The Janitor Stole My Trophies

Here’s a crazy story—about nicotine addiction.  And an added moral:  crime does not pay.

At Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, I help all manner of clients accomplish all manner of goals.  One service I offer is smoking cessation.  Aka stop smoking, quit smoking, dump the cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and vaping.  And I’m good at helping!

Over the past 12+ years doing this work, I’ve helped myriads of people to quit tobacco.  Here and there, over the years, clients have so resolved: “I’m done with it!” during our session work, that they’ve given me their packs of cigarettes right there in the office.  The packs of discarded cigarettes piled up.

I decided to keep one or two packs of cigarettes of each brand given to me for future client testing purposes.  I keep them in the office.  I’ll bring them out during our work to try to entice smoking desire, and test a client’s firmness in their “No, thank you!   Get it away from me!”  I was also given tins of chewing tobacco, and vaping pens and oils.

These aren’t just cigarettes, and nicotine products, these are my trophies.   I’ve been collecting them for years, as proof of being good at my work.   Each one represents successful clients who are now nonsmokers.  They are very important to me.  I point the cigarette pile out to prospective clients frequently, explaining that any habit change is possible.

So, here’s the story.  A few days ago, I had another stop smoking client.  Testing time!  I asked him: “What’s your brand?”  He replied, and I reached for that brand of cigarettes.  The pack was still sitting on my shelf neatly stacked in the pile with others.  I grabbed the pack, opened it.  Empty!

Astonishment!  What?

Every pack of cigarettes I had there and had been using in my work for 12+ years, (now approximately 25 packs and brands) was nearly full.  And this pack was empty.  How?  I reached for another pack.  Empty.  Another.  Empty.  Another.  Two cigarettes in that one.  I grabbed one of the random cigarettes and said, “Pretend this is your brand.”

We did our work.  It went well.  When he left, I examined every pack of cigarettes stacked on the shelf behind my desk where I keep them.  Almost every pack was completely empty.  Some had one or two cigarettes in it.  I opened the tin of chewing tobacco.  About 1 teaspoon of tobacco was in there!  (It had been full).  I looked for the vaping pens and oils.  Missing.

My clients are never alone without me present in my inner office, and no one else visits the office but clients and students.  Nor are my clients or students the type of people to steal from me.  So, what happened here?

I jumped to the obvious conclusion.  The janitors!  A janitor servicing the office building alone late at night was the only one with opportunity.  The janitor(s) were stealing my cigarettes.   How desperate was this person, in the throes of some nicotine fit, jeopardizing his job and his company’s reputation (and contract) in deciding to steal my 10+ year old packs of stale cigarettes?

I notified property management and they did an investigation.  It turns out that the janitor confessed, and was let go by the cleaning co.  It’s still up in the air whether property management will terminate the cleaning company’s entire contract.

Meanwhile, my pile of cigarettes for testing is gone.  I’ve asked for reimbursement for the cigarettes from the cleaning company, so I can replace them.  But I can’t truly replace what I had.  My trophies!  Whatever cigarettes I purchase at the 7-11 would not be the actual smokes handed to me by happy clients newly freed from the habit.

Oh, well.  See, the janitor made a big mistake.  He could have come to me as a client himself and all temptation would have been removed.  That would have been a better decision, not only for his life but for his livelihood.

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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More Benefits of Quit Smoking

You know WHY you want to quit smoking. When you’re ready to put those reasons into effective action and actually quit smoking, call us!

Our expertise is habit change via hypnosis & NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming.  What’s different about our services from other hypnotists in the Seattle area?  #1.  The skill set.  #2.  The results.  The numbers of our clients who successfully quit tobacco and nicotine and stay quit.  Check out our competitors…do they have over 300 happy client testimonials?  No way in h-e-double-toothpicks.  You want success in smoking cessation?  Come to the best.  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

We service all of the Greater Seattle area, our hypnosis office is located on Bel-Red Road, connecting Bellevue and Redmond.

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Is it time to quit smoking?  We help.

My office cabinet is filled with discarded packages of cigarettes from client after client.  They quit smoking effective immediately to the point that they hand me their cigarettes (and chewing tobacco) right there during a session and announce:  “I’m done!”  Sometimes they hand them to me.  Sometimes they want to crush them and throw them into my garbage can.  It’s all good.  One client wanted to and DID run over them with her vehicle in the parking lot.

I keep these discarded packages of cigarettes of all brands around for testing purposes, to verify that the person in front of me is done smoking…that ALL temptation or desire to smoke is gone.

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm), Seattle's best hypnotherapistAll 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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One and Done! Another Nonsmoker after NLP and Hypnotherapy with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Seattle help you quit smoking, end tobacco, and live a healthier life.

Stop smoking now

Hi, Seattle People!

I love it.  One and done.  This happy and successful client, Jon Lawton, from Seattle, quit smoking in one session of my NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming and hypnotherapy.  His last cigarette was last spring, and it’s been months now smoke free.

I wrote and asked him how he’s doing, re:  the smoking cessation.  Here’s what Jon told me:

“Hi, Connie. Thanks so much.  I’m so happy to say that my last cigarette was right before our first session. Thanks to you!!  Yes, I want to work on more things.  I will get a hold of you and we can continue moving forward. Thanks again for Awesome service!!”  — Jon Lawton, Seattle, WA.

Yes, hypnosis done right really works.  Jon knows!  He changed his mind and changed his habits.  And the changes stick!  What habits would you like to stop?  Or begin?  Yes, you can.

Find out more here:  http://www.mindworkshypnosis.net/faq

Healthy and happy go hand in hand.  Jon is happy!  I’m happy for Jon getting healthy.  Quality of life improves when you quit smoking.  And quantity of life as well.  What’s that worth?  Priceless!

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm), Seattle's best hypnotherapistAll 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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Quit Smoking Now, Seattle, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP Seattle help you quit smoking, end tobacco, and live a healthier life.

Stop smoking now

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

With the BC wildfires burning and blowing haze and smoke into our world here in the Seattle area, the LAST thing you need to be doing is adding your own smoke to the mix.

It’s hard enough to breathe out there.

Do you want change?  Are you ready to take control of the smoking habit and turn it off?  You can.  What people really don’t understand is how powerful they are, on the UN-conscious level.  Yes, you can stop smoking.

I have a new vehicle.  And one of the things I’ve been enjoying about it (besides the “new car” smell), is how clean the windshield is and how clearly I can see while I’m driving.  My old vehicle had rock chip repairs right in my line of sight and it was annoying.  However, every time I drove this past week or so, there were thousands of particles of smoke, ash, haze, landing on my windshield and attaching to my windshield.  So it’s hard to see.  The wipers don’t remove the particles.   Annoying times a thousand.  It’s like I need a car wash every day.

I was thinking.  That’s like your lungs.  Each and every time you smoke you’re depositing gunk and junk in there.  And it sticks around.  Not good.

Here’s the bottom line.  Your thinking mind isn’t enough to get the job done, if you’re like most people.  Your conscious mind is thinking, analysis, logic, reason.  I KNOW you have reasons to quit smoking.  If you haven’t (yet), that’s because your conscious mind isn’t strong enough to enforce change.  Your UN-conscious can!  This is the part of the mind we communicate with in hypnosis and NLP.  This part of your mind is the enforcer.  The feeling part of your mind.  Emotion, intuition, creativity.  The good stuff!  If you don’t feel like smoking, you won’t.  Your creative mind will find something more healthy and useful to do, and put it in the places where smoking habit was.  The UN-conscious drivers of behavior and habit are removed.  And you are suddenly able to do the things you’ve been consciously wanting to do.  Or not do.

It’s really that easy.  All you need to do is get your UN-conscious mind on board with your quit smoking project.  And that’s what I help you do.  Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and explain in detail what we do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Lots of cool things.  NLP is a conversational, open-eyed interactive hypnosis, that is fun and fascinating.  It’s been called “hypnosis on steroids.”  When  you’re ready to go for it, so am I.

I look forward to meeting you.

All the Best,
Connie

Connie Brannan, Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm), Seattle's best hypnotherapistConnie 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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She Quit Smoking After “30+ Years of Addiction” — Mindworks Hypnosis Client Testimonial

Another Happy Review on YELP

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Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

Here’s another testimonial to the work we do at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.  Jennifer G, of Federal Way, WA was a recent client of mine.  She posted a review of my services this week on YELP business reviews.  I’m so pleased with her success that I’m sharing her comments here.  She wrote:

“I wish I had known about Connie years ago.  I wish I had known that I could be a non-smoker so painlessly and quickly.   After 30 + years of addiction it’s gone – And I did not suffer in the process!

No urges, no cravings, no overeating to compensate.  I have tried to quit 3 times in the past decade and failed each time – until I went to Connie.  I am in awe of the freedom from smoking and how easy Connie made it for me.

This was so worth it!   I am excited to work with Connie on my fear of flying next!” — Jennifer G, Federal Way, WA.

Do you want change?  Do you think you can’t get there by yourself?  Help is here!  Call us:  425-564-8608.

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP (tm) Mindworks Hypnosis

Connie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of NLP ™

All the Best,
Connie

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