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Imagination is More Powerful than Knowledge

Albert Einstein shares our Mindset about change and the Mind.
One Smart Cookie

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Do you know who said that?  “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”  One smart cookie, Albert Einstein, that’s who!

He also said:  “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Clearly, Albert had the mind of a hypnotist!  These ideas are the core and essence of hypnotherapy.

Change your thinking, and you change your life! Unconscious mind is our playground at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, because the unconscious mind is the seat of our habits and behaviors and beliefs.  And, in this realm, imagination is King.

When you think you cannot do or achieve something, that is what I call a “limiting belief.”  You know those little monsters that got chomped up in PacMan? Well, that’s how I approach limiting beliefs in my Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy work. They’ve got to go!

“I can’t do it.” “I’m not good enough.” “I’m not smart enough.” “I don’t deserve it.” What if all that was absolute baloney, and yes, you can, and yes, you do?  Another truism of my life, and my work: what you think, you become.

Hypnosis (when done right by creative people) helps you see beyond and imagine and believe in success. That change in thinking leads to change in doing and being. It works! Who are you not, that’s happy and successful? Let me help you become that person.  Call us at 425-564-8608 and arrange your free private in-office consultation.

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





Posted in: Hypnosis

“I’m Sick and Tired”

My niece is on Facebook.  So am I.  I noticed her post today:  “I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired.”  I gave my Auntie Hypnotist unsolicited advice.  STOP IT!  Stop telling yourself TO be sick.  And that’s exactly what she is doing.  I told her:  “Hypno Hint: stop telling yourself that you’re sick and tired. Your brain hears you focusing on that (sick and tired) and says, “OK, I can do that!” It thinks that’s what you want, and your unconscious mind is VERY accommodating. How would you rather feel? Healthy? Energetic? Focus on that.”


It’s called “organ language.”  When you give your body instructions as to how to feel, your unconscious mind is listening attentively.  And does what you suggest.  Creates what you want.  Or, what it thinks you want.  Your unconscious mind is super literal.  What you focus on expands, or, expressed differently, you get what you think about.

“That makes me sick!”   You’re focusing on sick.  You’re telling yourself to get sick.  Direct language:  “make me sick.”  Don’t do that!!  “He gives me a pain in the neck, he’s a pain in the behind.”  You are telling yourself to have pain.  Don’t do that!!  “She makes me so mad I can’t see straight.”  You’re telling yourself to have vision problems.  “He makes my blood boil.”  You’re asking for high blood pressure.  Your mind/body can do that.   And will!  When you focus on illness “I’m sick and tired” your mind/body says, well, OK, if that’s what you want…I’ll get it for you!  Apparently, my niece is a very persuasive hypnotist inside herself.  It’s just time to change the hypnotic suggestion.

Hypno tip of the day:  Focus on the flip side of illness and physical distress in your language to self.  My first hypnosis teacher joked about upsetting situations:  “Well, that just UPS my metabolism.”  Could be useful!  🙂  What do you want?  Focus on healthy.  DO NOT tell yourself “it’s cold and flu season.”  That’s a suggestion to get ill.  “It’s healthy time!  I feel so good.  I always stay healthy.  That’s right!”  Listen to yourself and notice if/when you give yourself negative suggestions of pain and discomfort and illness which instructs your body to focus on and manifest more of that.  And then stop it, and think of what you’d rather feel.  Something good, I mean!

It couldn’t hurt.  Just do it!

Warm Regards,
Connie (who has only had one cold in 5 years)