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.
We all want to find our tribe, the people we resonate with, our true family. We are not meant to be alone, but our family of origin may not be our true family. Open to the possibility of coming home to your true family, your family of choice, the people who love and support you.
By Dr. Margaret Paul
'I've been doing some Inner Child work with myself for awhile now but it feels more structured, now that I am aware of the wounded self component to the work. The work before felt scattered & confusing and now that I am able to access my Loving Adult when my Wounded Self pops up, I'm able to learn with far less judgment what purpose my Wounded Self is serving and what is in my highest good. Thank you!' Kripalu Workshop, 9.12
" Very loving, respectful - very informative, both verbal and printed - the experiential parts were great!" Toronto Workshop - Toronto, Canada - 4/2001
It was the greatest gift- coming home to the most beautiful, tender part of me that I’ve been disconnected from. April 2019
'Very, very enlightening! I was able to have insights about myself and my childhood that I have not had in 10 years of self-study. What a brilliant, beautiful process. I look forward to seeing the amazing, positive changes that will happen in my life as I continue to practice Inner Bonding and nurturing my Inner Child. Thank you!' Kripalu Workshop, 9.10
My experience was one of completely letting go to new ideas and learning. I feel renewed and able to work in a new direction for myself. I have been anxious and depressed for years and now know that was my wounded self. I will care for myself daily.' Kripalu Workshop, 9.15 - Lenox, MA
I wish I went to this years ago when my husband first suggested it. I have a significant trauma history and have been numbing myself for years. For the first time, I feel like I can and will change my life and finally be the loving strong woman I have always wanted to be. I can also better identify my wounded self and tell her to get lost (lovingly). Dr. Paul is incredible! Thank you for sharing your love, insight and spirit!!