Minus 20 Pounds – Hypnosis Weight Loss Client Success

Weight Loss Success with Mindworks Hypnosis

Gina’s Weight Loss Success

“Omg!! Total surprise at the doctor’s today!!! 20 pounds down!!!”

Happy Mindworks Hypnosis client shares more of her weight loss success:

“Thank you for helping me identify the magic state of being that’s allowed this to happen so easily!!! This is the BEST 145 I’ve felt. Effortless. Easy. Of course sustainable – as if an increase isn’t even possible. Like “I know too much now to ever see that old outdated body and weight again.” That would be regression and I only evolve. I just LOVE how I feel!!! 🎉🎉🎉💕💕💕💗💗💗💓💓💓💖🍀 You can put that quote on your website!” — Gina M., Issaquah, WA.

Skilled hypnosis works for healthy eating and weight loss! Learn more with this article I’ve written on the topic, Feel Great and Lose Weight: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnosis-nlp-articles-connie-brannan/feel-great-lose-weight/

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.  Find out for yourself.  Call me for your free consultation and learn what works to manage your weight once and for all.  Self control for sale.  🙂

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

 

 

Fear of Driving Ended with Skilled NLP- Mindworks Hypnosis

Success with Hypnotherapy

Happy Mindworks Hypnosis client note.

“Great Results.”  One more happy client testimonial for my work at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

John Whitley does a lot of driving for his career. Unfortunately, he suffered (past tense) anxiety and nerves driving, tense and gripping behind the wheel. When you’re nervous, you’re not thinking clearly and it makes you less safe on the road. That needed to change. So, he did. He came to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  And here’s his report after one session of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy:

“Hello Connie, I just wanted to drop you a note about the first session. Great results. I have driven over the Pass two times since the first session, each time the drive gets easier. I cant put into words how much I truly appreciate your help. I would like to set up another session this week if you have time available. (another issue to work on) Thank you, John Whitley”

Yay, John!  Good job!

If you’d like to dump unnecessary fear, call me.  425-564-8608.  We can do that!

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

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is Donating to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Houston. Hurricane Harvey

Hypnosis helps!

And not just our private clients.  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is donating to Hurricane Harvey relief.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is pledging 10% of our Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy private sessions/services income for September, 2017, to the American Red Cross.  The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

We are one nation, and when it counts, we help!  Join us in helping support the relief efforts for those affected by this disaster.

Connie and Michael Brannan of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Connie and Michael Brannan of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Thank you,
Connie and Michael Brannan
Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, Greater Seattle
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Goodbye to Interview Jitters — Resilient with Hypnosis

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Personal change & success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Have you ever been nervous? Sometimes it makes good sense and is appropriate, in that it keeps you safe!  Keeps you from walking alone in dark alley ways, driving fast on icy roads, or petting the hungry bear coming up to your campsite.

Sometimes fear is useful. Sometimes not!  Most times, not!

Most times, fear and nervous and anxious are a lug wrench messing with life success. Inappropriate, and not useful.  Katherine H. of Seattle, WA was experiencing anxiety and dread.  We prepped her for job interviewing.  Dread won’t land a job, in particular!  An interview is a time to shine and be confident and communicate effectively.  After Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy, she did just that.

Here’s her report:

“Hi Connie, I’m doing quite well.  I’m feeling like my old self again, which is terrific! I interviewed for a job today in Bellevue! What I have noticed is that I don’t have those dread feelings anymore…Today as I was waiting for the interview, my brain said happy! It felt soothing. 🙂 It’s really nice not to be bothered with the roller coaster ride and I find that I am more resilient overall.” — Katherine H., Seattle, WA.

Terrific, is right!

How long did it take to achieve this turnaround, this transformation?  From fear and dread to happy, soothing resiliency?  Quicker than you think.  A few hours, a few sessions.  Not years of laborious therapies that like to talk about problems.  We don’t analyze problems, we do the work to END the problems.  If other therapies had the tools to do so, they would.  They don’t.  Here’s what works:  pure NLP done right combined with creative (not canned or generic) hypnosis.  I love what I do, because it is creative.

Some Seattle area hypnotists will read a generic script at you in a 45 minute hypnosis session, and call it good to go.  In my book, not good enough.  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers something very, very different.  A creative flow of words, ideas and communications designed for your mind and life, that lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.  Interactive! Fun!  Fascinating!  And it works.  NLP is a “high tech” hypnosis, and very few are skilled in it, which is unfortunate.  Done right, it’s amazing.

The proof is in the pudding.  We’ve updated the website today, http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net with more client success testimonials, in addition to Katherine’s. We’ve shared over 250 client reports and comments of their successful life changes at this point.  If you’ve got a few hours to spare, they’re great reading and thoroughly inspirational!

You didn’t know change was so easy, did you?  Find out for yourself, any time!  Call me at 425-564-8608 for a free consultation and learn more about what I do and how I can help.

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

 

 

A Power Approach: We Don’t Talk About Change, We Create It!

Another Happy Review of Seattle's Best Hypnotherapy and NLP

Another Success Story

Hi, Greater Seattle hypnosis friends!

Another happy client shares her success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP services. Diana, of Woodinville, WA, came in for several issues, which we worked concurrently.  She did GREAT, she collaborated and did what I asked, to create a new way of thinking.

“When you change how you think, how you think changes you!”  My hubby and biz partner, Michael, coined that phrase!  And it’s absolute truth.

Here’s what Diana says after 4 sessions of Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy at Mindworks Hypnosis:

“Connie, as we finished up our sessions today I wanted to thank you and say a few words.

I had been to counseling at least three times over the past 28 years for: procrastination/not motivated/negative/low energy/self-esteem-confidence. Well I spent a lot of [time] talking, however, I did not receive much help, only more frustration.

I have always been open to alternative therapies but had not explored the
possibilities of what Hypnosis could do for me until this year. I researched
Hypnotherapists in my area. I viewed your web site and read the patient
reviews. After I watched your video, I felt there was a connection and
believed you could help.

I knew I had made the right choice the minute I walked into your office. The office is very calming, light, bright & creative. You are very confident and explained what therapies you use, your degrees, certificates, years of experience including your own successes. I was ready to get started!

It was all so easy and relaxing. I was amazed after the first session how I
had changed without even thinking about it. I just did not want to be
un-motivated, I had energy to get things done – I did not go crazy by any
means but it felt good to think to myself,” hmm I really don’t feel like
watching anymore TV”. I did not want to put things off until tomorrow – before, I was the queen of making things sound so much better if I did them tomorrow!

It felt awesome to see myself energized to go out for a walk or work in the
yard, instead of ugh – really a walk. I don’t crave the salty snacks, if I eat them – I just have a few and I’m satisfied. The things that bothered me are simply gone, just like you said – whoosh. The hypnosis itself is amazingly relaxing, I was aware of everything – yet the time slipped by.

I am so excited to work with my Self Hypnosis..I let you know how it goes. Thank you again!” — Diana S, Woodinville, WA

It seems like a big bundle of stuff, doesn’t it?  Procrastination.  Self Esteem issues.  Confidence issues.  Negative thinking.  It’s all connected, and our work touches all of it.  We don’t work on one behavior or THING.  We work on life.  Here’s an analogy…pro bowler.  They know how to hit pins to knock down other pins with the one ball roll.  We do that, too.  I look for the biggest and best things to change which will have the most positive impact for the person in front of me.  That skill is part of the artistry of hypnosis and what makes a creative hypnotist superior to a script-reading hypnotist.

I love my art.  And I’m happy for Diana.  I taught her a great tool, called “Self Hypnosis.”  So she can work any goals for herself on an ongoing basis, utilizing this power part of the mind–her unconscious mind.  Conscious mind work didn’t get her very far, as she said, 28 years of counseling.  This approach is very different.  We don’t analyze problems, we heal and end them.  28 years of counseling (and no success) or 4 sessions with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP (and life changes galore).  Which sounds better?  You pick!

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

The Proof & Power of Hypnosis & NLP: Client Testimonial

Get happy and successful with NLP and hypnosis!Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I so much love what I do, helping and healing work. And I love hearing from my clients months later, of their long term successes continuing to unfold.

Clients usually notice immediate positive changes in the days around our work, however, that’s not the end of it!  We program into the unconscious mind a progression of success building over time–using a proprietary process I invented.  My client, Taylor, reports just that, long term success  This letter, (enclosed below with permission) made my day!

“Hi, Connie!  We worked together a few times last year on improving confidence and self-worth. Working with you was a HUGE turning point in my life. I have never felt better. The practical tools we created together and that you customized for me always work, without fail. Infinite thank you’s to you, awesome you!

In light of how highly I think of you and your work, I am now reaching out to you to help a family member. I can’t think of anyone better or more qualified to help than you. He has done talk therapy a lot. . . He needs subconscious work with you and tools to bring himself back to a state of balance and happiness.

Thank you for being you and for all that you do. You’ll always hold a special place in my heart! (Subconscious and conscious!!)  With love + gratitude, Taylor”

Yay, for Taylor!  And yes, I could help the family member.  I’d be happy to do so.

If you’d like to learn more about the power of skilled Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy, call me!  I do offer a free consult meeting.

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

 

 

A Chance to Trance – Tonight May 3rd

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for your Positive Changes

Who wants to experience this wonderful thing called Hypnosis? This calm, clear, centered place where power is harnessed and problems dissolve.  This focused, meditative state of mind.  I do!  I do!

Tonight I’m teaching at Bellevue College Continuing Education.  A Chance to Trance.  As of this writing, there are only 4 seats left.  7 pm to 9 pm.  What would it be like to realize that you could begin to change your life in a mere 2 hours?  How cool would it be to see yourself in that seat, relaxed and happy?  Is it calling to you?

Here’s the link to sign up through Bellevue College:  http://www.campusce.net/bc/course/course.aspx?C=12634&pc=2142&mc&sc

More about me, of course, is here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

I’ve transformed by own life via hypnosis and I help and teach others to do it as well.  Sharing what I love.

Join me tonight!

Connie Brannan, 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

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Receives 2017 Best of Bellevue Award

Your positive changes with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

We did it again!

Press Release:

Connie Brannan, CHt., Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Receives 2017 Best of Bellevue Award

April 14, 2017

Bellevue Award Program Honors the Achievement

Connie Brannan’s Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has been selected for 2017 Best of Bellevue Award in the Mental Health Clinic category by the Bellevue Award Program.

Each year, the Bellevue Award Program identifies companies of exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Bellevue area a great place to live, work and play.

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm), Seattle's best hypnotherapist“We know the power of hypnosis for positive changes!  We live it, we love it,” says Connie Brannan, CHt, who is a Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ®, and the mind behind Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  “Hypnosis is an art form, each hypnotist has a different protocol, level of professionalism, skill set, creativity, and even sense of ethics.  Michael and I are members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the world’s largest professional organization for hypnotherapists, and we have a written code of ethics. We are absolutely client centered.  We respect the individuality of our clients and offer a customized experience in a professional and safe environment for the work.”

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Bellevue Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Bellevue Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Bellevue Award Program

The Bellevue Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Bellevue area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate long-term value.

The Bellevue Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses. The organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Media Contact
Company Name: Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
Contact Person: Connie Brannan, CHt
Phone: +1(425)-564-8608
Address:  1400 112th Avenue SE, #210
City: Bellevue
State: WA
Country: United States
Website:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

People Love Us on YELP

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I were excited to get another recognition today. This one from Yelp, the world’s largest business review site. “Congratulations! People LOVE Mindworks Hypnosis on Yelp.”

It goes on to read:  “Dear Mindworks Hypnosis, We’re proud to recognize Mindworks Hypnosis for the positive ratings and reviews you’ve earned on Yelp in the last year. Our visitors love Mindworks Hypnosis!

In recognition of your accomplishment, we’re presenting you with the “People Love Us On Yelp” award, which is only awarded to the most highly rated and best reviewed businesses on Yelp.”  — Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO, Yelp.

More proof of the pudding.  Happy clients sharing their positive outcomes–the passion and purpose of our hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming services.

The proof is in YOUR success.  Come and get it.

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

 

 

Guess Who’s a Guest Blogger at Bellevue College Continuing Education

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Access your creative mind!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I was asked to share my expertise in hypnosis by Bellevue College.  Number one, by teaching courses there.  Yes, I do.  (Two courses coming up next month!)  In addition, last week they contacted me to be a contributor on their blog.  To write something for their readers!

Well, those of you who may follow THIS blog know that writing is “my thing.”  I jumped at the opportunity.  It also supports my personal goal  of enlarging the world’s understanding of this so-misunderstood treasure-trove of power called “hypnosis.”

Here’s what I wrote:  Self-Hypnosis: A tool for life success!

Here’s an excerpt:

“Everybody has the ability inside their unconscious mind to create a new world. The one they want! The one that’s joy-filled, successful, happy, free, fun, and all the things people want for themselves. We activate change through this part of our mind.  Hypnosis unlocks positive change and unleashes potential. Why not use ALL of your brain for a change?”

I’m excited to teach these brief courses next month.  If you’d like to find out more, here are the links to Bellevue College Continuing Ed’s website.

Self Hypnosis for Healthy Eating & Weight Loss from 2/15 – 2/22 (2 Wednesdays)

A Chance to Trance: Discover Hypnosis for Goal Achievement on 2/8 (1 Wednesday)

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

 

 

 

Self Hypnosis for Healthy Eating and Weight Loss @ Bellevue College

Lose weight with Seattle's most effective hypnotherapy & NLPHi, Hypnosis Friends and Enthusiasts!

We have an expression in the “biz.”  “All hypnosis is self hypnosis.”  This is true.  It’s a learning state of mind we put ourselves into.  It happens naturally all the time.  And it can happen by design.  That’s our traditional understanding of the words “self hypnosis.”

And there can be triggers for INSTANT hypnosis, like flipping a light switch, from awake to hypnosis.  That’s what I install for students at Bellevue College who take my Self Hypnosis for Healthy Eating and Weight Loss course.  It starts tomorrow, June 1st.

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=13255&mc=1893&pc=1817

Who wants in?  This is an amazing tool.

It’s like the old expression:  “Give a man a fish and he has dinner tonight.  Teach him HOW to fish, and he has an endless supply of dinners.” Self hypnosis is fishing for personal development!

Join me in this marvelous adventure.  I invite you.  It’s two evenings wherein we stuff your mind full of new understandings of what is hypnosis, how does the mind work, how do we create change in ourselves, some language of influence, and this instant trigger for trance is installed. You learn to DO self hypnosis.  You learn and you play.  It’s experiential. Hypnosis happens.

Fun, fun, fun.  That’s my opinion and I’m sticking with it.

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

 

 

A Chance to Trance – Discover Hypnosis (Bellevue College Continuing Education)

Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

A Chance to Trance, May 18 at 7:00 pm

Hi, Seattle Area Hypnosis Friends!

For those of you curious about hypnosis and the power of your own mind to create success, here’s something exciting and easy to do.  Attend my one evening course on goal setting and hypnosis.

It’s May 18th, for two hours, at Bellevue College’s North Campus in Bellevue.  It’s an experiential evening.  By that I mean:  you get hypnotized.  And you get to participate in one of my “hypnotic interventions” that I use in my office work, to set a goal into your life such that your mind works overtime to make it happen.  All this fun and learning for $49.  Wow, as they say!

This offering is through the Adult Continuing Ed Department of Bellevue College, and if you’d like to attend you must sign up through them.  Here is their web link:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12634&mc=1893&pc=1817

More info:

A Chance to Trance: Discover Hypnosis for Goal Achievement  

Everyone can be hypnotized and learn to focus their own unconscious minds in powerful ways to achieve their goals.  If you’ve ever wondered what trance is like, here’s your chance to experience hypnosis first hand and be guided through an ingenious process of goal manifestation by Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Connie Brannan. Bring a pillow, if you like, and bring a goal for your life success!

I hope to see you there!

Connie Brannan, CHt and Licensed Trainer of NLP

Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLP

Warm Regards,
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

Featured Hypnosis Success Testimonial

High five for skilled hypnosis and success.

High Five for Skilled Hypnosis and Success.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Weight loss is really a sequence of two goals:  Get that ideal weight.  Then… Stay there. What’s cool is that hypnosis helps you do both.

Here’s a gentleman I helped with self image and weight loss who found himself needing to refocus on his “stay away from sugar” goals.  A quick hypnotic “tuneup” as he called it got him back on track.

“Hello Mind Transforming Wizard! Connie, you’re again amazing. The small tune up was just want I needed. …after a while I just didn’t ever crave sweets and frankly I just ignore them all together. It’s crazy, I just pass them by. Cheers! and here’s to the good life.”  –Brian Dawson, Woodinville, WA

When I work with a person, I set up shortcuts to hypnosis and to change, which makes any future “tuneups” so easy.  Here’s his initial report after working with me:

“Good morning Connie,  thought I would give you a quick update. I feel great, refreshed, and full of life. I really want to thank you for the sessions, it was truly mind changing. You moved me back into my life’s direction. I really don’t get frustrated or angry at myself anymore mainly due to a positive direction in my own self talk. You are an artist of a person’s mind and soul. I am sure that I will utilize you in the future and won’t hesitate to call when the need arises.  Thank you!!!”  –Brian Dawson, Woodinville, WA

Happy man!  Yay!

In my recent article, I explain how effective hypnosis and NLP done right changes your mental outlook first, and then your body second.  Read more here:  Feel Great and Lose Weight.

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

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

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®

Just the Two of Us for 35 Years.

Improved relationships with hypnosis

Happy Valentine’s Day to our Hypno Friends!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

We’re coming up on a celebration of love.  Valentine’s Day!  Michael and I send our best wishes for your happy connections, on Valentines Day and always.

Michael and I celebrate our 30th wedding Anniversary this year.  That’s an amazing number!  And we’ve been together 35 years, which is an even more amazing number.  And life together just keeps getting better and better.  Here is a super cute video:

I’m “lucky in love.”

However, in addition to luck, every relationship can be improved with effective ways to communicate and relate.  A “relationship” is really just a series of moments of “relating” and we can change those moments and how we relate at any time. Anyone can learn to have great relationships.

This is also the work we do one on one at Mindworks Hypnosis and teach at Mindworks NLP.  We help people to have new and improved rapport skills, management of emotions, new positive ways or relating and communicating, whether it’s with spouses, significant others, bosses, baristas, or perfect strangers.  Learn more anytime!  I offer free consultations in my office in Bellevue.

Again, Happy Valentines!

All the Best,
Connie

PS: If chocolate consumption gets out of hand, I help with that as well.

Happy Holidays from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hello, Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Enthusiasts!

The holidays are upon us!  Happy Holidays to you!

Michael and I wish you all a 2016 filled with health, joy, and success. If those things do not spontaneously generate, create them!  NLP and hypnosis are amazing tools to make that happen.

All the Best,
Connie & Michael

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Happy Thanksgiving from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP holiday greetings

Gobble up some joy!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our hypnosis friends, clients and students!

The holidays are upon us!  🙂  It’s a good time to pause and reflect on all the wonderful and positive people and things and happy events in our lives.

Remember, what you focus on expands, so here’s to MORE of that (the good things) for you in the days and weeks and months to come!Best of Seattle Area Hypnosis Connie & Michael Brannan

Warm Regards,
Connie & Michael

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Goodbye to Fear of Failure and Fear of Rejection – Client Testimonial

Best Seattle Area Hypnotherapy, that's Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Get happy, with hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Some people are ready for change and success.  Are you one of them?  Kal, from Seattle, sure was. We had a few sessions, and now he sees himself and the world in a whole new way, a more resourceful way.

Goodbye, fear of failure and fear of rejection–that was ridiculous in the first place, and now it’s gone.  There is nothing standing in the way of his success now.  Yay, for Kal! He’s found more power through our NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and hypnosis change work.

Here’s what Kal reports about his experience with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP:

“Working with Connie one-on-one is the best decision I’ve made to create breakthroughs and lasting change in my life and career.  Before engaging Connie, I was using the approach of rationalization to work around fear of rejection and failure with limited success. However, what made the difference with Connie is that she customizes the NLP techniques for individual goals and objectives, thereby transforming thought patterns to produce lasting change and effective results. Did I mention she is funny, excellent at what she does, and a delight to work with?” ~ Kal, Seattle

Change is easy, with the right tools.

If you’re ready for some new positive energy in your life, we can do that.  If you’re ready to let go of limiting beliefs, we can do that, as well.  The right tools, in the right hands, can work wonders.  Find out for yourself.  Call us and learn more about Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy:  425-564-8608.  www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best,
Connie

Hypnosis Solves the Problems of Daily Life

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPHi, Hypnosis Friends!

Hot off the presses!  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is taking part in a global education campaign to spread the good word on hypnosis.  (That’s what this blog itself has always been about, by the way).  This current campaign is through the NGH, National Guild of Hypnotists, of which I am a proud member.  I’m sharing our press release here.

All the Best, Connie

For Immediate Release

Hypnosis Solves the Problems of Daily Life

Bellevue, WA, 11/6/15 — Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ®, Connie Brannan, is taking part in a global education campaign to share the message that hypnosis is a simple, safe and highly effective way for people to address the problems of daily life. Routinely used in the health care industry as a valued tool, by athletes to improve focus and performance and by successful business professionals, celebrities and other high-profile individuals for relaxation and stress management, hypnosis also offers efficient applications for solving the types of problems people struggle with daily.

Presented by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) (www.ngh.net), the nation’s oldest, largest and leading organization for professional hypnotists, the campaign is sharing in-depth information about the role of hypnotists in helping people of all ages and with a range of problems. Seattle, WA area resident, Connie Brannan, a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, is recognized for her services that help people break bad habits, establish healthy new routines and enhance their daily lives.

Among the many types of challenges that can be resolved or improved through hypnosis are: smoking cessation, overeating, emotional eating, cravings, exercise and activity levels, sports performance, stress reduction, sleep disorders, fear of speaking in public, test taking anxiety, increasing self-esteem, procrastination and other issues that hold people back from living their best life.

Connie Brannan has been a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists since 2006.   Connie runs a successful clinical hypnosis practice in Bellevue, WA.  She maintains an A+ rating as an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.  She has 175+ client success stories on her website, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  With her husband, Michael Brannan, she also owns and operates a Washington State licensed private career school, Mindworks NLP, and teaches hypnosis and NLP.  NLP is Neuro Linguistic Programming, a high tech conversational hypnosis.  Connie knows the power of these methodologies first hand, as well as through her client work, having lost over 80 pounds herself, and erasing her decades long spider phobia and perfume allergy.  Michael Brannan is past President of the Washington State Chapter of the NGH.

Established in 1950, in Boston, Massachusetts, the National Guild of Hypnotists is the preeminent professional organization for professional hypnotists. Over the years, the NGH has led the profession, receiving recognition in the United States Congressional Record for its accomplishments.

The organization has established a strict universal code of ethics for the profession and has developed and maintains a rigorous certification program based on a standardized curriculum. Extensive and ongoing training is required of National Guild of Hypnotists members receiving NGH certification.

To learn more about Connie Brannan’s services and trainings in the Seattle, Washington area, contact her directly at http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net and http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.   Find out more about the National Guild of Hypnotists at www.ngh.net.

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Happy Hypnotic Halloween!

Hi, Seattle Area & Beyond Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I LOVE this holiday, which celebrates the power of imagination.  Here’s hoping your Halloween adventures are all treats and not tricks.

Whether it’s handing out candy to the little neighborhood hobgoblins or dressing up yourselves and partying, have fun and be safe.

All the Best,
Connie & Michael

Here’s our Halloween costumes.

Hypnosis is imagination.

 

Experience Hypnosis – Bellevue College Event 10-21-15

Seattle Hypnotherapy & NLP BellevueHi, Hypnosis Friends and Enthusiasts!

Here is an opportunity to get hypnotized and experience that state of being which is calm, quiet, clear-minded, and creative.  Here’s a chance to see something useful change in your life.  It’s my A Chance to Trance one evening experiential class at Bellevue College on 10/21/15 at 7:00 pm:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12634&mc=1893&pc=1817

Hypnosis is an experience I believe everyone in the universe should enjoy as a means to goal achievement.  Not only do I teach hypnosis and use it in my business Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, I use it myself.  And do you know what, it works!

People who have heard about hypnosis think it’s limited in it’s uses.  FALSE.  It can help achieve the proper mindset and body cooperation for any goal.  Here’s a personal example:

I had oral surgery yesterday.  It was supposedly “a big deal,” with pain killers prescribed and a million rules and do’s and don’t do’s for “post op.”  I used self hypnosis for accelerated, perfect healing, and do you know what?  Today I feel fine.  It took one ibuprofen after the surgery, that’s it.  No pain.  No swelling.  The surgeon was recommending sedation medication for the surgery itself (and told me that was typical for his patients).  I said, no thank you.  And I didn’t need it.  I used self hypnosis to remain calm, and relaxed throughout.

Our minds are more powerful than we use.  If you’re ready to learn more about hypnosis and experience that state for yourself, then my event next week is for you.  It’s moocho inexpensive.  You can sign up through Bellevue College at the link above.   Hope to see you there!

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Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
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Designer Beliefs ™

Mind Functions and HypnosisThought for the day:

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll

What you believe creates who you are and how you live.  We at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP help you create new beliefs as well as implement those changes that flow from them. We ourselves have a very firmly held belief:  people are infinitely resourceful.  That means, yes, you can!

Whatever outcome it is.  If you believe you can, you will find a way.  Here’s another quotation:  “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”  Hypnosis pops you into your inner mind to facilitate “finding the way.”  If you need help with “the will” side of the equation, we can help there, too.  We call our process of belief alteration and implementation:  Designer Beliefs™.  Michael and I have developed a process whereby we help you believe what it’s useful and important to believe about yourself and the world.  Such as:

— I can do it!

— I deserve it!

— I’m good enough!

— I’m worthy!

— Change is easy!

— The time is now!

These things are all true about you.  Wouldn’t it be nice to believe them?  REALLY believe them.  And activate change based on them.

Learn more anytime at http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq/ or give us a call at (425) 564-8608 and come on in for a free in person office consultation.

Connie Brannan, Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

What is Hypnosis? — Tonight’s Webinar Answer by Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.Transcript/excerpt of Connie Brannan answering a question: “What is Hypnosis” for webinar “Discover the Magic of Hypnosis.” broadcast June 30, 2015.

“Hi, Connie again! And now we’re going to have a brief conversation about what is hypnosis. We are assuming that you are a newcomer to this beautiful, magical, creative process called hypnosis. So, we’re going to take it from square one.

What is hypnosis? We have in our minds a conscious awareness. Awake. Aware. Living our life in the world. What we think. Logic. Reason. Evaluation. Focus. This is a conscious thing, we notice what’s around us. We notice what we can notice, and guess what? It’s a tiny, tiny bit of available information. We can only notice so much.

Hypnosis is an accessing of a different kind of consciousness, a resourceful, creative consciousness! Unconsciousness, which is also called subconscious. What it is: it’s everything else beyond that conscious awareness. You might notice one thing, two things, three things, in a moment. Your unconscious is taking in billions of pieces of information.

It is handling the processes of language. Translation. Understanding sound. The ability to speak and communicate. How to move your mouth. How to form words. Understanding. You don’t have to think about that. It has become automated, unconscious.

Unconscious mind stores your life experience in memory. It’s not a conscious memory, it’s an unconscious memory. It’s total recall. Holographic life experience. The definition of hypnosis: we get the conscious mind to step aside. Get out of our way! You’ve had your shot to solve this thing, now, step aside! When the conscious mind steps aside, it opens up a doorway into this creative, unconscious mind.

Here are some of the aspects of the conscious mind vs. the unconscious mind. Your conscious mind is analytical. Logical. Sequential. One thing at a time. Very, very limited in its focus. And it directs our day to day outcomes. Whereas, the unconscious mind is creative, unlimited and expansive. It is doing so many things, multi-functioning! It handles our feelings, our imagination. Our intuition. Our creativity. Our problem-solving ability.

And in addition to that, it’s running the body. Everything to do with the body and how it functions. Breathing and blood flow! So, now, I’m sitting here and I’m breathing. I wasn’t thinking about breathing a moment ago. And yet, it’s still happening. If I want to, I can consciously adjust my breathing. This is an example. I can breathe faster. I can breathe slower. I can breathe deeper. But if I forget all about it and stop directing it, guess what? I’m still breathing.

Unconscious mind handles digestion, and breathing, and blow flow, and healing and every process inside the body. Renewal of cells. All these things. These are unconscious processes handled by this fabulous, powerful unconscious mind. Gee! What a good thing to have on our side, huh? Talking to the unconscious mind about the things we want. That’s basically hypnosis.

You know, we talk about left brain, right brain. It’s really one mind, and it has different functions. My favorite, obviously, is your creative mind, your artistic mind. Some people say: “What’s more important, creativity or knowledge?” I believe creativity! As well as imagination. Maybe those words are synonymous.

Here’s an image and you can see:

Mind Functions and Hypnosis
Thinking, reason, linear, analytic logic. Science is on that left side there. Science, medicine, therapies that think “one size fits all,” one problem one solution. That’s not the kind of thinking that we use in hypnosis. Heck, no!

What we know in hypnosis to be true is that everyone is unique. And everybody has the ability, inside their unconscious mind to create a new world. The one they want! The one that’s joy-filled, and successful, and happy, and free, and fun, and all the things people want for themselves. It’s really accessible through this part of our mind.

So, what is hypnosis? There’s lots and lots of different definitions out there. The formal analytical one is: “It’s a bypassing of your critical factor, the conscious mind.” When you bypass, you push it aside, you go around it, you get in that door, you’re talking to the unconscious. That’s unconscious communication. That’s hypnosis!

My own definition: it’s a state of accelerated learning. Because, in this place in your mind you can make changes so fast. You can have new thoughts, new intuitions, new solutions to life’s dilemmas. And it happens at such an incredibly accelerated rate of speed. Unlike other therapies that might say to a person: “It will take months and months of hard work to make a change. Change is struggle. Change is horrendously difficult.” Well, that’s not what we believe in the world of hypnosis. We believe change is easy. And once you get into this state of mind, you have that accelerated learning available to you.

“What is hypnosis?” It’s a focused attention. It’s not sleep. Here we have an interesting word: monoideism. Focusing on a single idea. That is a good definition. However, that name itself just doesn’t sound sexy or anything. It never caught on.

We use the word “hypnosis,” Greek for “sleep.” That’s a huge myth, hypnosis is not sleep. Not in any way, shape, or form. It is a creative mind space.”

–© Copyright Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP® 2015

Stay tuned for more webinar excerpts, as well as future webinar and live training opportunities. The next offering of the school side of what we do: July 9-12, 2015. Four day hands-on, live hypnotherapy training. Details are here: http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

All the Best,
Connie

Seattle Gray to Sun: Change is Easy

Hi, Seattle lovers everywhere!

Mindworks Hypnosis - Best Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy

Mindworks Hypnosis – Best Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy

Check out this hypnotic time-lapse video I’ve created. It’s a typical Seattle May day…murky, gray, overcast, dark. At first. Then, miraculously, things shift. The clouds blow away, and are replaced with dazzling blue skies and brilliant sunshine. What a beautiful Seattle day. Hypnotic!

And what a great metaphor.  This is the essence of hypnosis and hypnotherapy and NLP. Change. And, as this video shows, change is easy!  Troubles and problems and old habits can “blow away” as though they never even existed.  We don’t need ’em, we can get rid of them.  Easily! That’s the secret and unknown part.  Hypnosis is the tool to make it happen.

Hypnosis and NLP are really user guides for the mind.

I hope you enjoy this amazing video.  I love it, if I do say so myself.  These scenes are three different views of the same day, from atop our own Space Needle – the heart of Seattle. My favorite part is when the shadow of the Space Needle moves and elongates across the city.  We are so privileged to live in the Greater Seattle area, there’s nowhere as beautiful on earth.

All the Best,
Connie

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Cindi of Kirkland Shares Hypnosis for Weight Loss Success

Seattle hypnosis for weight loss

Another happy Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP client.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I love it when my hypnosis clients are thrilled with their unfolding lifestyle changes.  That makes me happy as well.  Here’s a commentary of successful changes shared by one of my weight loss hypnosis clients, Cindi, of Kirkland, Washington.  She’s lost five pounds in two weeks without “trying.”

Does skilled hypnotherapy work? Here’s more proof of the pudding.  I’m sharing a brief highlight video, as well as the full transcript of Cindi’s comments, below:

“I’m feeling great! In the last couple of weeks I’ve lost five pounds. And I don’t really feel like I’ve been “trying,” which is great! Here’s what I’m noticing:

• I’ve been waking up in the morning, and I have lots of energy.

• I’m not focused on food, which I think is really awesome for me, because that’s always been a big focus.

• I’m not eating sugar, which is a huge thing! I’ve really seen the differences in that. My skin isn’t breaking out. And I don’t have headaches, and that’s a huge thing. Because I always felt like I had allergies that were food related. I’m starting to eliminate all of that processed sugar stuff.

• No cravings for fast food whatsoever. I can drive by fast food and I’m not getting any of that, which is really great!

• I’m noticing that I’m starting to incorporate healthy foods into my diet more easily, automatically. In the past if I didn’t feel like making dinner, I would be thinking about where can I go to pick up something to eat quick. Now, what I’m doing is going into the fridge: “OK, well, I’ve got some veggies and I could do a stir fry.” and I’m whipping up a meal and I’m satisfied with it!

• Another interesting thing, is that my portions are minimal. Just regular sized portions, and I’m not hungry after I eat. I’m done! I just make my meal and I’m satisfied. And sometimes I’m even making too much food. I put it away and have something for leftovers.

So, it’s been really good! I can definitely tell that there’s a shift happening for me. For sure!

I do recommend Connie. I was one of those people that researched everything to death! I wanted to make sure that this was going to work for me. I came in and I met with Connie and I felt very comfortable. I felt in sync with Connie. And I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t feel comfortable with the person doing this process. Connie made the process really easy and simple.”  — Cindi, Kirkland, WA weight loss client testimonial 6-12-15.

Yay, Cindi!  Good job!  Now all you’ve got to do is keep it going, all the way to your ultimate healthy goals  And I know you can and you are!  What’s nice about hypnosis is that once you enter that focused on success mindset, you’re there!  You’re doing it. Healthy eating even gathers power and momentum, like a snowball rolling down the side of a snow-covered hill.  Yay, for hypnosis!

Weight loss hypnotherapy is just one of the services we offer.  Hypnosis is for everyone!  It’s for everyday people seeking everyday goals.  And it works. Find out more anytime.  Call me!  (425) 564-8608.

All the Best,
Connie
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of NLP ®
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Change is Easy!

Change your direction any time, with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Change your direction any time, with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

The power of your mind is so incredible!  Here’s a quick and easy demo proving change is easy.

I invite you to check out this brief video. Is the train moving to the left into the tunnel, or to the right, emerging from if? What do you see? Cool!  Now, simply imagine that it’s moving in the opposite direction. And it does!!

Some people call this “freaky.” I call it: “control.”  We control our perceptions of the world with our mind.  And yes, it really is that easy to alter direction.  When your mind makes the leap, you see things in a new way.  And new seeing leads to new thoughts, and new beliefs, and new behaviors.  That’s the purpose of skilled hypnotherapy–assisting you in the new seeing.

I love these type of visual demos.  People start to “get it.”  That what happens between their ears is the real deal, and the real power.  If you’d like to see yourself or life in a new way, and live those changes, we can do that.  My hypnosis clinic services all the Greater Seattle area.  Call me anytime at (425) 564-8608 and we’ll get started!

All the Best,
Connie

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Hypnotic Eye – Tulip Festival

Hypnotic Tulips - Michael Brannan

Photo by Michael Brannan, Finalist in the Skagit Valley Photo Competition

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’m native to the Seattle area, (born in Seattle, grew up on Mercer Island).  Michael and I have lived here in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest the bulk of our lives, and have chosen this area for our NLP and hypnosis clinic and school.  Absolutely by choice! Nowhere else in the world is this beautiful.

And, living here, we love to partake of our uniquely Northwest festivals and special events.  Our trek to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a much anticipated yearly event. Rows and rows and vistas of hypnotic, colorful, breathtaking tulips.  This year Michael and I took so many pictures.

The festival sponsors a photo competition, and we entered!  Michael’s amazing photograph (above) was selected as FINALIST!  Woo-hoo.  My photograph (below) was selected as JUDGES’ PICK.  Also, woo-hoo.

Hypnotic Tulips - Connie Brannan photo

Hypnotic Tulips – Connie Brannan’s photo.

What does photography have to do with hypnosis?  Quite a bit, actually.  It’s a great metaphor. Hypnosis is about seeing the successful and beautiful in yourself and your life. It’s a refocusing and a sharpening of focus, like with a camera lens. Only you’re focusing your mind.  What you focus on expands, behaviorally–so we help you focus on the things you want in such a way as you go get them!

In our hypnotherapy and NLP work, we’re effectively pulling your mind out of whatever stuck place it’s in, and accessing what’s possible.  And that’s anything.  And showing you what’s beautiful.  That’s your life.

We’re sharing our almost-prize winning photos of the tulips, here.  🙂 Hope you enjoy them!

All the Best,
Connie

Hypnosis Feels Great, Seattle!

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The hypnotic trance chair is ready for you.

Hi, again, Hypno Friends!

Here’s a photo of my hypnosis chair, complete with spiral pillow.  I get a kick out of that pillow every time I see it!  🙂  It’s an “old-time hypnosis” symbol.  To me, it’s fun.  I call it:  Hypno-wheel.  So, this is the Hypno-wheel Pillow, sitting on the Trance Chair, my leather recliner, in my hypnotherapy office in Bellevue.  It’s waiting for you!  You don’t actually sit ON the pillow, I move it when we get down to business, it’s really for “ambiance!”  The symbol also means “infinity.”

And that makes great sense to me…as hypnosis is an ancient art.  In the time of the Egytians, they had healing “sleep temples” where hypnosis was practiced.  Hypnosis and healing, that connection has long been known.   Hypnosis has been written about by well-known psychologists of the 1800’s, including William James.  In India in the 19th century, hypnosis was used on the battlefield to help with necessary amputations–without anesthesia, without pain.

Hypnosis is not new.  But, there’s a growing awareness and acceptance in the world for hypnosis as a mainstream healing art and science, which I find wonderful.   Holly-weird has done it’s best to create fear and a negative mystique surrounding hypnosis, but the truth has a way of coming out.   And the truth about hypnosis is wonderful.  What it can do for a person, and the pleasant nature of the experience itself.

Here are some actual quotations from my clients upon emerging from trance and commenting on the experience:  “That was delightful.”  (Gene, Mercer Island)  “Wow!!”  (Monica, Bellevue, and dozens and dozens of others–this is the most common response)  “Better than sex.”  (Andy, Seattle)   “I loved it!”  (Michael, Bellevue)  “That was amazing!”  (Jennifer, Kirkland)…   Some people are speechless, but the grateful smiles on their faces speak volumes.

When you’re in trance, in hypnosis, you are connecting to the best part of yourself.  That part of you that wants success and fulfillment and thriving and good feelings!  The part of you that can make those things reality.

So, what does trance feel like?  In general, and for me personally, a  sense of well-being permeates trance, and stress packs its bags.  People do experience it differently.  To some, it’s very very similar to their natural waking state.  To some, it’s “otherworldly” and beyond words.  Some people find their limbs turning so heavy, heavy relaxed, so comfortable that they don’t want to move.  Some people feel light and floating, as though disconnected to their physical bodies.  Some people feel warmth and tinglings.  Some people get cold.  (I also offer “the dream blanket” during trancework.)  It has also been likened to those transitional moments before sleep.

We experience naturally-occurring trance doing everyday, just-living-our-lives things.  Reading a book, playing on the computer, driving a car, daydreaming, watching television.   It’s nothing “woo-woo,” and it’s nothing bizarre.  It’s just us, activating our minds in a specific, natural way.  What’s cool, what’s magical, is how we can use this “hypnosis state of mind” to create change in ourselves and in our lives.  When you apply hypnosis, for a desired outcome, guided by a professional, that’s what is called hypnotherapy.  That’s what I do.

So, if you’re still wondering:  “What does trance feel like?  And what can it do for me?”  I’d like to show you.  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and tell you more.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Albert Einstein Must Have Been a Hypnotist!

Albert Einstein hypnotist

Who knew? Al is expressing here the very idea that makes hypnosis & NLP powerful and successful. And I KNOW he’s right and that those words are true: “Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.”

Here’s an example of how I know:  When I had a spider phobia, I had all the knowledge in the world as to when and where and why and how that fear of spiders got installed in me–it happened one spring day at the elementary bus stop on Mercer Island talking to a girl named Paige. That knowledge did nothing to alleviate the ongoing fear. The extremely unpleasant and inconvenient panic responses in me lasted for decades!!!   Until that amazing and fortuitous day in 2006 when Hypnosis & NLP got rid of my fear.  In about 15 minutes.  Wow.  I’m still living that success now, since skepticism got tossed out the window.  I know how I feel and I know how I’m living. Free from spider fear.  Yay!

These tools called hypnosis & NLP, when wielded skillfully and creatively, help create new worlds–the ones we want for ourselves.  We create them in our minds first, then in the world.  Imagination is key.  And yes, you have it.  It’s called your creative unconscious mind.  We tap into that problem-solving and happy-choosing ability that you have.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has been operating successfully in the Seattle area for 8+ years now–growing our success, one mind at a time. There’s a reason we have over 160 joy-filled testimonials on our website.  We understand the connection between imagination and action.  And we can activate that change in you!  Anytime you like!

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

All the Best,
Connie

“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

It’s Not What You’re Capable Of, It’s What You’re Doing.

I woke up this morning with a hypnosis thought running through my mind.  I thought I’d share it!  🙂

It’s not what you’re capable of, it’s what you’re doing.

Acorn Mode

Acorn Mode

There’s a world of difference between I want or even I can vs. I am doing it.  We help you make the leap from intention to action.  That’s the power of skilled hypnosis.

Tree in Bloom.

Tree in Bloom.

You know there’s a difference between who you are right now in the expressions of your life and who you desire to be.  There’s some magic in that acorn, a tiny thing dreaming of greatness, and making it happen.  Action, activation, that’s the difference.

There’s that same magic in you.  That difference for our success is really just a quality of mind.  Change yours any time, adopt a mindset customized for your success, and do the things you want to do for your life. We’ve all only got so many ticks of the clock in this world–make your life beautiful, successful, healthy, happy, and magical, starting now.

Call us and make it happen.  Connie (425) 564-8608

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

A New Course at Bellevue College – NLP for Dating and Relating

NLP for Dating and Relating

NLP for Dating and Relating

Hi, Hypnosis Friends & Enthusiasts!

The work I do and teach in the Seattle area is hypnosis and NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming — amazing methodologies for personal development and goal getting, goal achievement. Hypnosis and NLP are applicable and wonderful for so many varieties of change — from weight management to phobia fixes, to behavioral changes such as quit smoking and stop fingernail biting, to sports enhancement to improving relationships and communications, and pretty much any activity where your brain is involved.  (ALL!)

In the realm of that last category, relationships and communications, I am offering a new course at Bellevue College this winter quarter.  It’s called:  NLP for Dating and Relating. NLP has been called “hypnosis on steroids.”

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=13808&pc=1817&mc=1893&sc=

Here’s the course description for NLP for Dating and Relating:

Are you interested in dating or improving relationships with those around you? Effective communication can improve any relationship! You will learn how to build rapport and connect with people in the best way possible, both socially and in business contexts. Create states of mind and body in yourself (such as confidence and joy) that lead to effective communications. NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a methodology of effective communications, both on the conscious and unconscious level. Connie Brannan is a Licensed Trainer of NLP ®.

NLP for Dating and Relating
Item: W9509 Connie Brannan
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM North Campus Room: V1021
Sessions: 1 W Address: 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007
3/18/2015 – 3/18/2015 Fee: $49.00

What is NLP?  I talk about that here:

The course, a one night, 2-hour adventure, is all about building new states in ourselves that enhance communications, confidence, ease, flow of words, sharp-minded, humor, and so on.  It’s also about understanding rapport (positive connections between people) and how to facilitate rapport.–PHYSICALLY.  And verbally.  It’s fun, cool, stuff. And super powerful.

My goal for the course is that people should walk out the door after the class feeling more empowered and positive, with tools to use for improved communications.  I’d love for you to join me!

The Bellevue College info and sign up link is here.   http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=13808&pc=1817&mc=1893&sc=

All the Best,
Connie

“At Cause” Your Life to be Wonderful

Hypnosis is Empowerment

Hypnosis is Empowerment.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Happy November. Michael and I wish you and yours some fabulous holidays. 🙂

Speaking of fabulous, I’m often asked “What is hypnosis all about?” Here is another answer. It’s about moving yourself from “I can’t.” to “Yes, I can!” It’s empowerment. Here are some thoughts I’ve written up on the empowerment power of hypnosis!

There are unhappy people in the world who say: “I can’t!” and they make excuses. There are people in the world who let their lives be limited. They feel trapped or stuck. “My life sucks.”

On the flip side, there are powerful people in the world who say: “Yes, I can!” And they do. They say: “I’m going for it! I choose how I live.”

Which describes you? And, which would you rather be?

Empowerment. Hypnotherapy and particularly, NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, are about opening up the mind to new, more desired choices and new possibilities. And making them happen.

A problem is really a problem only if you believe it to be. Henry Ford, the famous automaker, had that wonderful saying: “If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right!” Hypnotherapy is all about “Yes, I can.” The belief controls the actions and outcomes. Hypnotherapy empowers useful beliefs.

In my line of work there is a terminology to describe this empowered vs. unhappy state of mind. It’s called being “at cause” vs. being “at effect.” Being “at cause” means I cause my world to be what I choose it to be. Power. Choice. Control. Being “at effect” means I am a cork bobbing on the ocean, helpless to the seas and currents. “At effect” means no control, feeling like a victim.

An aside: Now, this is funny. My speech to text program heard “at effect” as “a defect.” “Being a defect means you are a cork…” And people actually do get this idea. They think of themselves as having a defect, something defective about them, their mind, their personally. I say no way! What we do and how we live, it’s all a choice. And what’s nice about choice is that we can always choose something new at any time.

It is my belief and also the premise of the work I do that people are infinitely resourceful. They do have choices. What I do is open up more choices for them. It’s so easy to do this. Fear is a choice. Calm is a different choice. Overeating is a choice. Healthy eating is a different choice. Smoking is a choice. Not smoking is a different choice. “At effect” people have no idea of their own ability to choose, they live their life in that victim mentality feeling trapped. It doesn’t have to be that way. While other therapies which activate conscious resourcing offer a very limited utility for change, hypnosis kicks “at effect” out the door.

Here’s an example from my work. I had a client who is a musician. She had a fear and anxiety around solo performances. She had been to other therapists for months who made her examine in infinite detail her life history, her relationship with her parents and the deep, deep, deep, psychological reasons for the existence of her problem. Guess what? That didn’t fix it. She came to me and one session of NLP/hypnotherapy later she is performing without anxiety. It’s a new choice that her mind has chosen. I want calm and confident! Okay let’s do that! (That’s where hypnosis and NLP come in, they can do that!) This change in a person’s thinking, that’s being “at cause.”

If only the world knew how easy it is to be powerful.

I believe everyone is capable of choice. Everyone is capable of making their life better. Everyone is capable of getting the life they want. These tools I use are so fast and fascinating. and they result in a life being “at cause”. That means we make choices that bring us happiness, joy, health, and success of all varieties.

Another benefit of all this, the bridge burns after you cross it. When you become a person “at cause,” the excuses for things not being the way you want them to be dry up. You’re not making excuses anymore, you’re taking action. And creating change and success. Once we see ourselves as powerful and in control of our choices and outcomes, there’s no going back. And that’s wonderful. With the right tools, flipping that switch, power ON, in the mind can happen faster than you think.

Warm Regards,
Connie

You can find out more info. of the successes to be had with these mind technologies of hypnotherapy and NLP, here:

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

We Can Create the Millionaire Mindset with Hypnosis

Seattle hypnosis for success.

Get the mindset of wealth, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis-Friends!

I was reading this great article on the internet today–all about the millionaire mindset, the necessary mindset of success used by the very wealthy.

Hypnosis is a tool to create this mindset.  The mindset is what creates action, bottom line.  As it says in the article:

“Mindset is really about disrupting and rearchitecting your beliefs around wealth and your ability to create it.  You have to rid yourself of all of the beliefs that are compromising wealth in order to change your behavior to build wealth. Your beliefs inform your behavior. It’s about seeing opportunity where others see obstacles and knowing that there’s always a solution.”

Right on!  The discussion HERE is so compatible with the hypnotherapy work I do.  I absolutely help people develop this success mindset–for wealth building and all arenas of life success.  What’s cool about NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, is the ability to model and install new thinking.  If you don’t have the millionaire (success) mindset, you can get it via hypnosis and NLP.

Again, the article talks about “determination and self discipline.”   If you don’t have it, you can acquire it.  The ability to take risks–a reasoned “go for it” way of thinking.  The ability to climb up from a downfall, taking the wisdom from the experience and moving forward. The ability to notice money-making opportunities.  If you don’t have these, you can acquire them through strategic change via skilled NLP & hypnosis.

I love this work.  And I love helping people become successful.  I have worked with a variety of business people from solo-preneurs, to large corporation CEO’s to stock investment day traders, etc., and all of them have moved closer to the mindset that leads to millions.  “Why not me?” indeed.  We rip out any limiting beliefs in the mind that stand in the way of wealth-building.  One of the key pieces is “I deserve success.”  Yes, you do.

If you need a push in the fanny towards “Yes, I can” (and the motivation to do what it takes to achieve the wealth), I can help!  I can help In the realm of wealth-building, and pretty much any endeavor, from quitting smoking to weight loss.  The mind is a powerful tool.  If you’re not using yours to capacity, let me help!

Warm Regards,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Relaxing Hypnosis – It’s Like a Spa for Your Mind

Hello, to my Hypnosis Blog readers!  In Seattle and beyond.  🙂  Here is another in my new video series designed to give a flavor of the utility and joy of hypnosis. This one features the idea (and it’s been WELL documented) of that inner peaceful calm that lives in hypnosis.  It’s like a meditative state, one that is easy to enter and maintain.

While the unconscious mind is busily working on wonderful life changes, the experience of hypnosis itself is one of deep physical relaxation, clear-thinking, almost bliss.  Several of my clients come out of trance and say:  “I’ve never been that relaxed in my life.”  One lady said it was like going to the spa, feeling so refreshed and rejuvenated.  Yes, it is.  A spa for the mind.

Are you ready for a vacation from your life’s problems?  How about a permanent vacation from them?  Come experience hypnosis.  It’s not what you think it is.  It’s infinitely better. And it’s cheaper than a trip to Maui, let me tell you!  🙂

Warm Regards,
Connie

http://www.seattlehypnosisforstress.com

 

Away Go Troubles Down the Drain

running clear

Away go troubles down the drain with hypnosis!

Here’s another musing on hypnosis and the nature of personal changes.

I was thinking about my dad this morning.  He was very handy around the house, and could fix anything.  He was a Lowes kind of guy–loved going in those home improvement and hardware type stores.  As I was brushing my teeth this morning and staring at the water running in the sink, a vision from my childhood popped into my brain.

I could see my dad, lying on the bathroom floor with a “snake” type cable doing things to clear obstructions in the drain and pipes in the bathtub and sink.  He fixed it!  My dad was a wonderful problem solver.

Last week I had poured Draino in my own bathroom sink, and today I noticed that yes, the drain is running faster.  And that reminded me of hypnosis.

Everything is a hypnotic metaphor.  Everything.

My clients always want to know this:  how fast?  How long will it take to achieve x change with hypnosis?  It absolutely varies.  Sometimes it’s instant!  Like my dad and his Roto-Rooter type pipe snake clearing a clog instantly.   The brain says:  “Oh, that blockage is unnecessary!  Goodbye!”

Sometimes change needs to work it’s way through the mind and body and habits, like Draino’s chemical reactions through pipes.  You pour it in and you let it sit, and yet it’s working.  Dissolving those clogs over time.  Hypnotic suggestions keep “workin’ it” over time, as well.

Brain and drain.  Very similar words.  Mere coincidence?  🙂  Bottom line, hypnosis is absolutely wonderful to flush troubles out of your life.  The evidence is here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net.

Warm Regards,
Connie

The Hypnotic Seahawks – How Hypnosis Won the SuperBowl

Go Seahawks!

We are the Champions!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Like many, many of you I watched the SuperBowl yesterday.  And, as the world knows by now, our Seattle Seahawks won.  Crushed them!  Happy dance time!

It’s a wonderful achievement!  How do you win a SuperBowl?  Well, there’s conscious knowledge of the game and strategies for play needed.  There’s a power state of body, a strength and physicality needed.  I believe even more importantly, there’s a power state of mind needed.  A winning state of mind.

I just discovered that the Seahawks preparations for success included regular meditation, designed to put them into “a mindset of greatness.”  It worked!  🙂  I found an interesting article on this:  http://abcnews.go.com/Health/seattle-seahawks-ohm-team-advantage/story?id=21614481.

By the way, meditation IS hypnosis.  It’s a kind of self hypnosis.  This state of slower brainwaves, this state of quiet mind, with a narrowing of focus, and an inner sense of well-being, that’s absolutely hypnosis.  When this state is created and the mind directed to specific goals, creative problem solving comes alive.  Success happens!  That sounds very much like what the Seahawks did and that’s what I do with my clients, sports clients and otherwise.  It’s all hypnosis.

Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.  Perhaps “meditation” is a more socially acceptable word for some than “hypnosis.”  I’ve noticed that lots of very successful programs and modalities for change actually utilize hypnosis but don’t want to call it hypnosis.  Perhaps that’s due to pejorative weirdness and misconceptions still floating around left over from crazy Hollywood movies and popular culture.  They’re scared of the word.

Hypnosis is something wonderful.  Hypnotherapy is a guided use of this inner-focused state of mind for very specific goal achievement.  As the Seahawks have shown us, using your mind in this way leads to success.

Discover more about this power of mind for yourself.  Anytime.  My office is in Bellevue, WA, and I’m happy to show you.  I love working with athletes, and I’m so happy for our Hawks!  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Warm Regards,
Connie

Change is Easy

Time to change.

It's time to change, and change is easy.

I like this picture! It’s the current view out my office window. Green life! The trees are changing.  Look how easily they make radical changes.  Those old leaves used to be attached.  Now the trees have said:  “I’m done with that!”  And whooooosh, they’re gone.

That’s how hypnosis works, too.  A decision is made.  Change happens.  And life gets better.  And when it’s time to do it, you know.  What you might not know is that change is as easy as what you see in this picture.

Trees are my metaphor for life.  I love trees.  It helps that I was born and raised in the Seattle area.  We got trees!!  I lived in Arizona for about a decade, and let me tell you, those cactus and palms were pretty, but can’t compete with our Pacific Northwest TREES.  I’m loving the green.  And the ideas they spark about how change can be fast, easy, and natural.

When you open your mind to new resourcefulness and new choices (that’s what hypnosis does), you’ll see that for yourself.  Call me if you’d like to set up a free in-person consult to learn more about what your life can be, successful, happy, and powerful.  (425) 564-8608.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Promotional Video for Mindworks Hypnosis: Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy

“Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy:  Mindworks Hypnosis.”  http://www.seattlehypnotherapy.net/ http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/  I edit these videos to advertise my business myself, and I really love the soundtrack I picked for this one. Here’s an old-fashioned phrase. Dig it! I really dig the clapping music. 🙂

Check it out!

Warm Regards,
Connie

 

Find What You Love

I love amazingly talented people. Here’s one. I found this story on ABC News this am.

That’s probably my favorite rendition of the Star Spangled Banner — EVER!!  The key to success is what young Julia said, and how wonderful that she knows it and is able to do it.   “What I love.”

I offer a plethora of hypnosis services, from weight loss to quit smoking to sports enhancement.  Here’s what else I do:  help people to find their passion!  That activity, career, LIFE direction, thing that brings ultimate joy and success.  Because, when you do what you love, you are going to excel.

Yay, kudos to Julia for knowing from AGE 2 that singing is her gig!  That’s amazing.  I discovered my passion (hypnosis) much, much later in life, and let me tell you, life is a whole new ball game when you love what you do.

If you need help in finding your passion, guess what?  There’s help.  It’s your own brain, the unconscious, creative, problem-solving part.  We can activate its help anytime you want.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Albert Einstein Was One Smart Cookie!

Albert Einstein said:  “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”  This idea is the core and essence of hypnotherapy.

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life!

When you think you cannot do or achieve something, that is what I call a LIMITING BELIEF.  You know those little monsters that get chomped up in PacMan?  Well, that’s how I approach limiting beliefs in my Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy work.  They’ve got to go!  “I can’t do it.”  “I’m not good enough.”   “I’m not smart enough.”  “I don’t deserve it.”  What if all that was absolute baloney, and yes, you can, and yes, you do?

Another truism of my life, and my work:  what you think, you become.

Hypnosis (when done right by creative people) helps you see beyond and imagine success.  That change in thinking, leads to change in doing and being.  Trust me!  It works!  Who are you not, that’s happy and successful?  Let me help you become that person.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP®
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau
“Best of Bellevue” 2011 and 2012

What is the Unconscious Mind?

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Your conscious mind is your thinking mind, your awareness of the moment.  It’s reason.  It’s rationality.  It’s logic.  We love our conscious minds, and in our culture we worship our conscious minds.  If only I could think clearly enough through a problem, that would change everything.  WRONG.  Thinking is only about 2% of your brain power.  It’s limited!

You’ve got more going on for you than you know!  You’ve got an unconscious mind.  That’s 98% of your brain function.  It takes in billions of pieces of information from your environment in any given moment, and processes it all for you.  (Your conscious mind can only handle about 7-9 pieces of information in any given moment.)  It’s running your body, breathing, blood flow, healing, growth, digestion, etc.  It’s storing your life learning– understanding language and the ability to speak (you don’t think about the mechanics of speech once you’ve learned how), skills such as walking (you had to learn this), riding a bike, driving a car, typing.  These and myriads more processes and skills become automatic and outside of conscious thought — moving into the realm of unconscious competence.

Your unconsious mind is power.  It’s your intution.  Your problem solving creativity.  It’s resourceful, beyond thought.  It’s limit-less!  Hypnosis is the act of tapping into your unconscious mind.  Hypnotherapy is directing that power to the attainment of specific goals.

Here in this video, which is also on my main web page, I explain this power differential.  Watch!  🙂

Warm Regards,
Connie

Why, Why, WHY, is the Wall Painted Green?

“Why” is not useful information.

Hello, Hypnosis-Friends!

Michael and I often are called upon to explain NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming and hypnosis to people who don’t really know what those things are.  They have murky and mistaken ideas, sometimes fueled by “Hollyweird” and sometimes fueled by our culture’s seeming fondness for ridiculous beliefs like “change is difficult and slow.”

No, it’s not.  Change is instant.  The build up to the decision to change might be slow.  Change itself is FAST.  And easy, especially with the tools I have up my sleeve.

Here’s one of the most prevalent false ideas I encounter.  People think they have to know “why” a problem exists in order to change it.  WRONG!  That’s an idea created and endorsed by “talk therapists” (nothing like what I do) who want to milk a client for repeated sessions continuing over months and years sometimes decades with little to no progress.  My work is fast.  As in, hours to positive changes.  Let me repeat that.  Not years, HOURS.  Sometimes, minutes.  🙂

Hypnosis and NLP are what are known as “brief therapies.”  And it’s not talk therapy, it’s not about the “why?”  We figure out “how” you do it (it being a problem) and change that, so you don’t do it.  Easy!

Color your life the way you want with hypnosis.Michael has created a lovely metaphor to explain this idea of NLP vs. Talk Therapies.  Imagine you’ve bought a new home.  (I just did!)  Imagine one of the rooms is painted a hideous color –a foul yellowy-green.  Yick!!  Ok, you now own this home.  The bedroom is painted green.  You hate the color.  You want it to be different.  You’ve decided you want it to be blue.  What do you do?

Do you sit and wring your hands endlessly and cry “I don’t understand!” and speculate on WHY is that wall green?  “Why, why, why?”  What were they thinking?  What is the cause of that choice?  Or do you simply get out the bucket of blue paint and the brush and get to work making it different?  With NLP, we get out the bucket of paint.  And we paint, making the room what we want it to be.

Now, the wall is successfully blue.  Do we care WHY it was ever green?  No.  Not me.  I don’t care!  It’s not green any more.  And we never even needed to figure out why.  If we HAD figured out why, would that spontaneously turn the wall blue?  Of course not.  Knowing why doesn’t fix things.  Fixing things fixes things.

As I expressed it to a potential client.  This is not a quest for understanding.  This a quest for change.  As in NOW.  NLP and hypnosis are movement, not chitchat.  I lay down the ground rules for my clients…if you stray into story about why, that is not useful information to my work, and I’ll stop you.  And I do.  This isn’t talk therapy.  This is life change.  Now.

Learn more about what I do here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/ and http://www.seattlenlptraining.com/.  If you’re tired of talk and want to DO something to make your life better, then you’re ready for my brand of therapy.  Hypnosis and NLP.  The change-makers.

Warm Regards,
Connie

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A Little Boy Had Fear – And Now He Doesn’t

Erase fear with NLP.

It’s not been frequent, but I do work with children as well as adults.  Children are VERY responsive to Neuro Linguistic Programming and hypnosis.  I’ve worked with as young as six years old.

What’s needed is an ability to focus/engage/play through the processes with me.  I had a wonderful little 8-year old boy like that the other day.  He came in with a terror of elevators.  Not just a fear.  A wide-eyed terror.  He had learned it.  We proceeded to unlearn it.

I did my thing with him, Neuro Linguistic Programming, primarily.  We created new feelings and new pictures and new sounds in his mind around elevators.  Better ones.  We did some hypnosis as well, with imagery to create security and a sense of well being.

Success!

I like to test my work, always.  Immediately in the real world, when possible.  My office building has a small elevator.  (And smaller elevators had been even more terrifying to my client.)  The boy, his mom, and I rode the elevator that day.  Suddenly, an elevator was an amusement ride, something FUN to do.  He wanted to push the buttons.  He rode down, he rode up.  Feeling happy.  Feeling good.  “Mom, let’s do it again!”  We rode down and up again.

As they left my office I heard him saying to his mother, “I want to ride the elevator!!  Can I push the buttons?”  Fear is gone.

A side personal note:  I have relatives that are very very successful in the realm of retail stores.  They sell pretty things to people who have a lot of money.  That’s nice.  By anyone’s standards looking at them, they are success and wealth personified.  One of those relatives made a comment yesterday suggesting that the work I do is insignificant.

I think what I do is infinitely more important and more valuable.  A little boy had fear.  And now he doesn’t.  I believe that transformation is worth more than all the tea in China.

Warm Regards,
Connie

http://www.seattlehypnosisforphobias.com/

 

Irritation to Joy in 30 Seconds or Less

Our mind creates our world.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Michael and I are fond of Redbox, renting movies from a kiosk for about a dollar.  Last night we rented a strange, but good one.  “Another Earth.”  It’s about alternate universes and the intertwining of lives and how life can change in a heartbeat.

There was one scene in particular that was “very NLP.”  🙂  The heroine of the movie was sharing a story about space travel.  Now, I don’t know if this story in the movie is “true” or not, but as it unfolds, it’s massively hypnotic and indicative of the power of the mind.  I’ll share it with you.  🙂

She told the story of the first astronaut in space, confined inside a tiny little capsule, basically a cupboard in space.  He’s all alone.  He has a tiny porthole/window through which he can see the stars.  He’s also the first person to see our Planet Earth from an outer space perspective.  The blue against blackness, the curvature.  The exquisite beauty.

Our astronaut journeys to the cosmos, captures the information he has been sent to capture, and now he’s coming back home.  He’s in the middle of his ride home, and a loud slow ticking sound emerges from the control panel.  Like a tapping.  Like a ticking.  He can’t identify the source.  Everything seems to be functioning perfectly, yet the sound continues.  He can’t figure out how to turn it off.  Tick…tick…tick…tick…tick…tick.  Endlessly.  It moves from a question to an annoyance to a larger annoyance.  He sits in the tiny space, listening for hours upon hours to tick…tick…tick…tick…tick…tick, to the point it becomes an absolute maddening sound that threatens his sanity.  Like water torture.  Drip…drip…drip, only it’s tick…tick…tick.  He’s sure he’s about to go insane!

He has days left in the capsule and no way to stop the sound.  It continues.  “Noooooo!  make it stop!!”  He’s on the verge of absolutely losing it.  Tick…tick…tick.  Tick…tick…tick.

Finally, in a moment of desperation, he decides that the only way to survive is to fall in love with the sound.  To transform the sound in his mind to something enjoyable, beautiful even.  He focuses his mind.  Suddenly, the ticking is music, it’s music to his ears.  Lovely, haunting, beautiful music, an appropriate backdrop to the stars and glow of the earth out his porthole window.

He rides home in a state of utter bliss.

I like this story!!  It’s true, in that WE control how we interpret our world.  We choose how to understand and react to anything.  I once lived in an apartment near a very busy street, with constant traffic noise.  It was bothering me!  I decided NOT to be irritated anymore and to not even notice the sound.  And it vanished.  Not really, only to me.  No longer an irritant.

My dad snored.  To me it was a hideous sound.  To my mother, it was a sound of comfort.  “He’s home, he’s safe, he’s with me.”  We can make our world what we want.  It’s all in the interpretation, which we control in our minds.

The mind is amazingly powerful.  That’s what hypnosis does, it’s a tool to focus the mind more powerfully and more effectively.  We all use hypnosis every day, whether it’s formally induced or not.  We can change our perceptions, our perspective, our thinking.  And that changes everything.  How we feel, and what we do behaviorally in the world.

It’s all moveable furniture!

Happy Sunday to you, find some time to create a moment of enjoyment  Your mind can do that!

Warm Regards,
Connie

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Teaching Tonight – Self Hypnosis @ Bellevue College

Learn Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

Learn Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

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

Room for one more, honey!  (Line from a Twilight Zone episode I particularly enjoy!)  🙂

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’m teaching another course at Bellevue College.  This one is  “Building Confidence and Self Esteem Through Self Hypnosis.”  It’s 2 nights, tonight (Feb 15) and also Feb 22.  Six hours total.  In those magical 6 hours, I’ll be presenting an experiential hypnotic extravaganza of learning.

I hypnotize the group en masse, and set a trigger for the students to return to “instant trance” anytime they like.  With this tool, we can focus our own minds on positive changes–and the unconscious mind is the part of your brain that makes things happen.  It’s the seat of our emotions and behaviors.

In the class, we practice hypnosis.  We learn the truth about hypnosis.  We learn how to craft what’s known as a “well-formed goal.”  (You have to know what you want in order to get it!)

It’s fun.  It’s hypnotic.  It’s inexpensive.  This class through Bellevue College is only $89.  What a deal!  If you want in, there’s still room as of this writing:

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

Hypnosis.  It’s everywhere you want to be.  Including Bellevue College tonight.  Join me if you can, you must sign up through BC.  I know you’ll be glad you did!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Instant Hypnosis Demo

Hi, Hypno-Friends.

In the training/teaching side of what we do, Michael and I teach other hypnotherapists how to be more successful and effective in helping.  More tools and more flexibility means more positive changes for clients.  Here is a brief clip of Michael teaching a hypnosis class, teaching one variety of what is known as “instant induction.”  It’s an arm pull technique.  Simple to master, and powerfully effective.  Instant trance!

Of course, it’s what you do with someone therapeutically AFTER trance that makes a successful clinical hypnotherapist.  We teach all that as well.  🙂  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com/

Sometimes clients seem to think “I can’t be hypnotized.”  Yes, you can.  Everyone can be–by a skilled hypnotist.

Warm Regards,
Connie

World Hypnotism Day 1/28 – Thank You to Attendees!

Hi, Guys!

Michael and I attended the festivities today in Bellevue around our state’s National Guild of Hypnotists’ chapter’s World Hypnotism Day events.  Michael and I were financial sponsors of the event as well as participants.  Michael gave free public talks on getting over PTSD, and another on the Magic of Instant Change, and a class for professional hypnotists on hypnotic “inductions.”  (Bringing someone into hypnosis.)  He also manned a Q&A panel to answer questions re:  hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

I gave a free talk on Smoking Cessation, as well as a paid course for professionals on how to bring a resource state into a problem state and dissolve the problem state — Advanced techniques of NLP Anchoring.

It was a long day, but FUN!  Thank you to all who attended, and we hope you learned more about the power of your own minds.

World Hypnotism Day is an event to promote the understanding of hypnosis as a healing art–I think that we met that challenge today.  🙂  For more local events, keep your eyes on my “events page” at the top of this blog.  Hypnosis is something to be celebrated all year long, not just one day.

Warm Regards,
Connie