Another Five-Star Review of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP on YELP

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers the best hypnotherapy in the a Pacific Northwest.

The power of mind unlocked with hypnosis.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has over 175 happy client success stories on our website. However, that’s not the only place to find information about us. Sometimes the happiness and satisfaction radiate out onto the internet at large.  There are numerous 5-star reviews of our hypnosis and NLP services posted online over the last few years

We’ve gotten another!  🙂  Here’s what Coli V., of the Greater Seattle area, says about us:

“I went to Connie for help twice. Both times I had significant, lasting results. She was very kind and skilled in our sessions, never once making me feel that we couldn’t tackle my problems. I would, and often do, highly recommend Connie and her services.”  — Coli V.

Significant, lasting results.  That’s what it’s all about.

If you’d like help with making changes in your life, we do indeed have tools to help.  And, again, our approach is very different from other modalities like medical pill-pushing or gastric surgeries, which try to change the body only and hope the mind will follow.  Also, very different from counseling which tries to get conscious mind participation in change. That’s not very effective. With hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, we get to the roots of the problem, where it lives, in the UNconscious mind. And fix it there.

Also, unlike those other methodolgies, hypnotherapy and NLP services are super brief therapies.  Generally, no more than four sessions are needed to see positive changes in behaviors, thinking, affect, etc.

Come on in and discover what works for yourself.  Coli did.

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

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
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Does Your Hand Deserve Your Thumb?

Time to bloom.

I’m working with a girl right now whose father told her at a ripe impressionable age:  “you don’t deserve anything.”  One of the things her mind decided she didn’t deserve was health.  In her adult mind, she knows what her father MEANT for her to learn by that statement:  “you won’t be offered things on a silver platter, you have to work hard to achieve success.” BUT…what he said and what she heard, literally was:  YOU DON’T DESERVE ANYTHING.

Wow!  Her unconscious mind took that on board.  Absolutely literally.  What a terrible and damaging message–coming from someone who should be loving and nurturing.  I asked her yesterday if she deserved to breathe the air in the room, and I could see her internal struggle because she knew it should logically be “yes” yet she felt and believed it was “no.”  This blog entry is called:  “Does your hand deserve your thumb?”

I posed that question to my client yesterday, in trance.  “Does your hand deserve your thumb?”  We let her powerful unconscious mind percolate on what is natural, what is a part of us, and what is “deserved.”  I also asked her if a flower deserves sunshine, and to be nourished by rain and the nutrients in soil?  Does a flower deserve to bloom?  I sure think so!!  This lady is a flower who thinks she has no right to bloom.  I’m helping her to change her thinking–and her health!

Language is so much more powerful than people know.  One of the tragedies (and so unnecessary) of human life seems to be this parental business of installing negative and limiting and damaging beliefs in children.  The young mind has no conscious filter to block damaging ideas, like adults have.

A huge piece of my NLP and hypnotherapy work involves un-installing negative beliefs and re-installing power and possibility into lives.  I’m so happy this technology exists which creates healthy change so quickly and seamlessly.  I’m also so happy that I’ve been privileged to learn it, really learn it from the source of NLP himself, Dr. Richard Bandler, the best of the best of the best.

Unfortunately, I’m continually finding that other Seattle area hypnotists don’t have the skill set or the mind set for this work–and clients who have escaped their ineptitude come to me and tell me horror stories of non-helping and “hypnotists” even installing more limitations in them.  These unskilled ones are playing at being hypnotists, as a part time “I know enough to get by” kind of gig.  Luckily, they won’t be around for long, because they can’t deliver the results.

Go for quality.  Someone well trained and imaginative enough to understand the power of words to help and heal.

Warm Regards,
Connie

What is the Unconscious Mind?

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Your conscious mind is your thinking mind, your awareness of the moment.  It’s reason.  It’s rationality.  It’s logic.  We love our conscious minds, and in our culture we worship our conscious minds.  If only I could think clearly enough through a problem, that would change everything.  WRONG.  Thinking is only about 2% of your brain power.  It’s limited!

You’ve got more going on for you than you know!  You’ve got an unconscious mind.  That’s 98% of your brain function.  It takes in billions of pieces of information from your environment in any given moment, and processes it all for you.  (Your conscious mind can only handle about 7-9 pieces of information in any given moment.)  It’s running your body, breathing, blood flow, healing, growth, digestion, etc.  It’s storing your life learning– understanding language and the ability to speak (you don’t think about the mechanics of speech once you’ve learned how), skills such as walking (you had to learn this), riding a bike, driving a car, typing.  These and myriads more processes and skills become automatic and outside of conscious thought — moving into the realm of unconscious competence.

Your unconsious mind is power.  It’s your intution.  Your problem solving creativity.  It’s resourceful, beyond thought.  It’s limit-less!  Hypnosis is the act of tapping into your unconscious mind.  Hypnotherapy is directing that power to the attainment of specific goals.

Here in this video, which is also on my main web page, I explain this power differential.  Watch!  🙂

Warm Regards,
Connie

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:
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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
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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.

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Shifting Reality

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

This is pretty mind-boggling.  🙂  Look at this picture:

Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise?

Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise?

Is it spinning in a clockwise motion, or is it spinning counter-clockwise?  Once you have identified the spin, reverse it.  Just look at it, imagine it’s motion in the opposite direction, and voila!  It happens.  The direction of spin is reversed.  You didn’t know your mind was so powerful, did you?  (I did know.)  🙂

A thing is a thing. Or is it? The way we see it, well, that’s up for grabs.  Spin your perceptions in a way that makes your life better!  It’s all under your control.  How interesting would it be to you if your problems became absolute non-problems?  For example, if desire to smoke became “Who cares?”  If lunch shifted from “I must eat cookies” to I’d rather eat a spinach salad.  If the couch and a box of donuts shifted into “I’m getting my butt into the gym!”  If fear of public speaking became calm and confident and articulate.    Here’s what I know to be true:  change your perception/thinking about things and you change everything.

Want to learn how?  That’s where hypnosis comes in.  Hypnosis and NLP.  Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  Change how you think and you change how you feel, and you change how you interact in the world. 

The mind is powerful.  YOUR mind is powerful.  Let’s use it for life improvements and more success and fun.  I’m game.  Are you?

Warm Regards,
Connie

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

Mom was right!

Hi! My mother died right at the time when I was first beginning my hypnosis training, and she was pleased that I was learning something fascinating and creative and useful. She had an interest in it, as well. Years and years ago she had gone to a past life recall workshop, and came home with many conscious stories of “previous lives.” She told me about many of them, and concluded with this: “THIS is my good life.” Mine, too.

The unconscious mind is fascinating. It does record life experience. Here’s evidence: I found my missing costco check. I found a lost silver necklace. Lost from conscious knowing, but not really “lost” from memory. Here’s that blog story:
http://mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnotizer/?p=847

In some of the healing work I do with clients we go back in time to earlier forgotten life experiences. I’ll be talking to a woman (in trance) about the first time she felt some specific unpleasant and unwarranted negative emotion, and she’ll tell me of her experience. Well, she’s an 8 year old boy and she’s standing with the cows by the castle. This memory is outside of her conscious “this life” experience. It’s from before. I don’t judge that. I don’t decide if it’s “real” or not. I just help the person heal the situation and grow up through their life feeling better and more resourceful. For the here and now. And tomorrow.

Because I agree with mom. This is the life that counts. This is my good life, my best life. Make it yours, too.

Warm Regards,
Connie

 

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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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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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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.