Participant Video Testimonials

Written Testimonials

excerpted from anonymous feedback forms

"A fabulous beginning for a great 18-month journey that will in effect last a lifetime of peace & love & joy. Karen is a wonderful facilitator!"

"The course gave room for real deep transformational work and not just information. I loved the container of safety and trust built in the room."

"Highly personal, highly sensitive and deep, while holding the space for personal learning and learning to become the facilitator."

"What I found most useful about the training was the vulnerability and willingness of the trainers to do their own work and show up in their Loving Adults--such beautiful role models...These are the experiences that lead to real learning."

"Module 1 of the IBFTP was absolutely excellent! Karen was a wonderful leader, connected to her inner child and guidance. Karen, Michael, Carla and Maria Rosa modeled openness and vulnerability and taught us so much."

"I felt it was far beyond my expectations. My personal growth was spectacular and I could see it in others. The spirit and love was brought to this place."

"What I liked most about the training was doing Psychodrama, learning about resistance and going through the steps of Inner Bonding in such creative ways. Karen and her team were led by guidance to give us exactly what we needed."

"All trainers were knowledgeable, experienced, brilliant, vulnerable, competent and modeled much of the spirit of Inner Bonding."

"The training met my needs and more. I came with the intention of getting better connected to my Loving Adult and that has been fully achieved to a much greater impact than I realistically expected."

"I loved the vulnerability and realness of all the trainers. It was what drew me to Inner Bonding and continues to do so."

"The experiential nature of the training helped me assimilate the six steps in a deeper way."

"Far beyond what I could have asked or imagined!"

"Could not have been improved. It was divinely inspired."

"Brilliant, lovely, compassionate, intelligent IB course leaders, trainers and attendees. So perfect."

"I liked the variation of teaching techniques--psychodrama, posters around the room, acting things out, worksheets, etc."

"Exceeded my expectations."

"Each facilitator was wonderful, supportive, kind, open, available!!!"

"The trainers were all fabulous--open hearted, very in-touch with the group, open to feedback and able to shift as needed."

"I don't know how it could have been better!"

"It was beyond awesome!"

Inner Bonding Facilitator Training Program

"The training met my needs and more. I came with the intention of getting better connected to my Loving Adult and that has been fully achieved to a much greater impact than I realistically expected."

Testimonial from Module 1 of Inner Bonding's Pilot IBFTP program

Inner Bonding® Facilitator Training Program, Group 2

We are pleased to announce the next Inner Bonding Facilitator Training Program (IBFTP), a year-and-a-half experiential, comprehensive training curriculum that provides a balance of professional development with the opportunity for profound personal transformation.  Graduates who successfully complete the training requirements will be eligible to earn practicum hours to become Certified Facilitators of Inner Bonding and should feel professionally competent to work with clients.   At the same time, participants will be encouraged into deeper contact with themselves and their spiritual guidance.  This connection will allow them to operate more effectively from their Loving Adult selves in their personal lives, navigating challenging situations from a place of inner strength and living with more joy, awareness and peace.  The unique, small group format of the IBFTP, with a maximum of 15 participants per training program, allows for personal attention from the trainer and assistants and provides an environment for cultivating deep and lasting friendships with other participants.  

Schedule of Live Events

November 28-December 3, 2017

Module 1: The Inner Bonding Education & Personal Transformation Retreat

Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO


May 16-22, 2018 

Module 2: The Inner Bonding Facilitator Training Retreat

Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO


The “Inner Curriculum”

The primary purpose of Inner Bonding has always been to aid participants in living from their Loving Adult, which means living with purpose, integrity, clarity, centeredness and from a place of peace and joy.  How do you do this when the client in front of you is triggering your childhood trauma?  When you have moved out of your compassion?  When you are judging yourself?  When you are afraid?  Even when you’ve forgotten the steps of Inner Bonding?  In this program, we will show you.  We’ll teach you how being an Inner Bonding facilitator is about the courage to know and to be who you really are; we’ll teach you how “who you are” is enough.  Come join us and become an integral part of the Inner Bonding family of facilitators.


What is included in the program?

Inner Bonding Facilitator Training Program (IBFTP) groups are small and intimate, providing each participant with the opportunity for engaged learning and personal transformation. The length of the IBFTP is approximately 1.5 years and includes:


Module 1:  The Inner Bonding Education & Personal Transformation Retreat

A 6-full-day, retreat-style, experiential, in-person training focused on the six steps and the cosmology of Inner Bonding; held in Colorado, USA

Module 2:  Inner Bonding Facilitator Training Retreat

A 7-full-day, retreat-style, experiential training focused on facilitation skills and connection to the Loving Adult; held in Colorado, USA

Six 4.25-hour trainer-led practicum teleconferences

Participants engage in facilitation practice with other participants and receive trainer support and feedback

2-hour Ethics & Practice Teleconference

2-hour Practicum Information Teleconference

Private, secure Inner Bonding Forum for upload and viewing of participant recorded facilitation practice sessions; peers learn from each other’s work and offer feedback

Written Feedback of Your Recorded Session by Dr. Margaret Paul

Written Feedback of Your Recorded Session by Trainer


Who should apply?

The deeply immersive Inner Bonding Facilitator Training Program (IBFTP) is designed for adults from all backgrounds who have benefited from the Inner Bonding process developed by Dr. Margaret Paul and Dr. Erika Chopich.  Some are counselors, therapists, ministers, coaches, healing professionals and teachers.  Some are leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants.  Others have no work experience in these areas but have been on their own personal and spiritual growth path and feel ready to take the next step.  We believe the best Inner Bonding facilitators are the ones who are committed to their own growth and healing and are therefore able to compassionately walk beside and guide others from their Loving Adult.


What are the requirements for application?

A minimum of one 5-Day Inner Bonding intensive with Dr. Margaret Paul, plus any prerequisites specified by the training team on an individual, case-by-case basis


A minimum of 1 year in recovery from any addictions, plus active working of a program, if applicable


Permission from Dr. Margaret Paul to apply to the IBFTP


Completion of a Loving Adult Self Assessment (LASA) to assess your own readiness to enter the IBFTP (See "How to Apply" on Tuition & Application Page)


Completion of application and payment of $50 non-refundable application fee


©Dr. Margaret Paul, Dr. Erika Chopich, Inner Bonding® Educational Technologies, Inc. 2016