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Breathe Easy this Season with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP!

As we transition into the cold and flu season, our respiratory health becomes more crucial than ever. And if you’re a smoker, you probably already know the risks that come with each puff, especially during these susceptible times. But here’s the good news: this can be your season of change, and we’re here to help!

Meet Connie & Michael Brannan, the dynamic duo behind Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP in Bellevue, WA. With years of experience under their belts, they’ve mastered the art of leveraging the powerful techniques of hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help numerous individuals wave goodbye to their smoking habits.

Why Hypnotherapy and NLP?

For starters, hypnotherapy taps into the subconscious mind, addressing the deep-rooted reasons and associations tied to smoking. Rather than just battling the physical addiction, hypnotherapy addresses the psychological aspect, ensuring a more holistic approach.

NLP, on the other hand, is all about rewiring the brain’s patterns. Ever noticed how you light up a cigarette automatically after a meal or with your morning coffee? NLP helps replace these automatic triggers with healthier alternatives, allowing for a smoother transition out of the smoking habit.

The blend of these two therapies offers a potent formula that goes beyond mere willpower. With personalized sessions tailored to each individual’s unique story, the Brannans ensure that the journey to a smoke-free life is not just effective but also deeply transformative.

The Perfect Time is Now!

As we navigate the season known for respiratory ailments, taking the bold step to prioritize lung health becomes paramount. The Brannans have successfully helped many to rediscover the joy of deep, smoke-free breaths, and you could be next!  Put smoking behind you!

With the expertise at Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP, you’re not just quitting smoking; you’re embracing a healthier, brighter future. So, as the leaves change and the air gets crisper, remember: “It’s time.”

Ready to embark on your smoke-free journey? Reach out to Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP today, 425-564-8608, and let the magic of hypnotherapy and NLP lead the way!


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Is it Time to Quit Smoking?

Attention smokers! Are you tired of feeling controlled by your habit?  Is it time to quit smoking?

Skilled hypnosis and NLP could be the solution you’ve been searching for! We help you break free and start living a healthier, happier life. Say goodbye to cravings, withdrawals, and harmful cigarettes. We use proven techniques to help you quit smoking for good.

Why wait any longer to take control of your health and wellbeing. Book your first session today!  Best Greater Seattle Hypnosis is Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

#StopSmoking #Hypnosis #Healthylifestyle #QuitSmokingNow #NLP

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He Quit Smoking With Mindworks NLP-Hypnosis

Quit Smoking through the power of your own mind via NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy

Another happy client just give me a report on his results from our Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy work together.

“Hi Connie. I’m doing great! Haven’t had a cigarette since in your parking lot right before our session. It feels great! Thank you so much! I tell all my friends about you.” – Jon Lawton, Seattle, WA.

Are you ready to quit?  Let me help.  The proof is in the pudding.  We are open for helping with covid safety protocols in place.

All the Best,

#smoking #stopsmoking #quitsmoking #nonsmoker #nicotine #addiction #hypnosis #NLP #seattle

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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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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 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

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Seattle Client Reports Hypnosis Success: No More Smoking!

Stop Smoking, Seattle!  Victor did!
Stop Smoking, Seattle!  Victor did!

Hi, Hypnosis Friends!

I love my email box.  I get so much good news from current and previous clients.  Here is a report from Victor Rodriguez, of Seattle, Washington, who had one Hypnosis – NLP session to quit smoking last month.  That’s all it took.  He quit!   He says:  “Smoking is behind me.”

Yay, Victor!  🙂  Here is Victor’s report:

“Hi Connie, Thanks for following up with me about my stop smoking session with you.  Since that session I am happy to report that I no longer smoke.  It hasn’t quite been a month yet but smoking is behind me…  Since then I haven’t purchased any cigarettes.  It has been a success. I will definitely direct anyone interested to your practice.  Take care, Victor.” — Victor Rodriguez, Seattle, WA.

Now, some people quit smoking instantly.  One Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy ™ session! And some people ease into the change called “happy and healthy permanent nonsmoker” over approximately three to four sessions. Everyone is different and every session is different, and personalized.  We work it until you get what you want — to be done with cigarettes, or any other change.  That’s the bottom line.  Compared to other methods of changing habits and removing unwanted behaviors, these are super fast therapies.

If you’re ready for some personal change, we can do that!  I do offer a free in office consultation to explain the unique collaboration of minds which is my work.

All the Best,

Connie Brannan, CHt.
Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist
Licensed Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming®
Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist


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Connie’s Presenting a Talk to the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association

Oregon Hypnotherapy AssociationHi, Hypno-Friends!

I’m excited to announce that I have been chosen to be a featured presenter at the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association’s spring educational conference this month.  I’m giving a talk on the topic of aversion therapy—that’s the art of using hypnosis to attach “a big fat no!” to the habits and behaviors that people want to stop doing.  That runs the gamut of things like stopping smoking, drinking, overeating, fingernail biting, procrastination, and more.

In the field of hypnosis, there’s harmful negative aversion (suggesting illness and death–which I would NEVER do to a client), and there’s positive aversion.  The “aversion” aspect of any work I do is all positive aversion.  Here’s more about my talk for those interested in the nitty gritty of hypnotherapy, who may read my blog.

The Power of Positive Aversion
Connie Brannan, CHt., Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist and Licensed Trainer of NLP®

What would you never do?  “I’d never kill anyone.”  Sure,  you would.  If the situation was such that the killing became an imperative and appropriate response.   That’s not a felt response,  that’s an intellectual response.  What makes your skin crawl?  What is it that you would REALLY never do, such that the thought of it is so repellant and disgusting and fearful to you that it turns your stomach and your brain says about it:  “That’s a big fat NO!”  Eat live worms?  Kiss your grandmother?  Jump out of an airplane for fun?

Aversion in hypnotherapy is the art of attaching a “big fat NO” to an unwanted behavior such as smoking or eating sweets, in the mind AND the body.  In this talk, I demonstrate a potent NLP technique to achieve this.

Finding and attaching the most potent multi-sensual aversion connection is very much an art form.  Hypnotherapy itself is a creative art, and the more you successfully tailor ideas and associations for the person in front of you and what moves them, the more successful results you will achieve for them.  Everybody is different, and their “big fat nos” are different.

In this talk we discuss aversion.  Unwise, harmful aversion (you’re going to die a horrible corrosive death with illness, pain and suffering if you continue the behavior) vs. creative positive aversion.   For a long time I avoided aversion suggestions altogether, because it seemed to me to be only negative and hurtful.    It doesn’t have to be.   Also in this talk we discuss how useful aversion is in a propulsion system to change, combined with the positive attraction of desired outcome.

Connie Brannan, CHt, is a Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™, Professional Conversational Hypnotherapist, Design Human Engineer™, Persuasion Engineer™, Timeline Coach & Regression Specialist, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, and Matrix Energetics Practitioner. She operates a clinical NLP and hypnotherapy practice out of Bellevue, WA, called Mindworks Hypnosis  as well as training NLP with her husband, Michael Brannan, in their private career school, Mindworks NLP, through the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™.  She is a published author and creator of several hypnosis self-help audio CD products. She conducts a series of self-hypnosis workshops and teaches hypnosis for adult continuing education programs in the Seattle area.


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Great American Smokeout Event 11/21/13

Great American Smokeout event
Goodbye, cigarettes! 11/21/13

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is happy to announce a special 1-time event:

“Great American Smokeout” Group Hypnosis Session to Quit Smoking

If you’re looking to quit smoking or know someone who wants to quit, here’s a wonderful opportunity.  The American Cancer Society has declared Thursday, November 21 as the “Great American Smokeout.”  A day to quit smoking.  We agree!  And we’re doing something to help!

Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP is offering a special event in conjunction with the Great American Smokeout.  We are offering a group hypnosis smoking cessation session in Belleve, WA the evening of Nov 21.  Connie & Michael will lead the group into comfortable trance and then guide participants to healthy changes.  It’s 2 hours that could change your life!

Did you know that hypnosis is described by a prominent scientific journal as: “The most effective way of giving up smoking” (New Scientist, issue #1845, October 31, 1992, p 6)?  We know this is true, because we live this success with our Mindworks Hypnosis clients daily.

If you’re ready to quit the smoking habit, we invite you to join us!  Please share this notice, as well, with your soon-to-be-nonsmoking friends.

NOV. 21, 2013
From 7pm to 9pm

Near the interchange of I405 & I90.

For more info & to register:


November 21, 7-9 pm, Bellevue, WA.

Experience the power of hypnosis to help you focus your mind and achieve your goal of becoming smoke-free.

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Hypnosis: The Most Effective Therapy of All

Stop Smoking, Seattle!
Stop Smoking, Seattle!

Written by guest blogger, Michael Brannan.  🙂

Did you know that hypnosis is described by a prominent scientific journal as: “The most effective way of giving up smoking” (New Scientist, issue #1845, October 31, 1992, p 6). This was the conclusion reached after reviewing some 600 studies totaling nearly 72,000 people.

To find the most effective way to give up smoking, researchers carried out a meta-analysis, statistically combining the results of more than 600 smoking cessation studies covering almost 72,000 people from across the globe.  By combining the results from so many separate studies, the meta-analysis enables the real effectiveness of each technique to be seen. The results are clear:  the use of clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation is the most effective approach to becoming smoke-free in existence!  And, one of the least expensive!

The results are in.  According to the extensive research, here are the relative
effectiveness of various therapies:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy/Patches and gum, 7%

Will power alone (“cold turkey”), 6 – 11%

Herbal remedies, Lozenges, Nasal sprays,   2 – 5%

Herbal cigarettes, Inhalers, 2 – 5%

Prescription drugs, 20%

Acupuncture, 24%


We’re Connie and Michael Brannan, owners and operators of Mindworks Hypnosis, and we’ve been helping people end the smoking habit for over 7 years. We use a unique and powerful blend of hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to stop smoking dead in it’s tracks.

You may not have heard of NLP, but it is the most advanced and powerful form of hypnosis there is. It has been called “hypnosis on steroids.” Knowing that hypnosis is already the most effective way to stop smoking, just imagine your results when you put it on steroids! Cool, huh?

You can quit, and we can help using this powerful, proven and safe method. And, unlike drugs, hypnosis has no negative side effects. It does, of course, have positive side effects–you’ll start feeling happy, energized, joyous, much better than you have in a long, long time. Call us and get on the path to healthy now: 425-564-8608.

Warm Regards,

The Great American Smokeout 2013 (On November 21st) is looming. We’re planning a special event at a special price to help more smokers become non-smokers. Keep your eyes here for more details.

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Is it Time to Quit Smoking, Seattle? Hypnosis Works!

Happy Lungs of a Nonsmoker
Quit Smoking Hypnosis - Your lungs will thank you!

I helped a nice young man to quit smoking yesterday.  He’d been at it for 15 years, since the ripe old age of 13 when he picked up his first cigarette.  After our 2-hour session, he said cigarettes were “nothing” to him.  He couldn’t dredge up any interest or desire to smoke, whatsoever.  None.

Yes, it can be that easy.  When you’re ready to quit, focusing your mind with hypnosis and skilled Neuro Linguistic Programming helps make it happen.

Michael and I are always taking a variety of trainings to keep our skills sharp and our creativity flowing.  Right now, we’re taking an improvisational acting course.  One of the games we learned there is called “narrative collage.”  We see a story from a variety of different vantage points, including ones you don’t normally think about.  I’ve created this 3-perspective story here about smoking cessation.  From the viewpoint of an ashtray, your lungs, and your wallet.  Enjoy their story:

We do offer a free in office personal consultation if you’d like to hear more about what we do and how we can help. Call us at (425) 564-8608 and we’ll be happy to set that meeting up for you.

You CAN be smokefree. Quicker and easier than you imagine.

Warm Regards,

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One Session, Seattle: Hypnosis Smoking Cessation Success with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP

Quit Smoking, Seattle!

D. Butrick of Seattle, WA reports his quit smoking with hypnosis success with our Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy.  He had smoked for 30 years, and had tried unsuccessfully to quit numerous times.  Then he found what does work!  Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP for effective smoking cessation.

One hypnosis session was all it took for D to achieve his goal. Yay, D!!!  He gave us a report:

“Since I’ve seen you on April 5th, I have NOT smoked. Wow! What a  difference!  I’ve smoked for over 30 years…this is great not to be chained to that bad habit any more! Thank you, Connie!!”

When skilled hypnotists guide your mind and help you reach your power, well, you can achieve anything!  D. found out.  You can, too.  We’re happy to help you anytime, whether it’s stopping smoking with hypnosis or any other positive changes.  Again, we service all of the Seattle metropolitan area and beyond.  Our office is conveniently located in Bellevue, WA in the beautiful Bellefield Office Park.

Warm Regards,
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Freshly Minted: A New Non-Smoker

Find your healthy, with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Hi, Hypnosis-Friends!

I love hearing from my clients and former clients regarding their success after our hypnosis work.  Makes me happy!  🙂  Today’s email included this note from newly minted nonsmoker, Jenny Rivera, of the Greater Seattle area.

“Hi Connie, I am doing well and continue to be smoke free. I prevailed! I have been bragging about your services to everyone.  Thanks again!”  — Jenny Rivera

Yay!  Congrats on quitting smoking, Jenny.  After just one Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy ® session, you’ve added some years to your life and quality into those years.  Good job!

Remember that old ad?  “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”  I agree.  You have more mind power than you know.  Don’t waste it, discover skilled hypnotherapy as an avenue to tapping into that power and effecting your own positive changes.

Warm Regards,


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John CRUSHED the Tobacco Habit – with Mindworks Hypnosis & NLP.

Stop Smoking with Seattle's Best Hypnotherapists - Mindworks Hypnosis.
John M. of Seattle crushed the smoking habit!

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Another story.  John came into my office the other day.  He was READY to quit smoking.  I mean, really ready.  He wanted to.  For some reason, he just couldn’t.  Until he could.  Hypnosis is a tool to sharpen focus, motivation, and bring resourcefulness.  TO ANYTHING!  It brought John the resourcefulness to quit smoking.

We had a Neuro Linguistic Hypnotherapy session.  It went fantastically well.  Now:  John is done with cigarettes.  He was so sure, he pulled out his last pack of cigarettes and gave them to me.  (I stick them in my desk and use them for testing purposes.)  Then he said:  “Wait.  No.  I want to CRUSH them.  I want to take the pack in my hand and I want to crush it.”  I gave them back, and he did.  Squeeze/crush that pack into oblivion.  Then he tossed it into the trash can.  We both photographed the event!  🙂

Fini!  He’s done with smoking and cigarettes.  Isn’t that like a breath of fresh air?  I like John and I’m so happy for him.  Here’s to his continuing power.  He didn’t even know that he had this massive resourcefulness inside himself to quit smoking instantly, I wonder what other wonderful things he can accomplish in his life?  That he hasn’t discovered?  Yet.

Hypnosis has gotten such a bum rap in the world, via ridiculous movies and “Hollyweird” presenting it so wrongly.  I’m glad that’s changing.  One life success at a time.  Yay, John!

Warm Regards,

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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,


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World Hypnotism Day 1/28 – Thank You to Attendees!

Hi, Guys!

Michael and I attended the festivities today in Bellevue around our state’s National Guild of Hypnotists’ chapter’s World Hypnotism Day events.  Michael and I were financial sponsors of the event as well as participants.  Michael gave free public talks on getting over PTSD, and another on the Magic of Instant Change, and a class for professional hypnotists on hypnotic “inductions.”  (Bringing someone into hypnosis.)  He also manned a Q&A panel to answer questions re:  hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

I gave a free talk on Smoking Cessation, as well as a paid course for professionals on how to bring a resource state into a problem state and dissolve the problem state — Advanced techniques of NLP Anchoring.

It was a long day, but FUN!  Thank you to all who attended, and we hope you learned more about the power of your own minds.

World Hypnotism Day is an event to promote the understanding of hypnosis as a healing art–I think that we met that challenge today.  🙂  For more local events, keep your eyes on my “events page” at the top of this blog.  Hypnosis is something to be celebrated all year long, not just one day.

Warm Regards,

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Smoking Recovery Fee


Quit Smoking with Mindworks Hypnosis.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’m going to share a story.  🙂  Well, the snow was coming down here in the Seattle area (I know you know!–the media was calling it “snowmageddon”) and Michael and I had committed to conduct a hypnosis training.  We don’t like to cancel and/or disappoint—so we decided to stay in a hotel overnight close to the training location to be SURE we could make it.  We did make it.

That actually was a lot of fun spending the night there!  Nice hotel.  It has a no-smoking policy.  (Neither Michael or I smoke, so that was no hardship for us.)  However, I read something on the check-in materials that I found surprising.  This hotel is SO serious about its nonsmoking status, that if you smoke in one of their rooms (even one cigarette), they will charge you a “$250 room recovery fee.”

Wow!  It costs the hotel guest $250 so that the hotel can sanitize the room after smoking occurred in there–to remove the smell from draperies, furniture, rugs, I imagine.  Talk about the cost of smoking!

Now I have to ask myself:  wouldn’t a person who smokes rather pay to sanitize his life and body rather than someone else’s hotel room?  Wouldn’t that money be a better investment toward healthy?  A life recovery fee, rather than a room recovery fee?  Seems so to me.  And I know how you can do it!

Hypnosis works for smoking cessation.  In fact, this weekend, at World Hypnotism Day here in Bellevue, I’m presenting a free public talk on just that.  Click on my events button on the top of this page to find all the details.

A “room recovery fee.”   Make it a life recovery instead.  Smoking isn’t cool any more.  It’s not socially acceptable.  If you’re interested in stopping, I can help.  Check out my website:

Personally, I’m glad the snow is gone.  🙂

Warm Regards,

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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:

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
Web Site:

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The Fat Jowls of the Tobacco Executives Quiver in Dismay– They’ve Lost Another One.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

I’d like to share another client success story with you.  N.B., of Bellevue, Washington is FREE from cigarettes.  Free from cravings.  Free from the disgusting, pocket-draining, health-hurting habit.  FREE!  And she’s delighted with that change, which she never dreamed possible.  Of course it is.  Was.  And always will be.  When there’s skilled hypnosis and NLP afoot to help.  Here’s what she says:

“I am so proud that I have not smoked all this time.  It’s amazing!  I can’t believe that I have done it!  I used to believe that I could not live without cigarettes.  Now I know I will never be a smoker again!  I’m so happy I met you, Connie.”

Yay, N.B.  On to a healthier, happier life!

Warm Regards,
Connie Brannan

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Why My Desk Drawer Is Full Of Cigarettes.

Hello, Hypnosis Friends!

It’s time to clean out my work desk.  It’s getting cluttered.  And it’s full of things I don’t want.  Nobody does.

Some formerly-smoking clients like to give me “gifts” as they’re leaving their Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy session(s).  They hand me their last package of cigarettes, and say:  “I don’t need these.  I’m so done with cigarettes.”

I’ve been keeping these “gifts” for a reason.  Part of the work I do is TESTING.  How do we know the hypnosis is working?  The proof is the pudding and you, my clients, are the pudding.  How do you respond?  Is it different than when you walked in the door?

With a spider phobia client we go into the garden and look for spiders, so he/she can stick their face two inches from a spider and FEEL the difference.  Nothing.  Calm.  With a fear-of-heights client, we’ll walk into the open 2nd level atrium in my building and lean over the edge, and FEEL the difference.  Nothing.  Calm.  With a former smoker, he/she will hold the cigarette, smell the cigarette, look at the package, and FEEL the difference.  Zero interest.  Zero attraction.  Indifference.  Or, as useful, disgust, as in “I don’t want those.”

So I keep these packages of cigarettes around for testing.  But I don’t need so many packages in my drawer.  I’ll just keep one.

Other “gifts” include tins of chewing tobacco, and various packages of candy.  Clients have handed them over telling me that they’re choosing healthy instead.  I have some in my drawer, and it’s also a nice test for ME–someone who was a “candy addict” for decades upon decades.  I test me, and no, I have zero interest  in eating that candy.  Forgetaboutit!  Good thing, too.  Because I’ve re-shaped my body with hypnosis and I intend to keep it that way.

HYPNOSIS WORKS!  What do you want to remove from the “drawer” to create your happy life?  Come see me.  I’ll help you declutter from the things you don’t want. Call me and learn more: (425) 564-8608. Or check out one or more of my websites:,,,

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Warm Regards,

Connie Brannan, Seattle's best hypnosis.
Connie Brannan, Seattle's best hypnosis.
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Testimonial of Success – Kim J. Seattle Non-Smoker 1/30/11

Hi, Guys!  The weight of evidence mounts.  Hypnosis works!!  Kim quit smoking in one Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotherapy session!  Five weeks later, here’s what she says about the experience:

“Over the 20 + years of being a smoker, I have made several attempts and used a variety of methods to try and quit…. all unsustainable.  I was always thinking about smoking or not smoking which made the battle to quit miserable and in the end I’d go back and have ‘just one more’.

I was desperate for a solution to quit permanently as I was sick and tired of being a ‘prisoner’ to the habit.  I had heard that hypnosis had helped many people so I started to research my options in the area when I found Connie Brannan.  Connie is not only a hypnotherapist she is also certified in neuro-linguistic programming (N.L.P. – she is far better at explaining what this is).

 She is very professional and very good at what she does.  Connie is a warm, positive, and uplifting person.  She is also a success story of hypnosis herself.  Her office environment was also very comfortable and I felt very relaxed and trusted her immediately to ‘talk to my sub-conscious’.

I walked out of that office with absolutely zero desire to smoke.  I got in my car, which has always been my private smoking chamber, and drove myself home wondering when the urge would hit me.  It didn’t.  In fact after one session, it hasn’t.  Unbelievably, I have no desire to smoke at all and in addition, my association with being a smoker has changed.  It doesn’t even feel like I was ever a smoker.

I have so much energy!  It has been 5 weeks since that session and not a single cigarette or more importantly a desire for a cigarette.  I am amazed!! I wish I would have found Connie a long time ago!

If you are a smoker and have battled with trying to quit, see Connie.  She is awesome and has changed my life!  It was instant, it was painless, and it was successful!!”

Sincerely, Kim J., the Seattle non-smoker 1/30/11.