Seattle Area Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™ shares the truth about hypnosis, NLP and the unconscious mind to create powerful, positive, and lasting life changes. Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP
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Once upon a time, Lea Hanan of Renton, WA had severe claustrophobia and panic attacks. And every day she was unable to get in an elevator or on a plane, or a subway car–which limited her life substantially. Climbing stairs, or being forced into missing events. She reported that she once chose to drive across country to see family rather than fly, 5 days each way. Not fun! For decades this pattern of fear and avoidance was running in her.
Until one day, she came to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP and we used our secret weapon to help: creative Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy®.
And because of that, she can get on any elevator, any time. Including to visit the observation deck of our very own Space Needle. And, because of our work, she can fly. And because of that, she recently joined dear friends in New York for a special occasion. And because of all that, she’s feeling more confident in her entire world, including at work.
Here’s her story of successful change, an end to fear.
And ever since then, Lea is a happy camper, planning travel adventures with her husband. Happily ever after!
To quote a recent client who came to me to remove claustrophobia and fear of flying and panic attacks: “I did it!!! Woohoo!!!!”
For the first time in 14 years, Lea was able to board an airplane and fly. She was initially thinking of a short little flight to test out her newfound courage, but no…she decided to go for it: Seattle all the way to the East Coast.
Here’s her video testimonial after just a few Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hypnosis sessions at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.
“I did it!!! Woohoo!!!! This is Lea, and I am in New York. I just flew for the first time after 14 years. And I had ZERO panic. Zero. So, feeling so great. Now I can just enjoy New York City and my dear friends and celebrate my friend Regina Rose’s 50th birthday. Woohoo!”
If you have changes to make, the work I do is successful in helping. Ask Lea.
Once upon a time, I had a spider phobia. It really was a huge negative thing in my life. It wasn’t JUST the panic attacks seeing a spider, the adrenaline, the heart pounding, screaming, jumping, the fear, it was being on the lookout for spiders 24/7. My husband called it “bug radar,” and let me tell you, I was perpetually on a high level of alert. I’d scan every room I entered, and any speck or dot, I’d worry: “Is that a spider?”
Well, 13 years ago, in my very first NLP training, the instructor removed my phobia. Talk about amazement. That was me. And it was a convincer that NLP is something real and powerful. I paid a beacoup amount of money for that training, which included hypnosis, NLP, reiki, and I thought to myself: “Even if it’s a mediocre training, it’s worth the money because it removed my phobia.” Priceless!
So, fast forward 13 years. I LOVE helping clients remove fear with NLP, and especially spiders, because I lived that hell for decades.
Here’s the story of Jennifer B, of Seattle, who had a fear of spiders. Not anymore. She was so thrilled with the changes after our initial hypnosis and NLP work, that she agreed to share her face and her words:
“So, I came in a week ago to get rid of my extreme anxiety for spiders. Just a major spider phobia. Couldn’t even look at a picture. The thought of spiders, my body would just start freaking out. I just couldn’t deal.
One session, and I’m back a week later to report that I can look at spiders now. I don’t get anxious. I can get them out of my home with a vaccuum. No problem. No screaming. It’s an UNBELIEVABLE difference.
That reduction in anxiety has carried over to things like frustration around traffic. Now, it’s just “No big deal!”
I would never have believed it in a million years. It sounds like it’s impossible, but it totally, totally works! And I am so happy I want to cry. So happy!” — Jennifer B., Seattle, WA
Irrational fear is limiting, debilitating, and useless. I’m thrilled that my tool kit makes such short and easy work of phobia removal.
I’d be happy to help you at any time to remove fear. Call me and learn more. My contact information is HERE. I have a private office in Bellevue offering NLP (an accelerated hypnosis), hypnotherapy, reiki and more.
Another happy client of ours is so thrilled with her successful changes that she is willing to share her name and her face and her words. Lea Hanan had severe claustrophobia that was limiting her life and choices. For decades. Not useful!
She decided to come to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP (good choice!) and work it. After one session, she was free to ride in elevators. 25 rides so far, and counting! Next up. Proving to herself that flying in airplanes is just as easy and enjoyable.
Here’s her remarks, in video form:
If you’ve been suffering with an irrational and non-useful fear, let us help you remove it. It’s what we do.
Are you ready to turn off fear of flying and enjoy life more? We can help!
NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming specializes in phobia releases. Faster than any other method. I know NLP works, not only from my long, long list of happy clients, but also the fact that my own decades-long phobia (of spiders) was removed with NLP. We have many techniques to end fear including Designer Feelings®, exclusive to Mindworks Hypnosis and NLP. No one else offers this trademarked service. What are you afraid of? And wouldn’t you like not to be? Let’s do it!
Here’s a little video I’ve made showcasing one of our wonderful Designer Feelings® – Courage.
Courage for sale at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. How would you rather feel? And feeling that way, hop on the plane and attend the business meeting, the class reunion, the family party, the travel adventure of a lifetime? We can do that!
Fear is useful. Sometimes. Imagine a leopard has escaped his cage at the zoo and is ready to strike! Fear (that fight or flight) kicks in. The sensible FLIGHT response pumps adrenaline into your body and helps you run really, really fast in the opposite direction. It might save your life.
HOWEVER, fear in ordinary day to day life is not useful. Downright ridiculous, in fact. I use to have a severe fear of spiders. It’s gone. That’s what NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, can do! My fear is gone. It’s hard to describe how amazing and powerful and wonderful that is for someone’s life–when irrational and unnecessary fear vanishes. I was tormented for decades with this fear. Never dreaming it could be gone so quickly.
Here’s a brief video I made with the actual issues that clients have brought to me. Their own personal phobias–that no longer exist. If I added all such client phobia-inducers, the video would have been an hour long. Fear can be attached to anything. And it can be unattached. It’s not rational to have a fear of dinosaurs. And yet, she had one. Until we removed it. I’ve had clients with a fear of the wind (bad one), fear of record stores, fear of overripe bananas, fear of needles, fear of flying, fear of crowds, fear of helium balloons, and so on.
It’s all movable furniture in the mind.
Learn more any time! I’m happy to meet with you and explain what I do and how I can help make your phobia a thing of the past.
Hope Pettinger, of Manson, WA used to be afraid of the water, and sharks. That fear lasted her “whole life” and limited her enjoyment of water activities. But, not any more. She found Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. One session later, and she successfully went snorkeling in the Galapagos. Without fear. Only pride. “I did it.” She says. Yes, the power of mind is amazing. Learn more anytime. http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq
Here are Hope’s comments after Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hypnotherapy:
“Dear Connie: Today we had our first snorkeling experience in Galapagos. We had to wear a wet suit and jump out of a zodiac boat into the water near the cliffs. I DID IT!
The water was very cold but clear and beautiful. I stayed in the water 45 minutes before I got too cold to continue, feeling so much safer. By then, out of 17 of us, only 5 people were still in the water! The fish were beautiful. A few people saw a shark but I didn’t. In my head I thought if I did I would be calm.
I am so proud of myself. I admit I cried when I got out of the water because I was soooo HAPPY!
Thank you so much for helping me enjoy all that this trip is offering to us. Tomorrow we snorkel from the beach and I am looking forward to it!
I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have found you.” — Hope Pettinger, Manson, WA.
Yay, Hope! She found her power of mind to end fear. One session with me is all it took. Irrational fear is so unnecessary. If you’re tired of limiting yourself and your adventures in life because of fear, you can choose to end that fear. Meet with me and I’ll explain what this is and how it works.
In my office and my client work, the primary tool is NLP. Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I blend this with creative hypnotherapy, reiki, and more.
My clients ask me: “What is NLP?” Short answer: NLP is the control panel for the mind.
Here, again, is a little video I created to help explain:
Dr. Richard Bandler (NLP’s co-originator) says: “NLP is the study of successful thinking. …It’s really all about problem solving, in the end.”
I am one of Dr. Bandler’s Licensed Trainers of NLP®. In addition to owning and operating a career school teaching NLP, I also use it daily in my client work. Our toolkit is the artful manipulation of unconscious strategies and taking conscious control of them—the pictures in our mind, our inner voice(s), our inner thoughts and beliefs, and how we feel in any given moment. All of these create what we do and how we perform and live–and ALL are under our control.
With NLP, we don’t study what went wrong (problems), we study who can do it right (it being anything) which we can then replicate. We can adopt those unconscious strategies and attain similar abilities and successes. For example, it’s not how or why a phobia was created, it’s about the person who shook it off and changed. He did that in his mind, and so can you. With NLP, we have the strategy to end a phobia (any phobia). I know it works because that was my very first “convincer” experience with NLP—having my decades long spider phobia vanish in a NLP class exercise.
It’s an amazing skill set for effective communications both within our mind and with others in the world, rapport, influence, self empowerment, and more.
More info about NLP is here Our FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Page. If you’d like some rapid and powerful changes in your life, NLP is the way to go. Find out more anytime, I do offer a free in office consultation where I explain how I can help and answer questions about these tools of hypnosis and NLP.
John Whitley does a lot of driving for his career. Unfortunately, he suffered (past tense) anxiety and nerves driving, tense and gripping behind the wheel. When you’re nervous, you’re not thinking clearly and it makes you less safe on the road. That needed to change. So, he did. He came to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP. And here’s his report after one session of Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy:
“Hello Connie, I just wanted to drop you a note about the first session. Great results. I have driven over the Pass two times since the first session, each time the drive gets easier. I cant put into words how much I truly appreciate your help. I would like to set up another session this week if you have time available. (another issue to work on) Thank you, John Whitley”
Yay, John! Good job!
If you’d like to dump unnecessary fear, call me. 425-564-8608. We can do that!
One of THE most common fears that I help people erase using my hypnosis and NLP skills is “fear of public speaking.” It’s right up there, next to spiders and airplane travel.
Claudia, of the Greater Seattle area, came in to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP to work on public speaking and confidence. There was stuttering, fear, self doubt, brain freeze, and etc. going on when she was trying to communicate in business settings.
After only one session, she’s already noticing results and successful changes. Here’s her short and sweet report:
“Hi Connie, I just have to thank you for your work with my mind. I feel much better. I’ve been more confident and clearer speaking in public, calmer.” — Claudia Mihkelson, Bothell, WA.
She also told me that she’s noticed that she is more comfortable talking, expressing herself more clearly, and using a more confident voice. That’s right. When you change how you feel, you change how you present and how you communicate. Feeling better leads to speaking better. We work both sides of that coin! Claudia knows. She’s coming in for more sessions to pump up her confidence and joy in self even more. And I’m happy to help!
I myself have made transformations in this arena called “fear of public speaking.” I went from shy and withdrawn to teacher and also recently took a course on stand up comedy. I performed my own material in a comedy club last year. Talk about enlarging boundaries. Anyone can. The power of the mind, unleashed through skilled unconscious communications (hypnosis and NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming) is awesome!
It’s not been frequent, but I do work with children as well as adults. Children are VERY responsive to Neuro Linguistic Programming and hypnosis. I’ve worked with as young as six years old.
What’s needed is an ability to focus/engage/play through the processes with me. I had a wonderful little 8-year old boy like that the other day. He came in with a terror of elevators. Not just a fear. A wide-eyed terror. He had learned it. We proceeded to unlearn it.
I did my thing with him, Neuro Linguistic Programming, primarily. We created new feelings and new pictures and new sounds in his mind around elevators. Better ones. We did some hypnosis as well, with imagery to create security and a sense of well being.
I like to test my work, always. Immediately in the real world, when possible. My office building has a small elevator. (And smaller elevators had been even more terrifying to my client.) The boy, his mom, and I rode the elevator that day. Suddenly, an elevator was an amusement ride, something FUN to do. He wanted to push the buttons. He rode down, he rode up. Feeling happy. Feeling good. “Mom, let’s do it again!” We rode down and up again.
As they left my office I heard him saying to his mother, “I want to ride the elevator!! Can I push the buttons?” Fear is gone.
A side personal note: I have relatives that are very very successful in the realm of retail stores. They sell pretty things to people who have a lot of money. That’s nice. By anyone’s standards looking at them, they are success and wealth personified. One of those relatives made a comment yesterday suggesting that the work I do is insignificant.
I think what I do is infinitely more important and more valuable. A little boy had fear. And now he doesn’t. I believe that transformation is worth more than all the tea in China.
I’m helping a client who has a phobia: fear of dinosaurs. That’s a new one! And it’s also proof positive that these fears are irrational and cannot be solved consciously. How many dinos is she likely to run into on a daily basis that it should be a continuing terror in her life?
They’re extinct! Let’s make the fear be extinct. I know how! Got to get into the unconscious mind to solve these things! 🙂
Fear can be attached to anything, and can be unattached in a heartbeat. That’s the power of Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP. I know it’s true! I’ve lived the difference from fear to calm–I had a phobia that lasted decades. Spiders. Panic and hysteria and adrenalin and screaming. After 15 minutes of NLP performed 5 years ago, “poof!” No more fear. I like to give clients proof, known in the trade as “convincers.” Well, my neurology of fascinated clear-minded CALM while standing next to a spider nowadays, it’s a good convincer for me!
It’s cool to help people with these things, and I’ve worked with pretty much
everything under the sun. Or so I thought. Dinosaurs is a new one. Beyond the common fears, fear of public speaking, fear of heights, fear of flying, fear of driving, fear of spiders and snakes, fear of elevators, fear of the dentist, I’ve helped people with fears of overripe bananas, record stores, the wind (seeing movement in trees led to
panic), the color red, bridges, sleep, and more. But Dinos! As I said, that’s a new one.
We’ll make short work of that fear!
Fear can be useful, when it’s appropriate. Historically, when the saber toothed tiger showed up at the cave, it was a good response to run away. If man had walked the earth at the same era as dinosaurs, it would have been useful to run away then, too,
only we didn’t.
I love happy news. Not that it’s any surprise to me, but I like to receive confirmation in “the real world” of the success of the work we do. Joy Epstein of Sun City, Arizona, had a terrible fear of driving–to the point that she had not driven a car in years. She knew how, and had driven earlier in her life, but had severe panic attacks and could not get behind the wheel and could not drive. Until she could–with Mindworks Hypnosis. Which was actually amazingly quick. (That’s what NLP does for you.) At the conclusion of the first session with me, when her husband came to pick her up, she got behind the wheel and drove home! Yay!
People ask me all the time: do the changes stick? Of course they do. When you update a program in your mind, you’ve got a new program running and the old one is transformed. My spider phobia has never come back, and it’s been 5 years now. It’s not going to. I worked with Joy on her driving fear last summer, and here’s the current report:
“I have been able to drive without a panic attack. I drove with my husband on local freeways. I was also able to help him drive from Bellevue to Arizona, which was a dream of mine, and he was so happy and grateful to have a break from driving! You really changed my life, and “thank you” does not seem enough to say. It was truly wonderful meeting you. I have bragged about you – in the best possible way – to some people here in the neighborhood – so much so, that you may get new clients who fly to Bellevue to meet with you! …You are an awesome Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist…thank you for helping me. — Joy Epstein, Sun City, Arizona”
What are you afraid of? When you decide it’s time to ditch that fear, toss it to the curb, I can help. Call me to learn more about my Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy services and arrange for an in-person free consult. Call Connie at (425) 564-8608.
As well as “doing” this work to help people make healthy and positive changes in their lives in a clinical context, Michael and I also teach. The school side of what we do is inform and prepare others, including other area hypnotherapists, in the processes and power of NLP and hypnosis. This video, below, is part of a class demonstration last weekend of what is known as “The NLP Allery Relief Process.” The video is not complete, but it’s a good chunk of the work.
The idea here is: Allergies are learned responses which can be unlearned and new responses learned. Robert Dilts, an NLP “big name” who created this process I am demonstrating, called allergies “phobias of the immune system.” NLP fixes phobias. NLP can fix allergies as well. Quicker than you can imagine.
In this video, we are replacing the neurology of an allergic response Gaia had to drinking coffee (runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing–your typical too much histamine responses) with a neutral experience. Drinking water. She can do that. No problemo!! We take that as a resource for unconsciously learning a new response to coffee.
What if she could drink coffee (as she used to be able to do) as easily and as comfortably as drinking water? She can. She does. Watch! As I touch her hand (firing off the resourceful state into her neurology via what is called an “NLP anchor”) she is relearning coffee drinking comfort, as easy as drinking water.
I love me some NLP! If you’d like to learn more about the magic in action of NLP, check out the school side of what we do: http://www.seattlenlptraining.com. Mindworks NLP is a fully licensed State private vocational school.
I get such warm, wonderful feedback from my clients, and those notes, emails, and communications make me happy. Yay! Success. I fully expect a great result for my clients, as I do everything I can think of to make that happen, however it’s always nice to hear it from the horse’s mouth! Periodically, I share those testimonials, because I want people to know. YES, HYPNOSIS WORKS! Fantastically well.
Here’s another success story that I received today, from a gentleman who is allowing me to use his name. He’s in an industry and a career that involves continually working at extreme heights–and the fear was an issue. No more. We had one session together, and here is his report:
Changes…. The evening of the session I was able to go up our step ladder two steps in the kitchen and stand on one leg. The weekend after the session, I spent some time at 45 feet in a small (hydraulic) lift and was much more comfortable than before…
I was also noticing that when I walk on catwalks or spend time on elevated platforms, I usually concentrate on work. In the past it was nearly impossible because the fear was overpowering.I’ve definitely made vast headway. Thanks, you are the best!— Blake Townsend.”
What are you afraid of? Michael and I can help shift that fear into something more comfortable. Fear doesn’t always keep you safe, sometimes it makes you more unsafe, as in the man above. His work calls for steady and focus, not panic. If you have an unreasonable fear, hypnosis works! Let me prove it to you! http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net and http://www.seattlehypnosisforphobias.com.
I’ve worked with “phobias” as varied as fear of public speaking, fear of water, fear of “the wind,” fear of spiders, fear of snakes, fear of record stores, fear of driving, fear of flying, fear of fish, fear of overripe fruit, fear of noise, etc. Fear can become attached to anything, and can also be easily un-attached!