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.
|11/17/2018 09:30 AM||Metro NY Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop||Cranford, New Jersey||Michael Barmak, LCSW|
|03/30/2019 09:30 AM||London Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop||Regent's University, London||Nancy Swisher, MA, MFA|
|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.
Daily InspirationWhen you greet someone, are you welcoming, or do you wait for them to welcome you first? Is your intent to give or to get? Are you hoping others will make you feel safe? You can create your own sense of inner safety by loving yourself and sharing your love with others. By Dr. Margaret Paul
'I really enjoyed the workshop. It's a lot to take in - some I already knew from the website - but this really helped me to begin to integrate it all. It feels like a great starting place, or, I mean that I am excited for what this weekend is going to spark in me.' Kripalu Workshop - Lenox, MA, 9.13
"Probably the most powerful spiritual experience I have ever known in a two-day workshop." Rowe, MA, 4/04
“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.” 11/2018
"I am very grateful because I was able to accept my inner child, whereas in the past I hated her and hated myself. Now that I love and embrace her, I feel I can finally love and embrace myself. I feel whole, powerful, and in control. I recognize myself for the first time since my sister died. I didn't expect this to be so moving, but it was. [Margie was] excellent! I was very happy that she shared personal experiences. I feel that her honesty created an atmosphere of openness. I also realize that I am not the only one that feels confused sometimes. Just because Margie helped create the process doesn't mean that she's mastered life. She still works on Inner Bonding."
Rowe, MA Workshop, April, 2000
"This was so wonderful. Information and handouts were easy to understand and presented so clearly. Wonderful experience all around. Excellent and helpful. Very clear and easy to follow." Art of Living Workshop, Boone, NC, 4.18
'I have always suffered from low self-esteem issues and I feel as though a weight has been lifted. I am excited to put all that I've learned this weekend and put my unloving self-judgments to rest and begin living a more peaceful life.' Weekend Workshop - Kripalu, Lenox, MA 9.14