Seattle Area Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™ shares the truth about hypnosis, NLP and the unconscious mind to create powerful, positive, and lasting life changes. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
I love to hear from my clients of their ongoing success after our NLP and hypnosis work together. Erin H. of Seattle sent me an update today.
“I’m doing really well. I’m sleeping much better and feeling more relaxed.” — Erin H., Seattle, WA
Short and sweet and to the point. Yay!
Those two things go together, by the way. Feeling more relaxed and sleeping better. We don’t JUST work on sleep and insomnia, we work on whatever was getting in the way of good sleep. It might be pain. It might be stress. It might be an overactive mind that won’t shut off. In Erin’s case and many others, it was stress. We took out stress, here comes relaxed, and here, also, comes improved sleeping. Like dominoes!
If pain is affecting your sleep patterns, hypnosis can help. (I help with pain management in general, too.) If stress is affecting you in a negative way, be it sleep issues or stress EATING, or fingernail biting, or what have you, hypnosis can help! Whatever’s bothering you and making life less than, let’s work it and change it!
I’ve made a new video, which I’m sharing below! 🙂 My goal is to spread the word about the power of hypnosis to improve life. I’m enjoying that, an improved life through hypnosis. I want you to, too.
Hypnosis is misunderstood in the world as something dark and strange. WRONG! Here’s what it really is: a fun, pleasant mind space where your wildly creative unconscious mind is free and unfettered to create change without the limitations of the day to day thinking mind. It’s inspiration. It’s intuition. It’s gut knowing. It’s open choice and possibilities of new ways of being: joy, confidence, motivation, energy. I love hypnosis.
These videos are fun for me. I select images (and buy them for my business use) that speak to me of the power of hypnosis. Then I string them together with short, easy explanations. A picture encodes so much information, more than words. Look at the picture of the girl crouching, huddling, unhappy. And look at who she really is, the shadow on the wall. She’s amazing, she’s powerful, she’s resourceful, she’s strong. And she can accomplish things. That powerful one is you, with the help of hypnosis.
It’s time for hypnosis!
This is a good time for change. Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you in a free 1/2 hour consultation meeting and explain this wonderful thing called unconscious mind and how we tap into it.
PS: *When I say, Seattle Hypnosis Friends, of course I mean Greater Seattle, all the environs of this great metropolis we live in. Where I was born, Seattle, and where I grew up, Mercer Island. Where I have my office, Bellevue. And beyond
Sharing our latest press release. We are pleased to announce another offering from the career school side of our work. All the Best, Connie
Licensed private career school, Mindworks NLP, is pleased to announce an upcoming live training event in the Greater Seattle area: “Licensed Practitioner of NLP ®” certification program. It is slated for 8 days, four consecutive weekends, April 7 & 8, April 14 & 15, April 21 & 22, and April 28 & 29, 2018.
NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, is a powerful methodology of personal change and influence involving understanding the mind, how it works, and how to create effective communications and connections. With NLP training, we learn to read others (calibration), develop connections with others (rapport), wield influence through artful language (Ericksonian language), choose our own state of mind (anchoring) and so much more. NLP can transform thinking, feelings, and behaviors in desired ways. With these tools, it becomes very easy to create personal change and success of all varieties in ourselves and others.
This is a live, experiential program, not just learning “about NLP,” but rather, learning to “do NLP.” Licensed Trainers of NLP®, Connie and Michael Brannan’s course is designed for anyone, business people, young people, parents, therapists, those interested in self-development, those curious about the power of mind, or those looking for a new career as an NLP Practitioner. The uses of NLP are unlimited, for business success, improving relationships, effective parenting, enhanced learning, personal development, and more. This certification comes through the Society of NLP®, the organization of the co-originator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler.
Students will learn not only techniques of change, but the underlying principles of empowerment and structure of change. Students will learn how the mind creates our world, beliefs, and actions, and how we can alter those things. Included:
–Several powerful change processes
–Bonus presentations on NLP for Sales, NLP for Personal Development.
Mindworks NLP offers a variety of mind power training courses, including hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic programming certification programs), and stage hypnosis training. Connie & Michael Brannan also offer private sessions of NLP blended with hypnotherapy in their clinical practice, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP in Bellevue, WA. http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
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, you cured me of my fear of flying 4 years ago! Now I jetset all by myself and I’m completely fine! You changed my life!!!! I cannot say enough good things about you!” – Kristen Halley, Bothell, WA.
I love to hear, that years after our work, the positive changes are holding and growing. That’s our intent, and that’s our results! Yay, Kirsten! Enjoy your travels and your freedom to hop a plane at SeaTac or anywhere!
If irrational and unnecessary fear is a “thing,” in your life, it doesn’t have to be. Remove it. The right tool kit in the right hands can make it happen. Call me, and learn how. Fear can be attached to anything, public speaking, spiders, flying, helium balloons, record stores, dentists, etc. And it can be UNattached.
Sharing our latest press release and video. In addition to our clinical hypnotherapy and NLP services, Mindworks Hypnosis, we also have our licensed career school, Mindworks NLP. This is an offering from the school side of our work.
Would you like to learn what I do and have this tool kit for helping, yourself? You can!
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA February 02, 2018 – Hypnotherapy helps people to transform and change habits and thinking and create personal change of all varieties, including quit smoking, lose weight, manage stress.Licensed private career school, Mindworks NLP, is pleased to announce an upcoming live training event in the Greater Seattle area: “Discover the Magic of Hypnosis,” slated for March 22-25, 2018.
Hypnotists Connie and Michael Brannan’s course is designed for anyone, therapists, those interested in self development, those curious about hypnosis, or those looking for a new career in hypnotherapy.
Students will learn the fundamentals of hypnotherapy, the how to, and also instruction on creating and marketing a business doing hypnotherapy.
Included in the curriculum:
–All about hypnosis and how to hypnotize.
–Instant, rapid, and formal inductions.
–Hypnotic language of influence.
–The art of flow, creating instant, client-centered scripts.
–Direct and indirect hypnotherapy.
–The art of the “pre-talk,” setting expectations of success.
–Info gathering and “well-formed outcomes.”
Mindworks NLP offers a variety of mind power training courses, including hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic programming certification programs), and stage hypnosis training.
I love to touch base with my clients and hear that they’re continuing to do well. As a Design Human Engineer®, one of my own creations is a technique to install a perpetual positive changes machine in a client’s mind. We create it. We install it. We activate it. The purpose: to expand and support success long term. Well beyond our session times in office.
Sue M, of Bellevue, WA, is letting me know months later that all is still going well with the work we’ve done to remove stress and anxiety.
“Hi Connie, I’m doing much better. I think you do a wonderful job. Continue doing it. I always tell people about you whenever I get a chance. Thank you!” – Sue M., Bellevue, WA.
I love to hear it! 🙂
How nice that the unconscious mind loves calm, and confidence, and everything else powerful. And will continue to seek out more joy and success in life. If creatively asked to do so.
Learn more anytime about my services, which include a blend of modalities, including NLP,, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, hypnotherapy (direct and indirect), and DHE®, reiki, Matrix Energetics, and more. Call me at 425-564-8608, and claim your free consult!
Are you fascinated by hypnosis? By the ability of people to transform and change habits and thinking and create success of all varieties?! We are! We love it. And we live it. And we teach it, through our State Licensed Career School, Mindworks NLP.
Our live hypnosis training (best way to master these skills) happens in Bellevue. Here’s what you’ll learn:
–All about hypnosis and how to hypnotize.
–Instant, rapid, and formal inductions.
–Hypnotic language of influence.
–The art of flow, creating instant, client-centered scripts.
–Direct and indirect hypnotherapy.
–The art of the “pre-talk,” setting expectations of success.
–Info gathering and “well-formed outcomes.”
Call us with any questions at 425-564-8608. We’d love to share more with you of this fun and power we call hypnosis!
All the Best, Connie & Michael Michael and Connie Brannan, CHt. Master Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming® Professional Conversational Hypnotherapists Design Human Engineers® Persuasion Engineers® Certified Stage Hypnotists http://www.seattlenlptraining.com The clinical side of our work: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net 425-564-8608
If you’re a therapist, these tools will magnify your power to help exponentially. If you’re into self development, this course is for you, too. All of our training courses, including hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic programming certification programs), and stage hypnosis training are here on our Course Calendar:
Another happy client! I’m pleased to share another report of successful life changes. Patti N, of Maple Valley, WA. came in to address a lifelong issue with sleep. She had three sessions of Neuro Linguistic Programming with hypnotherapy. Here’s her report:
“I have made great internal changes from the time I have spent with Connie Brannan. I am so grateful for all I’ve learned in several different areas of my life, but most importantly my ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. I’ve struggled with sleep issues since my childhood and with Connie’s help in just a few sessions, can now “put those issues to rest”. Literally.
Connie is caring, positive, skilled and knowledgeable. She makes you feel welcome, comfortable and emotionally safe from the moment you step into her office. She has a wide variety of tools to help overcome the conscious negative self and it’s unhealthy perspective and attitudes and build new pathways in your subconscious to bring about positive changes in your life. I highly recommend her.” – Patti N., Maple Valley, WA
You see, we don’t just tackle one problem. We tackle whatever creates the problem. And then we un-create it! In this case, sleep issues were driven by anxiety. Anxiety was driven by negative thinking and ideas Patti had about self. We changed ALL. She feels better about herself now, anxiety leaves, and sleep improves. All at the same time. This is our goal always at Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP, and our current success with Patti.
It’s the same with any unwanted and/or destructive behavior. As I like to say, we “go big or go home” with positive changes. People get so much more than they bargain for when they come to work with me. For example, we won’t just stop your fingernail biting. We’ll end your anxiety. No brag, just fact.
If you have some changes to make, my blend of Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy, plus other tools I incorporate (Designer Feelings®, Designer Beliefs®, reiki energy work, parts therapy, timeline work, and more) is a powerful blend to help. Find out more anytime. Call me! 425-564-8608, and I’m happy to set up a consultation meeting with you.
Yay! Another award! For the 7th consecutive year, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has been awarded “Best of Bellevue” in the category of weight loss and control program.
I’m Connie and I bring my personal expertise with this issue (I had a life long weight problem before I solved it with hypnosis) to my client work. I KNOW the ins and outs of weight gain and weight loss and healthy choices and unhealthy choices. I guide people to healthy.
In the video below, I share my “before” and “after” hypnosis for weight management photos. Dramatic changes!
Hypnosis is an amazing tool to help. NLP is a high tech supercharged hypnosis. In my office, we use both to get you to your healthy body and lifestyle. Learn more anytime. We do offer a free in office consultation. Claim yours today!
Did you know that hypnosis is described by a prominent scientific journal as: “The most effective way of giving up smoking” (New Scientist, issue #1845, October 31, 1992, p 6). This was the conclusion reached after reviewing some 600 studies totaling nearly 72,000 people.
To find the most effective way to give up smoking, researchers carried out a meta-analysis, statistically combining the results of more than 600 smoking cessation studies covering almost 72,000 people from across the globe. By combining the results from so many separate studies, the meta-analysis enables the real effectiveness of each technique to be seen. The results are clear: the use of clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation is the most effective approach to becoming smoke-free in existence! And, one of the least expensive!
The results are in. According to the extensive research, here are the relative
effectiveness of various therapies:
Nicotine Replacement Therapy/Patches and gum, 7%
Will power alone (“cold turkey”), 6 – 11%
Herbal remedies, Lozenges, Nasal sprays, 2 – 5%
Herbal cigarettes, Inhalers, 2 – 5%
Prescription drugs, 20%
We’re Connie and Michael Brannan, owners and operators of Mindworks Hypnosis, and we’ve been helping people end the smoking habit for over 10 years. We use a unique and powerful blend of hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to stop smoking dead in it’s tracks.
You may not have heard of NLP, but it is the most advanced and powerful form of hypnosis there is. It has been called “hypnosis on steroids.” Knowing that hypnosis is already the most effective way to stop smoking, just imagine your results when you put it on steroids! Cool, huh?
You can quit, and we can help using this powerful, proven and safe method. And, unlike drugs, hypnosis has no negative side effects. It does, of course, have positive side effects–you’ll start feeling happy, energized, joyous, much better than you have in a long, long time. Call us and get on the path to healthy now: 425-564-8608.
Michael Brannan, Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™
For those of you curious about hypnosis and the power of your own mind to create success, here’s something exciting and easy to do. Attend my one evening course on goal setting and hypnosis.
It’s March 7th, for two hours, at Bellevue College’s North Campus in Bellevue. It’s an experiential evening. By that I mean: you get hypnotized. And you get to participate in one of my “hypnotic interventions” that I use in my office work, to set a goal into your life such that your mind works overtime to make it happen. All this fun and learning for $49. Wow, as they say!
This offering is through the Adult Continuing Ed Department of Bellevue College, and if you’d like to attend you must sign up through them. Here is their web link:
A Chance to Trance: Discover Hypnosis for Goal Achievement
Everyone can be hypnotized and learn to focus their own unconscious minds in powerful ways to achieve their goals. If you’ve ever wondered what trance is like, here’s your chance to experience hypnosis first hand and be guided through an ingenious process of goal manifestation by Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Connie Brannan. Bring a pillow, if you like, and bring a goal for your life success!
Here’s a story to share with you, all about the hypnotic power of a half-eaten rotten banana.
I was working with a Seattle man the other day on quitting smoking. One of the elements of this work is our search for a useful feeling called “hell, no!” This gentleman, his “Hell, no!” was the thought of eating a rotten banana–he declared it the worst disgust feeling he could conjure. Coincidence, and propinquity! I had a half eaten well-past-its-prime squishy black banana in my trash can at the office at that very moment. I fished it out and we gave him several good whiffs, while I used my hypnotic tool kit to set that disgust equal to smoking. He’s done with cigarettes. Cravings are dead.
Long live the rotten banana! And long live the happy and healthy nonsmoker.
At the same time, and on the flip side of the coin, we also customized some powerful, good Designer Feelings™ in place of smoking, and attached those to undo the habit. Wonderful feelings that encourage healthy: calm, contentment, in control, and so on. Just as what generates disgust is unique person to person, so, too are the good feelings which can kick smoking desire to the curb. We explore and generate both in our Greater Seattle hypnotherapy center.
There’s a science and methodology to Neuro Linguistic hypnotherapy blended with fun and creativity, and, guess what? It works! For quitting smoking, as well as a variety of other positive changes. Are you ready to quit smoking? Let’s do it! Call me and let’s get started.
Hi, Hypnosis Blog Readers: Here’s another happy client reporting on happy life changes:
“Initially I went to Connie feeling like I needed help with drinking too much alcohol and smoking. I was kind of skeptical because of what I had heard others say in the past about hypnosis but after meeting Connie on our consultation I felt like I would like to try it anyway.
I knew that self-esteem and confidence was the real issue all my life, but Prozac can only do so much for you…I’ve had 25+ years of depression and eating issues and drinking issues. After working with Connie for 4 sessions I say proudly that I actually have that self-confidence and motivation to take charge and make changes in my life. It was the best gift I ever gave myself!
I recommend Connie to anyone struggling with similar issues that they want help with, she is very skilled and she personalizes things to work best for you.”
Anonymous, Renton, WA.
I’ll say it again. When you change your mind, you change your life. Bravo to “A” of Renton, WA. “A” is taking control of life. And that’s a good thing! Goodbye to 25+ years of “depression” and unhealthy drinking behaviors. Hypnosis works!
“Hi, Connie, I just wanted to share news with you that it is almost a month since I smoked my last one. I feel so clean, energized, refined and all good stuff I dreamed of. Thank you once again!” –John W., Bellevue, WA
Hypnosis works! When done right by a skilled, creative hypnosis professional. The proof is in the pudding. Check out all the empowered people who decided to quit smoking once and for all, and found the power of mind to do it with Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP!
Happy First Day of Winter! It’s also Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Transitions. It’s only brighter days from here on out, and brighter can be more than just sunshine in the sky! It can be outlook as well. When we feel better, life changes all around us. Case in point:
Patty Fields, of Bothell, my recent Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis client. She was in a dark place, but found her way to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP and to me. Here’s her report after one session of work together, which she is allowing me to share:
“Hi Connie, I hope this email finds you well this morning. This is Patty. I just want to express how grateful I am for what you did for me. Thank you for restoring confidence in me.
Connie, when I called you that day, I was broken. I was driving around. I didn’t know where I was going. I had been feeling this way for a year since I moved here, but mostly for the past two weeks after my break up. Let me tell you, this is the first time I am shedding a tear since I last saw you, only this time these are tears of joy.
I haven’t cried, I haven’t looked back, I haven’t regretted anything. I have moved forward. Matter of fact, by Thursday, I had a job offer with one of the companies that I’ve been really wanting to work for. I had so much confidence during my interview.
I have been able to complete some tasks that I was neglecting and most of all, I am so proud to ignore my ex’s many attempts to contact me. Had I not met you, I’d have jumped right back into his arms but I know I’m good enough to do it on my own.
Thank you so much, Connie. You’re such a blessing. Thank you for changing my life. Happy holidays!” – Patty Fields, Bothell, WA.
Brighter days, starting now! Yay, Patty. You go, girl!
Are you ready to put the past drama and trauma behind you? We can do that. How? We hold onto memories (and wisdom gained from life experience) but let go of any sting or hurt. We build up the good stuff, calm, confident, happy, optimistic…and off you go. Into a better life. Attracting the good things and people in your life that are worthy of you! I’m happy to help. Call me for a free consult meeting and I’ll be happy to explain what I do and how I can help.
It’s that time of year again. Families, festivities, holidays, joy! Michael and I wish the best to you and yours! And make 2018 the best year ever!
Here we are, breakin’ it down with another “elf dance.” 🙂
PS: If you need any assistance in making your New Year Resolutions and goals reality in 2018, that’s what we do: help you! Quit smoking, get healthy, get fit, get happy, stop stress, etc. Call us and find out more anytime!
What would it be like to be in control of how you feel, what you think, and what you do? You can!
All of these, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, are connected, and when you change how you feel, you change everything!
At Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP we help you to do what you want to do (example, eat more healthy) or stop doing the things you want to stop doing (example, stop smoking). And at the core of it, it’s about the feelings. Mood. Mindset.
Focus, determination, tenacity, power, control. Joy. We design you new feelings that facilitate and empower your goal(s). Learn more here about our trademarked service: Designer Feelings ®.
“Thank you for helping me identify the magic state of being that’s allowed this to happen so easily!!! This is the BEST 145 I’ve felt. Effortless. Easy. Of course sustainable – as if an increase isn’t even possible. Like “I know too much now to ever see that old outdated body and weight again.” That would be regression and I only evolve. I just LOVE how I feel!!! 🎉🎉🎉💕💕💕💗💗💗💓💓💓💖🍀 You can put that quote on your website!” — Gina M., Issaquah, WA.
John Whitley does a lot of driving for his career. Unfortunately, he suffered (past tense) anxiety and nerves driving, tense and gripping behind the wheel. When you’re nervous, you’re not thinking clearly and it makes you less safe on the road. That needed to change. So, he did. He came to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. And here’s his report after one session of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy:
“Hello Connie, I just wanted to drop you a note about the first session. Great results. I have driven over the Pass two times since the first session, each time the drive gets easier. I cant put into words how much I truly appreciate your help. I would like to set up another session this week if you have time available. (another issue to work on) Thank you, John Whitley”
Yay, John! Good job!
If you’d like to dump unnecessary fear, call me. 425-564-8608. We can do that!
As we posted earlier, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has offered financial help to hurricane relief victims. We are contributing a portion of our hypnotherapy client session fees for the month of September to the American Red Cross. We got a very nice letter of thanks and we thought we’d share it! To all our clients, thank you for helping us to help. All the Best, Connie
I wanted to extend my sincere thanks for your recent contribution to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey relief following the catastrophic destruction caused by the storm. You made a tremendous difference for families when they needed you most.
It has been nearly a month since the deadly Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana – flooding homes, submerging roads, making entire neighborhoods unreachable.
But thanks to your support, Connie, the Red Cross and partners were able to launch a significant Hurricane Harvey relief effort, providing safe shelter, food and comfort to families who lost everything. Thank you for being there.
In the last few weeks, the Red Cross and community partners have provided more than 405,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters due to Hurricane Harvey.
The Red Cross has served more than 2.6 million meals and snacks to people in need after the hurricane.
More than 2,900 Red Cross disaster workers and as many as 170 emergency response vehicles are on the ground right now, helping thousands of people affected by this disaster.
The Red Cross has distributed nearly 849,000 relief items like diapers, bug spray, cleaning supplies, and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items in Texas and Louisiana.
Connie, we could not have done any of it without you. It is your trust and your support that fuels our work. Our on the ground response from both Hurricane Harvey and Irma shows the difference that supporters like you make to families in need.
Stay tuned for our one-month report, which will share how donor dollars continue to make an impact to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
I cannot say it enough: Thank you.
Senior Vice President, Disaster Cycle Services
American Red Cross
For those of you who follow my blog, you know that hypnosis is something wonderful, and powerful, helping people make all kinds of changes in their lives. Would you like to learn to do what I do? Through our Washington State licensed private career school, Mindworks NLP, Michael and I are offering a LIVE hypnosis training in October. It’s 4 days of fun and power for those who want to learn how to do this work and unleash the problem-solving abilities of the mind for themselves or clients.
Discover the magic of hypnosis. It’s for the beginner and professional alike. Learn and hone existing skills through live experiential hands-on trainings with the best–Connie and Michael–both are Master Hypnotists! It’s for personal development, it’s for helping others, it’s a career choice!
You’ll learn the fundamentals of hypnosis. Powerful hypnotherapeutic processes. What is hypnosis, how to hypnotize, how to influence the unconscious mind. You’ll learn how to make lasting and powerful suggestions. You’ll learn how to connect people’s motivations to their goals in irresistible ways. You’ll learn how to create change that is easy, immediate and positive.
–how to hypnotize
–formal trance inductions
–the art of dynamic sugestions
–direct suggestions that pack a whallop
–indirect suggestions (Ericksonian language)
–what is hypnosis, & how to recognize it
–the art of the “pretalk”
–guiding clients through well formed outcomes
Sign Up Now! Call Connie at 425-564-8608 to enroll now for our amazing life-changing hypnotherapy program. Get the life you want through the transformational power of hypnosis.
Connie Brannan, CHt.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
And not just our private clients. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is donating to Hurricane Harvey relief.
Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is pledging a percentage of our Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy private sessions/services income for September, 2017, to the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross is working around the clock along the Gulf Coast to help the thousands of people whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
We are one nation, and when it counts, we help! Join us in helping support the relief efforts for those affected by this disaster.
Connie and Michael Brannan of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
With the BC wildfires burning and blowing haze and smoke into our world here in the Seattle area, the LAST thing you need to be doing is adding your own smoke to the mix.
It’s hard enough to breathe out there.
Do you want change? Are you ready to take control of the smoking habit and turn it off? You can. What people really don’t understand is how powerful they are, on the UN-conscious level. Yes, you can stop smoking.
I have a new vehicle. And one of the things I’ve been enjoying about it (besides the “new car” smell), is how clean the windshield is and how clearly I can see while I’m driving. My old vehicle had rock chip repairs right in my line of sight and it was annoying. However, every time I drove this past week or so, there were thousands of particles of smoke, ash, haze, landing on my windshield and attaching to my windshield. So it’s hard to see. The wipers don’t remove the particles. Annoying times a thousand. It’s like I need a car wash every day.
I was thinking. That’s like your lungs. Each and every time you smoke you’re depositing gunk and junk in there. And it sticks around. Not good.
Here’s the bottom line. Your thinking mind isn’t enough to get the job done, if you’re like most people. Your conscious mind is thinking, analysis, logic, reason. I KNOW you have reasons to quit smoking. If you haven’t (yet), that’s because your conscious mind isn’t strong enough to enforce change. Your UN-conscious can! This is the part of the mind we communicate with in hypnosis and NLP. This part of your mind is the enforcer. The feeling part of your mind. Emotion, intuition, creativity. The good stuff! If you don’t feel like smoking, you won’t. Your creative mind will find something more healthy and useful to do, and put it in the places where smoking habit was. The UN-conscious drivers of behavior and habit are removed. And you are suddenly able to do the things you’ve been consciously wanting to do. Or not do.
It’s really that easy. All you need to do is get your UN-conscious mind on board with your quit smoking project. And that’s what I help you do. Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and explain in detail what we do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Lots of cool things. NLP is a conversational, open-eyed interactive hypnosis, that is fun and fascinating. It’s been called “hypnosis on steroids.” When you’re ready to go for it, so am I.
Personal change & success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.
Hi, Hypnosis Friends!
Have you ever been nervous? Sometimes it makes good sense and is appropriate, in that it keeps you safe! Keeps you from walking alone in dark alley ways, driving fast on icy roads, or petting the hungry bear coming up to your campsite.
Sometimes fear is useful. Sometimes not! Most times, not!
Most times, fear and nervous and anxious are a lug wrench messing with life success. Inappropriate, and not useful. Katherine H. of Seattle, WA was experiencing anxiety and dread. We prepped her for job interviewing. Dread won’t land a job, in particular! An interview is a time to shine and be confident and communicate effectively. After Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy, she did just that.
Here’s her report:
“Hi Connie, I’m doing quite well. I’m feeling like my old self again, which is terrific! I interviewed for a job today in Bellevue! What I have noticed is that I don’t have those dread feelings anymore…Today as I was waiting for the interview, my brain said happy! It felt soothing. 🙂 It’s really nice not to be bothered with the roller coaster ride and I find that I am more resilient overall.” — Katherine H., Seattle, WA.
Terrific, is right!
How long did it take to achieve this turnaround, this transformation? From fear and dread to happy, soothing resiliency? Quicker than you think. A few hours, a few sessions. Not years of laborious therapies that like to talk about problems. We don’t analyze problems, we do the work to END the problems. If other therapies had the tools to do so, they would. They don’t. Here’s what works: pure NLP done right combined with creative (not canned or generic) hypnosis. I love what I do, because it is creative.
Some Seattle area hypnotists will read a generic script at you in a 45 minute hypnosis session, and call it good to go. In my book, not good enough. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers something very, very different. A creative flow of words, ideas and communications designed for your mind and life, that lasts 1.5 to 2 hours. Interactive! Fun! Fascinating! And it works. NLP is a “high tech” hypnosis, and very few are skilled in it, which is unfortunate. Done right, it’s amazing.
The proof is in the pudding. We’ve updated the website today, http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net with more client success testimonials, in addition to Katherine’s. We’ve shared over 250 client reports and comments of their successful life changes at this point. If you’ve got a few hours to spare, they’re great reading and thoroughly inspirational!
You didn’t know change was so easy, did you? Find out for yourself, any time! Call me at 425-564-8608 for a free consultation and learn more about what I do and how I can help.
I love it when my clients let me know how they’re doing. It makes my day to get a happy email telling me how success and a better life is unfolding after our Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy work.
Jennifer H., of the Greater Seattle area, wrote to me and shared her joy after kicking fear of flying. After 17 years of allowing fear to stop her from getting on a plane, she successfully flew to Europe.
In her words: “I did it!”
Goodbye, flight anxiety. It’s not a thing for her, anymore. The world is her oyster. Now. Jennifer can experience the joys of connection and travel, and share those adventures with her kids as well. Makes me happy! This is why I love my work.
People think phobias and fears are such a big deal. And so they are, to the sufferer. Unless you find the right tools to remove them. 🙂 To a skilled NLP hypnotist, it’s relatively easy to remove a phobia. I had a spider phobia for decades, myself. I don’t have it, anymore. I couldn’t care less about spiders, they’re not on the radar, and take up none of my mental energy.
Jennifer’s crippling fear of flying is gone now. It’s my hope for her that her mind now expands to consider, look how I overcame this thing. I must be powerful, and I didn’t even know it. I wonder what else I can control in my life. (Lots, Jennifer!)
If you’d like to learn more about what this is all about, this Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) work, I’m happy to explain. It’s a fascinating, interactive, open-eyed conversational hypnosis. And, in the hands of a smart and creative person, it works! To help you get from A, to B. Any A, any B. For Jennifer, it was from Seattle to London.
I read a scary story today on Yahoo: “Could French Fries Be Killing You? An 8-year study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found a direct linkage between higher death risk and frequency of eating french fries.
Wow! We all knew junk food is bad for you, but this takes it to a whole new level.
The good news: we can change what and how we eat. Hypnosis and NLP! This is what I’ve done for myself. No french fries or other risky food choices in years. Hypnosis can vanish cravings. Hypnosis can help you install a focus and ferocious tenacity for healthy.
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.
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:
Here’s the outcome: you play harder, smarter, better. Whatever brings you pleasure and the win. As an extremely competitive person myself, I know the joy of winning. You can have it, too, in your life’s passion sport or any just-for-fun sport du jour.
All the Best,
PS: Hint! This same technique can be used for any desired “zone” state of mind even beyond sports. How about that articulate flow for the business presentation? How about that positive confidence for the job interview?
You can also find out more general information of the successes to be had with these mind technologies of hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming here:
Another happy client shares her success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP services. Diana, of Woodinville, WA, came in for several issues, which we worked concurrently. She did GREAT, she collaborated and did what I asked, to create a new way of thinking.
“When you change how you think, how you think changes you!” My hubby and biz partner, Michael, coined that phrase! And it’s absolute truth.
Here’s what Diana says after 4 sessions of Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy at Mindworks Hypnosis:
“Connie, as we finished up our sessions today I wanted to thank you and say a few words.
I had been to counseling at least three times over the past 28 years for: procrastination/not motivated/negative/low energy/self-esteem-confidence. Well I spent a lot of [time] talking, however, I did not receive much help, only more frustration.
I have always been open to alternative therapies but had not explored the possibilities of what Hypnosis could do for me until this year. I researched Hypnotherapists in my area. I viewed your web site and read the patient reviews. After I watched your video, I felt there was a connection and believed you could help.
I knew I had made the right choice the minute I walked into your office. The office is very calming, light, bright & creative. You are very confident and explained what therapies you use, your degrees, certificates, years of experience including your own successes. I was ready to get started!
It was all so easy and relaxing. I was amazed after the first session how I had changed without even thinking about it. I just did not want to be un-motivated, I had energy to get things done – I did not go crazy by any means but it felt good to think to myself,” hmm I really don’t feel like watching anymore TV”. I did not want to put things off until tomorrow – before, I was the queen of making things sound so much better if I did them tomorrow!
It felt awesome to see myself energized to go out for a walk or work in the yard, instead of ugh – really a walk. I don’t crave the salty snacks, if I eat them – I just have a few and I’m satisfied. The things that bothered me are simply gone, just like you said – whoosh. The hypnosis itself is amazingly relaxing, I was aware of everything – yet the time slipped by.
I am so excited to work with my Self Hypnosis..I let you know how it goes. Thank you again!” — Diana S, Woodinville, WA
It seems like a big bundle of stuff, doesn’t it? Procrastination. Self Esteem issues. Confidence issues. Negative thinking. It’s all connected, and our work touches all of it. We don’t work on one behavior or THING. We work on life. Here’s an analogy…pro bowler. They know how to hit pins to knock down other pins with the one ball roll. We do that, too. I look for the biggest and best things to change which will have the most positive impact for the person in front of me. That skill is part of the artistry of hypnosis and what makes a creative hypnotist superior to a script-reading hypnotist.
I love my art. And I’m happy for Diana. I taught her a great tool, called “Self Hypnosis.” So she can work any goals for herself on an ongoing basis, utilizing this power part of the mind–her unconscious mind. Conscious mind work didn’t get her very far, as she said, 28 years of counseling. This approach is very different. We don’t analyze problems, we heal and end them. 28 years of counseling (and no success) or 4 sessions with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP (and life changes galore). Which sounds better? You pick!
I so much love what I do, helping and healing work. And I love hearing from my clients months later, of their long term successes continuing to unfold.
Clients usually notice immediate positive changes in the days around our work, however, that’s not the end of it! We program into the unconscious mind a progression of success building over time–using a proprietary process I invented. My client, Taylor, reports just that, long term success This letter, (enclosed below with permission) made my day!
“Hi, Connie! We worked together a few times last year on improving confidence and self-worth. Working with you was a HUGE turning point in my life. I have never felt better. The practical tools we created together and that you customized for me always work, without fail. Infinite thank you’s to you, awesome you!
In light of how highly I think of you and your work, I am now reaching out to you to help a family member. I can’t think of anyone better or more qualified to help than you. He has done talk therapy a lot. . . He needs subconscious work with you and tools to bring himself back to a state of balance and happiness.
Thank you for being you and for all that you do. You’ll always hold a special place in my heart! (Subconscious and conscious!!) With love + gratitude, Taylor”
Yay, for Taylor! And yes, I could help the family member. I’d be happy to do so.
If you’d like to learn more about the power of skilled Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy, call me! I do offer a free consult meeting.
Who wants to experience this wonderful thing called Hypnosis? This calm, clear, centered place where power is harnessed and problems dissolve. This focused, meditative state of mind. I do! I do!
Tonight I’m teaching at Bellevue College Continuing Education. A Chance to Trance. As of this writing, there are only 4 seats left. 7 pm to 9 pm. What would it be like to realize that you could begin to change your life in a mere 2 hours? How cool would it be to see yourself in that seat, relaxed and happy? Is it calling to you?
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, CHt., Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Receives 2017 Best of Bellevue Award
April 14, 2017
Bellevue Award Program Honors the Achievement
Connie Brannan’s Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has been selected for 2017 Best of Bellevue Award in the Mental Health Clinic category by the Bellevue Award Program.
Each year, the Bellevue Award Program identifies companies of exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Bellevue area a great place to live, work and play.
“We know the power of hypnosis for positive changes! We live it, we love it,” says Connie Brannan, CHt, who is a Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ®, and the mind behind Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. “Hypnosis is an art form, each hypnotist has a different protocol, level of professionalism, skill set, creativity, and even sense of ethics. Michael and I are members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the world’s largest professional organization for hypnotherapists, and we have a written code of ethics. We are absolutely client centered. We respect the individuality of our clients and offer a customized experience in a professional and safe environment for the work.”
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Bellevue Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Bellevue Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Bellevue Award Program
The Bellevue Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Bellevue area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate long-term value.
The Bellevue Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses. The organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
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Goodbye to Fear of Flying, with Seattle Area’s Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
Hi, Hypnosis Friends!
A recent Seattle area client came to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP to remove flight anxiety. This anxiety was installed in her 18 years ago and had remained since then. She was experiencing all manner of symptoms of fear around flying: anxiety, physical tension, feeling hot, impaired breathing, catastrophic thinking, and so on. It was triggered by crowded airports, TSA security checkpoints, walking down the jetway, and the very experience of flying itself. She had to resort to pharmaceutical drugs in order to be able to get on an airplane and fly.
Unnecessary fear. Not good. Not useful. Not fun.
What would it be like if it were different? And what would she prefer if anxiety were gone? This is the question I posed to Jennifer G. of Sammamish, WA. She had one two-hour session of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy. We created her new Designer Feeling ® for flying, a blend of calm, happy, free and peaceful. We removed anxiety, and did the work to automate this new feeling in its place. Goodbye, flight phobia. 🙂 Plus we gave her a secret weapon to take with her on her upcoming trip, and any future flights. An NLP instant trigger that she controls to bring this new calm and happy feeling on demand.
Here’s her report, after our one session:
“I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that I had a wonderful trip to South Africa. My anxiety was lessened immensely and I was able to prepare for my trip without any pre-trip anxiety. I had no anxiety on the short leg of my trip, and just a little on the 15 hour flight, which, I think anyone would get a little anxious on a 15 hour flight. Working with you was a rewarding experience and I’m so glad that I chose this option! Thanks!” — Jennifer G, Sammamish, WA.
Yay, Jennifer. If she ever wanted to erase ALL remnants of anxiety from any future long flights, we could do that as well. Typically, I work with people 2 to 4 sessions for any given desired success. This was her result after just one session! Impressive!
Skilled NLP is a real tool helping real people to achieve real results. Find out more anytime. I do offer a free in office consultation meeting.
Michael and Connie Brannan, Master Hypnotists, Licensed Trainers of NLP ™, Design Human Engineers ™, and more!
Hi, Hypnosis Friends!
Michael and I are happy to share and grow the power of mind by doing hypnosis and NLP, and by teaching. Here’re new training dates from the private career school side of what we do.
Hi, Hypnosis Friends!
I consider myself one lucky person, because I get to pursue my passion-which is hypnosis (a super accelerated learning state) and NLP (a super accelerated hypnosis). NLP has been aptly described as “The Art & Science of Excellence.” Yes!
I have two businesses, rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP offers client work and hypnosis services in my Bellevue office working one on one with people. We tweak and install new strategies for success of all varieties, and that’s mightily rewarding work. I love helping!
Mindworks NLP is Michael’s and my Washington State Licensed private career school which we operate in the Greater Seattle area. We share the teaching duties as we share these amazing tools, both for those looking to become certified professionals through our school and the Society of NLP® and also for those looking to enhance their own power and control over their lives.
We are pleased to announce our next Seattle area training dates. Space in these live hands-on trainings is limited, to assure our personal attention and verification of student skill sets. In other words, personal guidance and feedback galore, something which was missing in my own original NLP trainings-and I have determined MY students shall have.
Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: Weekend Format, 8 days, May 13, 14, 20, 21, June 3, 4, 10, 11, 2017. Info link is here: http://www.seattlenlptraining.com
Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: (open to Licensed Practitioner of NLP level or higher students). Weekend Format, 8 days. Info is here: http://www.seattlenlptraining.com (next dates TBA)
We also excited to offer stage hypnosis training, and several specialized advanced hypnotherapy courses:
Stage Hypnosis Training – Sept 13, 14, 15, 16 and a bonus day, Sept 17, 2017.
New! Hypnosis 4: Conversational Influence and Spontaneous Trance– 4 days,
More information is available on our website, http://www.seattlenlptraining.com. Michael and I are both Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through the developer of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler and his Society of NLP ®.
We just studied with him this past year in Orlando, FL. We keep our skills current and cutting edge. If you’re really interested in learning and excelllence, then you won’t settle for anything other than “the real deal” trainers. There are only approximately 35 such Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through Bandler’s Society of NLP® in the entirety of the US. In our trainings, we are the only trainers involved, we don’t turn your learning over to lesser skilled assistants, as others do.
We hope to see you in one or more of our upcoming Seattle area NLP and hypnosis trainings.
All the Best,
Michael and Connie Brannan, CHt.
Master Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists
Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapists
Design Human Engineers ™
Persuasion Engineers ™
Certified Stage Hypnotists http://www.seattlenlptraining.com http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
Another Seattle area client reports on wonderful changes after working with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Here is a report by Helen, of Renton, WA.
She came in primarily for weight management and healthy eating, however, she also had an unwanted and unnecessary problem of feeling suffocated in various stress situations. Not good. Not useful. So, we got rid of that in the course of our weight loss work, as well.
Here’s her report:
“Hi, Connie! The issue of the feeling of suffocation has completely gone! No longer an issue. Just gone! YAY for success!
Re: hypnosis for weight loss… I can tell you that my dietary tastes have modified and some positive changes we made have really “stuck,” and that’s good.
I feel good enough about your services that I sent my longtime buddy to you about a month ago to overcome his “white coat syndrome” with doctors. Feel free to use me as a reference!” Helen Schwalm, Renton, WA.
That’s the idea here. We don’t work on just one thing, we work on whatever a client presents. One of my goals working with clients is to find connections between issues, and go for the “strike.” Like bowling. If you hit the right pins in the right way, it takes them all down. People get more “bang for the buck” at Mindworks. We’ll spread the positive change around, to more than one area of life. You may come in for weight loss, and get tools for stress release as well. You may come in to quit smoking, and gain confidence for business success and relationships. I find out what you need, and we create that to help you attain your specific goals. This IS a customized service. No script-reading, generic, less-powerful hypnosis here!
We go for it. Using all my tools and creativity, including hypnosis, both direct and indirect, NLP processes (hypnosis on steroids), energy work, timeline work, parts therapy, and more.
Hypnosis is an art form. And I’m happy Helen is happy with the new canvas of her life. Again, you can learn more any time in my free consultation meeting. Call me and let’s get started. 425-564-8608.
Vicki of Bellevue, WA is sharing her success after working with me. She’s healthier, and lighter by 77 pounds in a matter of months. She wrote a review on the business review site, Yelp. She’s a happy camper. She gives Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP 5-stars, as good as it gets. Here’s what she wrote:
“Vicki M. Bellevue, WA 5.0 star rating 2/6/2017
In July, 2016 I was hospitalized with blood clots in my lungs. After I got discharged I decided to start taking better care of myself. A friend of mine referred to me Connie. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. As of today, I have lost 77 pounds. I have been on many different diets over the years, and now I eat what I like but I recognize when I am full. Due to the weight loss it has helped with reducing the clots and an extra plus, I started out in a size 16 and now wear a 6.”
That’s awesome. A few months of healthier choices, and she’s improved her health dramatically. Size 16 to a size 6!! Good job, Vicki.
So, what is this thing called hypnotherapy? It’s you, finding power and resourcefulness within yourself. I guide you to it (it’s absolutely there), and you get to use it to accomplish things. What kind of things? ANY things. Weight loss is one, such as Vicki worked. Habit change such as quit smoking or alcohol is one. Dumping a phobia is one. Sports improvement is one. More productivity at work is one. More confidence in relationships is one. And so on, the list is endless.
And one change has a way of cascading in the mind into even more healthy and desired changes. The brain gets excited and says: “Yay, me! I’m powerful. What else shall I do to create more Joy?”
I’m happy when my clients share their success. In fact, we were just recognized by Yelp as one of the highest reviewed businesses in 2016. That’s right. When you find what you are passionate about and love to do (I did) and you are good at it (I am), well that’s joy for me. Hypnosis is my joy. I’d love to share it with you, anytime.
Call me at 425-564-8608 and we’ll set up a free consultation meeting.
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.
Michael and I were excited to get another recognition today. This one from Yelp, the world’s largest business review site. “Congratulations! People LOVE Mindworks Hypnosis on Yelp.”
It goes on to read: “Dear Mindworks Hypnosis, We’re proud to recognize Mindworks Hypnosis for the positive ratings and reviews you’ve earned on Yelp in the last year. Our visitors love Mindworks Hypnosis!
In recognition of your accomplishment, we’re presenting you with the “People Love Us On Yelp” award, which is only awarded to the most highly rated and best reviewed businesses on Yelp.” — Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO, Yelp.
More proof of the pudding. Happy clients sharing their positive outcomes–the passion and purpose of our hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming services.
I was asked to share my expertise in hypnosis by Bellevue College. Number one, by teaching courses there. Yes, I do. (Two courses coming up next month!) In addition, last week they contacted me to be a contributor on their blog. To write something for their readers!
Well, those of you who may follow THIS blog know that writing is “my thing.” I jumped at the opportunity. It also supports my personal goal of enlarging the world’s understanding of this so-misunderstood treasure-trove of power called “hypnosis.”
“Everybody has the ability inside their unconscious mind to create a new world. The one they want! The one that’s joy-filled, successful, happy, free, fun, and all the things people want for themselves. We activate change through this part of our mind. Hypnosis unlocks positive change and unleashes potential. Why not use ALL of your brain for a change?”
I’m excited to teach these brief courses next month. If you’d like to find out more, here are the links to Bellevue College Continuing Ed’s website.
Who wants to hear another hypnosis success story? I do!! Vicki Clinton, of Bellevue, Washington, has lost 77 Pounds & gone from a size 16 to a size 8 in five months. She had a mere TWO Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions with me back in July to achieve her mindset of success. It’s in place! When you’re rolling, you’re rolling. Vicki is working it.
Here’s Vicki’s report, 5 months after our work.
Way to go, Vicki! Impressive success. Yay, to feeling happy and healthy.
Vicki was facing some health challenges, and knew she had to lose weight. When her friend and neighbor (another successful client of mine), told Vicki about me, she didn’t hesitate. She came, she worked it (hypnosis and NLP) with me, and she conquered overweight and unhealthy eating habits.
More proof of the pudding. 🙂 I’m living this weight loss success myself, as well. I, personally, am more than half my previous size–and have kept to a lighter weight for 10 years! Hypnosis is the “it’s so easy and works long term” success activator. I LOVE when my clients get a taste of this same serious success.
What I hope happens here. So much bull and hype in the “weight loss industry.” I’m hoping voices (and lifestyles) of truth (like, my own success, like Vicki’s) get noticed. I struggled with my weight for DECADES. Until hypnosis. Now, it’s not a problem in my life, and I can concentrate my mental energy on things that are more worthwhile, like helping others to success.
Call me and find out more anytime. This is what I do, and this is what I love.
Are you ready for a new year? I know I am. What’s nice about a new year is a new start and a recognition of new opportunities to get the life we want. We call them: New Year’s Resolutions. I can help with those, whether they are New Year’s Resolutions, or Autumn Resolutions, Winter Resolutions, Spring or Summer Resolutions. Change can happen anytime. Now is good.
Meanwhile, here’s more evidence that I can help. I received another 5-star review on the internet for my services, by Gina M, of Issaquah, WA. 🙂 She says:
“I saw another review of Connie where the person referred to Connie as her “fairy godmother” – and I couldn’t agree more with that sentiment! I saw Connie for the first time last Spring about some anxieties I was having about a relationship and in just one 2 hour session it was gone. Gone gone. Gone in such a way, it seemed silly and inconceivable that I ever got anxious about the relationship at all. Which then gave me the capacity to fully enjoy every moment and my relationship has flourished ever since.
A few months after that – I decided I wanted to tackle another “issue” – and her work with that was again so magical and instant that I’ve been seeing her once a month to “tick off”, one by one, any other obstacles that had been in the way of my goals.
One of my favorites was in September – I saw her b/c my frustration with a co-worker had reached a breaking point, and I couldn’t even stand to be in a meeting with him b/c my blood would boil out of frustration and annoyance and it was starting to affect my own performance. My feelings were so intense that even though I knew Connie’s work would help calm me down to the point where I could tolerate him – I didn’t expect what happened. After my session with Connie – the next time I had a 1:1 with this co-worker, not only was I NOT annoyed with him in the slightest – I actually found myself appreciative of his qualities that used to annoy me – because with the cloud of frustration (and nearly anger) gone – I was actually able to see the unique value and perspective that he brought AND I could finally see that he appreciates and values me and my perspective as well. Magical.
Highly recommend.” — Gina M., Issaquah, WA.
Thank you, Gina. Anybody can have success. Of any variety. All they need to do is focus their mind in the proper way. That’s where my services come in. To help you think differently, do differently, interact differently, feel differently, in ways that service your personal goals.
Call me at 425-564-8608 and we’ll get started. I’m happy to explain more about what I do in a free in office consultation.
It’s a Weighty Issue – Food Choice, Portion Control, and Motivation to Exercise
Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP® shares her personal and professional insights into success with weight management. Connie has used the tools of NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming and self hypnosis to transform herself:
It’s a Weighty Issue – Part I: Food Choice
It seems that a large percentage of the population is thinking about their weight and dieting at any given moment, reading about this new diet, that new food plan, purchasing diet products, and/or in the midst of dieting. Our weight truly is a national obsession.
So, why do diets and food plans fail so miserably to help people achieve a healthy weight and stay there? A “diet” is a conscious (thinking) endeavor. It involves analysis, logic, and willpower. That can’t cut it long term.
There’s more power in the mind beyond thinking. We are driven by unconscious (outside of awareness) desires.
We THINK we know why we do what we do. And we’d be wrong. Weight management and issues therein are a complex web beyond conscious choices They involve unconscious patterns of behaviors, and embedded beliefs about ourselves and the world that can limit us. These unconscious drivers are just that, unconscious, beyond our awareness. They get embedded in us and like a program installed on a computer they run and run and run.
What is the benefit of hypnotherapy for weight loss? We can actually get in there and address and change these patterns of unconscious behaviors and limiting beliefs. Update the programs running in us. Change how we feel and what we do. These changes lead to long-term sustained weight loss success and weight management.
Weight loss is a weighty issue. Yes, it is. There’s a lot involved. In my office working with clients we address a variety of changes that may be useful. I’m planning a series of essays which I intend to share here and on my blog, dealing with the issues hypnosis helps such as food choice, portion control, emotional eating, motivation to exercise, self image, negative self talk, limiting beliefs, time management and priorities, and more aspects of the weight management puzzle.
The number one change needed on everybody’s list is food choice — is there a predilection toward sugars and sweets? And/or too many carbs such as pasta, pizza, and potatoes? Not enough vegies? Drinking enough water? I’ve heard it all, uncontrollable attraction to unhealthy choices, such as cookies, chocolate, candy, cake, donuts, sugary sodas, French fries, chips, etc. And the gamut of ho-hum all the way to aversion responses to healthy choices.
Willpower alone can’t cut it! What is willpower? It activates during the “I want it” vs. “No, I’m not going to have it.” struggle. We’re torn between two competing desires. Willpower is the conscious mind taking control and activating a conscious decision. Usually, it’s the “no.” Willpower is weak. Willpower is difficult to maintain long term (yo-yo dieting proves this).
With skilled hypnosis, we erase the need for willpower altogether. Let me say that again. We get rid of any need for willpower. Willpower is forced to the surface when there’s a struggle. What if there were no struggle? What if your brain just said “no” automatically? There’d be no use for willpower and it wouldn’t even come into play. You’d just be doing something different because it feels right.
For example: I have no interest or desire to jump out of an airplane for sport. NONE. In fact, it’s not going to happen. It’s on my “no way” list. Do I obsess about jumping out of an airplane? Of course not. It never enters my mind. Do I struggle to force myself not to jump? Of course not. Do I jump? No. It’s not what I do. What if eating unhealthy became a “no” rather than a struggle? That’s what skilled hypnotherapy achieves. Will power goes back on the shelf. Don’t need it! We move beyond the willpower struggle.
Here are some of my client results/comments regarding activation of this change:
“Hi Connie, Just had to send along this spread of the party I was at last night. All of the things I find the hardest to resist! Meats, cheeses, bread, crackers, nuts. It was so nothing to me! I didn’t have ONE THING! And the best part was I didn’t WANT one thing!
It’s just so amazing to me. I am sure it’s “another day at the office” for you but, for me…oh my goodness it was so awesome to not obsess over having it or not…wow. Thank you!!!” – Lori H., Mercer Island, WA
Is her willpower in play? No. The craving for these particular food choices is gone.
“I’ve lost 40# in 4 months… My sweet tooth and chip obsession disappeared overnight. My self esteem skyrocketed. It’s been months since I’ve seen you and yet I’m still right on track with my goals.” E. – Seattle. Is her willpower in play? No.
“I don’t crave ice cream at all now! Or chocolate. I am in shock!!!”– Saliha B., Issaquah, WA. Is her willpower in play? No.
I hope you get the picture here. These people are not “dieting” to avoid sweets and “temptations” and they’re not struggling, they’re just automatically choosing different in ways that serve their weight management success. That’s what skilled hypnosis can do. Hypnosis creates the positive changes that move people by addressing and changing the unconscious patterns. No diet can do that.
It’s a Weighty Issue – Part II: When to Say When
I love helping people with weight loss. People come into my office and itemize their issues: what they eat, when they eat, why they eat (when they’re not hungry), how fast they eat, and all the accompanying aspects of self image and internal dialog, limiting beliefs, and so on. Many things need tweaking for success.
The topic of the moment is: Portion Control. When to say when. How to become attuned to the right amount of food for your body and energy needs. How to eat less and enjoy it more. Here is part two of my continuing essays on the various aspects of the “Weighty Issue” of weight loss and weight management, and the successes to be had through Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy.
Our mind has unconscious strategies for everything we do. How we act, how we think, what we choose, what we perceive as real. We acquire these strategies through learning. They become embedded in us like programs running on a computer, which we then call “habits.” Habits are learned, and they can be unlearned.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP–a conversational hypnosis) studies successful unconscious strategies, and we can grab, install, and live those strategies in ourselves. In studies of naturally slender people, we have successfully gathered naturally slender food strategies. Via NLP and hypnosis, we can install these into people who would benefit from them. This is a necessary piece of the work I do with clients! A client can adopt an unconscious new strategy and find themselves engaging in new behaviors without any mental effort.
We get clients in tune with physical hunger vs. emotional hunger. The mind can notice the difference. Emotional hunger is “fed” in new non-caloric ways. Physical hunger leads to a healthy choice strategy in the mind, meaning you’re more likely to reach for an apple rather than a cookie, a salad rather than a cheeseburger and fries. We implant a speed strategy, how fast to eat. Slowing it down is usually helpful. We implant a beverage of choice strategy: water! And then most importantly, we implant an exit strategy. When to STOP EATING. This is set at the point of satisfaction, when the body’s nutritional and energy needs are met in accordance with achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
There are, sadly, desperate people out in the world who don’t realize the control they have over their own minds and bodies, and they go to bizarre extremes like surgeries that attempt to PHYSICALLY limit food intake. That’s not necessary! Installing new unconscious strategies with hypnosis creates better success, without the expense or health risks.
When it’s all said and done, the weight loss client finds themselves engaging in:
–Less emotional eating
It’s all good.
If your unconscious strategies (habits around food) need adjustment, it’s so much easier than you think to make healthy changes.
It’s a Weighty Issue, Part III: Let’s Get Moving
Beyond food choice and portion control, motivation to exercise is high up on the list of changes desired for weight management. “Let’s get physical, physical! I wanna get physical …” That song with its driving beat makes me think of movement. Working out. Active life. Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy is a way to make it happen.
Patterns and habits are learned. And, if they don’t serve us, they can be re-learned differently, in ways that help.
The “magic” of NLP is, simply put: We can attach new feelings to any activity. What would it be like to be full of energy and motivation to exercise? What if exercise became something wonderful and pleasurable and eagerly anticipated? What if your mind simply said: “This is who I am and this is what I do”? Do you suppose it would be easier to increase your physical activity level?
Here’s one unwanted pattern that I often see with clients: couch potato. Are you one? That’s a person who has developed a habit of sitting around, watching TV or surfing the web, with a body at rest for hours at a stretch. Oftentimes, this is coupled with mindless eating. That’s a sure fire formula for obesity.
With hypnosis and NLP, we can change “I’m too lazy” and couch-potato habits into a new mindset about exercise. A new mindset leads to new behaviors. In our work, we create and install new, useful mindsets for exercise. Here are some examples:
–I love it. It’s fun.
–It’s my routine. It’s just who I am and what I do.
–I have to. (a sense of urgency and necessity)
A combination of any of the above.
New beliefs go with the new mindset:
–I’m an active person. I’m a healthy person. I have energy. I make the time to be physically active, as this is something wonderful for me. This is “me” time. I deserve healthy.
And new behaviors emerge:
I go to the gym. I go for walks. I find the time. I look for opportunities for movement, taking the stairs rather than the elevator, parking a little further from the store front, and so on.
Hypnosis (and in that word I include NLP) is a way to change your thinking and feeling and behaviors and beliefs to become who you want to be. It really is endlessly fascinating work as every person is different and their desires , beliefs and motivations are different. The game and the fun is finding what will work with each individual and installing those changes. This is why I often say hypnosis is an art form as much as it is a science.
Motivation to be active physically is just one piece of this puzzle, within a larger framework of healthy changes. Everyone on the planet knows how to lose weight. It’s a very simple and well-documented formula. Eat less, make healthy choices, and be more active. What stops you? We find out and we address those things and create new habits. The power of hypnosis and NLP is that they are tools that encourage new healthy behaviors, and help people automate those choices.
You can also find out more general information of the successes to be had with these mind technologies of hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming here:
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week — Connie Brannan, CHt.
Hi, Hypnosis Curious!
There’s lots of misunderstandings about hypnosis and hypnotherapy floating around in the world, to the point that different arts use the tool but call it something else. “Guided Meditation.” “Visualization.” “Dream Sculpting.” and so on. People fear the name Hypnosis, thinking it’s something dark and weird. Nope! So wrong.
Here’s what it is: It’s an effective tool to actuate the best of us. The best in us. How? By communicating with the unconscious mind, where our power lies. And it’s an amazing, wonderful connection. 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 (some of us would say going to h-e-double-toothpicks in a handcart). 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 200+ 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.
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.
The 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.
Another happy customer has shared his success story publicly. Anthony Z. of Bellingham, WA gave me a 5-star review on Yelp for my business, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. He came in for confidence and business success. Here’s what he says:
“Connie was referred to me by a coworker that had a crippling anxiety. She got immediate relief. I was in need of help with limiting beliefs that were crippling my career. The idea of lengthy and expensive traditional counseling frankly created more anxiety. The problem is that I didn’t have the time or desire for that approach.
I am in a very competitive field requiring the ability to think quickly on your feet. I had three sessions with Connie and the results were immediate and long lasting.
I am presently enjoying self confidence that has translated into a promotion and that has had a great impact on my income. In terms of cost. I could not afford to not see her. It was a bargain.
My confidence, focus, creativity with the ability to have it manifest immediately in my performance frankly, surprised me. The only regret I have is that I did not meet Connie earlier. The process is simple, quick and fun.
I’ve referred two of my friends, Both enjoying similar results.
If you struggle with anxiety, confidence or any sales related challenges, do yourself a favor.” — Anthony Z., Bellingham, WA.
Yay, for success. That’s what it’s all about. Win, win. When my clients become more powerful and achieve their goals, they share the word, so I win, too. Thank you, Anthony. Here’s to more and more and more and more and more business success for you.
I do love my work. It’s my passion, and my art. And that’s what makes me different (and better) than my competitors. Passion, and an endless quest for excellence. Meet me and judge for yourself. I do offer a free in person consult.
Best Seattle Area Hypnosis & NLP is Mindworks Hypnosis.
Hi, Seattle area Hypnosis Friends!
Here is another short, sweet, and to the point testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. I helped this man with fear of heights.
“I stood on a ledge at least 1000-1500 feet above the river and looked down to study a rapid without any fear. I love this stuff. Thanks.” – Dan M., Seattle, WA.
Yay, Dan! Here’s to overcoming fears and living a more adventurous life.
What people don’t realize (until they do) is that fear is a choice. An UNconscious choice. A pattern embedded into the unconscious mind. It’s not something we can alleviate with thinking via the conscious analytical mind. We need to work within the unconscious to install a new choice. And, yes we can! Calm, confidence, freedom, a sense of adventure.
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and hypnotherapy, it’s all about new UNconscious choices. In our work together, called Designer Feelings®, you consciously (awake and aware) indicate your new choices, and we install them via UNconscious communications. That’s our skillset at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.
If you’re battling fear, stop it! Call us for a free consultation and learn how you can improve your life quicker than you imagine. We help with any fears at all, fear of flying, fear of public speaking, fear of spiders, fear of small tight spaces, fear of open spaces, fear of the wind, fear of dinosaurs, you name it. It’s all unnecessary, and we can help you to kick it out of your life. Call us: 425-564-8608.
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.
View out the window. LOVE.
The Altar to Happy.
Dream. Imagine. Relax.
Hypnosis Books. Never stop learning.
Dedicated to Excellence Wall
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.