Office Photos – Through the Prismatic Eye

Hypnosis trance chair Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

The Trance Chair

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The difference between a hobby-ist hypnotist and professional is many fold.  One difference is the commitment to offering a safe, private environment to do the work.  A private office.  Not a “shared by-the-hour, I’m-not-good-enough-to-afford-my-own-space, fly-by-night” office, a real office.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has a charming office, filled with light and warmth and and color and beautiful pieces of artwork.

When I was first starting out in this work 10 years ago, one hypnotist advised me to have a sterile white room with no distractions as my hypnotism space.  Another said:  No, find a space that makes YOU feel good.  Comfortable, happy.  I chose the latter.  My space brings me joy every time I enter it.  And from a platform of joy, I know I do my best work.

Another hypnotist said to me: don’t spend money on nice furniture, buy something cheap and then throw a blanket over it.  I rejected that idea instantly.  No, I bought lovely quality things that offer a professional appearance as well as comfort–especially what I call “the trance chair, ” a leather recliner that I love, and my clients love.

I’m happy to share some colorful photos of my office, taken today.  These are not ordinary photos, these have been “enhanced” with a prismatic eye.

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View out the window. LOVE.

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The Altar to Happy.

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Dream. Imagine. Relax.

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Hypnosis Books. Never stop learning.

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Dedicated to Excellence Wall

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Connie, ready to rock and roll and help you make success.

My space is even prettier in person. It’s smack dab in the heart of the Bellefield Office Park, a greenbelt area of canals, bridges, walking paths, and buildings tucked into the trees.  They call it a “woodsy walkup.”  Very.

I’m proud of my office.  I’d be happy to share the magic generated in this space anytime.

All 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

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A bright, open space for hypnosis.

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Come on in!

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A private waiting room.

Greater Seattle Hypnosis Clinic

Hypnotherapy NLP Office

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

One of the (ridiculous) myths of hypnosis is that it’s something dark and scary and otherwordly. Hollywood movies conjure up frightening images of hypnosis done by strange men wearing dracula capes in dim, shrouded basements.  Accompanied by the sounds of maniacal laugher.  “I control their minds!!  I control their minds!!”

Uh, no!  That’s not what it is.

The reality?  Hypnosis is a type of super-accelerated effective communication.  Ideas are shared with the problem-solving part of the mind, and it gets to work creating change. It’s comfortable, it’s fun, it’s pleasant.  And professionals do it in professional spaces.

I’ve created a brief video below to share my Bellevue office space with you.  I LOVE my office, it reflects how I approach this work.  The key word is “professionalism.”  Take a peek:

Some part-time hobbyist “hypnotists” in the Seattle area don’t think an office is necessary. They do sessions over the telephone, while they’re sitting in their bedroom painting their toenails.  Here’s what I say about phone “sessions” on my FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnosis) page:

“Hypnosis and NLP work is most effective face-to-face, which is why we don’t recommend  internet or phone sessions.  We don’t go for “watered down.”  We want your success!  Our work is interactive communications, and very hands on.  Verbal (sound) alone is a tiny, tiny bit of information being conveyed, we use the full spectrum of communications information, using ALL the senses, going in both directions.  Some of our favorite and most effective NLP techniques involve touch.  You can’t do touch over the phone.  Hypnosis deepening techniques also involve touch.”

Effectiveness!  Super important.  Professionalism.  It’s also super important.  We’re talking about your mind and your life and your goals being met.  You want someone fully committed to this work and your success. A hypnotherapist who maintains a private, professional office space is a positive indicator that you’ve found someone who is serious about the work. Hypnosis (and that includes NLP) is my full-time career, my passion, not just something I’m  doing “on the side” for a few bucks, like others in the Seattle area. Those people are hobbyists.  Not real hypnotists.  Not professionals.

When I was shopping for office spaces in the Seattle area, I was shocked at how many spaces were drab and dreary and noisy.  Shared spaces.  Closed-in rooms, with no light and no positive energy.  Not acceptable!  I chose a totally private office in Bellevue, it’s a positive energy space, in a beautiful, green park-like setting, close to the city and freeways and yet has a serene feel of “a world away.”  And I’ve filled my space with life and color and many, many pieces of fine art.  This is a space where I do “my art.”  That’s hypnosis and NLP and more.

Come see the hypnosis office in Bellevue for yourself.  We do offer free private in person consultations.  Like anything, it’s more beautiful in person.

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Can Hypnosis Help With…?

Happy Trance

Hypnosis is a positive experience.

Can hypnosis help with…?  The short answer is: YES!  If it involves the mind and how we respond to life, hypnosis helps!

Prepare to delve into a world of power—your own.

Hypnosis unlocks positive change, and unleashes potential, changes habits, changes minds, changes bodies, changes your experience of life itself!  Hypnosis creates a world more in line with your goals and desires.

Here’s my definition of hypnosis: “Hypnosis is a state of accelerated learning.”  It’s super powerful and super positive.

When I’m teaching self hypnosis for Bellevue College Continuing Education, I’m often asked by students: What is hypnosis good for? What can it be used for? Can hypnosis help with this, that, and the other thing?  Yes!

A problem is only a perspective, and perspectives are subject to change.  So hypnosis can be used to develop a more resourceful perspective on ANY problem.  When you think differently about something, you feel differently, and your responses and choices in the world are different.  Here is a list of problems that hypnosis helps with, though it is by no means an exhaustive list:

• agoraphobia
• anxiety – anxiety state
• confidence boosting
• creativity
• depression
• embarrassment
• emotional pain – guilt
• exam nerves
• fear of flying
• insomnia – sleep improvement
• interview nerves
• migraine
• motivation
• memory and learning
• nail and finger biting
• nervous problems
• nightmares
• panic state, panic attacks
• pain control
• performance anxiety
• phobias (all kinds) – irrational fears
• procrastination
• public speaking
• relationship problems
• shyness
• smoking
• social anxiety
• sports performance
• stage fright
• stress and related problems
• weight loss & weight management

When you’re ready for some positive changes, whether you live in the Seattle area or beyond, call us at (425) 564-8608. www.mindworkshypnosis.net Hypnosis works!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2014 Best of Bellevue Award

Recognition of success!

Recognition of success!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

For the fourth consecutive year, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is being honored by the US Commerce Association.  We are pleased to announce that we have won “Best of Bellevue 2014,” in the category of “Weight Loss & Control Programs.”

Here is a photo of our award, which will soon be on display in our Bellevue hypnosis clinic next to our similar awards for 2011, 2012, and 2013.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2014 Best of Bellevue Award

BELLEVUE May 1, 2014 — For the 4th consecutive year, Mindworks Hypnosis of Bellevue, WA, has been selected for the 2014 “Best of Bellevue” Award in the Weight Loss & Control Programs category by the  U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

Each year, the USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.  These are companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate long-term value.  Mindworks Hypnosis is so recognized.

Co-owner of Mindworks Hypnosis, Connie Brannan, CHt, & Licensed Trainer of NLP says: “Hypnotherapy is an art form, and we appreciate your honoring our art.  We love what we do! Michael and I have been helping improve lives for 8 years now with our unique blend of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and formal clinical hypnosis. We help in the realm of weight loss and beyond, with all manner of positive changes from smoking cessation to stress release to sports enhancement.”

SOURCE: Mindworks Hypnosis
CONTACT:  Connie Brannan, CHt. Mindworks Hypnosis
URL: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
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Green is Good – Settling into the New Office Space

In the Bellefield Office Park

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

The polling results are coming in, with clients who have seen office old and office new.  They say they prefer office new and especially it’s “quality of light.”  It’s got more natural, and less artificial light.  Feels  more open and air-y.  I liked the “nest” feeling of the full, leafy tree right next to my window in office old.  In this one, the trees are more at a distance.  More panoramic!  Still beautiful, still green, still trees.  These trees dance.  Whole lot of life and swaying going on out my office window.

The setting in Bellefield Office Park is a world away, so calm and peaceful and full of life.  What a nice place to refocus your mind on success.

Warm Regards,
Connie

PS: More pics of the office are here: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/Bellefield%20Office%20Directions.html