Linda M. Guhe, MSW


A Mind Body Approach to Healing

(314) 862-7250
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Linda M. Guhe, MSW

Linda M. Guhe, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

225 S Meramec Ave #205

St. Louis, MO 63105-3511

(314) 862-7250

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PROFESSIONAL HYPNOSIS FOR PROFESSIONAL RESULTS: BEWARE OF LAY HYPNOTISTS!!! Choose a licensed practitioner with a degree in higher education and professional training in clinical hypnosis from hypnosis organizations where students must meet stringent qualifications. The goal in clinical hypnosis is to assist the client/patient in gaining access to their own inner healing resources. I have received hypnosis training from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society for Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, and the Milton Erickson Foundation in Phoenix, AZ. I am an Approved Consultant and Certified in Clinical Hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. I completed the three levels of training in Milton Erickson Hypnosis taught in Phoenix, AZ, where the Milton Erickson Foundation is located/

PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY: I offer an in-depth knowledge base of what is necessary for healing that is deep and lasting. After completing a 2-year training program in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Clinical Supervision at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, I joined the Institute's Schiele Clinic as lead psychotherapist, where my supervision continued. I now work solely in my own full-time private practice.

MILTON ERICKSON HYPNOSIS: I specialize in Ericksonian Hypnosis and received training from the most prestigious Instructors who travel worldwide to teach professionals Erickson Hypnosis. In addition, professionals from the United States and from all parts of the world come to Phoenix, AZ to learn Erickson Hypnosis. I continue to pursue ongoing training as well as Individual and Group Consultation in Erickson Hypnosis and psychotherapy. In an Ericksonian approach, the focus is on getting access to one's unique potentials and inner resources.

I hope you will take the time and read about how the fascinating tool of clinical hypnosis is being utilized for improving various aspects of physical and mental health. In my practice, I utilize clinical hypnosis with children, adolescents, and adults with various problems in physical and mental health. My hope is for you to learn that clinical hypnosis can help you and/or your loved ones heal. You can also learn that you can cope more effectively with current or present acute and chronic mental, emotional, and physical problems with the utilization of clinical hypnosis.

During my professional career in hypnosis I have developed my own approach for mind-body healing through clinical hypnosis. My one caveat I want to share with you is BEWARE of lay hypnotists, who lack higher education and licensed-based training. I am proud to say I offer professional and expert services you can trust.

A personal goal of mine is to increase public awareness that there are a great number of organizations that provide various lay hypnosis credentials that are pretty much meaningless. There are long lists of lay hypnotists advertised on the internet and elsewhere. In learning about and understanding hypnosis, it is important to become aware of some distinct educational, professional, and state licensing differences between lay hypnotists and clinical hypnotherapists.

Lay hypnotists have no state or professional standards, guidelines, or ethics to follow. Lay hypnotists are not required higher education and professional standards in health and mental health practice. Therefore, lay hypnotists cannot be licensed by the state where they practice. However, clinical hypnotherapists are licensed professionals and required to follow standards, guidelines, and ethics from both their state and profession.

Clinical hypnotherapists will be also be knowledgeable about and understand the latest scientific research in evidence-based effectiveness of hypnosis. During the past ten-fifteen years, brain imaging technology (pictures of the brain) has become more sophisticated and advanced. Researchers in clinical hypnosis can now use advanced imaging, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, for capturing images (pictures) of actual changes in brain activity while subjects are undergoing hypnosis. With the new technology, researchers can provide valid scientific evidence of the effects of clinical hypnosis in specific areas of the brain.

So, how does one go about finding a credible, trustworthy clinical hypnotherapist? The answer is to ALWAYS ask about and check for the individual’s professional credentials and evidence of:

a license to practice medical and/or mental health in your state

  • higher education with a Master’s Degree or above (MSW, PhD, MD, DDS, and comparable professions ) in physical and mental health
  • achievement of hypnosis credentialing through an organization that holds high standards for hypnosis education, training, and membership.

The most qualified professionals are trained by societies of hypnosis which hold the highest standards for training and education in hypnosis and include the:

These organizations carry a database of members with professional training in clinical hypnosis that you can search for by state on their websites. Members of these organizations include physicians, dentists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and many other licensed professionals in health and mental health settings. Because of stringent requirements of these teaching and training hypnosis organizations, you can be assured of finding an ethical professional properly trained in clinical hypnosis.

Prior to today’s advanced scientific technology, research evidence for clinical hypnosis was mostly anecdotal case studies based upon the clinician’s individual experience. While compelling, most early studies in hypnosis failed to provide actual scientific evidence that was measurable and reliable. However, with more sophisticated imaging technology, clinical hypnosis is now providing actual evidence of the impact of hypnosis on the brain and behavior. Most of this research has come from scientific studies in the field of hypnosis and pain management.

I am encouraged by the recent research on hypnosis because the data provide compelling evidence of what clinicians utilizing hypnosis have witnessed consistently in their work: That hypnosis is a powerful tool for using the mind to:

  • influence the cognitive, emotional, and physical parts of the self heal the mind and body
  • increase in necessary behaviors for optimal growth and satisfaction

I am pleased to share my expertise in hypnosis and how clinical hypnosis can be utilized by qualified clinicians to help you heal! Please visit for more detailed information about clinical hypnosis for physical and mental health.

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ABOUTToday you are one step closer to making changes in your life that will lead to new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.

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