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Our Seattle NLP & Seattle Hypnosis Training Dates are Set!

Society of Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingHi, Hypnosis Friends!

I consider myself one lucky person, because I get to pursue my passion–which is hypnosis and a high-tech hypnosis called NLP.  NLP has been aptly described as “The Art & Science of Excellence.”  Yes!

I have two businesses, one is client work and hypnosis services through Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, in my Bellevue office working one on one with people.  We tweak and install new strategies for success of all varieties, and that’s mightily rewarding work.  I love helping!

The second business is Michael’s and my Washington State Licensed private career school which we operate in the Greater Seattle area, called Mindworks NLP.  We share the teaching duties as we share these amazing tools, both for those looking to become certified professionals and also for those looking to enhance their own power and control over their lives.

We are pleased to announce our next Seattle area training dates.  Space in these live hands on trainings is limited, to assure our personal attention and verification of student skill sets.  In other words, personal guidance and feedback galore, something which was missing in my own original NLP trainings–and I have determined MY students shall have.

Here are our dates:

Mindworks NLP

 Hypnotherapy Certification Program – Discover the “Magic of Hypnosis” – 4 days, July 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2015.  Info link is here:

Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: Weekend Format, 8 days, July 18, 19, 25, 26, August 8, 9, 15, & 16, 2015.  Info link is here:  

Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: (open to  Practitioner level or higher students). Weekend Format, 8 days:  September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, & 27, 2015.  Info is here:

Power of Mind Workshops – 1 day each
—-NLP for Personal Development – June 6, 2015
—-Rapport and Relating, NLP for Dating – June 13, 2015
—-Self Hypnosis – June 20, 2015
—-NLP for Sales and Business Success –  June 27, 2015

More information is available on our website,  Michael and I are both Licensed Trainers of NLP ® through the developer of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler and his Society of NLP ®.  If you’re really interested in learning and excelllence, then you won’t settle for anything other than “the real deal” trainers.  There are only approximately 34 such Licensed Trainers of NLP ® with our certification level in the entirety of the US, and we are both the only trainers involved.

We hope to see you in one or more of our upcoming Seattle area NLP and hypnosis trainings.

All the Best,

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Getting Creative with NLP

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Discover the power of Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Today’s entry is written by Michael Brannan, my partner in business and life!  This was part of a larger discussion on an international hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming forum board and I’m sharing it because it has so many wonder elements that explain the work we do.

The topic was breaking “addiction” via adopting a new state of mind–which Michael and I have been helping clients do successfully for years, whether that addiction was drugs, sugar, tobacco, gambling, pornography, etc.  Michael says:

“Certainly, these drugs can alter brain chemistry; but, in fact, your own body is far more capable of changing your brain chemistry faster and more effectively than a drug. Your brain chemistry changes every time you go from thinking a happy thought to thinking an unhappy thought.  Creativity is about going into the right state of mind.

Creativity is almost always the work of the unconscious mind. Insight, inspiration, innovative ways of looking at things are necessarily things that lie outside conscious control. We can, of course, consciously set the stage for the unconscious to engage in creative activity through conscious efforts at problem solving, game playing, looking at things from a different perspective, etc.

Even science is replete with anecdotes of discovery by something just popping into the mind from seemingly unrelated stimulus (witness the discovery of the double helix), or the use of imagination, witness Einstein imagining what it would be like to travel along with a light wave.

I know a hypnosis teacher who thought drugs were an answer to getting more creative faster. It’s not necessary. In a training I once attended, we did the “drug of choice” experiment–going into trance and reproducing the experience of having a drug. It’s safer, and legal, too! 

What state do you want, and how can you tweak it to make it even more of what you want? Change your state and you will change your brain chemistry–no drugs needed.”

This is all true, and I agree with every word that Michael has written here.  Changing your thinking changes your body chemistry, hence the “Neuro” (neurology) in Neuro Linguistic Programming.  Any state of mind and body, including one of “addiction,” can be altered with these tools.  And frequently is, in my office, just about every day.  And when you change your brain chemistry (mood), you change your thinking, and also your behaviors. It’s all linked.

So, when a person feels stuck and says to himself or herself:  “I’m not this (creative), or I’m not this (analytical), or I’m not this (motivated), or I’m not this (powerful)”, well, the truth is, yes, you are!  And Michael and I have the tools to enact it.

Find out more about NLP here :  (the clinical work side of what we do as Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapists ®) and here: (the career school side of what we do as Licensed Trainers of NLP ®).

All the Best,
Connie & Michael



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Special Power of Mind Workshop: NLP for Personal Change 9/28/13

Mindworks NLPHi, Hypno-Friends!

On the school side of what we do, Michael and I are offering another special event: NLP for Personal Change & Life Success Seminar.  It’s one of our Power of Mind workshops,  a full day event, happening Saturday, 9/28/13.

Right now we are offering an “early bird” special price, just $67. The special ends this Sunday, then our seminar reverts to its regular price of $97  This amazing seminar is only offered once or twice a year, so the time to enroll is now.  Our NLP for Sales Seminar for this coming weekend filled right up, and we had to end enrollment early.  So, as I like to say: get while the gettin’s good!

Society of Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingWhat is NLP?  NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) can be defined as: the study of successful thinking. 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.

If you could feel however you wanted to feel (such as calm, motivated, creative, happy, etc.) whenever it was useful to feel that way, would that be of interest to you? If you could connect with people on a deeper level and develop instant rapport, would that be of interest to you?   Sounds good to me!!  In this seminar, we teach 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.

If it sounds good to you, and you can see the benefit, and it feels like an amazing opportunity:  You can sign up online here:  We have a “buy now” button.

For more details, call Connie at (425) 564-8608. Space is limited, so sign up now to guarantee your spot!

We do hope you’ll join us!

Warm Regards,

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NLP is Empowerment – 1 Day Seminars NLP for Sales & NLP for Personal Development


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Hi, Hypno-Friends and Enthusiasts!

NLP is a conversational hypnosis.  It’s super powerful.  It’s been called “hypnosis on steroids.”  Yes, it is!  🙂  It’s the prime tool I use in my clinical work — and one of the main reasons I have over 140 testimonials of success on my website.

NLP is magic in action and Michael and I LOVE it.  We are both Licensed Trainers of NLP ™ through the co-creator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler.

In addition to the clinical work we do using NLP, Michael and I own and operate a Washington-State licensed private vocational school:  Mindworks NLP.  We TEACH hypnosis and NLP, to empower others to create their own success.

Through our school, we are offering two “taster” NLP one-day seminars this month.  On Sept 21 (Saturday) we offer “NLP for Sales and Business Success.”  On Sept 28 (Saturday) we offer “NLP for Personal Development and Life Success.”  More info is here, NLP One Day Seminars!  We sell these hands-on, live, experiential courses for $97.  However, right now, we are offering an “Early Bird” special of just $67.

NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming is an amazing methodology to control your emotional states, create motivation, calm, happy, persuasion, anything else you like where it’s useful to be that.  It’s about communication, and reading and understanding people through language and body.  It’s about influence, and effective communications.  We play with these tools.  Live and in person.  We show you, we guide you, we critique you to make sure you “get it.”  This isn’t some impersonal online nonsense or literature.  This is the real deal.  Live NLP demonstrations and exercises from two Licensed Trainers.

If you’d like to learn these tools, the opportunity is NOW.  This month.  We have sign up buttons on our webpage:  If you’d like to join us and partake of more success in life, we’re happy to have you.  We only offer this a couple times a year, so now is a good time to improve business communications and sales techniques and enrich your life with our personal development NLP as well.

Hope to see you soon!

Warm Regards,
Connie & Michael

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Strategies of Success Seattle NLP Training Mindworks NLP is the premiere Licensed Private Vocational School teaching NLP in the Pacific Northwest. NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming is the study of successful strategies and how talented people do what they do. Change your strategies, and change your success. Here we demonstrate a very successful 2-second shirt-folding strategy. Modeling excellence, that’s NLP in action. Learn from two Licensed Trainers of NLP ™, Connie & Michael Brannan.

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How to Improve Your Life – Seattle’s Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Find A New Perspective – With Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer.

This is what hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is all about.  It’s about seeing things in a new, more powerful, and resourceful way.  When you feel happier and stronger and more confident and motivated and so on, it changes how you see a situation, how you think.  And when you see a situation differently, what you are able to DO and ACHIEVE in that situation becomes different.  What was unreachable now becomes  “sure I can!”  What was fearful now becomes “what was the big deal?”  What was “I’m not good enough” becomes “eat my dust.”  What was “I can’t stop” (the behavior) becomes “I hardly remember that problem.”  Doubt becomes confidence.

And, as always, the proof of what I’m saying is in the pudding.  The physical real-world changes our Seattle area hypnosis clients and students enjoy.  Dr. Dyer’s quote is wonderful, but how do you “see things differently?”  That’s where we come in.  That’s the skilled work Michael and I do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Through hypnotherapy and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming, we help you create new patterns of thought that serve your goals.

Society of NLP - Your Guarantee of Quality
Society of NLP – Your Guarantee of Quality

Michael and I are both Licensed Trainers of Neuro Linguistic Programming ™ and that’s truly a big deal, that’s the top of the heap when it comes to legitimate credentialing and skillset to help you.  There are only 30-some individuals in the US who have attained our status, as certified through the originator of NLP and the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming ™.

This work is so much fun, and I love it when my clients succeed.  There’s a reason we are “The Best of Bellevue” two years running.  Join us any time when you feel like it’s time to become powerful.  We teach, and we help one on one.  Your mind is powerful and amazing.  Isn’t it time you used more of its full potential?

Warm Regards,


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Want Success, Seattle? – NLP for Sales, Testimonial of Success

Sales Success – With the help of Seattle’s Mindworks NLP.

Candi of Mercer Island was seeking sales and business success!  She’s finding it.  In herself–with a new state of mind.  She attended our NLP for Sales one day seminar last week and began her education on the power of NLP to change how you think, feel, and what you can do.  She created her ideal sales state of mind, and guess what?  It works.

Here’s what Candi wrote:

“Hi Connie!!!  I had my best selling day yesterday!  Got congratulations from my boss and my whole team!  Thank you!  I am calm, confident, articulate, tenacious…THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!”   –Candi of Mercer Island

If you are feeling limited or unsuccessful, well, that problem is no problem.  There are tools for change.  Wonderful tools.  My primary tool is NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming (I’m a Licensed Trainer of NLP through Dr. Richard Bandler–the co-originator of NLP) and it’s amazingly powerful.

Michael and I are currently offering these “taster”  one day seminars.  Obviously, to Candi, the taste was delicious.  We have another one happening this Saturday.  It’s called:  NLP for Personal Change and Life Success.  As of this typing, there are only five seats still available.  You can sign up here if you’d like a taste of success.

As always, if you’d prefer expert guidance to your goals, I also offer one on one NLP blended with hypnotherapy sessions as well.

Hope to see you in a class of Mindworks NLP – Seattle NLP Training, or in my hypno chair one on one.

Warm Regards,


Posted in: NLP

Tell Your Brain: “It’s Over!”

Have you ever stewed over a problem situation, looping negative thoughts again and again in your mind? Maybe it was about family, maybe about work, maybe it was health related. I know we all have those “stew times!!” Some call it worry, or obsessing. I call it unnecessary.

What if a problem that has been looming large in  your mind could be minimized to the point of trivial? What if this problem / situation / icky-ness was absolutely OVER as far as you’re concerned and  didn’t affect you negatively anymore? That would be great, wouldn’t it?

Here’s a super simple (and massively powerful) NLP technique to do just that – to put thoughts of a problem behind you.

When we think about our life, we have a mental construct that’s called a “timeline.” We have NOW. We’re in it. There’s also a sense of past. And a future. These things actually have directionality in our minds. We “see” our life around us in space. For most people I discuss this with, the future is ahead of them, in a direct line moving out into space in front of the body. Tomorrow is close in front, and next week is further out in front, and next year is further out than that, moving along a line stretching from your body out into infinity in front of you. The past is often behind, directly behind us, and similarly, the further back in space behind the body is the further back in time in our minds. PS: Everyone’s different and there’s no right or wrong timeline. MY future is out to my right hand side, and the past goes off to my left.

Sit for a moment and think about your life, and identify your personal sense of time, your timeline.  Got it? Good!

Now, for a moment, focus on the problem you’ve been stewing about, the thing you’d like to STOP giving your mental energy.  Perhaps it’s something outside of your control and there’s no point in generating endless bad feelings about it. Or something that belongs in the past and you haven’t put it there. Yet.

Let’s do that now! Make an image in your mind that represents the “problem.” Any image will do. Whatever pops into your mind’s eye is fine. Now look at that picture, pretend it’s a picture on a canvas or screen. Notice in particular the size of the image and where it seems to loom in space.  Is it right in front of you?  Off to the side?   Close? Far away? Is it life size? Notice what you can notice about the qualities of the picture, size and location.

Now, imagine that the picture begins to change. It’s getting smaller. Smaller, it’s collapsing in on itself, like a resizing in photo-shop. Same image, just smaller. Keep shrinking it. More. Until the picture’s canvas or screen is the size of a postage stamp.  Now, shrink it to half that size! Good! Now, check in with yourself and notice if you feel better in some way about the “problem.”

Next step. Imagine that the tiny picture sprouts wings and the image begins to fly through space, like a moth. And it takes off into the directionality of your past. If that is behind you (your past), see the image moving away from you in space behind you. Further and further behind you.   Until you can’t even see it. Now, the wings fall off and the picture plops down and stays, planted where it fell. Into the past. Where it belongs.

Check in again with yourself, and see if the “problem” feels different to you. Perhaps it’s not even there. A problem is only a problem if you think it is, and this process changes your thinking. Go for it, and discover for yourself how you can reframe your thoughts so quickly and powerfully. You’re amazing beyond your own knowing, and this process is a super easy way to tell your brain: it’s over!

Go for it and let me know your results!

Warm Regards,

PS:  Michael and I have 1-day seminar events coming up in September.  You can learn more ways to use pictures, feelings, sounds, to change your thinking and change your life.  More info is here:


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What is NLP? It’s Hypnosis on Steroids.

Does hypnosis work?  Does NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) work?  Absolutely, Yes!!  The evidence mounts.  Here is a video testimonial from Julia of Seattle, filmed today at the Mindworks Hypnosis offices.  Julia is another impressed client, who is marveling at the “profound differences in her life” via a process that feels so “comfortable.”  Yes, that’s NLP and hypnosis done well.  Julia had a single Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy session prior to this report.

You can find out for yourself.  Call us!  Connie & Michael (425) 564-8608.  Here comes my favorite expression again!!  🙂  “The proof is in the pudding, and you and your success is the pudding.”  Julia is enjoying hers.

Warm Regards,

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Updated Events Schedule – Check it out!

Mindworks NLP

Hypnotherapy Certification Program – Discover the “Magic of Hypnosis” – 4 days, October 6 – October 9, 2012.  Info link is here:

Power of Mind Workshops (in Bellevue, WA)
Info link is here:

NLP for Personal Change: September 22, 2012.
NLP for Sales & Business Success: September 8, 2012.
Self Hypnosis for Life Success: September 29, 2012.

Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program:
Intensive Format, 8 days straight: October 20 – October 27, 2012
Info link is here:

Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification Program: (open to  Practitioner level or higher students). Intensive Format, 8 days straight:   Next dates to be announced.  Info link is here:

Learn Self Hypnosis with Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie’s Bellevue College teaching schedule:

A Chance to Trance:  Discover Hypnosis for Goal Acheivement:  August 7, 2012. ($39 through Bellevue College).  Sign up link is here:

Healthy Hypnosis:  Let Go of Weight.  July 17, 2012, and July 24, 2012.  A two-evening course for $89.  Learn Self Hypnosis for weight management.  Sign up link through Bellevue College is here:

Learning is fun, and learning these tools is life-changing.  I hope you’ll check it out!

Warm Regards,

Posted in: Musings, NLP

Find Your Power

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We learned from the best.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!  I’m sharing a “musing” today.

My teacher, Dr. Richard Bandler, in addition to being mega-uber famous, is a nice guy.  Very nice guy.  After conducting intensive seminars, he also makes time to make himself available for his students.  He’ll answer questions people are too reticent to ask in class, he’ll pose for photographs, and he’ll autograph any of his dozens of published books.  I did all of those things with him, including asking him to sign a copy of one of his books for me, “Frogs Into Princes.”

He kindly did.  He wrote in my book, “Connie, find your power.”

I was and am thrilled.  “Find your power.”  Dr. Bandler gave me a direct suggestion.  Yay!  I’m doing it.  I made a photocopy of that page, cut out that sentence in Dr. Bandler’s distinctive writing and stuck it under my acrylic desk blotter at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  I look at it every day, and I remember to continue to find my power more and more.

Dr. Bandler IS NLP, he is co-inventor of it, and named it.   What is NLP?  Neuro Linguistic Programming is the study of successful thinking, it is a type of conversational hypnosis that creates positive changes fast faster fastest.  It’s been called “hypnosis on steroids.”  I live it.  I love it!  I use it.  I teach it.   It’s the basis of my personal success, as well as all the positive changes my clients have enjoyed, and the clients of my students as well.

“Find your power.”

I use social media, primarily FaceBook, not as a search engine optimization gimmick (as some local hypnotists do) but because I think it’s fun and a wonderful way to share and connect.   I mentioned on FaceBook about Dr. Bandler’s directive sitting under my desk blotter.   Someone posted in reply criticizing Dr. Bandler–thinking it was a negative comment about me.  “Why?   Is it lost?  That implies you don’t have power.”

If someone says to you “find your keys,” does that imply you don’t have keys?  No, it means you have them and you want to get them in your hand so you can use them to turn on the car and get going!  I think “find your power” means connect with your power, grow your power, and the premise there is, you have power.  I know I do.  I know we all do.

One of the presuppositions of NLP is that we, every one of us, do indeed have infinite resourcefulness and power.  Everything we need is already inside us to create change in ways that we find useful.  NLP, it’s a methodology of continued empowerment.  If you don’t like where you’re at, you choose and do something else!

Thank you, Dr. Bandler.  “Find your power.”  It’s an ongoing joy-filled process, and I’m working on it!

Warm Regards,

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Added – An Events Page

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Here are the up-to-the-moment scheduled “doings” of Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP.  EVENTS!  Check this space for upcoming trainings, public appearances, and seminar/workshops.  Fun stuff.

The current info can be accessed any time from the menu bar at the top of this blog.  I hope you’ll join me and Michael for any or all of our events.  We love what we do, and we have a committment to furthering the good word on hypnosis and NLP.  This is us, out in the world, doing just that.

Our World Hypnotism Day event happens 1/28/12 at the Coast Hotel.  Michael and I will both be presenting talks.  It’s FREE!  Mindworks Hypnosis is a sponsor of this event, and it’s part of a larger gathering of hypnotists who are affiliated with the NGHWA (National Guild of Hypnotists, Washington State Chapter) and sharing information to the general public about what we do.  Please join us!

Warm Regards,

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July 16th – 1 Day Seminar NLP for Personal Change & Success

We are Licensed thru the Co-Creator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler.
We are Licensed thru the Co-Creator of NLP, Dr. Richard Bandler.

1 Day Seminar NLP for Personal Change & Success

I talk a LOT about NLP–I consider it my prime tool for helping me, and helping others.  Would you like to learn more about it, and also some cool DOING of NLP?  You’re in luck.  Michael and I are offering a 1-day “Power of Mind” Workshop next month.  It’s all day, Saturday, July 16th.  Click here to learn more:

Here’s more information!  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 price for this seminar is $97 to enjoy the FULL day’s experience. Ample free parking available. We’ll be providing coffee, decaf, tea, and pastries in the training room. There’s numerous restaurant choices nearby for lunch.

Space is limited, so sign up now to guarantee yours!
Location: Bellevue, Washington 98004

Call me, Connie, at (425) 564-8608 for any info or questions or sign up online now, below or at

NLP Life Success Workshop 7-16

I do hope you’ll join us.  Space is limited, and we’re excited to share what we know and love so much.

Warm Regards,