Daily InspirationThe avoidance of loneliness, heartbreak and helplessness over others and outcomes is often at the root of controlling, compliant, resistant or addictive behavior. It is helpful to learn to name the feeling we are trying to avoid. When we name it, we can allow it, acknowledge it, embrace it, bring love and compassion to it, and then release it to Spirit. Denying it keeps us stuck. Naming it allows us to manage it, release it and take loving action in our own behalf. By Dr. Margaret Paul
'Even if you have been a member on the Website, this Workshop will deepen your practice and take you to the next level. I was scared of opening up to strangers, but you created a safe environment for us. Thank you!'
"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
"I have never felt so energized by an experience. I feel the teacher arrived when me, the student, was ready. Margaret, you speak right to my Soul. Thank you for you." Toronto Workshop - Toronto, Canada - 4/2001
"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
"I truly connect with Dr. Margaret Paul and her Inner Bonding process. 'Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God' is the most inspirational book I've ever read and I recommend it to my fellow colleagues (ie: therapists, my clients and my friends), to help them heal and evolve.
My experience was one of completely letting go to new ideas and learning. I feel renewed and able to work in a new direction for myself. I have been anxious and depressed for years and now know that was my wounded self. I will care for myself daily.' Kripalu Workshop, 9.15 - Lenox, MA
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 Berthoud, 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 in the spiritual realm 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 Dobby 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.