Seattle Area Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™ shares the truth about hypnosis, NLP and the unconscious mind to create powerful, positive, and lasting life changes. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
One of THE most common fears that I help people erase using my hypnosis and NLP skills is “fear of public speaking.” It’s right up there, next to spiders and airplane travel.
Claudia, of the Greater Seattle area, came in to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP to work on public speaking and confidence. There was stuttering, fear, self doubt, brain freeze, and etc. going on when she was trying to communicate in business settings.
After only one session, she’s already noticing results and successful changes. Here’s her short and sweet report:
“Hi Connie, I just have to thank you for your work with my mind. I feel much better. I’ve been more confident and clearer speaking in public, calmer.” — Claudia Mihkelson, Bothell, WA.
She also told me that she’s noticed that she is more comfortable talking, expressing herself more clearly, and using a more confident voice. That’s right. When you change how you feel, you change how you present and how you communicate. Feeling better leads to speaking better. We work both sides of that coin! Claudia knows. She’s coming in for more sessions to pump up her confidence and joy in self even more. And I’m happy to help!
I myself have made transformations in this arena called “fear of public speaking.” I went from shy and withdrawn to teacher and also recently took a course on stand up comedy. I performed my own material in a comedy club last year. Talk about enlarging boundaries. Anyone can. The power of the mind, unleashed through skilled unconscious communications (hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming) is awesome!
Yesterday evening, Michael and I shared some thoughts and insights into how the mind works and hypnosis as a change tool. We had a lot of fun, it was our first ever Webinar offering online.
It’s cool, and it’s easy for participants, as anyone with internet can join us from their own home or phone. It was a great learning experience for us, as well, as to the technical necessities of this form of online sharing of info.
In the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing snippets of our presentation from last night. Here’s one right now, where I answer the question: “What is hypnosis good for?” My answer: anything that involves the mind. Here’s the video:
Sorry for the uneven sound–we’re still learning the technical side of all this. I hope you can hear my passion and enthusiasm coming through, as well as info. I’m including a text transcript as well:
“Hello! Connie, again! What has hypnosis been used for? Pretty much anything you can imagine. If your mind is involved, hypnosis can be useful for that. It’s been used clinically for so many different things. The big three: weight loss, quit smoking, and anxiety and stress release. Those are the mainstream kind of things that people come to a hypnotist for.
However, it’s possible to do so much more beyond that. We can stop pain. We can stop bleeding. We can help people to have comfort during oral surgery without anesthesia. Surgical procedures without anesthesia. Through the power of the mind. Accelerated healing. There’s a whole field of hypnosis called hypno-birthing. I don’t partake of that, however many people do. And that is all about preparing the person’s mind for comfortable childbirth.
There’s just so many different uses. And I can tell you a little bit more about some of the clients I’ve had in my office. Really, it’s everyday people with everyday issues.
• People that have had relationship breakups and they want to stop obsessing about their old partner.
• People that play golf. They want to be a better golfer, they just want to score better in their game. Any sport, any sport you can name, hypnosis is a way to focus the mind to access a skill set and automate it!
• Any kind of phobias or fears that are inappropriate for life can be shifted. I have seen every phobia under the sun. Fear of overripe bananas. Fear of record stores. Fear of dinosaurs. Just fear of anything you can imagine. Fear of the wind! Imagine how terrifying that would be, living here in the Pacific Northwest. You see a leaf move, and you go into a panic attack. These things are not resourceful. They’re not useful. And the mind can make those changes very easily.
• I’ve worked with artists. I’ve worked with musicians.
• Kids with test anxiety.
• I’ve helped a stroke survivor regain cognitive function.
• I’ve helped people with memory.
• If you’re into the esoteric explorations, I even did past life recall type work with people where we go backwards in time in their imagination and we replicate and recreate wisdom and learnings from prior lives. Whether you believe it’s an actual thing, a past life, or simply a symbolic representation in the mind, either way it has useful information there. So, sometimes in hypnosis, that’s where we go.
What is hypnosis good for? Really, anything and everything! I have worked with kids to senior citizens for everything. If it’s something that you want to be different in your life, hypnosis is a tool that can help you get that communication into the unconscious. Where it has power.
Because, here’s the bottom line: Your unconscious mind is really super agreeable. It will create for you the things you instruct it to do. It is so agreeable, so accommodating, and so creative in making it happen.
The problem that people run into is they think about the things they don’t want in their life. With hypnosis, we pull them out of that thinking and put them into the other side of the coin. As Albert Einstein said: “You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.” Or maintains it! What do you want? How do you want life to be different? How do you want to feel? What do you want to think? What behaviors do you want to modify? You can change anything about yourself.
This is so underutilized, hypnosis. I believe and feel that, as time goes on, hypnosis is going to gain, and gain, and gain in credibility. And appreciation. And become mainstream. There are going to be as many hypnotists and hypnosis clinics as there are pedicure and fingernail manicure shops. On every corner, practically. Or dry cleaners. Because hypnosis can help anyone do anything. That’s my belief and I’m sticking with it.” — Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP®
For more information as to the uses of hypnotherapeutic hypnosis, you can check out my FAQ: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq/. Removing fear, weight loss, quit smoking, stress release, fingernail biting, any behavioral changes, sleep improvement, improved motivation and confidence, enhanced creativity. And more and more and more. You name it, hypnosis helps!
I hope you enjoy learning more about hypnosis on my blog here. We also offer full blown live hypnosis trainings, hands on, face to face experiential courses in Bellevue. How to hypnotize. How to craft language for maximum unconscious power and change. Instant inductions. Silent inductions. Spontaneous hypnosis scripts flowing from your mind and not read from a piece of paper. We have a four day training coming up. July 9 – 12, 2015 is our “Discover the Magic Of Hypnosis” hypnotherapy training. If you’d like to join us, we still have a few seats available. Info is here: http://seattlenlptraining.com/learn-hypnosis/