What is Hypnosis?

Your unconscious mind is pure positive energy.

24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week — Connie Brannan, CHt.

Hi, Hypnosis Curious!

There’s lots of misunderstandings about hypnosis and hypnotherapy floating around in the world, to the point that different arts use the tool but call it something else.  “Guided Meditation.”  “Visualization.”  “Dream Sculpting.”  and so on.  People fear the name Hypnosis, thinking it’s something dark and weird. Nope!  So wrong.

Here’s what it is:  It’s an effective tool to actuate the best of us.  The best in us.  How?  By communicating with the unconscious mind, where our power lies.  And it’s an amazing, wonderful connection.  Here’s what I say!

“Your unconscious mind is pure, positive energy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It will do  anything for you, be creative, solve anything, find new choices, actuate healing, make success of all varieties. NLP and hypnosis are simply methodologies for inserting precise and clear  instructions into the unconscious mind for these goals.” — Connie Brannan, CHt., Licensed Trainer of NLP ®

And believe me, now is a time when bringing out our best really matters.  The world is in transition (some of us would say going to h-e-double-toothpicks in a handcart).  We need the best in ourselves.  And it’s there and accessible via hypnosis!  And NLP, even more so.  NLP is a super accelerated hypnosis.

As always, the proof is in the pudding, successes and goals realized through skilled hypnosis, like the 200+ success stories on my website.  Find out more anytime.  I offer private sessions and one on one customized services utilizing the art of hypnosis and NLP.

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

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



Michael’s and My Excellence Quest – More Fun and More Learning!

Hi, Guys!

I’m so excited.  Today is a day of FUN, and learning.   Those are one and the same thing in my book.  🙂  Michael and I are taking advantange of a rare opportunity to learn today from one of the best hypnotists in the US, Don Mottin of the National Guild of Hypnotists.  He’s in Seattle offering a course in client-based weight loss.

National Guild of Hypnotists

National Guild of Hypnotists

Now, hypnotic weight loss is already my expertise, but you can ALWAYS learn more, fine tune and enhance skills.  Michael and I are members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest, and best recognized Professional Organization for hypnotists in the US, and as such we have a committment to continuing education.  This is a piece of that!!  Learning more.  Yay!

I don’t settle for good, I want to be the absolute best hypnotist I can be.  Learning is a never-ending process, and a never ending joy.  Last year Michael and I attended two of Don Mottin’s live training courses:  Rewiring the Brain For Stroke Survivors and Pain Management–all full of useful ideas that I have incorporated into my work.  More learning with Don = more excellence for me, and better results for my clients.  That’s what it’s all about.

Pearls of wisdom.

Pearls of wisdom.

We just had Halloween (one of my favorite holidays).  Here is how I see learning.  It’s like trick or treating!  (Honestly, some programs I’ve spent money on are a trick, not a treat!)  Don is a treat.  He’ll be offering up a basket of cool ideas like a basket of gems and pearls.   I prefer a basketful of ideas to a basketful of snickers and M&Ms and jelly beans.  The currency of excellence here is creative imagination, not sugar.  I’ll take some!!!

Warm Regards,

The Magic of Positive Energy

Fresh, healthy, new life!

Fresh, healthy, new life!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I invite you to check out this tree!  I took this photo today, it’s of the tree right outside my office window.  I look at it every day and I admire it’s lush, fresh, new and unfurling green leaves.  New life!  Spring time to get blooming!  It’s beautiful.

These trees outside my window are my visual aides to story-telling as I engage in what is known as Ericksonian Hypnosis.  Part of the hypnosis work I do:  I tell stories, use metaphors, imagery, indirect language to suggest direct change.  I love nature imagery.  As I work with hypnosis clients, I often talk about trees–this tree outside my window in particular.  I emphasize how natural change is for trees, how easy it is to let go of that which is no longer needed, how easy to embrace fresh new healthy life, the long-haul surviver and thriver qualities of trees.  They grow more beautiful and stronger every day.  As I tell these stories to my clients in trance, I am also focusing energy on the trees outside my window, and lavishing them as well with this “grow healthy” patter.

Guess what!?  It works!  This tree is evidence of thriving!  This tree is amazingly greener, more alive and blooming than any of the other trees (of the same kind) that surround my office building.

Here is precisely what those other trees look like.  More like winter trees.  Spring has not sprung inside this tree yet.

Same day, same kind of tree, same area.

Same day, same kind of tree, same area.

That’s right!  Kind of gray, kind of barren.  What do you think?  Could the focused waves of positive and healing energy emanating from my office and directed at the nearest tree time and time again really be affecting it and causing it to grow and bloom more powerfully than the other nearby trees?  It looks that way to me.  🙂  And it reminds me of a study I read, about the power of emotion to affect water and crystals.  It’s called “The Hidden Messages in Water” by Masaru Emoto.

I KNOW that with my clients healing happens in my office daily, and new fresh possibilities are installed as I tell stories about and I focus positive energy on my trees.  I just never suspected that the trees themselves would benefit.

What do you think?  Why is “my” tree thriving more than any other at the Alderwood Building?  Look at these pics, taken today, and decide for yourself!  🙂

Warm Regards,