If you are curious about how hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programing (NLP) help regular people achieve improved health and emotional freedom, the National Guild of Hypnotists invites you to World Hypnotism Day, January 5th 2013. Watch and learn, or personally experience the benefits of hypnosis and NLP offered by the Seattle area’s top hypnotherapists.

World Hypnotism Day 2013

National Guild of HypnotistsWashington Hypnosis AssociationIdeal Synergy

World Hypnotism Day 2013 – Seattle

Sponsored by The National Guild of Hypnotists, Washington State Chapter, Washington Hypnosis Association, and Ideal Synergy.

The purpose of World Hypnotism Day is for professional hypnotists to share with the public the amazing positive outcomes of improved health and emotional freedom that are achieved every day by regular folks through hypnosis and NLP. The National Guild of Hypnotists and our co-sponsors invite you to come celebrate and learn with us. Grab this rare opportunity to hear these talented professionals, experience hypnosis, and discover how you can see amazing results in your life. Join us and experience the feeling of freedom you always wanted.

When: January 5th, 2013 / 9:00 to 4:30

Admission: FREE Admission – everyone is welcome to come learn how Hypnosis, NLP, and Hypnotherapy can improve their lives. Lite beverages and snacks will be available.

Location: Unity Church in Lynnwood
16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway | Lynnwood, WA | 98037
Across from the Fred Meyer on Alderwood Mall Parkway and 164th in Lynnwood.

Schedule of Day’s Events

9:00 – 9:30 Registration and Social Mingle
9:30 – 9:50 Opening Comments
Shawn Summers, 2013 NGHWA President
10:00 – 10:50 Realizing Abundance Through the Power of the Mind
Creating Prosperity with Hypnotic Techniques, Languaging your life,
Affirmations, & Self Hypnosis

Alan Anderson, C Ht & John Erdman – Ideal Synergy
11:00 – 11:50 Gut Level Feelings Are For Real
Nickolas Vassili

Healing Memories and Trauma from the Womb
Barbara Decker

12:00 – 12:50 Happy From the Inside Out: The Neuro-Chemistry of Change
Connie Brannan

Contact Your Inner Healer
Linda Baker

12:50 – 2:00 Break / Trade show
2:00 – 2:50 Getting Over Fears in Business
Craig Sigl

Beyond the Charisma Myth: Discover the Secrets of Hypnotic Magnetism
Michael Brannan

3:00 – 4:00 Comedy Hypnosis Show
Michael Brannan
4:00 – 4:30 Closing Awards

Session Details

Realizing Abundance through the Power of the Mind
Creating Prosperity with Hypnotic Techniques, Languaging your life, Affirmations, & Self Hypnosis

Keynote Speakers: Alan Anderson, C Ht & John Erdman – Ideal Synergy

As we enter into this New Year it becomes our choice whether it would be a great and abundant year or will be a poor and defeated year. This talk is designed to give you the tools and techniques required to use the power of your mind to create abundance, joy, happiness, love, health and whatever else you desire. During this talk we will give you several easy step-by-step processes, which will open your mind to receive, and achieve whatever you desire. This, ‘must-see’, keynote address will get you started in the proper direction for the new year.

Ideal Synergy – Creating excellence in business and personal development and empowering clients to realize abundance through the synergy of MasterMind.

Alan AndersonAlan Anderson, C Ht is a bright and engaging public speaker, trainer, Coach, and author. He has been involved in personal development since the mid 1980s, having written and presented numerous seminar on prosperity awareness, and communications skills. He is the current president of the NGHWA, He is a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP, a member of The Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP™ as well as the 2012 president of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Washington Chapter, International Hypnotist Association, and the Washington Hypnosis Association. Contact Alan at Lynnwood Hypnosis www.LynnwoodHypnosis.com 206-351-7759



John ErdmanJohn C. Erdman is a motivational speaker, a published author, business and personal development expert and a trainer. John has created numerous professional training courses; the most famous is “The C.A.R.E Principles”, the four tenants that all successful people use consistently in their daily lives. “The C.A.R.E Principles” is also a published book available on Amazon.com. He has been quoted or featured in The Seattle Times, The Chicago Tribune, Puget Sound Business Journal, The Woodinville Weekly, numerous newsletters and a Webinar guest on Networking with Dr. Lynda Falkenstein. For more information about John’s programs, products and services visit him at Ideal Companies or contact him at 206.992.8405.


Beyond the Charisma Myth: Discover the Secrets of Hypnotic Magnetism
Michael Brannan, CHt., Licensed Trainer Neuro-Linguistic Programming™

What would it be like to live your life with unlimited confidence, command unstoppable influence, and persuade with unlimited power? What would it be like build personal traits that lead to success as you define it, to magnetize your mind to attract that success? What would it be like to have techniques you can use right now to achieve unlimited personal magnetism and charisma? With hypnosis, you can!

The Charisma Myth: We are often told that charisma is something you are born with. We are often told that if you aren’t born with it, you’re out of luck. You can only stand on the sidelines admiring those who have it and their success. Perhaps you have wondered how your life would be different if you possessed that personal magnetism and charisma you admire in others. If you have, this talk is for you.

The Charisma Myth only lives because most do not know how to create their own charismatic presence. And so they assume they can’t. This presentation shows you how to do just that. Using hypnotic processes, we unleash the infinite power of your unconscious mind to show you how. You are already charismatic. In this talk you learn to develop your natural magnetism and charisma. It’s within you already. Get ready to achieve amazing outcomes in your personal and professional life. This session includes an hypnotic interlude to enhance your charisma. Registered attendees will also receive a free hypnotic recording to continue their success.

Michael BrannanMichael Brannan, CHt., is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™ Michael has been hypnotizing people since the age of 13. He’s carried his interest in hypnosis forward to this day. He is co-creator of Mindworks Hypnosis, with offices located in Bellevue, Washington. Michael has studied hypnosis and NLP extensively under Richard Bandler, Steve Andreas and many other notables in the field. Michael co-trains with his wife, Connie, and offers certifications in Neuro-linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy.

Michael is former President of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Washington State Chapter.

Michael graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Philosophy and Physics, and did his graduate work in Philosophy at Indiana University.

“My focus is to help you realize your ultimate dreams. Using NLP, hypnosis, and timeline work, I help you harness the most powerful resource of all: your own mind.”  Seattle NLP training, located in: Bellevue, WA Phone: (425) 564-8608 Email: 


Happy From the Inside Out: The Neuro-Chemistry of ChangeConnie Brannan, CHt. & Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®

I like when people get happy. Because when you feel good, you think different thoughts, and make different decisions, which lead to more useful behaviors. Happy also leads to better overall health. Hypnosis is an incredible tool for restructuring your experience of life, including changing how you feel.

Bring on the happy! Mood has a chemistry, a physical neurology associated with it. Lethargy, sad, anger, they all have their chemical mix in the body and the brain. Happy has its own signature blend of hormones and chemicals. We know the name of some of these chemicals: endorphins, dopamine, oxytocin. Science struggles endless to understand and micromanage what the mind accomplishes effortlessly. I prefer to let the mind itself create the right mix in the body called HAPPY.

We’re doing that today. In this talk and live hypnotic interlude, we experience hypnosis for the chemical change in your brain and body known as HAPPY.

Connie BrannanConnie Brannan, a Seattle native, is a CHt., Clinical Hypnotherapist and Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming®. She blends hypnosis, NLP, timeline work, parts therapy, reiki, Matrix Energetics, & other healing tools to help clients achieve life changes. Connie operates a successful clinical practice, Mindworks Hypnosis, out of Bellevue, Washington. www.mindworkshypnosis.net.

She is also co-trainer with her husband, Michael, in their state licensed private vocational school: Mindworks NLP, which offers certifications in hypnotherapy and NLP. www.seattlenlptraining.com.

Connie is a published author and creator of several self-help audio hypnosis products.


Healing Memories and Trauma from the Womb
Barbara Decker

Many individuals have had challenging childhoods and experiences in mother’s womb that may have caused them to carry imprints of in utero traumas the rest of their lives. With hypnosis we are able to be part of the healing process by using forgiveness and release of blame and anger that may exist. Our parents may not have had the knowledge or parenting skills that support healthy childrearing.

You will learn little-known knowledge I have gained as a HypnoBirthing® Practitioner and from the emerging research of such compassionate men as Dr. David Camberlain and Dr. Thomas Verny. Thanks to neurobiology and the work of Dr. Bruce Lipton we now have scientific proof that the theories of babies’ intelligence in the womb is indeed real. Through this presentation I will take you through a relaxation exercise that will help you to find forgiveness and release and to discover your own strength and healing.

Barbara DeckerBarbara Decker has been a Childbirth Educator for over 40 years, a doula for 20 years, a HypnoBirthing Practitioner for over 12 years, a Certified Consulting Hypnotist for 2 years, and has special training in the field of Prenatal Bonding. She is passionate about the need to start childbirth education early in the pregnancy to help parents become aware of the intelligence and needs of the babies in the womb. She is part of a national organization dedicated to informing the public about this amazing and important information.



Contact Your Inner Healer
Linda Baker

Somatic Healing – a hypnotic technique that incorporates suggestion, imagery and hypnotic movement and connection with the sacred inner healer to access transformational healing abilities of the sub-conscious mind. During this one-hour experiential class you will learn how to contact your inner healer, a powerful inner guide, who can give you healing advice and help you to heal your body.

Linda BakerLinda Baker, Master Alchemist, Alchemical Hypnotherapy Practitioner and TrainerAuthor of Soul Contracts – How They Affect Your Life and Your Relationships – Past Life Therapy to Change Your Present Life; The Bridge Between Worlds – The Miracle of Following the Heart and is co-author of Alchemical Scents using essential oils with hypnosis.

Linda graduated as a Registered Nurse and specialized in psychiatric nursing until 1984 when she was introduced to David Quigley and Alchemical Hypnotherapy. Shortly thereafter, Linda left the hospital setting to begin practice as an Alchemical Hypnotherapist, and later to teach and co-direct three schools of Alchemical Hypnotherapy in the State of Washington. Over the years Linda has studied and incorporated other modalities such as: Reiki, crystals, sound, essential oils, color, and Pranic Healing into her work with clients. Recently Linda taught Somatic Healing in Nagoya, Japan and will return in February to teach PLR. She also has recently taught workshops and gave private sessions at an acclaimed healing center in Hong Kong. Creative and innovative, Linda continues on her journey of inner transformation while providing the best for clients and the world.


Getting Over Fears in Business
Craig Sigl, CHt

From new entrepreneurs to experienced sales people, it always comes down to fears that hold us back from our abundance. Too many in business are searching for magic bullets and secret strategies to build and improve their business while overlooking the causes of procrastination and self-sabotage. In this talk, you will learn my core teachings on FEAR and how to overcome it in order to unleash the success you have inside you right now. We will use the following issues to understand how to clear your interference.
– Call reluctance
– Charging what you’re worth
– Marketing yourself
– Closing a sale
– Dealing with rejection
– Public speaking or presentations

Craig SiglCraig Sigl is a Hypnosis and NLP trainer who built a six-figure business from scratch in one year after leaving the corporate world. A former Fortune 500 manager and veteran of media, his work has been featured on NBC TV, ESPN, The Seattle P.I. and numerous other papers and radio shows. He writes to over 18,000 in his newsletters and teaches marketing strategies through the Washington Hypnosis Association and the International Hypnosis Federation.






Gut Level Feelings Are For Real
Nickolas Vassili

Unlike basic relaxation or meditation, hypnosis is utilitarian – it has a defined purpose – – to lose weight, quit smoking, gain confidence, beat depression, or work on any other issues and conflicts. As such, we are dealing with human emotions, as well as practical matters. Therein lies the biggest obstacle to successfully resolving our problems: Plainly put, we are, as a nation, emotionally crippled.

The majority of us have been trained to ignore or repress our natural emotions, to the extent that we are at the mercy of the snake oil salesmen who will quickly reinforce our ill-conceived notions about emotions, and diagnose us with various mental illnesses and diseases, and medicate and manage them for all they’re worth.

Depression, panic disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, social phobias, and a wide assortment of emotional and mental conditions – all of which can be treated with a variety of therapies, including hypnosis – are subject to this standardized form of misdiagnosis and medications – at the expense of our individual and collective health.

If you suffer from any of the disorders that are commonly labeled and grossly misdiagnosed as “mental illness”, you must go to the root cause of the problem, which is almost always emotional in nature. That’s where you will find the solutions to what really ails you. Those solutions are not found in a pill, or solved by medical mumbo-jumbo that presupposes that you are actually suffering from something that you are not capable of dealing with. The human mind is the most powerful tool in existence, and through a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis, that wonderful brain of ours can unfold its great potential and be used to solve all of our problems and conflicts. It doesn’t need to be medicated. It needs only to be set free and given a correct course change.

To that purpose, we must learn to understand and express human emotions. We must (finally) begin to treat anger, pain, and fear as friends – they’re on our side. Believe it!

Nickolas VassiliNickolas Vassili’s professional career spans a period of 47 years, during which time he has conducted more than 10,000 individual and group sessions, trained untold numbers of therapists, and helped create the foundation for many of the individual and group dynamics now used throughout America.

He has made numerous guest appearances on radio and television, been interviewed by many talk-show hosts, lectured on college campuses and before major corporations, participated in seminars, debates, and city, state, and national training programs, and was in at the beginning of the resurgence of “The Humanist Movement” in America.

1965 – Executive Director of Encounter, Inc., in New York City. 1969 Founded of Journey-Alert, Inc. Drawing from a wide array of treatment modalities and concepts such as reality/encounter therapy, hypnosis, NLP, psychodrama, psychomotor, sensitivity training, bioenergetics, Gestalt, Transcendental meditation™, Eastern philosophies, and conventional psychotherapy, NV exemplified the 1970s-era philosophy of different strokes for different folks!

Over the years, he also worked with war veterans, inmates in state prisons, people in mental institutions and institutes for the criminally insane, and a number of schools of higher learning including Hofstra University, where he established a training program for students, faculty, and administrators.

In 2007, he wrote his autobiography, So Much Pleasure, So Little Pain, and authored Monument To Failure, the most comprehensive study of the American healthcare system ever made. In 2009, he published Depression – It Doesn’t Exist, a Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Curing Depression.


Stage Hypnosis Show

You’ve always wondered about hypnosis. Now, experience it live!
You’ll have more fun than you ever thought possible.

Michael Brannan, Master Hypnotist, now presents his fun and sophisticated LIVE stage show of hypnotic entertainment. It’s laugh-out-loud hypnosis. Michael has been entertaining and playing with hypnosis and magic since the age of 13.

Witness the hilarious, fascinating and just mind-blowing skits as you watch the power of the creative, hypnotic minds of the participants. Or, even better, you be the participant! YOU are the show, the stars, all participants are volunteers from the audience. Enjoy this rare opportunity to enjoy the hypnotic state of mind, whether you’re watching it or experiencing it!