Daily InspirationIt is easy for most of us to judge ourselves, and challenging to be in compassion for ourselves. Yet it is compassion that motivates and heals. Today, focus on having compassion for the wounded judgmental part of you, and for all of your feelings. We learn and grow with compassion, and we shut down and get stuck with judgment. By Dr. Margaret Paul
"I feel exhilarated by the openings I've experienced for my process. Especially a balance of positive empowering tools for my wounded self while I'm giving my inner child more loving attention. i.e. 'new job'; embracing, learning & dialog to core self, enhancing how to grow with loving adult guidance enhanced action."Kripalu Workshop, Lenox, MA, 10/09
'A total discovery of recovery, healing and hope. It is a belief in the joy of the ability to become you.' Rowe, MA Workshop, 4/08
"I had an enlightening experience in this workshop and a wonderful connection with my Inner Child. I realized I have mostly been sharing my truth from a wounded child and my loving Adult needs to be there first for my Child before I try to get this from others. I am committed to continuing learning Inner Bonding" Toronto Workshop, April, 2000
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'I read the Inner Bonding steps before I came, but now I understand them much better. I can identify my wounded self now and I understand what my core feelings are. I was feeling very lonely and my wounded self was telling me I was unloveable and I would be alone forever. I am learning that I am loveable and I have the ability to make myself happy. I don't need others to bring happiness to me.' Weekend Workshop - Anaheim Hills, CA 3.14
"I almost did not come back for the 2nd day but I'm so glad I did. I didn't really believe that there really was any help and relief from the feelings I'm having but I realize now that there is. I feel really hopeful and I'm excited to finally becoming my own best friend." L.A. Workshop, 12/06
"Inner Bonding has created profound changes for my family. Love blooms brighter and clearer and we connect on deeper levels than I could have imagined. Thank you for the process." Kripalu Workshop, Lenox, MA, 10/09
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 God
- 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 48 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, food, nicotine, alcohol, relationships, work, TV or video games.
- 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
- Resistance to self, others, Spirit - to taking loving care of yourself
These forms of self-abandonment perpetuate fears of rejection, abandonment, aloneness, engulfment or failure, which heal through the practice of Inner Bonding.
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, 9/08, Margaret Dean Godhard, Mom, Educator, Gainesville, GA
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Format for the Workshop
- Exploring Your Wounded Self
- Contacting Your Core Self
- What is a Loving Inner Adult?
- Releasing the Anger of the 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.
Dr. Margaret Paul is certified as an OASAS Education and Training Provider.
|10/20/2018 09:00 AM||Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop||Fullerton||Sylvia Poareo, MSW|
|11/17/2018 09:30 AM||Metro NY Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop||Cranford, New Jersey||Michael Barmak, LCSW|
|04/05/2019 07:30 PM||West Coast Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop||Scotts Valley, CA||Dr. Margaret Paul|
|05/17/2019 07:30 PM||Southeast Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop||Boone, North Carolina||Dr. Margaret Paul|
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.