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Posted 3/14/2012 by Jamieson B. in NSBR Board
 

Jamieson B.
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Posted: 3/14/2012 11:03:57 AM
A friend is trying to get me to sign up for one of these seminars and my skeptical side is coming out. Has anyone attended one of these weekends and if so, what was it like? It sort of sounds cult-like to me.




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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:32:33 AM
NEITHER! It is a seminar that has a very worthwhile reasonable fee and has no religious affiliations.

At the suggestion of a good friend I attended BASIC in March 2012. I wasn't sure what to expect, but after some heartbreak, I wanted more in my life. Pathways helps people, with all various backgrounds, find the tools that they need to reach personal goals and find more happiness. There are people in the class that have suffered tragedies and there are also people that are looking for overall self improvement. I then decided I wanted to attend Advanced and spend 5 days (including my birthday) at an amazing seminar that was so fulfilling and absoluting worth the cost as an investment in myself. I am continuing on to the leadership program as well and can't wait. If a friend or loved one is encouraging you to go, it's probably because they love you and want you to learn some additional tools to find happienss. They offer free online webinars to give additional information about the BASIC class every couple months. I would encourage you to attend one of the free online sessions for more information.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:34:54 AM
If it is anything like EMPACT run for the hills! I went to a program like that and it was one of the worst things I ever could have done.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 12:57:38 PM

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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:32:33 AM
NEITHER! It is a seminar that has a very worthwhile reasonable fee and has no religious affiliations.

At the suggestion of a good friend I attended BASIC in March 2012. I wasn't sure what to expect, but after some heartbreak, I wanted more in my life. Pathways helps people, with all various backgrounds, find the tools that they need to reach personal goals and find more happiness. There are people in the class that have suffered tragedies and there are also people that are looking for overall self improvement. I then decided I wanted to attend Advanced and spend 5 days (including my birthday) at an amazing seminar that was so fulfilling and absoluting worth the cost as an investment in myself. I am continuing on to the leadership program as well and can't wait. If a friend or loved one is encouraging you to go, it's probably because they love you and want you to learn some additional tools to find happienss. They offer free online webinars to give additional information about the BASIC class every couple months. I would encourage you to attend one of the free online sessions for more information.
Someone's Google alert is hopping! This was originally posted March of this year...




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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:52:54 PM
Thank you, SMG! I noticed the positive responder is a brand new pea, but didn't notice the date the OP was posted.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 3:53:43 PM
Considering Jillywhatever bumped an old post I go with Run For The Hills.

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Posted: 11/17/2012 3:54:42 PM
Haul ass outta there.



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Posted: 11/17/2012 3:59:17 PM
I just checked in to see what was happening in Pealand, only to see this post at the top. Deja vu? I agree with the "run for the hills" suggestion. The acquaintance that wanted me to check it out backed off when I explained I wasn't interested, so all is well. I'm plenty happy dammit!




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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:19:15 PM
I just found this website and happened upon an entry that interested me. Forgive my late reply.

The Pathways Seminars are not for everyone. Some people who are very comfortable with their life do not find self examination necessary. I envy them. I always want more in my life: more fulfilling job, better relationships, more money, more self-confidence, more joy and peace, etc. That's why I went in 1987, and there is not a day that goes by where I don't think of or apply something that I learned there.

If you do some research about what a cult is you will find that they encourage isolation from those in your life. On the contrary Pathways promotes and supports people to repair relationships and build healthy ones based on unconditional love and forgiveness.

The best part of Pathways is that if you don't like it, you get your money back and part ways. Cults do not work that way.

Although it is not a religious organization at all, I would discourage anyone who is a fundamental or born again Christian from going as Pathways promotes positive thinking, personal responsibility and personal power and these concepts often conflict with their bible interpretations, especially the Old Testament.

If you are open-minded and have aspects of your life that you would like to change, go for it.

Not for everyone, yes! A cult, no!

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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:24:38 PM
Troll much? You brought up a nearly year old thread to promote this? We already voted. "Run for the Hills" won.
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