Daily InspirationLook inside and notice if you feel empty or full. If you feel empty, it is because you are not loving yourself and sharing your love with others. The love-that-is-God fills you when your intent is to love. When your intent is to control getting love, you will feel empty. Notice your intent. By Dr. Margaret Paul
"This workshop reminded me to look inside myself for the seed of self-love. Since learning about this process, I've reconsidered all the ways I've abandoned myself and started thinking about how much I need to water that seed, and really nurture it inside myself so that I can show up in relationships in a healthy way.' Kripalu Workshop - Lenox, MA, 9.13
"This Workshop (lecture & role-play) was very enlightening. I'm inspired to continue connecting with myself through internal process of Inner Bonding - daily and throughout the day." LA Workshop, 7/05
Sue Ellen Cheairs
"This course is the best thing that ever happened to me. I feel more fulfilled, happier and peaceful now. Thank you very much Margaret for being part of this valuable journey." 1.15
"It's great to have a method to work through issues. It's great to know that I can hold myself responsible instead of others because I can change me but not anyone else. My most precious memory is seeing through visualization my inner child happy & laughing & joyous & filled with life playing naked in the pine tree grove and knowing that she doesn't need anyone else to make her feel so happy & alive!" Kripalu Workshop, 9/08
'After a long 3 year divorce I finally have answers and most importantly a structure. I needed to know why I do and react the way I do. I feel I can finally move on with my life now, I also have insight into other people that will benefit me for the rest of my life. I almost did not make it here however life changing is what this workshop has been!' Weekend Workshop - Anaheim Hills, CA 3.14
I walked in after learning about IB on Kripalu's website just two weeks before. I am in the second year of the end of my marriagewhich has involved much conflict on both sides emanating from the wounded self. I now clearly see this and look forward to practicing IB as a way to improve the relationship as we co-parent our 6 year old.
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.