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 in the spiritual realm 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 Dobby 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 latest book, Diet For Divine Connection. 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.
Daily InspirationWho makes your decisions - your wounded self or your loving Adult? You might want to notice that decisions made from your wounded self never turn out well. You will always be guided toward your highest good when your loving Adult is open to learning with Spirit about what is truly loving to you. By Dr. Margaret Paul
'I wasn't sure what to expect upon entering the workshop - my eyes were definitely opened to how I have developed a pattern of ignoring my inner self and looking to others to fulfill my needs. I have come away with a sense of empowerment and hope that I haven't ever felt before. Thank you!' Kripalu Workshop-Lenox, MA, 9.13
"This workshop was exactly what I needed. I trusted my Inner Guidance, which led me here. Through the workshop I learned that my loneliness is based in the truth that I wasn't heard or loved as a child. My loving adult now is open to loving my inner child/wounded self. Although I still desire to be in a loving partnership with a soul mate, I now know I don't need that soul mate to be loved - I truly know now that I am loved by myself and by God." Kripalu Workshop, Lenox, MA, 2009
'This has felt life changing for me. I met my Inner Child for the first time. Really heard her. I now realize that a lifetime of abandoning myself has caused a lot of pain. I am grateful for the concrete tools to begin to develop a Loving Adult that can listen to and pay attention to a long neglected core self. Thank you!' Southern California Weekend Workshop, 4.13
"I arrived, terrified at the prospect of revealing myself in the work process. As the walls came tumbling down with the tears, I was finally able to open to myself and my group. It was such a tremendous release and relief to know that my primary focus is to become a loving person, and to do that I need to (get to) take care of myself. Margaret creates a wonderfully loving safe environment for beautiful healing things to happen." Rowe, MA Workshop, April, 2000
"This has been a deepening of my work with prayer and Alanon to try to develop healthy living patterns that allow me to finally accept myself and work with a higher power, to find a joyful purpose and a loving heart." Rowe, MA Workshop, April 2000
"I really loved being able to expand on the knowledge I've gained from the books and it has been invaluable to get to learn from Dr Paul herself. Amazing and Gifted teacher!" Kripalu 9.18