The Inner Bonding Workshop
Heal the cycle of shame and self-abandonment that leads to anxiety, depression, addiction, aloneness and relationship failure. Discover how to love yourself rather than reject yourself, and learn to make your best decisions through consistent connection with your personal source of spiritual guidance.
The innovative Inner Bonding process shows you how to:
- Rapidly heal false beliefs about yourself, others and higher spiritual guidance
- Heal guilt, shame, emptiness and aloneness
- Move beyond self-judgment into self-compassion
- Address the resistance that may be keeping you stuck
- Learn how to heal relationship conflicts and attain the intimacy you've always wanted
This powerful and life-changing process is the result of Dr. Margaret's over 50 years of personal inner work and work with her clients.
Unless you were raised by parents or caregivers who were loving to themselves, each other and to you, you may not have learned how to lovingly manage your painful feelings. As a result, you may be operating from your ego wounded self, controlled by your fears and false beliefs.
Your wounded self may often take over in unloving ways, trampling on your hurts, ignoring them or avoiding them with various addictions and controlling behavior such as:
- Addictions to drugs, junk food, nicotine, alcohol, relationships, work, TV or gaming.
- Co-dependence - trying to control others with anger, violence, guilt or compliance - making others responsible for your sense of safety and worth.
- Staying in your head rather than being present in your body
- Self-judgment, shaming yourself
- Obsessive thinking, ruminating, worrying
- Resistance to self, others, spirit - to taking loving care of yourself
These forms of self-abandonment not only perpetuate fears of rejection, abandonment, aloneness, engulfment or failure, but they can contribute to illness. Inner Bonding is a powerful process for healing self-abandonment and learning to love and value yourself.
Through discussions, exercises and direct work with Dr. Margaret Paul or other Inner Bonding Facilitators, you learn the Six powerful Steps of Inner Bonding.
"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, Margaret Dean Godhard, Mom, Educator, Gainesville, GA
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Format for the Workshop
- Exploring Your Ego Wounded Self
- Contacting Your Core Soul Self
- Discovering Your Loving Inner Adult
- Releasing the Anger of the Ego 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.
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.
Dr. Margaret Paul offers the Inner Bonding Workshop for two hours weekly over 8 weeks.
A rotor wind is violent and turbulent. Yet each one is crowned with a beautiful, puffy cloud. It is God's visible reminder that lightness of being is the result of what we transcend.
By Dr. Erika Chopich
“Many new concepts learned and understood. Experiential process practiced in course and now I have personal motivation to continue course steps of Inner Bonding. Inner Bonding leads to goals for self-love, life goals and shared vision of a better life.”-2020
"During the workshop, I was able to recognize that my relationship with myself, i.e. the ways I take care of myself, were patterned after the way my father took care of himself and interacted with me. I'm now able to make a different choice to honor and care for and cherish the relationship with my self as primary."
Tom Pemberton -
"The workshop helped me see that there is a bridge between the science of
psychology and spirituality, that mind and spirit can exist harmoniously in one body.
The workshop helped me heal the holes in my heart bored there by the slow
drip of life's insanity." Omega Workshop, 5/04
"The workshop felt very safe, well-organized and well led. Even though I worked with others I felt like the process was mine. It is what I have been searching for, for a long time, and I believe I was here at the best time. The process I did with Margaret was a powerful learning experience. The workshop was very well balanced. I liked the way we moved from one method of working to another. [Margaret was] excellent - one of the best teachers I've learned from!" Toronto Workshop, April, 2000
"It's great to have a method to work through issues. It's great to know that I can hold myself responsible instead of others because I can change me but not anyone else. My most precious memory is seeing through visualization my inner child happy & laughing & joyous & filled with life playing naked in the pine tree grove and knowing that she doesn't need anyone else to make her feel so happy & alive!" Kripalu Workshop, 9/08
"Absolutely wonderful experience! This has empowered me to be completely responsible for my own peace, happiness and joy. It is so freeing to know that it's okay to take care of myself w/out feeling selfish or unkind." LA Workshop, 7/05
Carrie A. Guerra