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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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“Connie Saved My Life!” – A Review of Connie Brannan & Mindworks Hypnosis

Best Seattle hypnosis & NLP services

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The following review made my day!  Another happy client, and one willing to share her success story.  Thanks, JS, the best is yet to come!  Here’s the review:

“Connie saved my life!

And when I say she saved my life, what I literally mean is that she gave me the gift of no longer having to be the person I was any more. She showed me a new path to become the person I wanted to be. She helped me envision a whole new life! And we worked together to put the pieces in place to make that vision a reality. So, in this way, Connie saved me, and I am so very grateful and thrilled to say that in the months and years since working with Connie, the positive changes keep coming!! It’s just amazing – SHE’S amazing!

I found Connie because I was searching for a path out of my own darkness. AND I was looking to fast-track changes, so having heard only a little about hypnosis, it made perfect sense to me to give it a try as therapy had often made me feel heard but never produced lasting change. And I was done talking – I was looking for action.

I’d done enough work to know what I wanted to change when I met with Connie the first time. And I knew “my story” about the experiences in my life that had helped shape who I was. But I didn’t know how to fix it. I lacked skills and tools to meaningfully address any of it in ways that would produce real change. This is where Connie came in: she walked me thorough her process, explained how it all worked, and patiently went at my pace. She is so very kind, gentle and incredibly empathetic!

Every session with Connie has been so much more liberating and validating than even the best therapy sessions I ever had.

From our 1st meeting, I trusted her completely — so I was able to relax and let go. From then on, we worked together to get to the root of issues, articulate exactly what I wanted changed, define how I did want to feel, and worked to get me there. From the time of our 1st session to now, I’m still experiencing changes because she’s taught me how to do some of this work on my own. I cannot say enough great things about Connie, my life-changing experience, and how grateful I am that I found her!”  — JCS

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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…” https://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/services/lose-weight-hypnosis/

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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Designer Feelings® For Sale at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

When you change how you feel, you change how you perform in the world.  “Good feelings, good decisions.”  Turn off anxiety, turn up confidence and motivation. etc. Designer Feelings® for sale at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Get Your Goals! Best hypnosis in the Pacific Northwest (and beyond). https://mindworkshypnosis.net

#hypnosis #NLP #therapy #makechanges #getyourgoals #pacificnorthwest #greaterseattle #bellevuewa

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Stress Removal With Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Is this you?

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  Does this photo resemble you?  Help is here!  Hypnosis for the win…I get my clients to the point where I ask them to “Think about the stressful things. Try to feel stressed.” and they answer: “I can’t.” You can’t battle stress with the conscious analytical mind, you battle it and win with the unconscious mind–the part of us that runs the body and responses. Learn more anytime, we offer a free consultation meeting in person.  Our office is North of Factoria Mall, in Bellevue.

#hypnotherapy #BellevueWA #NLP #stress #stressrelease #hypnosis #successfulhypnosis #results

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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. http://mindworkshypnosis.net #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 https://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
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. http://www.loseweightseattle.com

#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

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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

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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. https://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/hypnosis-results-testimonials-index/

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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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. http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net 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!  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

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Goodbye to Fear of Flying – Aloha! to Fun.

Hypnosis client success story.
She loves to fly. Now.

“Aloha Connie!  Well wow!  Just wow.  I can’t believe I just went on a 5.5 hour flight with zero anxiety and fear!  Not only did I not have the fear but I enjoyed the flight.

I was thinking the next bout of bad turbulence was sure to throw me in to tizzy but no such thing happened.  I was CALM through it all.  And
there was quite a bit of turbulence!!

Thank so much Connie.  I’m so amazed at your talents.” — A.K. Seattle, WA

Another happy phobia removal client! Goodbye to fear of flying! Learn more about the best, easiest, and most effective method to remove unnecessary fear. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

 

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #mindset #NLP #phobia #fearofflying

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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: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net   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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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,
Connie

 

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“Oh, so that’s what you look like!”

CDC says fully vaccinated can ditch the masks.Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

The masks are optional!  Per CDC guidelines yesterday, we are now operating Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP much more as “normal.”  Hypnosis and NLP are communication games, and for effective communication, it’s really best to see each other’s faces, and hear voices clearly, and interact closely.   For 15 months, that’s been difficult.

Michael and I are fully vaccinated, and have been for many weeks.  For anyone who has not been, we encourage it!

Yesterday, the masks were OFF.  Of course, if a client feels more comfortable for now continuing with a mask, we can do that.  But, judging from yesterday’s batch of clients, everyone’s happier to ditch the masks.  One client:  “Oh, so that’s what you look like!”  Another client after the hypnosis interlude (her third session):  “That was different.”  And better.  I was sitting closer, speaking mind to mind.

In NLP we have a saying, “he who is most flexible wins.”  So, whatever makes you comfortable while in our office working with us, we can do that.  We still have the many, many bottles of hand sanitizer to hand out and boxes of masks on hand.

Relief!

Hope to SEE you soon, and I mean all the nuances of expression and face while we work.

All the Best,
Connie

 

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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,
Connie

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:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

SOURCE: Mindworks Hypnosis
CONTACT: Connie Brannan, CHt. Mindworks Hypnosis
URL: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

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Change is Easy with Hypnosis

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net  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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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:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq

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

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Hypnosis Makes Your Dreams Reality

http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net 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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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

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Anxiety Release Hypnosis – It Works!

Anxiety release client offers up a happy testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP’s blend of helping:

“This has gotten me farther than any other therapies. I even took medications, which only got me so far, and then a dead end. This is the most successful thing I’ve done. My family even noticed the changes in me.” — Alicia, Kent, WA

Learn more:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

 

#anxiety #stress #stressed #stressrelease #stressmanagement #calmness #serenity #confidence #hypnotherapy #hypnotist #hypnosis #NLP #Neurolinguisticprogramming #Seattlehypnosis #Bellevue #covidstress #lifestress #personaldevelopment

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Fall Into Change with the Best of Hypnotherapy & NLP Services

As they say, there is no time like the present. And they’d be right! So much craziness and uncertainty in the world can lead to fear and stress. What’s needed? A sense of control. Optimism. Calm. Confidence. Creative thinking.  When you feel good, life is easier.

Lucky for all, these are for sale at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. We offer our trademarked service, Designer Feelings®, custom-crafted for your life and goals. When you change how you feel, you change what you do and are able to do.  Fact!

Find out more: DESIGNER FEELINGS®.

I’m Connie and I’m happy to help!

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
https://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

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Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2020 Best of Bellevue Award for Hypnotherapy

Mindworks Hypnosis Receives 2020 Best of Bellevue Award for Hypnotherapy

Sharing our recent award and press release:

For the 10th 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 2020 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.

SOURCE: Mindworks Hypnosis
CONTACT: Connie Brannan, CHt. Mindworks Hypnosis
URL: http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

 

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Beautiful Hypnosis

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.” says Albert Einstein. Discover hypnosis, it absolutely qualifies as one of those most beautiful experiences.  Albert Einstein also said: “I believe in intuitions and inspiratons.” He also said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert must have been a hypnotist! Hypnosis is your doorway to inspired thinking, creativity and success. Learn more.

#HYPNOSIS #NLP #HYPNOTHERAPY #mysterious #beautiful #experience #einstein

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Hypnosis is the Realm of Imagination

What is hypnosis?  There are lots of misunderstandings about it floating around in the world, to the point that different arts use it but call it something else. “Guided Meditation.” “Visualization.” “Dream Sculpting.” “Inner State Processing.”  and so on. People fear the name Hypnosis, thinking it’s something dark and weird. No!

Here’s what it is: It’s an effective tool to actuate the best in us by communicating with the unconscious mind, where our power lies. And it’s an amazing, wonderful connection. It’s the realm of imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness. Albert Einstein knew it.

Here’s what I say!

“Your unconscious mind is pure, positive energy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It will do anything for you, be creative, solve anything, find new choices, actuate healing, make success of all varieties. NLP and hypnosis are simply methodologies for inserting precise and clear instructions into the unconscious mind for these goals.” — Connie Brannan, CHt., Licensed Trainer of NLP ®

And believe me, now is a time when bringing out our best really matters. The world is in transition. We need the best in ourselves. And it’s there and accessible via hypnosis! And NLP, even more so. NLP is a super accelerated hypnosis.

As always, the proof is in the pudding, successes and goals realized through skilled hypnosis, like the 350+ success stories on my website. Find out more anytime. I offer private sessions and one on one customized services utilizing the art of hypnosis and NLP.

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
https://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

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The Garden of Your Mind

Hypnosis directs your thoughts and directs your outcomes.

“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” Successful mind patterns make all the difference in life and habits and success. We’ll help you get that success. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is the Greater Seattle area’s most effective NLP and hypnotherapy services.

#NLP #garden #mind #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #imagination #success #newhabits #health

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Eat Wise Drop A Size (or More)

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

“Stay at home” has done massive good in containing the virus.  However, it has also had a negative consequence for individuals:  Covid weight gain.

We know why.  Less activity, less healthy food options, comfort and stress eating, etc.

Now, the world is opening up again and it’s time to get our minds into healthy habits.  That’s the work we do!  I’ve written up my plan to help, and it’s below:

FOOD CHOICE

Our weight truly is a national obsession:  thinking about weight, studying this new diet, that new food plan, purchasing diet products, looking for “the cure.”.

Unfortunately, diets and food plans fail miserably in helping people achieve a healthy weight and staying there.  Why? A “diet” is a conscious (thinking) endeavor. It involves analysis, logic, and willpower.  That cannot cut it long term.  In our habits, we are really at the mercy of unconscious motivations.

We THINK we know why we do what we do. And we would be wrong. Weight gain and loss involve unconscious patterns of behaviors, “back behind the curtain” embedded beliefs about ourselves and the world that drive us. They run and run in us and like programs installed on a computer.

Why hypnosis for weight loss? We can actually get in there and address and change these patterns of unconscious behaviors and limiting beliefs. Update the programs running in us. Change how we feel and what we do. These changes lead to long-term sustained weight loss success and weight management.

Willpower alone can’t cut it!  Willpower activates during the “I want it” vs. “No, I’m not going to have it.” struggle. We are torn between two competing desires. Willpower is weak. Willpower is difficult to maintain long term (yo-yo dieting proves this).

With skilled hypnosis & NLP, we erase the need for willpower altogether. Let me say that again. We get rid of any need for willpower. Willpower is forced to the surface when there is a struggle. What if there were no struggle? What if your brain just said “no” automatically to the unhealthy choices? There’d be no use for willpower, and it wouldn’t even come into play. You would just be doing something different because it feels right.

Here are some of my client results/comments regarding this change:

“Hi Connie, The party I was at last night had all of the things I find the hardest to resist! Meats, cheeses, bread, crackers, nuts. It was so nothing to me! I didn’t have ONE THING! And the best part was I didn’t WANT one thing!  It’s just so amazing to me. I am sure it’s “another day at the office” for you but, for me…oh my goodness it was so awesome to not obsess over having it or not…wow. Thank you!!!”  – Lori H., Mercer Island, WA

Is her willpower in play? No. The craving for these particular food choices is gone.

“I’ve lost 40# in 4 months… My sweet tooth and chip obsession disappeared overnight.  My self-esteem skyrocketed.  It’s been months since I’ve seen you and yet I’m still right on track with my goals.” E. – Seattle.

Is her willpower in play? No.

“I don’t crave ice cream at all now!  Or chocolate.  I am in shock!!!”- Saliha B., Issaquah, WA.

Is her willpower in play? No.

These people are not “dieting” to avoid sweets and “temptations” and they are not struggling; they’re just automatically choosing different in ways that serve their weight management success. That is what skilled hypnosis can do. Hypnosis creates the positive changes that move people by addressing and changing the unconscious patterns. No diet can do that.

PORTION CONTROL  Here’s an important aspect of weight loss:  knowing when to say when. How to become attuned to the right amount of food for your body and energy needs. How to eat less and enjoy it more.

Habits are learned, and they can be unlearned.  At Mindworks, healthy habits are installed.  A client can adopt an unconscious new strategy and find themselves engaging in new behaviors without any mental effort.

We get clients in tune with physical hunger vs. emotional hunger. The mind can notice the difference. Emotional hunger is “fed” in new non-caloric ways. Physical hunger leads to a healthy choice strategy in the mind, meaning you are more likely to reach for an apple rather than a cookie, a salad rather than a cheeseburger and fries. We implant a speed strategy, how fast to eat. Slowing it down is usually helpful. We implant a beverage of choice strategy: water! And then most importantly, we implant an exit strategy. When to STOP EATING. This is set at the point of satisfaction when the body’s nutritional and energy needs are met in accordance with achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

When it is all said and done, Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP weight loss clients find themselves engaging in:

–Less emotional eating  –Healthier choices –Smaller portions –More satisfaction.

It’s all good.  If your unconscious strategies (habits around food) need adjustment, it is so much easier than you think to make healthy changes.  Let me help!

EXERCISE   Beyond food choice and portion control, motivation to exercise is high up on the list of changes needed.  “Let’s get physical” Movement. Working out.  Active life. Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy is a way to make it happen.

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?

Let’s fight the Covid couch potato syndrome. That’s being sedentary in our work, and after.  Too much sitting around, watching TV, surfing the web, with a body at rest for hours at a stretch. When you add in stress eating, that’s a sure-fire formula for gaining weight.

With hypnosis and NLP, we can change habits into a new mindset for 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)

New beliefs and behaviors 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.  I work out. I go for walks. I look for opportunities for movement.”

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. Therefore I often say hypnosis is an art form as much as it is a science.

Stay well and we look forward to working with you soon!

All the Best,
Connie

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
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

Posted in: Hypnosis, NLP, Seattle Hypnosis

An End to Obsessive Anxiety

Another happy client testimonial for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

We love our happy clients. That’s what it’s all about.  Win-win.  When our clients achieve their desired goals through Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy, we get happy, too.

We just received a follow-up report from Leslie B., of Seattle, WA:

“Hi Connie, the hypnosis has definitely been helping.  Overall, so much better.  I spend much less time obsessing and there’s less anxiety.  I will definitely keep future session(s) in mind for other issues.  I also plan to leave you a great review.  Take good care, ” – Leslie B., Seattle, WA

Yes, we love our happy clients.  And these tools, once again, are proven effective for stress release and stress management and turning off anxiety and obsessive thinking.  What are the tools?  Skilled custom hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Find out more how we can help you, too.  We offer a free consultation where we explain what we do and how we can help, and answer any questions.

All the Best,
Connie

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
http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net
http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

 

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