Daily InspirationToday, notice where your focus is most of the time - externally on others, in your head, or in your body. Since your feelings are your inner guidance system, it is essential to be present in your body in order to know what you are feeling and when you need to take loving action. By Dr. Margaret Paul
'This workshop is exactly what I have needed my whole life. It is life changing. Something led me to it that is at the core of what Margaret is teaching. I feel so differently about my ability to live a life worth living than I did before I came here. I am filled with gratitude.' Kripalu Workshop, 9.12
"This workshop came as the right thing at the right time. I was coming to this in my dreams and through my intuition, but actually coming to the workshop brought me to concrete steps that I can take to heal my wounded self and actually move on through behavior that no longer serves. I feel empowered." Rowe Weekend Workshop, 5/06
'So helpful. I've been out of touch with my feelings all my life. I don't even know what boundaries are. This seems as if it were created just for me. The integration of spirit with deep psychological work is the missing piece in all the other therapies & meditation practices I've done.' Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop, Rowe, MA, 4/10
'Your calming, learned persona is very lovely to be around, and I feel hopeful and non-anxious about proceeding with this work.' Kripalu Workshop - Lenox, MA, 9.13
"I decided to come at the last minute and knowing nothing about the Inner Bonding process or the workshop leader. I leave here today sensing that I can learn to better love myself and to love others. I will need to learn to listen to my body, to access help from spirit, to know that I do not have to be alone with my pain, and to honor the joy and peace within me. This has been a sacred time."
4/2002 - Rowe Conference Center - Rowe, MA
"My guide brought this to me and I am grateful. I faced some challenges in reconditioning old habits, but I leave here with a new toolbox!" Kripalu Workshop, 9/08
Get to know Dr. Erika Chopich, one of the co-creators of the Inner Bonding process.
Erika Chopich, Ph.D.
CO-CREATOR OF INNER BONDING
Dr. Chopich holds a Ph.D. in psychology, is a best-selling author, and an ordained Chaplain. She has worked extensively with the homeless population around the country. Erika has a medical background and before practicing as a psychotherapist, she was an administrator for the Los Angeles Free Clinic. In addition to working with individuals, groups, and business mediation, Erika is an accomplished speaker and seminar leader. She has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including the Oprah show. She is co-author of Healing Your Aloneness and the Healing Your Aloneness Workbook, which have been translated into seven languages and are bestsellers in Germany.
Erika currently resides in Durango, Colorado. She is an accomplished pilot and an experienced chef. She continually offers her insight, creativity, quick-wit, humor and playfulness to the ever-evolving process of Inner Bonding. In addition, her unique ability to see and speak with Teachers supports the Inner Bonding process with a constant source of new information.
Erika writes and publishes her blog from a deep appreciation of nature and of life. She has the ability to observe, apply and to teach the Inner Bonding process in every, day-to-day, situation. Her observations and her humor have gathered a large following.
Erika is passionate about her horses and spends much of her free time training and riding them. She also enjoys photography and paints in pastels. Her two dogs, Merlin and Frodo are her constant companions.
Get to know Dr. Margaret Paul, one of the co-creators of the Inner Bonding process.
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
CO-CREATOR OF INNER BONDING
Dr. Paul is the author/co-author of several best-selling books, including Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By You?, Inner Bonding, Healing Your Aloneness, The Healing Your Aloneness Workbook, Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By My Kids?, and Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God? Dr. Paul's books have been distributed around the world and have been translated into eleven languages.
Margaret holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is a relationship expert, noted public speaker, workshop leader, educator, chaplain, consultant and artist. She has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including the Oprah show. She has successfully worked with thousands of individuals, couples and business relationships and taught classes and seminars since 1967.
Margaret continues to work with individuals and couples throughout the world -- mostly on the phone. She is able to access spiritual Guidance during her sessions, which enables her to work with people wherever they are in the world. Her current passion is working on and developing content for this Website, as well as distributing SelfQuest®, the software program that teaches Inner Bonding® and is donated to prisons and schools, as well as sold to the general public.
Margaret is passionate about helping people rapidly heal the root cause of their pain and learn the path to joy and loving relationships.
In her spare time, Margaret loves to paint, make pottery, take photos, watch birds, read, ride horses, and spend time with her grandchildren.