40 Year Smoking Habit Gone After Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Here's the direct scoop from a former smoker.

Here’s the direct scoop from a former smoker.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Another happy camper!  Jennifer, of the Greater Seattle area, came in for hypnosis to quit smoking.  After 40 years, it was time.  And I’m so glad she did.  Here’s her success report after working with me.  In this brief video, she’s direct, emphatic, and is telling it like it is!

I’m so happy for this lovely lady who gets to enjoy a better state of health from now on.

I think one of the things that scares smokers is the idea that they’ll miss the habit.  That something will be nagging at them, and cravings, feeling unsatisfied and stressed, and such.  No way.  That’s not how we do it.  We take care of all that, as part of our Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions.  So you feel whole, and complete, WITHOUT CIGARETTES.  That’s skillful hypnosis done right.

Jennifer is serious about her health and her life.  I’m happy with her success.  And I appreciate that she was willing to share her experience working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Yay, Jennifer!  Way to go!

Who’s next?

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

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,

Power Unleashed. Another 5-Star Review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP on Google.

Stop smoking now.

Hypnosis & NLP to quit smoking.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends.

Hypnosis works!  It really does.  I’ve been working repeatedly at explaining this power we have to control our life and outcomes, and I love it when other voices join in to corroborate.

I received another 5-star review of my hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) services on my Google business listing.  This gentleman was a smoker for the bulk of his life, 50+ years as he described it, and he’s now a nonsmoker.  I say:  better late than never!

He found his power through our work:

“After trying every other known method to quit smoking, went to Connie six weeks ago and have been smoke free since. Highly recommend her.  I came out of her office a non-smoker.  I tried all the conventional methods to quit and nothing worked.  After 50 years of smoking, it’s almost unbelievable that I do not have any desire for a cigarette and know that I will never smoke again.  Thank you Connie, you’re a life saver.”  Robert B., Camano Island, WA

A life was saved, yes!  And he did it.  I show the way, and help facilitate change with my tools, and the person him or herself holds the power to make it happen.  We unleash YOUR power.  Collaboration.  That’s NLP.

Yay for Robert and a greater enjoyment of life and improved health for the rest of his life.

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

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,


Another Quit Smoking Success Story – Testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

No smoking

Skilled NLP & Hypnosis Works to Kick the Butt out of Your Smoking Habit.

Hi, Hypnosis & NLP Readers!

Another happy hypnotherapy stop smoking story.  I love to find these success gems in my email box.  It makes my day.  This Seattle area gentleman had a smoking habit that lasted over FIFTY YEARS!    Wow. Happily, it’s over now.

Yay!  Here’s what Robert B. of Camano Island has to say about our work.

“Hi Connie, Thank you so much for helping me with my 50+ year smoking habit. I have not had a cigarette in almost 6 weeks. Not only do I not have any desire to smoke, I know that I will never again allow cigarettes to control my life.

I tried to quit before. I know now that I was not ready to quit. I started smoking again and figured I was doomed to a life of smoke. When I came to see you just before Christmas of 2015, I was ready. And, as I mentioned, have not had a cigarette in 6 weeks. I can’t thank you enough.” Robert B. Camano Island, WA.

It just goes to show, when you’re ready for change, it happens.  And it’s easy.

When you’re ready, let’s get started!  I can help you quit smoking.  And so many more behavioral changes.  What is a longer life and a better quality of life worth to you?

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

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Licensed Trainer of NLP®

Creative Mind Hypnosis to Stop Smoking, Seattle!

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!  I love this cover art from my newest “explaining hypnotherapy in a minute or less” video, which I share below:

It’s a beautiful illustration of the human mind.  Everybody talks about “right brain” vs. “left brain.” Well, it’s all one mind and it works together wonderfully well blending the analytic with the creative.  All of it is important, and it’s all useful to us in order to live a balanced, successful life.


My passion lives in the colorful side.  My work is art, and yes, I’m an artist.  My palette is imagination, and emotion and sound and color, and vivid mind images created by words. I grew up in the Seattle area and my dad was an engineer at Boeing, and a brilliant man, very analytical. My mom was a professional artist and poet, and lived passion and creativity.  I feel like I’ve inherited a mind that is the best of both of them.  Yay, me!  🙂  It helps me in my work to help you!

Here is a brief, new video I created today explaining how hypnosis relaxes the thinking mind and stimulates the creative mind–in this instance, for smoking cessation.  The same processes can be used to achieve anything!  Because you have more power than you think, especially when you don’t think.  As our genius buddy, Albert Einstein, liked to say:  “You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.”

Your mind on hypnosis:  CREATIVE!

The absolute premise of this work is: “Yes, you can!” I help you access the creative problem-solving aspects of your brain to do it.  We can get started any time, for quitting smoking or any other desired life changes.  My office is in Bellevue, WA, and I service all of the Greater Seattle Metropolitan area.

Here’s to the amazing power of your mind!

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,

PS:  For more of our “what is hypnosis” videos, check out our Youtube channel, and our playlist entitled:  “Learn about hypnosis and NLP – Seattle area hypnotherapists.”

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:

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,

Licensed Trainer of NLP®
Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Creative Hypnosis for Quitting Smoking!

Quit Smoking Seattle HypnosisHi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s a story to share with you, all about the hypnotic power of a half-eaten rotten banana.

I was working with a Seattle man the other day on quitting smoking. One of the elements of this work is our search for a useful feeling called “hell, no!” This gentleman, his “Hell, no!” was the thought of eating a rotten banana–he declared it the worst disgust feeling he could conjure. Coincidence, and propinquity! I had a half eaten well-past-its-prime squishy black banana in my trash can at the office at that very moment. I fished it out and we gave him several good whiffs, while I used my hypnotic tool kit to set that disgust equal to smoking. He’s done with cigarettes. Cravings are dead.

Long live the rotten banana!  And long live the happy and healthy nonsmoker.

At the same time, and on the flip side of the coin, we also customized some powerful, good Designer Feelings™ in place of smoking, and attached those to undo the habit.  Wonderful feelings that encourage healthy:  calm, contentment, in control, and so on.  Just as what generates disgust is unique person to person, so, too are the good feelings which can kick smoking desire to the curb.  We explore and generate both in our Greater Seattle hypnotherapy center.

There’s a science and methodology to Neuro Linguistic hypnotherapy blended with fun and creativity, and, guess what?  It works!  For quitting smoking, as well as a variety of other positive changes.  Are you ready to quit smoking?  Let’s do it!  Call me and let’s get started.

All the Best,


Quit Smoking Success! Two Years and Counting and Still a Non-Smoker: Client Video Testimonial

Laurie Adams of SeaTac, WA.  A real client, a real success story.

Laurie Adams of SeaTac, WA. A real client, a real success story.

This is the story of Laurie Adams.  40 years a smoker. A consistent smoker.  Now, that’s a “habit.” Fortunately, hypnosis is stronger and more powerful than any habit.

Two years ago, in April of 2012, Laurie came into my office at the prompting and personal recommendation of her physician.  She wanted to quit smoking.  She did just that.  It took all of two Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions.  Two sessions!  To break a 40-year habit!

That’s power.  That’s success.  What’s even more “proof of the pudding,” it’s been two years now, and Laurie is STILL a non-smoker.  Going strong, and healthy.

If you think you’re beyond help, think again.  Think of something you haven’t tried.  Yet. That’s skilled hypnotherapy.  The power of the mind is greater than you think, and when these tools and techniques are artfully applied, well, magic happens.  I know it to be true.  And so does Laurie.

Here’s her video testimonial:

Good job, Laurie!  Here’s to the next 20 years and beyond, also as a non-smoker.

Warm Regards,


Is it Time to Quit Smoking, Seattle? Hypnosis Works!

Happy Lungs of a Nonsmoker

Quit Smoking Hypnosis - Your lungs will thank you!

I helped a nice young man to quit smoking yesterday.  He’d been at it for 15 years, since the ripe old age of 13 when he picked up his first cigarette.  After our 2-hour session, he said cigarettes were “nothing” to him.  He couldn’t dredge up any interest or desire to smoke, whatsoever.  None.

Yes, it can be that easy.  When you’re ready to quit, focusing your mind with hypnosis and skilled Neuro Linguistic Programming helps make it happen.

Michael and I are always taking a variety of trainings to keep our skills sharp and our creativity flowing.  Right now, we’re taking an improvisational acting course.  One of the games we learned there is called “narrative collage.”  We see a story from a variety of different vantage points, including ones you don’t normally think about.  I’ve created this 3-perspective story here about smoking cessation.  From the viewpoint of an ashtray, your lungs, and your wallet.  Enjoy their story:

We do offer a free in office personal consultation if you’d like to hear more about what we do and how we can help. Call us at (425) 564-8608 and we’ll be happy to set that meeting up for you.

You CAN be smokefree. Quicker and easier than you imagine.

Warm Regards,

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,

John CRUSHED the Tobacco Habit – with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Stop Smoking with Seattle's Best Hypnotherapists - Mindworks Hypnosis.
John M. of Seattle crushed the smoking habit!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Another story.  John came into my office the other day.  He was READY to quit smoking.  I mean, really ready.  He wanted to.  For some reason, he just couldn’t.  Until he could.  Hypnosis is a tool to sharpen focus, motivation, and bring resourcefulness.  TO ANYTHING!  It brought John the resourcefulness to quit smoking.

We had a Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy session.  It went fantastically well.  Now:  John is done with cigarettes.  He was so sure, he pulled out his last pack of cigarettes and gave them to me.  (I stick them in my desk and use them for testing purposes.)  Then he said:  “Wait.  No.  I want to CRUSH them.  I want to take the pack in my hand and I want to crush it.”  I gave them back, and he did.  Squeeze/crush that pack into oblivion.  Then he tossed it into the trash can.  We both photographed the event!  🙂

Fini!  He’s done with smoking and cigarettes.  Isn’t that like a breath of fresh air?  I like John and I’m so happy for him.  Here’s to his continuing power.  He didn’t even know that he had this massive resourcefulness inside himself to quit smoking instantly, I wonder what other wonderful things he can accomplish in his life?  That he hasn’t discovered?  Yet.

Hypnosis has gotten such a bum rap in the world, via ridiculous movies and “Hollyweird” presenting it so wrongly.  I’m glad that’s changing.  One life success at a time.  Yay, John!

Warm Regards,

Kick the Smoking Habit! With Mindworks Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation!


A friend of mine created this video for me.  I love it!  He’s punching and kicking the heck out of that bag.  If there’s something, some old habit you’d like to kick out of your life (SMOKING, for example), well, it’s easier than that and only takes one muscle.  Your brain muscle.  If you only knew how strong that is.

Hypnosis works for smoking cessation.  I know it does.  I have a drawer full of cigarettes from clients who quit smoking.  I use them for testing purposes.  When you’re done with a session or sessions with Seattle’s best hypnosis (us), I offer you cigarettes.  And guess, what?  You don’t want them.

Warm Regards,


Smoking Recovery Fee


Quit Smoking with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’m going to share a story.  🙂  Well, the snow was coming down here in the Seattle area (I know you know!–the media was calling it “snowmageddon”) and Michael and I had committed to conduct a hypnosis training.  We don’t like to cancel and/or disappoint—so we decided to stay in a hotel overnight close to the training location to be SURE we could make it.  We did make it.

That actually was a lot of fun spending the night there!  Nice hotel.  It has a no-smoking policy.  (Neither Michael or I smoke, so that was no hardship for us.)  However, I read something on the check-in materials that I found surprising.  This hotel is SO serious about its nonsmoking status, that if you smoke in one of their rooms (even one cigarette), they will charge you a “$250 room recovery fee.”

Wow!  It costs the hotel guest $250 so that the hotel can sanitize the room after smoking occurred in there–to remove the smell from draperies, furniture, rugs, I imagine.  Talk about the cost of smoking!

Now I have to ask myself:  wouldn’t a person who smokes rather pay to sanitize his life and body rather than someone else’s hotel room?  Wouldn’t that money be a better investment toward healthy?  A life recovery fee, rather than a room recovery fee?  Seems so to me.  And I know how you can do it!

Hypnosis works for smoking cessation.  In fact, this weekend, at World Hypnotism Day here in Bellevue, I’m presenting a free public talk on just that.  Click on my events button on the top of this page to find all the details.

A “room recovery fee.”   Make it a life recovery instead.  Smoking isn’t cool any more.  It’s not socially acceptable.  If you’re interested in stopping, I can help.  Check out my website:  http://www.stopsmokingseattle.com.

Personally, I’m glad the snow is gone.  🙂

Warm Regards,

Testimonial of Success – Kim J. Seattle Non-Smoker 1/30/11

Hi, Guys!  The weight of evidence mounts.  Hypnosis works!!  Kim quit smoking in one Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy session!  Five weeks later, here’s what she says about the experience:

“Over the 20 + years of being a smoker, I have made several attempts and used a variety of methods to try and quit…. all unsustainable.  I was always thinking about smoking or not smoking which made the battle to quit miserable and in the end I’d go back and have ‘just one more’.

I was desperate for a solution to quit permanently as I was sick and tired of being a ‘prisoner’ to the habit.  I had heard that hypnosis had helped many people so I started to research my options in the area when I found Connie Brannan.  Connie is not only a hypnotherapist she is also certified in neuro-linguistic programming (N.L.P. – she is far better at explaining what this is).

 She is very professional and very good at what she does.  Connie is a warm, positive, and uplifting person.  She is also a success story of hypnosis herself.  Her office environment was also very comfortable and I felt very relaxed and trusted her immediately to ‘talk to my sub-conscious’.

I walked out of that office with absolutely zero desire to smoke.  I got in my car, which has always been my private smoking chamber, and drove myself home wondering when the urge would hit me.  It didn’t.  In fact after one session, it hasn’t.  Unbelievably, I have no desire to smoke at all and in addition, my association with being a smoker has changed.  It doesn’t even feel like I was ever a smoker.

I have so much energy!  It has been 5 weeks since that session and not a single cigarette or more importantly a desire for a cigarette.  I am amazed!! I wish I would have found Connie a long time ago!

If you are a smoker and have battled with trying to quit, see Connie.  She is awesome and has changed my life!  It was instant, it was painless, and it was successful!!”

Sincerely, Kim J., the Seattle non-smoker 1/30/11.