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.





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 recent books, Diet for Divine Connection and The Inner Bonding Workbook. 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 on phone and Skype. 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 bringing the Inner Bonding process to people throughout the world through her courses, books and SelfQuest®, the online program that teaches Inner Bonding® and is offered 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 Inspiration

We are all given free will. What does this mean? It does not mean that we can control others and the outcome of things. It means that we are free to choose our intention each moment. It means that if we choose the intention to avoid/control, we freely choose to behave in unloving ways to ourselves and others. It means if we choose the intention to learn about love, even in the face of fear, we freely choose to be loving to ourselves and others. Free will gives us the ability to choose our intention.

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'My experience was very fulfilling.  I experienced some breakthroughs that were very helpful in continuing on the journey to "Self Love". I learned how to ask my Inner child what she needs, know that my Wounded child tells lies and to come from the Loving Adult when making decisions.'  Weekend Workshop - Kripalu - Lenox, MA 9.14


Christine Tebben

'It has been helpful to see the process worked in front of a group, to see others experiences, as well as working in small groups.  Sharing each others experiences, strength & hope.  Margaret defined over & over the differences of the Loving Adult & the Wounded Child & that has been very helpful as I have struggled with this concept.' Kripalu Workshop, 9.12
 


Melisa Seely

"This course was revolutionary for me. After years of self help books, self help courses, therapy, searching, meditating, pilgrimage, you name it…..FINALLY I found Inner Bonding as a method to come home to me in a powerful and authentic loving way. It is so exciting and such a relief to have this map as a way to heal the toxic wound of self abandonment. Thank you Margaret and Erika for this precious work." 5.16


Maree

Comments from Margaret's presentation at the 1997 Psychology of Health, Immunity and Disease Conference sponsored by the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine at Hilton Head, NC.: "Thank you Dr. Paul, what a gift. Absolutely powerful. What an amazing integration of all I ever knew/learned. It put it all together." "This was a meaty, wonderful session. She covered content and gave us an experience of it. Loved it!" "She was great! Have her back! Very moving, helpful process." "This workshop was exactly what I needed. Puts many things together. Have her back for a longer time." "I have used your healing aloneness material and they have changed my life. I also use there materials for my ACOA groups and they make such a difference. Thank you." "This is just the process I needed. I am so grateful and hope-filled - relieved. Thank you so much." "This was very informative and helpful. An excellent teacher. I will use this in my own practice." "Dear Margaret, thanks for the 6 step process and the new light of providing a loving guide. I appreciate the meditation for creating/contacting that guide."


'As I go through life changes - a new job, a new relationship, the loss of someone/something, I can lose my way.  This workshop helped me to get back on the path where I need to be.'  Weekend Workshop - Kripalu - Lenox, MA 9.14


Jerry White

'Full of insights, practical examples, interaction with others.  I have known of Inner Bonding for 2 years and was eager to meet Margaret & get a better understand of the IB process. I am very glad I did.  I met wonderful participants, developed new relationships - first & foremost with myself.  Got clarity on some of my false beliefs.  Thanks for your availability & for your stunning modeling of being a Loving Adult.  Priceless to see this in action.'  Weekend Workshop - Kripalu - Lenox, MA 9.14


Betsy Cashen