Mindworks Hypnosis Gets A Thank You From the Red Cross

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

As we posted earlier, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has offered financial help to hurricane relief victims.  We are contributing a portion of our hypnotherapy client session fees for the month of September to the American Red Cross. We got a very nice letter of thanks and we thought we’d share it!    To all our clients, thank you for helping us to help.  All the Best, Connie

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Donates to American Red Cross Hurricane ReliefDear Connie,

I wanted to extend my sincere thanks for your recent contribution to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey relief following the catastrophic destruction caused by the storm. You made a tremendous difference for families when they needed you most.

It has been nearly a month since the deadly Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana – flooding homes, submerging roads, making entire neighborhoods unreachable.

But thanks to your support, Connie, the Red Cross and partners were able to launch a significant Hurricane Harvey relief effort, providing safe shelter, food and comfort to families who lost everything. Thank you for being there.

In the last few weeks, the Red Cross and community partners have provided more than 405,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters due to Hurricane Harvey.

The Red Cross has served more than 2.6 million meals and snacks to people in need after the hurricane.

More than 2,900 Red Cross disaster workers and as many as 170 emergency response vehicles are on the ground right now, helping thousands of people affected by this disaster.

The Red Cross has distributed nearly 849,000 relief items like diapers, bug spray, cleaning supplies, and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items in Texas and Louisiana.

Connie, we could not have done any of it without you. It is your trust and your support that fuels our work. Our on the ground response from both Hurricane Harvey and Irma shows the difference that supporters like you make to families in need.

Stay tuned for our one-month report, which will share how donor dollars continue to make an impact to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

I cannot say it enough: Thank you.

Sincerely,

Harvey Johnson
Senior Vice President, Disaster Cycle Services
American Red Cross

The Freedom to Fly — Hypnosis & NLP Ends Fear of Flying

Seattle hypnosis & NLP client ends fear of flying with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Yes, you did! Good job ending fear of flying.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’m sharing a video I’ve made regarding recent client, Jennifer, of Seattle, and her success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Charming photos of one happy lady in London after kicking fear of flying.

You go, girl.  The world is your oyster.  Where to, next?  🙂

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm), Seattle's best hypnotherapistLove, 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

 

She Can Fly!

Seattle hypnosis & NLP client ends fear of flying with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Yes, you did! Good job ending fear of flying.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I love it when my clients let me know how they’re doing. It makes my day to get a happy email telling me how success and a better life is unfolding after our Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy work.

Jennifer H., of the Greater Seattle area, wrote to me and shared her joy after kicking fear of flying.  After 17 years of allowing fear to stop her from getting on a plane, she successfully flew to Europe.

In her words: “I did it!”

Goodbye, flight anxiety.  It’s not a thing for her, anymore. The world is her oyster.  Now. Jennifer can experience the joys of connection and travel, and share those adventures with her kids as well.  Makes me happy!  This is why I love my work.

17 years of not flying is over. The world is her oyster, now!People think phobias and fears are such a big deal.  And so they are, to the sufferer. Unless you find the right tools to remove them.  🙂  To a skilled NLP hypnotist, it’s relatively easy to remove a phobia.  I had a spider phobia for decades, myself.  I don’t have it, anymore.  I couldn’t care less about spiders, they’re not on the radar, and take up none of my mental energy.

Jennifer’s crippling fear of flying is gone now.  It’s my hope for her that her mind now expands to consider, look how I overcame this thing.  I must be powerful, and I didn’t even know it.  I wonder what else I can control in my life.  (Lots, Jennifer!)

If you’d like to learn more about what this is all about, this Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) work, I’m happy to explain.  It’s a fascinating, interactive, open-eyed conversational hypnosis.  And, in the hands of a smart and creative person, it works!  To help you get from A, to B.  Any A, any B.  For Jennifer, it was from Seattle to London.

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

 

 

 

Free to Fly! Hypnotherapy Success Testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP.

Goodbye to Fear of Flying, with Seattle Area's Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Goodbye to Fear of Flying, with Seattle Area’s Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

A recent Seattle area client came to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP to remove flight anxiety. This anxiety was installed in her 18 years ago and had remained since then.  She was experiencing all manner of symptoms of fear around flying:  anxiety, physical tension, feeling hot, impaired breathing, catastrophic thinking, and so on.  It was triggered by crowded airports, TSA security checkpoints, walking down the jetway, and the very experience of flying itself. She had to resort to pharmaceutical drugs in order to be able to get on an airplane and fly.

Unnecessary fear.  Not good.  Not useful.  Not fun.

What would it be like if it were different?  And what would she prefer if anxiety were gone? This is the question I posed to Jennifer G. of Sammamish, WA.  She had one two-hour session of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy.  We created her new Designer Feeling ® for flying, a blend of calm, happy, free and peaceful.  We removed anxiety, and did the work to automate this new feeling in its place.  Goodbye, flight phobia.  🙂  Plus we gave her a secret weapon to take with her on her upcoming trip, and any future flights. An NLP instant trigger that she controls to bring this new calm and happy feeling on demand.

Success!

Here’s her report, after our one session:

“I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that I had a wonderful trip to South Africa. My anxiety was lessened immensely and I was able to prepare for my trip without any pre-trip anxiety. I had no anxiety on the short leg of my trip, and just a little on the 15 hour flight, which, I think anyone would get a little anxious on a 15 hour flight.  Working with you was a rewarding experience and I’m so glad that I chose this option! Thanks!”  —  Jennifer G, Sammamish, WA.

Yay, Jennifer.  If she ever wanted to erase ALL remnants of anxiety from any future long flights, we could do that as well.  Typically, I work with people 2 to 4 sessions for any given desired success.  This was her result after just one session!  Impressive!

Skilled NLP is a real tool helping real people to achieve real results.  Find out more anytime.  I do offer a free in office consultation 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

Wishful Thinking vs Wish-Fulfill Thinking

Happy Trance

When Dreaming is Useful.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Words are my work tool.  Words are power.  Words move us and matter.  I was thinking the other day about the phrase “Wishful Thinking.”  It has a negative connotation. If we’re dreaming about something we’d like someday that we don’t figure will manifest, we say: “Oh, that’s just wishful thinking.” We don’t expect success.  We don’t work for success.  And we don’t get success.

Hypnosis and NLP are absolutely NOT “wishful thinking” like that.  You know what they are?  WISH-FULFILL THINKING.  Wish fulfill.  As in, get what you’re wishing for.  People are so much more powerful to create success in their lives than they know.  I know. People are powerful, and when the mind is directed via focused positively-directed wish-fulfill thinking, success happens.

We do tend to get what we expect.  Expectation colors all, and reveals itself in what we do, how we act in the world.  Wishful thinking expects failure. So failure happens.  Wish-fulfill thinking expects success. Success happens.  Henry Ford is famous for expressing this same idea:  “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!”

How does this work?  The mind moves in the direction of its dominant thoughts, so when an outcome (such as successful weight loss, habit change around smoking, calmness instead of anxiety, etc.) becomes dominant, that’s what we do.  And how we live.  That’s what we create for ourselves in our lives.

Hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming are all about directing the mind to focus on what we want, not what we don’t want.  And we train the mind to have an expectation of success.  “Dream wantonly, and expect to succeed.”  This is wish-fullfill thinking.

As always, the proof is in the pudding.  Check out my client reports.  Directing your mind to success (in this UNconscious realm, outside of conscious interference, back behind the curtain in the mind as it were) works to create success.  Any success.

I offer private client sessions to help you direct your mind and create life successes.  Find out more in my free in person consultation.  I’m happy to meet with you.  I love to chat about what I do and how the mind works.  That’s why I named my business “Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.”  Dump the wishful thinking, and find your power with unconscious wish-fulfill thinking.

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

 

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

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

 

 

Goodbye to Fear of Heights, with Skilled NLP

Best Seattle Area Hypnosis & NLP is Mindworks Hypnosis.

Best Seattle Area Hypnosis & NLP is Mindworks Hypnosis.

Hi, Seattle area Hypnosis Friends!

Here is another short, sweet, and to the point testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. I helped this man with fear of heights.

He reports:

“I stood on a ledge at least 1000-1500 feet above the river and looked down to study a rapid without any fear. I love this stuff. Thanks.” – Dan M., Seattle, WA.

Yay, Dan!  Here’s to overcoming fears and living a more adventurous life.

What people don’t realize (until they do) is that fear is a choice.  An UNconscious choice.  A pattern embedded into the unconscious mind.  It’s not something we can alleviate with thinking via the conscious analytical mind.  We need to work within the unconscious to install a new choice.  And, yes we can!  Calm, confidence, freedom, a sense of adventure.

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and hypnotherapy, it’s all about new UNconscious choices.  In our work together, called Designer Feelings®, you consciously (awake and aware) indicate your new choices, and we install them via UNconscious communications. That’s our skillset at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

If you’re battling fear, stop it!  Call us for a free consultation and learn how you can improve your life quicker than you imagine.  We help with any fears at all, fear of flying, fear of public speaking, fear of spiders, fear of small tight spaces, fear of open spaces, fear of the wind, fear of dinosaurs, you name it.  It’s all unnecessary, and we can help you to kick it out of your life.  Call us:  425-564-8608.

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

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®
Originator of Designer Feelings®
Originator of Designer Beliefs®
Design Human Engineer™
Persuasion Engineer™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

Hypnosis: The Power of Imagination

Mindworks Hypnosis for your life success.Hi, Greater Seattle Hypnosis friends!

Hypnosis is a way to tap into that creative problem solving imagination that we all have.

Henry Ford, the automaker, said something I know is true:  “If you think you can, or you think you can’t…you’re right!”  Yes!  Change happens in the mind before it can happen in the world, your habits, your body, your success.  There’s another expression I like, “keep your eyes on the prize.”  You have to know where you want to go in order to get there.

People come into my Bellevue hypnosis clinic and as part of our work, we engage in a one on one live question and answer period where we find and clarify desired goals.  And figure out how we will measure change.  And develop a clear vision of what success looks like, feels like, sounds like, and would afford to a person’s whole lifestyle.  This is super important, and happens before we even begin the formal hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Processing change work.

In my office we imagine success.  Successfully.  We dream big!  And thus, pave the way to create it.  Albert would be proud.

Find out more anytime about this amazing thing called hypnosis.  I do offer a free consult about how your mind works and how I work and what your mind is capable of creating.  It’s more power than your currently enjoy.

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

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

 

(Freshly Minted) Hypnotists Speak! Testimonials for the School Side of What We Do

Albert Einstein hypnotistHi, Hypnosis Friends!

Michael and I just finished teaching our 4 day live hypnosis training event, through the school side of our work, Mindworks NLP.   It was a fabulous experience, with lots of fresh minds opened up to the power of words, unconscious creativity and problem-solving ability.  We’ve unleashed newly minted “Certified Hypnotists” for the betterment of the world, and specifically, the Seattle area.

Two of our recent hypnosis students sent us testimonials to our teaching this week. Thought we’d share!  🙂

“Connie and Michael are the best!! They really teach all the important things about hypnosis in a concise and positive way, and give you the tools you need to succeed. They are a pleasure to learn from, and I feel very confident to start my own practice. I can’t thank them enough! Highly recommended!!” – Dawn F., Seattle, WA

“What a grand journey. A mere 4 days, and how very far I have traveled! Studying with Connie and Michael was such a pleasure. Both are fabulous instructors, making learning fun and exciting. And I became a hypnotist! Wow!

Initially just the concept of learning trance induction was overwhelming but, with their combined years of experience and knowledge, technique and practical tips, the Brannans guided me through it all, filling me with confidence along the way. In fact, just one single technique alone made it worth the price of admission for me.

If you have any interest in learning hypnosis, trance induction and accessing the untapped resources of the human mind, Mindworks NLP is definitely the place to be.  Once again, many thanks!” – Jon Komatsu, Seattle, WA

Yay, for new hypnotherapists.  I say, the more the merrier, and yay for more success, joy, and helping in the world.  You might notice a common theme in the comments:  confidence.  We use hypnosis to teach hypnosis, and installing confidence in our students is always on our agenda.  Obviously, we were successful.

If you’re ever of a mind to learn these amazing methodologies of change, hypnosis & NLP, we offer that in addition to one-on-one private sessions of clinical Neuro-Lingustic Hypnotherapy.  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is located in Bellevue, WA.  Call us!

Spring is time for hypnosisAll the Best,
Connie

She Quit Smoking After “30+ Years of Addiction” — Mindworks Hypnosis Client Testimonial

Another Happy Review on YELP

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Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s another testimonial to the work we do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Jennifer G, of Federal Way, WA was a recent client of mine.  She posted a review of my services this week on YELP business reviews.  I’m so pleased with her success that I’m sharing her comments here.  She wrote:

“I wish I had known about Connie years ago.  I wish I had known that I could be a non-smoker so painlessly and quickly.   After 30 + years of addiction it’s gone – And I did not suffer in the process!

No urges, no cravings, no overeating to compensate.  I have tried to quit 3 times in the past decade and failed each time – until I went to Connie.  I am in awe of the freedom from smoking and how easy Connie made it for me.

This was so worth it!   I am excited to work with Connie on my fear of flying next!” — Jennifer G, Federal Way, WA.

Do you want change?  Do you think you can’t get there by yourself?  Help is here!  Call us:  425-564-8608.

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

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

Loving the Spin I’m In – Hypnosis for Seattle

Seattle hypnotherapy

Seattle is hypnotically beautiful.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Who loves Seattle? I do. As I have my entire life. I was born here! 🙂 I lived in other places for awhile, but they just didn’t cut it. Nowhere is as beautiful as Seattle, which is why I chose to come home to the Seattle area for my hypnosis business.  Take a look at this view (high definition option is best, under settings):

Here’s a view of the city one bright afternoon as seen from the Space Needle – another thing I love . A panoramic spin.  This puts me into trance!  Very hypnotic.

In our Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy work, we customize new feelings for clients such that good feelings take over and the negative or unwanted feelings leave.  We capture those feelings from life experience.  As I watch this video, I’ve got a great feeling:  gratitude.  I think I’ll capture it.  🙂 So lucky to live in the most gorgeous place on earth.

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

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

Hypnosis Feels Great, Seattle!

hypnosis Seattle

The hypnotic trance chair is ready for you.

Hi, again, Hypno Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warm Regards,
Connie

Greater Seattle Hypnosis Clinic

Hypnotherapy NLP Office

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

One of the (ridiculous) myths of hypnosis is that it’s something dark and scary and otherwordly. Hollywood movies conjure up frightening images of hypnosis done by strange men wearing dracula capes in dim, shrouded basements.  Accompanied by the sounds of maniacal laugher.  “I control their minds!!  I control their minds!!”

Uh, no!  That’s not what it is.

The reality?  Hypnosis is a type of super-accelerated effective communication.  Ideas are shared with the problem-solving part of the mind, and it gets to work creating change. It’s comfortable, it’s fun, it’s pleasant.  And professionals do it in professional spaces.

I’ve created a brief video below to share my Bellevue office space with you.  I LOVE my office, it reflects how I approach this work.  The key word is “professionalism.”  Take a peek:

Some part-time hobbyist “hypnotists” in the Seattle area don’t think an office is necessary. They do sessions over the telephone, while they’re sitting in their bedroom painting their toenails.  Here’s what I say about phone “sessions” on my FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnosis) page:

“Hypnosis and NLP work is most effective face-to-face, which is why we don’t recommend  internet or phone sessions.  We don’t go for “watered down.”  We want your success!  Our work is interactive communications, and very hands on.  Verbal (sound) alone is a tiny, tiny bit of information being conveyed, we use the full spectrum of communications information, using ALL the senses, going in both directions.  Some of our favorite and most effective NLP techniques involve touch.  You can’t do touch over the phone.  Hypnosis deepening techniques also involve touch.”

Effectiveness!  Super important.  Professionalism.  It’s also super important.  We’re talking about your mind and your life and your goals being met.  You want someone fully committed to this work and your success. A hypnotherapist who maintains a private, professional office space is a positive indicator that you’ve found someone who is serious about the work. Hypnosis (and that includes NLP) is my full-time career, my passion, not just something I’m  doing “on the side” for a few bucks, like others in the Seattle area. Those people are hobbyists.  Not real hypnotists.  Not professionals.

When I was shopping for office spaces in the Seattle area, I was shocked at how many spaces were drab and dreary and noisy.  Shared spaces.  Closed-in rooms, with no light and no positive energy.  Not acceptable!  I chose a totally private office in Bellevue, it’s a positive energy space, in a beautiful, green park-like setting, close to the city and freeways and yet has a serene feel of “a world away.”  And I’ve filled my space with life and color and many, many pieces of fine art.  This is a space where I do “my art.”  That’s hypnosis and NLP and more.

Come see the hypnosis office in Bellevue for yourself.  We do offer free private in person consultations.  Like anything, it’s more beautiful in person.

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Kick the Smoking Habit

Kick the smoking habit, with Mindworks Hypnosis!   Here’s Seattle area people who have done it with my help already:  I QUIT SMOKING!  Lots and lots of happy campers, offering up smoking cessation success testimonials.  Join them, anytime!

Stop smoking now.Call Connie to set up a session, or to claim your free in-office face-to-face consultation:
425-564-8608.

I don’t do phone consults, if you would like to learn more before starting, I want to meet you! And I want you to meet me!

The truth:  Hypnotists offering phone consults are lazy.  It’s a weak and incomplete way to understand and evaluate a client’s needs.  And I want you to understand in particular the work I do called NLP — it’s a super powerful technology that’s been watered down and misunderstood by other therapists.  I want you to know what NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming REALLY is, and how I use it for your success.

Now, some clients are ready to roll.  And that’s great, too.  Let’s go!

All the Best,
Connie

Licensed Trainer of NLP®
Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

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

5-Star Google & Yelp Reviews of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Joy

Reviews of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP to be found on Google Reviews & Yelp Reviews.

We have over 160 happy client success stories on our website.  However, that’s not the only place to find information about us. Sometimes the happiness and satisfaction radiate out onto the internet at large.  Here are numerous 5-star reviews of our hypnosis and NLP services posted online over the last few years:

“I went to MindWorks for weight loss but ended up getting so much more out of my sessions with Connie. I have reduced stress, increased confidence and put past dysfunctional relationships in the past. Connie is a warm, caring, professional. The work we have done together has absolutely changed my life. I highly recommend Connie / MindWorks.” — Kelly, Seattle, WA

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“This works!!! I dubbed Connie “my fairy godmother” because I can’t believe how fast and easy and brilliant her techniques work. I went to her for severe anxiety, one session I was handling the challenges in my life without panic attacks. I went back for insomnia, after one session I was sleeping like a sweet little creature curled up in pillows. There have been other side benefits of my work with her that include confidence and getting my sense of humor back. I highly respect this woman – her integrity, her talents, her heart and how effective her work has been in my life. I can not say enough about how easy, natural and powerful hypnosis and NLP are. If you have tried everything, stop struggling and go see Connie!”  — Marcela Kenevan, Gig Harbor, WA

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“I worked with Connie recently on some longstanding issues and found her to not only be incredibly competent in working with me, I also found her to be both extremely positive, uplifting and compassionate. I felt fortunate to be able to work with her and would recommend her to others.”  –Carmen Q, Seattle, WA

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“Since I’ve seen you on April 5th, I have NOT smoked. Wow! What a difference!   I’ve smoked for over 30 years…this is great not to be chained to that bad habit anymore! Thank you, Connie!!”  — Crystal Butrick,, Kent, WA

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“I was referred to Connie by my medical doctor who knew from personal experience that she (Connie) had helped a two-pack a day cigarette smoker totally quit smoking. She helped me with my particular issue (fear of freeway driving) and I know how conscientious, caring, kind and knowledgeable she is. She genuinely cares about helping her clients. I recommend her highly and am grateful to have met her and have worked with her.” — Joy Epstein, Sun City, AZ

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“Connie is amazing. I used Mindworks for weight-loss and also did a one day session on stress free holiday. It was A++++++. Besides being really good at her work, Connie is also a great person and super friendly and listens well. I highly recommend Connie and Mindworks!”  –Kerry G, Mercer Island, WA.

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“Connie treated me for fear of flying, and I cannot praise her enough! I had previously been hypnotized for this by someone else and it did not work. Connie was warm, kind, and very personable. I am an avid flyer and not only do I take a window seat, but I actually enjoy staring out into the sky!  She is worth every penny and then some!”  –  Kristen Halley, Edmonds, WA

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“Without exaggeration Connie literally changed my life. She helped me stop smoking after only 3 sessions (I smoked for 18 years). She also cured my big fear of fish and water after only one session, from the stage where I couldn’t watch a deep ocean documentary on TV, to having the courage and even enjoy going in a submarine in deep water to watch fishes and under-water life, that to me is day and night. Before I met Connie, I couldn’t even think of going to aquarium or swim in the beach. AND YES IT’S WORTH EVERY PENNY. Connie is professional, she will listen to you carefully and will guide you to make the changes you want, and she’s good at what she does. We just moved out of the state, and I will miss seeing her. Thank you Connie for doing such a wonderful job!”  — A Google User, Seattle, WA

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“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 allows 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

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“I went to see Connie to quit smoking. The experience was very positive. Connie was very explanatory so I knew exactly what to expect when I sat in the chair. She explained how hypnosis worked and told me exactly what she would do while I was hypnotized. Connie helped me reach my goal. I walked out of her office a non-smoker and three months later, I am still smoke free. I would recommend her services to anyone.”  — Jenny Rivera, Bellevue, WA

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“Connie, I can’t begin to thank you for the ways you’ve made things better for me. I originally sought out Mindworks as the result of a glowing recommendation from a trusted friend and health professional in an effort to curb my neurotic eating. Connie was wonderfully professional and patient with me even when I lost confidence in myself or the process. I was able to dramatically reduce my nervous/neurotic eating, let go of self-loathing thoughts, gain some peace with difficult parent relationships and feel so much more hopeful and positive about the direction in which I was headed. I absolutely plan to return to do a little more mental house-cleaning and have recommended her to several others.” — A Google User, Seattle, WA

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“I cannot even begin to say all I want to say about Connie and the work she does at Mindworks Hypnosis. I’ve worked with Connie on a couple different occasions, and she has changed my life completely. There have been so many things she has helped me with. I first sought her out for my fear of spiders, and she blew my mind. Fearful my entire life to being able to squash them no matter the size!! I went to her for my lack of energy and enthusiasm for working out and losing weight. I’ve lost 50lbs and am now 10lbs from my goal! I had knee problems for over a year on my right knee. Connie did some Reiki on it, and immediately the pain and stiffness was GONE, never to return. Since learning her relaxation techniques, I can fall asleep within minutes instead of lying awake in bed. By using her techniques for triggering my brain, I went from a 5 year straight smoker to now almost 5 months as a nonsmoker! Connie is patient, she listens, and she knows how to help you get past the road blocks, no matter the size. I’ve recommended her in the past and I will continue to do so in the future!”  –Nichole V, Mercer Island, WA

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“If you want to go to the true source of personal excellence in any field, you must go to Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP. I worked with Connie Brannan and was immediately set on a better path. Connie is positive, kind, warm, candid, intelligent, and her office has a healing feel to it-I was at ease instantly. My prior fears and false belief systems that were limiting my potential WERE GONE. This occurred instantly-after years of struggling with issues of self-esteem and confidence, in one afternoon Connie had eradicated those barriers to my success. I also studied under Connie to learn Neuro Linguistic Programming, and I am proud to report that at my new position I made a record number of sales IN ONE DAY that this company had NEVER SEEN previously.

If you have habits that you cannot break, if you have issues that are detrimental to your personal or business success, if you struggle with limiting beliefs that do not serve you, if you struggle with weight, smoking, phobias, please do yourself a favor and call Connie Brannan at Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP.

It was literally life changing for me.I recommend Connie Brannan and Mindworks Hypnosis to EVERYONE, and after witnessing my sales prowess, my employer now wants to meet with Connie. I have so much to thank her for…Thank you Connie Brannan!!!”  –Kirsten Harris., Olympia, WA

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“In the past Connie helped me go over one of the terrible part of my life. She did it so quickly and so good and I will be appreciating to her for this all my life. THANK YOU, Connie, VERY MUCH. “–Y.P., Seattle, WA

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“I went to a seminar Connie led at Bellevue College TELOS programs. I was struck at one by her innate kindness and her genuine concern for all of us in the class. I was so helped that I signed up for her training program so that I could give others the type of amazing, healing experiences I was having. As a person who has ben a teacher since 1967, I have run and been in over 350 credit hours worth of classes. I can say very honestly, I have never had such outstanding teachers before, and doubt I will see many even half as good in the future! Everyday I face and do things I never believed possible before. I know I sound over the top, but I am so happy with her services that over the top is the only way to go.”  –Gaia Hawkin, Kirkland, WA

The Empowerment of Marian

Find your Power, with Mindworks Hypnosis!

Find your Power, with Mindworks Hypnosis!

I love when I see people changing right before my eyes.  A recent weight loss client, Marian Zappala, of Redmond, WA is having wonderful changes through the work we’re doing: hypnosis and NLP.  She’s becoming powerful, and losing weight along the wayl!

Marian is a lovely, intelligent lady who needed more confidence in herself.  Now she’s got that.  After two sessions, she reports that she’s already lost 4 pounds.  Here’s what she says about what she’s noticing:

“I was an emotional eater.  Since I’ve started the process of hypnosis I have felt more confident, more relaxed, and more in control of my life.  And, through this process I have let go of those things that were controlling me, like irritability, boredom, stress,  and I now have managed my eating patterns.  I’ve lost 4 pounds so far.”

I no longer crave sweets, breads, or the carbs that were making me more tired, more heavy,  and more irritable.  I’m feeling more confident!  And I see that it’s almost unconscious that I’m making these decisions to not eat the bread, the pasta, the rice.  And definitely I’m eating smaller portions!  The other night for dinner I chose to have just vegetables, and I was not hungry later.   When I woke up in the morning, I was hungry but I didn’t want or get any bread.  Which is a miracle!”

Food choice changes, yay!  However, self image changes:  super yay!  Here is what Marian says about how she feels more empowered in her life, even beyond just this weight management goal.

“The idea of “I’m not good enough” has been completely destroyed.

I feel more armed for the world, better prepared. My confidence, my ability to manage stressful situations  is back to where it used to be, like 15 years ago.  So now I feel that it’s just a matter of time for me to achieve the weight loss that I want to have for myself.

I’m really happy about all these changes.

I definitely recommend Connie!  You’ll have to come and try it!  You’ll see that even in just one session you can feel a difference in your mood and your attitude towards making changes in your life regardless of what the change is.  The process is very easy.  Connie helps me through all the steps.  It’s funny at times.  It’s something that I think anybody who has an open mind to a change in their life can embrace.”  –Marian Zappala, PHd., Redmond, WA.

Marian came in for weight loss, and that’s happening.  Losing weight and finding so much more.  I’m enjoying seeing this empowerment of Marian.  More!  We want more.

When I help people with weight management, we look at everything–and as we begin the work I ask about 1/2 hour’s worth of questions as to existing habits and patterns.  My questions are not JUST about the food and exercise habits–they’re also about emotions, beliefs, and self image.   I see what needs tweaking for optimal success.  And then we go for it.  Creative hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  It works.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

All the Best,
Connie

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Grow Your Happy with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Seattle

Last year in March, the world celebrated happy, with the International Day of Happiness. Here’s a video which shares that exuberant joy.

I think we should do more of that, celebrating joy and feeling happy.  🙂  I think happiness is too big and wonderful to contain within a single calendar day, and should be welcomed and lived every day.  What kind of a world would it be if people were HAPPY every day?  A different world, a better world.  Because…

In the words of the developer of NLP and my favorite teacher, Dr. Richard Bandler:  “Good feelings, good decisions.  Bad feelings, bad decisions.”  My work is all about good feelings, and making them unconsciously automated.  That’s hypnosis and NLP.  When you feel good, you think differently, and you act differently in ways that are useful to you.  NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a high tech hypnosis described as “The Art & Science Of Excellence,”–and I am so pleased to have achieved the status of Licensed Trainer of NLP ® through Dr. Bandler.

Learn more anytime about the power of hypnosis and how easy it really is to find your happy, with the right tools, skillfully wielded.  Here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  I love my hypnosis & NLP client work here in the Greater Seattle area.  Your success, that’s what makes me happy.

Warm Regards,
Connie

More Hypnosis Weight Loss Seattle Success Testimonials

Lose weight with Seattle's most effective hypnotherapy & NLP

Lose weight with Seattle’s most effective hypnotherapy & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s the story of three more Seattle area peeps who are enjoying success in weight loss and healthy eating after coming in to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for help.  Check out the video below:

The different women, three different positive feedback messages of ongoing success.

Kelli Zielinksi, of Seattle, WA, says:  “I’ve dropped two pant sizes!”

Liz, of Redmond, WA, says:  “I’m not so glued to the food.”

Nichole L, of Bellevue, WA, says:  “I haven’t had a donut in weeks, which is a MIRACLE!!”

Discover the ease and grace of weight loss through Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy. Skilled hypnotherapy is great, skilled NLP is “hypnosis on steroids.”  Yes, indeed!  What’s cool about these tools is that new habits become automatic, so it’s not a struggle–you’re going with the flow, and the flow is healthy.  For dozens upon dozens more of my client success stories with weight management, read HERE!

As a reminder, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has won several awards for “Best Weight Loss and Control Program,” through the US Commerce Association.  We were ranked “Best of Bellevue” for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

If your healthy New Year’s Resolutions have petered out, take control now.  I can help.

All the Best,
Connie

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

Seattle Hypnotherapy – Mindworks Hypnosis

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s more about the work I do, in video format.  🙂 This video, “Seattle Hypnotherapy – Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP,” tells it like it is:  empowerment.  Here’s what I sell one on one, face to face in the Greater Seattle area: success. Success doing what?  Any goal you might imagine, from quit smoking with hypnosis, to lose weight with hypnosis, to end fear with hypnosis, to more persuasive with hypnosis, to better golf with hypnosis, and so on.

If the mind is involved, NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming and skilled hypnotherapy help you do and feel and be the way you want in the situations you want.  That’s control, and that’s life success.  Get yours anytime.  Find out more:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

All the Best,
Connie

Hypnosis to Quit Smoking – Seattle Client Success

Stop Smoking, Seattle, with Hypnosis!

Stop Smoking, Seattle, with Hypnosis!

Here’s a short but sweet blog post about the power of hypnosis and NLP to stop smoking.

Another non-smoker is made.  I received this email from one of my Seattle hypnosis clients:

“I’ve been feeling really great and have not smoked since our session back in January.” — Ray Meek, Seattle.

Yay, Ray!  🙂  That’s what it’s about.  I love it when I get those emails and phone calls.  Your success is my success, and I am ALL about success.  I want it.  For you.

When you’re ready to go for it, so am I.

Warm Regards,
Connie

http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com

 

With Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, Change is FUN!

Solve life's puzzles with Seattle's best hypnotherapy:  Mindworks Hypnosis.Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I got another nice email feedback from one of my successful smoking cessation NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)  and hypnotherapy clients.  His name is Robert Stack, from Seattle, and he said today:

“I never thought freeing myself from smoking could be so much fun!”  — Robert Stack, Seattle, WA  5/17/14. 

I hear that a lot–surprise at how easy and how much fun this work is.  Some people have an expectation that change should be unpleasant, grueling, gut-wrenching even. No!  Not in my office. They think change takes a long time.  No!  Not with what I do.  Here’s the truth:  this work is fast and fascinating and FUN.

Hypnosis itself feels great, it’s a “close your eyes and relax” comfort and clarity of mind.  I guide a client to this state of mind and then I create a customized flow of direct and indirect suggestions, words, ideas, stories, and images that inspire change.  It’s a super pleasant, creative space. We spend about 30 to 40 minutes out of a session doing the hypnotherapy portion.

In the same session, we’ll spend a good solid hour or more doing NLP.  NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is my primary tool, and my expertise, as a Licensed Trainer of  NLP™ through the originator of NLP .  NLP involves playing mind games, following my step-by-step processes manipulating images, sounds, feelings, and beliefs, which have the effect of creating amazing instant change on an unconscious level. And yes, it’s SO MUCH FUN.

Some people come into my office thinking the experience is going to be boo hoo into the kleenex — telling sad stories, like “talk therapies” they may have experienced.  No way in h-e-double-toothpicks.  Never.  We don’t do that.  My office is filled with laughter.  We play with the STRUCTURE of thinking, not the content.  It’s a completely different focus and approach. And, obviously, it works.  Check out the over 160+ testimonials I have on http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net helping with everything under the sun.

People want results.  And so do I.  And how much better to achieve that success in a quick and fun manner with hypnosis and NLP.   Robert has learned what I do and it’s power for change, and what the experience itself is like.  You can, too.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt. Clinical Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

 

Activating Weight Loss Tips with Hypnosis

Mindworks Hypnosis for your healthy eating strategy.

Mindworks Hypnosis for your healthy eating strategy.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’d like to share this great healthy eating article I found on the internet.  It’s a set of weight loss tips.  Now, it’s my belief that people in the “weight loss struggle” really DO know how to lose weight. They know the formula:  eat less, choose healthy, and be more active. They just don’t activate them.

That’s where hypnosis comes in.  Hypnosis turns ideas into action.

Here is a link to the article.  These tips are good advice for weight loss.  However, rarely is advice alone enough to make it happen.  You need the mindset of success.  You need the focus, and drive, the determination and motivation.  You need the “go for it.”  You need the tenacity.  “Stay with it.”  Re-shaping your body can be a lengthy process, and you need to be in it to win it for the long haul.  That’s where hypnosis shines.  You need the “no way” automated response attached to unhealthy foods and overeating.  That’s where hypnosis is magic.  You need the “I’m making time for me” directed choice to become more active physically.  That’s where hypnosis helps.

Hypnosis does help!

Having a plan (advice and tips and understanding food choices and nutrition), that’s all well and good.  Making those choices reality on an ongoing daily basis, that’s a REAL plan for success.  Call me and we’ll talk about the power of your mind to do just that.

Warm Regards,
Connie

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

Go Seattle Seahawks! from Mindworks Hypnosis

Go Seahawks!

Go Seahawks

Exciting times! Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP sends our best wishes to our Seahawks out in New Jersey this Super Bowl weekend!  Go get ’em!

I was born in Seattle and grew up across the Lake on the East Side, so, yes, this is MY team.  Go Seahawks!

When the Seattle Supersonics won the NBA National Championship in 1979, I celebrated with the rest of the city and state.  It’s time for another Seattle Championship celebration!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Happy New Year from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Time for Hypnosis

Time for Hypnosis

Hello, Hypno-Friends!

Greetings from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for a Happy New Year! Here’s wishing you all a healthy and happy 2014. Yay! And remember, if you’ve got some New Years Resolutions, hypnotherapy will turbo charge their success and accomplishment.

It’s a good time for change. Now. 2014–the year of your fabulous success!

x o Connie & Michael

Are you ready for the new year?  Here it comes:

Self Hypnosis to Quit Smoking – Another Offering at Bellevue College July 30 & Aug 6

Stop Smoking, Seattle, with Hypnosis!

Stop Smoking, Seattle, with Hypnosis!

Hello, Hypno-Enthusiasts!

Here is another slam-dunk learning opportunity at Bellevue College.  Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation.  I teach you a tool called self hypnosis, and we do some work in class on helping you quit smoking as well.

Info:  http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12481&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc=

This event is hypnosis hands on.  Experiential.  You get hypnotized, for your healthy changes.  Not only do you learn ABOUT hypnosis, you DO hypnosis.  I guide you, and then you play with hypnosis yourself, on an ongoing basis.  It’s like the old saying:  give a man a fish and he has dinner, teach him how to fish, and he can feed himself for a lifetime.  Hypnosis will feed your well-being for a lifetime.

The school location is Bellevue, through Bellevue College’s continuing education department, however, I’m hoping we attract learners from every corner of Seattle and beyond.  Hypnosis is too big and wonderful to be contained geographically.

Learn more here:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12481&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc=

These courses are a lot of fun.  I do hope you’ll join me.  Learn self hypnosis to quit smoking for the low low price of $89.  When you think about the costs of smoking to your pocketbook and your health, this is an amazing opportunity.

Warm Regards,
Connie

 

 

Happy Summer Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

Happy First Day of Summer!

It’s here!  And that means diving into life.  Experience it.  Get your feet wet.

Remember being a kid?  And the joy and excitement and endless pleasures of summertime?  Fun.  Freedom.  Relaxation.  All that positive feeling is still in you and can be extracted and utilized any day of the week and any season of the year.  Even if you’re far from that kid you once were and life seems stressful and hectic, you can bring a lightness and warmth to your days.

Hypnosis and NLP work to bring you any good feeling any time it’s useful.  Turn this into a summer of joy.  I double dog dare you.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Stop Smoking Seattle – Hypnosis Works!

That’s right, Seattle! Hypnosis works for smoking cessation. Ask D. Butrick.  He smoked for 30 years, until he didn’t.  One session, baby!

Hypnosis speaks to the inner mind where habits are formed.  And can be broken as easily.  See it for yourself, and discover what it’s like to breathe easily and feel good again.

Warm Regards,
Connie

One Session, Seattle: Hypnosis Smoking Cessation Success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Quit Smoking, Seattle!

D. Butrick of Seattle, WA reports his quit smoking with hypnosis success with our Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy.  He had smoked for 30 years, and had tried unsuccessfully to quit numerous times.  Then he found what does work!  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for effective smoking cessation.

One hypnosis session was all it took for D to achieve his goal. Yay, D!!!  He gave us a report:

“Since I’ve seen you on April 5th, I have NOT smoked. Wow! What a  difference!  I’ve smoked for over 30 years…this is great not to be chained to that bad habit any more! Thank you, Connie!!”

When skilled hypnotists guide your mind and help you reach your power, well, you can achieve anything!  D. found out.  You can, too.  We’re happy to help you anytime, whether it’s stopping smoking with hypnosis or any other positive changes.  Again, we service all of the Seattle metropolitan area and beyond.  Our office is conveniently located in Bellevue, WA in the beautiful Bellefield Office Park.

Warm Regards,
Connie
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Name Your Success, Seattle: Hypnosis Works!

Name your success, Seattle:  hypnosis works.

Discover what the power of your own mind can do for you!   Hypnosis is not at all what people think it is, based on “Hollyweird” and TV.   No voo doo, no shrouds, no strange dark rooms, no swinging pocket watches.  Hypnosis is something so natural and so powerful–it’s your brain power being activated.  And that happens through WORDS, and imagery and stories.  It’s a skilled use of communication.

Call to learn more about what hypnosis REALLY is.  (425) 564-8608.  As always, Michael and I offer free in-office consultations.  This is a tool very much for the 21st century, and beyond.

Warm Regards,
Connie

 

Dateline, Seattle: Hypnosis works for Fear of Travel. Vivenne Reports: Fear has Flown!

Vivienne Dixon of Bellevue, WA has found a new freedom in life. A new confidence. A new assurance.  How?

Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Fear of flying and fear of travel has flown the coop.  Yes, Seattle, hypnosis works!  Here is more proof of the pudding.  Dwelling, worrying, anxiety, putting off has vanished, to be replaced with excitement and “go for it.”  Vivienne Dixon is so pleased with the work we have done that she is willing to put her name and face and words out there.  Check out her video testimonial.  In her own words:  she has her life back!

Yay, to Vivienne!  I hope she sends me a postcard from her world travels.  🙂  It’s never too late to make the changes you would like to improve quality of life.  When you’re fed up with fear, we’ll help you kick it to the curb with the Seattle area’s most successful hypnosis and NLP services.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

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Hypnotherapy, Seattle! Change Your Mind and Change Your Life

Hypnosis Ends Fear

Why not do that? Begin now! Here’s what happens when you  choose Mindworks Hypnosis, Seattle’s best hypnotherapy.  You change how you THINK (which hypnosis excels at helping you do), you change how you FEEL (into more positive, pleasant, resourceful feelings), and you change what you DO (live life more successfully and fully). Sounds good to me! This is the work I do every day, helping Seattle area folks refocus energies and change thinking. When you’re ready, come on in and we’ll do some fabulous work to improve your life!

Warm Regards,
Connie
(425) 564-8608

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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

Connie Brannan, CHt.
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Your Brain Before Sleep — That’s Hypnosis, Seattle!

I found this pic on Social Media today.  This cartoon talks about “forgetting,” and I believe that idea as presented is not the whole story.   There is no forgetting.  Let me tell you more about the unconscious mind, how it works, and the power of unconscious ideas to actually “do change.”  I’m going to share what I know to be true with you, Seattle, about hypnosis, my passion!

Even if the conscious (thinking, awake) mind doesn’t remember these “amazing ideas,”  the ideas are still in THERE, and working inside the unconscious (creative, intuitive, power) mind.  They’re active.  They’re not “lost.”  They are beyond conscious awareness, and that’s where they are most potent and useful.  Unconscious ideas move us, to be and do different actions in the world.

This should not be an “Oh, well, disappointment” cartoon, it should be a “Hell, yes, and YAY!!!! Isn’t that terrific?” cartoon.  And when the unconscious mind thinks it is useful, you DO remember consciously.

Here is more information about hypnosis, Seattle!  Yes, those moments before sleep are a hypnotic state of mind.  Myriads of tests have been done to understand and label brainwave patterns, and those moments before sleep are an identical brainwave pattern to hypnosis, called Theta waves.  Every night as you’re falling asleep, you pass through hypnosis.  And every morning when you awake from sleep,  you pass through hypnosis.  This is not some otherworldly unknown, this is our life.  Hypnosis is natural, and we do it everyday.

Here, I have a chart of brainwave patterns, and explanation.  The hypnotic state of mind is between analytical, conscious thinking (Beta) and deep unconscious sleep (Delta).  It’s a natural state in which we drift in and out of throughout each day.

Brainwaves

Those creative thoughts, keep them coming, brain. Consciously or unconsciously.  Those moments before sleep are a power state of mind, and the unconscious will take those creative ideas and fly with them and create changes in the life that are wonderful. Who cares what the conscious mind remembers?

Here’s to your positive changes, Seattle!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Dateline Seattle: Hypnosis Creates Positive Changes, Another Testimonial of Success for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Karen Downer, of the Seattle area, has been tapping into the power of her mind.  And guess what, the changes are exciting.  Wonderful, positive changes in outlook, and behaviors.  Karen notices the changes, and that’s why she’s in LOVE.  With hypnosis.

There’s an old song my Mom liked to sing:  “to know know know her is to love love love her…”  Get to know hypnosis, Seattle!  You will LOVE her.  🙂

Warmly,
Connie

Seattle Hypnosis Success Story: After 20 Years of Trying, Cal Quit Smoking with Mindworks Hypnosis!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

More evidence in support of skilled hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) as a tool for life success.  Cal Ihler, here, quit smoking.  He had been trying unsuccessfully to end smoking for 20 years, meeting only with disappointment, with “hardship and stress.”

That’s as dead as the smoking habit, after working with us.  🙂  Cal reports that his new state is joy and happiness and the satisfaction of doing what he wants to do.  Hear it in his own words!

Yay, Cal!  Two months without cigarettes, soon to be 2 years, then 20 years, then his entire life as a nonsmoker.  The smoking habit will be a dim memory, lost in the mists of antiquity.

If you’re ready to REALLY get down and dirty and say “hell no” to cigarettes, well, these tools work.  Some people quit in a single session, and the change comes like “boom!!”  Instantaneous transformation.  Walk in a smoker, walk out, a nonsmoker.  Check out the testimonials here which support that.  Some people, like Cal here, take a couple or three sessions for success as the mind processes the changes at a rate of speed that is comfortable.

Bottom line:  change happens.  Success happens.

When you’re ready to quit smoking, and to enter a state like Cal describes:  successful and joy-filled and happy, call us!  🙂

Warm Regards,
Connie

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Stop Smoking, Seattle!

Stop Smoking, Seattle!  It’s good advice.  It’s also a website:  http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com/.  I have several websites that I’ve created, and this site is about hypnosis for smoking cessation.

Here’s an advertising video for my site:

On my many websites, I like to highlight the different things hypnosis is good for.  Short answer:  pretty much EVERYTHING.  Michael likes to say:  “If the brain is involved, hypnosis helps.”  Yes.

http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com has lots of good information about studies on hypnotic success with quit smoking.  Kind of like a battle royale, and hypnosis wins!  Hypnosis is more effective than other stop smoking tools:  nicotine gum, the patch, drugs, herbal remedies, acupuncture, and so on.  I also talk about all the chemicals that are in cigarettes, and how your body has the capacity to heal itself from the effects of cigarettes and the time frames involved.  It’s interesting stuff.

And primary, of course, on my hypnosis for stop smoking website, is the PROOF.  Seattle area people I’ve helped using hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) who agreed to let me share their success stories.  Actually, there are many providers of hypnosis in Seattle, with varying skill sets.  My advice:  Go for quality!  Go for proven success.  That’s me and Michael and our passion:  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  It’s the best in Seattle hypnotherapy services.

If you yourself are interested in dumping tobacco use, or know someone who is, direct them to my website.  More people should know that skilled hypnosis is the best tool to stop smoking, and stay stopped.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking, Seattle? Hypnosis works!

Quit Smoking with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. It’s easier than you think.

I LOVE my happy clients.  Chalk up another win for my blend of hypnotherapy and NLP vs. tobacco.

Cal Ihler of Woodinville, WA. shared his success story today in an email, and I’ve gotten his permission to share it with you.  He’s a non-smoker now, and feelin’ GOOD!!

“Hi Connie, I want to share with you that I have not been smoking for over 5 weeks now! The onsite sessions coupled with your no smoking cd really has allowed me to finally take control and be proud of myself for being able to do what I have wanted to do…stop smoking!! I am so grateful for your help!  Thank You!”  –Cal Ihler, Woodinville, WA

High-Five to the unconscious mind!  Good job, Cal.  If your New Year’s Resolution is to STOP SMOKING once and forever, call me.  As Cal will tell you:  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, it works!

Warm Regards,
Connie
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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,
Connie

 

Seattle Hypnosis in the News!

Find what you’re looking for, with the best in Seattle hypnosis: Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

There’s an article in the news today about forensic hypnosis in Seattle.  In a legal proceeding, a defendant will have hypnosis to retrieve information he cannot consciously access.

Per the L.A. Times:  “SEATTLE — A military judge has ruled that defense examiners can utilize hypnosis to help Army Sgt. John Russell penetrate the haze of amnesia”…regarding alleged criminal actions.

What I see as positive about this statement is the acknowledgement of the utility and power of hypnosis for memory enhancement and information retrieval.  Yes, it is.  Hypnosis is the real deal in accessing the mind and tapping into its storehouse of information.

I’ve used hypnosis for memory retrieval in my work at Mindworks Hypnosis as well.  These were not involvements with legal issues, but rather personal desires.  Finding things.  Lost, and then found– via hypnosis.  🙂  I’ve helped people recover lost items that they put somewhere then forgot where.  Consciously, it’s lost, yet the information remains in the mind, in the unconscious.

We found it.  Variously, for clients in Seattle, I’ve used hypnosis to recover a lost photo album, lost jewelry, lost money, lost deeds and legal documents, lost savings bonds, and also a lost rebate check  (that last mentioned mind-memory work was actually for me, it was a Costco rebate check for over $300).  I had NO idea where it might be, and yet I did remember it said on the check:  will not be replaced if lost or stolen.  Michael hypnotized me, and soon thereafter, I went straight to the check and retrieved it.

I told that story here:

http://mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnotizer/2010/12/thank-you-unconscious-mind-or-the-story-of-the-lost-costco-rebaterewards-check/

Yes, Seattle, hypnosis works!  For so many things.  Information retrieval is one of them.  I’m happy to see hypnosis recognized as a valuable tool by our legal system, because, yes, it is!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Now is Better than New Years for your Healthy Resolutions!

It’s time for change!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Why wait for New Year’s to begin making your life better?  Now is good.

The idea has been presented to us:  “New Year’s Resolutions” begin on January 1st.  So, I’m going to eat that pumpkin pie right now, and start my diet later!!  Well, January 1st is an arbitrary marker–life is day to day and today is just as important and you are just as important in your life today and tomorrow and the next day as you are on January 1st.

This is a fantastic time to start that new food and fitness plan.  Right now!  Why not get past the holiday tables and feasting with a healthy mindset that leads to lean instead of December weight gain?  Wouldn’t that put you WAYYYY ahead of the curve come January 1st?

Hypnosis works for weight management.  And motivation to exercise.  And quitting smoking, and releasing stress, and the oomph to begin new projects, and so much more to improve the quality of your life in so many ways.  Discover it!  It’s your mind, harnessing your inner resources and power, to move you in any direction you want.  That’s hypnosis!  It’s super cool, and it’s for everyone.

If you’re ready to begin the journey to healthy changes, I’m ready to help.  Call me at (425) 564-8608 and we’ll get going.  Now is good!

Warm Regards,
Connie

 

Happy Hypnosis Halloween, Seattle!

Happy Halloween!!  Yay, we love this holiday.  Where imagination soars, and we get to live our fantasies.  Don’t get spooked by hypnosis.  The real treat is true and lasting positive life change.  If you’re ready for a bushell-full of that goodie, well, I know where you can get it.  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Have a safe and fun holiday!

Warm Regards,
Connie & Michael

Goodbye Depression, Unwanted Pounds & Negative Emotional Responses — With Mindworks Hypnosis

 
More Success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hello, Hypno-Friends!

Change doesn’t happen in a vacuum.  It happens in a LIFE.  And any particular aspect of life has fingers that stretch, and touch, and intertwine into all aspects of life.  In short, when one positive change happens, more positive changes happen in other areas, it just tends to roll that way!

Ask Karel Creason of Bellevue, WA.  She’s had life improvements all across the board through her Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions with me.  “Depression.”  Excess weight.  Negative emotional responses to situations.  GONE!  I got her success report today:

“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 have been able to pursue and complete a good, healthy diet program that allowed me to lose 21 pounds…Without your help, I would still not have been able to get on this particular bandwagon.  Thank you so much.

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!  Here’s another unconscious mind that deserves a series of hi-fives!!

Warm Regards,
Connie

PS:  Remember, your life can change, too, whenever you’re ready to make it happen.  Call me.  Karel’s is not an unusual result. You know on those ridiculous “take my diet pill” weight loss ads they have small print which says:  “results not typical.”  Well, with my brand of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy, results like Karel’s ARE typical.  Check out the many testimonials I’ve earned at http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net.

 

Seattle Hypnosis!

Discover your potential, with Seattle’s best Hypnosis: Mindworks!

Live… like someone left the gate open.

Enthusiasm for life, passion, joy, freedom.  Fun!

Modeling excellence, it’s so very do-able.  NLP is the tool that enables us to do what others can do.  NLP is about creating states of mind and body that serve us and advance us towards our goals.
If you’d like to learn more, Michael and I teach NLP–we are two of approximately 40 Licensed Trainers of Neuro Linguistic Programming (registered trademark) in the entirety of the United States.  If you’d like guided personal transformation, well, that’s what I use NLP for in my office one on one with clients.  And, as my clients attest, I’m damn good at it.The office number is (425) 564-8608.  🙂  How would you like to experience life?  We can do that.  Call me to learn more and/or come in for a free in person office consultation to learn more.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Fear of Driving Ended with Seattle’s Best Hypnosis: Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

She’s Joy-Riding Now. And Joy-Driving!!


http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  More evidence in support of NLP and Hypnosis success as offered up by Seattle’s Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Joy Epstein, of Sun City, AZ had a paralyzing fear of driving, with panic attacks.  That’s over.  She shares her emotion over the positive changes in her life through her work with Connie Brannan of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  She’s Joy-Riding now, and Joy-Driving.  Mindworks is the most effective results-oriented hypnotherapy in Seattle for your life success.  Call us to learn more:  (425) 564-8608.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNsF6-gfOiQ

How Do I Find a Good Seattle Hypnotherapist?

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Seattle Hypnosis – Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is the real deal.

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

“How do I find a good Seattle Hypnotherapist?” I’m a Team Member representing the professions of hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming on a popular internet forum board. I’m often asked for advice on finding and choosing a hypnotist. Someone who’s “the real deal,” and not an unskilled fly by night.

Yes, the true, skilled, passionate “this is my life” successful hypnotists are out there. This is how you find them.  Word of mouth is great, but failing that, you’re going to be looking at the internet.

Focus on the focus.  It’s all comes down to a person in my profession’s focus and primary goal. Is it about marketing ploys and making money, or is about the joy of developing a skill set and making client successes? When you look at a person’s web presence, and/or meet them face to face, you’ll be able to notice the difference. I call it puff vs. passion.

Here’s a direct quote from a hypnotist visiting my forum board who said his goal was marketing himself for “truckloads of clients”: “I WANT MONEY AND LOTS OF IT. I WILL TRADE MY WIFE FOR MONEY. I WILL BETRAY GOD FOR MONEY. I WILL SELL MY KIDS. I HATE CLIENTS AND I DON’T CARE ABOUT ANY OF THEM. I WOULD EVEN GIVE MY MOTHER A PHOBIA AND CHARGE HER A “TRUCKLOAD OF MONEY” TO GET RID OF IT. I DON’T CARE.”

This attitude disturbs me greatly. Hypnosis is a helping profession, and people with such a money grubbing focus shouldn’t be in it.  It’s not about the “dough re mi” for me. It’s about doing something worthwhile, and making a difference in people’s lives. I figure that the financial rewards are a given, if I devote myself to the pursuit of excellence and helping people achieve their goals and their potential.

This guy quoted above:  I’m sure he’s hired a good SEO (search engine optimization) person to help him get ranked high on Google–because that’s what it’s about for him.  Or he’s paying for Google ads.

Here’s a tip:  Ignore those paid ads.  In my opinion, many times those listings at the top of the google pages which are highlighted as “paid ads” tell me the person is either brand new and/or not very good.  The real deal people rise in those listings as an “organic search” because of the substance and quality and CONTENT of their website.  My listing is organic.

Here are a few more clues to find a serious professional hypnotist vs. an unskilled hypnotist.

Certifications. I know it’s difficult for the lay person to know the difference between “printed this in my basement” certificates from newly created fake “professional orgs” vs. the real trainings that a professional would have from respected sources. Here’s a clue, the number and dates of certification. A dedicated professional keeps learning, and would have a variety of trainings under their belt. Studying a website, do your research on the hypnotist’s credentials.

Check out the organizations listed. How long have they been around and continuously active? Are they national? International? How many members, tens vs. thousands?  I’m a member of the NGH (National Guild of Hypnotists). We have been around since the 1950’s–it’s the oldest and most well respected professional organization for hypnotists in the US. If they are hyping an NLP certification, find out if it’s through Dr. Richard Bandler or John Grinder or Steve Andreas. Those are the originators of NLP. Other “schools” (some legitimate, some a joke) offer far lesser versions of this power. The real deal people have paid the training bucks and spent the time honing their craft. And continue to do so.

Testimonials. How many, and in what form? Do they ring true? Do they contain details? Real clients don’t sing praises in generics, they tell stories.

Does the hypnotist share their passion and their interest in hypnosis on their website through a “blog?”  Does it seem to be a real blog or a fake blog?  Does it have any original content, or just recycled stale articles written by somebody else that may or may not be on topic but have some keywords in them for the search engines?  Do they create it  themselves, or do they just pay some outsourcer $5 for silly entries like “What is a hug?”  How frequently do they post?  A blog (like mine here) is another indicator of passion.  I LOVE hypnosis, I LOVE my blog, and I love writing and sharing my passion with you.

More things to examine to find the perfect Seattle hypnotist.  How long has a hypnotist been in business.  If you can’t find any history, that’s a red flag.

Are they registered with Washington State Dept. of Health as a professional hypnotherapist?  To do business in our state, that’s a legal requirement.

Are they an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau?  This shows a dedication and commitment and adherence to ethical business practices.  If they are with the BBB, what is their ranking?  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is an accredited business with the BBB, with an “A” ranking.

In any profession from auto mechanic to teacher to doctor to hypnotherapist, there are the “real deal” professionals and the also-rans.  “How do I find a good Seattle Hypnotherapist?”  Here’s one last tidbit to help you.  TRUST YOUR UNCONSCIOUS MIND.  I recommend meeting your prospective hypnotist face to face.  Intelligence shines.  Passion shines.  Trust your gut as to whether or not this person can help you.  If anything feels “off,” run for the door.

Hypnosis works.  Best in the hands of a skilled and passionate and professional practitioner.  They’re out there.  Me, for example.  My husband, Michael, for another.  Call us and meet us, check out our credentials, judge for yourself, and find the best hypnotherapists in the Seattle area.

Warm Regards,
Connie