When You Change How You Think, How You Think Changes You!

“Ideas shape the course of history.” – John Maynard Keynes

When you change how you think, how you think changes you. We help you with behavioral change (of any desire) through editing your unconscious strategies. NLP.  Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  It’s fascinating, it’s fast, and it works. Check out our over 300 happy client success stories by clinking the LINK.

Even during this crazy time of covid-19, we’re here to help. During this “stay home” order, we currently offer private sessions via phone or skype.  We hope to be back in the office soon!

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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Skilled Hypnosis Services are Alive & Well in the Seattle Area

Better Business Bureau Accredited BusinessHi, Seattle Hypnosis Friends!

Those of you following my hypnosis and NLP blog read frequently my stories of helping, and adventures, and insight doing this work for 10+ years here in Bellevue.  All about my approach — client-centered.  My joy in this power called hypnosis that helps people to get the life they want.  How I’m using it for my own weight management and self development. Here’s the “secret” to my success:  Never stop learning, and growing, and perfecting skill.

I noticed this week that my largest local competitor, called Positive Changes Hypnosis Center is out of business.  The google page for their Bellevue hypnosis location says:  “closed permanently.”  I called their direct office phone number and got a recording saying:  “You have reached a non-working number.”

I know Positive Changes sold lengthy packages of services, and what’s happening to those people mid-service now that they have closed their doors?

If anyone reading this is a prior/current Positive Changes customer and uncertain about how to go forward to their goals, I’d like to reach out to you.  Different, skilled hypnosis services are alive and well in Bellevue.  My company is called Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

My tools are quite different than Positive Changes.  If you check out my reviews, my clients have greater success more quickly.  For less money and less time commitment, also.  How is that possible?  The major difference is my skill set.  I am a Licensed Trainer®  of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (a high-tech hypnosis).  Also, my work is always one on one, and custom-crafted.   Hypnosis is an art form, and no two hypnotists create alike.  Honestly, the difference between unskilled and skilled hypnosis can be as dramatic as a kid with a paint-by-numbers kit, vs. a Renoir.

My passion is greater, too.  I flatter myself that I have found my art.  This is it.  And I love it beyond anything else in my life I have ever learned or done.  That makes a difference, just as intelligence makes a difference.  Experience makes a difference.  Creativity makes a difference.  If you’d like to discover what hypnosis can REALLY do for you, come on in and meet me.  You’ll meet ME, not some high-pressure “evaluator.”  I’m Connie, I’m the hypnotist.

Don’t give up on your goals of using hypnosis for change and success.  Just find a skilled provider to help you.

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

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Clinical Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®
Originator of Designer Feelings®
Originator of Designer Beliefs®
Design Human Engineer™
Persuasion Engineer™
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist
Managing Partner, Mindworks Hypnosis

I’m Positive, Hypnosis Works!

Accentuate the Positive, with Seattle’s Best Hypnotherapy — Mindworks Hypnosis.

Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and create positive life experiences.  Hypnosis is a way to re-program your thinking to be more positive.  Whenever there’s an unwanted thought, feeling, or response… we can change it.  How would you rather feel, think, and what would you rather do?

Creating those positive changes:  that’s NLP.  Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a conversational hypnosis.  Blended with traditional hypnotherapy, we at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP are certified in and utilize:  “Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy” ™.  Our helping skillset is higher, and in accordance with that, our clients’ succcess rates are higher as well as faster.

We can and do install positivity on demand.  What would feeling good do for your life?

Warm Regards,

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP
Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

Dateline Seattle: Hypnosis Creates Positive Changes, Another Testimonial of Success for Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Karen Downer, of the Seattle area, has been tapping into the power of her mind.  And guess what, the changes are exciting.  Wonderful, positive changes in outlook, and behaviors.  Karen notices the changes, and that’s why she’s in LOVE.  With hypnosis.

There’s an old song my Mom liked to sing:  “to know know know her is to love love love her…”  Get to know hypnosis, Seattle!  You will LOVE her.  🙂


Do the Healthy Changes from Hypnosis Last? Ask Kristen!

Pop the Cola Addiction, with Mindworks Hypnosis!

One of the concerns and worries often expressed by potential clients is the question:  Do the changes last?  If we end the habit (or the fear, or the urge or what have you) will it stay gone long term?  YES!!!  Once you upgrade the program in your mind, it stays upgraded, unless you change it again.

Here’s more evidence.  Kristen Oulten of Renton, WA came in for help with a cola addiction.  That was MONTHS ago.  Here’s her current report:

“Hello again Connie, Well, it’s December and I haven’t had any Coke or Pepsi since my session with you last February (woo hoo!).   My first experience with hypnosis and NLP was a success! Thank you!”

 — Kristen Oulton, Renton, WA

Yay, Kristen!

I know it works myself.  As I’ve often spoken about, I had a SEVERE spider phobia for most of my life–we’re talking decades.  In one brief NLP session, fear and panic was changed to calm and clear-minded.  And it’s been six years now.  Six years and the calm is still in place.  NLP works!  Hypnosis works.

Find out for yourself.  I know it’s a leap of faith to believe change can happen so easily and permanently.  Hypnosis when skillfully wielded (that’s the clincher–based on the skill set of the hypnotist helper) is AMAZING.  I like to share outcomes that people have experienced with me and my work.  Because I love hypnosis and I know its power and I’m good at it.

Someone told me, you know, people don’t usually talk that way.  Confident, she meant.  Yes, I’m confident.  I know what I know and the proof is in the pudding.  Kristen, above, is more pudding.

I hope you’re all having some happy holidays, and when you’re ready to see some positive changes in your life, well, we can do it!

Warm Regards,


When Doubt is Good – Mindworks Hypnosis

You know what the biggest challenge in my work is? It’s not helping people with nicotine or alcohol or sex “addiction,” or genetic obesity” or a prevailing sense of anxiety, or “chronic” insomnia, or twitching or nail biting, or any number of problems which SEEM insurmountable.

It’s DOUBT. It’s a mindset that keeps problems in place. It’s the  “I can’t.”

Why do I slather this blog and my websites with client testimonials of success? It’s to challenge doubt.

However, doubt doesn’t have to be a negative thing. What if we could flip doubt on its head and begin to doubt the problem? Doubt the staying power of the problem. Doubt the potency of the problem. Doubt your own mental limitations on having the life you want. When you change your thinking in this way, you change everything.

Hypnosis helps you adopt useful beliefs. Like “I can! And it’s easy.”  What you believe becomes true.

I successfully install the RIGHT doubt, the one that moves you to success. If you would like to stop doubting yourself and your capabilities and begin to doubt the problems in your life, and thus end them, hypnosis works!

Warm Regards,

Feel More Alive – With Seattle’s Best Hypnosis – Mindworks Hypnosis

This video reminds me of my client yesterday.  She came in for a second session on anxiety release and reported to me her results from session one:  “I feel more alive.  I’m waking up each morning, feeling motivated.  I’m actually getting things done.”  This lady had a single Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy session with me a couple weeks ago, and already the people around her are commenting on how strikingly more “happy” she is.

That’s what hypnosis will do for you!  Skilled hypnosis, I mean.  My tool kit is full of true NLP expertise, and that leads to happy.

“Depression” and “Anxiety” are states of mind/body that can be altered.  Quicker than you can imagine. And you don’t need a prescription to do that.  My client told me she had cut her anxiety medication wayyyyy down (after discussing it with her medical professional, of course), on the road to eliminating it entirely.


Enjoy this cute video.

Warm Regards,

What Are You Waiting For? End Procrastination with Hypnosis & NLP

Hypnosis ends procrastination
Hypnosis ends procrastination

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Spring is great!  So much freshness and new color popping into view.  It just feels more alive, the sounds of birds, and in the case of my office, the sounds of ducks and frogs.  Spring!

Why not spring into some positive changes in your life?  Seems like an excellent time to me!  🙂

Hypnosis helps with all manner of things, and I’m utilizing this blog as an avenue to touch upon many of them.  Lots of my clients comment “I didn’t know!” about how helpful and useful hypnosis is in the realm of personal changes–they know about weight loss hypnosis, they know about quitting smoking hypnosis, but they never dreamt it was SO powerful for so many things.  I know.  And I share that knowing here.

Hypnosis works for ending procrastination.  What do you need to make it different?   Passion?  Motivation?  Focus?   What stops you?  Laziness?  Overwhelm?  We find the answers to those questions on an unconscious (not conscious) level, and install the changes to create the new you, a new way to be in the world.  It’s seamless.  It’s natural.  It’s you, doing what you want to do.  It’s cool, and it’s fun.

Let’s make it happen.  Now is a good time.

Warm Regards,

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

Yes, hypnosis works to quit smoking!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warm Regards,



Mindworks Hypnosis Sponsors World Hypnotism Day Event 1/28/12: Dump the Weight, Quit Smoking, and More!


Celebrate World Hypnotism Day with us!
Celebrate World Hypnotism Day with us!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Join us for a FREE day of hypnotic adventure, as we celebrate World Hypnotism Day!  Here’s more information. It’s in Bellevue, Washington, at the Bellevue Coast Hotel (right off of NE 8th St and I405) on Saturday, January 28th. It runs 8 am til 5:00 pm and includes a free continental breakfast and a free comedy hypnosis show and free hypnotic lectures and opportunities for group trance experiences. We are so happy to be co-sponsors of this event.  One of my personal goals is to bring the good word on hypnosis to a larger public awareness.  Hypnosis is really amazingly successful, and if more people knew about it, REALLY knew, it would become much more mainstream for making healthy changes.

Warm Regards, Connie

Here’s our press release:

Mindworks Hypnosis of Bellevue, Washington, is co-sponsoring a free public event:  “World Hypnotism Day” to be held at the Bellevue Coast Hotel on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 from 8 am – 5 pm.  In partnership with the NGHWA (National Guild of Hypnotists, Washington State Chapter), Connie and Michael Brannan of Mindworks Hypnosis and other highly respected local hypnotherapists will be presenting free lectures and experiential classes to the public on a variety of topics as part of the 8th Annual World Hypnotism Day.  World Hypnotism Day is an international event promoting the truths and benefits of hypnotism.  Learn more here:   http://www.nghwa.org.

Among the highlights:  Michael Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP™, presents a talk on “Getting Past PTSD,” and Connie Brannan, Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist., presents “Quit Quitting–Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation.”  Other topics by local professionals demonstrate the role of hypnosis for weight loss, stress release, enhancing sports performance, and more.  In addition to these events, there will be a free comedy hypnosis show.  Join in the World Hypnotism Day events in Bellevue, WA–learn, have fun, and get hypnotized!  There will be a complimentary continental breakfast.

Mindworks Hypnosis is proud to co-sponsor World Hypnotism Day with the NGHWA, which is dedicated to the furtherance and understanding of hypnotism as a healing art.

Media Contact:  Connie Brannan, CHt.
Phone: (425) 564-8608
E-Mail:  connie@mindworkshypnosis.net
Web Site:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net

Discover the Magic of Hypnosis – Live Training Opportunity

Are you ready to take advantage of a unique and  powerful learning opportunity!!?
You can, if you Act fast:  Course begins Thursday,  January 19th and runs through January 22nd!  It’s 4 full days of power.  Info is here at the training wing of what we do,  Mindworks NLP,  and also below.  Mindworks NLP, where your future begins!

Call Connie to register:  (425) 564-8608

More Details: Learn hypnosis! Learn to hypnotize anyone! Induce  trance. Instantly. And, learn what to do and say for easy, lasting &  positive change in yourself and other people!  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

“The Magic of Hypnosis – Hypnotic Techniques &  Therapeutic Suggestions for Change.”  Begin a new life of amazing hypnotic influence.   And self satisfaction. Hypnosis is a tool that turns dreams into reality.

Join Connie and Michael Brannan, two Master Hypnotists & Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists & Licensed Trainers of NLP ™, Design Human Engineers ™, and Persuasion Engineers ™ in their hypnosis training program. It’s 4 full days of intensive hands on training beginning January 19th.

Connie utilizes these  tools every day of her life as she helps people achieve miraculous
changes at Mindworks Hypnosis–recently recognized as “Best of Bellevue 2011.”  Michael is past President of the National Guild of Hypnotists–WA State Chapter–the largest and most respected professional organization for hypnotists in the United States.  Together, they are offering a very experiential, hands-on approach to learning–class lectures, demos, exercises, & analysis! It’s unique.  It’s powerful. These tools are life-changing. For you, and your family, friends, clients–indeed, the whole world!

Mindworks NLP & Hypnosis is a fully licensed State Vocational School. Master proven techniques of change and influence with your hypnotherapy training course. It’s for the beginner and professional hypnotherapist alike.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of hypnosis.  Powerful hypnotherapeutic processes. What is hypnosis, how to hypnotize,  how to influence the unconscious mind. You’ll learn how to make lasting and powerful suggestions. You’ll learn how to connect people’s motivations to their goals in irresistible ways. You’ll learn how to create change that is easy, immediate and positive.

You’ll learn:
–how to hypnotize anyone
–formal trance inductions for clinical settings
–instant inductions, learn to drop ’em like flies
–the art and power of “hypno-babble”
–direct suggestions that pack a wallop
–indirect suggestions (Ericksonian language)
–what is hypnosis, & how to recognize it easily
–the art of the “pretalk”, setting the stage for success
–guiding clients through well formed outcomes
–and more!

Connie & Michael are happy to answer your questions, and help you sign up now to begin a new life of amazing hypnotic influence. And self satisfaction. Hypnosis is a tool that turns dreams into reality.  http://www.seattlenlptraining.com

For more info, contact: Connie Brannan, CHt.  Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (tm), connie@seattlenlptraining.com, (425) 564-8608  Mindworks NLP – Where Your Future Begins

What does this amazing 4 full days of training cost?  A ridiculously low investment of  $795.00.   Compare to other live trainings which charge $1500 to $5000.)

Call Connie to register:  425-564-8608.

 “The Magic of Hypnosis –  Hypnotic Techniques &
Therapeutic Suggestions for Change.”

January 19 – 22, 2012.  9:30 am to 5 pm each day!  In Bellevue, WA.  We’re offering this live training for an investment of only $795.00.  Seats are limited, call Connie now to reserve yours!  (425) 564-8608

For several video testimonials as to the value and pure pleasure of learning with
Connie and Michael, check out our Seattle NLP Training website.  Scroll down for the picture boxes.  Live, flesh and blood people share their opinions.

We are fully licensed as a vocational school and all our programs meet Washington State requirements and approval.

Hello, Success and Achievement!

I worked with the gentleman below for anxious feelings which were inhibiting his success and helped him reconnect to his own positive energy.  It was always there, in abundance.

“Hello Connie,  I just wanted to let you know, so far everything is going great! I’m very happy I had the opportunity to meet someone like yourself in my life. You’ve helped me so much…you have a tremendous amount of positive energy and that’s what I’m naturally all about! : )  Thanks again!   Best regards,  Wasiem Hamadeh, Renton, WA”

Yay, Wasiem!  You go, boy!  🙂

For the record, I’m not medical.  I never “treat” anxiety or any medical conditions.  I simply help people feel better, choose different behaviors, and life improves and goals are met.

Doctors subscribe to the one-size-fits-all methodology of change.  Categorization.  Labeling. And then medicine’s idea of the grand fix–here, take this drug.  Or these drugs.  You have “depression.”  Here’s a drug for that.  You have “anxiety.”  Here’s a drug for that.  You have “insomnia.”  Here’s a drug for that.  Problem is, that often doesn’t work in creating solutions and a better life.  Client-centered NLP and hypnosis does work.

Everyone is different, and what they need is different.  I figure out how (not why) my specific client is choosing (yes, it’s a choice) to feel anxious, or sad, or stuck, or what
have you.  All these “medical conditions” which really devolve down into feelings and behaviors flowing from having those feelings can be easily changed with NLP and hypnotherapy.  We choose a better feeling or blend of feelings instead.  Take two of these (better feelings, how about happy and joy-filled) and and you won’t need to call me or anyone else in the morning.

Warm Regards,

The Monthly Trance – Archives

Hi, Guys!

I’m working on updating some areas of my website.  One of the improvements, I’m adding up to date links to the various hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming articles I’ve written in the past several years.  These are articles I’ve shared with my free e-newsletter subscribers, and now to all of you.  Yay!!  🙂  I think there’s some GOOD STUFF in there, tips and techniques and ideas for you to use right now, this moment, to improve your quality of life. 

The Monthly Trance

Consider it a cornucopia of hypnotic plenty.  Enjoy!

Warm Regards,

If you’d like to get info, tips, insider secrets & misc. cool and amusing stuff about hypnosis and NLP, sign up!  It’s FREE!


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Another Alcohol Problem Bites the Dust

Stop Unwanted Habits with Hypnosis and NLP.

Stop Unwanted Habits with Hypnosis and NLP.

I love my client communiques in my mailbox in the morning. “J” of Woodinville says: “And I am doing great…..no urge to smoke or to drink.” Yay! Another alcohol problem bites the dust.

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

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

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

Warm Regards,

Connie Brannan, CHt.

Connie Brannan, CHt.


Hi, Guys!

Everyone talks about New Year’s Resolutions!  Well, New Year’s has come and gone, and perhaps you have not yet achieved your weight management goals.  I can help!  That’s right, perhaps it’s time for a new Spring Resolution.  🙂

I help people with my Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy with ALL the issues surrounding weight loss and healthy eating habits.  I’ve lived this story.  And here I am, lighter and happy at the success side of this.  I know all about it.

Hypnosis works!  For motivation, and increasing the desire to exercise, freedom from cravings, freedom from junk food, getting in tune with your body’s needs, eliminating that negative self talk, and more.  It’s about installing healthy choices, naturally, on a UNconscious level.  This makes new healthy behaviors and thoughts and feelings so natural that you forget you ever had a problem.  How amazing would that be?

You can find out.  Call me!  I’ve also got a website which focuses on my work with weight management:  it’s here
http://www.loseweightseattle.com.  Seattle, yes!  But not only Seattle.  I’m talkin’ to you, Bellevue, and Redmond, and Sammamish, and Issaquah.  I’m talkin’ to you, Mercer Island!  (my home town).  I’m talking to all of you in the Seattle metro area.  If you want it to be different, it can be.   Find out now!

Warm Regards,

Connie Brannan, Seattle's best hypnosis.

Connie Brannan, Seattle's best hypnosis.


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