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.

Erika with horses



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? 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 -- mostly on the phone. 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 working on and developing content for this Website, as well as distributing SelfQuest®, the software program that teaches Inner Bonding® and is donated 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.

Everest and Asher Candice

 




 
 



Daily Inspiration

Let us not deny or judge the wounded part of us that wants control over our feelings, over how others feel about us, and over the outcome of things - and believes we can have this control. Let us consciously choose to control, without judgment, instead of doing it unconsciously; by making it conscious and choosing it, the choice to love ourselves and others, instead of trying to control ourselves and others, becomes available to us.

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"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


Amy Quigley

"Opening - Giving language to inner experience - very helpful in the process of sorting.
Helping me connect to truth of my inner life.
Helping me learn to take care of myself.
Helping me to feel joyful.
I loved all of the work - witnessing Margaret work with people…Very loving experience…Very positive role modeling to my own inner dialogue." Kripalu Workshop, Lenox, MA, 10/09
Claudia Kenny

'Margaret's teaching of how to connect with all my key parts has been wonderful.  I finish this weekend with a true intention to learn more about myself in an active way and to connect to my Child and Guidance.'  Weekend Workshop - Kripalu - Lenox, MA 9.14


Kraig Kissinger

"The workshop brought together many concepts I had been exploring.  It increased my understanding of the connections.  It has helped me come to terms with the concept of powerlessness & lack of control.  It has helped me to identify why it is so important to love & care for yourself and has given me the tools to learn how to love & care for myself." L.A. Workshop, 1/08
Dawn Baxter

'I've done a fair bit of Inner Child work. This was the first time I really connected with my inner child! I also learned a process to be present as the adult when exploring painful feelings. The workshop was fabulous. Thank you!' Southern California Weekend Workshop, 4.14
 


Carolinda Wise

'The Inner Bonding workshop far exceeded my expectations. I now understand how I can develop the internal dialogue and loving behaviors to feel safe, secure, valued and loved, without the need of external approval, validation or support. I'm excited to see how I grow through practicing Inner Bonding. Thank you! I loved this workshop and you! Grateful for this process.' Southern California Weekend Workshop, 4.13


Maya Naik