Hypnosis Feels Great, Seattle!

hypnosis Seattle

The hypnotic trance chair is ready for you.

Hi, again, Hypno Friends!

Here’s a photo of my hypnosis chair, complete with spiral pillow.  I get a kick out of that pillow every time I see it!  🙂  It’s an “old-time hypnosis” symbol.  To me, it’s fun.  I call it:  Hypno-wheel.  So, this is the Hypno-wheel Pillow, sitting on the Trance Chair, my leather recliner, in my hypnotherapy office in Bellevue.  It’s waiting for you!  You don’t actually sit ON the pillow, I move it when we get down to business, it’s really for “ambiance!”  The symbol also means “infinity.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, if you’re still wondering:  “What does trance feel like?  And what can it do for me?”  I’d like to show you.  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and tell you more.

Warm Regards,

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Hypnosis for Enhanced Learning – Curiosity for the Win!

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for your enhance learning.

Better learning through NLP & hypnosis.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

It’s time for back to school, isn’t it?  And that means time to learn.  Accelerated and enhanced learning is another category under the heading:  hypnosis helps!  Yes, it does!  I love helping clients create useful states of mind for any activity, including learning, with hypnosis and NLP.

Please watch this charming video, below.  The boy is FIVE YEARS OLD!!  🙂  His father says the key element to his son’s learning to read is his “curiosity.” That’s high up on my list of useful resources for self and clients, as well.  If you don’t have it, we can create it.  For learning states, I like to create a blend of attention (focus), curiosity, confidence, and “I love it” (a sense of passion and fun).

Learning, studying, absorbing information, test-taking, giving presentations. Hypnosis helps with all of that.  Here’s how it works.  We create a new way to feel in the context, and that loops with a new way to think, and that loops with a new way to act.  New behaviors.  And it’s all good, and all designed for your success and goals.  Like the little boy in the video, the right state of mind for learning to read (curiosity) leads to a wonderful outcome.

Just an FYI, I do work with kids.  I’ve done hypnotherapy with as young as six years old. Young people make the best hypnotic clients!

You can’t learn well if you’re in the wrong state of mind.  For some, “back to school” is a time of happy.  If it’s a time of stress or anxiety or overwhelm for you or your child, that affects learning.  Know that it can be different.  FAST.  My Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions are super brief therapies.  Call me anytime for a free consultation in my office to learn more about hypnosis and NLP.  (425) 564-8608.

All the Best,

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
(425) 564-8608

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Lose Weight and Feel Great, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Mindworks Hypnosis for weight loss success.

Get healthy now, with skilled hypnotherapy.

Carmen of Redmond, WA is happy with her weight loss results after three hypnotherapy sessions, at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  She came in for her health, her weight and her blood pressure–and is noticing the successful changes.

Here’s what this lovely lady has to say about how skeptical turned into joy.

“Connie has been a Godsend!  I have seen improvement in my clothes, my blood pressure, my weight is coming down…” and more:

Yay, Carmen!  It IS amazing, and it is you.  This work utilizes your inherent resourcefulness to make positive changes in your lifestyle and habits and choices.  And everyone can do it!

Find out more anytime with a free in-office consultation.  I’m happy to share more info. about what I do and what I love.

Warm Regards,


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Quit Smoking Success! Two Years and Counting and Still a Non-Smoker: Client Video Testimonial

Laurie Adams of SeaTac, WA.  A real client, a real success story.

Laurie Adams of SeaTac, WA. A real client, a real success story.

This is the story of Laurie Adams.  40 years a smoker. A consistent smoker.  Now, that’s a “habit.” Fortunately, hypnosis is stronger and more powerful than any habit.

Two years ago, in April of 2012, Laurie came into my office at the prompting and personal recommendation of her physician.  She wanted to quit smoking.  She did just that.  It took all of two Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions.  Two sessions!  To break a 40-year habit!

That’s power.  That’s success.  What’s even more “proof of the pudding,” it’s been two years now, and Laurie is STILL a non-smoker.  Going strong, and healthy.

If you think you’re beyond help, think again.  Think of something you haven’t tried.  Yet. That’s skilled hypnotherapy.  The power of the mind is greater than you think, and when these tools and techniques are artfully applied, well, magic happens.  I know it to be true.  And so does Laurie.

Here’s her video testimonial:

Good job, Laurie!  Here’s to the next 20 years and beyond, also as a non-smoker.

Warm Regards,


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Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Wins “Best of Bellevue” for 2013.

Mindworks Hypnosis is Best of Bellevue for 2013

Mindworks Hypnosis is Best of Bellevue for 2013

Press Release


Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2013  Best of Bellevue Award

BELLEVUE, WA, July 15, 2013 — For the  third consecutive year, Mindworks Hypnosis of Bellevue, WA, has been selected for the 2013 Best of Bellevue Award in the Weight Loss & Control Programs  category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout  the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category.  These are local companies which enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Co-owner of Mindworks Hypnosis, Connie Brannan, CHt, & Licensed Trainer of NLP says: “We love what we do! Michael and I have been entrancing and enhancing lives for 7 years now with a unique blend of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and formal clinical hypnosis. We help in the realm of weight loss and beyond, with all manner of
positive changes from smoking cessation to stress release to sports enhancement.”

Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) of 2013 Award recipients qualified as Three-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community.  Their organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Their mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: Mindworks Hypnosis
CONTACT:  Connie Brannan, CHt. Mindworks Hypnosis
URL: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

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Lose Weight Seattle – Hypnosis Works!

“I’ve dropped two pant sizes.” says Kelli. “I’m not so glued to the food!” says Liz. “I haven’t had a donut in weeks, which is a MIRACLE!!” says Nicole.

Three more happy weight loss clients in the Seattle area share their success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Discover Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy for yourself.

“Miracles” happen, which are really just the power of your own mind activated to achieve your goals.

Warm Regards,

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