Suffering is Optional

Posted by on Jul 12, 2021 in Articles by Pam, Blogs, Pamtastic! blog, Pamtastic! Blog Posts | 0 comments

Suffering is Optional“Suffering is optional”,  is what I answered, to the question “what is the purpose of suffering?” posed by one of the Rabbi’s in a group discussion. It shocked a few people. And one person exclaimed: “Pam Castillo, It isn’t optional! How do we explain difficulties like 9/11, or, to use the most used example, the Holocaust? How is suffering optional? Do mean if a person makes himself delusional, he won’t suffer?”MY ANSWER:In a way, your analogy of “delusional” is close, but not...

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2020 in Articles by Pam, Blogs, Pamtastic! blog | 0 comments

THE LIFE OF NLPA FEW YEARS BACK I PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE CALLED THE DEATH OF NLP (See Blog archives) where I wrote how the skills of NLP helped me to help my beloved uncle, pass on, when his death was eminent.  I wrote about how NLP was useful to making sure the nursing staff, and physician’s were  supportive, rather than using language that would create, or further any fear of dying. If you missed that article, I recommend you find it, and read it.  HERE I WANT TO TURN THAT TOPIC OVER to the other side, and talk about some of the many...

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Interview Series – A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To My Life; NLP People Talk: Amanda More

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Blogs, Pamtastic! blog, Pamtastic! Blog Posts | 0 comments

A Funny Thing Happened on my Way to Life: Amanda More One of my students works as a part time Art Assistant. She recounted a story to me of a healing trance she had while she was waiting for a layer of paint to dry.  On a couch nearby she laid down and closed her eyes, putting herself into a deep relaxed state using one of the advanced hypnotic induction techniques she learned in Master Practitioner Training. As she did this, she recognized she had thoughts floating in her head about what’s good about being a Master Practitioner and...

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The Other Side Of The Coin

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Articles by Pam, Blogs | 0 comments

The Other Side Of The Coin   Let’s connect the dots: Logic class. The first set of language patterns in the Milton Model. Two lumbar back vertebral discs. And a cannabis and cocaine addict. Ok, here we go… Logic class: One the most valuable things I learned to do successfully in my college logic courses was to successfully argue my opposing viewpoint in debates. To learn these skills, the professor taught us many ways to persuade and argue within the context of philosophical debate and logic. What this taught me was HOW the other...

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Interview Series – A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To My Life; NLP People Talk: Amanda Khatib

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Articles by Pam, Blogs, Pamtastic! blog | 1 comment

  A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To My Life; NLPeople Talk: Amanda Khatib   Amanda Khatib went to Burning Man 2016, a radical 9 day festival that takes place in Black Rock City in Nevada. Everything is extreme there she says, the people, the heat, the activities. Amanda did research on the event so to feel as prepared as possible. She felt that the most important and effective thing she could do is set up a system in her mind, her Unconscious mind, a place she could go to the inside of the self, when she needed to “get...

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Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Blogs, Quotes | 0 comments

“Remembering produces a state called hesitation, and thinking leads to action” ~Richard Bandler   If you want to learn how to think by design and take control of what you can learn, and maybe even surprise yourself by learning more than you thought possible, then you can learn NLP and Unlearn what you remember that stops you and move into the future that propels you...

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Live on Los Angeles Television – Celebrity Snake Phobia Cure

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Blogs, NLP™ in the News | 0 comments

Celebrity Snake Phobia Cure – Live on T.V. Los Angeles Television personality Michael Strahan – Co host of Live with Kelly and Michael, morning talk show was terrified of snakes.  If seeing is believing, then have a look at the this: Richard Bandler, co-creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and my teacher  is live here showing  this celebrity how to use his brain differently to get a new response to snakes. NLP is about teaching people to run their own neurology instead of being...

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Not Just Any Mentor

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Blogs, Pamtastic! blog, Pamtastic! Blog Posts | 0 comments

I was listening to a presentation today on the merits of and the how-to’s of finding a mentor. The presenter extolled the value of being in the right environment and openly sharing value and gratitude with folks who you want for a mentor because their success, the presenter suggests, is something you can learn and do to be more successful. In addition, the presenter suggests you do the same with random folks who  just might have some interesting knowledge to become a mentor you never knew you wanted until this chance meeting. To some...

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Why complaining is literally killing you.

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Blogs, NLP™ in the News | 0 comments

More NLP in the news.  It always amazes me how science is catching up with what NLP Cofounder Richard Bandler realized  4 decades ago. Not having the advantage of MRI and other more recent measuring machines it was direct observation at a deeper levels or calibration skills from altered states of consciousness that verified what this article talks about as new revelations. 1.  “Synapses that fire together wire together.”  This was the first phrase my AI professor told the classroom, and to this day it is still one of the most...

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Train Your Brain to Ignore Negative Emotions

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Blogs, NLP™ in the News | 0 comments

Ben Gurion University researchers say simple exercises can create new neural connections, helping the brain ignore irrelevant information YES, that’s what Co-creator and father of NLP™ Richard Bandler has been doing and teaching others to do for 4 decades now and as his licensed Trainer here in Los Angeles, I’ve been teaching people to do the same for nearly 2 decades. Hear’s the article: GET OVER your fears and phobias...

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