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 Brannan, CHt. Clinical Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™


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Ever So Much More So – the Generative Power of Hypnosis

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Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

When I was a kid growing up in the Seattle area I had a book of stories. One was called “Ever so much more so.” It was about an invisible, magical powder in a can which you could sprinkle on things and improve them. Sprinkle “ever so much more so” on a donut or on a cup of coffee and you would have an ever so much more so delicious donut or the best coffee ever (does Starbucks know about this?)

This magical powder was an intensifier, just as it could make anything better, it could also make things worse. If you didn’t like coffee to begin with, sprinkling it with the magical powder would make you dislike it “ever so much more so.” The secret ending to the story (spoiler alert!), there was actually nothing at all in the can–the changes were created through imagination.

I often share here on my blog and in my newsletter an idea: what you focus on expands. Your mind is the intensifier–your mind is the “ever so much more so.” If you focus your attention on what you don’t want, you get more of what you don’t want appearing in your world. If you focus your attention on what you do want, you get more of that. Focus affects our outcomes, which I know to be true from my years of work as well as my years of LIFE!

How, then, do we control our focus and, thus, our outcomes? Hypnosis! Focusing your attention on a problem state (as different talk therapies like to do) wraps you much tighter into the problem. Focusing your mind on solutions and the positive things you want instead (via hypnosis), moves you in a different and more successful direction.

I’ve been working with a lovely lady who is a professional musician. Her problem was performance anxiety. That’s gone. Now she says she wants to “grow as a musician.” We can do that. Hypnosis is also powerful for what is called “generative change.” Taking what we’re already good at and making it “ever so much more so.”

I’ve worked with a variety of clients for this type of change, most notably athletes, from hobbyists all the way to Olympic and even an “in the record books” Pro athlete has been in my hypnosis chair. They’re good to great at what they do, however, they want more. They want “greater.” Hypnosis can do that! I’ve also worked with musicians, singers, novelists, day traders, artists and creative people of all varieties.

That’s my joy. I do like helping people fix problems–quit smoking, lose weight, end fear, and such. But helping people be ever so much more so creative, powerful and successful at the things they love, that’s what I love best. When I discovered hypnosis, my life changed. So can yours.

Happy New Years to all my Readers!

All the Best,


PS:  For those interested, the children’s book I reference was written by Robert McCloskey–Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price.

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More Photos of our Mindworks Hypnosis Office in Bellevue

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Some people are scared, they think hypnosis is dark and mysterious, when really, it is super relaxing and pleasant and even, “wow!”  I posted some photos the other day of my hypnotherapy office in Bellevue, so people can see the setting where this empowerment happens, and perhaps get a better feel for what it really is.

It seems synchronous that leaving the supermarket the other day, the checkout machine generated a coupon for me for a free photo book from Shutterfly.  So, I made a book with more info and pictures about Mindworks Hypnosis.

Here’s the result, captured as video.  This is my work space.  I have included pictures of the grounds of the Bellefield Office Park, where my office is located, which I think is amazingly beautiful.

Thanks for visiting my office, in this virtual photographic realm. The real thing is available anytime.  Call for a free consultation and I’m happy to explain more about what I do.

Happy May!

Warm Regards,

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