Daily InspirationA major challenge in staying conscious is to take loving action in your own behalf. As soon as you don't, it is likely you will feel numb or anxious, depressed or angry. The numbness is your inner child's way of not feeling the pain of the inner abandonment. The anxiety, depression or anger are your inner child's feelings that result from inner abandonment. Notice your feelings and take the appropriate loving action in your own behalf. By Dr. Margaret Paul
'This workshop was challenging, amazing, spot on - exactly what I have needed forever to move through the stuck (agonizing at times) places in my life & in my relationships. I've realized that I have choice at my disposal, choice to come to my own aid & support rather than endlessly succumbing to feelings of helpless & victimized. Thank you for helping me reclaim myself at mid-life!' Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop, Rowe, MA, 4/10
"1. Tremendous amount of meaningful information, great wisdom. 2. Very thorough written materials; the most comprehensive and insightful checklists of patterns I've ever found. 3. The leader provided personal examples from her own journey, and answered our questions about how to use the process. 4. I feel very satisfied, and eager to incorporate this process as my very own spiritual practice. I was hopeful for this! 5. Flexible approach as to how we see or define our inner guides." 4/2002 - Rowe Conference Center - Rowe, MA
"Before I came to Kripalu to take the Inner Bonding Workshop I had a large feeling of Aloneness. The workshop has allowed me to understand my Self abandonment, and how to work on loving my own inner child. After one weekend of Inner Bonding I feel wonderful and the experience is unlike anything I have ever experienced." Kripalu Workshop, Lenox, MA, 10/09
"Intensely powerful, peaceful. I feel as though I have the tools to deepen my healing journey and reclaim myself. Thank you!! Beyond wonderful! - I very much enjoyed the guided visualizations, they were very powerful to me. This was a very special weekend." Kripalu Workshop - Lenox, MA - 5/2001
'I came to this weekend not knowing anything about Inner Bonding, but came with some wounded self issues that were fresh and intense. I found the workshop overwhelming at first, and by the end, I now have a sense of who I am and can be as a loving adult. I'm looking forward to joy and creativity!' Rowe, MA Workshop, 4/08
'Wonderful, important. Tools and focus/attention on how to love Inner Child better than I've ever know how to do. Learned that there is so much more she needs to be given.' Kripalu Workshop, 9.10
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.