Daily InspirationWhat nurtures you? Do you feel nurtured by being out in nature? By doing something creative? By sitting quietly and listening to music or reading or watching a movie? By being with caring friends? By being physically active - hiking, playing a sport, or gardening? By meditating, journaling, practicing Inner Bonding? By playing fun games? By playing a musical instrument? Today, be sure to create balance in your life by nurturing yourself. By Dr. Margaret Paul
What a feeling to be surrounded by willing and intentional participants - made me feel not so alone in my struggle to connect to my inner child/core feelings. I felt it was okay to tear up and get emotional - a very supportive environment. AND I learned a lot about caring for my little baby (my inner child).
'Eye-opening - incredibly insightful. I finally feel like I have taken responsibility for loving myself by committing to this weekend. I truly did not realize how much worth I put on external factors to define my worth.' Kripalu Workshop, 9.12
'In the beginning I arrived with my wounded self. In the end I left with my inner child. To re-find yourself is the most priceless thing you can do for yourself.' Kripalu Workshop, 9.15 - Lenox, MA
'I recognized the guidance part as integral to my healing and growth. I had a couple of tremendous insights that were core for me and was affecting my relationship with myself and my daughter. I feel very grateful for this teaching and expect my practice to be life changing.' Rowe, MA Workshop, 4/08
"I am a therapist with 25 years of experience, have been in long term therapy in the past, do yoga, shinkiko (energy work), exercise & generally take care of myself, but found the workshop so helpful in fully illuminating my self-abandonment tendencies - I came here with my friend who lost her husband & child - to support her and to learn the technique for my practice, but found it so important for me." Kripalu Workshop, Lenox, MA, 10/09
"This workshop helped me realize how my wounded self takes over and hinders me in life. The workshop was nurturing and intimate. The way I hope to be as a loving adult." LA Workshop, 7/05
The Inner Bonding Workshop offers a definitive technology for developing a spiritually-connected loving inner Adult that becomes the loving parent to ourselves that we may have never had.
Unless we were raised by parents or caregivers who were loving to themselves, each other and to us, we have not learned to be loving Adults. As a result, we operate from our ego wounded selves, controlled by our fears and false beliefs.
The wounded part of us often takes over in unloving ways, tramples on our hurts, shuts them out, or covers them up. This internal split creates the serious self-destructive patterns many of us face, such as:
- Addictions to: drugs, food, nicotine, alcohol, relationships, work or sex.
- Codependence: trying to control others with anger, violence, guilt or compliance, resulting in relationship problems.
- Fears of: rejection, abandonment, aloneness, engulfment or failure.
The Inner Bonding process provides a powerful roadmap for healing these issues.
"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 Wounded Self
- Contacting Your Core Self
- What is a Loving Inner Adult?
- Releasing the Anger of the 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.
Dr. Margaret Paul is certified as an OASAS Education and Training Provider.
|05/20/2017 09:30 AM||Southern California Inner Bonding Workshop||Anaheim Hills||Kelly James, MFT and Sylvia Poareo, MSW|
|09/15/2017 07:30 PM||East Coast Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop||Lenox - in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts||Dr. Margaret Paul|
|09/30/2017 09:30 AM||London Inner Bonding Weekend Workshop||London, England||Nancy Swisher, Certified Inner Bonding Facilitator|
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.