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

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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,


Hypnosis Quit Smoking Success

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s another happy client success testimonial for the work I do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP– D. Butrick of Seattle, WA quit smoking with hypnosis.  30 years of smoking, that’s a habit. And yet the power of the mind is stronger, to break non-useful habits–when the right tools are skillfully applied to make it happen.  That’s Neuro-Linguistic Programming & hypnotherapy.

Yay, to success! That’s what it’s all about. My clients success is my success, and success is when they achieve their goals. Like D. Butrick of Seattle, WA.  Quitting smoking is a worthy goal. I’m happy to help!

All the Best,

Goodbye, Cigarettes. We’re Not Friends Anymore.

Stop Smoking with Seattle's Best Hypnotherapists - Mindworks Hypnosis.

Seattle client crushed the smoking habit!

Another happy, successful client joins the ranks of “nonsmoker.” He smoked for 40 years, and quit in one Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy™ session with me.

He sent a follow up report, which he is allowing me to share:

“Hi Connie, Hey, first of all, let me say Thank You! Haven’t had a cigarette since our session on 8/26 at 12:30pm PDT. So, that’s a record for me. What’s it been now… 6 weeks! After ~40 years of smoking, that’s the longest abstinence to date. So far so good. Thanks again.” – Wishes-to-Remain-Anonymous, Seattle, WA.

Get happy and successful with NLP and hypnosis!Yay!  More success.  The world needs to know that skilled hypnosis kicks smoking’s butt.  If you’ve tried other things, and those “didn’t work,” try something new.  Something that does work.  NLP is “hypnosis on steroids.”  Skilled NLP is “magic” according to a recent client of mine.  It might seem like magic, but really it’s just the power of understanding how the mind works and how to make rapid changes as useful and as desired.  When you think differently, you do differently.  Change really IS that easy.

Quitting smoking is just the tip of the iceberg of possibility with hypnosis.  Michael and I have a saying at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP:  “If it involves the mind, hypnosis helps improve performance.”  From weight management to sports performance, to removing fears and phobias, to physical changes such as accelerated healing, to ending “addictions” of all varieties, hypnosis is the real deal.  Find a practitioner of these arts who is the real deal as well.

All the Best,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™
Design Human Engineer™
Persuasion Engineer™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
(425) 564-8608

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,

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Stop Smoking, Seattle!

Stop Smoking, Seattle!  It’s good advice.  It’s also a website:  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. 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,

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,


Two More Successful Nonsmokers with Mindworks Hypnosis

Spring a time for fresh and healthy.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Happy Spring!  It’s here.  Time for fresh, healthy new life.  On the trees, in the gardens, and in us.  It’s time.

I got a short and sweet testimonial yesterday from two clients I helped with smoking cessation:  “Proud to say B. and I are still non-smokers!!! Next month makes 8 months.  Feels great!”  – D. A., Roslyn, WA

This is a terrific time of year.  I was born in Seattle and of course I love it.  The fresh green everywhere, the blues (sky and water) and the bright blossoms.  Everything is so FRESH and healthy-feeling right now.  Add yourself to the list anytime you want.

Warm Regards,

Congrats to our New Year’s Resolution Giveaway Winner

Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLP
Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLP

Congratulations to Jack H. of Renton.  He has been selected as winner in our New Year’s Resolution Giveaway.  His prize:  he selected 3 of Mindworks Hypnosis’ Sensory Enhanced Hypnosis audio CDs.  Keep your eyes here and on our main webpage  for more info. about future winning opportunities for our “Monthly Trance” subscribers.

Yay, Jack!  Here’s to a New Year and a New You.

For others who may be interested in our “hypnosis in a box” CDs to pump up your New Year’s resolutions success, info is here:

Warm Regards,

Another Nonsmoker is Created.

Hello, Hypno-Friends.

I love to hear good news!  (Who doesn’t?)  More good news in my email in box.  Another happy, successful client.  Yay!  I’m sharing the success of Dawn Abourezk, of Seattle, WA.

Dawn says:

Hello there Connie. This Thursday will mark 6 weeks of NO SMOKING!! Yahoo!! The journey so far has been interesting for me…I have had a few dreams where I did light up and was very dissappointed at myself.  Nice to wake up and realize “I’m good.” 🙂

Good job, Dawn!  Dear readers of “The Hypnotizer,” how would you like your smoking habit to be a bad dream from which you get to wake up?  That’s right.  It’s do-able.  With skilled hypnosis and NLP.  Find out more about my smoking cessation services here:

Thanks for sharing, Dawn. Here’s to your continued freedom from cigarettes and a better and longer life!

Warm Regards,

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The Fat Jowls of the Tobacco Executives Quiver in Dismay– They’ve Lost Another One.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’d like to share another client success story with you.  N.B., of Bellevue, Washington is FREE from cigarettes.  Free from cravings.  Free from the disgusting, pocket-draining, health-hurting habit.  FREE!  And she’s delighted with that change, which she never dreamed possible.  Of course it is.  Was.  And always will be.  When there’s skilled hypnosis and NLP afoot to help.  Here’s what she says:

“I am so proud that I have not smoked all this time.  It’s amazing!  I can’t believe that I have done it!  I used to believe that I could not live without cigarettes.  Now I know I will never be a smoker again!  I’m so happy I met you, Connie.”

Yay, N.B.  On to a healthier, happier life!

Warm Regards,
Connie Brannan

Mindworks Hypnosis – AKA Wild Owl Central

Owl out my window.

Owl out my window.

Hi, Guys!

I have something very magical to share.  The wild owls came back, this time 3 of them.  Came back to the same tree a few feet outside my office window, where they enjoyed a picnic of raw rodents.  They are absolutely beautiful creatures.  The owls, not the rodents!  🙂  I took some pictures, and even a video, and I’m happy to share them.  Lunch time!

I have my own theories as to why, out of the hundreds upon hundreds of trees in the area where I have my office, the owls chose the tree and branch by my window.  I think it’s got something to do with “energy.”  As part of my Ericksonian hypnosis work, I tell stories and metaphors.  That very tree is the object of one of my metaphors.  For healthy, and thriving life, and positive energy.

I lavish positive energy on that tree every day, and I believe it “stuck.”  The tree is magificent, and if you remember, I told the story here on my blog (with photographic evidence) of how it bloomed before any other tree in the area.  Mere coincidence?

That tree is special.  The owl knows that.  Feels that.

I love my owls.

The Twins

The Twins

Here are some pics.  They are lovely, mysterious, and beautiful.  I was holding a seminar in my office space this past weekend, and the owls came to visit, and participated.  During a hypnotic interlude, one owl did a dance for us.  I attempted to capture it on video, but the dance was done.  Owls have their own agenda!  Owl Nondance!

Warm Regards,

I Want the World to Know

Connie's New Ad for "Body & More"

Connie's New Ad for "Body & More"

Hi, Hypno-Friends,

I’ve got lots of decor in my office.  One of my favorite pieces is a wood block word:  “BELIEVE” silhouetted against the window.  Next to it is an accordian sign which reads: “You can change the world.”  I do believe!  Yes, one mind at a time.

One of my goals as a professional hypnotist is to battle the myths and misconceptions which abound out in the world about hypnosis.  That’s what “World Hypnotism Day” was all about.  Sharing the truth about hypnosis.  Every person I hypnotize gets a much clearer picture of what hypnosis is, what it does, how it works, how it feels, what’s it useful for.  And so on.

Because I believe so passionately in hypnosis as a force for good in the world–I want to share that message.  What a bum rap hypnosis gets from Hollyweird.  How underutilized and under-appreciated this magic is.  It’s the magic of your mind to create positive change.  And it’s MASSIVE magic.  It’s you.

One of the ways I get the word out about hypnosis is through advertising.  Here’s my latest ad which will appear next week in the Bellevue Reporter.  I think it’s GOOD!  I worked with the “creative staff” at the Bellevue Reporter to put this together.  I don’t look like the devil with horns or three eyes or bizarre or woo woo, do I?

I grew up around here (Seattle), born here.  And I’m actually quite pleased with the acceptance of hypnosis in this community.  There are many, many thriving hypnotists and hypnotherapists around about.  And that’s good.  However, I have friends around the country and world who also do this work, and it’s not the same acceptance everywhere.  Yay, Seattle!

To keep that good vibe around hypnosis flowing, I’m shouting about it from the rooftops.  The Bellevue Reporter’s Feb 18th publication “Body & More” is my next rooftop.  I also shout from Bellevue College, my own seminars, my groups, on the internet, to my friends, my family.  I want everyone to know.  Hypnosis works!  Soooo fantastically amazingly well.  For so much.  Check out my ad next week, and other suppliers of tools for healthier, happier lives.

Warm Regards,

connie Purple Hoodie

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.

Free World Hypnotism Day Events – January 22nd @ the Coast Hotel in Bellevue


Learn more about hypnosis!

Hi, Guys! I’m a member of the NGHWA, that’s the National Guild of Hypnotists, Washington State Chapter.  We’re the local chapter of the NGH, a national professional organization of hypnotists and hypno-therapists.  It’s the oldest and most prestigious hypnosis organization in the United States. We are dedicated to furthering the understanding and acceptance of hypnotism as a healing tool.  I’m all for that!!

The NGH has created a worldwide event, called World Hypnotism Day, which happens in January.  My chapter is a part of that, and I’m a part of it as well.  I’ll be giving two, possibly three talks at our local “doings.”  🙂  One is absolutely FREE to all, and it’s on the topic of HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS.  (You know I know whereof I speak on this topic, I’m living that success!)  I’m also giving a paid talk/training to area professional hypnotists as part of this event–to enhance their skill sets in this same area, helping people to let go of weight with hypnosis.  There are several speakers, and several talks and experiential workshops.  Who wants to come down, learn more, and get hypnotized?  There’s also a complimentary continental breakfast for attendees, prizes, and a free comedy hypnosis show.

Learn more about our group’s event and register for it here:

I do hope you’ll join us.  It will be masses of fun for those interested in learning more about hypnosis, experiencing some hypnosis, and hobnobbing with hypnotists.  It’s Saturday, January 22nd.  10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Stay for one talk, two, more, or stay the whole day.  Your choice!  We’d love to have you attend!

Warm Regards,