Daily InspirationFeeling great? Enjoy it! Feeling upset, scared, depressed, anxious, angry? Learn from it! Enjoy the up times, learn from the down times. Each time you learn from the down times, the up times bring more and more joy. In the up times, do not think you are "there" - the down times will come. In the down times, do not think they will last forever, the up times will come. By Dr. Margaret Paul
'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
"I feel that the workshop was very valuable, something I will continue for the rest of my life. I am planning on attending a 5 day Intensive." Kripalu Workshop, Lenox, MA, 10/09
Catherine M. Covington
'I have been practicing Inner Bonding for about 1.5 years and this is the first workshop that I have attended. I am very grateful that I did finally attend. Hearing Margaret explain the principles, and seeing the process in action, helped me to get an even clearer understanding. Also, as a usually very reserved person, I was very pleasantly surprised to find how safe I felt, and how much I was able to open up and connect with myself and others.' LA Workshop, 3.7.10
"I found the Inner Bonding concept to be an idea I can use to change my poor
thinking and negative habits. Unlike 'regular' therapy, this gives you a hammer
and nail to do some work, to "see" what we do inside ourselves to keep us
stuck, and a way to change it." Rowe, MA, 4/04
The 6-Step process is such a wonderful tool to discover yourself, to develop spiritually, to deal with emotional reactions, and above all to become a better person. Highly recommended.
'I always had the need to heal myself. I have never been in therapy, and I had worked already somehow on Step 1, and in this Workshop, everything touched on my feelings. I feel I was meant to be here at this time; because this is the time that I think I have time to take care of myself with God's blessings. Will be following up with other workshop.' Kripalu Workshop, 9.12
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.