Another 5-Star Yelp Review – Business Success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Another Happy Review of Seattle's Best Hypnotherapy and NLP

Another Success Story

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

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.

PS:  Happy November!  It’s officially “Holiday Season.”

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

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®
Originator of Designer Feelings®
Originator of Designer Beliefs®
Design Human Engineer™
Persuasion Engineer™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis

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8 Years! Happy Anniversary to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP!

8 Years of Hypotherapy & NLP Excellence.

Happy 8 Magical Years to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

This morning Linkedin told me that people were congratulating me on an event — my 8 years work anniversary. It’s nice to remember the things I had forgotten to notice. I began my business, Mindworks Hypnosis, in January, 2007. Eight years! Happy Anniversary to me.

When I discovered the helping power and the absolute creative joy of doing NLP, (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Hypnotherapy, I quit my job as a Bookkeeper/Office Manager, created this business, and I’ve never looked back. Dozens of additional hypnosis and NLP trainings under the belt, three different offices and thousands of clients later, and I love this work more than ever. This has been the best eight years of my life!

I remember my first paying client, she was a girl named Heather who wanted to stop fingernail biting. She had one session with me, and she was successful. She was also my first testimonial, which is still on my website:,

“I had a manicure last night…I haven’t had a strong urge to bite my nails and I can’t exactly find the words but it is an amazing feeling. Thanks so much, Connie!” –Heather R., Seattle

When I started this job, I got some really bad business advice:  To pretend I’m good at only one thing.  To market myself as a “specialty.”  To say I’m the hypnosis weight loss specialist.  Or, I’m the hypnosis quit smoking specialist.  I refused then and now to limit the power of what I do.  My expertise is in facilitating change in unconscious strategies for behaviors and beliefs and states of mind and body in any realm of activity whatsoever.

In the eight years, I’ve successfully helped an amazing variety of clients, from weight loss, quit smoking, ending fear and anxieties, all the way to working with  pro and Olympic athletes, clients with addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling, sugar, and etc.).  Helping kids with study skills, confidence, and self esteem, helping with physical and accelerated healing, helping stroke survivors with mental function, helping erase blocks to business success, improved sleeping, improved memory, improved intimacy, and so on. As we say at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, if the mind is involved in the activity (which is EVERYTHING), then hypnosis helps.

Lots of people in life are looking to “find their passion.” The thing they love doing and are good at, which utilizes and highlights their strengths.  The thing that they would choose above all other careers.  The thing that makes them smile in the morning, excited and happy to be going to work.  I found mine, and this is it!

All the Best,

Connie Brannan, CHt. Clinical Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapist

Connie Brannan, CHt & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™


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Newfound Confidence with the best in Seattle Hypnosis Services – Mindworks!

She found business success with Seattle’s best hypnosis services.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Mindworks Hypnosis has received another glorious testimonial of client success!  G. E. of Mill Creek, WA. (using her initials only, by request) used to have low self esteem and she lacked confidence and it was negatively impacting her work and her interactions with coworkers and managers.  Not any more!

Things are changing.  Read all about it, below.  Life success changes for G.E.  Less “nervous” and more “confidence” resulting in more “responsiblility, visibility and creativity.”  That’s what a powerful blend of the best of Seattle hypnotherapy services and the artistry of Neuro Linguistic Programming can do for a person.  G. E. sent two letters detailing her success with improved confidence after our sessions.

“Hi Connie, I promised you that I would get back to you about the results of a big meeting I was due to have with my manager:  it went well. I felt free to speak and wasn’t fearful in any way. Perhaps more telling is that my heart wasn’t pounding before the meeting. When this happened (in the past), I was so nervous that all my prep work went out the door and I wound up looking like I don’t know what I was talking about. But it didn’t happen in this case. I felt comfortable standing my ground and speaking up for my needs.

… I’m also finding myself speaking up more in meetings. When I don’t know what something is, I’m not afraid to ask the speaker for clarification.  In the past, I was too scared to look like a dummy.

So, all in all, some very positive changes are afoot. 🙂 Thank you for help with all this. I’m going to keep utilizing my newfound confidence.”

Regards, G. E., Mill Creek, WA.

And I received a follow up email:

“Since my last email, the proposal I was discussing with my manager during the meeting I referenced was subsequently approved by her superiors, giving me more responsibility, visibility and allowing me to be more creative. 🙂 If I hadn’t taken that first step of broaching the topic with her first, which I very likely wouldn’t have if I continued along my spiral of low-self esteem and lack of confidence, things wouldn’t be where they are today.”

Way to go, G. E.!  I love a success story.  G. E. is one!

This is what I do every day.  Work with people to become who they want to be, doing what they want to do, feeling the way they want to feel.  Life should be a positive adventure, not a negative experience.  How wonderful that these tools exists to change lives like G. E.  She had three sessions, and reversed that downward spiral she had found herself in previously.  Three weeks to a new life.  Are  you ready?

Warm Regards,



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The Mad Hatter was On to Something!

Expand the possibilities, with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

The other day I was re-reading parts of Alice in Wonderland, for pleasure.  Lewis Carroll was a master of wordplay, which I enjoy.  He was also a wise man.

I read this:

Alice:  This is Impossible
Mad Hatter:  Only if you believe it is.

Absolutely, yes.  What we believe to be true is or becomes true for us.  This is a large piece of what I do with clients — we find new, better, more useful truths, and create and install them in the mind.  The unconscious mind, with a truth in place, gives your life direction to achieving that, with nudges, pushes, noticing of opportunities, and forward momentum.

For example:  if a person believes that they can’t lose weight–they’re quite likely to achieve precisely that–NOT losing weight.  If a person believes they are “not good enough,” they will engage in unconscious self sabotage to make sure they don’t succeed.  If a person believes “nicotine is an addiction,” that makes it harder to quit smoking.  Beliefs may be useful.  “I can do it! This is easy!”  Or they may not:  “I’m lazy.”  If there’s some belief in your life which should NOT be true, it can absolutely be changed.  Let me help you to change it.  If there’s something which should be more true, let’s do that.  It’s all moveable furniture.

Here’s to new ways of thinking in your life becoming the new realities of your life!

Warm Regards,



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The Hypnotic Spread — Success, that is!

Walt Disney was a hypnotist?

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

“Life has improved drastically.”  One of the interesting things about hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming is their power to “generalize” success into several areas of life simultaneously.  This often happens.  A positive change does not happen inside a vacuum, it happens inside a life, and life is movement and connections, with fingers which reach and intertwine and grow.

One healthy change leads to more healthy changes.  🙂  Once your mind gets rolling in that way (the purpose of what I do–focusing your mind on success), well, the desired changes happen quickly.  And spread more success.  The testimonial below is from a woman who got more than she bargained for when she came in for hypnosis.

Here is Kelli Zielinksi’s report of the dramatic changes she’s noticing in her life after a few sessions of Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy:

“Hi Connie, I’m doing fabulously! Working with you has absolutely changed my life, here’s some things I’ve noticed:

-Much more relaxed and focused; I’m able to deal with situations better than before when I get stressed, and am able to get into a state of calm when I need to.  My working life has improved drastically

-I’m sleeping properly!  I love that I sleep so much better; not only am I off the medication I used to have to take almost  nightly to help me sleep, I also find that the sleep I get is a lot deeper.

-Dropped two pant sizes

-Eating appropriate portions

-Drinking more water

-Increased motivation to exercise

I’ve lost weight, but the best part is not worrying so much about the weight. Instead, I’m focusing on healthy habits, and the rest is just working itself out. I feel like I’m in control and have the right priorities, rather than worrying so much about comparing myself to others. It’s a great feeling!


Way to go, Kelli!  Thank you for sharing your success and allowing me to share it with the world here on my blog and website.  Yes, hypnosis works.  It has an effect.  It changes lives for the better.  It’s amazing.  It’s power.  Not the hypnotist’s power, it’s the client’s mind that has the power.  Kelli did this, amazingly well.  Yay, Kelli!

With the right tools, success is easy.  Find yours.

Warm Regards,

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The School Side of Mindworks – Learn NLP ®

Michael and I are in a mini video making orgy!  Having fun with it.  Here’s another video, this one about the school side of what we do – Mindworks NLP, our Seattle NLP Training.  We teach the methodologies of success that I use to help people in my office.  Here is your “take life by the horns yourself” version of success – by learning and creating a better life experience for yourself.

We’re selling power.  Get yours anytime.  Here’s the NLP website:

We are Licensed through Dr. Richard Bandler to teach these methodologies of success.  He created NLP.  He’s the guy!!!  I call him “The King.”  It’s not some watered-down, wannabe version calling it self NLP, it’s NLP®.  Registered Trademark.  We sell the real deal.  We are the real deal, two of Dr. Bandler’s Licensed Trainers of NLP®.

It’s the not so secret secret of my success helping clients.

We offer taster seminars to full-blown certification training programs.  Learn more here:  It really is amazing!  It’s the study of successful thinking, and it’s also a “high tech hypnosis.”

If you’ve been following my blog, you know this is my passion.  I’d love to share it with you.

Warm Regards,

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A Touch of Calm!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I hope you’re having some happy holidays, and more to come!  Wishing you and yours a fun and glorious 2011.  Resolve to enjoy life more and more every day.  I’m about to share with you all a simple technique that is the backbone and my favorite “magic” of NLP–something which drives home like a jackhammer the idea that you control your own life, mind and body.   Specifically, I’m going to share with you a touch of calm, for the holidays! 

NLPLOGONLP is Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™, a term coined by my teacher, Dr. Richard Bandler.  It’s a way of understanding the world and how we create reality.  And can change it.  It’s about enhancing communication, inside ourselves and with others.  For more info on what it is and the myriad of powerful and wonderful uses of NLP, you can check out my primary NLP website:

How would you like to communicate to your own mind:  “It’s time to relax!”  And have it actually happen in your body in an instant?  (Your wish is my command!)  Wouldn’t that be especially useful this time of year, with all the turbulence of wild weather, traffic, ice, work demands, family and extended family, parties, gift shopping, holidays, STRESS?

Here it is!  It’s called an “anchor” in NLP parlance.  It’s a stimulus-response mechanism, which we can capture and activate at will.  With intention.  So many times we are stimulated to a response (one we don’t particularly want or enjoy) by living and events.  Examples:  Your significant other starts using THAT critical tone of voice, and your body temperature rises.  You see a chocolate bar and the cravings kick in.  You smell popcorn, and you know you NEED a bucket.  How nice to create a stimulus-response in ourselves that we like.  And use it for…A Touch of Calm.  Apply as needed. 

Here’s a technique for you. 

Begin to remember a time in your life when you felt calm.  I mean REALLY calm.  Relaxed, with clarity of mind.  In that precise moment of time, nothing could ruffle your feathers.  Pick a memory from anywhere and anytime in your life, in any context, from childhood,  to adulthood.  In the hot tub, snuggled in bed, on the beach in Hawaii, in hypnotic trance, jogging, it doesn’t matter.  Let your mind remember CALM.  Now, put  yourself inside that memory, that experience.  Be there now!

Experience it.  What’s going on?  How do you feel?  What do you see?  What do you hear?  What do you smell?  Involve all your senses, fully and completely.  Let calm grow in you.  Feel  calm moving in your body.  Flow it, grow it.  Stronger.  When calm is just about at its peak, and you’re feeling really good, touch the tips of your thumb and ring finger of your left hand together and hold for one second.  Let go.  Think about something else for a moment or two, some neutral thing, and then imagine yourself again inside the calm memory.  Feel it.  Breathe it.  Once again, flow calm through every nerve and fiber of your body.  When you feel good and calm, touch the thumb and fingertip again.  Hold for a second, and let go.  This unique touch is now associated (anchored) with calm.  This touch will elicit calm!  In your body.  Forever.  Just that fast, you’ve trained your mind/body to do that!  How cool is that?  This is why Michael and I call NLP “The Magic of Instant Change.”

Now, whenever you want a dose of calm to flood your body, touch that same thumb and finger together and hold it (for a minute or so) in the way you’ve just anchored, and feel calm return.  Automatically!  Feeling stressed by Aunt Sue’s conversation at the party?  Touch and hold.  🙂  Stuck in mall traffic and beginning to grit your teeth?  Touch and hold.  Standing in an endless line at the supermarket and feeling irritated?  Touch and hold.  Joe at work pushing your buttons?  Push your own.  You now are armed with “a touch of calm” for the holidays.  And any time.  Enjoy!

Warm Regards,


Connie Brannan, Master Hypnotist
Connie Brannan, Master Hypnotist

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Amazing 1-Day Seminar June 5th! “NLP for Sales & Business Success”

connie Purple HoodieHi, Guys!

I talk a lot about NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™.  It’s super cool stuff, in my book, the most powerful tool I use.  It’s the primary thing that’s helped me re-shape my life!  And I use it with clients every day.  It IS hypnosis.  A very, very powerful, effective type of conversational hypnosis.

If you’d like to learn more, Michael and I have an exciting opportunity for you.  We’re offering a set of 3 1-day seminars which explore some of the magic of NLP, and hypnosis.  The first one is happening in one week, and there are still seats available.  It’s NLP for Sales and Business Success.  Saturday, June 5th.

Thing is, even though the “focus” is sales and business, these tools are FANTASTIC for every aspect of life.  It’s about people connections, rapport, communications, influence, and an understanding of how we all represent our worlds, and the power to change our worlds easily.  Amazingly easily.  It’s all very, very, very cool.  In my opinion!  And, since this is my blog, I’m sharing MY opinion!  🙂  It’s a strong one.  NLP is good stuff.  And as it says on one of the video testimonials on my other site,, the world would be a much better and happier place if more people understood NLP.

Well, here’s your chance.  For an amazing low fee of $97 you can spend the ENTIRE day, 9 am to 5 pm with me and Michael and learn hands-on some NLP ideas and processes.  Expect transformations.  In your ability to understand and “read” others and communicate effectively.  What an asset in any aspect of life, but certainly a necessity in business!!  You can sign up now (while there’s still room) on our Mindworks NLP website.  We’ve got a “buy now” button, upper left column.  Here’s more details:

1 Day Seminar NLP for Business Success
June 5th, 2010, Bellevue, WA, 9 am to 5 pm

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is an amazingly powerful set of tools that will enhance your rapport with clients and sales prospects, and employees, increase your persuasive abilities and influence, and skyrocket your bottom line. We’re talking SALES, we’re talking about positive influence, and motivation. This powerful seminar/workshop will focus on the language of influence, both verbal, and nonverbal, gestures, body language, tonality, physical space, and how language connects with behavior. You’ll learn quick techniques you can use right now, this minute, to enhance your business–and, indeed, your positive persuasive abilities in all aspects of your life.

Now is the time to build your wealth!! You’ll learn incredible subconscious communication tools for business (and personal) success–simple techniques you can use immediately to increase rapport, influence and power. Close those deals, so easily, and develop business relationships that will endure. Taught by Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Connie & Michael Brannan.

Our price for this seminar is $97, to enjoy the FULL day’s experience.  Free parking.  Refreshments provided.  Tell your friends.

This is a wonderful introduction to the magic of NLP! I hope to see you there!  Because I love sharing what I love–and this is very much it!

Warm Regards,
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