Inner Bonding® is a six-step process for transforming your life. It teaches practitioners how to cultivate an internal "loving-adult" who is capable of caring for the parts of the self that need to be tended to. Often, instead of taking care of ourselves, what we do is act from our habits and conditioning. We learn how to "control and protect" in the face of fear because we don't know what else to do. Inner Bonding® teaches practitioners how to make loving choices in the face of fearful situations. Instead of drinking alcohol, compulsively cleaning the house, or eating six donuts as a way to avoid feelings or situations, we learn how to cope effectively by learning to care for ourselves, to speak our truth to others, and to set boundaries where necessary.
Inner Bonding® also teaches us about our codependency. Codependency is what happens when we are disconnected from our "core selves" (our truth, our inner child, our soul, or who we really are.) When we are disconnected from our core selves, we try to "get" love, approval and safety from the world. This brings us a lot of suffering because if it is true that love, safety and approval must actually be found outside of us, then we have to do a lot of things to try to "control" getting what we need. Often we abandon ourselves, we act like someone other than who we are, or we do things we don't really want to do only because we want to be loved, taken care of or approved of by someone else. Inner Bonding® teaches us that the real source of our safety is a deep connection with ourselves (through our inner child) and with our spiritual guidance. When we have enough experience and practice with this, and we find that there is love, safety and approval inside, we no longer feel compelled to abandon who we are to "get" what we think we need. Instead, we find that we had what we needed all along!
Karen Kral and Mark Lersch
Approved Affiliates of Inner Bonding®
If you feel disconnected from yourself, or feel that you need others to fill you up with love, safety or approval, Inner Bonding® may be just what you need to learn to feel safe in the world and loved from the inside-out!
For more information on Inner Bonding®,
go to www.innerbonding.com
We offer intensive workshops in a group format. As trained psychotherapists, we provide a safe yet dynamic space for personal and relational transformation. Using Inner Bonding as a foundation for our work, we weave in our clinical experience, skills and tools to create a setting for accelerated growth and healing. Our intensives are active, body-centered, and emotion-aware, creating opportunities for you to have a concrete experience of the change you are seeking
Inner Bonding® Workshops
We offer workshops that provide you with experience in the fundamentals of Inner Bonding and related tools. Participation in our workshops may increase your skill, motivation and ability to actively use the tools in your daily life.
For more information on Inner Bonding®, go to www.innerbonding.com
Although many of the services we offer emphasize the use of Inner Bonding® as a tool of transformation, we have been privileged to learn and experience a variety of techniques for transformation and healing, and have created our own workshops that allow for the exploration of self through: