The Destructive Power of Fear, Part 3

Featured Video Play Icon This is a three part series on the destructive power of fear. If you missed the first two segments, you can find them by clicking on the video blog tab at They will be in the archives. The icing on this destructive cake of fear is repetition. Fear lives in your subconscious mind […]

Choosing a Hypnotist

Featured Video Play Icon Choosing a hypnotist isn’t really much different than choosing providers of other services, whether it’s a doctor, therapist, school, aesthetician or even a car mechanic. Here’s a basic checklist to consider: How long have they been in practice, do they practice hypnosis full time What special skills do they have, how many hours of […]

Therapy, Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis

Featured Video Play Icon I’m often asked, Are you a therapist? Are you a hypnotherapist? The answer is a resounding no to both. While it’s perfectly legal here in Minnesota to call myself a hypnotherapist, as it is in a few other states, I choose not to because I find it misleading and confusing to the general public. […]

What if You Couldn’t Practice Self-Hypnosis?

Featured Video Play Icon I attended a workshop at a conference this month about legal concerns. I have a definite scope of practice by which I abide by. Unfortunately others do not practice these boundaries and that makes it hard on those of us that do. But it got me thinking about a group of people that want […]

Hypnosis and Nervousness

Featured Video Play Icon Today is blog number 350! I point that out because when I was sitting down to write this blog I thought, “How could I have come up with all of these topics?” Well, clients ask a lot of questions. And, life is always giving me something.  This background felt like me early this morning. […]

Hypnosis and Creativity

Featured Video Play Icon Some of you may know that I have recently written my first novel, A Knock on the Door. And I’m 65 chapters into the second one. In the beginning, I was amazed at where these ideas came from, as I’ve never done anything like this before. The impetus to write came one day when […]

Hypnosis and Neuropathy

Featured Video Play Icon The efficacy of hypnosis for pain management is well-researched. Today I’d like to talk about neuropathy. There’s a lot of technical explanations as to why people experience this kind of pain, but I like to keep it simple, so here goes. All sensations of pain originate in the brain. Yes, your brain. It feels […]

Hypnosis Research

Featured Video Play Icon Many times people will tell me they believe in hypnosis. I’d like to set this straight. It’s not about believing. There is a lot of hypnosis research. Researchers have identified the places in the brain where activity slows or accelerates when a person is in hypnosis, using frmi’s and transcranial magnetic stimulation. People still […]

Hypnosis and Your Incredible Brain

Featured Video Play Icon I read an article by a colleague, Rebecca Rishe and I wanted to share some of her thoughts with you about your magnificent brain. Your brain weighs about 2-lbs., 10-oz. It is estimated to contain around 15 billion transistorized cells, each of which has the capacity to store more than 100,000 bits of information. […]

When Hypnosis Works Best

Featured Video Play Icon Hi! I’m Linda Schutz, a Board Certified Hypnotist at FARE Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy. A question I’m often asked is “Does hypnosis work?” That answer requires more of an explanation than just simply yes. I find that my clients have varying degrees of success. The ones who are committed to the process and desire the […]