The Inner Bonding Workshop
Heal the cycle of shame and self-abandonment that leads to anxiety, depression, addiction, aloneness and relationship failure. Discover how to love yourself rather than reject yourself, and learn to make your best decisions through consistent connection with your personal source of spiritual guidance.
The innovative Inner Bonding process shows you how to:
- Rapidly heal false beliefs about yourself, others and higher spiritual guidance
- Heal guilt, shame, emptiness and aloneness
- Move beyond self-judgment into self-compassion
- Address the resistance that may be keeping you stuck
- Learn how to heal relationship conflicts and attain the intimacy you've always wanted
This powerful and life-changing process is the result of Dr. Margaret's over 50 years of personal inner work and work with her clients.
Unless you were raised by parents or caregivers who were loving to themselves, each other and to you, you may not have learned how to lovingly manage your painful feelings. As a result, you may be operating from your ego wounded self, controlled by your fears and false beliefs.
Your wounded self may often take over in unloving ways, trampling on your hurts, ignoring them or avoiding them with various addictions and controlling behavior such as:
- Addictions to drugs, junk food, nicotine, alcohol, relationships, work, TV or gaming.
- Co-dependence - trying to control others with anger, violence, guilt or compliance - making others responsible for your sense of safety and worth.
- Staying in your head rather than being present in your body
- Self-judgment, shaming yourself
- Obsessive thinking, ruminating, worrying
- Resistance to self, others, spirit - to taking loving care of yourself
These forms of self-abandonment not only perpetuate fears of rejection, abandonment, aloneness, engulfment or failure, but they can contribute to illness. Inner Bonding is a powerful process for healing self-abandonment and learning to love and value yourself.
Through discussions, exercises and direct work with Dr. Margaret Paul or other Inner Bonding Facilitators, you learn the Six powerful Steps of Inner Bonding.
"Transformational Beyond Words! My heart and soul and true essence overflow with love and gratitude. I'm so eager and excited to go home and do Inner Bonding, and share this with my husband and son, and most of all MYSELF at any given moment." Kripalu Workshop, Margaret Dean Godhard, Mom, Educator, Gainesville, GA
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Format for the Workshop
- Exploring Your Ego Wounded Self
- Contacting Your Core Soul Self
- Discovering Your Loving Inner Adult
- Releasing the Anger of the Ego Wounded Self
- Learning the Dialogue Processes with the Wounded Self, Core Self, and Personal Spiritual Guidance
- Getting Stuck, Getting Unstuck
- Relationships: Handling Conflict and Setting Loving Boundaries
Other Facilitators teaching an Inner Bonding Workshop may change or add to the format.
The Mini-Workshop is a shorter version of the Weekend Workshop. The Mini-Workshop offers an overview of Inner Bonding along with demonstrations, questions, and an experience of the Six Steps of Inner Bonding. In addition, participants are taught how to contact their personal spiritual Guidance. See the description of the Weekend Workshop for more details.
Similar to a weekend workshop, but shorter. Presents an overview of the Six Steps of Inner Bonding. It may include other processes, depending upon the Facilitator conduction the workshop.
Dr. Margaret Paul offers the Inner Bonding Workshop for two hours weekly over 8 weeks.
The paradox of our wounded self is that it wants to feel safe so it tries in so many ways to control that which it cannot control, which leads to feeling anxious and unsafe. Surrendering to what is and opening to spiritual guidance creates the peace that will never come from trying to control.
By Dr. Margaret Paul
'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
"It was great. I loved the work book, "coaching" sessions to see the processs in real time, and Margaret answering out questions. Thank you this is so powerful! Im grateful to have access to this process!" Kripalu 9.18
'I'm so happy that I made the decision to come to this workshop. It addresses the most fundamental issues underneath all the dynamics in relationships, self-esteem, and spiritual connection. It tells you how to do things, instead of the usual advice on what to do. Inner Bonding is a way of life that we practic every day!' Kripalu Workshop, 9.15 - Lenox, MA
What a wonderful workshop. Learned so much and looking forward to putting into practice. It was a pure blessing to be able to share this with my two daughters. April 2019
"Virtual inner bonding weekend workshop was amazing and so precious for me! I am very grateful for that online opportunity, since I live in Europe. I have been practicing IB for two years now; since I discovered this technique it geared my life towards greater fulfillment, love and creativity. Inner bonding is my main source of light and love every day, and especially during hard times. I went through a lot of courses on IB website, but this single workshop helped me immensely! I had so many “aha” moments, where I realized some of my misunderstandings, and I got to know better a part of myself. Honestly, I didn`t expect to get this much from this online workshop. And Dr Margaret was amazing as always. I felt very secure throughout the process of learning and discovering, which is important for me. Now I am even more in love with inner bonding practice, and I am looking for even more chances to work with Dr Margaret. This workshop I would recommend honestly to everyone, interested to go towards more happiness and love in his/her life."
“Stel is very informative, professional, loving, kind, caring, and patient. Stel knows what she is talking about. Her helper Sharon and Karen are two lovely ladies. They all made me feel safe. I feel wonderful finding my little me. I would do this again.”