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Groundhog Day! Time for Hypnosis!

It's groundhog day, celebrate with hypnosis & NLP services.

🌼🐾 Happy Groundhog Day! Today, our furry friend predicted an early spring, signaling a time of renewal and growth. Just like the seasons change, our minds have the power to transform. With hypnosis and NLP services at Mindworks, you don’t have to wait for a groundhog to change your life’s forecast. 🌱✨

Embrace the early spring of your personal development. Whether you’re looking to bloom into a new version of yourself, cultivate positive habits, or shed the winter coat of past limitations, our hypnosis and NLP techniques can help you grow. Let’s make this season the beginning of something extraordinary.

#GroundhogDay #EarlySpring #PersonalGrowth #Hypnosis #NLP #Mindworks

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Change Your Thinking with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

20th century physicist

Albert Einstein was one smart cookie!  He said:  “You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it!”

What’s it all about? Resourcefulness! Hypnotherapy is simply a methodology for changing your thinking, and seeing things in a new way, and thus changing everything. When you change how you think, you change how you feel, and what you are able to do in the world.

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind, and what I call “infinitely resourceful.” Within hypnosis, you are able to tap into new thinking inside your own mind. Hypnotherapy is the targeted application of this state for desired behavioral changes.

When you are “stuck” in a problem or way of thinking, you don’t see the solutions which are available. With hypnosis, you see those things, and you are able to grab them, and implement them in your life. You become UNstuck. You feel more successful, and you become able to create positive changes in tangible ways. Changes such as reshaping your body, reshaping your habits, reshaping how you see yourself and your power in the world.

The mind does control everything. That’s my belief and I know it to be true.

All the Best,  Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net (private client sessions)
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com (state licensed career school)

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A Black Friday Poem – Time for Hypnosis

shopping frenzy on black Friday.
Shopping frenzy.

 

In shadows deep, on Black Friday’s morn,
When shoppers rush, their souls forlorn,
Amidst the chaos, a secret lies,
In the realm of minds, where darkness vies.

Hypnosis whispers, a calming spell,
To break the chains of shopping hell,
For in the trance, they’ll find relief,
From consumer’s frenzy, endless grief.

In Poe’s dark style, the message clear,
On Black Friday’s chaos, have no fear,
Hypnosis waits, a soothing balm,
To bring you peace, and inner calm.

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It’s National Pancake Day! Pancakes & Hypnosis: Unveiling the Unexpected Connection!

Dive into the scrumptious world of pancakes and discover its unlikely link with the transformative power of hypnosis services.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Did you know today is National Pancake Day!  Yes, it is!  And, I bet you didn’t know that means time for hypnosis!  Yes, it does.  Here’s why…

Who doesn’t love a stack of warm, fluffy pancakes dripping in syrup on a cozy morning? National Pancake Day isn’t just about satisfying our sweet cravings; it’s a reminder of comfort, nostalgia, and indulgence. But here’s a twist you might not expect: what do pancakes have in common with hypnosis services? More than you’d think!

The Comfort of a Pancake, the Comfort of the Mind

Just as we yearn for the warm embrace of a comforting pancake breakfast, our minds, too, seek comfort. In life’s bustling routines, mental stressors, anxieties, and phobias can sometimes be overwhelming. Enter hypnosis – the pancake for your mind. Just as pancakes serve as a delightful escape, hypnosis offers a respite from these stressors, allowing individuals to explore and alleviate deep-seated concerns.  However, it’s not a momentary relief, we seek long-term change.

The Ritual of Making Pancakes vs. The Hypnosis Process

Creating the perfect pancake is a ritual. From mixing ingredients to getting the flip just right, there’s a process and technique to it. Similarly, hypnosis is a finely-tuned procedure. Trained professionals, using proven techniques, guide individuals into a trance-like state. This facilitates deeper transformation, helping uncover and address underlying issues.

A Custom Topping for Every Pancake Lover

We all have our favorite pancake toppings, be it classic maple syrup, fresh berries, or even a dash of whipped cream. Similarly, hypnosis is not one-size-fits-all. Tailored sessions ensure that every individual’s unique needs are addressed. From tackling phobias to instilling confidence, there’s a ‘topping’ for every mind.

Pancakes as a Treat, Hypnosis as Self-Care

National Pancake Day celebrates indulgence, taking a moment to treat oneself. Hypnosis, too, is an act of self-care. It’s a commitment to one’s mental well-being, ensuring that the mind is as nourished and looked after as the body.

A Golden Brown Finish – The Transformation

Just as batter transforms into a golden brown delight, individuals undergoing hypnosis experience transformative shifts in mindset. New perspectives, solutions, and a rejuvenated spirit are the golden outcomes of hypnosis.

To Sum it Up:

Much like a stack of pancakes warms our heart and fills our stomach, hypnosis services satiate the soul, addressing the hunger for mental peace and clarity. As we celebrate National Pancake Day, let’s also celebrate the avenues that lead us to holistic well-being. After all, the best breakfast is one that nourishes both the body and the mind.

Ready to embark on a transformative journey with Mindworks Hypnosis?   Reach out to us today at 425-564-8608 and discover how hypnosis can be the perfect topping to your mental well-being pancake.

 

Pancakes, Hypnosis, National Pancake Day, Transformation, Comfort, Ritual, Self-Care

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“Everything is Better!”

hypnosis client testimonial

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Recent client gave a short and sweet testimonial and assessment of life after our Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions:  “Everything is better!”   –Alex K, Bellevue, WA.

Alex came in to work on personal development and business success.  We worked on confidence-building, “courage” to speak up when useful, positive self-worth, and turn off inappropriate people-pleasing habits.  He also wanted to work on family and relationship communications.  A “relationship” all comes down to HOW you relate, and how you communicate, and we worked on those things as well.  He also wanted to work on self-healing.  The nice thing about hypnosis:  if the mind is involved in the activity, hypnosis helps!  That means we can enhance and improve life in any and every realm.

Alex is a success story.

If you’re at a place in life where you’d like to see some changes, feel stronger in the world, and turn off anxiety and negative self talk, we can do that.  Call us anytime for setting up a free in-office consultation.  Or just call us and let’s get started.  The consult is optional.  We ask a ton of questions in the course of the work to make sure we’re serving YOUR needs.  This is a custom service.

Learn more!  425. 564-8608.  We’re happy to share what we love and do.  Our live, in person office sessions are in Bellevue, convenient to all of the Greater Seattle area.

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 (private client sessions)
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com (state licensed career school)

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Hypnotherapy for Healthy Eating Amidst Political News

While the latest political news such as the “Trump Indictment for Espionage” may be a cause for celebration for some, or stress and anger for others, it’s important to maintain a balanced approach to our eating habits in our ongoing quest for health and wellness.  It can be easy to let overindulgence take over in times of excitement and celebration.  “This calls for Cake!”  It can likewise be easy to lose control during times of unhappiness and stress with stress eating.  Healthy habits, portion control out the window!

It doesn’t have to be this way.  Hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming provide a useful tool for maintaining healthy eating habits. By guiding your mind into a relaxed and resourceful mind space, hypnotherapy can help you take on board and activate positive suggestions that promote mindful eating and portion control. As such, regardless of external events, like the federal charges against Trump, hypnotherapy enables you to celebrate responsibly, or console yourself responsibly, ensuring your relationship with food remains healthy and balanced.

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Happy Memorial Day from Mindworks Hypnosis

In the soft light of dawn, we stand and remember,
The brave souls who left, now an eternal ember.
For love, not just country, they made their stand,
In pursuit of peace, for every land.

On this day, we pause and reflect,
Their courage and kindness, we shan’t neglect.
In our hearts, their memory stays,
A beacon of hope, on Memorial Days.

Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings, Seattle Hypnosis

From Tulips to Transformation: How Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Can Help You Cultivate a Beautiful Mindset

Spring is a season of renewal, growth, and beauty, and nowhere is this more evident than in the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. From April 1-30, visitors from around the world flock to this breathtaking festival to see the vibrant tulip fields in bloom. It’s a stunning display of nature’s beauty and a celebration of the joys of spring.

But the beauty of the tulips is more than just a feast for the eyes and nose. It can also be a powerful tool for cultivating a beautiful mindset. At Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, we believe that the way we think and feel has a profound impact on our lives. By cultivating positive thoughts and emotions, we can create a more fulfilling and joyful existence.

That’s why we encourage you to take in the sights and scents of the tulip fields at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of nature, and let it inspire you to cultivate a beautiful mindset. Take a deep breath and feel the fresh spring air filling your lungs. Take in the vibrant colors and patterns of the tulips, and let them stimulate your creativity and imagination.

And if you’re looking to take your personal growth to the next level, consider exploring the transformative power of hypnosis and NLP. These techniques can help you access the power of your subconscious mind and overcome limiting beliefs and behaviors. Whether you want to build confidence, reduce stress and anxiety, or improve your communication skills, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP can help.

So this spring, celebrate the beauty of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and let Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP help you cultivate a beautiful mindset. Contact us today to learn more about our services and start your journey towards greater happiness and fulfillment.

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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Is NLP a “Pseudo-Science?” No Way, Jose!

Hey, guys!  Check out my new article I’ve written for the website: Is NLP a  “Pseudo-Science?”  No Way, Jose!  Hot off the presses!

NLP is maligned and misunderstood, in some corners.  Here’s what it really is.  Amazing, effective, and versatile tool to help anyone do anything!

An excerpt from my article:

“This work is at its core a conversation between the NLP practitioner’s conscious mind and the client’s unconscious mind.  How can you measure the effectiveness of a conversation scientifically? You can’t. The proof of NLP’s effectiveness is in the changes that the client experiences in their behaviors and mindset.”

As I always say (and I LOVE this expression):  “The proof is in the pudding.”  Is NLP the real deal?  Find out for yourself.  https://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

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 & 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. http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

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

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Share the Truth of Hypnosis – Don’t Keep it Secret

Best Seattle hypnosis & NLP services“Connie Brannan is my secret weapon. Whatever you are trying to achieve or work through Connie is like a supercomputer in helping your subconscious and key beliefs take hold.” – Fred C., Bellevue, WA.

Another happy hypnosis client who chose Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Customized change work that is personal, powerful, and amazingly fast. Learn more: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net   I have a frequently asked questions page (FAQ) that explains a lot and debunks the myths of hypnosis.

Yay, for Fred’s success. However, I think great stories of success with hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming are worth sharing, not keeping secret.  I’m not sure I like being called a “secret weapon.”  I’d rather be a “shared weapon.”

Fred had been suffering with anxiety, and after our session he reported, he felt so much better, a world of different, lighter. The swirl of negative thinking and negative self talk was gone, as was the anxiety. New thinking, new feelings, and new behaviors go hand in hand. Fred gets to enjoy life and work more now, as calm and confidence continue to bloom.

All the Best, Connie

#hypnosis #NLP #change #hypnosistestimonial #recommendation #hypnotherapy

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“Oh, so that’s what you look like!”

CDC says fully vaccinated can ditch the masks.Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The masks are optional!  Per CDC guidelines yesterday, we are now operating Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP much more as “normal.”  Hypnosis and NLP are communication games, and for effective communication, it’s really best to see each other’s faces, and hear voices clearly, and interact closely.   For 15 months, that’s been difficult.

Michael and I are fully vaccinated, and have been for many weeks.  For anyone who has not been, we encourage it!

Yesterday, the masks were OFF.  Of course, if a client feels more comfortable for now continuing with a mask, we can do that.  But, judging from yesterday’s batch of clients, everyone’s happier to ditch the masks.  One client:  “Oh, so that’s what you look like!”  Another client after the hypnosis interlude (her third session):  “That was different.”  And better.  I was sitting closer, speaking mind to mind.

In NLP we have a saying, “he who is most flexible wins.”  So, whatever makes you comfortable while in our office working with us, we can do that.  We still have the many, many bottles of hand sanitizer to hand out and boxes of masks on hand.

Relief!

Hope to SEE you soon, and I mean all the nuances of expression and face while we work.

All the Best,
Connie

 

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Perhaps You Haven’t Tried Hypnosis, Yet! You Should!

Some clients come in and tell me about how change is hard: “I’ve tried everything.” No, you haven’t. You saved the best for last. Creative hypnotherapy and NLP bring rapid, and powerful change. Find out more about how you can achieve your goals easier than you think: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  The right tools create the right outcome.

There are always more possibilities, and ways to see things in a new way, tell yourself more resourceful suggestions, and feel capable.  As Thomas Edison said:  “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this:  you haven’t.”

#hypnosis #NLP #change #goals #success

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Hypnosis is the Realm of Imagination

What is hypnosis?  There are lots of misunderstandings about it floating around in the world, to the point that different arts use it but call it something else. “Guided Meditation.” “Visualization.” “Dream Sculpting.” “Inner State Processing.”  and so on. People fear the name Hypnosis, thinking it’s something dark and weird. No!

Here’s what it is: It’s an effective tool to actuate the best in us by communicating with the unconscious mind, where our power lies. And it’s an amazing, wonderful connection. It’s the realm of imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness. Albert Einstein knew it.

Here’s what I say!

“Your unconscious mind is pure, positive energy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It will do anything for you, be creative, solve anything, find new choices, actuate healing, make success of all varieties. NLP and hypnosis are simply methodologies for inserting precise and clear instructions into the unconscious mind for these goals.” — Connie Brannan, CHt., Licensed Trainer of NLP ®

And believe me, now is a time when bringing out our best really matters. The world is in transition. We need the best in ourselves. And it’s there and accessible via hypnosis! And NLP, even more so. NLP is a super accelerated hypnosis.

As always, the proof is in the pudding, successes and goals realized through skilled hypnosis, like the 350+ success stories on my website. Find out more anytime. I offer private sessions and one on one customized services utilizing the art of hypnosis and NLP.

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
https://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

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If You Believe You Can, You’re Right!

Mindset of Success with Mindworks Hypnosis. http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net. Believe. Achieve. Succeed. Mindset is everything. If you need help with yours to achieve your goals, we can help. Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy for the win!

 

#success #NLP #succeed #belief #achievement #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #anxietyrelief #mindfulness #stressreduction #motivation #confidencebuilding

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Words of Inspiration – About Hypnosis

A lot of really smart people through the ages have said a lot of really smart things.  In this video above, I’m sharing some of my favorite inspirational quotes.  Topic?  Hypnosis!

As it turns out, the great philosophers, thinkers and writers often talked about the concepts of hypnosis and empowerment through mind.  However, they didn’t use the word “hypnosis.”  I think Buddha said it best:

“What we think, we become.” – Buddha

That’s the definition of hypnosis in a nutshell!  The mechanism for changing how we think, to change what we become, that’s the work I do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP:  Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hypnotherapy.

I hope you enjoy this video.  I’ve added images that appeal to me to accompany the quotes.

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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Life on Hold

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s the deal!  People are stuck in this nasty situation called coronavirus covid19.  Here in Washington State, some are in quarantine, some are ill, most are self isolating, social distancing, basically holing up at home.  What it means is life on hold.  Pause, they’re calling it in New York.

One thing is for sure:  it’s a stressful time.  Stress leads to weakened immune.  One of our services at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP:  stress release.  Check out some of the comments of our stress release clients here:  success stories.

Some businesses are closing and reducing hours.  One nice thing about my business, empowering people through hypnosis & NLP, is that minds don’t close or limit their hours.  They’re open for business 24/7.  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is open!  We’re just currently altering the method of accessing these communications to social distancing appropriate methods.  We have phones!  Yay!  We have computers!  Yay!  Communications go on.

Michael and I are currently offering tele-sessions.  Mind to mind communications are still possible, we guide you step by step in the NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming processes and we take you into trance and provide unconscious stimulus for change (motivation and creative resourcefulness) with hypnotherapy.  And that means you can reduce stress.  We’ll help you work on yourself and your positive changes for any goals even now.

So, if you’d like to work towards your personal goals, or even just feel better, reduce stress, and strengthen your immune system, give us a call.  425-564-8608.

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

#hypnosis #Seattle #coronavirus #virus #immunesystem #flu #commoncold #immune #health #wellness #hypnotherapy #NLP

 

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13th Anniversary for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Offering hypnosis & NLP services in Greater Seattle since 2007.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

A new year.  A new decade.  I started this business in 2007, and it has exceeded my expectations, in terms of the pure joy of creation and self expression it affords me.  I love the work I do, and I love how I help.

I offer advice to new hypnotists.  A huge part of this puzzle called success and longevity is getting the word out.  Hence, I spend a lot of effort on my website, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

A website should be legit.  Reflective of the business and people involved.  I’m not a fan of “templates” and boilerplate generic text.  I like genuine.  And original.  I created my website myself–and I’ve written every word describing my services and the numerous articles and I made the videos shared (about 100), selected all images, etc.  It’s me.

And, I always like it when people respond well to it.

“I love your positive energy… somebody who is walking the walk and not just talking to talk.” — Juliette N, Montana

A girl in Montana wrote to me, wanting to work with me.  Unfortunately, my work is face-to-face in my office in Bellevue and involves a multitude of hands-on techniques for success.  A watered-down version of my work via phone or skype wouldn’t cut it.  Those who are serious come work with me, some even from a great distance–and I like that indicator of determination.

I gave Juliette some advice on finding a skilled hypnotherapist.  Hypnotherapy as a profession is growing–so I’m sure she’ll find someone nearer to her.  NLP is the real deal for change and I directed her to the Society of NLP® to find credentialed practitioners.

I’ve looked at some local hypnotists’ websites and their name is hidden, their face is hidden, and there’s no hint as to WHO this site belongs to. Canned!  A picture of a trickling stream and someone in a lotus position.  Personally, I’d like to know more about the person I’d be working with.

I’m celebrating 13 years in business as a hypnotist.  I love it!  Here’s to the next 13 and beyond.

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

 

#hypnosis #NLP #therapy #therapist #hypnotherapy #Seattle

 

Posted in: Musings, NLP, Seattle Hypnosis

Hypnosis Fortune Cookie is Right On!

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve, Hypnosis Friends!

Wisdom is where you find it.

Sharing the innards of my cookie with you, because it’s so apropos to the work I do and what I know to be true.  This fortune cookie writer obviously understands our ability to create new worlds, from the inner mind out.  He’s writing about hypnosis.

“One of the greatest discoveries is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.”

True.  When you change the way you think, you can change everything including states of mind (emotion) and habits.

If you’re looking for a new approach to personal change and getting your New Year’s Resolutions to happen, look no further.  Talk therapies (like counseling) do not successfully maneuver attitude change.  We get in there with effective unconscious communication.  That’s NLP.  Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  A high-tech hypnosis.

We have a name for this success.  It’s called:  get the life you want.  Yes, you can.  Learn more at MINDWORKS HYPNOSIS & NLP.  I’m happy to help you get your 2020 off to a glorious start.

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

Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings, NLP, Seattle Hypnosis

The Janitor Stole My Trophies

Here’s a crazy story—about nicotine addiction.  And an added moral:  crime does not pay.

At Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, I help all manner of clients accomplish all manner of goals.  One service I offer is smoking cessation.  Aka stop smoking, quit smoking, dump the cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and vaping.  And I’m good at helping!

Over the past 12+ years doing this work, I’ve helped myriads of people to quit tobacco.  Here and there, over the years, clients have so resolved: “I’m done with it!” during our session work, that they’ve given me their packs of cigarettes right there in the office.  The packs of discarded cigarettes piled up.

I decided to keep one or two packs of cigarettes of each brand given to me for future client testing purposes.  I keep them in the office.  I’ll bring them out during our work to try to entice smoking desire, and test a client’s firmness in their “No, thank you!   Get it away from me!”  I was also given tins of chewing tobacco, and vaping pens and oils.

These aren’t just cigarettes, and nicotine products, these are my trophies.   I’ve been collecting them for years, as proof of being good at my work.   Each one represents successful clients who are now nonsmokers.  They are very important to me.  I point the cigarette pile out to prospective clients frequently, explaining that any habit change is possible.

So, here’s the story.  A few days ago, I had another stop smoking client.  Testing time!  I asked him: “What’s your brand?”  He replied, and I reached for that brand of cigarettes.  The pack was still sitting on my shelf neatly stacked in the pile with others.  I grabbed the pack, opened it.  Empty!

Astonishment!  What?

Every pack of cigarettes I had there and had been using in my work for 12+ years, (now approximately 25 packs and brands) was nearly full.  And this pack was empty.  How?  I reached for another pack.  Empty.  Another.  Empty.  Another.  Two cigarettes in that one.  I grabbed one of the random cigarettes and said, “Pretend this is your brand.”

We did our work.  It went well.  When he left, I examined every pack of cigarettes stacked on the shelf behind my desk where I keep them.  Almost every pack was completely empty.  Some had one or two cigarettes in it.  I opened the tin of chewing tobacco.  About 1 teaspoon of tobacco was in there!  (It had been full).  I looked for the vaping pens and oils.  Missing.

My clients are never alone without me present in my inner office, and no one else visits the office but clients and students.  Nor are my clients or students the type of people to steal from me.  So, what happened here?

I jumped to the obvious conclusion.  The janitors!  A janitor servicing the office building alone late at night was the only one with opportunity.  The janitor(s) were stealing my cigarettes.   How desperate was this person, in the throes of some nicotine fit, jeopardizing his job and his company’s reputation (and contract) in deciding to steal my 10+ year old packs of stale cigarettes?

I notified property management and they did an investigation.  It turns out that the janitor confessed, and was let go by the cleaning co.  It’s still up in the air whether property management will terminate the cleaning company’s entire contract.

Meanwhile, my pile of cigarettes for testing is gone.  I’ve asked for reimbursement for the cigarettes from the cleaning company, so I can replace them.  But I can’t truly replace what I had.  My trophies!  Whatever cigarettes I purchase at the 7-11 would not be the actual smokes handed to me by happy clients newly freed from the habit.

Oh, well.  See, the janitor made a big mistake.  He could have come to me as a client himself and all temptation would have been removed.  That would have been a better decision, not only for his life but for his livelihood.

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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Positive Energy Hypnosis

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP to find your creativity.Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

A website should be legit.  Reflective of the business and people involved.  I’m not a fan of “templates” and boilerplate generic text.  I like genuine.  And original.  I created my website myself–and I’ve written every word describing my services and the numerous articles.  It’s me.

So, I always like it when people respond well to it.

“I love your positive energy… somebody who is walking the walk and not just talking to talk.” — Juliette N, Montana

A girl in Montana wrote to me, wanting to work with me.  Unfortunately, my work is face-to-face in my office in Bellevue and involves a multitude of hands-on techniques for success.  A watered-down version of my work via phone or skype wouldn’t cut it.  Those who are serious come work with me, some even from a great distance–and I like that indicator of determination.

I gave Juliette some advice on finding a skilled hypnotherapist.  Hypnotherapy as a profession is growing–so I’m sure she’ll find someone nearer to her.  NLP is the real deal for change and I directed her to the Society of NLP® to find credentialed practitioners.

I’ve looked at some local hypnotists’ websites and their name is hidden, their face is hidden, and there’s no hint as to WHO this site belongs to. Canned!  A picture of a trickling stream and someone in a lotus position.  Personally, I’d like to know more about the person I’d be working with.

I’m celebrating 12 years in business as a hypnotist.  I love it!  Here’s to the next 12 and beyond.

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

 

#hypnosis #NLP #therapy #therapist #hypnotherapy #Seattle

 

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Happy Halloween from Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Happy, fun and safe Halloween, Y’all!!

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

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Sugar Addiction into Sugar Indifference? Lose Weight with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Seattle

Conquer New Worlds of Weight Loss Success
Conquer New Worlds of Weight Loss Success

Hello, Seattle Area & Beyond Hypnosis Curious & Enthusiastic!

What if personal control and change were easy? What if it were possible to turn “addiction” into “indifference.”  It is!  With the right tools.  When you get your conscious mind and UNconscious mind working together on a project, success is easy.

It’s Halloween week, and we all know what THAT means!  Candy everywhere, treats, at the office, leftovers at home, the kids piles of candy, candy clearance bins at the market, and etc. and etc.  If sugar is one of your temptations, you can make it be different.  You can make it be IN-different.  We can turn that “addiction” into sugar indifference!  How would you like to say:  “No thank you, not right now!  Not interested.” and mean it?!  That would be preferable to “Gimme, gimme, gimme!”, wouldn’t it, if achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is one of your goals.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers private sessions custom crafted with a unique skill set of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and creative hypnotherapy. We have won several awards as “Best of Bellevue” for weight loss and control program.

Call me and find out more, we can set up a free in office consultation meeting.

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

 

#hypnosis #NLP #loseweight #weightloss #manageweight #slim #healthy #food #diet #healthyeating #slender

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It’s Fall, Y’all! Fall Into Change at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP — Seattle Area’s Best Hypnotherapy

Hello, Hypnosis Friends!

Today is officially the first day of Fall. Yay!  Love it!  This is my favorite season of the year, fresh, and crispy and colorful, especially here in beautiful Seattle–my home town!

Fall is also a metaphor for your mind!  It’s a timely reminder that change is easy, and change is natural.  Look around!  Look at the Seattle autumn color, change is happening everywhere right now.

Fall into change.  Yes!  What if falling into a new lifestyle or new habits was as easy and natural as the changing of the seasons?  As a green leaf turning gold?  As a tree letting go of leaves?   Of the air becoming crisp and clean?   What if change was a natural, and easy process?  Big secret.  It is!

I was watching a movie the other day.  At one point a character is having a life crisis, and runs to her  psychotherapist for direction.  She says:  I know I’ve been coming here 2 times a week for 8 years, but now I need some real help.  Not surprisingly, he does not deliver it, and she ends up solving her own problem.

That is, and is not the hypnotic way.  Solving your own problems, yes.  Taking forever, IF ever, no!  These (hypnosis and NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming) are known as brief therapies, we’re talking minutes to hours, not years–and you do solve your own problems.  The premise of my work is that YOU have inside yourself everything you need to change your life for the better, whether it be changing your weight or changing your habits, or improving yourself in any number of ways.  I use hypnosis to help you tap into the power of YOU!

Fall into your own power.  Fall into change.  Let’s do it!

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

#autumn #fall #pumpkin #change #hypnotherapy #Neurolinguisticprogramming #NLP #healthy #positivechange

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Fake News! – The Myths of Hypnosis Debunked.

hypnosis helps people live their best lives.
Evil Hypnotist – Myth #1.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

What is hypnosis?  No two hypnotists will answer that question in the same way–there are an infinity of definitions out there.  My own definition:  hypnosis is a state of accelerated learning.  However, most professional hypnotherapists agree on what hypnosis is NOT.

I’ve created this fun brief video to outline the biggest and most pervasive “fake news” ideas floating around about hypnosis.  None are true.  We call these myths.  The number one myth a la “Hollyweird” is that hypnotists are evil.  Not true.  Those who enter this healing and helping profession are on the side of the angels.

Here’s the video.  Enjoy!

For more truth about hypnosis, look here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq.  This is our FAQ (frequently asked questions) page on our website. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

As I say in the video, hypnosis is something WONDERFUL.  Discover it for yourself.  Anyone and everyone can achieve this state of mind called hypnosis.  And a skilled and creative wordsmith can help direct your mind to successful outcomes.

I’m happy to help you!

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

#whatishypnosis #hypnosis #fakenews #hypnotherapy

 

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It’s Not a Warning — It’s a Hypnotic Suggestion for Addiction

Smokeless Tobacco is addictive.Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’m helping a client to quit chewing tobacco.  It’s a habit he’s been doing for 25+ years!  He informed me as we started:  “I’m addicted to tobacco.”  He took that idea on board and created a belief out of it.  He believed he could never quit against the power of ADDICTION, therefore he delayed seeking help to do so.

The good news:  skilled NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming makes short work of removing “addictions.”  The mind controls the body, and that includes chemical responses.  The antidote to addiction is choice.  We can find and install new and different unconscious choices, and voila, there is no addiction.  I know this is true because I remove “addictions” daily, and did so for myself as well:  no more sugar addiction for me.

So, this client had his first session to quit chewing tobacco, and it went amazingly well.  At the end of the session, he was so convinced of his power of choice and control over tobacco, that he tossed his tobacco can into my garbage can.  Yay!  The work we did together looks great and we’ll see how he does in the world.

Later, I fished the tobacco out of the garbage (I use it for testing future clients).  And I was struck by this “warning label.”  “Smokeless tobacco is addictive.”  Wow!  This is not a warning to create non-use of tobacco.  It’s the opposite!   It’s a suggestion.  A suggestion which, if accepted, creates addiction.

Conscious mind will look at the words and say:  “Oh, I shouldn’t be doing this, should I?”  And reach in for more tobacco.  Conscious mind does not control the habit.  UNconscious mind will look at the words and, as the obedient servant it is, create what is suggested.  UNconscious mind says:  “Ok, we can do that!” and creates addiction.  If this is meant to be a “warning label,” it is a miserable failure.  I suspect that tobacco manufacturers hope this idea will go into the mind, be accepted, and create an addiction.

Every time my client reached into that can to use chewing tobacco, a suggestion was being made to the UN-conscious mind:  Addiction!  Addiction!  So, the unconscious mind agreed.  And created addiction.

Words have power.Ideas are power.  Words are power.  What I do at my office is help work new ideas into the mind so that we get to choose what we create in our world.  I’m very, very attuned to words and how they impact the mind, both consciously and UNconsciously.  This so-called warning label is not helpful to quit tobacco, quite the opposite instruction is being given to the mind.  And that’s not good.

If you need help to stop tobacco, or other “addictions,” there really is help.  Addictions can be anything, sugar, alcohol, gambling, spending, even negative thinking.  I help pull you out of existing patterns and create new ones.  I’m a Licensed Trainer of NLP® and I have tools to help.  Find out more:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net.

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

 

#chewingtobacco #tobacco #smokelesstobacco #quit #addiction

 

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Summer is Hypnosis Time!

Hypnosis Seattle Mindworks for your summertime change.
Summertime is time for hypnosis.

Hi, Seattle hypnosis friends!

Happy July!

Summer is here in Seattle!  We’ve got some blue skies, we’ve got some warmer days.  And that means diving into life.  Experience it.

Remember being a kid?  And the joy and excitement and endless pleasures of summertime?  Fun.  Freedom.  Relaxation.  All that positive feeling is still in you and can be extracted and utilized any day of the week and any season of the year.  Even if you’re far from that kid you once were and life seems stressful and hectic, you can bring a lightness and warmth and sense of play to your days.

Hypnosis and NLP work to bring you any good feeling any time it’s useful.  Turn this into a summer of joy.  I double dog dare you.  (Pun intended, based on my photo above of two dogs having fun.)

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

#july #summer #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #fun #playful #lifeisgood

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Happiness in a Bottle – That’s NLP!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends, Seattle area and Beyond!

I was on social media yesterday and came across this video of a little girl singing.  5 years old!  She’s amazingly good.  Simon Cowell (from her audition for America’s Got Talent) called her:  “Happiness in a bottle.”  Yes, she is.  Here’s the video:

She is adorable, and yes, very much a happy maker.  Happiness!  What would it be like if we could control happiness, bring happiness “on demand,” just like watching a movie on demand?  We can!

This is precisely what I do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  NLP is Neuro Linguistic Programming, an interactive open-eyed conversational hypnosis.  With NLP, we find happy, we bottle it, and give clients control of it.  I can watch this video, feel good, and capture and replicate that happy feeling anytime I want it.  Minus the video.  I can also train my mind to automatically activate the good feeling anywhere I think it would be useful to replace a negative feeling.  (Stuck in traffic, for example.)

The right feeling for the right moments to optimize life!  This is NLP.  If we control how we feel, we control how we act.  And how we think.  How would you rather feel?  I choose happy!

If you’d like a taste of happy, or confident, or motivated, let me bottle some for you.  Music optional!

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

#happiness #optimizelife #feelgood #joy #lifeisgood

 

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The Yanny Laurel Reframe

Is is Yanny or Is it Laurel

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Have you heard about this very strange auditory sound bite…the Yanny or Laurel thing?  Absolutely fascinating.  It’s a word, computer voice generated.  But, what word?  Most people listening to this voice generation, hear:  LAUREL.  Fewer, hear: YANNY.  How can that be?  The same sound heard so differently?

Actually, this phenomenon is well known in my world, it’s one of the tenets of NLP:  we create our reality in our own mind.

When I listened to the sound bite the first time, all I could hear is Yanny.  And I’m like:  “Laurel?? What the heck are they talking about?  Michael heard Yanny, too.”  Then, I played with this device:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html

It’s a toggle switch created by the New York Times, so you can change your perception of what you’re hearing.  With the pointer centered, you’re hearing the original sound.  Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?  Move the toggle left, move it right, and you’re altering the frequencies.  I did this!  And suddenly, Laurel popped!  My brain performed what we call, in NLP parlance, a reframe.  It’s not that (Yanny), it’s THIS! (Laurel).  A new way of seeing, in this case, hearing.

Suddenly, all I could hear in the sound bite was Laurel, Laurel, Laurel.  Yanny was now auditorially invisible to me.

I decided I wanted Yanny back.  So, I played with the toggle some more training my mind to hear either word, based on my intention.  So, now when I listen to the sound bite, I can hear either Laurel or Yanny, on demand.  I amuse myself by listening to the recording and hearing:  Yanny, Laurel, Yanny, Laurel, Yanny, Laurel.  Or, I can hear both together in the same word, overlaid.

We have power.  We have control.  The world is what we make it.

Is that a cookie?  Something delicious, a treat to be enjoyed?  Or, is it a piece of disgusting “no way, Jose!”?  Is that a cigarette, a familiar friend, or is it more like a person who you thought was a friend but you now see is a backstabbing liar who deserves to die a slow, horrible death?  Consistent exercise, is that a chore or a joy?  That spider thing over there, is that a terror or a whatever?  Your coworker, does he make your blood boil in annoyance, or does he make you laugh?  You decide.  We all can decide.  And our behaviors in the world follow our decisions.

Reframing is the power to see things in a new way (or hear).  We can lock those changes in place, and live in a different world.  Or, we can be flexible with them.  That’s called choice.

I remember how pleased I was when I was able to control this dancer.  Is she spinning clockwise or counter clockwise?  Either way, it’s up to me.

Spinning Dancer

 

The power of mind is amazing.  And this Yanny, Laurel thing is a great example.  Play with the toggle switch tool I shared, and discover that you get to choose whether it’s Yanny or Laurel, just like you get to choose everything else in your world.

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

 

 

 

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Wall Street Journal Article on the Healing Helping Power of Hypnosis

Best Seattle Hypnosis Is Mindworks

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I read an article today in the Wall Street Journal:  A Surprise Medical Solution: Hypnosis.

It’s not a surprise to me!

It’s amazing to me how slow the medical community is in catching up on understanding the power of mind (hypnosis) for healing.  They call this research a “surprise.”  It’s not a surprise to ME.  This is the work I do, and have been doing for 11 years.

Hypnosis is amazing for taking control of the body and habits, and the work this article describes is one teeny tiny part of the work we do with hypnosis.  We can reshape bodies.  We can accelerate healing.  We can remove allergies.  We can change habits and patterns of thinking and behavior in an infinity of ways.

Here’s the article.  “How big-name hospitals have used hypnosis to change the lives of people with painful stomach conditions.”

While this acceptance is slow in coming, I’m glad it is coming.  Hypnosis has nothing whatsoever to do with “bark like a dog,” and everything to do with living a longer, healthier, happier life.

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

 

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Hypnotic Tulips! Connie Shares Some Tulip Festival Photos.

Hypnosis in a Flower
Hypnotic Beauty!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Part of our work at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is helping people see the beauty of life. We, in the Pacific Northwest, are so lucky. Beauty is in our face! All the time. And especially during tulip time! The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a must see. I’m happy to share some of my tulip photos taken 4-19-18 at Tulip Town in Mt. Vernon, WA.

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

#tulips #flowers #skagitvalley

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When is a Belief Like a Dead Rat?

A limiting belief is like a dead rat under the carpet.
A limiting belief is like a dead rat under the carpet.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

What’s a metaphor?  It’s a story with a meaning, on multiple levels.  What’s great about the unconscious mind is that it reads all meanings.

I had a client come in the other day.  She had a dead rat under the carpet.  It reeked.  So bad!  The whole room had this unpleasant aura about it, and those who entered found it unpleasant and wanted to escape. She had tried vacuuming the carpet.  And things would look somewhat nicer.  But the dead rat would still be there. She had even tried shampooing the carpet.  And things would smell a little fresher.  For a while.  But the rat would still be there.  And all that reek would return.

You might call it negative energy.  Negative thinking.  Self-critical, self-flagellating.  Self-sabotage in business and relationships and personal goals.   Failure after failure.  In short, and in her words: “My life is sh**.”

The dead rat was an idea in her mind, which I call a “limiting belief.”  A belief of “I’m unworthy” was stinking up her life.  How ridiculous.  And how false.  And how unnecessary.  And no one forced that rat under the carpet and let it fester for a lifetime, she did that.  By now it was very ripe and rancid.

What needs doing?  Remove the rat.

So, we did.

And now, her life is going to improve moment by moment, day by day.  She’s going to have a life of more joy, and success, and love, and power of all varieties.  She doesn’t know (yet) how big this change is for her.  I know.

Because I’ve done this same work to remove limiting beliefs with multiple people before.  A limiting belief is the “big bad” in the mind, and once it’s gone, so much positive energy flows into a life.  And positive outcomes.

Seattle hypnosis services NLP BellevueHow do we do that?  Remove a limiting belief?  That’s the power of skilled and creative NLP.  We can change anything.  My preferred method of making this happen is my creation, a trademarked service:  Designer Beliefs®.

Other therapies out there want to find the rat—which is good, but then they do nothing to remove it!  Instead, they analyze, discuss and debate.  Meanwhile, the stench remains.  My way is quicker and more effective.  We don’t discuss a problem, we end it.  That’s NLP.

As I’m getting older here, I’m becoming more and more aware:  life is short.  And it’s meant to be an adventure of love, joy, fun, freedom, gratitude, laughter, and so on.  Don’t waste it.

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

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One Session of NLP & Hypnosis, and So Many Life Changes

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for the Best in Seattle hypnotherapy.
Creating new worlds.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Sometimes, the mind allows change to tippy toe in, and it unfolds slow and steady.  And sometimes, the mind agrees to instant change: “OK, let’s do it!”  Boom!  Successful change is dramatic and far reaching.  Patricia F., of Seattle, WA had the fast version of success after we spoke with her unconscious mind.

She had ONE session, that’s it, a single 2 hour session of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy with me at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP some weeks ago.  We worked on improving confidence and self esteem.  Here is her report:

“Hi Connie!  My positive attitude has attracted so many positive things and people since the day you changed my life.  I’m doing very well. From the day I left your office, I feel brand new.

I feel so confident. I start conversations with strangers, which is something I couldn’t do before. I was so negative, even when people complimented me, I’d respond negatively. I’ve made so many friends, more than I had in years. Wherever I go, I feel like the center of attention. I have actually lost weight since our session (24 lbs to be exact).  I believe with all the changes people are seeing in me, I will be sending people your way. 

You are and will always be someone I highly regard. Even though you don’t hear it, you probably feel it in your heart, that I thank you on a daily basis and consider you a blessing in my life!  I love you Connie!” –Patricia F, Seattle, WA.

Wow, as they say!

We didn’t work on weight loss, and yet, she’s lost 24 pounds.  We didn’t work on social confidence in particular, and yet, that has grown.  Just goes to show, when you feel good about yourself, life changes all around you.

I could tell you how I help people get the biggest bang for their buck in terms of positive change fast, but that would be revealing my trademarked secrets.  Take my trainings at career school, Mindworks NLP (http://www.seattlenlptraining.com) and you’ll get some insights.  Suffice it to say, I found the lynch-pin holding negativity in her life.  A limiting belief.  We removed it.  Took all of 1/2 hour.  We didn’t discuss it, or analyze it, we just removed it.  This was an interactive process, and then we cemented in the changes via hypnotherapy.

I love to get letters like the one today from Patricia.  Made my day.  She is a ray of positive energy, of sunshine, and she was all along.  All the negativity and self criticism she was experiencing before was a mistake, an aberration, and had no place in such a lovely lady.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Imagination is More Powerful than Knowledge

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Do you know who said that?  “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”  One smart cookie, Albert Einstein, that’s who!

He also said:  “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Clearly, Albert had the mind of a hypnotist!  These ideas are the core and essence of hypnotherapy.

Change your thinking, and you change your life! Unconscious mind is our playground at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, because the unconscious mind is the seat of our habits and behaviors and beliefs.  And, in this realm, imagination is King.

When you think you cannot do or achieve something, that is what I call a “limiting belief.”  You know those little monsters that got chomped up in PacMan? Well, that’s how I approach limiting beliefs in my Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy work. They’ve got to go!

“I can’t do it.” “I’m not good enough.” “I’m not smart enough.” “I don’t deserve it.” What if all that was absolute baloney, and yes, you can, and yes, you do?  Another truism of my life, and my work: what you think, you become.

Hypnosis (when done right by creative people) helps you see beyond and imagine and believe in success. That change in thinking leads to change in doing and being. It works! Who are you not, that’s happy and successful? Let me help you become that person.  Call us at 425-564-8608 and arrange your free private in-office consultation.

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

 

 

 

 

Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings, NLP, Seattle Hypnosis

Feel Great and Lose Weight — In that Order!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I came across this interesting photo and article on the internet, about so called “Body Positivity.” Embracing obesity as attractive.

While I applaud people for finding a place in themselves where they feel good, I know there’s a way to feel good about yourself AND achieve a healthier weight.  It’s called hypnosis.

Overweight almost my entire life, “body positivity” did not exist during my formative years. Actually, people that liked fat, that was considered some kind of weird fetish. So, I don’t go there. I can’t. Overweight is not attractive to me.  And even if you successfully convince yourself that overweight is attractive, there’s no denying the health risks. Overweight will shorten your life!

I didn’t like how I looked, and I KNEW it wasn’t healthy. I’m glad I never fell into a “body positivity” mindset.  Oherwise, I wouldn’t be enjoying the health and energy I’ve been enjoying for the past 10 years at a lighter weight.  A better quality of life.  Knowing I’m going to have MORE life.  What happened to me 10 years ago that changed my life and changed my body? I discovered hypnosis.

Hypnosis & NLP for effective long term weight loss.And I lost weight.  Skilled Hypnotherapy and NLP make weight loss easier than you think. It’s based on HOW you think. I’m now lighter (a LOT) and have kept it off for about 10 years. Here’s my before/after pics and an article, Feel Great & Lose Weight, that I’ve written about the transformation:

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“Fat acceptance.”  Acceptance usually means, it’s something I can’t change.  In terms of your weight and eating and health habits, that’s false.  You can change.  I can help you do it.

Learn more if you’d like one on one private sessions of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy® to help you find your healthy.

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

 

Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings, Seattle Hypnosis

Skilled Hypnosis Services are Alive & Well in the Seattle Area

Better Business Bureau Accredited BusinessHi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

Those of you following my hypnosis and NLP blog read frequently my stories of helping, and adventures, and insight doing this work for 10+ years here in Bellevue.  All about my approach — client-centered.  My joy in this power called hypnosis that helps people to get the life they want.  How I’m using it for my own weight management and self development. Here’s the “secret” to my success:  Never stop learning, and growing, and perfecting skill.

I noticed this week that my largest local competitor, called Positive Changes Hypnosis Center is out of business.  The google page for their Bellevue hypnosis location says:  “closed permanently.”  I called their direct office phone number and got a recording saying:  “You have reached a non-working number.”

I know Positive Changes sold lengthy packages of services, and what’s happening to those people mid-service now that they have closed their doors?

If anyone reading this is a prior/current Positive Changes customer and uncertain about how to go forward to their goals, I’d like to reach out to you.  Different, skilled hypnosis services are alive and well in Bellevue.  My company is called Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

My tools are quite different than Positive Changes.  If you check out my reviews, my clients have greater success more quickly.  For less money and less time commitment, also.  How is that possible?  The major difference is my skill set.  I am a Licensed Trainer®  of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (a high-tech hypnosis).  Also, my work is always one on one, and custom-crafted.   Hypnosis is an art form, and no two hypnotists create alike.  Honestly, the difference between unskilled and skilled hypnosis can be as dramatic as a kid with a paint-by-numbers kit, vs. a Renoir.

My passion is greater, too.  I flatter myself that I have found my art.  This is it.  And I love it beyond anything else in my life I have ever learned or done.  That makes a difference, just as intelligence makes a difference.  Experience makes a difference.  Creativity makes a difference.  If you’d like to discover what hypnosis can REALLY do for you, come on in and meet me.  You’ll meet ME, not some high-pressure “evaluator.”  I’m Connie, I’m the hypnotist.

Don’t give up on your goals of using hypnosis for change and success.  Just find a skilled provider to help you.

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

Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings, NLP, Seattle Hypnosis

Wishful Thinking vs Wish-Fulfill Thinking

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When Dreaming is Useful.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Words are my work tool.  Words are power.  Words move us and matter.  I was thinking the other day about the phrase “Wishful Thinking.”  It has a negative connotation. If we’re dreaming about something we’d like someday that we don’t figure will manifest, we say: “Oh, that’s just wishful thinking.” We don’t expect success.  We don’t work for success.  And we don’t get success.

Hypnosis and NLP are absolutely NOT “wishful thinking” like that.  You know what they are?  WISH-FULFILL THINKING.  Wish fulfill.  As in, get what you’re wishing for.  People are so much more powerful to create success in their lives than they know.  I know. People are powerful, and when the mind is directed via focused positively-directed wish-fulfill thinking, success happens.

We do tend to get what we expect.  Expectation colors all, and reveals itself in what we do, how we act in the world.  Wishful thinking expects failure. So failure happens.  Wish-fulfill thinking expects success. Success happens.  Henry Ford is famous for expressing this same idea:  “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!”

How does this work?  The mind moves in the direction of its dominant thoughts, so when an outcome (such as successful weight loss, habit change around smoking, calmness instead of anxiety, etc.) becomes dominant, that’s what we do.  And how we live.  That’s what we create for ourselves in our lives.

Hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming are all about directing the mind to focus on what we want, not what we don’t want.  And we train the mind to have an expectation of success.  “Dream wantonly, and expect to succeed.”  This is wish-fullfill thinking.

As always, the proof is in the pudding.  Check out my client reports.  Directing your mind to success (in this UNconscious realm, outside of conscious interference, back behind the curtain in the mind as it were) works to create success.  Any success.

I offer private client sessions to help you direct your mind and create life successes.  Find out more in my free in person consultation.  I’m happy to meet with you.  I love to chat about what I do and how the mind works.  That’s why I named my business “Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.”  Dump the wishful thinking, and find your power with unconscious wish-fulfill thinking.

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

 

Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings, NLP

A Time for Stress Release

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The right frame of mind is essential to success in any human endeavor. Stress, anxiety and fear are debilitating. Anger and disappointment slow us down. A mindset of calm determination, confidence and optimism lead to opportunity and success-seeking.

Hypnosis and NLP for Stress ReleaseThe world is in transition. Current events in the political arena are creating negative emotion and negative energy–widespread. Particularly in my state, the beautiful, Evergreen, Washington State.

Secret #1: As the events of our life and times unfold, we get to choose how we feel. When we change how we feel, we change how we think and what we do. New empowered emotions lead to new behavioral choices.

Secret #2: Skilled hypnosis and NLP help us activate those choices.

If this current climate disturbs you, let me help. I work one-on-one with clients to create new Designer Feelings®.  If you are in need of some stress and negative emotion release right now, call me and I can help. Pronto!

We create new feelings, together. Collaboration! We attach those new feelings where they are useful in your life. We transform a problematic state of mind and body, such as fear, sadness, hopeless, etc. into power and joy and success generators.

Offer for my blog readers: for the balance of November I’m offering a massive discount on my hypnosis-in-a-box, “Stress Management Program.”  This audio CD normally sells for $37, for this month only, $10.

The world is in transition. Choose the direction of your own mind and body and choices. Because you can.

Connie Brannan, CHt. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, 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

Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings, Seattle Hypnosis

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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A private waiting room.
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“At Cause” Your Life to be Wonderful

Seattle area's best NLP services and hypnosis.Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’m often asked “What is hypnosis all about?” Here is another answer. It’s about moving yourself from “I can’t.” to “Yes, I can!” It’s empowerment. Here are some thoughts I’ve written up on the empowerment power of hypnosis!

There are unhappy people in the world who say: “I can’t!” and they make excuses. There are people in the world who let their lives be limited. They feel trapped or stuck. “My life sucks.”

On the flip side, there are powerful people in the world who say: “Yes, I can!” And they do. They say: “I’m going for it! I choose how I live.”

Which describes you? And, which would you rather be?

Empowerment. Hypnotherapy and particularly, NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, are about opening up the mind to new, more desired choices and new possibilities. And making them happen.

A problem is really a problem only if you believe it to be. Henry Ford, the famous automaker, had that wonderful saying: “If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right!” Hypnotherapy is all about “Yes, I can.” The belief controls the actions and outcomes. Hypnotherapy empowers useful beliefs.

In my line of work there is a terminology to describe this empowered vs. unhappy state of mind. It’s called being “at cause” vs. being “at effect.” Being “at cause” means I cause my world to be what I choose it to be. Power. Choice. Control. Being “at effect” means I am a cork bobbing on the ocean, helpless to the seas and currents. “At effect” means no control, feeling like a victim.

An aside: Now, this is funny. My speech to text program heard “at effect” as “a defect.” “Being a defect means you are a cork…” And people actually do get this idea. They think of themselves as having a defect, something defective about them, their mind, their personally. I say no way! What we do and how we live, it’s all a choice. And what’s nice about choice is that we can always choose something new at any time.

It is my belief and also the premise of the work I do that people are infinitely resourceful. They do have choices. What I do is open up more choices for them. It’s so easy to do this. Fear is a choice. Calm is a different choice. Overeating is a choice. Healthy eating is a different choice. Smoking is a choice. Not smoking is a different choice. “At effect” people have no idea of their own ability to choose, they live their life in that victim mentality feeling trapped. It doesn’t have to be that way. While other therapies which activate conscious resourcing offer a very limited utility for change, hypnosis kicks “at effect” out the door.

Here’s an example from my work. I had a client who is a musician. She had a fear and anxiety around solo performances. She had been to other therapists for months who made her examine in infinite detail her life history, her relationship with her parents and the deep, deep, deep, psychological reasons for the existence of her problem. Guess what? That didn’t fix it. She came to me and one session of NLP/hypnotherapy later she is performing without anxiety. It’s a new choice that her mind has chosen. I want calm and confident! Okay let’s do that! (That’s where hypnosis and NLP come in, they can do that!) This change in a person’s thinking, that’s being “at cause.”

If only the world knew how easy it is to be powerful.

I believe everyone is capable of choice. Everyone is capable of making their life better. Everyone is capable of getting the life they want. These tools I use are so fast and fascinating. and they result in a life being “at cause”. That means we make choices that bring us happiness, joy, health, and success of all varieties.

Another benefit of all this, the bridge burns after you cross it. When you become a person “at cause,” the excuses for things not being the way you want them to be dry up. You’re not making excuses anymore, you’re taking action. And creating change and success. Once we see ourselves as powerful and in control of our choices and outcomes, there’s no going back. And that’s wonderful. With the right tools, flipping that switch, power ON, in the mind can happen faster than you think.

You can find out more info. of the successes to be had with these mind technologies of hypnotherapy and NLP here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net and
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

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 ™
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com