2 x Best Overall Winner
, worldwide Hypnotherapy Scriptwriting Competition, 2011 and 2013
SAMHA Honouree Award 2014
: For Thomas' commitment, dedication and passion in his strive to gain recognition for Hypnosis in South Africa
spiritual mentor | transformationist | belief disentangler | therapist | tutor
Do you suffer from untapped potential held back by fear, self-doubt, debilitating habits, erroneous beliefs, diverted attention, misplaced effort, bad memory or lack of concentration? Are you victim to abuse, marginalisation or intimidation? Do you find yourself with weight problems, alcohol abuse, uncontrolled use of substances, smoking or falling prey to other addictive habits, like pornography and gambling? Thomas has many years of well-polished skill. He is internationally acclaimed hypnotherapist and is passionate about helping you untangle some of your inhibitors to create new configurations of strivings in order for you to reach your highest potential.
"Mr Budge has really been of great assistance for several years in patients where subconscious stressors and drivers have caused patients to have physical illness or emotional issues. As such he has been of huge help with patients suffering with affective disorders, phobias, anxiety issues and suicidal ideation. At the same time he has referred patients to me where he considers medication to be of value so is not messianic in believing that hypnotism is the cure for all ills!! I can highly recommend him in helping patients understand that there are emotional drivers that have to be managed and that pills are not always enough."
Dr Richard Brink, Specialist Family Physician,
3021 William Nicol Dr, Bryanston,
How it all works…
You have unlimited potential that is unlocked by recognising and understanding your spiritual, mental and physical capabilities.
When we entangle our minds by erroneous thoughts, difficult or traumatic past experiences, sexual abuse, awkward upbringings, abusive partnerships, bad friendships and misconceived beliefs, side effects begin to manifest. These side effects take the form of unwanted habits like: smoking, overeating, uncontrolled drinking, substance abuse, nail biting, jaw clenching and teeth grinding. They can also manifest as esteem issues like: timidity, lack of confidence, feelings of worthlessness and a sense of purposelessness. Abusive relationships and past sexual abuse often manifest as sexual difficulties like: a lack of libido, erectile dysfunction and frigidity. Difficult upbringings can lead to passive aggression, residual anger, obesity, stress, depression and eating disorders. Juvenile issues like: thumb sucking, bed-wetting and holding back stools, poor academic performance, lack of concentration and bad memory also often stem from a disruptive home environment.
Entangled minds account for a vast array of phobias like: fear of spiders, snakes and other creepy things, fear of public speaking, fear of flying, fear of heights, fear of the dark, claustrophobia, fear of driving and many, many more.
Whilst poor sports performance is often about bad technique, it is equally often due to entangled thoughts of self-doubt, fear, feelings of intimidation and a fear of public embarrassment.
Deep-seated anxiety and sedimentary stress are equally insidious, especially amongst today's top achievers. This manifests in a host of physical and mental ailments.
Thomas has successfully worked with thousands of people over many years to disentangle thoughts in order to alleviate these side effects.
His interventions are not a substitute for consulting a qualified health professional. If you suspect physical illness, you should consult a physician. If you have unresolved psychological issues, you should consult a psychotherapist. Thomas' techniques are gentle, non-invasive and non-medical. They are holistic, practical and sometimes include hypnosis, persuasion and suggestion.
In the news…
Thomas given Honouree Award:
Hypnosis has a long South African history.
The inimitable Scotsman, Max Colley, will be remembered for his shows along the Natal south coast, packed with enthusiastic holiday-makers. Evans Brown taught many of South Africa's pioneer hypnotherapists. These traditions were passed down by these masters to subsequent generations.
It wasn't until a few decades ago when commercial schools began to teach hypnosis to ever-growing numbers of practitioners, all very eager to understand and utilise the tricks of the trade. Hypnosis is generally seen as something mystical, even perhaps magical. Today, through the advances of science and psychology, we understand the workings of hypnosis better than ever before. It's now matured into a worldwide, greatly accepted healing modality.
As the market grows, so too does the need for skilled and knowledgeable practitioners. There are now many South African hypnosis training institutions that offer excellent educational programmes to would-be practitioners. Needless to say, the curricula vary and there isn't one unified standard of education and code of ethical practice across the region. Whilst many hypnosis practitioners deliver outstanding service to the communities they serve, there is a handful that bring the profession into disrepute.
At their graduation ceremony, SAMHA acknowledged the work Thomas has been passionately pursuing for several years, by presenting him with an Honouree Award: 'For his commitment, dedication and passion in his strive to gain recognition for Hypnosis in South Africa'. Thomas founded the Hypnosis Guild of Southern Africa in March 2011, which unites practitioners with the aim of taking knowledge beyond the classroom. The Guild is a non-profit organisation open to all interested persons.
Twice worldwide Best Overall Winner:
Thomas is respected in international hypnosis circles as a tutor and practitioner. Many top South African hypnotherapists studied and still study under his guidance.
In 2011 he again submitted a script into IMDHA's worldwide scriptwriting competition. The script was written as: 'a guide to help reframe the minds of those who have a sense of carrying the world's burdens with resultant feelings of entrapment, powerlessness, resentment and anger'. He obtained Best Overall Winner.
In 2013, IMDHA ran the same competition again and Thomas submitted another entry. 'Why not take the challenge and submit something that's been written about before…' he said. He prepared a hypnosis script on Smoking Cessation and won Best Overall Winner for the second time.