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Pathways Core Training Inc

Rating: 3.88 stars   42 reviews 3,053

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102 Decker Ct Ste 200 Las Colinas TX 75062 USA

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PATHWAYS PROVIDES EXPERIENCE-BASED PERSONAL GROWTH TRAINING TO INDIVIDUALS TO ENRICH PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, MARRIAGE, PARENTING, AND BUSINESS ASPECTS OF THEIR LIVES.

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Rating: 3 stars  

I went through this training over a year ago. I was recommended the training and told it was "emotional enlightenment". I went thinking it can't hurt and was appalled by what I went through.

1. this training is like boot camp. Cold rooms, people barking at you, being told where you can put your things, oh and you have to sleep in a room with someone you don't know. So while there not responsible you could be sleeping next to any number of dangers. All of these seem like red flags when you sign a waiver holding the organization not responsible for you upon entry. I was literally followed to the bathroom.... Theyre concerned the emotions involved will lead people to self harm..... But then they deliberately berate you trying to envoke some self awareness? Last I checked the volunteers who helped administer these trainings have no psychological training, and are making judgements about what they've seen of you in a short time. It's scary because a lot of people seeking needed help will think that this is good for them - they will believe in these "teachers". Hell some people will stay with it just for the attention. You are encouraged to share your feelings, and regardless of how real it may feel, some people don't know they're attention seekers and this kind of training just fuels what they likely needed therapy for in the first place.
2. This screams "for profit". During the weekend they promoted the walk, during the walk they promoted the continuous classes and sponsoring people you know so they can be part of your "core circle". They're are class members who are begging to get sponsored for class before each session..... Or selling things in the hotel lobby to show they're commitment to change. Attendees Are encouraged to do whatever it takes to ensure they complete the training. You can say it's all about self awareness and experience based trainings but even at three hundred dollars a weekend, well say sixty people a class, oh and only two paid members of staff for the class - you can't tell me there is not some aspect of profit in this. In addition you are asked to sell raffle tickets and go to organizationally promoted events. I don't recall not feeling like I was being up sold the entire time.
3. They encourage partners take the training seperately...which for brutal honesty with yourself and what kind of relationships your in I can understand - but I went through the whole thing and am having a hell of a time figuring out where they encourage you to work together while working on yourself. A LOT of trainees are divorced and In New relationships with members of their training. When you isolate people..... And encourage them to work more with in their class instead of their partner - that is WRONG. I feel bad for the people who have lost their loved ones for this half ass version of family. You absolutely should work on yourself to be better for your partnership but it feels like this training works you away from your partner.

Although there are things said during this training that are true and are definently good to be reminded of and and hear... And do as exercises I would say most of this is a money scam. I hope the members who joint truly get the help they need.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

When I first left the Walk I had reservations but since being gone my opinion has gone downhill. It is supposed to be a nonprofit organization but so far I have spent a lot of money and the only support I have received from my TA is to be beaten down. The other thing I noticed is if you were there following another member of your family the facilitators seem biased towards the family members that had already been there. Also they have you sitting in a cold room for hours without regard to your physical needs. I have been ill every since I left.
Further they only have one trained thearpist there. The rest of the staff are just people who have received some sort of condensed training. I thought about letting my daughter attend but now that I have experienced the after treatment from my TA, who supposedly went through this condensed training, I have decided it is the worse thing I could do for her mental wellbeing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I just wanted to leave a review, because I read these reviews and some of the negative reviews almost dissuaded me from going.
My wife went through first, and I was terrified. I didn't know if this was a cult and I didn't understand the connections she made (and made really bad assumptions about her connections with men in the class).
If you read my review and your spouse went through first, please KNOW that the Pathways program expects personal boundaries to be kept. If this is a fear for your spouse, please now that the one on one work you do is with the partner of the same sex. Please know that there is a bond that's built between ALL classmates, not just male or female or individuals.
With that said, I came out of this being broken from abuse as a kid... to feeling whole, complete and ready to take on the world. If I could say anything, it would be PLEASE trust that this works, and yes LONG term. Every single person that put in the effort in the class came out a very different person. No one that was working was left behind. It's the hardest thing I've ever done but also the best thing I've ever done!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I went through this training in 2013. This training has completely changed my life. My family and friends have went through which has changed their lives. This program really has it designed a certain way for true and lasting results. The training will be what you put into it and you come up with your own answers. They are not given to you. This program helped me give love and receive love. It has helped me learn how to be the mom I have always wanted to be. It helped me give my kids what they needed for so long. It helped me give what I needed to give to myself for so long. All I can say is thank you thank you to pathways facilitator and all of the volunteers that keep this program going.

I see a lot of comments on the price and the environment. What you will get out of this program cannot be defined by any amount of $. How it changed my life is priceless.

The environment can be challenging at times but life is challenging. How would we grow if we didn't experience challenges in the training and be able to experience challenges out in the real world just like everyone already does. The program equips you for the challenges that we all deal with.

It's only hard! There is not a thing that I would change in this program. Every challenge that I faced ended up being part of my training and has helped me outside the training room in my life dealing REAL problems.

I highly recommend this training and know that it takes a lot of courage to do something different. Pathways gives you that support that you just might need to make a change.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

@Starting2Notice ... the reason the reviews are written on the same day is that someone posted this site on one of the Pathways Facebook pages and asked people to leave a review about the program, good or bad. No ulterior motives... We just didn't know about this site until then.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

These trainings helped me to create the life that I should have been living for the 48 years before I got there. I began the journey in 2010 and have attended every training they have. Teen Family Camp helped my husband and daughter learn to communicate with each other where there was none before. The parent training helped me to look at my parenting style and become a better parent. The spiritual training helped me to reconnect with God after I had turned my back on Him, blaming Him for hurts I had experienced.

It's not always easy to look at ourselves in a truthful way... the saying "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." Well, that's true. If you can get passed that and really look at the truth of who you are, how you got there and what's in your way of getting to where you truly want to be, then this training is for you.

I found my heart again in this training and as for my husband and I... it saved our marriage, our family and our future! We will be celebrating 27 years of marriage this year thanks to Pathways AND will be experiencing our first grandchild as a couple, together. That is worth every penny spent on the training I received. The facilitators, training assistants and everyone involved in this training truly have hearts for this mission.

Truly life changing!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Anybody else notice that a lot of the positive reviews for Pathways are submitted on the same day? Kind of a red flag don't ya think?

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am sorry! The best place for anyone to get help, is through Jedus Christ! But being around other people, is a great tool you do need, to help maybe figure things out due to other people's experiences.Having to pay$1000 or more, to be put up in a hotel , and not be fed breakfast, lunch and dinner at appropriate times and having to bring your own snacks because you don't eat properly and dehydrated because they keep you up a hours of the night! They deprive you of the strength you need to go through something like this ! It is exhausting, stressful, and very hard on the body! Lack of sleep and lack of good nutrition, is not made for a good recovery process! People need to be aware and be careful of these kind of practices! Get God in your life like I did, he doesn't require or ask you for money ! God is the healer of all healers! He will provide you always, proper meals when they are needed. He wouldn't deprive you of the things pathways does and the way they do it! I am not saying you can't or won't get something good out of pathways, i am just saying they need to change their practices on how they treat and care for their clients!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

In the name of all that is Holy, stay away. Nobody needs this despite all you will be told to the contrary. It is an affront to the dignity of the human person, the naturally social human animal and the created mind.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Breathe it into non-existence.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am thoroughly concerned by this organization. Like the "tough love" and "experiential" programs in Arizona where members died due to dehydration, sleep deprivation and brainwashing, this program should be carefully monitored if not shut down. I feel bad for the clients who's only "family" is this organization which keeps draining them of money.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Pathways needs to be shut down.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Pathways is an experiental journey in achieving emotional maturity. Although it was by far the most difficult thing I have ever experienced, it was by far the best thing I could of done for my self. The experience taught me to believe in myself and to come away with real tools to help me manage the present, deal with my past and prepare a life plan for my future. Like anything else in life, you will get out of Pathways what you put into it. Not everyone will get the same results. I owe a big thank you to the people in that room that volunteer their hearts and their time for such a worthy cause. My son and I both attended Step Beyond and he has not been the same 16 year old. That puts a smile on my face and that is something every parent should experience.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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