Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings, Seattle Hypnosis

My Weight Loss Success – Feel Great and Lose Weight

Happy with hypnosis Weight Loss Success
Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror?

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Today I want to share a weight loss success story.  There are many, many client success stories on my Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP website of all varieties (over 180 at last count), and many, many weight loss success stories in particular.

This one is different.  This one is me.

I have a lot of new readers to my blog and I’d like to share my story again.  One of the things that makes me different from other hypnotists in the area is my confidence, my absolute knowing that hypnosis works to change anything.  That includes habits, health, energy, body size and shape.  How do I know?  I live that success.

That picture up above is me, taken today.  It’s not vanity to do my “selfies,” it’s how I measure weight loss success.  I don’t get on the scale.  I measure success by how I feel and how I look.  How my clothes fit me.  I’m wearing clothes half the size.  I measure success by how much energy I have, walking, climbing stairs, and so on.  I especially like to compare my face to how I used to look, several years ago, before I started using hypnosis & NLP for weight loss. Here is a pic of my face from 2005:

Overweight is a health concern.

Do I look different to you?

I grew up as a child with weight issues and most of my adult life as well.  I know the ins and outs of unhealthy habits and negative thinking, and what drives changes in weight, both up and down.  I know about diets of all varieties, starvation and otherwise. And because I am so intimately conversant in all this, I can help you!  I KNOW how to lose weight and keep it off for years!  I’m doing it.  And I know how to help you to be successful as well.

How do we do this with Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy®?  When I work one on one with my hypnosis weight loss clients, we address everything, including habits, emotions, and beliefs!  We tweak anything and everything that needs changing in you to help you be successful.  We work on:  overeating, food choices, sugar addiction, carbs, emotional eating, stress eating, bored eating, celebration eating, alcohol consumption, speed of eating, mindless eating, not drinking enough water, etc.  We pump up motivation to exercise.  We remove any limiting beliefs that might hinder your success. And, most importantly of all, we improve your self image.  All this changes how you feel, and how you act in the world.

I help you to see yourself as vibrant, happy, and enthused with life, an active person who chooses healthy.  And you become that person.  When I was very young, there was a popular expression:  “what you see is what you get.” Well, it turns out that that is true, as it applies to what you see in your own mind about your own life.

I’ve found the secret to weight loss.  Here it is, in a nutshell.  People think, when I lose weight, then I will have earned the right to feel good and like myself.  I’ll be feeling energetic, proud, confident, sexy, in control, high self esteem, joyous, and so on.

That’s backwards.  It’s not lose weight and feel great.  It’s FEEL GREAT AND LOSE WEIGHT.  In that order.

Once you start feeling better now, with all those good emotions rolling in you (even before you’ve “earned” them), your body begins changing automatically.  With my work, we bring and attach a custom blend of good feelings to your now.  And here comes the weight loss. Patterns shift.  Eating changes.  Easy.  If you check out the many video testimonials of success on my websites, you’ll notice a common theme:  “I feel so good.  And it’s so surprisingly easy to lose weight.”  Those two things are connected, and in the proper order.

I know this is true.  Look at my face.  I’ve done it.  And I am doing it.  One of the big issues people face is regaining weight.  Yo-yo dieting, it’s called.  Well, I’ve been a lighter weight for 10 years now.  Long term!  When you’re focused on healthy and feeling good, that’s just the way it is and how you live.  I help you focus.  And maintain focus.  I give you tools to take home to maintain success long term.

What would you think of a hypnotist who is obese telling you they can help you to lose weight?   If they could, why don’t they do it for themselves?  What would you think of a timid, self-doubt-ridden hypnotist telling you they can increase your confidence?  If they could, why don’t they do it for themselves?  What would you think of a physician who is a chain smoker telling you to lay off the cigarettes?  There’s something called “congruency” and it’s important in life and in business.  I just call it “walking the talk.”

Hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming–a high tech conversational hypnosis) are the tools that we work with to get you from A to B.  If A is overweight and B is looking in the mirror and smiling with pleasure and success at the healthier face looking back, I can help.  Let’s do it!

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis
Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,

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


All material herein is © Copyright Connie Brannan, 2016.  All rights reserved.

Posted in: Hypnosis, Seattle Hypnosis

Hypnosis Works for a New Mind Set for Weight Loss and Healthy Living

Hypnosis works for weight loss, Seattle
Right on!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

What’s your weight loss goal? Is it a number on a scale, or is it an improved way of being, a new mindset, a new healthy outlook, a new energy? This reminder on the scale was created by a brilliant young mind, age 13. And, as I know to be true, feeling better about yourself leads to the numbers on the scale going down, down, down.

Here’s the message, which I think is massively inspirational and should be taken to heart.

“It’s just a number…REALLY.

This number on this scale will NOT tell you:

* What a great person you are
* how many people love you and how much
* That you are kind, smart, funny, and amazing in ways numbers cannot define
* That you have power to choose happiness.
* Your own self-worth
* how beautiful you are

You are more than a number.”

When you’re ready for a healthy change, hypnotherapy helps.  I did hypnotize this little girl for healthy eating awhile ago.  She’s in the right mindset for success.  You can join her there anytime.

Warm Regards,


Posted in: Hypnosis, Seattle Hypnosis

Hypnosis for Weight Loss – Another Client Success Video Testimonial

Real people, real success!
Real people, real success!

Hi, Seattle Area Hypno-Friends!

One of your own has spoken!  Storm Hofferbert of Redmond, WA has begun her hypnosis weight loss journey.  And unlike previous attempts to lose weight:   “It’s effortless!”

Here’s her progress report after two sessions, and the healthy changes she is noticing.  “I don’t have to try, or try harder…I just don’t think about it.”   Not interested in sweets.  More energy.  No emotional eating.  And other nice changes.

When you change your thinking, you change habits, they become new healthy habits.  This isn’t a diet. This is life change.  She’s excited with the changes.  So can you be.

We do offer a free in office consultation.  We’re happy to meet with you and explain our “Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy.”  This is not your run-of-the-mine hypnosis offered elsewhere in Seattle, it’s something unique.  And in my opinion, and in the opinions of the 160+ testimonials shared on our website, it’s more successful.  Find out anytime!

Warm Regards,

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
4-time winner of the “Best of Bellevue” Weight Loss and Control Program award.

Posted in: Hypnosis, Seattle Hypnosis

Activating Weight Loss Tips with Hypnosis

Mindworks Hypnosis for your healthy eating strategy.
Mindworks Hypnosis for your healthy eating strategy.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’d like to share this great healthy eating article I found on the internet.  It’s a set of weight loss tips.  Now, it’s my belief that people in the “weight loss struggle” really DO know how to lose weight. They know the formula:  eat less, choose healthy, and be more active. They just don’t activate them.

That’s where hypnosis comes in.  Hypnosis turns ideas into action.

Here is a link to the article.  These tips are good advice for weight loss.  However, rarely is advice alone enough to make it happen.  You need the mindset of success.  You need the focus, and drive, the determination and motivation.  You need the “go for it.”  You need the tenacity.  “Stay with it.”  Re-shaping your body can be a lengthy process, and you need to be in it to win it for the long haul.  That’s where hypnosis shines.  You need the “no way” automated response attached to unhealthy foods and overeating.  That’s where hypnosis is magic.  You need the “I’m making time for me” directed choice to become more active physically.  That’s where hypnosis helps.

Hypnosis does help!

Having a plan (advice and tips and understanding food choices and nutrition), that’s all well and good.  Making those choices reality on an ongoing daily basis, that’s a REAL plan for success.  Call me and we’ll talk about the power of your mind to do just that.

Warm Regards,

Posted in: Hypnosis, NLP, Seattle Hypnosis

It’s a Weighty Issue, Part III: Let’s Get Moving

Motivation to Exercise with Hypnosis
Motivation to Exercise with Hypnosis

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I hope your New Year’s Resolutions are happening for you.  The most common one I’ve been hearing and helping with is “I’ve got to lose weight!”  My weight loss clients tell me: “I want to get moving! I need to 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.

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.

Motivation to be active physically is just one piece of this puzzle, within a larger framework of healthy changes.  Whatever needs tweaking, we go for it!  For more insight into the power of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy for weight loss, here are two previous essays I’ve written for this series, one on food choice, and one on portion control.

Warm Regards,

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:

Posted in: Hypnosis

Now is Better than New Years for your Healthy Resolutions!

It’s time for change!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Why wait for New Year’s to begin making your life better?  Now is good.

The idea has been presented to us:  “New Year’s Resolutions” begin on January 1st.  So, I’m going to eat that pumpkin pie right now, and start my diet later!!  Well, January 1st is an arbitrary marker–life is day to day and today is just as important and you are just as important in your life today and tomorrow and the next day as you are on January 1st.

This is a fantastic time to start that new food and fitness plan.  Right now!  Why not get past the holiday tables and feasting with a healthy mindset that leads to lean instead of December weight gain?  Wouldn’t that put you WAYYYY ahead of the curve come January 1st?

Hypnosis works for weight management.  And motivation to exercise.  And quitting smoking, and releasing stress, and the oomph to begin new projects, and so much more to improve the quality of your life in so many ways.  Discover it!  It’s your mind, harnessing your inner resources and power, to move you in any direction you want.  That’s hypnosis!  It’s super cool, and it’s for everyone.

If you’re ready to begin the journey to healthy changes, I’m ready to help.  Call me at (425) 564-8608 and we’ll get going.  Now is good!

Warm Regards,


Posted in: Hypnosis, NLP

Goodbye Depression, Unwanted Pounds & Negative Emotional Responses — With Mindworks Hypnosis

More Success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Hello, Hypno-Friends!

Change doesn’t happen in a vacuum.  It happens in a LIFE.  And any particular aspect of life has fingers that stretch, and touch, and intertwine into all aspects of life.  In short, when one positive change happens, more positive changes happen in other areas, it just tends to roll that way!

Ask Karel Creason of Bellevue, WA.  She’s had life improvements all across the board through her Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy sessions with me.  “Depression.”  Excess weight.  Negative emotional responses to situations.  GONE!  I got her success report today:

“Hello, Connie,

I want to give you an update on the changes in my life since I saw you in February 2012.

I have continued to benefit from my freedom from depression.

I have been able to pursue and complete a good, healthy diet program that allowed me to lose 21 pounds…Without your help, I would still not have been able to get on this particular bandwagon.  Thank you so much.

I also have been able to handle a number of emotionally difficult situations which, in the past, would have had me reeling. What a great improvement. I no longer become paralyzed with grief, fear, or anger when I learn of family illness, marital problems, self-esteem issues, etc.

These changes are because you told my subconscious what to do to make me live the way I want to. I have always held to your phrase that if something I think or believe isn’t useful in my life, get rid of it. What a concept!

In addition to letting you know how I’m doing myself, I wanted to let you know that I referred 2 of my friends to you, and they both have reported great happiness with what you did for them.”

     — Karel Creason, Bellevue, WA”

Yay, Karel!  Here’s another unconscious mind that deserves a series of hi-fives!!

Warm Regards,

PS:  Remember, your life can change, too, whenever you’re ready to make it happen.  Call me.  Karel’s is not an unusual result. You know on those ridiculous “take my diet pill” weight loss ads they have small print which says:  “results not typical.”  Well, with my brand of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy, results like Karel’s ARE typical.  Check out the many testimonials I’ve earned at


Posted in: Events

Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2012 Best of Bellevue Award

Best of Bellevue 2012- two years running!! - Mindworks Hypnosis
Best of Bellevue 2012- two years running!! – Mindworks Hypnosis

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

We did it again!  Mindworks Hypnosis has been selected to receive an award as “Best of Bellevue” for two consecutive years now.  The category in which we are being recognized:  Best Weight Loss and Control Programs.  I’m thrilled to be a two-time winner!


Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2012 Best of Bellevue Award

BELLEVUE, WA, April 10, 2012 — For the second consecutive year, Mindworks Hypnosis of Bellevue, WA, has been selected for the 2012 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 6 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 70 (1.4%) 2012 Award recipients qualified as Two-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 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

Posted in: Hypnosis

“I Feel Like I Can Do Anything”

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I love it when my clients have success, and I also love to hear about it.  A successful weight loss client talked with me yesterday, months after we began our work.  Here’s what she says:

“It’s amazing.  I’m such a different person from who I was.  I’m happy, confident, very positive.  People around me are noticing and commenting.  Best of all, I’m not so hard on myself, I’ve learned to say nice things to myself.  I’m so much happier.  I feel like I can do anything.”  K.J., Renton, WA.

Hypnosis and NLP–which has been called “hypnosis on streroids”–they work!

Warm Regards,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Connie Brannan, CHt.


Get Tranced!