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 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, 9/08, 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.
Do you awake each morning excited about your day, or do you awake wondering why you are alive? If you are following your joy, then your life has meaning, but if you are just doing the 'right' thing, it is likely your life feels flat and meaningless. There is no time like the present to follow your joy. What are you waiting for?
By Dr. Margaret Paul
"Having meditated for many years, I already understood that our thoughts are not who we are. But how do we drop the controlling wounded self who is ruled by false beliefs and thoughts? This [virtual] weekend workshop was a crash course on learning the process to rewire our brains to learn the truth of who we are. By doing this 6-step process to uncover our inner child’s feelings, we learn to recognize what is loving to ourselves. What a wonderful blessing and gift to have Margaret leading us though this journey. I can honestly say that since the two-day workshop, I see the world differently. My shoulders get hunched forward – oh that ‘s my wounded self, time to reconnect with my spiritual guidance, ah I’m spending too much time on my phone? What a wonderful journey.
"The workshop was clearly a turning point for me in the understanding how to improve my life. It’s like I got a peek into a new world free released from my judgmental critical wounded self, and insight into what loving action truly means. The format was great, I loved the zoom small group breakout sessions, and the time of day and length of the sessions was perfect.
"This week was very significant for me. I approached life differently. I know I still have a long journey ahead, but I finally see a direction and light at the end of the tunnel.
"Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and experience so freely."
'I've been a member of Inner Bonding for two years & have always been intrigued. I finally came to the weekend session and it was more than I ever expected. Everyone should take this course. It is never too late to find peace, happiness & serenity.' LA Workshop, 3.7.10
A totally radical system of addressing any issues which traditional therapy did not hit on. -2019
"I came into this weekend scared of having to expose myself. I feared expressing my feelings of shame and guilt and embarrassment. I most especially was afraid to cry in front of others. I felt like I'd rather die than to be so vulnerable amongst strangers. But, after having participated this weekend I feel some of that fear has diminished and I now know that it's okay to cry without embarrassment or shame. I feel safe." LA Workshop 9/10/01
"This is a very high quality workshop. I have learned more in one weekend about how to live a loving, joyous and wonderful life than I learned in my 52 years prior. The tools and process are practical, make so much sense and will be so valuable in my life." Kripalu, 9.17
"I broke through blocks in two major core issues in my life, as I have in her other workshops. As usual, I feel very transformed and look forward to more steps on my life journey with Margaret Paul. She is outstanding, a gift from God."