Goodbye to Interview Jitters — Resilient with Hypnosis

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Personal change & success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Have you ever been nervous? Sometimes it makes good sense and is appropriate, in that it keeps you safe!  Keeps you from walking alone in dark alley ways, driving fast on icy roads, or petting the hungry bear coming up to your campsite.

Sometimes fear is useful. Sometimes not!  Most times, not!

Most times, fear and nervous and anxious are a lug wrench messing with life success. Inappropriate, and not useful.  Katherine H. of Seattle, WA was experiencing anxiety and dread.  We prepped her for job interviewing.  Dread won’t land a job, in particular!  An interview is a time to shine and be confident and communicate effectively.  After Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy, she did just that.

Here’s her report:

“Hi Connie, I’m doing quite well.  I’m feeling like my old self again, which is terrific! I interviewed for a job today in Bellevue! What I have noticed is that I don’t have those dread feelings anymore…Today as I was waiting for the interview, my brain said happy! It felt soothing. 🙂 It’s really nice not to be bothered with the roller coaster ride and I find that I am more resilient overall.” — Katherine H., Seattle, WA.

Terrific, is right!

How long did it take to achieve this turnaround, this transformation?  From fear and dread to happy, soothing resiliency?  Quicker than you think.  A few hours, a few sessions.  Not years of laborious therapies that like to talk about problems.  We don’t analyze problems, we do the work to END the problems.  If other therapies had the tools to do so, they would.  They don’t.  Here’s what works:  pure NLP done right combined with creative (not canned or generic) hypnosis.  I love what I do, because it is creative.

Some Seattle area hypnotists will read a generic script at you in a 45 minute hypnosis session, and call it good to go.  In my book, not good enough.  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers something very, very different.  A creative flow of words, ideas and communications designed for your mind and life, that lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.  Interactive! Fun!  Fascinating!  And it works.  NLP is a “high tech” hypnosis, and very few are skilled in it, which is unfortunate.  Done right, it’s amazing.

The proof is in the pudding.  We’ve updated the website today, http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net with more client success testimonials, in addition to Katherine’s. We’ve shared over 250 client reports and comments of their successful life changes at this point.  If you’ve got a few hours to spare, they’re great reading and thoroughly inspirational!

You didn’t know change was so easy, did you?  Find out for yourself, any time!  Call me at 425-564-8608 for a free consultation and learn more about what I do and how I can help.

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm), Seattle's best hypnotherapistAll the Best,
Connie

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

 

 

A Chance to Trance – Tonight May 3rd

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for your Positive Changes

Who wants to experience this wonderful thing called Hypnosis? This calm, clear, centered place where power is harnessed and problems dissolve.  This focused, meditative state of mind.  I do!  I do!

Tonight I’m teaching at Bellevue College Continuing Education.  A Chance to Trance.  As of this writing, there are only 4 seats left.  7 pm to 9 pm.  What would it be like to realize that you could begin to change your life in a mere 2 hours?  How cool would it be to see yourself in that seat, relaxed and happy?  Is it calling to you?

Here’s the link to sign up through Bellevue College:  http://www.campusce.net/bc/course/course.aspx?C=12634&pc=2142&mc&sc

More about me, of course, is here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

I’ve transformed by own life via hypnosis and I help and teach others to do it as well.  Sharing what I love.

Join me tonight!

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLPAll the Best, Connie

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

Office Photos – Through the Prismatic Eye

Hypnosis trance chair Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

The Trance Chair

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The difference between a hobby-ist hypnotist and professional is many fold.  One difference is the commitment to offering a safe, private environment to do the work.  A private office.  Not a “shared by-the-hour, I’m-not-good-enough-to-afford-my-own-space, fly-by-night” office, a real office.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has a charming office, filled with light and warmth and and color and beautiful pieces of artwork.

When I was first starting out in this work 10 years ago, one hypnotist advised me to have a sterile white room with no distractions as my hypnotism space.  Another said:  No, find a space that makes YOU feel good.  Comfortable, happy.  I chose the latter.  My space brings me joy every time I enter it.  And from a platform of joy, I know I do my best work.

Another hypnotist said to me: don’t spend money on nice furniture, buy something cheap and then throw a blanket over it.  I rejected that idea instantly.  No, I bought lovely quality things that offer a professional appearance as well as comfort–especially what I call “the trance chair, ” a leather recliner that I love, and my clients love.

I’m happy to share some colorful photos of my office, taken today.  These are not ordinary photos, these have been “enhanced” with a prismatic eye.

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View out the window. LOVE.

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The Altar to Happy.

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Dream. Imagine. Relax.

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Hypnosis Books. Never stop learning.

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Dedicated to Excellence Wall

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Connie, ready to rock and roll and help you make success.

My space is even prettier in person. It’s smack dab in the heart of the Bellefield Office Park, a greenbelt area of canals, bridges, walking paths, and buildings tucked into the trees.  They call it a “woodsy walkup.”  Very.

I’m proud of my office.  I’d be happy to share the magic generated in this space anytime.

All the Best,
Connie

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

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A bright, open space for hypnosis.

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Come on in!

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A private waiting room.

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

Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

A Chance to Trance, May 18 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 May 18th, 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!

Connie Brannan, CHt and Licensed Trainer of NLP

Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLP

Warm Regards,
Connie

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

Learn Self Hypnosis with Connie — A Live Event!

Best Seattle area hypnosis & NLP

Access your creative mind!

Hi, Seattle area Hypnosis Friends!

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” –Maimonides

When someone comes into my office, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, I guide them into change.  I also like to teach them self-hypnosis.  It’s their power to make a better life on an ongoing basis.

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&mc=1893&pc=1817

Here’s a special event to learn self hypnosis inexpensively in a group setting. It’s a two evening event through Bellevue College Continuing Education. Dec 2 & 9. $89  The name of the course is “Building Confidence & Self Esteem Through Self Hypnosis.”  Yes, self hypnosis is great for that, AND so much more.  You can sign up through Bellevue College at the link above, and begin a world of positive changes.

All the Best,
Connie

More Info:  🙂  Experience hypnosis and learn to do-it-yourself. Connie guides you, teaches you, and helps you install an instant trigger for trance, and learn the power of words and positive intention.   More about Connie:  www.mindworkshypnosis.net and www.seattlenlptraining.com.

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

Stressed? Anxious? What if emotions could turn on a dime?

Seattle hypnotherapy clinic Mindworks Hypnosis

Change your thinking, change your mood.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

With hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, we can program in new responses in any given situation.   The boss is yelling, traffic is congested, your significant other is in a bad mood, the restaurant is out of just the thing you wanted. They call it “situational stress.”  What if, after hypnotherapy…that same situation became situational calm, or situaltional happy, or situational “I can handle it!”  We can do that!

I think this video is cute.  And it demonstrates an important fact.  We can change our emotions on a dime.  FAST!

Cute baby!  She’s crying, looking like a full-blown tantrum is going to ensue.  Then, suddenly, she hears her happy music.  And the dancing begins!  Instant change.  For those of you who think “change is slow and difficult,” watch her face.  We’re talking instant change!

With NLP, and Neuro Linguistic hypnosis therapy, we give  you control, to turn a negative emotion and response into a positive one.  When you choose to do it.  We can also program your mind and life for those responses to become automated in a particular context.  This little girl has been programmed in a natural manner, in a great way.  Music = dancing and happy.  It doesn’t matter what was going on before.

We can take control of these automatic responses.  Goodbye, fear, anxiety, phobic responses, distraction, procrastination, and so on.

Find out more anytime in an in person explanatory meeting.  Call us for a free consultation. No charge, no obligation.  Just an opportunity to learn more, and hear what a professional change worker says about your mind and your untapped abilities to feel more resourceful now.

All the Best,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Relaxing Hypnosis – It’s Like a Spa for Your Mind

Hello, to my Hypnosis Blog readers!  In Seattle and beyond.  🙂  Here is another in my new video series designed to give a flavor of the utility and joy of hypnosis. This one features the idea (and it’s been WELL documented) of that inner peaceful calm that lives in hypnosis.  It’s like a meditative state, one that is easy to enter and maintain.

While the unconscious mind is busily working on wonderful life changes, the experience of hypnosis itself is one of deep physical relaxation, clear-thinking, almost bliss.  Several of my clients come out of trance and say:  “I’ve never been that relaxed in my life.”  One lady said it was like going to the spa, feeling so refreshed and rejuvenated.  Yes, it is.  A spa for the mind.

Are you ready for a vacation from your life’s problems?  How about a permanent vacation from them?  Come experience hypnosis.  It’s not what you think it is.  It’s infinitely better. And it’s cheaper than a trip to Maui, let me tell you!  🙂

Warm Regards,
Connie

http://www.seattlehypnosisforstress.com

 

A Chance To Trance – At Bellevue College July 23rd

Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

A Chance to Trance, July 23rd 7:00 pm

Hi, Guys!

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 July 23rd 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 $39.  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&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc=

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

Happy Fourth of July – from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP!

Michael is performing for your pleasure above.  Happy Fourth of July!!  Let FREEDOM ring.  Freedom from bad habits, unwanted feelings, and nonuseful beliefs.  🙂  Declare your independence from tobacco, excess weight, stress, and fear.  We can do that!  🙂

Warm Regards,
Connie & Michael

3/14/12 & 5/9/12 : Two Chances to Trance for Goal Manifestation

Hypnosis is fun, Seattle! Hypnosis for goal manifestation!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’ve offered this before, but more of a good thing is not enough.  I’m presenting two separate one-evening events at Bellevue College for those who’d like to make something happen in their lives.  A goal happen, in particular.  We can do that!  🙂

These are entertaining and experiential events 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.

Seats are still available for these one evening events at Bellevue College North! I offered this class before, and it was wonderful. Absolutely worth repeating from my vantage point, and worth experiencing from yours!!  It happens next month, March 14th. 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
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

Empowerment – That’s Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy

A week or two ago I blogged about “Find Your Power” — a directive from my favorite teacher for me.  Here’s a video spot relaying that same message for my clients and future clients.  You have what you need to create positive changes, and it’s in you right now.  Absolutely, YES!  That resource, that power may be buried.  We can unearth it–bring it to the light of day.  We grab it.  We use it.  That’s what hypnosis does!  🙂

I have a favorite expression:  he’s worth his weight in rubies.  Finding your power, well, it’s worth more than that!

Wishing you joy and success and empowerment,
Connie

Teaching Tonight – Self Hypnosis @ Bellevue College

Learn Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

Learn Self Hypnosis at Bellevue College

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc

Room for one more, honey!  (Line from a Twilight Zone episode I particularly enjoy!)  🙂

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’m teaching another course at Bellevue College.  This one is  “Building Confidence and Self Esteem Through Self Hypnosis.”  It’s 2 nights, tonight (Feb 15) and also Feb 22.  Six hours total.  In those magical 6 hours, I’ll be presenting an experiential hypnotic extravaganza of learning.

I hypnotize the group en masse, and set a trigger for the students to return to “instant trance” anytime they like.  With this tool, we can focus our own minds on positive changes–and the unconscious mind is the part of your brain that makes things happen.  It’s the seat of our emotions and behaviors.

In the class, we practice hypnosis.  We learn the truth about hypnosis.  We learn how to craft what’s known as a “well-formed goal.”  (You have to know what you want in order to get it!)

It’s fun.  It’s hypnotic.  It’s inexpensive.  This class through Bellevue College is only $89.  What a deal!  If you want in, there’s still room as of this writing:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11562&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc

Hypnosis.  It’s everywhere you want to be.  Including Bellevue College tonight.  Join me if you can, you must sign up through BC.  I know you’ll be glad you did!

Warm Regards,
Connie

World Hypnotism Day 1/28 – Thank You to Attendees!

Hi, Guys!

Michael and I attended the festivities today in Bellevue around our state’s National Guild of Hypnotists’ chapter’s World Hypnotism Day events.  Michael and I were financial sponsors of the event as well as participants.  Michael gave free public talks on getting over PTSD, and another on the Magic of Instant Change, and a class for professional hypnotists on hypnotic “inductions.”  (Bringing someone into hypnosis.)  He also manned a Q&A panel to answer questions re:  hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

I gave a free talk on Smoking Cessation, as well as a paid course for professionals on how to bring a resource state into a problem state and dissolve the problem state — Advanced techniques of NLP Anchoring.

It was a long day, but FUN!  Thank you to all who attended, and we hope you learned more about the power of your own minds.

World Hypnotism Day is an event to promote the understanding of hypnosis as a healing art–I think that we met that challenge today.  🙂  For more local events, keep your eyes on my “events page” at the top of this blog.  Hypnosis is something to be celebrated all year long, not just one day.

Warm Regards,
Connie

She Ended Her Depression & Got Off Meds – With Mindworks Hypnosis

Hello, Hypnosis Enthusiasts!

I love to hear back from my clients with news of their current state of mind/body after our work.  Here’s the latest, from T.V. of Redmond, Washington, who had been suffering depression:

“I’m happy.  More energy.  It’s wonderful!  I’m finished with depression.  I wake up every morning, I’m happy to wake up, it’s easy to wake up, and I feel full of energy!”

She informed me that she is no longer taking medication for depression, as she had been doing prior to our work.  She is being more physically active, working out, doing sports, and has decided on a new career path for herself as well–thoughts of which had been debilitating to her in the past.

Our work changed how she feels, how she experiences life.  Now, life is good.  When you change how you feel, you change how you think, you change what behaviors you engage in in the world, and you make better decisions for your health and success.  Way to go, T!

For the record, I’m not medical and when a client has medically diagnosed issues I get a doctor’s referral–T.V. was working with her MD who ended her drugs.  They are no longer necessary.  I don’t “treat depression,” but how amazing (or not) that life changes and depression vanishes so fast and effectively with Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy.

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. 

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Consider it a cornucopia of hypnotic plenty.  Enjoy!

Warm Regards,
Connie

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Banish Holiday Stress – A Special Hypnotic Event Saturday, Dec 10th, 2011

De-stress with Connie & Michael

De-stress with Connie & Michael

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

The holidays are upon us! Are you beginning to feel stressed? Tense? Overwhelmed? Holidays are often ridiculously hectic, stress-filled times, with numerous family demands added to the “normal” tide of work and life demands. Are you ready to deal with extended family gatherings (and family personalities), planning, parties, gift shopping, travel, inclement weather, and more, stressing you out on top of all the busy craziness of life in general this time of year?!

Relax! Reeeeelaaaxx! Here’s the best holiday gift you could ever give or receive. It’s hypnosis! A chance to trance! A stress-busting event. You’ll experience hypnotic techniques to banish holiday stress. Experience a few hours of deep hypnotic relaxation on Saturday, December 10th with Master Hypnotists C. Michael Brannan and Connie Brannan.
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.com

Michael will trance you into a deep state of hypnotic relaxation and teach your unconscious mind automated processes that will make you feel better and less stressed this holiday season. He’ll teach you conscious stress buster techniques to use and feel better anytime anywhere in the days and weeks to come. POWERFUL stuff. Change your life, one relaxed, calm breath at a time. Ahhhhhhh!

In our 3 hour seminar, Michael will guide you into hypnosis (where stress does not exist) and craft and weave happy and calming anti-stress suggestions into the deepest recesses of your mind. Your mind will lap it up like a kid with an ice cream cone. He’ll teach you “The Circle of Relaxation” technique to take home as well. Also, once you’ve experienced trance, you’ll want more.

We’re happy to oblige! Connie is offering a FREE BONUS Hypnosis Session at the end of the seminar, on healthy eating during the holidays. (Connie knows all about healthy eating, she’s lost 80+ pounds with hypnosis.)

Join us for this exciting event and have yourself a merry little stress-free holiday with hypnosis! Space is limited, so sign up now. Feel free to tell your friends or family. De-Stress together!

Here are the details:

WHAT: BANISH HOLIDAY STRESS: A SPECIAL HYPNOTIC EVENT presented by Mindworks Hypnosis

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2011. 10:00 am to 1:00 PM, followed by an additional FREE 45 minute BONUS SESSION.

WHERE: The Bellefield Office Park, Bellevue, WA.

WHO: Master Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists & Licensed Trainers of NLP ™ C. Michael Brannan and Connie Brannan, of Mindworks Hypnosis and Mindworks NLP. More about their magic and expertise: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.com and http://www.seattlenlptraining.com. Michael is President of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Washington State Chapter.

HOW MUCH: Three hours plus the bonus session for a ridiculously low price of $69. Snap it up!! For your convenience, we accept paypal.

BONUS #2:  But wait, there’s more. (No, it’s not ginsu knives. It’s better than that.) If you enroll by Thanksgiving, November 24th, you’ll receive at no charge Connie’s sensory enhanced hypnosis CD entitled: The Stress Management Program. It’s a guided mini hypnosis session in a box. For later enrollees, it will be available for purchase at the seminar for $20. Regular price is $37. Receive this $37 value now as our gift to ensure you some happy de-stressed holidays.

Banish Holiday Stress Event

Space is limited, so sign up early.  Hope to see you there!

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
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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

“Elation!”

Hi, Hypnosis Friends & Enthusiasts & Interested Parties!

I began my latest go-round of the self hypnosis course at Bellevue College last night.  GOOD turnout!  There were a few people who had experienced hypnosis before and a majority who had not.

It’s fun.  It’s my pleasure to introduce people to what I love.  What I appreciate.  What I know to be massive power for positive changes:  Hypnosis.

I brought the group into a nice trance and set an “anchor” for rehypnosis–that they control.  In their own time and their own space and for their own well-formed goals.  I asked the group what their first experience of hypnosis was like.

There was a young girl in my class.  Her answer:  “Elation!”  Yes, that’s precisely what hypnosis feels like.  Another girl said it feels similar to the state she goes into while praying, it feels like “prayer.”  Yes, that’s what hypnosis feels like.   One girl said her body felt “heavy.”  Yes, that’s what hypnosis feels like.  A man (who seemed disappointed–who doesn’t YET understand the power of the state) said it simply feels like “Relaxing.”  Yes, that’s what hypnosis feels like.  My personal sense of hypnosis is a heightened focus accompanied with a profound sense of control and well-being.  That’s what hypnosis feels like.

It’s a very individual experience.  Bottom line:  it feels GOOD!  But more than that, it does good.  For your life.  This isn’t zen, like meditation, where attaining the state is the goal.  No.  It’s USING the state to stimulate your mind to create change that’s desired and useful.  That’s hypnotherapy.  And that’s self hypnosis as well.

The class is going well.  There’s a second evening of fun and adventure and experience and learning ahead for this group.  Makes me happy!  🙂

Warm Regards,
Connie
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

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Aloha!

Hypnosis is as relaxing as Hawaii!

Hypnosis is as relaxing as Hawaii!

Aloha to my hypno-friends!  Michael and I took a rare vacation last week to somewhere I had never been:  Honululu, Hawaii.  Magical.  Lush.  Hypnotic.  Beautiful.  Water, water everywhere!

So relaxing!  Sitting on the beach, feeling the warmth, hearing the waves, just relaxing.  And, also in our case, sitting in a hot tub overlooking the ocean, bubbling away all cares and worries.  Deep relaxation.

You know what’s cool about a vacation?  You are accumulating experiences, wonderful states of mind and body that might be outside your repertoire of day to day hectic life.  And you know what else is cool?  You have continuing access to those experiences any time you want them.  And when you access them (that process has a fancy name:  it’s called memory), you get to live them all over again in your neurology, feel them all over again, in your body.  Relaxed lives in my memory of the hot tub afternoon in Waikiki.  Our minds and bodies are connected, really one cybernetic system.  You think about it, and you feel it.  Automatically.  Naturally.

That is the truth, and it’s also useful.  Because, with NLP and hypnosis, when you have a feeling you enjoy, you can capture it.  Bottle it, as it were.  And uncork that bottle at will, when it’s useful to have that feeling again.

This is called “anchoring,” and it’s the bread and butter of NLP, and hypnosis.  Finding useful states and bringing them into new situations where they help.  Where they change things.  Bringing calm into fear.  Goodbye fear.  Bringing energy into fatigue.  Goodbye fatigue.  Bringing creativity into stuck.  Goodbye stuck.  Bringing motivation into “I’ll do it later.”  Goodbye procrastination.  Bringing happy into depressed.  Goodbye depressed.  Sounds good, does it not?  And it’s SO EASY.  When the therapist has the artistry and skills to do the work well.  I do.

NLP is the real deal for life change.

NLP is the real deal for life change.

If you’re in a funk or stuck or sad or lazy or unmotivated — if you enjoy those states–revel in them!!  If you don’t enjoy those states, change them.  Skilled NLP makes it happen faster than anything else on this planet.  Find out.   Call me.  (425) 564-8608.  I’m Connie and I’m a Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™ and that’s something very special.  There are only 38 Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in the entirety of the United States of America, and I’m one and my husband, Michael, is one.  Licensed through the co-originator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler.  I’ll change your state for you.   You want a taste of vacation level relaxed?  It’s in you, and we can access and also attach it to that stressful situation.  Goodbye stress.

If you love your stress, enjoy!  If you don’t, take a vacation from it.  Some people take permanent vacations.  It’s called retirement.  If you want to retire your stress and fear, and etc., let’s do it!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP

Another Chance to Trance – Who Wants Power?

Bellevue College Continuing Education

Bellevue College Continuing Education

Hi, Guys!

I’m offering my fun and fast and fabulous course in self hypnosis training at Bellevue College again next month. Seats are still available.

Sign Up Here!

Have you wondered about hypnosis? Wanted to know what it really is? Wanted to know how it feels to experience it firsthand? C’mon and sign up for this course. It’s hands on. Minds on. Life on.

You get to connect with the most powerful part of your own mind–your intuition, your creativity, your problem-solving POWER. Your unconscious. Who wants power? I do! I do!

The course is geared toward weight loss hypnosis, but the tool is useful for so much more than that. What you learn here is applicable for creating a myriad of positive changes, quitting smoking, sleeping better, improved memory, stress release, and so much more.

Here are comments I’ve received from students who fill out Bellevue College’s formal evaluation form at class end as to what they found most valuable:

–LOTS OF HANDS ON/GOOD ABOUT ANSWERING QUESTIONS.
–PRACTICAL EXERCISES
–THE IDEA OF CHANGING
–PRACTICAL PART – DOING HYPNOSIS
–I BELIEVE IT WILL WORK
–GETTING ACCURATE INFORMATION
–ALL OF IT
–LEARNING HOW TO RELAX
–THE ACTUAL PROCESS OF LEARNING HYPNOSIS
–THE ABILITY TO USE SELF HYPNOSIS IN THE FUTURE TO HELP SHAPE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
–CAN BE USED AT HOME – LIFE LONG SKILLS
–HELPING ME TO BETTER MYSELF
–THE CONTENT OF THE COURSE AND THE EXERCISES

That’s right!  Lots of cool stuff to be learned.  And it’s USEFUL stuff.  It feels good, and it does good for your life.

You can sign up here, through Bellevue College’s website and their link to continuing adult education.

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11559&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc=

Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

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Stage Hypnosis – That’s Entertainment!

How many of you have ever seen a stage hypnosis show?  Did you wonder (as I did my first time experiencing hypnosis, which happened to be while watching a hypnosis show at the Puyallup Fair):  “What IS this???”  It’s called “stage hypnosis.”  It’s a show, or demonstration, for entertainment purposes, of the power of the human mind.  It’s fun.  Laughs.  Humor.  Amusement.  Amazement.  Did you ask yourself (as I did):  “Is it REAL??”

Yes!  It’s real!  These participants in the hypnosis are actually experiencing new realities.   For example, these new realities may involve differences in sensation.  As a hypnotic subject in a stage show, you may feel hot while imagining a warm beach, even though the room may be perfectly comfortable temperature.  You may experience differences in reality, like speaking a foreign language you have never learned.  Even Martian!  Differences in other sense experiences of the world, an onion may taste like an apple.  Differences in your identity.  You may begin singing and dancing believing yourself to be Elvis Presley.  What IS this?  It’s a freedom of expression and inner creativity.  In some cases, simply a license to act goofy.  How is the hypnotist MAKING the people do that?  They’re not.  The participants want to–they are volunteers!  It’s NOT mind control.

What does this have to do with hypnotherapy—the application of hypnosis to achieve positive changes in behavior and feeling and thinking?  It’s the same power of the mind.  The same power of the mind to create new realities.  Only, the changes are desired and useful, not silly, and good hypnotherapists make them stick.  Hypnosis.  It’s a GOOD thing!

Michael and I were in Las Vegas this past weekend, and we went to a stage hypnosis show.  And we enjoyed it!  The ones in Vegas tend to be adult humor, the ones you might see at the fair are family-oriented humor.  We love stage hypnosis.  In fact, we’ve both been trained professionally in stage hypnosis, as well as our other trainings.  In fact, we’ve both performed stage hypnosis–birthday parties and the like.  An understanding of the mind is useful, and all new information gathered is useful.  Learning stage hypnosis has made me a better hypnotist, adding to my skill set.

Some people think stage hypnosis is “bad” or less valuable.  Nope!!  Not at all.  It’s for a different purpose.  Laughter.  And it meets that well.  That’s entertainment!

Hypnotherapy is for life change.  Your positive changes in behaviors, thoughts, feelings to improve your quality and experience of your time on planet earth.  Stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy:  same animal, different saddle.

If you’d like to learn more about hypnosis, please check out my videos on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MindworksHypnosisSea#p/a/u/0/NNiXe2Y2STs 

and on my primary website:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net.

If you like you can also sign up for my FREE monthly e-newsletter which gives the insider scoop on hypnosis and NLP (another animal which is even stronger)–the sign up link is below!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie Brannan for Seattle's BEST hypnotherapy & NLP.

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8/3: A Chance to Trance – Discover Hypnosis for Goal Manifestation (Bellevue College North Campus)

Hello Hypnosis Enthusiasts & Interested Parties!

A few seats are still available for this!  I posted about this a few weeks ago, but you know, it’s worth repeating!!  It happens tomorrow evening.   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.  Warm Regards, Connie

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
Item: R8970 Connie Brannan
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM North Campus Room: V1104
Sessions: 1 W Address: 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007
8/3/2011 – 8/3/2011 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
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A Chance to Trance – My New Offering at Bellevue College

Hi, Hypnosis Enthusiasts & Interested Parties!

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

Item: R8970 Connie Brannan
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM North Campus   Room: V1104
Sessions: 1 W Address: 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007
8/3/2011 – 8/3/2011 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

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

The Magic of Positive Energy

Fresh, healthy, new life!

Fresh, healthy, new life!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I invite you to check out this tree!  I took this photo today, it’s of the tree right outside my office window.  I look at it every day and I admire it’s lush, fresh, new and unfurling green leaves.  New life!  Spring time to get blooming!  It’s beautiful.

These trees outside my window are my visual aides to story-telling as I engage in what is known as Ericksonian Hypnosis.  Part of the hypnosis work I do:  I tell stories, use metaphors, imagery, indirect language to suggest direct change.  I love nature imagery.  As I work with hypnosis clients, I often talk about trees–this tree outside my window in particular.  I emphasize how natural change is for trees, how easy it is to let go of that which is no longer needed, how easy to embrace fresh new healthy life, the long-haul surviver and thriver qualities of trees.  They grow more beautiful and stronger every day.  As I tell these stories to my clients in trance, I am also focusing energy on the trees outside my window, and lavishing them as well with this “grow healthy” patter.

Guess what!?  It works!  This tree is evidence of thriving!  This tree is amazingly greener, more alive and blooming than any of the other trees (of the same kind) that surround my office building.

Here is precisely what those other trees look like.  More like winter trees.  Spring has not sprung inside this tree yet.

Same day, same kind of tree, same area.

Same day, same kind of tree, same area.

That’s right!  Kind of gray, kind of barren.  What do you think?  Could the focused waves of positive and healing energy emanating from my office and directed at the nearest tree time and time again really be affecting it and causing it to grow and bloom more powerfully than the other nearby trees?  It looks that way to me.  🙂  And it reminds me of a study I read, about the power of emotion to affect water and crystals.  It’s called “The Hidden Messages in Water” by Masaru Emoto.

I KNOW that with my clients healing happens in my office daily, and new fresh possibilities are installed as I tell stories about and I focus positive energy on my trees.  I just never suspected that the trees themselves would benefit.

What do you think?  Why is “my” tree thriving more than any other at the Alderwood Building?  Look at these pics, taken today, and decide for yourself!  🙂

Warm Regards,
Connie

“There’s Room for One More, Honey!”

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11559&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc

Once again, I’ll be teaching self hypnosis at Bellevue College’s Continuing Education program.  Next go-round begins Monday, March 7th!  There’s room for one more, honey!  (How many of you remember the twilight zone episode which featured that line?  Difference is, this is a terrific thing, not a premonition of doom thing.)  You can still sign up.  Here:

http://www.campusce.net/BC/course/course.aspx?C=11559&pc=1066&mc=1387&sc

The focus of this two evening course is “Healthy Hypnosis–Let Go of Weight.”  I know whereof I speak here.  I did.  You can.  Learn how.  Do it.  I’ve successfully used hypnosis (and NLP–a high tech hypnosis) to let go of 75+ pounds.  For those of you who may be new to my blog and my story, lookie here.  This was me, and this is me.

Before and after hypnosis works for weight loss.The proof is in the pudding, and your body and mind and LIFE and energy are the pudding.  Who wants to get cookin’ on this with me?  These tools work.

Here’s to a happy and healthy new you, beginning now.  (Or, Monday!)

Warm Regards,
Connie

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NLP Explained – What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming and how will it help me change my life? (Easily!)

Here’s another video! (I’m just a video makin’ machine today!!) 🙂

To experience life change with this methodology:
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net.

To learn this life-changing methodology:
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

NLP is a conversational, high-tech hypnosis…the most powerful change tool on earth.  It’s also been called “hypnosis on steroids.”  Absolutely.  This is the primary thing which has reshaped by body (minus 75+ pounds) and my life.  Do you think I’d have been comfortable and confident enough before NLP to make a video such as the above and chat to the world?  No way, Jose.  Do you think I’d be running my own businesses?  Perhaps, but I doubt as successfully.

NLP is a set of tools for life success.  This is what sets me above other hypnotherapists’ level of success–my NLP.  There are Practitioners of NLP, there are Master Practitioners of NLP, and beyond that level of skill, there are Trainers of NLP.   I’m a Licensed Trainer of NLP ™.  And, when you come to my office, what you’re going to receive is neuro-linguistic hypnotherapy.  In my estimation, the power of this blend and the postive changes achieved through this exceeds anything else I’ve ever heard of or experienced on earth.  I’d love it if you’d let me prove it to you.

Warm Regards,
Connie

More Truth About Hypnosis – Is it Sleep?

Hi, Guys!  Here is more truth about hypnosis. It’s NOT sleep. You may snore in hypnosis, you may drool, your body may be massively relaxed, but it’s not sleep. It’s a different state of mind/body, with different brainwave patterns. You go into hypnosis every day of your life, including on your way into and out of sleep. Learn more here: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq.html

Here’s me, talking about this!

Here’s more about the brainwave patterns themselves:

Brainwaves

Stay tuned!  I’m editing several more educational (More Truth About Hypnosis) short videos.  They’ll also be available on youtube.  Here is my page there:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MindworksHypnosisSea

I hope you enjoy learning more about what I KNOW is an incredible tool in life-crafting!

Warmest Regards,
Connie

Feel Good Spin

Here is another video demonstrating the transformational power of hypnosis.

My mom was an artist.  Water color, oils, mixed media… realistic work, abstracts, she was massively creative.   She created many series of her artwork, including one I particularly love.  She called it:  “Loving the Spin I’m In.”  I have several pieces from that series on the walls in my office.

Mom art SpinShe was right.  It’s all a spin of our own creation.  She chose one that she loved.  Me, too.

If you’re sick of the negative spin of your thinking and feeling, choose something different.  Now.  It’s so easy…with the tool of hypnosis.

Warm Regards,
Connie

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Happy Valentine’s to My Hypno Friends!

This is one of my favorite holidays…and really, what’s not to like?  It’s about LOVE.  Connection.  Hearts.  Chocolate (though I eat less of that nowadays).  Happy Valentine’s Day to my hypnosis friends.

I went to see Smokey Robinson perform live last night.  The man is ALL about love.  What a hypnotist.  🙂  I love Smokey Robinson.  If you want a taste of Smokey, there’s about 5000 performance videos of him on youtube.com.

If you want a taste of self-love, here’s something else for you to experience.  Self hypnosis.  Michael and I are offering an intensive, one-day self hypnosis workshop this Saturday, February 19th here in Bellevue, “Discover the Power of Hypnosis to Improve Your Life.”  If you’d like to read more about it, you can check out the details here:

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/whatsnew2.html

We’ve got a small group, which means “more hypnosis for you!”  We’d love it if you’d come and discover hypnosis for life success.  It really is truly amazing and powerful, and I run out of superlatives when I talk about it.  If hypnosis were a page on Facebook (it probably is), I’d click LIKE!!  More than like.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  Which is why this day of love is a good time to talk about it.  If you love yourself enough to want more joy and success in your life, or would like to love yourself enough to want more joy and success in your life, here’s a tool for you.

In our workshop, you get to experience hypnosis, and we install an “instant trigger for trance” for you to return to that state when and where you want.  And that state is magic, where miracles happen, where you focus your mind on what you want and that part of your mind figures out how to get it!  We talk about goal formation, the language of unconscious influence, how to self-hypnotize, how to do a self-hypnosis session, and there will be hypnotic interludes aplenty.  FUN!!  LIVE.  HYPNOSIS!

Pre-registration is necessito, because space for this workshop is limited.  If you want in (the best Valentine’s gift you could ever give to anyone or yourself), call me right now, 425-564-8608.  Or you can sign up online with our handy dandy paypal button:

http://www.seattlenlptraining.com.

Hey, it’s Valentine’s and if you are still stumped for the unique and loving gift for your significant other, well, this is something different, isn’t it??  🙂  AND something cool.  It’s an experience you can share together.

Much love to you all on Valentine’s and every day,
Connie

 

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Thank You, Unconscious Mind! Or…the story of The Lost Costco Rebate/Rewards Check

Are any of you Costco members?  Costco is a wonderful place and Michael and I have been members for years, back from when it used to be called “Price Club.”  It’s a wholesale club, where you can buy things in bulk and at great prices, like industrial sized cans of olives, or 10 pound bags of rice.  Or optical services, or clothing.  Or furniture, or electronics.  Or fine jewelry.

It’s a giant warehouse FULL of good things.  One nice thing about membership is the Reward Gift Certificate that you earn as an Executive Member, it’s 2% rebate on your year’s purchases.

Well, here’s the story.  I forgot about the rebate.  They come yearly attached to the renewal notice, in the mail.  We typically renew our annual membership at the store, so don’t pay undue attention to the paper renewal notices.  I got one a few months back, and tucked it away, figuring “we’ll renew at the store.”  Forgot about it.  Never saw the attached MONEY, the rebate check for our account.

Today, I was shredding a pile of old documents, old paid bills, credit card receipts, drafts of our tax returns, and etc.  I found the Costco bill from 2 years ago.  And the REWARD check was attached.  Yahoooo!  No expiration date, apparently.  Free money!  Free money!  THEN, I remembered that I had seen the current year’s renewal, and I knew that that reward check, also attached, would be even bigger.  We shop at Costco A LOT!!  However, I couldn’t find it.  I thought (using my conscious mind) of every place that envelope could be, and looked.  Nothing.  I wondered if I had shredded it before, or tossed it, without ever seeing the money certificate inside.  Bottom line, I couldn’t find it. 🙁

Then I went to work.  Did my thing.  Didn’t think about it again.  Came home.  And went RIGHT to the spot where I had tucked the Costco renewal notice envelope.    (On a ledge underneath the paper tray on my computer’s printer.)  There it was!  Another rebate check–so now we have two to spend.  You can guess where I’m going tonight: shopping at COSTCO.  We’re talking a few hundred dollars, which is worth remembering and finding.  Who wouldn’t like a few hundred unexpected bucks to spend for the holidays!?

My unconscious mind had percolated on the problem of the lost envelope today while I was doing other things, and then gave me the answer of where to find it this evening.  I didn’t THINK again about looking for it, all of a sudden my hand was reaching under the printer there saying:  “What is this?”   Pulled out the Costco envelope, and found the check.  Amazing.  Powerful.  COOL!  Thank you, Unconscious Mind. I APPRECIATE YOU!! X O

The unconscious mind is wonderful for helping locate lost objects, like this story illustrates.  But it locates so much more–when asked.  It will find resourceful solutions to life’s biggest dilemmas, as well.   All we have to do is ask it in the right way.  That right way is absolutely hypnosis.  Let me talk to your unconscious mind…I’m good at it!  I’ll help you find what you’re looking for.  Because, the knowledge and answer and ability to DO IT is already in you.  You’re amazing.  Powerful.  And cool.  Let me prove it to you.

Warm Regards,
Connie

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“And I don’t want YAMS!”

I had a crazy dream last night. My husband, Michael, and I were sitting in a restaurant, going out for dinner. There was a party of several people at a table next to us, engaged in a project, making quite a bit of noise. So we watched.

It was a project of intense thought and concentrated effort. The waitress was waiting to take their order. Instead of ordering, they had a large whiteboard standing on a frame and a person standing beside it writing on it. She was making a list, and checking it more than twice. The items on the list? What each person didn’t want for dinner that night. They would shout it out, randomly, as it occurred to them, and it got added to the communal list. The whiteboard person would write it all down. One girl shouted: “And I don’t want YAMS!” “yams” would appear on the board. The list was getting quite long. “I don’t want scrambled eggs with peanut butter on top.”

It occurred to me (in my dream) that this project was quite stupid. You walk into a restaurant. Rather than order what you do want from the menu, you’re creating your own menu, of what you DON’T want. How useful is that, if your goal is to eat something for dinner right now? I think the waitress wandered away, probably bored.

Crazy, right? Never happen in a million years, right? But this is precisely how so many people’s minds operate in the wide awake, day-to-day, “real world.” They focus on what they don’t want. That’s not going to move you forward. A shift of focus is called for, a shift to the postive. What DO you want? How would you rather feel? What would you rather do?

I had a client come in last night with a plethora of fears. A litany of fears. Being alone, the dark, airplanes, and more, creating panic attacks. I asked her how she would rather feel. She couldn’t answer that, she was so mired in what she currently feels and doesn’t want. Calm is not on the menu. Only fear. We’ve got to put calm and safe and happy on the menu. Then she can order it, and enjoy it!

What hypnosis does is focus your mind on positive change, and a desired outcome, in a way which stirs the magic of the universe (how’s that for technical jargon?) to actually creating that positive change. It IS magic. But you’ve got to know what you DO want in order to get there. I’ll help you make those shifts.

Warm Regards,
Connie

Hypnotic Power Speak in Oregon

Connie's giving a talk to the OHA.

Connie's giving a talk to the OHA.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’m giving a presentation this month to the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, a next-state-over organization of hypnosis professionals.  I’m very excited that I’ve been invited to do so.  It’s terrific when we can share our knowledge, and further the professionalism of hypnosis.

Some people out there still think hypnosis is about barking like dogs and dancing like chickens.  Uh…no.  It’s about positive life change, it’s about programming your mind for success (which you get to define).  It’s a tool for change.  And I love it with a passion, as you know if you’ve been reading my bloggings, and now…I get to share some of my passion in Oregon with like-minded professionals.  Good stuff!

I was just in Oregon a few days ago, at the ocean.  Oregon is so beautiful, green, and fresh, much like home!  It’s a pleasure and a privilege to go share some of my hypno-know-how with other professionals.  🙂

In case any of my readers are in Oregon or will be on September 25th and are interested, here is more info:  http://www.hypnosis-oregon.com/news.   The language of influence.  I talk about effective communications with my favorite chat-partner:  the unconscious mind.

It’s another kudo for my “I love me wall,” and another opportunity to share and visit one of my favorite states.  States in geography, and states of mind.  Both!  Oregon and hypnosis, two great things that go great together.  Wish me luck, and join me if you’re so inclined!

Warm Regards,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.

So, what does “trance” feel like?

The hypnotic trance chair awaits you!
The hypnotic trance chair awaits you!

Hi, again, Hypno Friends!

I found this pillow at Ross, and you know, I HAD to have it!  It’s got that spiral design I like, which you may have noticed on my website as well.  It’s an “old-time hypnosis” symbol.  To me, it’s fun.  I call it:  Hypno-wheel.

So, this is the Hypno-wheel Pillow, sitting on the Trance Chair, my leather recliner, in my office in Bellevue.  It’s waiting for you!  You don’t actually sit ON the pillow, I move it when we get down to business, it’s really for “ambiance!”  🙂  The symbol also means “infinity.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, if you’re still wondering:  “What does trance feel like?  And what can it do for me?”  I’d like to show you.

Warm Regards,
Connie

“Too Stimulating”

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Hi, here’s another “musing.”  🙂  I was on the phone today with a potential student for my NLP and hypnosis trainings, and she informed me that my website, Mindworks Hypnosis was overly “stimulating.”  I laughed out loud.  I’m doubtful that she meant something positive by it, but I see that comment as a good thing!  Oh, yes!

Stimulation is good in my book.  According to dictionary dot com, stimulation means:  arouse, activate, excite.  Those words all sound beautiful to me.  OVER-stimulation, well, that’s a sliding scale of subjectivity, and everyone is different.  Some people would be overstimulated sitting quiety in a dark room, and others might be UNDER-stimulated while riding a roller-coaster at the fair.  If there were no stimulation, life would be a flat line affair.

Arouse!  Activate!  Excite!  Yes, that’s what I want my website to do!  Yes, that’s what I want my words and stories to do, whether I’m teaching or working with clients, or just talking, or writing this blog.  And yes, that’s what hypnosis itself does.   Hypnosis = Stimulation.  In hypnosis, we stimulate the unconscious mind–to see that things can be different, and better.

In discussions with hypno-friends we discuss this idea of sleep.  Hypnosis as sleep.  How erroneous can an idea be??  What hypnosis does is wake a person up!!  Wake a person up to new possibilities and creativity and his/her own strengths and abilities to move in that direction.  Wake up!!   A lot of us live self-imposed limited lives, we trudge through a lot of our days on autopilot, with blinders on, robotic, zombie-like, and assuming what happened yesterday has to happen today and has to happen tomorrow.    Boxes, walls, trapped!  (I know this feeling, because I used to live this way, too.)  Trapped!  No way, Jose!  Wake up!!  Hypnosis wakes a person up to choice, and stimulates a recognition of the limitless vistas of possibility.

Things can be different.  Beginning now.

I’m happy to stimulate people to see beyond, to imagine more.  When that girl said my website was too “stimulating,” I think she meant it as a criticism.  I take it as a giant compliment!

Warm Regards,
Connie