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

Bellevue Hypnotherapists for your Positive Changes Hypnosis

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

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

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

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

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

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

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

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

Here are our offerings:

Seattle's best hypnotherapy and NLP training school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Bellevue Hypnotherapy in the Pacific NorthwestAll the Best,
Connie

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

Seattle's best hypnotherapy and NLP training school.

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

Bellevue Hypnotherapists for your Positive Changes Hypnosis

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

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

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

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

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

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

mindworksNLP Logo

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

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

Here are our dates:

Seattle's best hypnotherapy and NLP training school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the Best,
Connie

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

Seattle's best hypnotherapy and NLP training school.

Happy Spring! From Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Spring is time for hypnosis

Happy Spring!

It’s official!  Spring at last!  (Thank you, Mr. Groundhog for bringing us an early spring!)

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I hope your spring is off to a rousing start. This is an amazing time of year, full of fresh, healthy, new life, new energy, new vibrancy, new opportunities to bloom.

Any time of year is perfect for hypnosis, however springtime seems most apt!

It’s all about newness, and freshness.  Change is all around.  Why not jump on board the “time for change” bandwagon and create something better for yourself?

Hypnosis is to change like “miracle-grow” is to your garden.  We speed up success.

If you’d like to accelerate change, call us at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Our specialty is YOU and finding what you need within your unconscious mind to make life better in the ways you want life to be better.  And facilitating it!  Learn more anytime, Michael and I love to help.  (425) 564-8608.

All the Best,
Connie

What Can Hypnosis Help With?

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

I’ve been doing this work, hypnosis and NLP, in the Seattle area for 9 years now. And what I absolutely sense is that hypnosis is becoming more recognized as something that WORKS.  Something that helps.  More and more people are considering it as a powerful and QUICK and lasting solution to the problems of everyday living.  And so they should, because it is.  🙂

Michael and I have a saying, and you can quote us:  “If the mind is involved in the activity, then hypnosis can help.”  “If the mind is involved in the activity.”  That’s everything!  And because so many new people are becoming aware of hypnosis, I think it bears repeating: Here are just a few of the things that hypnosis can help with:

Anger Management
Accelerated Power to Heal
Better Relationships
Claustrophobia
Compulsive Thinking
Confidence Building
Confidence in Dating
Confidence Driving
Creative Problem Solving
Dealing with Stress
End Migraines
Eat Healthy
End Alcohol Abuse
End Anxiety
End Depression
End Excessive Guilt
End Negative Thinking
Enhance Sex
Enjoy Meeting New People
Fear of Dentists
Fear of Elevators
Fear of Heights
Fear of Loneliness
Fear of Open Spaces
Fear of Rejection
Fear of Snakes
Fear of Spiders
Fear of Success
Feel Good – Look Good
Find Your Passion
Gambling Addiction
Get Over What Others Think
Get Popular Social Comfort
Golf Enhancement
Goodbye Jealous Thoughts
Goodbye Tension Headaches
Healthy Eating
Healthy Hypnosis for Life Style Changes
High Blood Pressure
Hypochondria
Increase Assertiveness
Increase Your Concentration
Insecurity
Interview with Confidence
Job Loss
Learning Languages
Mental Toughness
Midlife Crisis
More Creativity
More Motivated
Motivation for Exercise
Optimism
Organization Skills
Overcome Caffeine Addiction
Overcome Fear of Failure
Overcome Social Anxiety
Pain Management
Panic Attacks
Perfect Sleeping
Perform at Your Best
Performance Nerves
Personal Growth and Development
Phobias and Fears
Positive Self Belief
Pregnancy Nausea
Public Speaking
Quit Smoking
Recover from Divorce
Relationship Insecurity
Relax Socially
Relief from Stress
Say ‘No’ with Confidence
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Self Actualization
Self Development
Self Esteem
Self Hypnosis
Sexual Performance Anxiety
Shopping Compulsion
Shortcut to Meditation
Shyness
Speak in Public with Confidence
Sports Hypnosis
Start Conversations
Stick-to-it-iveness
Stop Bedwetting
Stop Biting Your Fingernails
Stop Blushing
Stop Procrastinating
Stop Self Sabotage
Stop Writers Block
Teeth Grinding
Test Anxiety
Weight Loss Hypnosis
Workplace Motivation

If any of these positive changes are on your “to do,” list, come in to our offices and learn how we can help.  Mindworkshypnosis & NLP, that’s Seattle’s best and highest skilled hypnotherapy.

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best,
Connie

A Chance to Trance – Discover Hypnosis (Bellevue College Continuing Education)

Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

A Chance to Trance, Oct 21st at 7:00 pm

Hi, Seattle Area Hypnosis Friends!

For those of you curious about hypnosis and the power of your own mind to create success, here’s something exciting and easy to do.  Attend my one evening course on goal setting and hypnosis.

It’s October 21st, for two hours, at Bellevue College’s North Campus in Bellevue.  It’s an experiential evening.  By that I mean:  you get hypnotized.  And you get to participate in one of my “hypnotic interventions” that I use in my office work, to set a goal into your life such that your mind works overtime to make it happen.  All this fun and learning for $49.  Wow, as they say!

This offering is through the Adult Continuing Ed Department of Bellevue College, and if you’d like to attend you must sign up through them.  Here is their web link:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12634&mc=1893&pc=1817

More info:

A Chance to Trance: Discover Hypnosis for Goal Achievement  

Everyone can be hypnotized and learn to focus their own unconscious minds in powerful ways to achieve their goals.  If you’ve ever wondered what trance is like, here’s your chance to experience hypnosis first hand and be guided through an ingenious process of goal manifestation by Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Connie Brannan. Bring a pillow, if you like, and bring a goal for your life success!

I hope to see you there!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Hypnosis is Meditation on Steroids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power of Mind Workshops

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

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

 

It’s Not What You’re Capable Of, It’s What You’re Doing.

I woke up this morning with a hypnosis thought running through my mind.  I thought I’d share it!  🙂

It’s not what you’re capable of, it’s what you’re doing.

Acorn Mode

Acorn Mode

There’s a world of difference between I want or even I can vs. I am doing it.  We help you make the leap from intention to action.  That’s the power of skilled hypnosis.

Tree in Bloom.

Tree in Bloom.

You know there’s a difference between who you are right now in the expressions of your life and who you desire to be.  There’s some magic in that acorn, a tiny thing dreaming of greatness, and making it happen.  Action, activation, that’s the difference.

There’s that same magic in you.  That difference for our success is really just a quality of mind.  Change yours any time, adopt a mindset customized for your success, and do the things you want to do for your life. We’ve all only got so many ticks of the clock in this world–make your life beautiful, successful, healthy, happy, and magical, starting now.

Call us and make it happen.  Connie (425) 564-8608

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

“At Cause” Your Life to be Wonderful

Hypnosis is Empowerment

Hypnosis is Empowerment.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Happy November. Michael and I wish you and yours some fabulous holidays. 🙂

Speaking of fabulous, I’m often asked “What is hypnosis all about?” Here is another answer. It’s about moving yourself from “I can’t.” to “Yes, I can!” It’s empowerment. Here are some thoughts I’ve written up on the empowerment power of hypnosis!

There are unhappy people in the world who say: “I can’t!” and they make excuses. There are people in the world who let their lives be limited. They feel trapped or stuck. “My life sucks.”

On the flip side, there are powerful people in the world who say: “Yes, I can!” And they do. They say: “I’m going for it! I choose how I live.”

Which describes you? And, which would you rather be?

Empowerment. Hypnotherapy and particularly, NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, are about opening up the mind to new, more desired choices and new possibilities. And making them happen.

A problem is really a problem only if you believe it to be. Henry Ford, the famous automaker, had that wonderful saying: “If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right!” Hypnotherapy is all about “Yes, I can.” The belief controls the actions and outcomes. Hypnotherapy empowers useful beliefs.

In my line of work there is a terminology to describe this empowered vs. unhappy state of mind. It’s called being “at cause” vs. being “at effect.” Being “at cause” means I cause my world to be what I choose it to be. Power. Choice. Control. Being “at effect” means I am a cork bobbing on the ocean, helpless to the seas and currents. “At effect” means no control, feeling like a victim.

An aside: Now, this is funny. My speech to text program heard “at effect” as “a defect.” “Being a defect means you are a cork…” And people actually do get this idea. They think of themselves as having a defect, something defective about them, their mind, their personally. I say no way! What we do and how we live, it’s all a choice. And what’s nice about choice is that we can always choose something new at any time.

It is my belief and also the premise of the work I do that people are infinitely resourceful. They do have choices. What I do is open up more choices for them. It’s so easy to do this. Fear is a choice. Calm is a different choice. Overeating is a choice. Healthy eating is a different choice. Smoking is a choice. Not smoking is a different choice. “At effect” people have no idea of their own ability to choose, they live their life in that victim mentality feeling trapped. It doesn’t have to be that way. While other therapies which activate conscious resourcing offer a very limited utility for change, hypnosis kicks “at effect” out the door.

Here’s an example from my work. I had a client who is a musician. She had a fear and anxiety around solo performances. She had been to other therapists for months who made her examine in infinite detail her life history, her relationship with her parents and the deep, deep, deep, psychological reasons for the existence of her problem. Guess what? That didn’t fix it. She came to me and one session of NLP/hypnotherapy later she is performing without anxiety. It’s a new choice that her mind has chosen. I want calm and confident! Okay let’s do that! (That’s where hypnosis and NLP come in, they can do that!) This change in a person’s thinking, that’s being “at cause.”

If only the world knew how easy it is to be powerful.

I believe everyone is capable of choice. Everyone is capable of making their life better. Everyone is capable of getting the life they want. These tools I use are so fast and fascinating. and they result in a life being “at cause”. That means we make choices that bring us happiness, joy, health, and success of all varieties.

Another benefit of all this, the bridge burns after you cross it. When you become a person “at cause,” the excuses for things not being the way you want them to be dry up. You’re not making excuses anymore, you’re taking action. And creating change and success. Once we see ourselves as powerful and in control of our choices and outcomes, there’s no going back. And that’s wonderful. With the right tools, flipping that switch, power ON, in the mind can happen faster than you think.

Warm Regards,
Connie

You can find out more info. of the successes to be had with these mind technologies of hypnotherapy and NLP, here:

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

NLP for Personal Change & Success 1Day Workshop

Your Trainers
Connie and Michael Brannan

Hello, hypnotic interested parties!

Who wants more personal satisfaction in life?  More confidence?  More influence?  More joy?  Who wants to control their habits?  NLP is a super-streamlined avenue to personal change.  It’s been called “hypnosis on steroids.”  Who wants in on our 1-day workshop this Saturday? For an investment of only $97, it may just change your life.

1 Day Seminar NLP for Personal Change & Success – Registration Closed.  Future dates to be announced.

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

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

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

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

Our price for this seminar is $97 to enjoy the FULL day’s experience.  Ample free parking available.   We’ll be providing coffee, decaf, tea, and pastries in the training room.  There’s a restaurant on site as well as numerous other choices nearby for lunch.

Space is limited, so sign up now to guarantee yours!
Location: Bellevue, Washington 98004

Call me, Connie, at (425) 564-8608 for any info or questions or sign up now.  Or, if you’re ready to rock and roll, here’s the “buy now” button.  Sometimes you’ve just got to take action in your life and GO FOR IT.  🙂  Sorry, registration is now closed for this event.  There’s still time to get in our our 2/11/12 event:  NLP for Sales & Business Success!  More here:  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

Warm Regards,
Connie

Hello, Success and Achievement!

I worked with the gentleman below for anxious feelings which were inhibiting his success and helped him reconnect to his own positive energy.  It was always there, in abundance.

“Hello Connie,  I just wanted to let you know, so far everything is going great! I’m very happy I had the opportunity to meet someone like yourself in my life. You’ve helped me so much…you have a tremendous amount of positive energy and that’s what I’m naturally all about! : )  Thanks again!   Best regards,  Wasiem Hamadeh, Renton, WA”

Yay, Wasiem!  You go, boy!  🙂

For the record, I’m not medical.  I never “treat” anxiety or any medical conditions.  I simply help people feel better, choose different behaviors, and life improves and goals are met.

Doctors subscribe to the one-size-fits-all methodology of change.  Categorization.  Labeling. And then medicine’s idea of the grand fix–here, take this drug.  Or these drugs.  You have “depression.”  Here’s a drug for that.  You have “anxiety.”  Here’s a drug for that.  You have “insomnia.”  Here’s a drug for that.  Problem is, that often doesn’t work in creating solutions and a better life.  Client-centered NLP and hypnosis does work.

Everyone is different, and what they need is different.  I figure out how (not why) my specific client is choosing (yes, it’s a choice) to feel anxious, or sad, or stuck, or what
have you.  All these “medical conditions” which really devolve down into feelings and behaviors flowing from having those feelings can be easily changed with NLP and hypnotherapy.  We choose a better feeling or blend of feelings instead.  Take two of these (better feelings, how about happy and joy-filled) and and you won’t need to call me or anyone else in the morning.

Warm Regards,
Connie

The Monthly Trance – Archives

Hi, Guys!

I’m working on updating some areas of my website.  One of the improvements, I’m adding up to date links to the various hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming articles I’ve written in the past several years.  These are articles I’ve shared with my free e-newsletter subscribers, and now to all of you.  Yay!!  🙂  I think there’s some GOOD STUFF in there, tips and techniques and ideas for you to use right now, this moment, to improve your quality of life. 

The Monthly Trance

Consider it a cornucopia of hypnotic plenty.  Enjoy!

Warm Regards,
Connie

If you’d like to get info, tips, insider secrets & misc. cool and amusing stuff about hypnosis and NLP, sign up!  It’s FREE!

 

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November Freebie: Here’s an NLP Technique for Procrastination-Busting. Play with it!

Hi, Hypnosis and NLP-interested People!

Happy Autumn!  I love this time of year.  Crispy!  Fresh.  A time for changes.  Here’s a really easy, fun, fast, and amazingly powerful technique to create change–as it’s used here, a tool to combat procrastination.

Books and mountains of words of advice have been written about procrastination, that inertia that says: “Do it later.” We all know that feeling. It’s something we want to do–sort of, but are just NOT doing. Something stops us. And that something is unknown, unseen, but we feel it. Looking at that sink of dirty dishes, I know the feeling.

I get a lot of clients who express that feeling as well. They want to exercise. They just don’t. They want to start a business. They just don’t. They want to create something, write something, learn something, organize something, clean something, DO something. They just don’t. Excuses miraculously appear that “justify” delay, with an inner thought: “I’ll do it later, I’ll do it tomorrow.”   Tomorrow, the same “put it off” feeling is in place, and more excuses appear.  Is this a familiar pattern to any of you?

Any activity can elicit procrastination feelings. Some people’s joy and positive desire and “I can’t wait, I can’t wait!” is another person’s “I don’t want to. Maybe tomorrow.” Manana!

What if it were easy to change this? What if it were easy to attach a feeling of motivation, passion, joy or even just “routine” to what we want to do? It is. I like the idea of shift to routine. If something is routine, we just do it. Because we do. No thought required. No struggle.

Here’s a simple yet powerful Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™ technique to do just that. It’s officially called a “visual sub-modality shift.” Michael calls it “Magic in action.” I call it “fun!” I’m going to walk you through a process to turn an activity that you’re procrastinating on into a routine activity you do easily.

What is routine to you? We’re all different. An example from my life is “brushing my teeth.” I do that every day. No ifs, ands, or buts. No struggle. No inner discussion. I just do it. It’s not a hardship. It’s routine. It might be something different for you. You get up and get dressed every day. Routine. Michael drinks coffee every day. Routine.  You check your email. You bathe. You comb your hair.

Pick an example in your life of a routine activity. Once you’ve settled on that, create an image in your mind that represents that activity. When you create a picture in your mind, the feeling attached (this is something I just do automatically) comes with it. Ok, got it? Good.

Now, what is an activity you’d like to become more routine? The thing you may be procrastinating on, perhaps like exercise. Make a picture in your mind that represents that. Just let it pop in. Got the second picture?  Good.

Now, I’ll walk you through the process.

First, study the picture of your routine activity. Notice all the photo-shop type qualities of the picture. Is it in color or black and white? Is it three-dimensional or flat like a photograph? Is there movement in the picture or is it still? How many images? Is it landscape mode, portrait mode, panoramic? How big is the picture. Is it life size? Poster size? Index card size? How far away from your mind’s eye is the picture?

We actually carry our inner pictures floating around us in space. Some are right in front of our face, some are at arm’s length, some are across the room, some are to the right of us, the left, above, below, behind, etc. Find the picture in space. Notice the clarity, focus, contrast, brightness, the saturation of color if there is color. Notice all those photo-shop type qualities.

Step two. Take the second picture, the procrastination one, and MATCH every quality to be the same as the qualities of the routine picture. We’re not talking content of the pictures here, we’re talking those qualities I’ve just mentioned. Brightness, location, size, clarity, color/no color, etc. Make your procrastination activity picture match in every way the routine picture.

Now, count to five.  Or, look out the window for a moment. Distract yourself. Think about something else. Just for a moment.

Now, think about the activity you had been procrastinating on…how do you feel about it now? Think about doing it right now or at your next reasonable available time. How do you feel? Are you making inner excuses not to do it or are you feeling more inclined to just do it?

If the change in feeling is pleasing to you, then, snap your fingers and tell yourself to keep the activity picture just like that–with the new qualities.

NLP is the real deal for life change.

NLP is the real deal for life change.

How we feel determines how we think, and what we do. This shift in feeling and thinking right now is going to lead to a shift in behaviors, what we actually DO in “the real world.” Prove it to yourself. Play with this and write to me with your success!

Enjoy your new-found power to get things done!

To learn more about NLP, and the magic of instant changes, visit our website: http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.

Warm Regards,
Connie

11/9/11: A Chance to Trance for Goal Manifestation

Here’s an entertaining and experiential event for those who want to achieve something. That means you. That means all of us. Who doesn’t have goals? I don’t know any human tumbleweeds, people I meet want things and to accomplish things and achieve things. Here is a something SO COOL that works. Remember that old commercial, try it, you’ll like it. Try hypnosis. You’ll LOVE it.

A few seats are still available for this one evening event at Bellevue College North! I offered this class last August, and it was wonderful. Absolutely worth repeating from my vantage point, and worth experiencing from yours!! It happens next month, November 9th. That’s a Wednesday. I hope to see you there!

You never stop learning! Not ever. That’s one of my core beliefs, and as such it leads to the possibility of creating continuously a life more in alignment with pleasure, joy, success, power, and so on. Learning gives you the ability to rudder your own ship. Learning is power. Learning is magic. Learning keeps your mind sharp and young.

Who wants an easy and FUN one-evening learning experience, which just happens to be amazingly useful as well? (And inexpensive.) I’m offering something new at Bellevue College, as part of the Personal Development Continuing Education program. Info:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12634&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc=

A Chance to Trance: Discover Hypnosis for Goal Achievement

Everyone can be hypnotized and learn to focus their own unconscious minds in powerful ways to achieve their goals. If you’ve ever wondered what trance is like, here’s your chance to experience it. A Chance to Trance. Experience hypnosis first hand and be guided through an ingenious process of goal manifestation by Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP, Connie Brannan. Bring a pillow, if you like, and bring a goal for your life success!

A Chance to Trance: Discover Hypnosis for Goal Achievement
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM North Campus Sessions: 1 W Address: 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007
11/9/2011 Fee: $39.00

If you’re in the Seattle area, you’re close enough to get in on this! It’s not just information, it’s DOING. I guide the whole group into a wonderful trance and lead them through a change process of goal setting and manifestation. It’s cool. It’s ingenious. It’s something I’ve created that I use one-on-one with my clients for their life goals, and it’s POWERFUL. It works!

And, notice the amazingly low, low cost of just $39 for the evening’s trance experience. Bellevue College set that price, not me. I think what I’m offering is beyond price. Judge for yourself. Join me. The sign up link (you must sign up through Bellevue College) is here:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=12634&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc=

Come one and come all (class size limit 20) for this unique experience. It just may change your life.

Warm Regards,
Connie Brannan, CHt.

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

It’s Time for Change!

Hi, Guys!

I found this pic today, and it’s so perfect. As a metaphor, and an idea. Yes, it’s now. And it’s now again. Wait. Wait for it…tick, tick, tick, tick…now it’s now again. Grab ahold of NOW. It’s time for change.

Smokey Robinson is one of my favorite singers and songwriters. He wrote a song I really like called “More Love.” (Good title, good idea.) Some of the lyric goes: “Let it be soon. Don’t hesitate. Make it now. Don’t wait. Open your heart and let my love come in, I want the moment to start when I can fill your heart with more love, and more joy than age or time could ever destroy….” Smokey knows what’s important.

This could be a hypnosis song. Let the joy come in is right. Joy attached to positive and long-lasting change. Hypnosis opens a life to joy and a myriad of other good feelings. Good stuff. Do it now.

Wishing you a joy-filled now.
Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie & Michael

Connie & Michael

Mindworks Hypnosis for Weight Loss Success – the Evidence Mounts!!

Positive Changes with Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP.

You go, Girl!!

Hi, Hypno-Friends.  Take a look at Nicole and her transformation in process.  Isn’t she beautiful??  And read what she has to say about her experience with Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP to help her attain her goals.  In short, hypnosis works! 

Caveat, when shopping for your life change, you need to find a skilled hypnotist, one who has some creativity and inspiration, as well as creative “power tools”  like Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  Hypnosis is not only a science, it is an art.  My mother was an artist.  And so am I.  🙂   Judge some of my work for yourself. 

Here’s what Nicole says about her tranformation:

I’ve worked with Connie on a couple different occasions, and she has changed my life completely.  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 love hypnosis…I feel a foot taller.  I feel thinner.  I feel lighter.  I feel like a superstar!…Go see Connie!  She’s magical!

If you would like to begin some similar life changes for yourself, that beginning is as near as your telephone.  Call me.  Connie (425) 564-8608.  Also, more information on my weight loss services is available here:

http://www.loseweightseattle.com

Warm Regards, Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt. Master Hypnotist

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP

 

The Color of Happy

The color of your life should be happy.

The color of your life should be happy.

Hi, there!

My mom liked yellow.  Bright sunshine-y yellow.  She used it in her artist’s pallette, she decorated her home with it.  Our kitchen growing up–bright yellow.  Yellow curtains, yellow walls, yellow touches.  Warm.  Welcoming.  Love.  I like yellow, too.  🙂  She also liked rose color, and had in reality a pair of “rose colored glasses.”

When you think of happy, what color is it?  I like red.  Bright, vibrant, jewel tone red.  That’s excited and happy.

One of the things you learn in NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is that you can create more of what you want in your life and less of what you don’t want in your life by simply adjusting the representations of the world in your own mind.  Sounds easy.  (It is.)  Sounds simplistic.  (It is.)  But, guess what…it’s amazingly powerful and it works to make permanent and positive shifts in your life.  One of those possible adjustments in submodalities (as they’re called) of your internal representations is color.

When you identify a color that when you consider it, makes you feel happy, take that color and use it.  Use it like a wash of watercolor paint and splash it, overlay it on your internal visual of any situation that needs more happy in it.  If you have an internal picture which feels negative when you think of it, and the visual is dark, gloomy, full of rain clouds, pour in the sunshine.  If yellow is your happy color, fill the picture with a golden glow.  Imagine the light shifting in that image.  The quality of the light shifting.  The color shifting.  Your feelings shift as well.

Here’s another experiment!  🙂  If a problem is bright and vivid, take the color out of it.  Nullify it.  Take a tension headache.  Imagine a color for it.  Change the color.  Lessen its intensity.  Drain the color out of it.  Make it turn into opaque, crystalline, clear, fading, fading the color.  The discomfort fades, too.   Now, of course, I have to lay out a disclaimer.  I’m not medical and headaches may indicate a medical issue which may require medical treatment–see your doctor for headaches, especially if it’s unexplained, recurring or sustained.   But for a run of the mine head discomfort (I get that with caffeine withdrawal), play with the color experiment.

NLP is really amazing, and my clients are often amazed as well.  Their conscious minds are trying like mad to understand how it is that they feel so dramatically different (and better) so suddenly.  Improving confidence, reducing fear, reducing stress, removing cravings for nicotine and sugar and so on.  “How can it be so easy?”  It just is.  NLP has been called “hypnosis on steroids.”  Yes, it is.

If you want a taste of that, and help to add some new color to your life, call me.  It’s not just a new color, it’s new sound, feeling, taste, smell, and pictures.  It’s a new creation–called your life how you want it.  Better than Burger King’s “have it your way.”  You can, you know, have it your way.  Your life, that is.

Warm Regards,
Connie

PS:  That beautiful watercolor artwork there was painted by my mother, artist Francine Porad.  🙂

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can sign up online here: http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.  For more details, call Connie at (425) 564-8608 or email connie@seattlenlptraining.com. Space is limited, so sign up now to guarantee yours!

Website: http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
Location: Bellevue, WA

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

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

Warm Regards,
Connie

What You Didn’t Know About Stage Hypnosis

Michael Brannan, Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm)

Michael Brannan, Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm)

by Guest Blogger, C. Michael Brannan, Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™.

Stage hypnosis shows have always been an important way to introduce hypnosis to the general public. Many hypnotherapists, if not most, received their first introduction to hypnosis through a stage hypnosis show. Connie herself was first introduced to hypnosis through a stage hypnosis show.

Connie’s initial reaction, like that of many, was “this can’t be real,” and “they’re all plants.”  That reaction is common because most of us are truly unaware of the power and role our unconscious minds play in each and every thing we do. In some cases, stage hypnotism evokes fear!

What’s really going on in a stage hypnosis show? How does what we see in a show relate to hypnotherapy? How does it relate to what we experience in ordinary life? Most people, including most hypnotherapists, haven’t realized yet that every phenomena experienced in hypnosis is experienced by everyone in their ordinary “waking” state!

I went to a hypnosis show yesterday presented as part of World Hypnotism Day (an event sponsored by the National Guild of Hypnotists, Washington State chapter). The response of most of the audience who were not hypnotherapists was one of fascination and interest. And the hypnotic phenomena are truly that.

The hypnotist performed a lot of skits, all displaying the power of the unconscious mind to control our bodies, to enter imaginative realms of fantasy and to access our minds in ways we perhaps didn’t know we could. Stage hypnosis shows are a powerful presentation of the power of the unconscious mind!

In one skit, the hypnotist created amnesia for the number 7, and had the participant then count the number of his fingers. The participant counted..1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11….have you always had 11 fingers? No, I only have 10 fingers. Anmesia can often be important. What if each time you wanted a cigarette, you simply forgot that you wanted one and continued with whatever you were doing? What if you simply forgot to eat all those unhealthy things that are keeping on those unwanted pounds?

And this experience is something we have in our ordinary life. You know that “tip of the tongue” phenomena? We know something, we know it perfectly, but just can’t get access to it at the moment. Students who study for tests and then “forget” what they learn during the test is common. They haven’t “forgotten” at all; they are just too nervous, anxious or something else to get access to the information. It’s easy to deal with: just give yourself a suggestion to remember, relax, and let your unconscious mind do its work.

xrayglassessmallThe unconscious mind is extraordinarily powerful. It can give or withhold conscious access to information at a mere suggestion. Suggest the number 7 is gone, and, boom, it’s gone. Suggest it’s back, and, boom, it’s back.

The flip side is that the unconscious mind can give access to much more information as well. Suggest to yourself that you will remember more, remember more clearly and you will.  In trance, people can recall vivid details and details thought long forgotten. With hypnosis, you can create states where that vivid recollection comes more quickly and more easily than you ever thought possible. And that can carry into your everyday life, allowing you to learn more, learn faster and remember what you’ve learned here. 

When we say to ourselves things like “I can’t learn,” “I can’t remember” we are sabotaging ourselves. We are giving ourselves a suggestion, we are telling our unconscious minds to fail at learning, and to “forget.” And those suggestions can be just as effective as the hypnostist’s suggestion to “forget” the number 7. The unconscious is a humble servant–it will do what it is asked to do, so ask it to do things you want it to do.

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Hi, guys!  Connie here.  Learn more about this fun side of hypnosis here:  http://www.onstagehypnosis.com.

As always, we’d love it if you’d sign up for our FREE e-newsletter, “The Monthly Trance.”  Form below!  It comes out (approximately) monthly, and lets you know what’s going on, hypnotically speaking.  For instance, yesterday was our free World Hypnotism Day Event in Bellevue.  The Seattle Times NW weekender publication declared it a “best bet” for the weekend, and yes, it was.  Thank you to all who came out and participated.  We’re so glad you’re getting to know hypnosis.

Warm Regards, Connie

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“Get to Know Hypnosis,” More about World Hypnotism Day events this Jan 22nd.

Hi, guys!

As this event nears, the details are becoming more clear.  And I want to share them with YOU!  Because the more you know about hypnosis the more you can begin to realize your own power to have the life you want.  And that’s terrific!!

Here’s the venue.  Bellevue Coast Hotel.  It’s right off of NE 8th Street in Bellevue and the 405 freeway.  EASY to find.  Free parking.  It’s on Saturday, Jan 22.  It’s pretty much an “all-day” event, with a free continental breakfast beginning at 9:30 am and lots of free talks to attend in 3 different rooms (and paid talks if you want to learn more and I mean REALLY learn) and culminating in a free comedy hypnosis show.  Come on down.  See the show or BE the show.  We’re having a professional stage hypnotist from the Portland area come and entertain.  Her name is Debby Taylor, and she’s good!

There will be several free talks, and not just talks.  EXPERIENCES.  A chance to trance.  Get hypnotized by professionals.  For free.  Begin to stimulate your unconscious mind in that way, that leads to positive changes.  In my talk, it’s about healthy suggestions for weight loss.  Hypnotist Cheryl Chamberlain’s free talk will focus on smoking cessation.  Hypnotist Keith Livingston will offer a free self hypnosis training experience.  Michael, my husband, and the President of the organization hosting this event, the NGHWA (National Guild of Hypnotists, Washington State Chapter), will present some cool things you can learn and do right now “The Magic of Instant Change.”  His talk is NLP focused, and NLP is a highly specialized VERY cool high tech hypnosis.  Michael is also presenting a trance experience.  And there are more speakers!  All the info is here:  http://www.nghwa.org/World-Hypnotism-Day-2011.html.

AND…if you register early (you can also just show up without registering) you get something else.  A free DVD to the first 50 registrants.  It’s jam-packed full of information about hypnosis, written information, audio information, and video.  The DVD includes amazing movie clips of Michael demonstrating hypnotic phenomenon.  He got a girl to “forget” the number 3 and how to count, and also to forget her own NAME!!!!   (Of course, he also returned those memories to her.)  This is real.  The power of the mind is amazing.  Just watch!

I do hope you’ll come and “Get to Know Hypnosis.”  Hypnosis is worth knowing.

Warmest  Regards,
Connie

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