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 God
- 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, 9/08, 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.
Who is in charge on the inner level - a severe taskmaster, or a loving Adult, connected with your spiritual Guidance? Does the inner voice say, "You have to do this - get going," or does the inner voice say, "Come on, this can be fun." When you allow your Guidance to be in charge, you will move out of resistance and into loving action. Procrastination ends when a loving Adult is in charge.
By Dr. Margaret Paul
'This Workshop was the first step in a transformation for me that has been so long coming. I have realized I lost too many years looking for validation and happiness through others and materialistic things. I realize I have tried to control too much and that I am truly responsible for my own happiness and feelings and I deserve to be happy and I am worthy. It is truly a life changing experience to know that I can change my own life and joy and happiness.' Kripalu Workshop - Lenox, MA, 9.13
"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
"I've been on a journey to 'find myself' for a while now. That included attending Tony Robbins' Mastery University and having counseling. Something was missing though. I knew the answers were inside me but hadn't found the tools yet to access them. Margaret gave me the tools and it was light a light bulb! This makes so much sense to pay attention to myself, ask myself - honor myself.. She was excellent - compelling, passionate, loving - one of the best [leaders] I've had."
"Wonderful learning experience by a joyful, loving teacher. Thanks for enlightening me in your special way, that brought what I've learned before in a clear and inviting way that I hope I will incorporate in my daily ritual."
Toronto Workshop, April, 2000
“This program is so real and fundamental to human wellbeing. I feel so grateful to have it in my life. It also fits in beautifully with my Buddhist practice. It also feels hard and complicated and important to remember that it’s a process that unfolds over time and commitment and patience. I can’t imagine NOT having it in my life. I feel grateful to have an Inner-Bonding partner to help support me.” -2020
'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