Useful Information about Hypnotherapy, NLP and Coaching

Error Correction Methods

Hypnosis is one of the world's greatest self-improvement tools that easily reaches one's subconscious mind, allowing one to question, understand and reprogramme erroneous thinking. NLP is an acronym standing for Neuro Linguistic Programming. It is both a subset of and an extension to hypnosis and is used extensively in business to help client-facing personnel to better read, influence and persuade their customers. When used in a therapeutic context, it has enormous power to establish trust and rapport and to collapse and reframe old operating patterns of behaviour. In the same way a personal trainer assists one with one's physical exercise regimes, coaching helps one set and achieve personal goals for one's betterment.

Thomas has had intensive training and experience in all of these error correction methods. They are a set of powerful tools in my toolbox and I use each of them extensively in the sessions I have with my clients, he says. Each has its own special purpose. Just as one wouldn't use a screwdriver to drive home a nail, I would not use any of these specialised tools for the wrong purpose. Clients and I usually need a bit of compassionate consulting before we agree on what needs to be done and how we shall go about implementing it. That's when therapy kicks in. Towards the end of our process, in some of our final sessions, coaching and mentoring help bring it all together.

Thomas is known for teaching. His student are therapists who practise alternative healthcare, and medical professionals spread across many different science disciplines.

Actual Endorsements

Overall it was just so wonderful to reconnect with you and it really felt timeless. You are indeed a most special soul and I thank you for the safe space and for being such an important person to connect with along my journey. — CD, Psychotherapist.

I was very happy with the session and even though it made me irritated, angry, grumpy, sad, felt sorry for myself, I will certainly be back and trust that you may very well be able to 'fix' me. — HvL, Mechanical Engineer

Thank you that you were willing to see me. You helped me to understand myself better. With time more things will clear in my mind, but this morning was the first morning I woke up with a feeling of love and peace and joy. I am slowly but surely understanding the concept of self-love and gratitude for everything and everyone. Thank you very much again. — JF, Fund Raiser

I thought that the session that I had with you was just what I needed to unearth one of the 'stumbling blocks' in my life. I thought it really worthwhile and I know I rambled on relentlessly, but I think that you uncovered exactly what I needed to. I also used the information in a session of thought re-patterning the following day, which helped me to unravel other stuff stemming from that source. You have a gentle and approachable style, which makes it easy to communicate and share. I feel as though I've moved miles away from where I was and although I think I still have 'stuff' to work through, this in-road has made a difference. My husband told me that my eyes 'have come alive' again! — JP, Mom and Wife

It is seldom that you come across a 'soul' who reaches out and just provides such a safe and secure environment that we are able to drop our 'man-made masks'. Thank you for relighting the candle inside of me. You are 'mentor in a million'. May you be richly blessed in return for your outpouring of love and compassion - you will touch many more people in the future I am sure. — DvdW

Thank you for this morning and helping me discover so much about myself. Currently I am completely overwhelmed and do not know how to contain my thoughts and emotions. I want nothing more than to hold on to the peace and tranquillity I felt, which I haven't felt since I was a child. I felt so safe and secure with you there and I just wanted to thank you for being so gentle with my memories and emotions and helping me face these monsters I have obviously been afraid of for so long. — LD

I would like to say a special thanks to Tom as my mentor, teacher and the person who reviewed my assignment ahead of my submitting the work to the SAIH. Without Tom's enthusiasm and his excellent way of working with his students I would not have been able to deliver the sort of work that the SAIH expects from its students. — GP, Hypnotherapy Student

Your generosity of spirit, time, expertise and caring has touched me profoundly. — JP

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, Cedar Road, Fourways

Thank you David Zydd, Budapest
Definition: Hypnosis is a natural state of mind where one's critical faculty is bypassed, rendering one more susceptible to suggestion.

What does this mean in everyday language?

As adults, we unconsciously filter out many of the suggestions we receive throughout the day. If somebody over there shouted, "Stand up!" you would glance across in that direction, assess the situation and shrug it off knowing that it wasn't meant for you. We call the part of one's mind that performs these assessments and chooses to act or ignore the suggestion, the critical faculty. It acts as your personal guard dog at the gate, protecting you from acting spontaneously and impulsively. Advertising agents, sales people and a host of others in various professions and levels of society, do their utmost to regularly bypass your critical faculty. They strive to sneak through the unguarded gate to plant suggestive seeds in the fertile soil of your subconscious mind to influence you to buy their products and services, vote for their political agendas and to get you to follow their ways of thinking. Some of this might be benign and even helpful but a lot of it is purely exploitative and done to further their own agenda.

It is obvious that a sharp critical faculty is an important survival tool in this modern world.

Is there however, any good reason to intentionally bypass one's critical faculty? It sounds dangerous, doesn't it? It turns out though, that one's critical faculty can also be a big hinderance when trying to reframe outmoded beliefs, mistaken and redundant thinking and to step through debilitating experiences of the past. When you intentionally bypass your critical faculty in these clinical circumstances, it hastens the uploading of better, well-formed strategies, bringing about faster permanent changes for the good.

How does one intentionally bypass one's critical faculty? Hypnosis when used by highly trained, skilled professional therapists, is an excellent tool that achieves this gently and safely. Together with your therapist, you craft and upload a set of suggestions that yields well-formed outcomes through the deployment of more appropriate strategies for living.

Thank you Сергей

You have unlimited potential

It's a very bold statement but it's true. Yet it seems so impossibly difficult to unleash your inner strengths in order to find new strivings in life. There's an amazingly profound postulation in psychology that helps explain this conundrum:

Your beliefs are your home

The world exists only in your head. Everything you know has reached your awareness through your five senses. You began to create in your head, from a very young age, a complex database about everything around you. You labelled every person, object and concept you came across. You assessed them to decide whether they were friend or foe. You documented their attributes and discovered how they interrelated and interacted with each other. This became a personal database of beliefs about your world and those beliefs influence the way you live your life and how you view the world.

If, for example, you had traumatic experiences as a child, they certainly will inescapably influence the way you behave as an adult. These experiences may have victimised you but they could also have made you strong and victorious. Either way, you wouldn't be the person you are today had you not had those earlier experiences. Your entire past contributes to those beliefs and determines who you are today. But beliefs can be reassessed and revalidated.

By changing your beliefs, you change who you are; by changing who you are, you change your world.
[Well, at least your personal perception of it.]

Thomas has passionately worked with thousands of people over many years and has taught these techniques to many therapists and medical practitioners. He is ready to help you unleash your full potential.

Thank you Gerd Altmann, Freiburg, Deutschland

One's inability to realise one's full potential is commonly blocked by inhibiting thoughts, erroneous beliefs and physical limitations. However, it takes some concerted introspection to recognise, understand and overcome one's spiritual, mental and physical inhibitors to achieve much more in life. This kind of realisation positively enhances all aspects of your life, like: enhanced sports performance, increased productivity, greater creativity, better memory, a refined sense of purpose and connectedness, and a healthier and more satisfied sex life.

When your mind is entangled with erroneous thoughts, difficult or traumatic past experiences, side-effects begin to manifest. These side effects take the form of unwanted habits, self-esteem issues and abusive relationships. Past sexual abuse often leads to sexual difficulties. Difficult upbringings lead to passive aggression, residual anger, obesity, stress, depression and eating disorders. Juvenile issues also may stem from a disruptive home environment. Entangled minds account for a vast array of phobias too.

While poor sports performance can be about bad technique, it is often due to self-doubt, fear, feelings of intimidation and a need to avoid public embarrassment.

Deep-seated anxiety and stress are equally insidious, especially if you are amongst today's top achievers. Stress manifests in a host of physical and mental illnesses.


The bloodless operation, Netcare Milpark Hospital, 27 November 2007

Tonsils removed under hypnosis, News24 Archives, 30 November 2007

Geen pynstillers of narkose om mangels uit te haal, Die Burger, 30 November 2007

Tonsils removed under hypnosis, IACT Members Bulletin Board, 30 November 2007

Whilst Thomas' interventions are not a substitute for consulting a qualified health professional (if you suspect any illness you should consult a qualified medical practitioner), his techniques are gentle, non-invasive and non-medical. They are holistic, practical and might include hypnosis, persuasion and suggestion.