Mindworks Hypnosis -The Good Feeling Merchant.

Designer Feelings (tm) with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Seattle

You get to choose!

Hello, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!  Happy November!

What would it be like to be in control of how you feel, what you think, and what you do? You can!

All of these, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, are connected, and when you change how you feel, you change everything!

At Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP we help you to do what you want to do (example, eat more healthy) or stop doing the things you want to stop doing (example, stop smoking). And at the core of it, it’s about the feelings.  Mood.  Mindset.

Focus, determination, tenacity, power, control. Joy. We design you new feelings that facilitate and empower your goal(s). Learn more here about our trademarked service: Designer Feelings ®.

Call me at 425-564-8608 and learn more anytime!

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm), Seattle's best hypnotherapistAll the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®
Originator of Designer Feelings®
Originator of Designer Beliefs®
Design Human Engineer™
Persuasion Engineer™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

 

Another 5-Star Yelp Review – Business Success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Another Happy Review of Seattle's Best Hypnotherapy and NLP

Another Success Story

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Another happy customer has shared his success story publicly. Anthony Z. of Bellingham, WA gave me a 5-star review on Yelp for my business, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.   He came in for confidence and business success. Here’s what he says:

“Connie was referred to me by a coworker that had a crippling anxiety. She got immediate relief.  I was in need of help with limiting beliefs that were crippling my career. The idea of lengthy and expensive traditional counseling frankly created more anxiety. The problem is that I didn’t have the time or desire for that approach.

I am in a very competitive field requiring the ability to think quickly on your feet.  I had three sessions with Connie and the results were immediate and long lasting.

I am presently enjoying self confidence that has translated into a promotion and that has had a great impact on my income.  In terms of cost. I could not afford to not see her. It was a bargain.

My confidence, focus, creativity with the ability to have it manifest immediately in my performance frankly, surprised me. The only regret I have is that I did not meet Connie earlier. The process is simple, quick and fun.

I’ve referred two of my friends, Both enjoying similar results.

If you struggle with anxiety, confidence or any sales related challenges, do yourself a favor.” — Anthony Z., Bellingham, WA.

Yay, for success. That’s what it’s all about.  Win, win.  When my clients become more powerful and achieve their goals, they share the word, so I win, too.  Thank you, Anthony.  Here’s to more and more and more and more and more business success for you.

I do love my work.  It’s my passion, and my art.  And that’s what makes me different (and better) than my competitors.  Passion, and an endless quest for excellence.  Meet me and judge for yourself.  I do offer a free in person consult.

PS:  Happy November!  It’s officially “Holiday Season.”

Connie Brannan, CHt. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®
Originator of Designer Feelings®
Originator of Designer Beliefs®
Design Human Engineer™
Persuasion Engineer™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

Confidence for Sale!

hypnosis & NLP Seattle area services and trainings.

Go for it!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s another happy student testimonial from the school side of our hypnosis business, Mindworks NLP.  Being successful in anything requires a “Yes, I can!” mindset.  We actually install “Yes, I can!” confidence in our students in the course of our hypnosis and NLP trainings.

Jon Komatsu, of Seattle, one of our hypnosis students, has noticed:

“For the first time ever, I feel empowered and able to help others. I have studied alternative healing all my life, but only now feel as if I can actually do something positive for those around me. I have you and Michael to thank for this.”

Part of the problem with learning any trade, and with life in general, is self doubt.  One of the nice things about our school is that every class comes with built in self doubt removal. Our tool is hypnosis.  We USE hypnosis to teach hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming.  This makes us unique from other schools.  What’s the flip side of self doubt:  CONFIDENCE! Consider it a tuition bonus.

And, of course, we offer this mindset to every private client that comes in the door as well. I reject the notion that there can ever be “too much confidence.”  I say the more the merrier.  And we go for it.  Confidence is beautiful, it enhances learning, and life: relationships, business success, healthy choices, and so on.  Come and get it installed, either in a classroom setting, or one on one.  Confidence for sale here:  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Good bye, self doubt.  Don’t let the door hit you on the tush on the way out!  Hello, “I can do it!”

Learn more anytime.  I offer private client sessions as well as teaching these materials through Mindworks NLP, a State Licensed Career School.

Connie Brannan, CHt and Licensed Trainer of NLP

Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLP

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

Confidence!! With Hypnosis

Get happy and successful with NLP and hypnosis!Hi, Seattle area Hypnosis Friends (and beyond):

Another happy hypnosis client report appeared in my email today. Yay!  We LIKE success.  🙂

Kal came in several months ago to our hypnotherapy & NLP clinic in Bellevue.  He wanted to work on confidence. And so we did!

We both automated confidence in times and situations where it would be useful to him, like in business, and like in personal relationships and dating situations.   And, we also gave Kal control of the feeling. To bring it whenever he wanted. Here’s his report:

“Hi Connie; How are you doing? Hope all is well at your end. I wanted to follow up with you and let you know that the NLP session with you has worked out really well for me. My confidence levels have really shot through the roof and I am in a much better state in attracting relationships. Thanks.” Kal, Seattle, WA.

Good job, Kal.  We asked your unconscious mind to keep working it even beyond our sessions, so you can expect more and more confidence in the days and weeks to come.

Happy clients is where it’s at!  Yay for success.  I hope I get an invitation to Kal’s wedding down the road.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Improve Confidence and Kick Self Doubt Out the Door with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Make your own best decisions, call Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Make your own best decisions, call Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Sometimes life feels like random events move us creating random outcomes.  We might doubt our abilities, and hesitate or waffle on decisions–be those decisions large or small. We’re paralyzed with self doubt. Confusion.  Lack of confidence.  Indecisiveness.  Fear.

I think there’s a better way to live.

I found this ridiculous item at “Stupidiotic” store in Las Vegas.  It’s called the “Decision Aider.” For those who can’t decide.  A random magnetic pendulum helps you “decide.”

Do you want to keep waffling on decisions?  The answer is:  “No!”  What would it be like to live with confidence in yourself and your ability to make fast and clear-minded decisions?  That sounds preferable to me!  And guess what?  Hypnosis & NLP is a tool to create that in you.  With my trademarked process called Designer Feelings®, we build your: Unshakable confidence.  Clear thinking.  Quick synthesis of large amounts of information. Optimism.  And energy to go for it!  All blended into one powerhouse state of mind for success.

You know what’s nice about making a decision?  You’re doing something, you’re moving forward.  And that’s always good.  Even the wrong decision is better than the limbo-land of no decision.  Why is it better?  Because you can always take stock, change course, and make new decisions later.  That’s called “control.”

In the world of NLP, we express it as:  “There is no failure, only feedback.”  And that feedback helps us move in the directions we want.  Success, joy, fun, abundance, etc.

If you’d like to improve your confidence and decisiveness, we can help.  Our trademarked process is called Designer Feelings®.  That’s what we do, kick self doubt out the door, and then lock it.  So it can’t get back in.  And you’ll find yourself making the best decisions for your life.  The first one is calling Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  425-564-8608.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of NLP®
Originator of Designer Feelings®

Learn Self Hypnosis with Connie — A Live Event!

Best Seattle area hypnosis & NLP

Access your creative mind!

Hi, Seattle area Hypnosis Friends!

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” –Maimonides

When someone comes into my office, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, I guide them into change.  I also like to teach them self-hypnosis.  It’s their power to make a better life on an ongoing basis.

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&mc=1893&pc=1817

Here’s a special event to learn self hypnosis inexpensively in a group setting. It’s a two evening event through Bellevue College Continuing Education. Dec 2 & 9. $89  The name of the course is “Building Confidence & Self Esteem Through Self Hypnosis.”  Yes, self hypnosis is great for that, AND so much more.  You can sign up through Bellevue College at the link above, and begin a world of positive changes.

All the Best,
Connie

More Info:  🙂  Experience hypnosis and learn to do-it-yourself. Connie guides you, teaches you, and helps you install an instant trigger for trance, and learn the power of words and positive intention.   More about Connie:  www.mindworkshypnosis.net and www.seattlenlptraining.com.

Two for One: Self Confidence Issues & Performance Anxiety Removed in One Session

The Best Seattle hypnosis private sessions with Connie Brannan, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Find yours! Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Seattle area and beyond Hypnosis Friends!

Yay, for success!  Here’s another happy client testimonial.  Desirae Townsend, of Maple Valley, WA. had two main goals entering my office.  As she told me, she had “struggled since childhood with a fear of performance.”  She wanted to share her music, her joy with her family, friends, other musicians, and was unable to do so.  She also had this ridiculous embedded belief:  ‘I’m not good enough.”  As I told her, “that’s got to go!”  And so we did.

She had one two-hour Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy session with me last month at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  We worked on those issues, and I also taught her self hypnosis as well.  She was kind enough to send me an update on her positive changes.  Here’s Desirae, sharing her excitement:

“Hi Connie,

I just wanted to give you an update on my progress post appointment for performance anxiety and self esteem.  About not feeling good enough… That has been totally reversed.  I never even think that anymore.  The cool part is that I used to get anxiety stepping into new situations by myself or sometimes even going to the store but now I don’t even question I, just step right in.  It’s been so awesome and I feel a huge sense of freedom!

Re: performance:  I have since had 3 guitar lessons and have had no trouble playing my guitar in front of my teacher or anyone else that I told you about. I’ve also used the self hypnosis tools you taught me numerous times since our session and they are working great as well.

Thank you so much!  You have changed my life!!  I’m so grateful to you!!!  I will always recommend your work!!  What you do to help people is so important and so powerful. Thank you again! I can’t say that enough.”  — Desirae Townsend, Maple Valley, WA.

Just a note on self hypnosis.  It’s a fantastic tool.  I offer it to clients.  Remember that old saying:  give a man a fish, he has dinner.  Teach him how to fish, and he has ability to feed himself for life.  Coming to my office is a nice, big salmon presented on a platter.  Self hypnosis is fishing!  I’m glad Desirae is using self hypnosis.

Find out more about what I do and how I can help you personally.  I offer private client sessions in my office in the beautiful Bellefield Office Park in Bellevue, WA.  I also offer a free in person consultation.  No obligation, and no cost.  Because, when people understand what this is, this transformational power of skilled NLP plus hypnotherapy, well, they jump on it!

Call me and we’ll set up a meeting.  I’m happy to do that!  My phone number is (425) 564-8608, and of course all my information is here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net.

Best Seattle Hypnotherapist & NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
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Entertainer Finds Her Performance Confidence

Hypnosis for Performance Confidence

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Performance anxiety is never a good thing in any setting:  taking a test at school, playing your sport, giving a speech. But what a terrible state of affairs for an entertainer to have performance anxiety onstage.

Until they realize they don’t have to.

I was pleased to work with a professional singer recently, who reports that she is “thrilled with her progress!”  after one session.  Here’s her happy report:

“Hi, Connie,

You and I had a session to help me with my performance anxiety.   I had my rehearsals for my current production, which in the past would cause me some distress.   I am happy to say that I have good news  to report, and I am thrilled with my progress! 

Since my session, I have been feeling much more calm and positive in my chorus and solo singing. Furthermore, my ability to focus in high pressure situations has improved, thus resulting in the level of performance that I had always felt I was capable of achieving in practice, but what my anxiety would often hinder in performance.

I have sung a few times since our session, and these experiences have all been positive, so much that I feel myself rebuilding the foundation of trust and faith in myself that I thought I had lost forever.  I want to thank you so much for your help.   I had almost given up on the thing I love, but this has given my mind much needed peace.

I will continue to share my story with others, and if anyone expresses interest upon hearing it, I will be sure to refer your practice.  Thank you again!”  — J.M., Bothell, WA.

Yay, JM!  You go, girl.  What’s next?  American Idol?  🙂  I can help with any dreams.

All the Best,
Connie

Michelle of Sammish Shares Hypnosis for Confidence Success

She found her confidence, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

She found her confidence, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here is another Seattle area hypnosis client success story. Michelle, of Sammamish, WA, reports a “huge impact” of improved confidence after working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Now she’s free to pursue her goals. You go, girl!

Here is a brief video where she shares her comments:

Here’s the full transcript of her success report:

“Hi, I’ve had a couple sessions with Connie and have noticed a bunch of changes in just a short period of time.  The biggest change I’ve noticed is working on self doubt, motivation, confidence.  I’m pretty much not contradicting myself in my head.  Not preventing myself from doing some things that I want to do.  And that so far has had a huge impact.

Some of the things that we talked about–healthy lifestyles!  There were a couple of food vices that I had.  Soda was one of those, that I would turn to when I was stressed.  We had a session on that.  And, now, I don’t have that same stress response.  I don’t crave that soda if I’m having a bad day.  So, some big changes there.  It’s been an amazing, positive experience!  

Working on confidence and healthy habits.  I’ve noticed a lot of progress.  So, there’s a motivation, a sense of enthusiasm.

So, it’s a really fun experience!  And really positive!  All in a short amount of time.  I definitely recommend Connie Brannan.”  — Michelle, Sammamish, WA.

Clients often comment how amazed they are at the speed of changes.  Yes, hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming done right can lead to instant and continuously unfolding change.  Success! That’s our goal for every client that walks in our door.

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of NLP ®

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlehypnosisforconfidence.com

“Anxiety is totally gone!” Pam’s Success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’m always pleased when a client is so happy with my work that he/she agrees to comment publicly on the power of hypnotherapy and NLP done right.  Here’s a video testimonial of success from a recent client, Pam Parsons, of Issaquah, WA.  She reports that anxiety is “Totally gone.”  Yay!

Pam decided to feel differently, and move ahead in life.  She chose to feel:  “calm, confident, worthy, driven, and courageous.”  The tools and techniques I use helped her to do just that.  We create new Designer Feelings™, and replace the unwanted feelings, and automate that process for the future, which we call Designer Beliefs ™.  Powerful stuff! Fabulous stuff.  Life-changing stuff. Pam knows.

A man I met recently asked me a question.  He said, at the end of your life, are you going to be able to say with authority and truth that you lived the life you wanted?  That you mattered, that you made a positive difference in the world, that you loved fully, that you lived fully?  I know my answer is going to be:  YES!  I love helping people, and I’m doing it. I’m living my passion.  I’m also happy that I’m helping other people to have a more wonderful life and be able to answer that question themselves in the affirmative, too.

Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLPIf you’re ready for change, give me a call anytime to find out more.

All the Best,
Connie
Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Designer Feelings

Hi, Hypnosis & NLP Friends!

Would you like some insider-secrets to the work I do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP?  When I meet a client, one of the first questions I ask during the info gathering portion of our work is:  “How would you rather feel?”  What specific, explicit state of mind and body, aka mood, would be useful to you in the context under discussion?

The right frame of mind is essential to success in any human endeavor.   A golfer might need focus and calm, and strength.  A person who is speaking in public might need clear-minded, articulate, and a sense of fun.  A person boarding an airplane might need a feeling of relaxation, security, and optimism.  Intimate moments might need confidence, joy, and playfulness.  A business person working a new project might need motivation, energy, and creativity.

License Plate2Michael and I are trained as Design Human Engineers™ as well as Licensed Trainers of NLP ®.  Here’s one of the things we love to do with those tools at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP:  we custom-design and create with you new feelings.

And then we attach those new feelings where they are useful.  We transform a problematic state of mind and body, such as fear, uncertainty, sadness, I can’t do it, lethargy, hopeless, etc. into power and joy and success generators.

Dr. Bandler (the co-originator of NLP, and the man who has licensed us as his Trainers) has a wonderful saying:  “Good feelings, good decisions.  Bad feelings, bad decisions.” That is so true!  We’ll help you create those good feelings.  When you change how you feel, you change how you think, and you change what you do in the world.  It’s all connected.

SoupThe way I explain this to clients, I have them imagine we’re making soup:  We toss into the pot all sorts of good things, veggies, herbs, spices, etc.  We simmer and the flavors merge and meld and create something wonderful.  So, too, we create for you designer feelings.  We can create in these blends feelings you’ve never even experienced in the world.  You can now.

How would YOU rather feel?  Here’s a sampling of the power feelings you can choose from:

  • Confident
  • Calm, Relaxed
  • Happy
  • Successful
  • In Control
  • Who Cares?/Indifference
  • Not my Problem
  • Self Esteem (otherwise known as “Yay, Me!”)
  • Optimistic
  • Freedom
  • Security
  • Loved/Loving
  • Connection
  • Creative
  • Clear-Minded
  • Peaceful
  • Satisfied
  • Capable/I Can Do It!
  • Acceptance
  • Articulate
  • Carefree
  • Having Fun
  • Motivated/Go For It!
  • No Way!/Aversion
  • Passion/Engaged with Life
  • Healthy/Strong
  • Forgiveness
  • Patience
  • Trust
  • Energetic
  • Humor

This is only a partial “menu” of items that can go into your customized, designer feeling. Then we do the work (using NLP) to attach this new power state to the times/places/interactions where you want the feeling.  Bottom line:  we get to CHOOSE how we feel.  What a life-transforming, power-filled idea.

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Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ®
Michael Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP®

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Call us at (425) 564-8608 to get started on the new you, now!  Or:  Contact us

 

Get Confident Now — With Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. Clinical Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

Hello, Hypno-Friends!

Do you want to sleep with strangers? Well, there’s an opportunity to do just that, in a way that’s both safe and sensible. In fact, it’s a good thing, a terrific thing. To be 100% accurate, it’s not sleep, it just looks like it from the outside. It’s HYPNOSIS. Who wants to learn how to use their own mind to create success? Me! Me! Me! Me! Maybe you, too?

I’m teaching a continuing education course at Bellevue College for their Personal Enrichment Program. It’s called “Building Confidence & Self Esteem Through Self Hypnosis.” Here is a pretty inexpensive way to taste and learn hypnosis. I guide you (the students) to trance, and we set an instant trigger to return to that state. When YOU want, on YOUR terms, for YOUR purposes. It’s powerful. It’s pleasant. It’s amazing. Come and learn! We also learn well-forming goals so that they make sense for your life, and are attainable, truly attainable, and how to talk to the unconscious part of your mind. Persuasive talk. So cool!!!

More info. is here:
http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc

It’s a total of 6 hours spread over two evenings. 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. February 15 & 22, 2012

Right now, there are a few seats still available. Bring a friend. Bring a pillow. Bring some goals. This skill, self-hypnosis, can change your life.

Hypnosis is a powerful way to make changes in your life–positive changes! If it fits your schedule, I recommend this as an easy and inexpensive beginner’s taster introduction to hypnosis. Building Confidence and Self-Esteem Through Self-Hypnosis

Do you fear public speaking, presentations, or approaching an attractive member of the opposite sex? Do you have an overall feeling of low self-esteem? Learn how to feel confident, comfortable and competent with a high level of self-esteem through self-hypnosis. Success is just a trance away! This experiential workshop is conducted by Connie Brannan, CHt, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist and Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™.

Building Confidence and Self-Esteem Through Self-Hypnosis
http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc

C’mon down and experience this for yourself!  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Warm Regards, Connie  🙂

Seattle Hypnosis for Confidence

We have added a new website:
http://www.seattlehypnosisforconfidence.com.
Check it out! 🙂

I’ve been a website and video makin’ machine!!
We’ve added this week:
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http://www.seattlehypnosisforphobias.com
http://www.seattlehypnosisforconfidence.com

I’ve purchased some more great web domain names (helps people find my biz) and I intend to use all of them. 🙂

Warm Regards,
Connie

A Touch of Calm!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I hope you’re having some happy holidays, and more to come!  Wishing you and yours a fun and glorious 2011.  Resolve to enjoy life more and more every day.  I’m about to share with you all a simple technique that is the backbone and my favorite “magic” of NLP–something which drives home like a jackhammer the idea that you control your own life, mind and body.   Specifically, I’m going to share with you a touch of calm, for the holidays! 

NLPLOGONLP is Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™, a term coined by my teacher, Dr. Richard Bandler.  It’s a way of understanding the world and how we create reality.  And can change it.  It’s about enhancing communication, inside ourselves and with others.  For more info on what it is and the myriad of powerful and wonderful uses of NLP, you can check out my primary NLP website:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.

How would you like to communicate to your own mind:  “It’s time to relax!”  And have it actually happen in your body in an instant?  (Your wish is my command!)  Wouldn’t that be especially useful this time of year, with all the turbulence of wild weather, traffic, ice, work demands, family and extended family, parties, gift shopping, holidays, STRESS?

Here it is!  It’s called an “anchor” in NLP parlance.  It’s a stimulus-response mechanism, which we can capture and activate at will.  With intention.  So many times we are stimulated to a response (one we don’t particularly want or enjoy) by living and events.  Examples:  Your significant other starts using THAT critical tone of voice, and your body temperature rises.  You see a chocolate bar and the cravings kick in.  You smell popcorn, and you know you NEED a bucket.  How nice to create a stimulus-response in ourselves that we like.  And use it for…A Touch of Calm.  Apply as needed. 

Here’s a technique for you. 

Begin to remember a time in your life when you felt calm.  I mean REALLY calm.  Relaxed, with clarity of mind.  In that precise moment of time, nothing could ruffle your feathers.  Pick a memory from anywhere and anytime in your life, in any context, from childhood,  to adulthood.  In the hot tub, snuggled in bed, on the beach in Hawaii, in hypnotic trance, jogging, it doesn’t matter.  Let your mind remember CALM.  Now, put  yourself inside that memory, that experience.  Be there now!

Experience it.  What’s going on?  How do you feel?  What do you see?  What do you hear?  What do you smell?  Involve all your senses, fully and completely.  Let calm grow in you.  Feel  calm moving in your body.  Flow it, grow it.  Stronger.  When calm is just about at its peak, and you’re feeling really good, touch the tips of your thumb and ring finger of your left hand together and hold for one second.  Let go.  Think about something else for a moment or two, some neutral thing, and then imagine yourself again inside the calm memory.  Feel it.  Breathe it.  Once again, flow calm through every nerve and fiber of your body.  When you feel good and calm, touch the thumb and fingertip again.  Hold for a second, and let go.  This unique touch is now associated (anchored) with calm.  This touch will elicit calm!  In your body.  Forever.  Just that fast, you’ve trained your mind/body to do that!  How cool is that?  This is why Michael and I call NLP “The Magic of Instant Change.”

Now, whenever you want a dose of calm to flood your body, touch that same thumb and finger together and hold it (for a minute or so) in the way you’ve just anchored, and feel calm return.  Automatically!  Feeling stressed by Aunt Sue’s conversation at the party?  Touch and hold.  🙂  Stuck in mall traffic and beginning to grit your teeth?  Touch and hold.  Standing in an endless line at the supermarket and feeling irritated?  Touch and hold.  Joe at work pushing your buttons?  Push your own.  You now are armed with “a touch of calm” for the holidays.  And any time.  Enjoy!

Warm Regards,

Connie

Connie Brannan, Master Hypnotist
Connie Brannan, Master Hypnotist

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Bellevue College – Building Confidence through Self Hypnosis! starts 6/7/10 (Bring a pillow!)

Learn Hypnosis at Bellevue College

Learn Hypnosis at Bellevue College

Hi, Hypnotic Enthusiasts!

Watch this! 🙂

This brief, and I mean BRIEF video gives you an overview of everything you need to know if you’d like to come on over to Bellevue and learn something life changing.  That, plus this sign up link, of course!  :

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc=

I’m offering a “taster course” in the power of your mind.  2 evenings, for 3 hours each.  To learn self hypnosis from me, to experience hypnosis, to learn how to craft well-formed outcomes, to empower you to change your mind and change your life.  The focus of this course is Confidence, but these tools can truly be used for so many things, habit change, weight management, stress release, and more!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Fear not

www.mindworkshypnosis.net to end fearHi, guys!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about fear.  And how unneccessary it is.  To feel it.  I had a spider phobia for a LONG time, long long long time.  Decades.  (I don’t really want to advertise how old I am, but I know precisely when and where I learned to be afraid of spiders–I was grade school age, probably around 7, at the bus stop on Mercer Island, off of 72nd street–while talking to a girl named Paige.)  It was a one-shot learning.  And, as I discovered a few years ago,  it can be unlearned just as quickly.

I was telling a story to Paige.  Not a nice story.  It was about spiders.  I was trying to scare HER.  With words.  And somehow, I scared myself so thoroughly and horrifically, that it STUCK.  I suppose that’s justice!  I was terrified of spiders for more than 30 years.  Seeing a spider would set me OFF–body recoiling, heart pounding, adrenalin pumping, an involuntary gasp or scream or two, and so on.  But not only that–I lived “on alert” for spiders.  Anytime I would enter a room, any room, but primarily bathrooms, I’d scan, the floor, the walls, the crevices, looking for danger.  Looking for spiders.   Any spider, regardless of size, would set off the same phobic response in me, even microscopic spiders.  If I’d see a speck or dot across the room on the wall, I’d have to wonder and worry:  “Is that a spider?”

I had what my hubby came to call “bug radar.”  If a spider was anywhere near, I’d know it.  And, freak out!

To lessen the tension of this horrific story about how I was tortured for decades with fear–let me tell a more pleasant spider anecdote!  When I first started dating my future hubby, I had an apartment.  He had an apartment.  Neither of us had cars.  One night, I was getting ready for bed, and found–horrors!!–a spider in my bathtub.  What to do?  I could not, no way, no how, just go to bed knowing a spider was around.  Nor could I touch it, or go near it.  I was distraught.  I called Michael.  That sweet man took a city bus across town (probably more than 1 bus) to come save me that night.  When he did that, I knew it was LOVE!   Then and there I decided to keep him, forever, and I am.  29 years and counting!!  🙂

So, anyway, everyone knew about my spider “thing” and some people laughed at me about it.  Like my mother.  We went camping and a spider was crawling up her leg at one point in one of those open-air-bathrooms in the woods.  She laughed, thinking how I would scream.  Yes, I would have.  I didn’t see or know any way out of this FEAR.  Yes, I knew it was unreasonable, spiders are tiny, I wasn’t, and yes, I could stomp the living daylights out of them, but that did not lessen the FEAR.  The panic response in my body.  The conscious mind wasn’t in charge of this thing.

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Until 4 years ago.  I learned NLP.  And NLP can crush the daylights out of fear.  Quicker than you can imagine.  See, when you learn something, you’ve got a pattern running in you.  Mine was spider:  shriek!  spider:  recoil!  spider:  fear!  All three of those things together.  Well, NLP broke the pattern.  In about 15 minutes, conversationally, I learned something new, a new pattern.  A pattern called:  spider:  feel calm!  spider:  feel neutral!  spider:  feel clear-minded!  And that new pattern has been running for 4 years in me.  I’m not afraid anymore.

Of course, I was super skeptical—how could something that’s been such a terror to me just vanish?  Well, it did, and how I KNEW, how I came to believe was the next time I came face to face with a spider.  Nothing.  No reaction in my body.  I felt so amazingly free.  Calm gives me the clarity to see if the spider is actually a threat or not.  Some spiders ARE dangerous.  It’s miraculous, actually.  That’s what NLP is and does:  miracles on demand.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™.  Neuro meaning the neurology in your body, how you feel and function.  Linguistic meaning communications, spoken, unspoken, language, etc.  Programming to me means change.  Changing how you feel in your body via communication.  My spider fear was changed to my spider calm.  Neutral.  An absense of any negative feelings.  How wonderful.

NLP is miraculous on phobias.  Every kind.  It’s all just unconscious associations, stimulus response patterns which  get learned/installed.  I can help you learn something better, and more resourceful.  Because I’ve learned NLP.

I’ve worked with a wide variety of fears and anxieties with my clients, from claustrophobia, to fear of flying, to fear of public speaking, to fear of records stores, to fear of deep water, to fear of the wind, fear of heights, fear of spiders, and so on… with GREAT success.  NLP works!  Hypnosis works.  Together, they really, really work.

I declare 2010 the “free from fear” year.  I want to help people release fear.  Sometimes fear makes sense and is appropriate, but when it isn’t–let me help!  I’d love to.  And I know it works.  Every time I come face to face with a spider–a rare thing now–I know it.

I saw a spider on the floor of my bathroom about a month ago, sitting by the edge of some pants that I had thrown on the floor (don’t tell anybody), and it didn’t bother me at all.  Before, it would have been a FREAK OUT DELUXE that a spider might get into my clothes…here it was live and let live.  I didn’t care enough about the spider to even DO anything about it.  It was there for several days, sitting in the corner, and I noticed it calmly and ignored it. That’s freedom.

If you’ve got an irrational fear, think about this: How would you rather feel?  The tools I know can get you there, into that new feeling.  Rapido!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt., Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Connie Brannan, CHt., Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Explore!: Healing and Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt., Master Hypnotist

Connie Brannan, CHt., Master Hypnotist

C’mon and get hypnotized! Once again I’ll be teaching at Bellevue College as part of the Explore! program. This go-round I’m offering two courses. The first begins this month, Monday, January 25th, and it’s on the topic of healing and hypnosis.

I’m quite excited about it, as it’s a topic close to my heart. I had a close family member come very near death, as in coma and on life support and not expected to live, and I believe that hypnosis played a part in her miraculous and thriving recovery. Trust me, I know the power of hypnosis. This is a very personal story I’ll share in more detail at my course:

Here are the particulars of the course!
http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12058&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc=

Healing and Hypnosis: Secrets to Wellness

In this hands-on workshop you will learn about the mind-body connection, and the transformational power of self-hypnosis. You will learn (and experience) what hypnosis is, how your mind works, how to hypnotize yourself, how to craft potent suggestions, how to put it all together in a simple process to use these skills for accessing your power within and enhancing your own health and wellness. This workshop is conducted by Connie Brannan, CHt, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist and Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™.

Healing and Hypnosis: Secrets to Wellness
Item: W8955 Connie Brannan
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM North Campus
Sessions: 2 M Address: 10700 Northup Way Bellevue, WA 98004
1/25/2010 – 2/1/2010 Fee: $89.00

I’m also teaching another course in Building Confidence and Self-Esteem through Self-Hypnosis. That course begins in March. Details here:
http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc=

Each course is sure to be lots of fun and learning crammed into two 3-hour evening classes. If it fits your schedule, I recommend these as an easy and inexpensive beginner’s taster introduction to hypnosis. Feel free to email me for more info: connie@mindworkshypnosis.net.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Confidence Booster – Michael’s Tirade

Connie Brannan, CHt., Master Hypnotist

Connie Brannan, CHt., Master Hypnotist

Hi, again!  The other day my husband and fellow hypnotist, Michael, was reading the Sunday paper. He likes to do that! 🙂 In particular, he was reading Parade Magazine, one of the little inserts next to the grocery ads, coupons, and TV schedule. Under “Healthystyle Cheat Sheet” they had a little article called: “Two-Second Confidence Booster.” Basically, it was about a study and “growing research” that “found” that your body position affects your mood. Specifically, that sitting up straight can affect confidence.

Well, duh!

Michael was irritated that this was being presented as something new and groundbreaking. It’s not! This is something NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, has known and advanced upon a hundred-thousand-fold over the past several DECADES, how the mind and body are linked and processes to change how you feel, how you think, how you act. I said: wow, talk about just the tip of the iceberg, that this little article shows just a tiny, tiny, miniscule understanding of our power for change and presents it as something so exciting and “new!” Michael said: it’s NOT even the tip of the iceberg. It’s less than that!

Our conclusion: more people need to know about NLP!!!

In the 70’s, NLP founder (and our teacher!) Dr. Richard Bandler developed an entire methodology that allows people to control their own lives, in his words: “get through it, get over it, get to it!” Motivation. Healing past hurts, letting go of fears and limiting beliefs, changing your current state of mind and life, and so much more, through such easy yet powerful techniques. As Richard also says: With NLP you are learning to “Drive your own bus.” I love me some Richard Bandler. He’s the KING! He’s licensed us to teach these materials, which we do through our school in the Seattle area: Mindworks NLP. If you’d like to know more about that, call me or look here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.

NLP is hypnosis on steroids!

Connie and Michael with the KING, Dr. Richard Bandler.

Connie and Michael with the KING, Dr. Richard Bandler.

Michael and I are going to go study further with Dr. Bandler in Orlando, Florida in a few months! Yay!!

I use a blend of NLP and hypnosis in my therapy practice. Like chocolate and peanut butter! Two great things that go great together! I think it’s super powerful this blend of hypnosis and NLP, and my initial certification is as a “Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist.” I love these tools for change. And there’s a hell of a lot more power to it than “sit up straight!”

Learn more about NLP here:
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com  We also offer 1 and 2-day seminars on NLP topics such as NLP for Sales and Business Success, NLP for Personal Development, NLP for Therapists.  It’s good stuff, and benefits anyone and EVERYONE who wants to live well.

Warm Regards,
Connie