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What is Hypnotherapy?

What is hypnotherapy?  Something wonderful!

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis, an easily achieved trance-like state, to help people make positive changes in their lives.  At Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, Michael and I guide clients into a relaxed and focused state, where they are  more open to suggestions and ideas for change and then we “talk to the unconscious.”  We negotiate.  We cajole.  We suggest.  We tell stories.  We persuade.  We highlight what a better life would mean and direct energy and action towards it.  (Here’s where creativity, intelligence, & linguistic skills come in!)

We help with things like quitting smoking, managing stress, and overcoming phobias. It can also be used to improve focus, motivation, and self-esteem. AND SO MUCH MORE!  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP in the Greater Seattle area, check us out!

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP

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Hypnosis: Power to Create Your Best Life


Skilled hypnosis (and NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming) makes all the difference between “kinda sorta some day” idle thoughts and true achievement. If you want a different world for yourself, you can have it. Learn more at

#hypnosis #NLP #wish #dream #create #manifest #achievement

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Gettin’ Healthy for 2023

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Carole reported yesterday after one session of Mindworks Hypnosis’ Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy: “I’ve lost 4 pounds this week! It’s amazing. I’m feeling very calm. I’m making better choices with food. I’m better with portions. I have more energy. I’m buying the vegetables…”

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get healthy, let us help. Connie & Michael Brannan for your power of mind.

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP #weightloss #healthylifestyle #food #eatingright #exercise

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Quit Smoking Hypnosis – It Works!

“Hi Connie. I’m doing great! Haven’t had a cigarette since in your parking lot right before our session. It feels great! Thank you so much! I tell all my friends about you.” – Jon Lawton, Seattle, WA. Quit smoking NLP and Hypnotherapy. Discover what works!

#smoking #stopsmoking #quitsmoking #nonsmoker #nicotine #addiction #hypnosis #NLP #seattle

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Fear of Flying: She’s Over It! (Hypnosis Client Testimonial)

Best Seattle hypnosis & NLP services

Does hypnosis and NLP work?  The proof is in the happy client reports.  We just got another:

“Hi Connie!  The first 2 flights were a major success! I got a teensy but nervous after our flight was delayed due to a storm and then we had turbulence, but I said the magic word a few times and no problem. 😁   Thank you for your help!” — Tiffany B., Seattle, WA

What is the “magic word?”  It’s a tool we set up for her to access her Designer Feeling®, calm, happy, in control, etc.  We ask the mind to automate change, so the fear does not show up.  However,  if it does, we have a backup plan!  The trigger word (or touch, or image) that brings up the good feelings on demand crushes the fear.  NLP for the win!

What’s freedom from fear worth?  Priceless.  Learn more here:

#hypnotherapy #hypnosis #Bellevue #fearofflying #phobia #fear #fearoftravel #NLP #Neurolinguisticprogramming #successstory #hypnosistestimonial


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How to Stop Fingernail Biting: Mindworks Hypnosis


Hypnosis works! Any habits can change. Often, fingernail biting, chewing, and picking are manifestations of stress. We help relieve stress in addition to turning off the habit. #healthy #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP #fingernailbiting #stressrelief

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Clarity for Sale

Find Your Clarity with Mindworks Hypnosis

Seeing things appropriately helps you be successful. When there are important decisions to be made, confusion, indecision, doubt, those states of mind are not good! Not helpful!  On the other hand, clarity, certainty, confidence, optimism… yes, these are good! We’ll help you make the swap.  Good feelings lead to your best decisions.  Learn more about our Designer Feelings® at
What are your goals? Let’s do it!
#hypnosis #NLP #clarity #confidence #success
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Mindworks Hypnosis for Healthy Eating & Weight Management

Who do you want to be and how do you want to live? You can. It’s all choices. We help you get into the mindset to make your best choices for your life and health. If your goal is slender, you can do it. We’ll help you with food choice, portion control, motivation for exercise, and more.

#healthy #healthyeating #foodaddiction #eatingdisorder #control #success #hypnosis #NLP

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Turn Off Phobias With Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Turn off phobias and give fear the old heave-ho. We help do that. Let’s replace fear with calm and confident. How about some clear-minded?  We design your new good Designer Feelings® together!  Hypnosis works in the hands of the skilled and creative. That’s Mindworks Hypnosis.

Goodbye Fear. Mindworks is Here.  Click here to see dozens of happy client testimonials about the end of their phobias of all kinds.

#hypnotherapy #NLP #Neurolinguisticprogramming #NLPcoach #hypnosis

Posted in: NLP, Seattle Hypnosis

Nice Space for Hypnotizing!

Helping improve lives, one mind at a time. I love my new office. Clinical Hypnosis.

This space gets the afternoon sunshine, and, often, I set up my handy dandy rainbow maker.  It’s solar operated, and spins dozens of dancing rainbows into the room.  When you see a rainbow you get to make a wish and it will come true (a belief I have and I’m sticking with it).  So, I make wishes for my client successes.

#clinicalhypnosis #hypnosis #NLP #changework #successfullife #fun #hypnotherapy

Posted in: Musings, Seattle Hypnosis

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is in the Bannerwood Building

Funky Chandelier and mid-century art.

Turn left off the lobby to find us!  This vintage looking lobby leads to a cutting edge, innovative therapy practice. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is in the Bannerwood Building. Where we work with your subconscious mind to end problems, rather than try to manage them with the conscious mind.

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #changework #coaching #success #NLP #Neurolinguisticprogramming

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C’mon Get Happy! Because Successful Goals Makes Happy

I like my puns. This is not the “Altar” to Happy (even though it is!), it’s the “Alter” to Happy. 🙂

We expect you, our clients, to leave in a much better state of mind when you exit our office than when you came in. Hypnosis is like a spa for the mind. C’mon get happy! Along with getting your goals. With Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. “Success is just a trance away!” VIDEO TESTIMONIALS.

#hypnosis #NLP #goals #hypnotherapy #bellevuewashington

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Mindworks Hypnosis Makes Dreams Reality

Sharing more office photos.  This inspirational wall plaque is in our waiting area.  We have lots of art and color and positive thoughts flowing at our office.  Another favorite art saying that is currently displayed on my purple file cabinet: “Life is not about finding ourselves, life is about creating ourselves.” Learn more about the power of skilled hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help create the ideal life.

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP #gethypnotized #dreams #success #life

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Hypnosis Feels Great as Well as Being Powerful for Goals

Hypnosis is so comfortable.Mindworks Hypnosis Works!  The trance chair is ready… What changes would you like to make? Visit us in Bellevue, WA.

Hi, hypnosis friends!  I’ve been gathering up some more office photos to share.  Here is one.  The cozy corner, as I call it.  Where a lot of the magic happens.  I’ve had that same very, very nice leather recliner chair for the office since day one in 2007, and it’s still fabulous and comfortable and permeated with positive energy.

#hypnosis #greaterseattle #bellevue #NLP #quitsmoking #loseweight #stressmanagement

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Another Stop Smoking Success Story

Find your freedom.  Richard did:

“I was a pack a day smoker for almost 40 years. I never thought the day would come I would give up the nasty habit. I saw Connie for 3 sessions and with each one the idea of smoking diminished to the point I have no desire to light up again. Her techniques might seem a little quirky at first but they do serve a purpose and produced a positive result with each session. In all honesty, it’s the best money I ever spent. I’m no longer a smoker. I no longer smell like an ash tray and my health is in recovery. Thank you Connie, you’re awesome!!!” – Richard Dewayne, Lake Stevens, WA.

Another happy client achieves his goals with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  “Best money I ever spent.”  Yes, how much is a longer, healthier life worth?  Priceless.

If you have goals to achieve and aren’t getting there with traditional methods, find out about skilled hypnosis and NLP with us.  Call us at 425-564-8608.  Mindworks Hypnosis Works!

All the Best,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ®
Design Human Engineer ®
Persuasion Engineer ®
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist (clinical hypnotherapy) (licensed career school)

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A Chance to Trance

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Happy spring! As some of you may know, I had a freak accident and broke my wrist a few weeks ago. I had surgery and now the arm/wrist is optimized inside with permanent titanium plates and parts! Thank goodness for skilled surgeons and, also, for self hypnosis–I’m healing perfectly. I am using self-hypnosis for accelerated healing, as well as pain management, as well as improving strength and flexibility and regaining range of motion. It’s working!

I’m reminded once again of how powerful and effective self hypnosis is as a tool. So, Michael and I have decided to begin again to offer our one-day seminar events and train others in “instant self-hypnosis,” as well as other topics such as quit smoking and goal manifestation through power of mind. Our new space in Bellevue off of Richards Road has quite a large area for a classroom.

First up: A Chance to Trance. A group event to learn about the mind, experience hypnosis and manifest a goal. More info is here:

It’s 2.5 hours, Saturday, June 25th, in our office space in Bellevue.

Description: Everyone can be hypnotized and learn to focus their own unconscious minds in powerful ways to achieve their goals. If you’ve ever wondered what trance is like, here’s your chance to experience it. A Chance to Trance. Experience hypnosis first hand and be guided through an ingenious process of goal manifestation by Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP®, Connie Brannan. Bring a goal for your life success!

Check out our current offerings. We’d love to have you join us. The career school is in addition to our continuing private client work.

All 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, NLP, Seattle Hypnosis

Healthy Eating & Motivation Made Easy with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

“Hi Connie, after our sessions, I’ve been working out consistently, eating far more healthy foods and have lost weight and feel much better as a result. My time with you helped set the foundation for that change.” – Will D., Seattle, WA

Another happy client testimonial for the work of Connie Brannan and Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. We’ve been in business continuously in Bellevue for 16 years and going strong.

#hypnosis #NLP #hypnotherapy #weight #healthyeating #foodchoice #portion #exercisemotivation

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6 Flights Later – Long Term Success Hypnosis Client Report

6 Flights Later – Long Term Success Hypnosis Client Report – February, 2022.

“Hello Connie,  It’s Lea here. Tomorrow Kevin and I are flying to AZ! I am only filled with excitement! No fear!
If anyone wonders if the hypnosis “sticks” well it certainly has regarding my flying! I never ever imagined getting into a plane before i met with you!
Thank you Connie!!! You are a miracle worker!”  – Lea Hanan, frequent flyer

Lea used to have a severe fear of flying.  We did Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy on the problem.  The problem went “poof.”  She came to work with me several years ago, and took a trip to NY soon thereafter.  She’s reporting flight 6 now and still no fear.  Hypnosis works!  And it keeps working.

If you have any fears you’d like to remove, let me help!

Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings

Share the Truth of Hypnosis – Don’t Keep it Secret

Best Seattle hypnosis & NLP services“Connie Brannan is my secret weapon. Whatever you are trying to achieve or work through Connie is like a supercomputer in helping your subconscious and key beliefs take hold.” – Fred C., Bellevue, WA.

Another happy hypnosis client who chose Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. Customized change work that is personal, powerful, and amazingly fast. Learn more:   I have a frequently asked questions page (FAQ) that explains a lot and debunks the myths of hypnosis.

Yay, for Fred’s success. However, I think great stories of success with hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming are worth sharing, not keeping secret.  I’m not sure I like being called a “secret weapon.”  I’d rather be a “shared weapon.”

Fred had been suffering with anxiety, and after our session he reported, he felt so much better, a world of different, lighter. The swirl of negative thinking and negative self talk was gone, as was the anxiety. New thinking, new feelings, and new behaviors go hand in hand. Fred gets to enjoy life and work more now, as calm and confidence continue to bloom.

All the Best, Connie

#hypnosis #NLP #change #hypnosistestimonial #recommendation #hypnotherapy

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Success Story: Anxiety Gone with Hypnosis & NLP

Hi, Hypnosis friends!

Sharing another Mindworks Hypnosis client success story.  This gentleman was suffering anxiety and panic.  We’ve been working it and life is getting better.  Here is his report:

“Hi Connie,  I wanted let you know how much you’ve helped me! I feel lighter and not afraid of the future or past. Making strides each day and enjoying the moment, instead of living in my past trauma. I have found new ways to adjust my thoughts and finding better ways to believe in creating a great life with a better belief in myself. 

I can’t express how much your help and work has done for me.  I appreciate you and your work. In fact so much, that I am interested in joining your school and learn this information deeper!  Thanks so much again, Steve Snook “

Yes, in addition to the client work.  We do own and operate a State licensed career school, Mindworks NLP.  If you’d like to learn how to use and share this power called Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Clinical Hypnotherapy, yes you can.

All the Best,
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Hypnosis Success Story: Goodbye to Anxiety

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I thought I’d share a recent client’s email to me:

“Connie, Thank you so much for the session I had with you today, l have already noticed a significant difference in my anxiety! You are very gifted in your craft. Thank you again, Warren R.”

Other therapies out there imply that change is difficult.  Change is a struggle.  Change takes time.  Perhaps years.  Hogwash!

With the right tools and a skilled artist-practitioner, change is easy.   And immediate!  Those right tools are hypnosis and NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  The skilled practitioner is me.  🙂  Warren is a recent client suffering with a lifetime of anxiety, and he’s impressed after ONE session together, approximately 1.5 hours of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy.

In the office in the course of work, we teach the mind/body to transform anxiety out and new, more resourceful states of mind/body in.   Designer Feelings®.  Warren chose:  Calm, relaxed, confident, happy, optimistic, and more.  Anxiety fled.  I asked him (testing our work in office) to “try and get anxious right now.  Try to turn on the anxiety.  You could do it prior to our work.”  Warren’s response:  “I can’t.”  Those words are music to my ears.

He doesn’t choose it, on an unconscious level.  Conscious mind analysis, and chitchat, and seeking of WHY? and boo-hoo into a kleenex doesn’t remove anxiety, a new option on a platter offered to the unconscious mind does.

“I can’t!”  (generate anxiety)  We call that a success story.

All the Best,


Posted in: Hypnosis, NLP, Seattle Hypnosis

Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2021 Best of Bellevue Award for Hypnotherapy

Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2021 Best of Bellevue Award for HypnotherapyHi, Hypnosis Friends!  We’ve done it again!  My biz has been selected as Best of Bellevue for Hypnotherapy in the Greater Seattle area for this current year, 2021.  Sharing our press release.  As they say:  “Alert the media!”  🙂

All the Best,

Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2021 Best of Bellevue Award for Hypnotherapy

Connie Brannan’s Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP has been awarded 2021 Best of Bellevue in the “Hypnotherapy” category by the Bellevue Award Program.

For the 11th consecutive year, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP of Bellevue, WA, has been selected for the Best of Bellevue Award.

Each year, the Bellevue Award Program identifies companies of exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Bellevue area a great place to live, work and play.

Co-owner of Mindworks Hypnosis, Connie Brannan, CHt, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Licensed Trainer of NLP® says: “We know the power of hypnosis for positive changes! We live it. Michael and I have been helping improve lives for 14 years now. We help in the realm of weight loss and beyond, from smoking cessation to stress release to sports enhancement to pain management.

Hypnosis is an art, each hypnotist has a different protocol, skill set, creativity, and even sense of professionalism. Michael and I are members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the world’s largest professional organization for hypnotherapists, and we have a written code of ethics. We respect the individuality of our clients and offer a customized experience in a professional and safe environment.  We also adhere to a code of ethics as an A+ rated Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.”

The Bellevue Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Bellevue area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate long-term value.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2021 Bellevue Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Bellevue Award Program and data provided by third parties.

For more information, visit:

SOURCE: Mindworks Hypnosis
CONTACT: Connie Brannan, CHt. Mindworks Hypnosis

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Change is Easy with Hypnosis  We have more power to choose how we experience the world than we know. We can actually change how we feel, think, and act. We can start doing the things we want to do, and stop doing the things we want to stop. And be better at the things we do.  It’s called control.  “In the waves of change we find our true direction.”

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP #change #goals #resolutions

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NLP Kicks Needle Phobia

Needle Phobia? Getting the covid vaccine involves needles. If you have a fear and it’s preventing you from necessary self-care…we can help. NLP ends phobias fast.  Check out our phobia release Testimonials!

#phobia #fearofneedles #needles #fearofdentist #fearofdoctors #covidvaccine #vaccinessavelives #neurolinguisticprogramming #nlp #hypnotherapy

Posted in: Hypnosis, Musings

Perhaps You Haven’t Tried Hypnosis, Yet! You Should!

Some clients come in and tell me about how change is hard: “I’ve tried everything.” No, you haven’t. You saved the best for last. Creative hypnotherapy and NLP bring rapid, and powerful change. Find out more about how you can achieve your goals easier than you think:  The right tools create the right outcome.

There are always more possibilities, and ways to see things in a new way, tell yourself more resourceful suggestions, and feel capable.  As Thomas Edison said:  “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this:  you haven’t.”

#hypnosis #NLP #change #goals #success

Posted in: Hypnosis, Seattle Hypnosis

Hypnosis is Easy!

“Can I be hypnotized?” YES! Everyone can learn to focus their mind in this way and achieve altered states and achieve goals with enhanced mind power and control.

Hypnosis is easy to achieve, and hypnosis works, in the hands of a skilled practitioner.

If you want to experience the best in hypnotherapy and NLP, contact Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Learn more:

#hypnosis #trance #alteredstate #creative #problemsolving #power #hypnotherapy

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Open for Hypnosis & NLP

Ready for positive change? We’re ready to help. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is open during Covid with safety protocols in place. We also offer Zoom sessions.  All work is customized, and one on one. Check out our 350+ client success stories.


#hypntherapy #NLP #coaching #hypnosis #stressrelease #habitchange #quitsmoking #eathealthy


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Hypnosis Makes Your Dreams Reality Now is the perfect time to embrace that healthier lifestyle, and let go of unwanted habits, the extra pounds, tobacco, fear, stress, and more! Discover the proven and natural way to change your mind and change your life!

It works! Check out our over 350 happy client testimonials and success stories.

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #NLP #GreaterSeattle #smallbusiness #NLPcoach #NLPtrainer #privatesessions #goals #success #winning


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Beyond the Conscious Mind: The Magic of Hypnosis: How to Use Hypnosis to Create Your Life

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I’m happy to announce that Michael’s book on the “how-to” of self hypnosis is now available on Amazon Kindle.  His book is Beyond the Conscious Mind: The Magic of Hypnosis: How to Use Hypnosis to Create Your Life.  I wrote a review, which I’m sharing below.

“I am a professional hypnotherapist and I love this book! 

I have given hard copies to several of my clients as a self-hypnosis and goal-setting tool and the feedback has been 100% positive.  It’s like that old expression, give a man a fish, he has dinner.  Teach him how to fish, he’s self-sufficient for life.  I empower my hypnosis clients with this book so they can continue the work of programming their own unconscious minds on an ongoing basis in the comfort of their own homes.

Written for the novice, no prior experience or understanding is necessary, this is an easy read and entertaining to boot.  With it, a person can hit the ground running with a powerful set of protocols and information to transform life.  It’s about weight loss, it’s about habit change, it’s about business success, it’s about any goal whatsoever.

Also, terrific, it comes with a hypnosis CD download that takes you into trance and then installs an instant trigger for returning to trance whenever you want.  Hypnosis on demand, comes with the instructions.  Priceless! 

Highly recommend!” – Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP®

Check it out.  Now, of course, the fastest and most direct road to success is to work with a professional mind-smith one on one.  However, this is also a great tool.  I use self-hypnosis my self for ongoing weight management.  It works!

All 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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December Resolutions

NOTICE: For your safety in this time of covid-19: We are well, and ready to help with the best of NLP & hypnosis. Our services include in person sessions, or tele-therapy options, private sessions via Zoom, phone or skype. Call us or click link to learn more about our current covid protocols for in office services.

We are serious about your health and safety.

#NLP #skype #zoom #phone #teletherapy #tele-hypnosis #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #BBBaccredited