.12
The Inner Bonding Workshop offers a definitive technology for developing a spiritually-connected loving inner Adult that becomes the loving parent to ourselves that we may have never had.
Unless we were raised by parents or caregivers who were loving to themselves, each other and to us, we have not learned to be loving Adults. As a result, we operate from our ego wounded selves, controlled by our fears and false beliefs.
The wounded part of us often takes over in unloving ways, tramples on our hurts, shuts them out, or covers them up. This internal split creates the serious self-destructive patterns many of us face, such as:
- Addictions to: drugs, food, nicotine, alcohol, relationships, work or sex.
- Codependence: trying to control others with anger, violence, guilt or compliance, resulting in relationship problems.
- Fears of: rejection, abandonment, aloneness, engulfment or failure.
The Inner Bonding process provides a powerful roadmap for healing these issues.
"Transformational Beyond Words! My heart and soul and true essence overflow with love and gratitude. I'm so eager and excited to go home and do Inner Bonding, and share this with my husband and son, and most of all MYSELF at any given moment." Kripalu Workshop, 9/08, Margaret Dean Godhard, Mom, Educator, Gainesville, GA
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Format for the Workshop
- Exploring Your Wounded Self
- Contacting Your Core Self
- What is a Loving Inner Adult?
- Releasing the Anger of the Wounded Self
- Learning the Dialogue Processes with the wounded self, core Self, and personal spiritual Guidance
- Getting Stuck, Getting Unstuck
- Relationships: Handling Conflict and Setting Loving Boundaries
Other Facilitators teaching an Inner Bonding Workshop may change or add to the format.
CEUs are available for Dr. Margaret Paul's workshops and Intensives.
Dr. Margaret Paul is certified as an OASAS Education and Training Provider.
The Mini-Workshop is a shorter version of the Weekend Workshop. The Mini-Workshop offers an overview of Inner Bonding along with demonstrations, questions, and an experience of the Six Steps of Inner Bonding. In addition, participants are taught how to contact their personal spiritual Guidance. See the description of the Weekend Workshop for more details.
Similar to a weekend workshop, but shorter. Presents an overview of the Six Steps of Inner Bonding. It may include other processes, depending upon the Facilitator conduction the workshop.