Visual Montage Describing Hypnosis

Best Seattle Hypnotherapy & NLPHi, Seattle* Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve made a new video, which I’m sharing below!  🙂  My goal is to spread the word about the power of hypnosis to improve life.  I’m enjoying that, an improved life through hypnosis. I want you to, too.

Hypnosis is misunderstood in the world as something dark and strange.  WRONG!  Here’s what it really is:  a fun, pleasant mind space where your wildly creative unconscious mind is free and unfettered to create change without the limitations of the day to day thinking mind.  It’s inspiration.  It’s intuition.  It’s gut knowing.  It’s open choice and possibilities of new ways of being:  joy, confidence, motivation, energy.  I love hypnosis.

These videos are fun for me.  I select images (and buy them for my business use) that speak to me of the power of hypnosis.  Then I string them together with short, easy explanations.  A picture encodes so much information, more than words.  Look at the picture of the girl crouching, huddling, unhappy.  And look at who she really is, the shadow on the wall.  She’s amazing, she’s powerful, she’s resourceful, she’s strong.  And she can accomplish things.  That powerful one is you, with the help of hypnosis.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for your New Year's Resolutions

It’s time for hypnosis!

This is a good time for change.  Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you in a free 1/2 hour consultation meeting and explain this wonderful thing called unconscious mind and how we tap into it.

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

PS:  *When I say, Seattle Hypnosis Friends, of course I mean Greater Seattle, all the environs of this great metropolis we live in.  Where I was born, Seattle, and where I grew up, Mercer Island.  Where I have my office, Bellevue.  And beyond

Hypnosis is Meditation on Steroids

Hypnosis unlocks your power of mind!Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I are offering 4 Power of Mind Workshops next month in the Seattle area, Bellevue, WA to be specific. It’s a great way for people to learn amazing empowerment techniques and ideas at an affordable cost in a tiny chunk of time. One Day!

These are all one-day “taster” seminars offered through the private career school side of my work:  In the workshops we explain, demo and the students play with NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (the Art & Science of Excellence).

Michael and I are also offering one seminar on Self Hypnosis, which has caught my attention and prompted me to post.  Every time I teach self hypnosis at Bellevue College, someone asks me:  “Well, how is self hypnosis different from meditation?”  I’ve thought of a great answer:  hypnosis takes it to the next level, with an added oomph for success. Hypnosis is “meditation on steroids.”  And you can quote me!  🙂

Meditation IS a kind of hypnosis, where the goal seems to be to achieve the state of quiet mind and roll around in it–hoping some good things spontaneously generate.  And they probably will!  What’s different about self hypnosis?  Hypnotherapy and self hypnosis use this state of mind targeted for strategic change:  GOALS. With self hypnosis, you’re telling your mind to DO something, to create a specific outcome for your life, whether it be healthier habits or a new body shape, or accelerated healing, or becoming multi-lingual quickly, etc. etc. etc.  Here the etcs are endless.

Yay, for the brain, and it’s very agreeable nature!

At Bellevue College I teach a snippet of this material, as the time allows there.  NOW, Michael and I are teaching this together through our own school, Mindworks NLP, and are offering it to you in an expanded format.  An all day event.  It’s slated for June 20th.  More info is here:

Hypnosis is one of my great loves.  I have another:  NLP.  Here’re the other courses we’re offering next month:

Power of Mind Workshops

NLP for Personal Development: June 6, 2015
Rapport & Relating, NLP for Dating: June 13, 2015
Self Hypnosis: June 20, 2015
NLP for Sales and Business Success: June 27, 2015

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,


“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,
Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Happy Holidays, Seattle! (& Beyond) From Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hello, Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Enthusiasts!

The holidays are upon us!  Happy Holidays to you!

Michael and I wish you all a 2015 filled with health, joy, and success. If those things do not spontaneously generate, create them!  NLP and hypnosis are amazing tools to make that happen.

All the Best,
Connie & Michael


Can Hypnosis Help With…?

When you understand how the mind works,change is easy.

When you understand how the mind works, change is easy.

The answer is: “yes!” Michael and I have a saying: “If it involves the mind, hypnosis can help.”

I’m continuously asked whether I’ve worked successfully with clients on something very specific, like: Have you worked successfully with clients who pick at their face, have you worked with clients who play soccer, have you worked with teenagers who smoke, have you worked with diabetics with sugar “addictions,” have you worked with someone with a fear of dinosaurs, have you worked with a person wearing pink socks, on a Tuesday? At this point in my career, yes to all.

That’s like asking a painter: have you ever painted a portrait where the man has a mole on his left cheek? Has he? Maybe yes, maybe no. But could he? Absolutely yes. It’s like asking a master carpenter if he could build a birdhouse? Has he? Maybe yes, maybe no. But could he? Absolutely yes.

Once you understand the nuts and bolts of your craft, you can create anything. NLP and hypnosis are about changing the thinking, feeling, and responses in the moments and situations of your life, as it’s useful to do so. The details of those situations are irrelevant, once you understand how the mind works and how we create change in our minds and lives. I do have that understanding.

I can help anybody do anything. These mind tools that I use, primarily NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) are less about the content of a problem, and more about the structure of a person’s thinking. When you change the latter, the former dissolves. And fast!

This idea is so counter to what’s understood in our culture about the nature of personal change, and I understand that. I read a post on Facebook yesterday which I find repulsive (and wrong) on so many levels. Here’s what it said:

“Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, and pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them.”

What if that idea is ugly ridiculousness? What if change were easier than that and pain free? In the work I do, we heal the life by re-arranging the structure of thinking, the internal mind strategies that create a problem, and we don’t even have to delve into content. So no, there’s no sticking your hands inside wounds and wallowing in misery. Not in my office!! No blood. I don’t want that on my carpet. Perhaps the above is what counselors or talk therapists do. That’s not what I do. Nor would I ever.

Skilled NLP is more powerful and successful for change than that. The proof is in the pudding. Feel free to visit my website and see all the pudding. Or, come to my office and have a taste yourself.

What is hypnosis and NLP good for? What can it help with? Anything and everything.

Warm Regards,

Hypnotism = Targeted Reality Engineering ™

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Here’s my morning musing. 🙂 My teacher, Dr. Richard Bandler, says this:  “The truth is that reality is built out of consciousness not the inverse. Our imaginations determine what will be real next.”

This is a difficult concept for many.  Yet, day after day, year after year, doing this work, I absolutely know it’s true.  What we focus our minds on we create in our lives, whether that be success or misery.  What we’re thinking about in this moment creates our tomorrows.  So, my advice?  Think about what you WANT.  🙂  Not what you don’t want.

What are hypnosis and NLP?  They’re express tickets into the playground called “the unconscious mind” where we can focus this imagination in ways to create a better, desired reality.  I use the word “playground” very intentionally, because doing this(targeted reality making) is so much FUN and such a pleasant experience for all involved.

I’ve come up with a new description for what I do.  Hypnotist = Targeted Reality Engineer ™.

Warm Regards,

Client Testimonial of Healthy Changes Unfolding

Happy client success

Happy hypnosis client success

This beautiful lady, Stephanie Meade, of Renton, WA is noticing some positive changes after beginning Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy with Mindworks Hypnosis.  The changes are in her eating habits, her activity level, and her positive self image and sense of her own choices.

She’s losing desire for foods that are unhealthy, and finding a new focus.  Healthy!   Good job, Stephanie!   And, best of all, she knows she deserves success and can achieve success.

In her own words:

“Hi, my name is Stephanie.   I have been seeing Connie for a couple weeks now and I’m already noticing some really fabulous changes.

Ice cream has always been a big issue for me.  The other night my brother wanted to go to Dairy Queen, and I could not even go through the drive-thru because I just couldn’t even stand the thought of touching the ice cream.  So, I made him go in to get it and hide it from me.

And, pizza has always been my very favorite thing to eat.  I’ve never gone, I think,  longer than a week without pizza.  I haven’t had any for, I think, three weeks now, maybe four.   I also don’t have any desire for the pizza, which is a crazy thing. 

And, I’m starting to feel better about myself.   I’ve always struggled with feelings of not feeling good enough.   I’m starting to feel like I AM good enough, like I’m a good person, and I deserve to succeed.  And so, I can’t wait to see what other wonderful changes happen as I progress with Connie.”  — Stephanie Meade, Renton, WA

That’s right. Stephanie is making changes. Changes in eating habits, changes in motivation to exercise, changes in self image. She’s moving towards her goal, step by step. Hypnosis is the tool to activate this journey successfully. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Find what works!

Warm Regards,

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,

So, Buddha was a Hypnotist?

Buddha was another smart cookie.  He obviously shared the hypnotic mindset.  What you think, you become. Change begins in your mind.

In a nutshell, that’s the work Michael and I do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP here in the Seattle area.  We help people change their thinking, become more resourceful in the world, and see life differently, and those differences in thinking lead to differences in living.  It’s that easy.

And that difficult.  Because skilled hypnotism and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP: that’s a high tech hypnosis) in the Seattle area is not as common as you might think.  If you find a hypnotist who is GOOD, passionate, creative, skilled, and shares Buddha’s thinking on this, well, magic can happen.  And does!

Call us to learn more about the mind and personal growth and personal development and habit change.  That’s our expertise!  We can help you reshape your thinking in ways that serve your goals.  And your life success!  As a reminder that, yes, hypnosis works, check out the scores of happy hypnosis client testimonials on our website!

Warm Regards,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis
(425) 564-8608

Another Happy Camper: Seattle Client Reports Success with Mindworks Hypnosis

Hypnosis for Life Success, that’s Seattle’s Best: Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I have a piece of paper in my office, and it’s been there since day one and my first client.  It says:  “You can change the world.”  It sits by a wooden block of letters spelling out the word:  BELIEVE.  Believe you can change the world.  Yes, I do hold that belief.

How do I know?  I get feedback from flesh and blood clients reporting life improvements from our work.  🙂  Here is another report just in from a Seattle man who came in for hypnosis, who wanted my help with business success.  He got what he came for.  And he expressed his gratitude in an email I received today.

“Hi Connie, Happy New Year to you!!! I feel really great, empowered, optimistic, and full of life. You were able to unlock the patterns that I had created for myself holding me back. Thank you. I will most definitely keep you in mind for myself and anyone I know that may need some help. May this be your best year yet. It’s going to be mine 🙂 B. D., Seattle, WA.”

Yay, B.D.  You go, boy!

I take my job, which is also my passion, very seriously.  And I am dedicated to doing what that piece of paper reminds me every day.  “Believe you can change the world.”  I do and I am, by helping improve lives, one mind at a time.

Warm Regards,


Self Hypnosis for Weight Control through Bellevue College Continuing Education

Bellevue College Personal Enrichment
Bellevue College Personal Enrichment

It’s that time again.  Swimsuit season, vacations, holidays.  Time to get in shape.  Here’s help, via my offering at Bellevue College next month.  It’s always time for healthy hypnosis.

Healthy Hypnosis: Let Go of Weight   — Join a master hypnotist & hypnotherapist for an experiential, hands on learning experience.  2 Evenings:  July 17 & 24th.

Imagine yourself in your “skinny jeans.” Hear the compliments of your family and friends. Like what you see when you look in the mirror! Feel the energy! The hypnosis skills taught in this workshop can help you unleash the infinite power within you to achieve all this!

You’ll learn to reprogram your own mind to act in ways you desire: healthy choices, healthy eating, motivation to exercise. It won’t be a struggle, and it’s not a “diet,” it’s simply doing what you want to do. Your mind and your body will be working together–for your health!!

Sign up here:

More about your instructor:

Connie Brannan, a Seattle native, is a CHt., Clinical Hypnotherapist and Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, who blends hypnosis, NLP, timeline work, parts therapy, reiki & other healing tools to help clients achieve life changes. In addition to teaching NLP, Connie also operates her own business, Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP and is a published author and creator of several self-help audio hypnosis products. http://www.loseweightseattle.comhttp://www.stopsmokingseattle.com  Call for more info:  425-564-8608.

I’d love it if you’d join me.

Warm Regards,

The School Side of Mindworks – Learn NLP ®

Michael and I are in a mini video making orgy!  Having fun with it.  Here’s another video, this one about the school side of what we do – Mindworks NLP, our Seattle NLP Training.  We teach the methodologies of success that I use to help people in my office.  Here is your “take life by the horns yourself” version of success – by learning and creating a better life experience for yourself.

We’re selling power.  Get yours anytime.  Here’s the NLP website:

We are Licensed through Dr. Richard Bandler to teach these methodologies of success.  He created NLP.  He’s the guy!!!  I call him “The King.”  It’s not some watered-down, wannabe version calling it self NLP, it’s NLP®.  Registered Trademark.  We sell the real deal.  We are the real deal, two of Dr. Bandler’s Licensed Trainers of NLP®.

It’s the not so secret secret of my success helping clients.

We offer taster seminars to full-blown certification training programs.  Learn more here:  It really is amazing!  It’s the study of successful thinking, and it’s also a “high tech hypnosis.”

If you’ve been following my blog, you know this is my passion.  I’d love to share it with you.

Warm Regards,

Discover the Magic of Hypnosis, Seattle!

I love to see anyone do what they love, in a skilled manner.  Artistry shines.  A magician friend shared his artistry to help us create this video spot.  Discover the magic of Seattle’s best clinical hypnotherapy — that’s Mindworks Hypnosis.

When your life changes and you find your dearest desires manifesting, well, it may seem like magic.  But it’s hypnosis, and the power of your mind.  You ARE magic.

Warm Regards,

Teaching Tonight – Self Hypnosis @ Bellevue College

Learn Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

Learn Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

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

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

Warm Regards,

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

Hi, Guys!

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

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

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

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

Warm Regards,

Drive Your Own Bus

NLP is the real deal for life change.

NLP is the real deal for life change.

Hi, Hypno-Friends, Enthusiasts, & Interested Parties!

There’s still a few seats available for Michael’s and my “Power of Mind” Workshop we’re offering.  It’s happening this Saturday, July 16.  More info:


It’s a driving school.  Not about motor vehicles.  It’s about LIVES.  Your life! About running your life the way you want.  Taking control.  The King of NLP, and my teacher, Dr. Richard Bandler, calls learning and using NLP “Driving your own bus.”  Yes, I do.  Perhaps, you want to, too! 🙂

This powerful seminar/workshop focuses on using NLP for self development and life success.  NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) can be described as an amalgam of linguistics and hypnosis, and is based on the study of human excellence.  If it weren’t already taken, the slogan for NLP could be:  “Be all that you can be.”  Yes, you can.  We’ll help you, as you learn and experience powerful subconscious communication tools and techniques you can use immediately to increase personal satisfaction, self confidence, influence and power.  Eliminate undesirable habits!  Program in more useful ones.  Control your emotional states and more!

It’s not fluff.  It’s not hype.  It’s REAL.  The testimonials on my website (and there are dozens upon dozens) are because I incorporate NLP into my therapy work.  In one of the video testimonials we received, a woman says:  “Everyone should be required to learn this (NLP) at an early age.  It would make the world such a better place.”  I absolutely agree.

If you want in for a one-day workshop showcasing NLP and more about hypnosis in general, too…join us!  Remember that old airline slogan, “We love to fly, and it shows.”  Well, We love NLP, and it shows.

Warm Regards,
Connie & Michael

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

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

Why My Desk Drawer Is Full Of Cigarettes.

Hello, Hypnosis Friends!

It’s time to clean out my work desk.  It’s getting cluttered.  And it’s full of things I don’t want.  Nobody does.

Some formerly-smoking clients like to give me “gifts” as they’re leaving their Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy session(s).  They hand me their last package of cigarettes, and say:  “I don’t need these.  I’m so done with cigarettes.”

I’ve been keeping these “gifts” for a reason.  Part of the work I do is TESTING.  How do we know the hypnosis is working?  The proof is the pudding and you, my clients, are the pudding.  How do you respond?  Is it different than when you walked in the door?

With a spider phobia client we go into the garden and look for spiders, so he/she can stick their face two inches from a spider and FEEL the difference.  Nothing.  Calm.  With a fear-of-heights client, we’ll walk into the open 2nd level atrium in my building and lean over the edge, and FEEL the difference.  Nothing.  Calm.  With a former smoker, he/she will hold the cigarette, smell the cigarette, look at the package, and FEEL the difference.  Zero interest.  Zero attraction.  Indifference.  Or, as useful, disgust, as in “I don’t want those.”

So I keep these packages of cigarettes around for testing.  But I don’t need so many packages in my drawer.  I’ll just keep one.

Other “gifts” include tins of chewing tobacco, and various packages of candy.  Clients have handed them over telling me that they’re choosing healthy instead.  I have some in my drawer, and it’s also a nice test for ME–someone who was a “candy addict” for decades upon decades.  I test me, and no, I have zero interest  in eating that candy.  Forgetaboutit!  Good thing, too.  Because I’ve re-shaped my body with hypnosis and I intend to keep it that way.

HYPNOSIS WORKS!  What do you want to remove from the “drawer” to create your happy life?  Come see me.  I’ll help you declutter from the things you don’t want. Call me and learn more: (425) 564-8608. Or check out one or more of my websites:,,,

and of course:

Warm Regards,

Connie Brannan, Seattle's best hypnosis.

Connie Brannan, Seattle's best hypnosis.

NLP Explained – What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming and how will it help me change my life? (Easily!)

Here’s another video! (I’m just a video makin’ machine today!!) 🙂

To experience life change with this methodology:

To learn this life-changing methodology:

NLP is a conversational, high-tech hypnosis…the most powerful change tool on earth.  It’s also been called “hypnosis on steroids.”  Absolutely.  This is the primary thing which has reshaped by body (minus 75+ pounds) and my life.  Do you think I’d have been comfortable and confident enough before NLP to make a video such as the above and chat to the world?  No way, Jose.  Do you think I’d be running my own businesses?  Perhaps, but I doubt as successfully.

NLP is a set of tools for life success.  This is what sets me above other hypnotherapists’ level of success–my NLP.  There are Practitioners of NLP, there are Master Practitioners of NLP, and beyond that level of skill, there are Trainers of NLP.   I’m a Licensed Trainer of NLP ™.  And, when you come to my office, what you’re going to receive is neuro-linguistic hypnotherapy.  In my estimation, the power of this blend and the postive changes achieved through this exceeds anything else I’ve ever heard of or experienced on earth.  I’d love it if you’d let me prove it to you.

Warm Regards,

NLP for Life Success – 1 Day Seminar on Saturday, March 5th.

Hi, Guys!
I’m sharing what I love, again.  🙂  Here’s an exciting event we’re offering! Michael and I are putting on a 1-day Seminar on NLP for Personal Change & Success on Saturday, March 5th, 2011, in Bellevue, WA. We’d love for you to join us! In this full day seminar, you’ll learn to use amazing NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques to improve your life more than you ever thought possible!

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) can be defined as: the study of human excellence. It’s actually a “high tech hypnosis,” a conversational hypnosis.  If it weren’t already taken, the slogan for NLP could be: “Be all that you can be.” Yes, you can. We’ll help you get there, with the transformational secrets you’ll learn in this amazing 1-day event.

Now is the time to improve your life!! Learn and experience incredible subconscious communication tools for personal (& business) success, and pumping up your joy and fulfillment. It’s all about crafting your own experience of life, “driving your own bus,” as co-creator of NLP, Richard Bandler, says.

Learn simple techniques you can use immediately to increase personal satisfaction, self confidence, influence and power. Eliminate undesirable habits! Program in more useful ones. Control your emotional states and more!

This seminar/workshop is hands on, with class demonstrations and exercises as well as lecture. So you can expect a very interactive and experiential training event. You will learn with not one, but TWO Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™, Connie & Michael Brannan.

Enjoy the FULL day’s experience for $97. Ample free parking available. We’ll be providing coffee, decaf, tea, and pastries in the training room.

You can sign up online here:  For more details, call Connie at (425) 564-8608 or email Space is limited, so sign up now to guarantee yours!

Location: Bellevue, WA

NLP for Personal Change & Success
Saturday, March 5, 2011
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Bellefield Office Park
1601 114th Avenue SE, #103
Bellevue, WA 98004

Tell your friends. We love these tools so much we want the world to know them, too.  Now is the time to enjoy life more!! Learn incredible NLP subconscious communication tools for personal enhancement, self development, and success.

Warm Regards,

Forever Young – With Hypnosis!


Are any of you on Facebook?  They’ve taken to “customizing” your profile page to show you ads they think are for YOU.  Yikes.  They think I need some kind of face peel.  Am I on the “geezer list?”
Here’s an advertisement/picture they stuck on my page.  SCARY!
Don’t need this crap! Hypnosis is the best anti-aging agent around…you’ll look younger and LIVE younger, because hypnosis is the best stress reliever ever–and stress is what ages you.
Warm Regards,

New Year’s Resolve

Happy 2011 To You!

Happy New Year!   Are you making some wonderful New Year’s Resolutions for 2011 for your health and success and prosperity?  I am!

Yes, I’ve been thinking about New Year’s Resolutions.  And the word “resolve.”  What does it really mean?   If you’re sort of wanting something, thinking about it, but doing little or nothing to achieve it, that equals a lack of resolve.   “Gee, that would be nice someday, but…”  If you’re half-heartedly doing something towards a goal for only  a day or two or three and then the desire drifts away, that’s a wishy-washy resolve.  Like a slap with a wet noodle–not much power in it.   I believe that half-hearted  determination is what most people bring to their New Year’s Resolve.  And that’s sad.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way!!  🙂  If weak resolve is not good enough for you, read on!  Hypnosis helps you create something absolutely different.  Hypnosis reaches into your inner workings and finds, reinforces and activates true resolve.  True resolve is a whole-hearted affair.  Heart and mind and body affair–every nerve and fiber of your being saying:  “YES, I’m going for it!!!”   Resolve and determination…think Rocky preparing for his big fight, eating raw eggs, and working out, running up those monument steps, triumphant (in advance) and focusing all his attention and actions on achieving his goal.

That’s real resolve.   It’s power, because you KNOW you’re going to get what you want and nothing and no one can deter you.  You do everything within your power and energy and creativity, with passion and motivation, to achieve it, that worthy outcome you desire.

Resolve is also a visual term.  When things come into focus, they resolve.  The blur resolves into a clear image.  When you resolve to do something, your goal is FOCUSED.  Sharp, sharp, sharp.  Clear.  Unmistakable.  How would you like to be sharply focused and motivated and moving on your goals with true resolve?  Yes, me, too.

Hypnosis, baby!  If your New Year’s desires already have the force of a pure and clear RESOLUTION,  yay!   I applaud you!  Go for it.  However, if you find that clarity of desire unfocused, or the resolve is not there to give you that OOMPH, that go for it power of actual sustained movement forward, then hypnosis is a tool to help you do just that.

It doesn’t matter WHAT you are resolving to do, hypnosis can give you that directed focus and acceleration, like stepping on the gas pedal in your car.  You select the destination, hypnosis is both the GPS  (how to get there) and the thrust forward of stepping on the gas.  Resolve.  Rocky was hypnotized.  He hypnotized himself into power.  We are all capable of this, but it’s a heck of a lot easier to have a professional communicator help it to happen faster and more easily.

Personally, I think it would be a massively wonderful gift to give yourself for the new year: a super powerful  hypnotic dose of accelerant for your goals, whatever they may be.  Quitting tobacco once and for all, getting in shape, finishing that project, beginning that project, whatever you’re resolving within yourself to do and be for 2011 and beyond.  The difference:  with hypnosis, the resolve STICKS, long and strong enough to get what you want.  How cool is that?

Resolve to make 2011 your best year ever, and begin to realize the control you do have over your life.  Over your actions, your habits, your very thoughts.

Warmest  Regards,

Connie on Dinner Cruise (2)

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Hypnosis Expands the Boundaries of Your Thinking

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Michael and I had some fun today, filming what we call “magic moments.”  They’re not hypnosis, per se, but they’re entertaining and they do illustrate something about hypnosis.  Watch this video carefully, and follow the directions to see something totally amazing!  You really do grow your brain with hypnosis, grow your resourcefulness, grow your joy, grow your life success.

Warm Regards,

Hypnotic Power Speak in Oregon

Connie's giving a talk to the OHA.

Connie's giving a talk to the OHA.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’m giving a presentation this month to the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, a next-state-over organization of hypnosis professionals.  I’m very excited that I’ve been invited to do so.  It’s terrific when we can share our knowledge, and further the professionalism of hypnosis.

Some people out there still think hypnosis is about barking like dogs and dancing like chickens.  Uh…no.  It’s about positive life change, it’s about programming your mind for success (which you get to define).  It’s a tool for change.  And I love it with a passion, as you know if you’ve been reading my bloggings, and now…I get to share some of my passion in Oregon with like-minded professionals.  Good stuff!

I was just in Oregon a few days ago, at the ocean.  Oregon is so beautiful, green, and fresh, much like home!  It’s a pleasure and a privilege to go share some of my hypno-know-how with other professionals.  🙂

In case any of my readers are in Oregon or will be on September 25th and are interested, here is more info:   The language of influence.  I talk about effective communications with my favorite chat-partner:  the unconscious mind.

It’s another kudo for my “I love me wall,” and another opportunity to share and visit one of my favorite states.  States in geography, and states of mind.  Both!  Oregon and hypnosis, two great things that go great together.  Wish me luck, and join me if you’re so inclined!

Warm Regards,

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

“Too Stimulating”

Hi, here’s another “musing.”  🙂  I was on the phone today with a potential student for my NLP and hypnosis trainings, and she informed me that my website, Mindworks Hypnosis was overly “stimulating.”  I laughed out loud.  I’m doubtful that she meant something positive by it, but I see that comment as a good thing!  Oh, yes!

Stimulation is good in my book.  According to dictionary dot com, stimulation means:  arouse, activate, excite.  Those words all sound beautiful to me.  OVER-stimulation, well, that’s a sliding scale of subjectivity, and everyone is different.  Some people would be overstimulated sitting quiety in a dark room, and others might be UNDER-stimulated while riding a roller-coaster at the fair.  If there were no stimulation, life would be a flat line affair.

Arouse!  Activate!  Excite!  Yes, that’s what I want my website to do!  Yes, that’s what I want my words and stories to do, whether I’m teaching or working with clients, or just talking, or writing this blog.  And yes, that’s what hypnosis itself does.   Hypnosis = Stimulation.  In hypnosis, we stimulate the unconscious mind–to see that things can be different, and better.

In discussions with hypno-friends we discuss this idea of sleep.  Hypnosis as sleep.  How erroneous can an idea be??  What hypnosis does is wake a person up!!  Wake a person up to new possibilities and creativity and his/her own strengths and abilities to move in that direction.  Wake up!!   A lot of us live self-imposed limited lives, we trudge through a lot of our days on autopilot, with blinders on, robotic, zombie-like, and assuming what happened yesterday has to happen today and has to happen tomorrow.    Boxes, walls, trapped!  (I know this feeling, because I used to live this way, too.)  Trapped!  No way, Jose!  Wake up!!  Hypnosis wakes a person up to choice, and stimulates a recognition of the limitless vistas of possibility.

Things can be different.  Beginning now.

I’m happy to stimulate people to see beyond, to imagine more.  When that girl said my website was too “stimulating,” I think she meant it as a criticism.  I take it as a giant compliment!

Warm Regards,