NLP and Leadership. Caitriona Reed and Michele Benzamin-Miki are co-founders of Five Changes and Manzanita Village.Contact Us, NLP Coaching and Training, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Hypnotherapy, Certified NLP Coaching and Practitioner training program in California
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Cait has worked with award-winning entrepreneurs, environmental activists, artists, poets, and visionaries .. including a White House staff member.
Michele has worked with conscious entrepreneurs, front line activists, gifted artists and visionaries of all kinds who are passionate about their work and have a strong desire to create positive impact in their communities and in the world.
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Basic Awareness: The lesson every business owner, artist, leader, visionary, .. anyone who values their life or their work in the world, anyone to whom others look to for support .. the lessons we must all remember. Take care of yourself first. Pay attention be aware. Ask for help. Stay in tune with what’s going […]
Upcoming workshop Amazing Relationships www.fivechanges.com/calendar/ Why Relationships Flounder and Fail and how they can Thrive and Inspire the World. We project so much onto our lives, onto the world. and onto other people. Nowhere is this more true than in our relationships. Perhaps you thought that another person could save you, validate you, guide you, or […]
Relationships Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Your relationships will mirror your life, just as your life mirrors your relationships. If you are afraid, or curious, or joyful in life, it’s natural that this will play out and be magnified […]
For many years I practiced and taught meditation and Mindfulness as a part of a wider program of Buddhism and Buddhist psychology. Some years ago I began to distance myself from a system that I was starting to feel was too narrowly sectarian to be widely beneficial. It was not that there was anything fundamentally […]
Are you sick and tired of being told who you are, what your problems are, tantalized with the glittering promise of a fabulous solution that you can already tell is just a rehash of things you’ve heard a hundred times before. Over the years, we stopped presenting ourselves exclusively as Buddhist teachers, (‘spiritual’ teachers) and […]
Someone asked me, “What makes a spiritual teacher?” I ask back, “What does ‘spiritual’ mean?” People use the word ‘spiritual’. I tend to avoid it, because I don’t understand the distinction between ‘spiritual’, and whatever its opposite is. After all, isn’t everything connected? Isn’t everything alive? The same is true for the word ‘enlightenment’. There’s […]
.. and how to remember it Yesterday we visited friends in Borrego Springs. One of them has spent a lifetime collecting ceremonial art from two or three remote areas in the world where traditional ways of life still exists. For many years he had traded sculptures, artifacts, canoes, bows and arrows for metal axes, awls, pots and […]
Soul Work NLP Coaching Certification We’re so excited to be doing the Soul Work NLP training again this year. And to teach ways for coaches, speakers, team facilitators, healers, and conscious leaders to explode their skill and earning power. Of course, there are lots of great coaching training programs available today but nothing teaches you how to […]
“If I hear one more person talking about my life purpose ,” she said, “I’m think I’m gonna throw up.” “What’s that?” I said. “First of all because we’re here, alive!” She said, opening her hands in a dramatic, almost biblical gesture, with a huge grin on her face, “ALIVE, responding, living .. four and […]
[clickToTweet tweet=” you are not broken http://fivechanges.com/you-are-not-broken” quote=”‘Your emotions are everything. But if you let them control you, they will eat you alive.’”] You are not broken. Negative emotions, and your body-memory of old traumas, can color your experience for years, even for a lifetime. But they don’t define who you are. You are always […]
Many years ago we had tea with the Dalai Lama. In fact, we spent several days with him and a small group of Western Buddhist teachers in Dharamsala, India . Of all that was discussed, what has remained with me is the story he told us about Atisa, who was one of the first Buddhist […]
“Once in a while you blow your own damn mind.” — Miles Davis. Who will continue the story in the comment section below? “It’s about pushing through,” she said. “The very moment when you think you can’t move another step,” he said, “whether you’re running a marathon, writing a novel, losing every ounce of self respect you ever […]
A famous poet studied in Japan with a Zen master who spoke so softly that hardly anyone could hear his talks unless they were sitting at the front of the hall. Many years after the teacher had died, when the poet visited the monastery, one of the old monks said, “You know those talks that […]
For all eternity. I forgive you, and you forgive me. ? William Blake Just about everyone we’ve spoken to in the last few weeks is living with a scary or exciting new feeling .. * that they are being called to shake it up * that they want to really focus on the things they value most […]
The Healing Rooms Brain-science and behavioral research only confirms what self-reflective adventurers of the inner landscape, and observant teachers snd healers has know for years, if not centuries. The power of suggestion and the abilities of cues given to the unconscious mind is as great as any other ‘technology’ we know to trigger sustained positive change. It’s little […]
Psychomagic The art of Psychomagic is the art of breaking patterns. It is a way to give you new options – for how and what you think, feel, are, and do. People imagine that the way they see, experience, and understand the world is fixed. Well, it’s as fixed as you make it. The work (play) of Psychomagic changes everything about […]
I was in the market. The checker asked if I had any plans for the weekend. I said we were teaching a retreat. He asked what kind. I said magic. His eyes opened wide. I said, it’s the kind of magic that comes out of your mouth, when you’re feeling just about as good as you’ve […]
This recorded call is about, trance, mediation, and monetizing your brilliance through understanding the difference between the two.Trance is more than a magic doorway. It is a pathway to understanding the connection between your conscious mind and your intuition, between your primitive brain and higher consciousness, between frustration and traveling the magical road where your true calling makes […]
Trance is a magic doorway. It may be THE magic doorway, marking the difference between embodying your truth, your calling, your passion, your purpose; or just dancing around the edges of what you know is possible. It’s the difference between wishing and doing, between manifesting and struggling. Trance, by any name, whether it’s acknowledged or not, […]
Surely life is NOT just a game of chance? Or is it? What do you think? I’m not asking for a theoretical answer here. I’m asking what you’ve noticed about the way life plays itself out. Because no matter how hard you try to control things, they don’t always come off as you had planned. […]
How many times do you hear people say: “I’m tired of going round in circles.” ”I wish I could change.” “Nothing works.” ”I never thought it was going to be this hard.” “Something keeps stopping me.” “I’ll make do.” “It doesn’t matter.” ” Maybe something will shift soon.” Perhaps you have said some of it yourself. What if it […]
The Magic of Trance – Everyday Hypnosis for business, life, and loving relationships A three-day residential retreat-immersion training at Manzanita Village May 27-30, 2016 with Caitriona Reed and Michele Benzamin-Miki “Nearly everyone lives in a trance of disempowerment. Our work is to change that trance to a trance of empowerment.” — Milton Erickson Every […]
Retreat – Your Soul-Purpose Retreat at Manzanita Village December 26-28 www.fivechanges.com/retreats [vimeo 147561319 alt=”retreat at Manzanita Village”] Meditation, presence, and soul-work brain-mind change retreat in the spectacular setting of Manzanita Village. Whenever you learn something new, or break through to a new level of understanding, or make a big change in your life-path, it can feel overwhelming. We know that, because […]
Communication is more than words can say Once upon a time, when record companies ruled the music industry, a major jazz label discovered a promising young Venezuelan pianist. They flew her to New York to record with some top players. She was an amazing pianist, a prodigy. It was a coup for the record company, […]
PODCAST: There is a world of unseen support and celebration welcoming us. Many indigenous cultures all over the world have understood their ancestors to be present, here and now; and also speak of future generations, as being fully present within us all. Times are changing fast, and even those of us who keep up with the news don’t know […]
Meditation and Centering Exercise: Powerful integration of three tools that together will create a huge shift in your ability to sustain focus, attention and concentration. 1. Body-breath centering 2. Full sensory expanded awareness 3. Progressive focus on seeing . hearing . sitting . touching See the video for details. This is the secret sauce for anyone in a leadership role. For […]
There’s a reason why affirmations are hit-or-miss, a temporary stop-gap, and why New Year resolutions usually fall by the wayside. Willpower might work in a pinch, but not for very long, and you’ll wear yourself out with it. And affirmations can be like blowing into the wind. Without the brain-mind science to support them, these things are little more than […]
The most powerful tools for change are often the simplest. We may already know them, or intuit or aspire to them .. let 2015 be the year you embrace them and embody them fully. Change the way you experience your brilliant life, to contribute to the positive impact you want to see in others. Become part of the movement […]
Sending best wishes for a safe, joyful Holiday and a brilliant, abundant, liberated New Year. Right now we’re getting very excited about our now brand new, totally revised, reconsidered, re-visioned training for Evolutionary Leadership, integrating our work of 30 years teaching the re-patterning of consciousness. We help people who want to make a real difference […]
Podcast and blog I made a commitment to write a short piece to put up as a blog post and podcast once a week, and sometimes I’m so unclear about what I want to say that I spin my wheel for an entire day. Then sometimes, before I go to sleep, I whisper a request […]
Podcast and Blog “What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.” —Charlie Chaplin It was many years ago, when I was living in London; early on a summer Sunday morning. The sun was just touching the rooftops. The streets were quiet. I was woken by loud banging on the door of the […]
Blog post and Podcast NLP, Neurolinguistic Programing, has had a huge impact on public speaking, education, business, and therapy for over forty years. For those of us who can see its all-pervading influence, it’s hard to imagine how things were before NLP became part of the current human environment. NLP continues to evolve, and to […]
A new hypnosis-coaching-mentoring office We named this building Ithaca, because Ithaca is the island home of Odysseus, where he returned after the challenges described in the Odyssey; and also because we wanted to bring the spirit of the ocean a little closer. Ithaca is a metaphor for homecoming. The work we do with NLP Coaching and […]