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

 

 

Skilled Hypnosis Services are Alive & Well in the Seattle Area

Better Business Bureau Accredited BusinessHi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

Those of you following my hypnosis and NLP blog read frequently my stories of helping, and adventures, and insight doing this work for 10+ years here in Bellevue.  All about my approach — client-centered.  My joy in this power called hypnosis that helps people to get the life they want.  How I’m using it for my own weight management and self development. Here’s the “secret” to my success:  Never stop learning, and growing, and perfecting skill.

I noticed this week that my largest local competitor, called Positive Changes Hypnosis Center is out of business.  The google page for their Bellevue hypnosis location says:  “closed permanently.”  I called their direct office phone number and got a recording saying:  “You have reached a non-working number.”

I know Positive Changes sold lengthy packages of services, and what’s happening to those people mid-service now that they have closed their doors?

If anyone reading this is a prior/current Positive Changes customer and uncertain about how to go forward to their goals, I’d like to reach out to you.  Different, skilled hypnosis services are alive and well in Bellevue.  My company is called Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

My tools are quite different than Positive Changes.  If you check out my reviews, my clients have greater success more quickly.  For less money and less time commitment, also.  How is that possible?  The major difference is my skill set.  I am a Licensed Trainer®  of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (a high-tech hypnosis).  Also, my work is always one on one, and custom-crafted.   Hypnosis is an art form, and no two hypnotists create alike.  Honestly, the difference between unskilled and skilled hypnosis can be as dramatic as a kid with a paint-by-numbers kit, vs. a Renoir.

My passion is greater, too.  I flatter myself that I have found my art.  This is it.  And I love it beyond anything else in my life I have ever learned or done.  That makes a difference, just as intelligence makes a difference.  Experience makes a difference.  Creativity makes a difference.  If you’d like to discover what hypnosis can REALLY do for you, come on in and meet me.  You’ll meet ME, not some high-pressure “evaluator.”  I’m Connie, I’m the hypnotist.

Don’t give up on your goals of using hypnosis for change and success.  Just find a skilled provider to help you.

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

Power Sale: Learn Hypnosis & NLP Live in Seattle Area Trainings

Bellevue Hypnotherapists for your Positive Changes Hypnosis

Michael and Connie Brannan, Master Hypnotists, Licensed Trainers of NLP ™, Design Human Engineers ™, and more!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I are happy to share and grow the power of mind by doing hypnosis and NLP, and by teaching.  Here’re new training dates from the private career school side of what we do.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I consider myself one lucky person, because I get to pursue my passion-which is hypnosis (a super accelerated learning state) and NLP (a super accelerated hypnosis).  NLP has been aptly described as “The Art & Science of Excellence.” Yes!

I have two businesses, rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau.  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers client work and hypnosis services in my Bellevue office working one on one with people.  We tweak and install new strategies for success of all varieties, and that’s mightily rewarding work.  I love helping!

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Mindworks NLP is Michael’s and my Washington State Licensed private career school which we operate in the Greater Seattle area.  We share the teaching duties as we share these amazing tools, both for those looking to become certified professionals through our school and the Society of NLP® and also for those looking to enhance their own power and control over their lives.

We are pleased to announce our next Seattle area training dates.  Space in these live hands-on trainings is limited, to assure our personal attention and verification of student skill sets.  In other words, personal guidance and feedback galore, something which was missing in my own original NLP trainings-and I have determined MY students shall have.

Here are our offerings:

Seattle's best hypnotherapy and NLP training school.

 Hypnotherapy Certification Program – Discover the “Magic of Hypnosis” – 4 days, April 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017.   Info link is here:  http://seattlenlptraining.com/learn-hypnosis/

Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: Weekend Format, 8 days, May 13, 14, 20, 21, June 3, 4, 10, 11, 2017.  Info link is here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com  

Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: (open to  Licensed Practitioner of NLP level or higher students). Weekend Format, 8 days.   Info is here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com (next dates TBA)

We also excited to offer stage hypnosis training, and several specialized advanced hypnotherapy courses:

Stage Hypnosis Training – Sept 13, 14, 15, 16 and a bonus day, Sept 17, 2017.

New!  Hypnosis 2:  Advanced Client Work – Therapeutic Mastery & Inventive Interventions – 4 days.

New!  Hypnosis 3:  Ericksonian Hypnosis – Magical Language Patterns, Stories, Metaphors, & More  – 4 days.

New! Hypnosis 4:  Conversational Influence and Spontaneous Trance – 4 days, 

More information is available on our website, http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.  Michael and I are both Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through the developer of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler and his Society of NLP ®.

We just studied with him this past year in Orlando, FL.  We keep our skills current and cutting edge.  If you’re really interested in learning and excelllence, then you won’t settle for anything other than “the real deal” trainers.  There are only approximately 35 such Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through Bandler’s Society of NLP®  in the entirety of the US.  In our trainings, we are the only trainers involved, we don’t turn your learning over to lesser skilled assistants, as others do.

We hope to see you in one or more of our upcoming Seattle area NLP and hypnosis trainings.

Best Bellevue Hypnotherapy in the Pacific NorthwestAll the Best,
Connie

Michael and Connie Brannan, CHt.
Master Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists
Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapists
Design Human Engineers ™
Persuasion Engineers ™
Certified Stage Hypnotists
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
(425) 564-8608

Seattle's best hypnotherapy and NLP training school.

“At Cause” Your Life to be Wonderful

Seattle area's best NLP services and hypnosis.Hi, Hypno-Friends!

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.

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 and
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

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 ™
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

Power Sale: Learn Hypnosis & NLP in our Live Seattle Area Trainings

Bellevue Hypnotherapists for your Positive Changes Hypnosis

Michael and Connie Brannan, Master Hypnotists, Licensed Trainers of NLP ™, Design Human Engineers ™, and more!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I are happy to share and grow the power of mind by doing hypnosis and NLP, and by teaching.  Here’re new training dates from the private career school side of what we do.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I consider myself one lucky person, because I get to pursue my passion-which is hypnosis (a super accelerated learning state) and NLP (a super accelerated hypnosis).  NLP has been aptly described as “The Art & Science of Excellence.” Yes!

I have two businesses, rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau.  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers client work and hypnosis services in my Bellevue office working one on one with people.  We tweak and install new strategies for success of all varieties, and that’s mightily rewarding work.  I love helping!

mindworksNLP Logo

Mindworks NLP is Michael’s and my Washington State Licensed private career school which we operate in the Greater Seattle area.  We share the teaching duties as we share these amazing tools, both for those looking to become certified professionals through our school and the Society of NLP® and also for those looking to enhance their own power and control over their lives.

We are pleased to announce our next Seattle area training dates.  Space in these live hands-on trainings is limited, to assure our personal attention and verification of student skill sets.  In other words, personal guidance and feedback galore, something which was missing in my own original NLP trainings-and I have determined MY students shall have.

Here are our dates:

Seattle's best hypnotherapy and NLP training school.

 Hypnotherapy Certification Program – Discover the “Magic of Hypnosis” – 4 days, July 7 – 10, 2016.   Info link is here:  http://seattlenlptraining.com/learn-hypnosis/

Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: Weekend Format, 8 days, Sept 17, 18, 24, 25, Oct 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2016.  Info link is here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com  

Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: (open to  Practitioner level or higher students). Weekend Format, 8 days:  Oct 22, 23, 29, 30, Nov 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2016.  Info is here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

We also excited to offer stage hypnosis training, and several specialized advanced hypnotherapy courses:

New!  Hypnosis 2:  Advanced Client Work – Therapeutic Mastery & Inventive Interventions – 4 days, July, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2016

New!  Hypnosis 3:  Ericksonian Hypnosis – Magical Language Patterns, Stories, Metaphors, & More  – 4 days, August 4, 5, 6, 7, 2016

New! Hypnosis 4:  Conversational Influence and Spontaneous Trance – 4 days, August 18, 19, 20, 21, 2016

Stage Hypnosis Training – September 8, 9, 10, 11, plus a bonus day on September 12th, 2016

More information is available on our website, http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.  Michael and I are both Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through the developer of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler and his Society of NLP ®.

We just studied with him earlier this year in Orlando, FL.  We keep our skills current and cutting edge.  If you’re really interested in learning and excelllence, then you won’t settle for anything other than “the real deal” trainers.  There are only approximately 35 such Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through Bandler’s Society of NLP®  in the entirety of the US.  In our trainings, we are the only trainers involved, we don’t turn your learning over to lesser skilled assistants, as others do.

We hope to see you in one or more of our upcoming Seattle area NLP and hypnosis trainings.

All the Best,
Connie

Michael and Connie Brannan, CHt.
Master Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists
Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapists
Design Human Engineers ™
Persuasion Engineers ™
Certified Stage Hypnotists
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
(425) 564-8608

Seattle's best hypnotherapy and NLP training school.

Teenage Empowerment – Client Testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Greater Seattle Clinical Hypnotherapy NLP ServicesHi, Greater Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

I like working with teenagers. Got a nice message from one young client today:

“I am so grateful for how much you helped me to change my life, decide my future, and grow as a person.” — A. R., Issaquah, WA.

That’s right!

A.R. was in a dark place in her life when she first came in for hypnosis & NLP services. She was making some unhealthy, self destructive choices.  That’s changed now.  New habits are in place.  She glows with life, confidence and positive energy.

I was thinking this morning about how Dr. Bandler’s work in developing Neuro Linguistic Programming (a high tech conversational hypnosis) has touched so many lives in powerful, wonderful ways. He’s the tree of NLP, I’m a branch from it as his Licensed Trainer of NLP ®, and I get to touch so many leaves (lives) through my teaching and client work.

Trees are a beautiful metaphor.  Life and growth and strength.  I think people, including young people, are incredibly powerful–if they only knew how to access and activate that power.  I know how to help do that.  It’s called NLP.  And it’s what I teach students at Mindworks NLP and do with clients at my Bellevue hypnotherapy clinic, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Learn more anytime!

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

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

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

Find Your Happy Perspective with Seattle’s Best Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s a brief video showing variant states of mind, rage vs. joy:

Life happens, work, bosses, traffic, stress.  We don’t have to let it enrage us. We can choose a balanced and harmonious response to life. It’s called: Happy. Hypnosis is a fabulous tool to create those happy responses. Discover it. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is in the Seattle area, and serves all of Western Washington and beyond with the best in Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy services.

Happy is not just a state of mind, it’s a balance of distinct chemical reactions in the brain. Endorphins, oxytocin, and so on are released.  What people don’t realize is that these chemical reactions are under our control.  Your mind is more powerful than any pharmacy or mood altering drug.

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

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

I’d love to help you Find your Happy and teach you how to hold on to those good feelings!

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®

40 Year Smoking Habit Gone After Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Here's the direct scoop from a former smoker.

Here’s the direct scoop from a former smoker.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Another happy camper!  Jennifer, of the Greater Seattle area, came in for hypnosis to quit smoking.  After 40 years, it was time.  And I’m so glad she did.  Here’s her success report after working with me.  In this brief video, she’s direct, emphatic, and is telling it like it is!

I’m so happy for this lovely lady who gets to enjoy a better state of health from now on.

I think one of the things that scares smokers is the idea that they’ll miss the habit.  That something will be nagging at them, and cravings, feeling unsatisfied and stressed, and such.  No way.  That’s not how we do it.  We take care of all that, as part of our Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions.  So you feel whole, and complete, WITHOUT CIGARETTES.  That’s skillful hypnosis done right.

Jennifer is serious about her health and her life.  I’m happy with her success.  And I appreciate that she was willing to share her experience working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Yay, Jennifer!  Way to go!

Who’s next?

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

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Another 5-Star Yelp Review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Another 5-Star Review on YELP

Read my latest 5-Star Yelp Review

Hi, Greater Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

How do we judge success in the work I do, hypnosis and NLP?  We could measure only behavioral change specifically requested, such as:  I stopped smoking, I say no thank you no to cookies and candy, I’m sleeping better, etc.

Or we could measure success by the intangibles, by the positive change in emotions. A client might notice more confidence, more happiness, more control, more energy, more optimism, more motivation, or all of the above.  In Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy ®, better feelings and different behaviors go together.

In my opinion, the biggest impact on life success is feeling differently in our own skin in our own lives. Feeling BETTER.  And those better feelings lead to better decisions in life and then the behavioral changes and improvements of all varieties.  I love it when my clients notice those bigger changes.  Here’s one!  Andrea W. of Bellevue, WA posted a 5-star review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP online on YELP:

“I went to Connie to get help with my entire outlook on life and myself. I visited her for 5 sessions including the consultation. She really was pretty fantastic! From the moment I met her she was very kind, non-judgmental, and super focused on my needs. She has been through a ridiculous amount of schooling for NLP and really knows how to speak to your unconscious. We worked on different aspects of my life for each session, and she even taught me how to do self-hypnosis to better myself continuously.

Some of the “games” she does with you and the process she takes you through may seem odd and feel weird at times! But honestly, just keep an open mind and follow her directions throughout her sessions! I have felt SO MUCH better since my sessions with Connie and I would recommend her to ANYONE who is experiencing ANY issue really. She customizes each session to what your desires are, whether it’s weight loss, cigarettes, alcohol, depression, phobias……you name it! She is worth the $$ 🙂 ”  — Andrea W. Bellevue, WA

Yay, for success!  Good job, Andrea!  And she’s exactly right.  Those who “go for it” with me, do find life getting better.  With the open-eyed, interactive hypnosis known as NLP, you have to follow my instructions to the letter.  I explain everything thoroughly and make it easy to understand.  In that way, we get the right messages into the unconscious. Unconscious minds are pure positive energy and will do what we ask–we just have to ask in the right way.  That’s the difference with skilled hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming — effective unconscious communications.  🙂

I love happy clients with successful outcomes like Andrea.  I want more of them.

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

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

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Why Limiting Beliefs Belong in the Trash Heap

Don't let limiting beliefs imprison your mind.

Don’t let limiting beliefs imprison your mind.

Hi, Hypnosis & NLP Friends!

People often come in to my office for very specific habit and behavioral changes.  “I want to quit smoking!”  “I want to stay away from the sugar!”  And so on.  We can do that. However, in the course of doing that, we do more.  We change larger mind sets and ways of thinking about self and the world by removing limiting beliefs.

What is a limiting belief?  It’s an idea/feeling about self and the world that gets lodged in the brain that limits a person.  It limits their full expression and enjoyment of life.  Examples:  “I’m not good enough.”  “I can’t do it.”  “I’m not worthy.”  “No one could love me.”  “I’m a victim in the world.”  These are not truths about anyone.  These are ideas, that can and should change.

Here’s an analogy.  Imagine getting a rock caught in your shoe.  It makes walking difficult. It hurts!  You COULD continue to walk with it in there, and suffer more.  But why? Why not take your shoe off for a moment, and shake it out!  Put your shoe back on and life is immediately more comfortable.  Suddenly you can go places, and it’s easy.

A person’s limiting beliefs are probably the most nasty, destructive things I encounter in my NLP and hypnotherapy help work.  They negatively impact every aspect of a person’s life, personal and business relationships, financial success, health, learning, and so on! This is precisely why I love helping a person to remove them so much. Limiting beliefs are garbage, and they belong in the trash heap!  That’s an essential part of the work we do–put them there.

We can remove a lifetime of limiting beliefs in a session or two of Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy.  Amazing, but true.  These changes are the REAL changes, the power changes.  The behaviorial changes (I lost weight or I quit smoking) are really a lesser deal. They are simply a byproduct of new empowered beliefs.

When you’re ready for change, call me.  In my extensive Q&A with clients, I discover any limiting beliefs–and in the course of our work we get rid of them.  It’s trash day!

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

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

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

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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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A Cat’s Eye View

NLP Eye Accessing CatHere’s a brief video I created tonight. I call it: “A Cat’s Eye View.”

The eyes have it!  Check out this curious cat as he demonstrates for you the NLP eye accessing cues. Eye movement reveals thought patterns. NLP is a conversational hypnosis that teaches us how to communicate effectively and create change in ourselves and others. Mindworks NLP is a Licensed Private Career School in Washington State and Connie & Michael Brannan are Licensed Trainers of NLP®.

NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a methodology I teach as well as use in my Hypnotherapy practice.  It’s my number one tool, my go to.  NLP is really something super fascinating.  It’s all about the mind and how it works (hence my business name, “Mindworks”) and how we create change.  It’s about effective communications and our mental strategies for success (or failure) for joy (or misery).  We alter the unconscious mind strategies to create more success and more joy.

All the Best,
Connie
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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

Stressed? Anxious? What if emotions could turn on a dime?

Seattle hypnotherapy clinic Mindworks Hypnosis

Change your thinking, change your mood.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

With hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, we can program in new responses in any given situation.   The boss is yelling, traffic is congested, your significant other is in a bad mood, the restaurant is out of just the thing you wanted. They call it “situational stress.”  What if, after hypnotherapy…that same situation became situational calm, or situaltional happy, or situational “I can handle it!”  We can do that!

I think this video is cute.  And it demonstrates an important fact.  We can change our emotions on a dime.  FAST!

Cute baby!  She’s crying, looking like a full-blown tantrum is going to ensue.  Then, suddenly, she hears her happy music.  And the dancing begins!  Instant change.  For those of you who think “change is slow and difficult,” watch her face.  We’re talking instant change!

With NLP, and Neuro Linguistic hypnosis therapy, we give  you control, to turn a negative emotion and response into a positive one.  When you choose to do it.  We can also program your mind and life for those responses to become automated in a particular context.  This little girl has been programmed in a natural manner, in a great way.  Music = dancing and happy.  It doesn’t matter what was going on before.

We can take control of these automatic responses.  Goodbye, fear, anxiety, phobic responses, distraction, procrastination, and so on.

Find out more anytime in an in person explanatory meeting.  Call us for a free consultation. No charge, no obligation.  Just an opportunity to learn more, and hear what a professional change worker says about your mind and your untapped abilities to feel more resourceful now.

All the Best,
Connie

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A New Mindset = New Eating Habits = Hypnosis Works!

Seattle Hypnotherapy NLP Success Weight Loss

Michelle Ganey, of Buckley, WA is loving her new found diet success secret:  it’s hypnosis!

Battling menopause and the weight gain at that time had been a struggle for Michelle.  No more.  She’s changed her eating habits, as quickly as flipping a light switch.  And the result is, she’s lost her first 7 pounds in about a week.  How did she do that?

Skilled hypnotherapy and NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Here’s what Michelle has to say about working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, and this jump start to her success:

When you discover hypnosis for yourself and the awesome power it can unleash, you’ll be impressed, too.  Call anytime to learn more.  We do offer a free in office in person consultation.  That’s a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your Professional Hypnotherapist face-to-face and get an understanding of the tools and processes involved.  Call us!  425-564-8608.

All the Best,
Connie

Skeptical Transforms into Success

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Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Because of the myths and misunderstandings of hypnosis floating around in the world, some people are skeptical and don’t really understand it’s power.  Until they do.  The proof is in the pudding.  Always.

M.L.J, of Seattle came into Mindworks Hypnosis for NLP services and hypnotherapy for the purpose of anxiety and stress release, both in the work setting and in her personal relationships.  She was skeptical.  At first.  And yet she was open to go for it.  Now she knows something different, and that difference is success in her goal, the absence of stress.

Here’s her short and sweet report after NLP and hypnosis:

“Although I was skeptical at first it really did help. I haven’t felt stressed at all.” —  M.L.J., Seattle, WA

Think about the power of that change.  “I haven’t felt stressed.  AT ALL.”   Good job, M!

When people are caught up in stress, they don’t see the world or themselves clearly.  I helped another gentleman with anxiety just yesterday in Bellevue, and here is what he told me he noticed immediately afterward.

He commented that not only did he feel different (calm, safe, and confident), the world looked different to him. Literally. Colors brighter, more present in the moment and noticing the things around him more. He said he looked at his face in the mirror and that he looked different to himself, more good looking.

Wow!  That’s success.  Now all he has to do is hold onto those good feelings.  And I gave him a tool to do so and taught him how to use it.  That’s NLP — a supercharged, powerful and quick hypnosis.

If only more people knew the truth about hypnosis.  It’s something so positive and so powerful, and so COOL.  And so helpful.

If you’d like a taste of calm, or confident, or any other blend of good feelings, call us.  We are the creators of Designer Feelings™  We’re happy to help.  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

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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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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Featured Testimonial – Goodbye Anxiety & Depression

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve had a lot of clients over the years, and I’ve helped with every variety of context and situation of desired change from weight loss to anxiety release to help with addictions, to sports improvement, to quitting smoking, and more.  Some clients stick out as memorable, because of their willingness to “go for it” and cooperation, some for their incredible successes.  Karel was both of those things.

Karel shared her thoughts about our work on Google with a 5-star review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP:

“Connie Brannan has helped me change the way I think about myself and my life. I saw her primarily for help with weight loss, but I ended up realizing many other positive changes at the same time. I was surprised and so pleased with the lasting results of my sessions: ability to concentrate on the way I wanted to eat, improvement in my personal relationships, and a completely rejuvenated interest in life.

After 20+ years of severe depression, I was amazed to find that I was free of it after just a single session. I am so grateful that I had the good sense to see Connie, and I recommend her services to anyone who wants similar improvements in their life.”  – Karel Creason, Bellevue, WA.

And she wrote to me a few years later, offering this follow-up.

“Hello, Connie, I want to give you an update on the changes in my life since I saw you in February 2012.  I have continued to benefit from my freedom from depression…

I also have been able to handle a number of emotionally difficult situations which, in the past, would have had me reeling. What a great improvement. I no longer become paralyzed with grief, fear, or anger when I learn of family illness, marital problems, self-esteem issues, etc.

These changes are because you told my subconscious what to do to make me live the way I want to. I have always held to your phrase that if something I think or believe isn’t useful in my life, get rid of it. What a concept!

In addition to letting you know how I’m doing myself, I wanted to let you know that I referred 2 of my friends to you, and they both have reported great happiness with what you did for them. ”  — Karel Creason , Bellevue, WA

Yay, Karel.  Keep living your life on your own terms, with joy and a sense of your own power to make life better.

This sentence of Karel’s sums up the power of creative, skilled NLP and hypnosis:  “After 20+ years of severe depression, I was amazed to find that I was free of it after just a single session.”  We ALL have this kind of transformational power residing in our unconscious minds–it’s merely a matter of effective and persuasive communications. That’s what skilled hypnosis is, opening up the door and engaging in effective communications with the unconscious mind, and offering up new choices, stimulating new habits and patterns of living.

Sky high five above the clouds

As I said to Karel and I often say to clients when I’m happy with the shifts happening:  “High five to the unconscious mind!”

All the Best,
Connie

An Extra Piece of Chicken

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve added another article that I’ve written to our Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP website.  I invite you to check it out, and several other articles I’ve written and share there.  I explain some of the unique tools and processes I utilize in my work for greater client success levels. Because, as we all know, the proof of a service well done is in the pudding.  It’s in my client successes out in the world after going for it with me in my Bellevue hypnosis clinic.  Here’s the article:

Feel Great and Choose New Behaviors.Many years ago, when I worked as an Office Manager for a building services company, I had a great boss.  He taught me a lot about successful business including the concept:  “give them an extra piece of chicken.”  Give your clients more than they expect, give them something above and beyond the services they’ve contracted for.  In addition to office cleaning, he might offer to shampoo carpet for the suite, or have the exterior windows cleaned at no additional charge.

An extra piece of chicken.  I have built that idea into my Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy clinical work as well.  I give clients something extra, beyond what they came if for.  I give them a gift called:   self control.  Or, in other words, control of self.  Control of state of mind and body, control of your responses, control of your experience of LIFE!  I call it:  The keys to the Kingdom.

If you can control how you feel, you control how you will respond and interact in any given moment.  If you can control how you feel, you can control the very thoughts that run in your mind.  You begin to think differently about yourself!    You create new, empowered beliefs.  You move from an “I can’t” mentality to an empowered place called Choice.  Rather than a cork bobbing on the emotional life of the sea, you’re at the wheel, driving the powerboat on a course you set.  Full speed ahead!

And I give this power to clients to take home with them beyond our work in the office.  It’s called an “NLP Anchor.”  Using “Designer Feelings™” we create a desired state of mind and body and belief.  It’s unique for the person, purpose and goals at hand, whether it be as an antidote to anxiety, fear, laziness, smoking, overeating, distraction, etc.  We work to automate the changes inside the mind, so they become the automatic new feeling in the contexts under discussion, and the automatic new thinking and new behaviors.

AND we give ongoing self control, as our extra piece of chicken.

lightswitch onWhat is an anchor?  It’s a physiological stimulus-response we set up in the body/mind.  Think:  light switch.  On!  Activated, It quickly brings about the desired and designed feelings into the body.   How cool is that?  And you control this switch.  That mechanism  can be set up as a touch, or a phrase spoken, an image conjured in the mind, a gesture.  I’ve had clients call it “my calm button,” “my confidence trigger,” my “go for it,” a little girl called it “my happy magic finger trick.,”   It’s not magic, it’s one technique among many in NLP.  And it’s amazingly powerful to all who experience it.

Here’s an example:  a person might come in for hypnosis services to address stress eating.  We create the antidote to stress.  Perhaps it’s a feeling blended of calm, confident, and happy.   We automate new unconscious responses that replace stress and replace stress eating.  Goodbye, stress eating, and goodbye to overweight!  Goal met, happy client!

However, this new feeling, this NLP anchor, has a greater utility than just food.  Perhaps there are other times and places where calm, confident and happy might be useful to our hypothetical client.  Perhaps giving a presentation at work.  Great!  Perhaps for golf excellence.  Great!  With the anchor, a person has control.  And can initiate the good feelings, anytime, anywhere.  Power.  Almost every client that leaves my office is given a custom designed anchor and instructions in how to use and activate!

As I said:  the keys to the Kingdom.  This is beyond price.  Because these anchors last forever, with the proper use.  And I explain the proper use.

NLP done right, it’s beyond awesome.  What’s sad about NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming is that so few people understand what it truly is, and how to use it–including people who purport to offer it therapeutically, and even those who teach it.  NLP done poorly from a place of only partial understanding may still have some utility, but not much.

Perhaps it’s like the difference between a genuine diamond and a “faux diamonelle.”   There’s high quality “real deal” product and there’s cheaper, inferior, imitation product.  I offer the real deal, as a Licensed Trainer of NLP® through the Society of NLP® — I’m taught and certifed by the originator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler.

Feeling is believing, and we’ve developed and trademarked the ultimate great “Designer Feelings™ process.” Designer Feelings™ are available only at our hypnosis clinic, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  They activate automatically in the contexts desired, and are forevermore available to you as a source of self control.  Call us at (425) 564-8608 and find out more anytime!

All the Best,
Connie

All material herein is Copyright © Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, 2015.

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

Creative Hypnosis for Quitting Smoking!

Quit Smoking Seattle HypnosisHi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s a story to share with you, all about the hypnotic power of a half-eaten rotten banana.

I was working with a Seattle man the other day on quitting smoking. One of the elements of this work is our search for a useful feeling called “hell, no!” This gentleman, his “Hell, no!” was the thought of eating a rotten banana–he declared it the worst disgust feeling he could conjure. Coincidence, and propinquity! I had a half eaten well-past-its-prime squishy black banana in my trash can at the office at that very moment. I fished it out and we gave him several good whiffs, while I used my hypnotic tool kit to set that disgust equal to smoking. He’s done with cigarettes. Cravings are dead.

Long live the rotten banana!  And long live the happy and healthy nonsmoker.

At the same time, and on the flip side of the coin, we also customized some powerful, good Designer Feelings™ in place of smoking, and attached those to undo the habit.  Wonderful feelings that encourage healthy:  calm, contentment, in control, and so on.  Just as what generates disgust is unique person to person, so, too are the good feelings which can kick smoking desire to the curb.  We explore and generate both in our Greater Seattle hypnotherapy center.

There’s a science and methodology to Neuro Linguistic hypnotherapy blended with fun and creativity, and, guess what?  It works!  For quitting smoking, as well as a variety of other positive changes.  Are you ready to quit smoking?  Let’s do it!  Call me and let’s get started.

All the Best,
Connie
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com

 

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

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

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

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

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

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

All the Best,
Connie
Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

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

Our Seattle NLP & Seattle Hypnosis Training Dates are Set!

Society of Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingHi, Hypnosis Friends!

I consider myself one lucky person, because I get to pursue my passion–which is hypnosis and a high-tech hypnosis called NLP.  NLP has been aptly described as “The Art & Science of Excellence.”  Yes!

I have two businesses, one is client work and hypnosis services through Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, in my Bellevue office working one on one with people.  We tweak and install new strategies for success of all varieties, and that’s mightily rewarding work.  I love helping!

The second business is Michael’s and my Washington State Licensed private career school which we operate in the Greater Seattle area, called Mindworks NLP.  We share the teaching duties as we share these amazing tools, both for those looking to become certified professionals and also for those looking to enhance their own power and control over their lives.

We are pleased to announce our next Seattle area training dates.  Space in these live hands on trainings is limited, to assure our personal attention and verification of student skill sets.  In other words, personal guidance and feedback galore, something which was missing in my own original NLP trainings–and I have determined MY students shall have.

Here are our dates:

Mindworks NLP

 Hypnotherapy Certification Program – Discover the “Magic of Hypnosis” – 4 days, July 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2015.  Info link is here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: Weekend Format, 8 days, July 18, 19, 25, 26, August 8, 9, 15, & 16, 2015.  Info link is here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com  

Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: (open to  Practitioner level or higher students). Weekend Format, 8 days:  September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, & 27, 2015.  Info is here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

Power of Mind Workshops – 1 day each
—-NLP for Personal Development – June 6, 2015
—-Rapport and Relating, NLP for Dating – June 13, 2015
—-Self Hypnosis – June 20, 2015
—-NLP for Sales and Business Success –  June 27, 2015

More information is available on our website, http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.  Michael and I are both Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through the developer of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler and his Society of NLP ®.  If you’re really interested in learning and excelllence, then you won’t settle for anything other than “the real deal” trainers.  There are only approximately 34 such Licensed Trainers of NLP ® with our certification level in the entirety of the US, and we are both the only trainers involved.

We hope to see you in one or more of our upcoming Seattle area NLP and hypnosis trainings.

All the Best,
Connie

Getting Creative with NLP

Discover the power of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Discover the power of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Today’s entry is written by Michael Brannan, my partner in business and life!  This was part of a larger discussion on an international hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming forum board and I’m sharing it because it has so many wonder elements that explain the work we do.

The topic was breaking “addiction” via adopting a new state of mind–which Michael and I have been helping clients do successfully for years, whether that addiction was drugs, sugar, tobacco, gambling, pornography, etc.  Michael says:

“Certainly, these drugs can alter brain chemistry; but, in fact, your own body is far more capable of changing your brain chemistry faster and more effectively than a drug. Your brain chemistry changes every time you go from thinking a happy thought to thinking an unhappy thought.  Creativity is about going into the right state of mind.

Creativity is almost always the work of the unconscious mind. Insight, inspiration, innovative ways of looking at things are necessarily things that lie outside conscious control. We can, of course, consciously set the stage for the unconscious to engage in creative activity through conscious efforts at problem solving, game playing, looking at things from a different perspective, etc.

Even science is replete with anecdotes of discovery by something just popping into the mind from seemingly unrelated stimulus (witness the discovery of the double helix), or the use of imagination, witness Einstein imagining what it would be like to travel along with a light wave.

I know a hypnosis teacher who thought drugs were an answer to getting more creative faster. It’s not necessary. In a training I once attended, we did the “drug of choice” experiment–going into trance and reproducing the experience of having a drug. It’s safer, and legal, too! 

What state do you want, and how can you tweak it to make it even more of what you want? Change your state and you will change your brain chemistry–no drugs needed.”

This is all true, and I agree with every word that Michael has written here.  Changing your thinking changes your body chemistry, hence the “Neuro” (neurology) in Neuro Linguistic Programming.  Any state of mind and body, including one of “addiction,” can be altered with these tools.  And frequently is, in my office, just about every day.  And when you change your brain chemistry (mood), you change your thinking, and also your behaviors. It’s all linked.

So, when a person feels stuck and says to himself or herself:  “I’m not this (creative), or I’m not this (analytical), or I’m not this (motivated), or I’m not this (powerful)”, well, the truth is, yes, you are!  And Michael and I have the tools to enact it.

Find out more about NLP here :  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  (the clinical work side of what we do as Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists ®) and here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com (the career school side of what we do as Licensed Trainers of NLP ®).

All the Best,
Connie & Michael

 

 

8 Years! Happy Anniversary to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP!

8 Years of Hypotherapy & NLP Excellence.

Happy 8 Magical Years to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

This morning Linkedin told me that people were congratulating me on an event — my 8 years work anniversary. It’s nice to remember the things I had forgotten to notice. I began my business, Mindworks Hypnosis, in January, 2007. Eight years! Happy Anniversary to me.

When I discovered the helping power and the absolute creative joy of doing NLP, (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Hypnotherapy, I quit my job as a Bookkeeper/Office Manager, created this business, and I’ve never looked back. Dozens of additional hypnosis and NLP trainings under the belt, three different offices and thousands of clients later, and I love this work more than ever. This has been the best eight years of my life!

I remember my first paying client, she was a girl named Heather who wanted to stop fingernail biting. She had one session with me, and she was successful. She was also my first testimonial, which is still on my website:, http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net:

“I had a manicure last night…I haven’t had a strong urge to bite my nails and I can’t exactly find the words but it is an amazing feeling. Thanks so much, Connie!” –Heather R., Seattle

When I started this job, I got some really bad business advice:  To pretend I’m good at only one thing.  To market myself as a “specialty.”  To say I’m the hypnosis weight loss specialist.  Or, I’m the hypnosis quit smoking specialist.  I refused then and now to limit the power of what I do.  My expertise is in facilitating change in unconscious strategies for behaviors and beliefs and states of mind and body in any realm of activity whatsoever.

In the eight years, I’ve successfully helped an amazing variety of clients, from weight loss, quit smoking, ending fear and anxieties, all the way to working with  pro and Olympic athletes, clients with addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sugar, and etc.).  Helping kids with study skills, confidence, and self esteem, helping with physical and accelerated healing, helping stroke survivors with mental function, helping erase blocks to business success, improved sleeping, improved memory, improved intimacy, and so on. As we say at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, if the mind is involved in the activity (which is EVERYTHING), then hypnosis helps.

Lots of people in life are looking to “find their passion.” The thing they love doing and are good at, which utilizes and highlights their strengths.  The thing that they would choose above all other careers.  The thing that makes them smile in the morning, excited and happy to be going to work.  I found mine, and this is it!

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt. Clinical Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of 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

What is NLP? It’s “Hypnosis on Steroids!”

Neuro Linguistic Programming

Neuro Linguistic Programming

Hi, Hypnosis Friends & Enthusiasts!

People come to my Bellevue hypnosis office because they want something different.  Something different to do, or something different NOT to do.  To get over negative emotions, to create a desired outcome, success, of all varieties.   NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, is my number one go-to tool to help.

After I explain hypnosis and hypnotherapy, I’m often asked:  “What IS NLP?”  Here’s a video where I explain:

As I say in the description of this video on my Youtube channel: “This methodology and mindset helps us take control of our experience of life! How we feel, how we think, what we DO…it’s all movable furniture and we, each of us, is the movin’ man! We can get the life we want.”

A hypnotherapy session in my office is really two sessions in one, in that it also includes a full NLP session as well as traditional hypnosis.  I call what I do “Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy™.”  What I do is very different from other therapies and even from other hypnotherapists.  🙂  The approach is different from other therapies in that it is one of empowerment.  NLP is my favorite thing, as well as my expertise. It’s the difference which makes the difference.

What is NLP?  Another tool for unconscious communication.  It’s been called “hypnosis on steroids.”  That’s because it works so amazingly well and fast when the practitioner is skilled and creative.  I am a Licensed Trainer of NLP ® through the Society of NLP ™ which is a source of great pride for me.  There are only a few dozen such trainers in the entirety of the US, licensed through Dr. Richard Bandler, the co-originator of NLP.  My husband, Michael,  (also one of those Licensed Trainers of NLP ® ) and I operate a Licensed Private Career School here in Washington State, Mindworks NLP, and we teach and offer NLP certifications.  NLP is cool.  NLP is fun.  NLP is amazing.  My students get so excited by it that they have been known to start chanting in class:  “NLP!  NLP!  NLP!”

It’s actually pretty rare that a Licensed Trainer ® is also doing one on one client work as well as teaching groups.  I see private clients because this is my passion and my fun.  You can learn more here, anytime, at my client website, and here, my school website. I do hope you will discover the power of NLP at some point in your life. It’s worth knowing.

All the Best,
Connie

Discover the Magic of Skilled NLP and Hypnotherapy.

I love this video.  It demonstrates SKILL:

When a person is passionate about what they do, it shows. It shines.  Because they learn and practice and get good at it.  They take joy and pride in it.  They don’t settle for “just ok.” They want more.  This man has practiced with his cards.  🙂

This is a mindset I like, because it’s also mine.  It shows in the work I do as  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

In one of my earliest hypnosis trainings, the instructor referred to hypnotherapy as a “Matchbook Profession.”  That’s not a compliment.  It means you learn it for a buck and it’s a by the numbers affair, involving reading purchased scripts at people.  No way, Jose.  Perhaps some hypnotherapists are of that mindset and modus operandi, not me. This is an art, and endlessly creative, and there’s always more to learn, which is why I’m drawn to it.

Skilled hypnosis is Mindworks Hypnosis.My goal is and always has been, client successes.  When a client “wins” (successfully gets his goal), I win.  And I’m passionate about winning.

If you’ve tried some other therapies and even some other hypnotherapist or purported NLP practitioner and were not impressed with the results, go for someone  more creative, skilled and passionate.  You may be awesomely surprised at how quickly life improves for you.

All the best,
Connie

 

Sounds Good – NLP for Personal Change

 

Adjusting Sounds with NLP

Hi, Seattle Area Hypnosis Friends!

Here is an article I’ve written about the power of the mind and the power of NLP to make positive changes in life.  I use these same amazingly successful techniques involving sound to guide clients to personal change in my Bellevue NLP and hypnotherapy clinic.

The topic is sound…music, speech, how the soundtrack of our lives influences our emotional states.  And how WE can enhance this and alter this influence for our own well-being.  We can do all sorts of things, for example release negative emotions, create motivation, move us forward in our desires.  By “tinkering” with sound in our minds!

Music moves us, elevates us, stirs our emotions, in the direction of any emotion you can name.  Think of a march by John Phillip Sousa, or how any stirring anthem activates our feelings of patriotism.  Think how a quiet, beautiful orchestral piece of music calms and relaxes.  Think of a horror movie soundtrack, full of tension and suspense.  Sound is a huge part of our experience of our lives and key to our memories and emotional states.  Imagine a love movie with no soundtrack–would it have the same emotional impact?  No!

By altering the sounds we play in our minds in simple ways, we can experience life differently, more positively, and here are a few easy ideas to do so:

That's RidiculousWe’ve all had arguments, with a coworker, with a spouse, with a friend, and sometimes they “eat” at us.  We play them over and over in our minds, and churn up even more negative emotions like anger and irritation.  Here’s something to do:  as you think about that argument, create a new soundtrack.  Let the voices fade and cue in the circus music.  Clown music.  Carnival music.  Play that for awhile as the argument runs in your mind, and let it transform your experience of the argument.  Done?  Great!  Now, think about it.  That argument seems kind of silly, doesn’t it?  Less power.  Less force to disturb.  And that’s a GOOD thing.

Here’s another use for improving your life with sound.  You want to get to the gym, you know you need to exercise.  You want to exercise, but somehow…you just aren’t doing it.  Here’s what gets me going, and pumps up my motivation.  The Rocky Theme.  You know the one, where he’s running up the steps in Philadelphia:  “getting strong now, gonna fly now…”  Play that music in your mind when you want a lift of success and motivation.  The resultant emotion will propel you out the door and to the gym.  Or insert any other inspirational music which speaks to you.  Movies are a great source to reference, because we all know them.  You can pump up your confidence as well with music such as Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Superman.

Here’s another wonderful use of this:  play with sound to combat what we call “negative self talk.”  That’s the little critical voice in your mind always telling you what you can’t accomplish, and spraying you with curses:  “You’re lazy!,” “You’re stupid!,” “You’ll never get it done!” and so on.  Imagine that voice to be a different voice, a silly voice, a cartoon voice.  Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Elmer Fudd, something ridiculous.  Hear the same words in that new, ridiculous, cartoon voice.  Maybe it’s a squeaky, high pitched cartoon voice.  “You’re lazy!”  The impact on you is different, isn’t it?  Now it’s absurd, and not to be taken seriously.  The voice is a joke!

The secret here, we can choose how we feel.  Play with these simple techniques above involving sound to feel good now!

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt., is a Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist and Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™, certified Stage Hypnotist, and co-creator of Mindworks Hypnosis:

Mindworks Hypnosis – A Seattle, Washington, Hypnotherapy and NLP Practice

Connie is a published author and creator of several self-help audio hypnosis products, a speaker and a teacher. She offers NLP certification trainings in the Seattle, WA area with her husband, Michael, also a Licensed Trainer through their licensed private vocational school, Mindworks NLP.

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She is a member in good standing of several professional organizations including the National Guild of Hypnotists, the International Association of Professional Conversational Hypnotherapists and the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™.

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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

Another Testimonial of Hypnosis & NLP Success for Mindworks Hypnosis.

Create your future.

Create your future.

“I was at a proverbial crossroads in my life and knew it was time to make some changes, examine my ambitions & goals and move bravely forward into my future – perhaps an entirely new future. However, before I could do that, I needed to release some patterns & beliefs that had been holding me back.

When I discovered Mindworks, I suspected it could be ideal for my needs. One consultation with Connie and I knew I had found the perfect place and the perfect person to help me. I was immediately at ease with Connie. Her ability to compassionately and skillfully blend techniques of NLP and hypnosis allow the client to discover solutions to their own issues and problems. I trust her. I believe in her and the tools that she passionately & masterfully uses to guide you to your own truth.”  Kerry D., Kent, WA.

I’m happy when my clients “get it.”  It being an understanding of their own power and what this process called hypnosis really is.  Hypnosis is not my power over a client, it’s a client becoming empowered in his/her own life and choices.  And that is absolutely under their control.

People aren’t really stuck.  They just think they are.  Until they realize otherwise.  Hypnosis helps in that realization.  I love this work, and I love how powerful people are, when they decide to tap into the riches inside their own minds.

Warm Regards,
Connie

 

NLP is Empowerment – 1 Day Seminars NLP for Sales & NLP for Personal Development

 

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Hi, Hypno-Friends and Enthusiasts!

NLP is a conversational hypnosis.  It’s super powerful.  It’s been called “hypnosis on steroids.”  Yes, it is!  🙂  It’s the prime tool I use in my clinical work — and one of the main reasons I have over 140 testimonials of success on my website.

NLP is magic in action and Michael and I LOVE it.  We are both Licensed Trainers of NLP ™ through the co-creator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler.

In addition to the clinical work we do using NLP, Michael and I own and operate a Washington-State licensed private vocational school:  Mindworks NLP.  We TEACH hypnosis and NLP, to empower others to create their own success.

Through our school, we are offering two “taster” NLP one-day seminars this month.  On Sept 21 (Saturday) we offer “NLP for Sales and Business Success.”  On Sept 28 (Saturday) we offer “NLP for Personal Development and Life Success.”  More info is here, NLP One Day Seminars!  We sell these hands-on, live, experiential courses for $97.  However, right now, we are offering an “Early Bird” special of just $67.

NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming is an amazing methodology to control your emotional states, create motivation, calm, happy, persuasion, anything else you like where it’s useful to be that.  It’s about communication, and reading and understanding people through language and body.  It’s about influence, and effective communications.  We play with these tools.  Live and in person.  We show you, we guide you, we critique you to make sure you “get it.”  This isn’t some impersonal online nonsense or literature.  This is the real deal.  Live NLP demonstrations and exercises from two Licensed Trainers.

If you’d like to learn these tools, the opportunity is NOW.  This month.  We have sign up buttons on our webpage:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com/.  If you’d like to join us and partake of more success in life, we’re happy to have you.  We only offer this a couple times a year, so now is a good time to improve business communications and sales techniques and enrich your life with our personal development NLP as well.

Hope to see you soon!

Warm Regards,
Connie & Michael

Strategies of Success Seattle NLP Training

http://www.seattlenlptraining.com. Mindworks NLP is the premiere Licensed Private Vocational School teaching NLP in the Pacific Northwest. NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming is the study of successful strategies and how talented people do what they do. Change your strategies, and change your success. Here we demonstrate a very successful 2-second shirt-folding strategy. Modeling excellence, that’s NLP in action. Learn from two Licensed Trainers of NLP ™, Connie & Michael Brannan.

I’m Positive, Hypnosis Works!

Accentuate the Positive, with Seattle’s Best Hypnotherapy — Mindworks Hypnosis.

Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and create positive life experiences.  Hypnosis is a way to re-program your thinking to be more positive.  Whenever there’s an unwanted thought, feeling, or response… we can change it.  How would you rather feel, think, and what would you rather do?

Creating those positive changes:  that’s NLP.  Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a conversational hypnosis.  Blended with traditional hypnotherapy, we at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP are certified in and utilize:  “Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy” ™.  Our helping skillset is higher, and in accordance with that, our clients’ succcess rates are higher as well as faster.

We can and do install positivity on demand.  What would feeling good do for your life?

Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP
Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

Claustrophobia Ended With Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Goodbye to Claustrophobia with Seattle’s best hypnosis.

Hi, Guys!

I love my inbox.  It’s filled daily with happy stories, the kind that make me smile.  🙂  Today’s happy story is Diana of Bellevue, WA.  She came to me with severe claustrophobia.  Her anxiety happened in planes, elevators, cars, anywhere she felt confined.  That’s over, now.

“Thanks a bunch for all that you’ve done for me. I’m so impressed with your skills and am fascinated by NLP and hypnosis. Both topics are very much outside the realm of what I know, but are amazing in their ability (in talented hands) to deliver such positive change in a person’s life.”  — Diana, Bellevue, WA.

Her life has opened up, now.  Good job, Diana!  Good feelings, where there used to be fear and anxiety.  And the freedom to live a more full life.

That’s the power of skilled Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy™.  And the best place to find that in the Seattle area?  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  I’m a Licensed Trainer of NLP® and that means I’m the best in Seattle and in fact, in this part of the country.  Dr. Bandler (co-originator of NLP) has 31 Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming® in the entirety of the US, that’s all.  Licensed Trainers are the top of the hierarchy in training and skillset.  I’m one.  Michael is another.  That means, we’re good.

Diana agrees!  Find out for yourself any time:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Warm Regards,
Connie

NLP: Drive Your Own Bus

How would you rather feel?

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

You don’t have to be a master of calibration skills to notice that one of these twins is having a bad moment.  The “why” is irrelevant, what is very important to notice here is the WHAT.  Two twins, sitting together, one happy as a clam, the other in a very horrifically unhappy state.

What may not be apparent to you about each twin’s response:  It’s learned, and it’s a choice.

How a person responds to a moment of life or a situation is absolutely a choice.  The same exact circumstance can trigger any gamut of emotion and response from agony to ecstacy.

One person might see a snake and jump and scream and run, another person might see that snake and stare in fascination and wonder, another might pick it up and make it into a beloved pet.  One person might be stuck in a traffic snarl and put on a music CD and sing along, one car over a person in the same traffic snarl might grab a baseball bat and vent some road rage.

The stories and experiences of our life generate unconscious patterns of response.  And we can notice those patterns, and change them at will.  We can install new, more useful and desired unconscious patterns and responses in ourselves.  That’s NLP.   Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  New emotions and ideas that lead to new behaviors, and new beliefs, and vice versa.  And all of it leads to a life that we want, that we choose.  Success.

Dr. Richard Bandler, the co-originator of NLP, calls this work learning “to drive your own bus.”  Absolutely.  And part of that drive is:  “How do you want to feel?”  Choose something wonderful and useful for the situation.

The difficulty is finding or acquiring the NLP skill set that makes this happen.  Here in Seattle, you have two options.  You can find a skilled and licensed practitioner of NLP who will make short work of your unhappy and limiting beliefs and unwanted behaviors (like me:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/), or you can learn NLP yourself from legitimate sources (like me:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com/) and use the tools for your own life success.  I am a Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming® and this is my passion.  Unlocking choice for people.

Call me anytime to find out more!  (425) 564-8608.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Hypnotherapy for Life Success – Another Testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP of Seattle

Need a new life direction?  It’s easier than you think!  Here is another testimonial of success from the Seattle area for Connie Brannan’s work & Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Here’s what Brian Dawson reports after 3 sessions, just a few hours of hypnosis and neuro linguistic programming with Connie.

“Good morning Connie,

I 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

Woo hoo!  Yay, Brian.  If you live in the Seattle area or beyond, why not seek out the most skilled and successful helper you can find?  Don’t settle for maybe or mediocrity, go for quality.  Go for artistry.  That’s me and Michael.  We are Licensed Trainers of NLP (registered trademark), and we have a higher level of hypnotic success expertise than anyone else in the Pacific Northwest.  And…we love what we do.

What is NLP? It’s Hypnosis on Steroids.

Does hypnosis work?  Does NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) work?  Absolutely, Yes!!  The evidence mounts.  Here is a video testimonial from Julia of Seattle, filmed today at the Mindworks Hypnosis offices.  Julia is another impressed client, who is marveling at the “profound differences in her life” via a process that feels so “comfortable.”  Yes, that’s NLP and hypnosis done well.  Julia had a single Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy session prior to this report.

You can find out for yourself.  Call us!  Connie & Michael (425) 564-8608.  Here comes my favorite expression again!!  🙂  “The proof is in the pudding, and you and your success is the pudding.”  Julia is enjoying hers.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Feel More Alive – With Seattle’s Best Hypnosis – Mindworks Hypnosis

This video reminds me of my client yesterday.  She came in for a second session on anxiety release and reported to me her results from session one:  “I feel more alive.  I’m waking up each morning, feeling motivated.  I’m actually getting things done.”  This lady had a single Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy session with me a couple weeks ago, and already the people around her are commenting on how strikingly more “happy” she is.

That’s what hypnosis will do for you!  Skilled hypnosis, I mean.  My tool kit is full of true NLP expertise, and that leads to happy.

“Depression” and “Anxiety” are states of mind/body that can be altered.  Quicker than you can imagine. And you don’t need a prescription to do that.  My client told me she had cut her anxiety medication wayyyyy down (after discussing it with her medical professional, of course), on the road to eliminating it entirely.

Yay!

Enjoy this cute video.

Warm Regards,
Connie
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It’s “Act Happy Week!” – The Chemistry of Success

 

Get happy with hypnosis and NLP

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

My calendar of events tells me it’s “Act Happy Week” beginning on March 19th.  Yay!  I’m ready!  I’m celebrating!!  Big time!  Are you?

I’ll tell you why I think you should participate in this as well.  When you choose to “act happy,” or “pretend” to be happy, you unleash all kinds of good chemicals in your body.  Pretty soon you’re not acting, you’re feeling and being happy.  Happy is good.  Happy leads a person into all manner of success making, improving health, relationships, even cognitive function, wealth.

Happy is the chemistry of success!   We got endorphins, we got oxytocins.  We got dopamine.  I don’t know what all.  I don’t need to know.  I can feel it and it’s good!

This is no stretch for me.  I’m happy pretty much all year long.  For those of you who have found happiness to be difficult, start now, with “Act Happy Week!”  Practice.  Smile, dance, laugh, and begin to feel good.

Yes, I’m extremely good at happy.  Why?  I’m a Licensed Trainer of NLP.  NLP is a methodology that offers shortcuts to creating new feelings in your body at will.  You can pump up your happy and hold onto it where it’s useful for your success.  Any time of year.  Why not?

Warm Regards,
Connie

http://www.seattlehypnosisworks.com/

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The Saga of the Raging Bull Washer – or, Skill Makes All the Difference

Wash problems out of your life with hypnosis.
Wash problems out of your life with hypnosis.

Storytime!

Well, Michael and I moved into a new place recently.  It included a lovely set of “new?” appliances.  Or, so it was purported.  The washer and dryer sitting in our laundry room looked beautiful.  Uber fancy!  Digital.  Lots of controls.  Front loading.  However, the first time I tried to wash some clothes I encountered a frightening problem.  The thing jumped around the room like a raging bull on steroids!!

I mean scary movement.  Possessed. On the spin cycle, the washing machine repeatedly jumped violently–smacking the pipes, the dryer, it hit the wall again and again to the point that it gouged out a nice hole in the paint and plaster.  Yikes!  I had set some clothes on top of the machine, they were flung around the room.

I set the spin to “slow.”  Same deal.  My adrenalin was pumping.  I unplugged it from the wall.  What to do?

Michael and I tried to figure it out.  We know NOTHING about washing machines.  The thing was installed on a white plastic tub/liner on top of a linoleum flooring.  We thought “Perhaps it’s that liner that’s sliding, it’s not sitting on a steady surface.”   So, we removed the door to the room so we could maneover around in there and tugged and tipped and pulled to get the washing machine (weighs a ton) off of the liner and sitting firmly on the floor.  We did it!

It still jumped around the room like a raging bull!

The next day we were at one of those large home supply stores and talking to appliance clerks about the problem.  They had no advice for us, except that we should buy a new machine.  Well, we could do that.

When we moved into our place we had found a “handy man” to help us install some blinds.  We called the handy man–he had said he was knowledeable about appliances and could fix them.  He looked at it, played with the feet, pressed buttons, etc. and did nothing at all useful to fix the problem.  We paid him $100 for his time–but nothing changed.  The bull still lived in our laundry room.

We thought:  this is ridiculous.  So we called in a real live appliance repairman to help us.  An expert, someone actually trained in washing machine repair.  Someone who knows what the hell they’re doing.

So, we waited for our appointment, and the repairman came.  He took 5 seconds to figure out the problem, and about 3 minutes to fix it.  Turns out the shipping screws were still installed in the back of the machine, next to plaques reading “remove before use.”  Whoever had set up the appliances in our home had not done that.  Those screws were holding the drum in an unnatural position, so that it couldn’t spin properly.  That was all of it.  He removed the screws and the thing works perfectly!!!  Spins perfectly, sits steady, purrs like a kitten.   And washes clothes like a dream. Yay!!!  🙂

The point:  when somebody is skilled and trained and knows what they’re doing, it makes all the difference in the world.  And they do make it seem so “easy” to fix things.  Because it is, to someone who is the real deal.  Our washing machine repairman was the real deal.

There’s a lesson here, for me and Michael, and for everyone.  Go for quality.  Find someone well trained who can really help you when you have a problem.

This is applicable to the work I do as well.  If you’ve got behavioral “repairs” to make, you can ask your neighbor, ask the butcher at the market, ask Dear Abby, go forever to bumbling talk therapists or take a chance with abysmally unskilled script-readers posing as “hypnotists” or you can come to people who know what the hell they’re doing and make short work of the problem.  That’s Michael and me.  We’re the real deal.  Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists and Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®

Call us for a free consultation if you’d like to learn more about our professional services:  (425) 564-8608.

Warm Regards,
Connie