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

The more you choose to be present in the moment, the more you will experience the love, peace, joy and creativity of Spirit. To be present in the moment, you must be willing to let go of control and surrender to being guided by Spirit. Today, gently "sit" on your wounded self - the part of you who wants control, and allow the Presence of Love to move through you.

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"Good balance of info and experiential process. I got to see and feel what it's like to deeply nurture my soul, stand up for my soul, and live in spirit. It's a practice for life, simple and profound. I got a sense of our collective future - what it's like to live in spirit, connected to higher self. We will have energy and creativity on the planet! Yea!" Omega Workshop, 5/04
Ann Slezewick

"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

"I've had 'Inner Bonding' (the book) for over six months, read it and started practicing what I learned from it. Being able to attend the workshop was a continuation badly needed. The personal delivery of all the information, the sharing of Margaret's experience and the 'sessions' carried during the workshop, added a special dimension to what I got from her book. [Margaret is] a wonderful, sensitive human being, to say nothing of her wit and quick mind!" Toronto Workshop, April, 2000
Raquel Baranyai

"A wonderful group of like-minded people with the same goals: to grow as adults; to leave sorrow, or at least, put it in its place, and the live well. Led by a warm and loving person who is in full command of the individual's needs, and willing to search for solutions." Rowe, MA, 4/04
Maia Daly

"I truly connect with Dr. Margaret Paul and her Inner Bonding process. 'Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God' is the most inspirational book I've ever read and I recommend it to my fellow colleagues (ie: therapists, my clients and my friends), to help them heal and evolve.
Lisa Lipton

'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