The Founders

Get to know Dr. Erika Chopich, one of the co-creators of the Inner Bonding process.

Erika Chopich, Ph.D.

CO-CREATOR OF INNER BONDING

Dr. Chopich holds a Ph.D. in psychology, is a best-selling author, and an ordained Chaplain. She has worked extensively with the homeless population around the country. Erika has a medical background and before practicing as a psychotherapist, she was an administrator for the Los Angeles Free Clinic. In addition to working with individuals, groups, and business mediation, Erika is an accomplished speaker and seminar leader. She has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including the Oprah show. She is co-author of Healing Your Aloneness and the Healing Your Aloneness Workbook, which have been translated into seven languages and are bestsellers in Germany.

Erika currently resides in Berthoud, Colorado. She is an accomplished pilot and an experienced chef. She continually offers her insight, creativity, quick-wit, humor and playfulness to the ever-evolving process of Inner Bonding. In addition, her unique ability to see and speak with Teachers supports the Inner Bonding process with a constant source of new information.

Erika writes and publishes her blog from a deep appreciation of nature and of life. She has the ability to observe, apply and to teach the Inner Bonding process in every, day-to-day, situation.  Her observations and her humor have gathered a large following.

Erika is passionate about her horses and spends much of her free time training and riding them. She also enjoys photography and paints in pastels. Her two dogs, Merlin and Frodo are her constant companions.





Get to know Dr. Margaret Paul, one of the co-creators of the Inner Bonding process.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

CO-CREATOR OF INNER BONDING

Dr. Paul is the author/co-author of several best-selling books, including Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By You?, Inner Bonding, Healing Your Aloneness, The Healing Your Aloneness Workbook, Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By My Kids?, and Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God? and her recent books, Diet for Divine Connection and The Inner Bonding Workbook. Dr. Paul's books have been distributed around the world and have been translated into eleven languages.

Margaret holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is a relationship expert, noted public speaker, workshop leader, educator, chaplain, consultant and artist. She has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including the Oprah show. She has successfully worked with thousands of individuals, couples and business relationships and taught classes and seminars since 1967.

Margaret continues to work with individuals and couples throughout the world on phone and Skype. She is able to access spiritual Guidance during her sessions, which enables her to work with people wherever they are in the world. Her current passion is bringing the Inner Bonding process to people throughout the world through her courses, books and SelfQuest®, the online program that teaches Inner Bonding® and is offered to prisons and schools, as well as sold to the general public.

Margaret is passionate about helping people rapidly heal the root cause of their pain and learn the path to joy and loving relationships.

In her spare time, Margaret loves to paint, make pottery, take photos, watch birds, read, ride horses, and spend time with her grandchildren.

 

 




 
 



Daily Inspiration

Set your intention for the day. Make a conscious decision that you want to be in love, compassion, peace and joy. Decide to be courageous and speak your truth. Request to draw to you all that is of the light, and to be immune to the darkness of anger, fear and judgment.

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'As a 15 year old going to this Workshop with my Mom, I was obviously skeptical about whether it would be a huge waste of time or not.  But after meeting some of the people and getting to know them, I realized that my age changed nothing.  I was treated the same way.  And I guess that made me open enough to get what I needed out of the experience.  I feel so much more mentally prepared to take things on and I never thought I'd have that.' Rowe, MA Workshop, 5.12


Taylor Sweet

"In some ways I feel wakened up again to things I know I need to do: Journal, listen, treat my body and self with loving kindness. Bigger changes - finding a spirit guide for seeing my part in my relationship conflicts. Recognizing the need to value me." Los Angeles, CA - September 2001
Laura Makenna

'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


Elizabeth Donahue

"I found it to be a loving, supportive environment in which to learn about the various parts of myself and to shift from anger and frustration to compassion and love. I've done quite a bit of this work. I always find it valuable and inspiring. This is the first time I've done it with a loved one, and it was great."
Steven Puzarne

'I enjoyed the Inner Bonding process, it all came together and made sense at the 5th & 6th Step. I now look forward to applying it to relationships and my profession as an attorney.'  Weekend Workshop - Kripalu - Lenox, MA 9.14


Joseph Tramuta

"The workshop was a wonderful description and reminder of a powerful and effective healing process for our wounded selves. It's a complete process that can be done by ourselves as a daily practice as well as being facilitated by another person." Rowe, MA, 4/04
Stefan Gonick