An Extra Piece of Chicken

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve added another article that I’ve written to our Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP website.  I invite you to check it out, and several other articles I’ve written and share there.  I explain some of the unique tools and processes I utilize in my work for greater client success levels. Because, as we all know, the proof of a service well done is in the pudding.  It’s in my client successes out in the world after going for it with me in my Bellevue hypnosis clinic.  Here’s the article:

Feel Great and Choose New Behaviors.Many years ago, when I worked as an Office Manager for a building services company, I had a great boss.  He taught me a lot about successful business including the concept:  “give them an extra piece of chicken.”  Give your clients more than they expect, give them something above and beyond the services they’ve contracted for.  In addition to office cleaning, he might offer to shampoo carpet for the suite, or have the exterior windows cleaned at no additional charge.

An extra piece of chicken.  I have built that idea into my Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy clinical work as well.  I give clients something extra, beyond what they came if for.  I give them a gift called:   self control.  Or, in other words, control of self.  Control of state of mind and body, control of your responses, control of your experience of LIFE!  I call it:  The keys to the Kingdom.

If you can control how you feel, you control how you will respond and interact in any given moment.  If you can control how you feel, you can control the very thoughts that run in your mind.  You begin to think differently about yourself!    You create new, empowered beliefs.  You move from an “I can’t” mentality to an empowered place called Choice.  Rather than a cork bobbing on the emotional life of the sea, you’re at the wheel, driving the powerboat on a course you set.  Full speed ahead!

And I give this power to clients to take home with them beyond our work in the office.  It’s called an “NLP Anchor.”  Using “Designer Feelings™” we create a desired state of mind and body and belief.  It’s unique for the person, purpose and goals at hand, whether it be as an antidote to anxiety, fear, laziness, smoking, overeating, distraction, etc.  We work to automate the changes inside the mind, so they become the automatic new feeling in the contexts under discussion, and the automatic new thinking and new behaviors.

AND we give ongoing self control, as our extra piece of chicken.

lightswitch onWhat is an anchor?  It’s a physiological stimulus-response we set up in the body/mind.  Think:  light switch.  On!  Activated, It quickly brings about the desired and designed feelings into the body.   How cool is that?  And you control this switch.  That mechanism  can be set up as a touch, or a phrase spoken, an image conjured in the mind, a gesture.  I’ve had clients call it “my calm button,” “my confidence trigger,” my “go for it,” a little girl called it “my happy magic finger trick.,”   It’s not magic, it’s one technique among many in NLP.  And it’s amazingly powerful to all who experience it.

Here’s an example:  a person might come in for hypnosis services to address stress eating.  We create the antidote to stress.  Perhaps it’s a feeling blended of calm, confident, and happy.   We automate new unconscious responses that replace stress and replace stress eating.  Goodbye, stress eating, and goodbye to overweight!  Goal met, happy client!

However, this new feeling, this NLP anchor, has a greater utility than just food.  Perhaps there are other times and places where calm, confident and happy might be useful to our hypothetical client.  Perhaps giving a presentation at work.  Great!  Perhaps for golf excellence.  Great!  With the anchor, a person has control.  And can initiate the good feelings, anytime, anywhere.  Power.  Almost every client that leaves my office is given a custom designed anchor and instructions in how to use and activate!

As I said:  the keys to the Kingdom.  This is beyond price.  Because these anchors last forever, with the proper use.  And I explain the proper use.

NLP done right, it’s beyond awesome.  What’s sad about NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming is that so few people understand what it truly is, and how to use it–including people who purport to offer it therapeutically, and even those who teach it.  NLP done poorly from a place of only partial understanding may still have some utility, but not much.

Perhaps it’s like the difference between a genuine diamond and a “faux diamonelle.”   There’s high quality “real deal” product and there’s cheaper, inferior, imitation product.  I offer the real deal, as a Licensed Trainer of NLP® through the Society of NLP® — I’m taught and certifed by the originator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler.

Feeling is believing, and we’ve developed and trademarked the ultimate great “Designer Feelings™ process.” Designer Feelings™ are available only at our hypnosis clinic, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  They activate automatically in the contexts desired, and are forevermore available to you as a source of self control.  Call us at (425) 564-8608 and find out more anytime!

All the Best,
Connie

All material herein is Copyright © Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, 2015.

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Skill Beyond CDs – Best Greater Seattle Hypnotherapy & NLP

Unnecessary!

Unnecessary!

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

I’ve written another article for my website called “Skill Beyond CDs.”  I’m sharing it here as well.  🙂  I’ve explained this idea one on one in my hypnosis & NLP consultations, however, perhaps it’s time to share it bigger.

A prospective client came in for her consultation yesterday.  In our Q&A, she asked me: “Are you going to give me an audio CD of our session that I have to listen to?”  I said, “No way!  I don’t do that, because you don’t need to do that.”  She heaved a giant sigh of relief, a prior hypnotist had tortured her in that way.  I explained more:  “When this work is done well, change is automated.  That means it sticks and grows even more powerful on its own.  Today, and tomorrow.  Without you needing to listen to a CD.”

The fact is, hypnosis is a self-regulated profession.  In the Seattle area, and in Washington State, there are no certification requirements, beyond a simple registration process.  Anyone can do this work, trained or untrained, skilled or unskilled, creatively imaginative or reading from a script book.  Every hypnotist has chosen and pursued a different level of training, and has achieved a different skill set, as well as coming to the game with a different  level of native intelligence and creativity.

Every hypnotist has a different mindset as well, as to the power of these tools for personal and positive change.  Some hypnotists are believers, and some are doubters.

Doubters give CDs.  Giving a client a CD recording of the session gives its own NEGATIVE and damaging hypnotic message:  our work isn’t enough to be successful.  Wow, what a stupid thing to communicate to a client–creating an expectation that change is difficult.  Yes, our work is enough to be successful!  IF the skill set is there in the first place to create and install ongoing change rapidly.

This work is all about utilizing the unconscious mind to make change.  Unconscious means outside of conscious awareness.  Thinking and remembering to make time to listen to an audio recording of your session involves your conscious mind.  When the conscious mind is involved, this work is less powerful and less successful.  Good hypnosis requires no “homework.”

Stupid FaceA somewhat rude novice hypnotist asked me one day:  “If you’re not going to make CDs, how are YOU going to compete?”  The answer is (without giving away the unique processes I have created to help people change), by creating more success for clients WITHOUT making them listen to a CD.  It wouldn’t have been polite to say:  “Because I’m better and smarter than you at this work and I’ve created something different that’s even more powerful.”

Here’s a story I like to tell to illustrate these ideas from my own personal experience.  I used to have an extreme spider phobia.  In addition to being deathly afraid of spiders, I was constantly worried about seeing one and was always on the lookout.  This pattern lasted in me for over 30 years!

Guess what?  I didn’t have to do anything or listen to a CD to keep that fear in place.  It’s just who I was and how I responded in the world.  It was an unconscious strategy in my mind.  Not a useful one.  With NLP, that strategy became changed in me in a one event new learning.  I was changed.  Effective immediately, there was no fear of spiders.  It’s been 9 years now, and I’ve never had to “listen to a CD” to keep that change.  It’s just who I am and how I respond in the world.  With calm where fear used to be.  That’s effective change.  That’s what I strive for in my office.  Automated change that does not involve your conscious mind expending energy where it’s not needed.

So my advice, toss the session CDs and find a hypnotist actually skilled enough to help you face to face!

Connie Brannan, CHt.All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ™
Persuasion Engineer ™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
425-464-8608
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

Content Copyright © Connie Brannan, CHt., 2015, and my not be reproduced with written prior consent.

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Happy Fourth of July, Seattle! Hypnosis Lights Up Your Power.

To all my Seattle area friends: Happy Hypnotic Fourth of July! I have this toy, it flashes red, white and blue. In honor of our National holiday, I made a video of this patriotic toy in action. I think it’s massively hypnotic. It’s also symbolic of a power within you, that can spark and come alive at any time.

Enjoy your holiday, and be safe out there.

Warm Regards,
Connie & Michael

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Dateline Seattle: Hypnosis works! The Proof is in the Pudding!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Here is more pudding for you!  Diana of Seattle didn’t know much about hypnosis.  Now she does.  And that knowing has enriched her life.  She found CONFIDENCE, and put it where anxious used to live.

It’s like the surface of the moon.  There’s no oxygen, and people can’t live there.  As hypnosis has stuffed Diana full of confidence, calm, and resourcefulness, nervous can’t live in  her.

Goodbye, nervous!  Hello, feelin GOOD!  That’s hypnosis.  And the best the Seattle area has to offer in the way of hypnosis and hypnotherapeutic services is Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

I love a happy ending!

Warm Regards,
Connie

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/

 

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