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Benefits of Hypnotherapy – So Many!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve been doing this work for 16 years now and love, love, love hypnosis and it’s power.  If you’re unfamiliar with hypnosis, you can learn more any time.  I do offer free consultation meetings in my hypnotherapy clinic in Bellevue, WA.

Here’s a more formal essay on the benefits of hypnotherapy.  And this is just scratching the surface on the possibilities.

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses hypnosis, or a trance-like state, to address a wide range of mental and physical health issues. This therapy has been used for decades and has been shown to be effective in helping people overcome a variety of challenges and achieve their goals. Here are some of the benefits of hypnotherapy:

  1. Stress and Anxiety Relief: Hypnotherapy has been found to be an effective treatment for reducing stress and anxiety. By inducing a state of relaxation, it can help you to overcome anxiety and reduce stress levels.
  2. Pain Management: Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective tool for managing pain, particularly for people with chronic pain conditions. It can help to reduce the perception of pain and manage symptoms such as headaches, back pain, and arthritis.
  3. Improved Sleep: Hypnotherapy can also help to improve sleep patterns, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. This can be particularly beneficial for people with sleep disorders such as insomnia.
  4. Overcoming Bad Habits: Hypnotherapy can be used to help you overcome negative habits such as smoking, overeating, and alcohol consumption. By inducing a state of heightened suggestibility, it can help you to change negative behaviors and develop healthier habits.
  5. Improved Confidence and Self-Esteem: Hypnotherapy can help you to improve your confidence and self-esteem by addressing negative thought patterns and beliefs. This can help you to feel better about yourself and improve your overall well-being.

In conclusion, hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool for improving your mental and physical health. Whether you’re looking to overcome a particular challenge or simply improve your overall well-being, it can be an effective and safe option to consider.

And, of course, you want the BEST people to help you.  Professional, skilled, compassionate. That would be the team at Mindworks Hypnosis.  I’m ready to help.  So is Michael.  Reach out anytime and we’ll get started.

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
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What is Hypnotherapy?

What is hypnotherapy?  Something wonderful!

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis, an easily achieved trance-like state, to help people make positive changes in their lives.  At Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, Michael and I guide clients into a relaxed and focused state, where they are  more open to suggestions and ideas for change and then we “talk to the unconscious.”  We negotiate.  We cajole.  We suggest.  We tell stories.  We persuade.  We highlight what a better life would mean and direct energy and action towards it.  (Here’s where creativity, intelligence, & linguistic skills come in!)

We help with things like quitting smoking, managing stress, and overcoming phobias. It can also be used to improve focus, motivation, and self-esteem. AND SO MUCH MORE!  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP in the Greater Seattle area, check us out!

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP

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Hypnosis: Power to Create Your Best Life


Skilled hypnosis (and NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming) makes all the difference between “kinda sorta some day” idle thoughts and true achievement. If you want a different world for yourself, you can have it. Learn more at

#hypnosis #NLP #wish #dream #create #manifest #achievement

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“Connie Saved My Life!” – A Review of Connie Brannan & Mindworks Hypnosis

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Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The following review made my day!  Another happy client, and one willing to share her success story.  Thanks, JS, the best is yet to come!  Here’s the review:

“Connie saved my life!

And when I say she saved my life, what I literally mean is that she gave me the gift of no longer having to be the person I was any more. She showed me a new path to become the person I wanted to be. She helped me envision a whole new life! And we worked together to put the pieces in place to make that vision a reality. So, in this way, Connie saved me, and I am so very grateful and thrilled to say that in the months and years since working with Connie, the positive changes keep coming!! It’s just amazing – SHE’S amazing!

I found Connie because I was searching for a path out of my own darkness. AND I was looking to fast-track changes, so having heard only a little about hypnosis, it made perfect sense to me to give it a try as therapy had often made me feel heard but never produced lasting change. And I was done talking – I was looking for action.

I’d done enough work to know what I wanted to change when I met with Connie the first time. And I knew “my story” about the experiences in my life that had helped shape who I was. But I didn’t know how to fix it. I lacked skills and tools to meaningfully address any of it in ways that would produce real change. This is where Connie came in: she walked me thorough her process, explained how it all worked, and patiently went at my pace. She is so very kind, gentle and incredibly empathetic!

Every session with Connie has been so much more liberating and validating than even the best therapy sessions I ever had.

From our 1st meeting, I trusted her completely — so I was able to relax and let go. From then on, we worked together to get to the root of issues, articulate exactly what I wanted changed, define how I did want to feel, and worked to get me there. From the time of our 1st session to now, I’m still experiencing changes because she’s taught me how to do some of this work on my own. I cannot say enough great things about Connie, my life-changing experience, and how grateful I am that I found her!”  — JCS

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Gettin’ Healthy for 2023

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Carole reported yesterday after one session of Mindworks Hypnosis’ Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy: “I’ve lost 4 pounds this week! It’s amazing. I’m feeling very calm. I’m making better choices with food. I’m better with portions. I have more energy. I’m buying the vegetables…”

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get healthy, let us help. Connie & Michael Brannan for your power of mind.

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP #weightloss #healthylifestyle #food #eatingright #exercise

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Quit Smoking Hypnosis – It Works!

“Hi Connie. I’m doing great! Haven’t had a cigarette since in your parking lot right before our session. It feels great! Thank you so much! I tell all my friends about you.” – Jon Lawton, Seattle, WA. Quit smoking NLP and Hypnotherapy. Discover what works!

#smoking #stopsmoking #quitsmoking #nonsmoker #nicotine #addiction #hypnosis #NLP #seattle

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Designer Feelings® For Sale at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

When you change how you feel, you change how you perform in the world.  “Good feelings, good decisions.”  Turn off anxiety, turn up confidence and motivation. etc. Designer Feelings® for sale at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Get Your Goals! Best hypnosis in the Pacific Northwest (and beyond).

#hypnosis #NLP #therapy #makechanges #getyourgoals #pacificnorthwest #greaterseattle #bellevuewa

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Fear of Flying: She’s Over It! (Hypnosis Client Testimonial)

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Does hypnosis and NLP work?  The proof is in the happy client reports.  We just got another:

“Hi Connie!  The first 2 flights were a major success! I got a teensy but nervous after our flight was delayed due to a storm and then we had turbulence, but I said the magic word a few times and no problem. 😁   Thank you for your help!” — Tiffany B., Seattle, WA

What is the “magic word?”  It’s a tool we set up for her to access her Designer Feeling®, calm, happy, in control, etc.  We ask the mind to automate change, so the fear does not show up.  However,  if it does, we have a backup plan!  The trigger word (or touch, or image) that brings up the good feelings on demand crushes the fear.  NLP for the win!

What’s freedom from fear worth?  Priceless.  Learn more here:

#hypnotherapy #hypnosis #Bellevue #fearofflying #phobia #fear #fearoftravel #NLP #Neurolinguisticprogramming #successstory #hypnosistestimonial


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Stress Removal With Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Is this you?  Does this photo resemble you?  Help is here!  Hypnosis for the win…I get my clients to the point where I ask them to “Think about the stressful things. Try to feel stressed.” and they answer: “I can’t.” You can’t battle stress with the conscious analytical mind, you battle it and win with the unconscious mind–the part of us that runs the body and responses. Learn more anytime, we offer a free consultation meeting in person.  Our office is North of Factoria Mall, in Bellevue.

#hypnotherapy #BellevueWA #NLP #stress #stressrelease #hypnosis #successfulhypnosis #results

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Discover What Works for Personal Change and Development

Discover hypnosis!

I’ve had clients who have “been in counseling” for years.  Until they realized that talking does not bring change.  What does bring change?  And fast!  Getting into the control panel of your un-conscious mind and giving new instructions there.  Have you been Hypnotized?  You should. It’s a great experience, and an opportunity to focus your mind and activate changes.  Today, tomorrow, we want immediate and measurable change, not change 10 years from now.

#change #success #hypnotherapist #hypnosis #NLP #LicensedtrainerofNLP #hypnosisSeattle #hypnosisclinic #betterthancounseling #abettertherapy #fasterthancounseling

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Happy Client Success Story – Skilled Hypnosis Works!


Embedded into this brief video is the story of Kerry D., who came to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP and improved her life.  You can, too!  If you want action, the best ideas, inspiration, and useful emotion to drive action, that’s all in your unconscious mind. Therefore, hypnosis! It’s our access into the best, most positive and resourceful part of you that actually creates useful change.

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP #BellevueWA #confidence #decisive

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How to Stop Fingernail Biting: Mindworks Hypnosis


Hypnosis works! Any habits can change. Often, fingernail biting, chewing, and picking are manifestations of stress. We help relieve stress in addition to turning off the habit. #healthy #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP #fingernailbiting #stressrelief

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Clarity for Sale

Find Your Clarity with Mindworks Hypnosis

Seeing things appropriately helps you be successful. When there are important decisions to be made, confusion, indecision, doubt, those states of mind are not good! Not helpful!  On the other hand, clarity, certainty, confidence, optimism… yes, these are good! We’ll help you make the swap.  Good feelings lead to your best decisions.  Learn more about our Designer Feelings® at
What are your goals? Let’s do it!
#hypnosis #NLP #clarity #confidence #success
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Our Hypnosis Products are Now Available Streaming

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

In addition to private one on one customized clinical hypnotherapy/NLP services (Mindworks Hypnosis), and group seminars and trainings through our State Licensed career school (Mindworks NLP), we also offer some work it at home products.  Hypnosis audio CD’s.  Well, it appears that CDs are a fading technology.  So now, we are offering our titles  for sale in a streaming format as well

It’s no longer only “hypnosis in a box”, it’s digital hypnosis.  Here are links to purchasing a virtual, streaming version of our products.

The Stress Management Program  

 Feel Great and Lose Weight  

 Increase Energy and Banish Insomnia   

Pain Control  

Unlimited Confidence  

Stop Smoking  

Memory & Concentration Improvement 

Check it out!

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

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Mindworks Hypnosis for Healthy Eating & Weight Management

Who do you want to be and how do you want to live? You can. It’s all choices. We help you get into the mindset to make your best choices for your life and health. If your goal is slender, you can do it. We’ll help you with food choice, portion control, motivation for exercise, and more.

#healthy #healthyeating #foodaddiction #eatingdisorder #control #success #hypnosis #NLP

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Turn Off Phobias With Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Turn off phobias and give fear the old heave-ho. We help do that. Let’s replace fear with calm and confident. How about some clear-minded?  We design your new good Designer Feelings® together!  Hypnosis works in the hands of the skilled and creative. That’s Mindworks Hypnosis.

Goodbye Fear. Mindworks is Here.  Click here to see dozens of happy client testimonials about the end of their phobias of all kinds.

#hypnotherapy #NLP #Neurolinguisticprogramming #NLPcoach #hypnosis

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Nice Space for Hypnotizing!

Helping improve lives, one mind at a time. I love my new office. Clinical Hypnosis.

This space gets the afternoon sunshine, and, often, I set up my handy dandy rainbow maker.  It’s solar operated, and spins dozens of dancing rainbows into the room.  When you see a rainbow you get to make a wish and it will come true (a belief I have and I’m sticking with it).  So, I make wishes for my client successes.

#clinicalhypnosis #hypnosis #NLP #changework #successfullife #fun #hypnotherapy

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Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is in the Bannerwood Building

Funky Chandelier and mid-century art.

Turn left off the lobby to find us!  This vintage looking lobby leads to a cutting edge, innovative therapy practice. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is in the Bannerwood Building. Where we work with your subconscious mind to end problems, rather than try to manage them with the conscious mind.

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #changework #coaching #success #NLP #Neurolinguisticprogramming

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C’mon Get Happy! Because Successful Goals Makes Happy

I like my puns. This is not the “Altar” to Happy (even though it is!), it’s the “Alter” to Happy. 🙂

We expect you, our clients, to leave in a much better state of mind when you exit our office than when you came in. Hypnosis is like a spa for the mind. C’mon get happy! Along with getting your goals. With Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. “Success is just a trance away!” VIDEO TESTIMONIALS.

#hypnosis #NLP #goals #hypnotherapy #bellevuewashington

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Skilled Hypnosis & NLP for Best Results

Skilled hypnosis & NLP leads to the most effective and powerful results!  A serious hypnotist never stops learning. It’s a lifelong pursuit of excellence in helping. That’s our attitude at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Here are a few of Connie’s hypnosis certifications over the years. We call this the “I love me” wall.

#hypnosis #NLP #skill #besthypnosis #hypnotherapist #BellevueWA

5-Star Google & Yelp Reviews of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

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Mindworks Hypnosis Makes Dreams Reality

Sharing more office photos.  This inspirational wall plaque is in our waiting area.  We have lots of art and color and positive thoughts flowing at our office.  Another favorite art saying that is currently displayed on my purple file cabinet: “Life is not about finding ourselves, life is about creating ourselves.” Learn more about the power of skilled hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help create the ideal life.

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP #gethypnotized #dreams #success #life

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Inside the Clinic – The Waiting Area

I have several pieces of my mother’s artwork on the walls. She was a poet and an artist and she’s with me here, beautifying up my space and cheering me on to success. She called that series “Loving the Spin I’m in.” The spirals fit in with my hypno-pillows!

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #hypnowheels #spirals #NLP #hypnosisoffice

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So Much Hypnosis!

I’ll be sharing more office photos!

So Much Hypnosis! There’s so much hypnotic energy at Mindworks Hypnosis it’s hard to contain. Here is our “hypno-wall” room divider.  When we’re not using the full space for teaching, we store things behind the wall.  I get a kick out of it every time I enter the room.  One of my mentors said to me:  “Your office space is more for you than it is for your clients.  You want to feel comfortable and a space conducive to the work.”  I love this wall.  Afterall, “hypnowheels” are my thing.  🙂

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Hypnosis Feels Great as Well as Being Powerful for Goals

Hypnosis is so comfortable.Mindworks Hypnosis Works!  The trance chair is ready… What changes would you like to make? Visit us in Bellevue, WA.

Hi, hypnosis friends!  I’ve been gathering up some more office photos to share.  Here is one.  The cozy corner, as I call it.  Where a lot of the magic happens.  I’ve had that same very, very nice leather recliner chair for the office since day one in 2007, and it’s still fabulous and comfortable and permeated with positive energy.

#hypnosis #greaterseattle #bellevue #NLP #quitsmoking #loseweight #stressmanagement

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How Would You Rather Feel?

We sell Designer Feelings®.  Any blend of positive emotion you would like.  For any purpose.  The right state of mind enhances life in every setting and situation.  Confidence, motivation, energy, joy…  The sky’s the limit!  Learn more any time.  We do offer a free consultation meeting in our beautiful office in Bellevue.

#hypnosis #NLP #designerfeelings #hypnotherapy #howwouldyouratherfeel

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Another Stop Smoking Success Story

Find your freedom.  Richard did:

“I was a pack a day smoker for almost 40 years. I never thought the day would come I would give up the nasty habit. I saw Connie for 3 sessions and with each one the idea of smoking diminished to the point I have no desire to light up again. Her techniques might seem a little quirky at first but they do serve a purpose and produced a positive result with each session. In all honesty, it’s the best money I ever spent. I’m no longer a smoker. I no longer smell like an ash tray and my health is in recovery. Thank you Connie, you’re awesome!!!” – Richard Dewayne, Lake Stevens, WA.

Another happy client achieves his goals with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  “Best money I ever spent.”  Yes, how much is a longer, healthier life worth?  Priceless.

If you have goals to achieve and aren’t getting there with traditional methods, find out about skilled hypnosis and NLP with us.  Call us at 425-564-8608.  Mindworks Hypnosis Works!

All the Best,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ®
Persuasion Engineer ®
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist (clinical hypnotherapy) (licensed career school)

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Mindworks Hypnosis for Quit Smoking Help!


“Best $ I’ve ever spent!” says Richard D., of Seattle. He’s a nonsmoker now. After 40 years of the habit. How’d he quit? Mindworks Hypnosis.

Stop Smoking Success

#quitsmoking #stopsmoking #smokingcessation #tobaccofree #donewithit #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP

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De-Stress Success

Read our happy client stories about feeling better, improving relationships, and enjoying life more. Have you thought about discovering the power of mind through hypnosis? You should! #calm #relax #hypnosis #NLP #bestSeattlehypnosis #turnoffstress #happy

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A Chance to Trance

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Happy spring! As some of you may know, I had a freak accident and broke my wrist a few weeks ago. I had surgery and now the arm/wrist is optimized inside with permanent titanium plates and parts! Thank goodness for skilled surgeons and, also, for self hypnosis–I’m healing perfectly. I am using self-hypnosis for accelerated healing, as well as pain management, as well as improving strength and flexibility and regaining range of motion. It’s working!

I’m reminded once again of how powerful and effective self hypnosis is as a tool. So, Michael and I have decided to begin again to offer our one-day seminar events and train others in “instant self-hypnosis,” as well as other topics such as quit smoking and goal manifestation through power of mind. Our new space in Bellevue off of Richards Road has quite a large area for a classroom.

First up: A Chance to Trance. A group event to learn about the mind, experience hypnosis and manifest a goal. More info is here:

It’s 2.5 hours, Saturday, June 25th, in our office space in Bellevue.

Description: 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 Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Connie Brannan. Bring a goal for your life success!

Check out our current offerings. We’d love to have you join us. The career school is in addition to our continuing private client work.

All the Best,

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
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Healthy Eating & Motivation Made Easy with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

“Hi Connie, after our sessions, I’ve been working out consistently, eating far more healthy foods and have lost weight and feel much better as a result. My time with you helped set the foundation for that change.” – Will D., Seattle, WA

Another happy client testimonial for the work of Connie Brannan and Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. We’ve been in business continuously in Bellevue for 16 years and going strong.

#hypnosis #NLP #hypnotherapy #weight #healthyeating #foodchoice #portion #exercisemotivation

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6 Flights Later – Long Term Success Hypnosis Client Report

6 Flights Later – Long Term Success Hypnosis Client Report – February, 2022.

“Hello Connie,  It’s Lea here. Tomorrow Kevin and I are flying to AZ! I am only filled with excitement! No fear!
If anyone wonders if the hypnosis “sticks” well it certainly has regarding my flying! I never ever imagined getting into a plane before i met with you!
Thank you Connie!!! You are a miracle worker!”  – Lea Hanan, frequent flyer

Lea used to have a severe fear of flying.  We did Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy on the problem.  The problem went “poof.”  She came to work with me several years ago, and took a trip to NY soon thereafter.  She’s reporting flight 6 now and still no fear.  Hypnosis works!  And it keeps working.

If you have any fears you’d like to remove, let me help!

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Goodbye to Fear of Flying – Aloha! to Fun.

Hypnosis client success story.
She loves to fly. Now.

“Aloha Connie!  Well wow!  Just wow.  I can’t believe I just went on a 5.5 hour flight with zero anxiety and fear!  Not only did I not have the fear but I enjoyed the flight.

I was thinking the next bout of bad turbulence was sure to throw me in to tizzy but no such thing happened.  I was CALM through it all.  And
there was quite a bit of turbulence!!

Thank so much Connie.  I’m so amazed at your talents.” — A.K. Seattle, WA

Another happy phobia removal client! Goodbye to fear of flying! Learn more about the best, easiest, and most effective method to remove unnecessary fear. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.


#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #mindset #NLP #phobia #fearofflying