Posted in: Hypnosis, Seattle Hypnosis

People Love Us on YELP

Hi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

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.

The proof is in YOUR success.  Come and get it.

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm), Seattle's best hypnotherapistAll 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



Posted in: Hypnosis, Seattle Hypnosis

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has a new Bellevue Office Space!

We’re loving our new space in the Bellefield Office Park. We are still conveniently located in the heart of the Seattle Metropolitan Area, in Bellevue, right off of I-90 and I-405.  It’s green, it’s fresh, it’s like stepping into a nature reserve of water, trees, ducks, and geese, squirrels, and wild owls.

Check out the pictures.  We are now in the Careage Building, upstairs in Suite #210.

The Careage Building
The Careage Building
Find us in the Beautiful Bellefield Office Park
Find us in the Beautiful Bellefield Office Park

One of the nice things about this property is the abundance of onsite free parking.  You’ll never have a problem or fee there, unlike parking in Downtown Seattle or even Downtown Bellevue.

Connie Brannan & C. Michael Brannan
Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
Bellefield Office Park
Careage Building, #210
1400 112th Avenue SE, #210
Bellevue, WA  98004.
Phone:  (425) 564-8608

Hypnosis is a very beautiful and calming experience, and how nice to have a setting that matches!

Warm Regards,



Posted in: Hypnosis, Seattle Hypnosis

Your Brain Before Sleep — That’s Hypnosis, Seattle!

I found this pic on Social Media today.  This cartoon talks about “forgetting,” and I believe that idea as presented is not the whole story.   There is no forgetting.  Let me tell you more about the unconscious mind, how it works, and the power of unconscious ideas to actually “do change.”  I’m going to share what I know to be true with you, Seattle, about hypnosis, my passion!

Even if the conscious (thinking, awake) mind doesn’t remember these “amazing ideas,”  the ideas are still in THERE, and working inside the unconscious (creative, intuitive, power) mind.  They’re active.  They’re not “lost.”  They are beyond conscious awareness, and that’s where they are most potent and useful.  Unconscious ideas move us, to be and do different actions in the world.

This should not be an “Oh, well, disappointment” cartoon, it should be a “Hell, yes, and YAY!!!! Isn’t that terrific?” cartoon.  And when the unconscious mind thinks it is useful, you DO remember consciously.

Here is more information about hypnosis, Seattle!  Yes, those moments before sleep are a hypnotic state of mind.  Myriads of tests have been done to understand and label brainwave patterns, and those moments before sleep are an identical brainwave pattern to hypnosis, called Theta waves.  Every night as you’re falling asleep, you pass through hypnosis.  And every morning when you awake from sleep,  you pass through hypnosis.  This is not some otherworldly unknown, this is our life.  Hypnosis is natural, and we do it everyday.

Here, I have a chart of brainwave patterns, and explanation.  The hypnotic state of mind is between analytical, conscious thinking (Beta) and deep unconscious sleep (Delta).  It’s a natural state in which we drift in and out of throughout each day.


Those creative thoughts, keep them coming, brain. Consciously or unconsciously.  Those moments before sleep are a power state of mind, and the unconscious will take those creative ideas and fly with them and create changes in the life that are wonderful. Who cares what the conscious mind remembers?

Here’s to your positive changes, Seattle!

Warm Regards,

Posted in: Events, NLP

Learn NLP, Seattle! 9/22/12 Workshop for your Personal Development and Life Success!

Success in the palm of your hand, with NLP.

Hi, Hypno-Friends.

Earlier today Michael and I put on a funtastic seminar at the Coast Hotel offering hands on NLP tips, tidbits and communication tools for improving business.  We had a great turnout and a great time.

So much fun, we’re doing another.  Two weeks from now, we share more NLP insider secrets of how to get the life you want.  This seminar is focused on Personal Development and Life Success.  There are still a few seats, and our “early bird” price of $49 is still here (for now).  Sign up here:

More details below!  🙂

Here’s an exciting event we’re offering!  Michael and I are putting on a 1-day Seminar on NLP for Personal Change & Success this month, on Saturday, September 22nd, in Bellevue, WA. We’d love for you to join us!  In this full day seminar, you’ll learn to use amazing NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming, which is a “high tech conversational hypnosis”) techniques to improve your life more than you ever thought possible!

Special NLP Event – 1 Day Seminar NLP for Personal Change & Success
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) can be defined as:  the study of human excellence.  If it weren’t already taken, the slogan for NLP could be:  “Be all that you can be.”  Yes, you can.  We’ll help you get there, with the transformational secrets you’ll learn in this amazing 1-day event.

Now is the time to improve your life!! Learn and experience incredible subconscious communication tools for personal (& business) success, and pumping up your joy and fulfillment.  It’s all about crafting your own experience of life, “driving your own bus,” as co-creator of NLP, Richard Bandler, says.

Learn simple techniques you can use immediately to increase personal satisfaction, self confidence, influence and power.  Eliminate undesirable habits!  Program in more useful ones.  Control your emotional states and more!

This seminar/workshop is hands on, with class demonstrations and exercises as well as lecture.  So you can expect a very interactive and experiential training event.  You will learn with not one, but TWO Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™, Connie & Michael Brannan.

Our regular price for this seminar is $97 for the general public, but we are offering an “early bird special” for $49 for the full day’s event.  Wow!  We must be insane to share this much for so little, but we love these tools so much we want the world to know them, too.  Ample free parking available.   We’ll be providing coffee, decaf, tea, and pastries in the training room.  There are numerous restaurant choices nearby for lunch.

You can sign up online here:
For more details, call Connie at (425) 564-8608 or email  Space is limited, so sign up now to guarantee yours!

Location: Bellevue, WA (venue TBD, directions emailed to participants).

NLP for Personal Change & Success
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
Bellevue, Washington

Tell your friends.  Call me, Connie, at (425) 564-8608 for any info or questions or sign up now at  Buy now button is on right hand column.  Michael and I hope to see you there.

Now is the time to enjoy life more!! Learn incredible NLP subconscious communication tools for personal enhancement, self development, and success.

Connie & Michael Brannan
Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Mindworks NLP

Posted in: Hypnosis

The Saga of the Raging Bull Washer – or, Skill Makes All the Difference

Wash problems out of your life with hypnosis.
Wash problems out of your life with hypnosis.


Well, Michael and I moved into a new place recently.  It included a lovely set of “new?” appliances.  Or, so it was purported.  The washer and dryer sitting in our laundry room looked beautiful.  Uber fancy!  Digital.  Lots of controls.  Front loading.  However, the first time I tried to wash some clothes I encountered a frightening problem.  The thing jumped around the room like a raging bull on steroids!!

I mean scary movement.  Possessed. On the spin cycle, the washing machine repeatedly jumped violently–smacking the pipes, the dryer, it hit the wall again and again to the point that it gouged out a nice hole in the paint and plaster.  Yikes!  I had set some clothes on top of the machine, they were flung around the room.

I set the spin to “slow.”  Same deal.  My adrenalin was pumping.  I unplugged it from the wall.  What to do?

Michael and I tried to figure it out.  We know NOTHING about washing machines.  The thing was installed on a white plastic tub/liner on top of a linoleum flooring.  We thought “Perhaps it’s that liner that’s sliding, it’s not sitting on a steady surface.”   So, we removed the door to the room so we could maneover around in there and tugged and tipped and pulled to get the washing machine (weighs a ton) off of the liner and sitting firmly on the floor.  We did it!

It still jumped around the room like a raging bull!

The next day we were at one of those large home supply stores and talking to appliance clerks about the problem.  They had no advice for us, except that we should buy a new machine.  Well, we could do that.

When we moved into our place we had found a “handy man” to help us install some blinds.  We called the handy man–he had said he was knowledeable about appliances and could fix them.  He looked at it, played with the feet, pressed buttons, etc. and did nothing at all useful to fix the problem.  We paid him $100 for his time–but nothing changed.  The bull still lived in our laundry room.

We thought:  this is ridiculous.  So we called in a real live appliance repairman to help us.  An expert, someone actually trained in washing machine repair.  Someone who knows what the hell they’re doing.

So, we waited for our appointment, and the repairman came.  He took 5 seconds to figure out the problem, and about 3 minutes to fix it.  Turns out the shipping screws were still installed in the back of the machine, next to plaques reading “remove before use.”  Whoever had set up the appliances in our home had not done that.  Those screws were holding the drum in an unnatural position, so that it couldn’t spin properly.  That was all of it.  He removed the screws and the thing works perfectly!!!  Spins perfectly, sits steady, purrs like a kitten.   And washes clothes like a dream. Yay!!!  🙂

The point:  when somebody is skilled and trained and knows what they’re doing, it makes all the difference in the world.  And they do make it seem so “easy” to fix things.  Because it is, to someone who is the real deal.  Our washing machine repairman was the real deal.

There’s a lesson here, for me and Michael, and for everyone.  Go for quality.  Find someone well trained who can really help you when you have a problem.

This is applicable to the work I do as well.  If you’ve got behavioral “repairs” to make, you can ask your neighbor, ask the butcher at the market, ask Dear Abby, go forever to bumbling talk therapists or take a chance with abysmally unskilled script-readers posing as “hypnotists” or you can come to people who know what the hell they’re doing and make short work of the problem.  That’s Michael and me.  We’re the real deal.  Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists and Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®

Call us for a free consultation if you’d like to learn more about our professional services:  (425) 564-8608.

Warm Regards,


Posted in: Hypnosis

Discover the Magic of Hypnosis, Seattle!

I love to see anyone do what they love, in a skilled manner.  Artistry shines.  A magician friend shared his artistry to help us create this video spot.  Discover the magic of Seattle’s best clinical hypnotherapy — that’s Mindworks Hypnosis.

When your life changes and you find your dearest desires manifesting, well, it may seem like magic.  But it’s hypnosis, and the power of your mind.  You ARE magic.

Warm Regards,

Posted in: Hypnosis

Instant Hypnosis Demo

Hi, Hypno-Friends.

In the training/teaching side of what we do, Michael and I teach other hypnotherapists how to be more successful and effective in helping.  More tools and more flexibility means more positive changes for clients.  Here is a brief clip of Michael teaching a hypnosis class, teaching one variety of what is known as “instant induction.”  It’s an arm pull technique.  Simple to master, and powerfully effective.  Instant trance!

Of course, it’s what you do with someone therapeutically AFTER trance that makes a successful clinical hypnotherapist.  We teach all that as well.  🙂

Sometimes clients seem to think “I can’t be hypnotized.”  Yes, you can.  Everyone can be–by a skilled hypnotist.

Warm Regards,

Posted in: Hypnosis

From A Pack A Day for 30 Years to None – in One Hypnosis/NLP Session

Yes, hypnosis works to quit smoking!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Dave Manion of Bellevue, Washington used to smoke.  A pack a day for 30 years.  He’s done with that!!  He successfully quit in one Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy session with me.  I like happy reports.  Here’s what Dave told me yesterday, that he walked out of my office and hasn’t smoked since:

“I FEEL GREAT!  I’m 28 days without a cigarette.  Everything worked!  I’m very surprised at these results, they exceeded my expectations!”

That’s right.  Hypnotherapy works!  NLP works better.  I use both.  For smoking cessation and so much more.  Whatever habits you’ve fallen into, if they no longer serve you, fall out of them.  Learn something new.  On an unconscious level, that makes change easy and your life becomes more what you want it to be.

Like Dave.  He’s added some years onto his life, an improved quality of life into those years and thousands of dollars back into his pocket.

What’s it worth to you to have a better life, and even MORE life?

Michael and I do this work, and we’re very passionate and skilled.  Call us if you’d really like to kick nicotine forever or other changes for your healthy and happy.  Mindworks Hypnosis:  (425) 564-8608.

Warm Regards,


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She Ended Her Depression & Got Off Meds – With Mindworks Hypnosis

Hello, Hypnosis Enthusiasts!

I love to hear back from my clients with news of their current state of mind/body after our work.  Here’s the latest, from T.V. of Redmond, Washington, who had been suffering depression:

“I’m happy.  More energy.  It’s wonderful!  I’m finished with depression.  I wake up every morning, I’m happy to wake up, it’s easy to wake up, and I feel full of energy!”

She informed me that she is no longer taking medication for depression, as she had been doing prior to our work.  She is being more physically active, working out, doing sports, and has decided on a new career path for herself as well–thoughts of which had been debilitating to her in the past.

Our work changed how she feels, how she experiences life.  Now, life is good.  When you change how you feel, you change how you think, you change what behaviors you engage in in the world, and you make better decisions for your health and success.  Way to go, T!

For the record, I’m not medical and when a client has medically diagnosed issues I get a doctor’s referral–T.V. was working with her MD who ended her drugs.  They are no longer necessary.  I don’t “treat depression,” but how amazing (or not) that life changes and depression vanishes so fast and effectively with Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy.

Warm Regards,

Posted in: Hypnosis

Seattle Hypnosis for Fear of Flying

Hi, Guys!

The Holidays are upon us.  It used to be “over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house we go.”  No more.  Now, it’s headin’ out to SeaTac and let’s FLY!

Let's Fly Away!Let’s fly away:

Travel is connection.  Travel is seeing family.  Friends.  New places.  Travel is adventure.  What’s stopping you from flying?  Is it fear?  That’s so unnecessary.  Let’s fix that!  Hypnosis and NLP make short work of the fear of flying.  Find out.  The proof is in you.  I’m sure the family would love to see you this Holidays season.  How amazing to be free and go visit.  Call Connie & Michael (425) 564-8608 and make it happen.

Warm Regards,

Posted in: Hypnosis

Another Alcohol Problem Bites the Dust

Stop Unwanted Habits with Hypnosis and NLP.
Stop Unwanted Habits with Hypnosis and NLP.

I love my client communiques in my mailbox in the morning. “J” of Woodinville says: “And I am doing great… urge to smoke or to drink.” Yay! Another alcohol problem bites the dust.

Too much wine, or beer, or hard liquor for that matter, can ruin lives.  Ruin health, figures, families, finances.  If alcohol is a problem in your life, guess what?  You don’t have to label yourself the horrific A-word,  “ALCOHOLIC” and be in battle mode against it for the rest of your life.  No way.

You are someone who drinks.  And you can choose alternative behaviors, including less or no drinking.  Hypnosis helps.  NLP helps

Change your mind and change your life.  It really is that easy.  When you change how you think about things, you change how you feel and you change what you do.  My local competitor is named “Positive Changes,” but that’s what I sell, too.  If you’d like some positive changes around your drinking behaviors, call me and explore the magic of hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming as an avenue to change.

Warm Regards,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Connie Brannan, CHt.