It is my intention to empower each and every person to see and begin to use their magnificence. I hold that intention for you too. I consciously started exploring personal development at the age of 19. Personal past experiences and trauma lead me in search of a solution, of conquering my inner demons. A journey that would ultimately unfold into my purpose.
I realised from past experiences that we have to make the most of this moment and every moment we have in our lives. That there is really no time like the present, in fact there really is no time except for the present. I have been practising in the field of personal development and self mastery for the past 15 years.
I began studying many different forms of meditation, yoga, philosophy and esoteric paths. I traveled to India and spent the most part of 6 months in solitude in the Himalayan mountains meditating, searching the depths of my being for “enlightenment”. On my return in 2003 I opened a yoga and meditation school which ran successfully and transformed into my current coaching practise.
I’ve trained and qualified in a Masters in NLP life coaching, hypnotherapy, time paradigm techniques, stress biofeedback, relationship and business coaching. I have spent my time collecting and developing tools to help people empower themselves and am dedicated to my own personal development. Over time these experiences transformed my life personally and the essence of true personal mastery started to emerge.
I initially took what I believed to be the gems of all that knowledge and created a life coaching program, over the past several years this transformed even further into a process that for lack of a better name I call “Authentic Self Rediscovery”. This is the journey of clearing our past and integrating ourselves back into the present and of collecting our future, dreams, hopes and desires and liberating it into today so that we can achieve our dreams and live our lives feeling fulfilled everyday.
I was then accepted to do a PhD in the applied psychology with my focus on the process towards self-realisation, as my practise is growing and my focus is now more on the wellbeing of my clients, my PhD has become more of a process than a destination.
“Noli foras, in interiore homine habitat veritas” – Go not outside, truth dwells in the inner man
To facilitate personal growth and healing with this gentle but powerful modality
I had a terror of flying and discovered Hypnotherapy as a last resort after trying every other method available. Medication was of no use and I was desperate as this debilitating fear prevented me from pursuing my passion for travelling.
I made an appointment with a Certified Hypnotherapist and immediately knew after my first session that something huge had shifted within. After my second session I booked my flight and I flew one week later. It was a dramatic debut. Just after taking off we lost part of the landing gear. Most of the passengers spent the next 7 hours in a state of panic and anxiety, yet I was probably the calmest passenger on board, pacifying my fellow passengers. My next flight was a relaxed one despite the experience of my previous flight.
I was sold! I have also stopped Smoking with Hypnotherapy and used it successfully for General Anxiety.
Hypnotherapy can be used for any condition ranging from Weight Management, Phobias and Anxiety, Compulsive Behaviour (including Smoking), Hypnosis for Children (exam anxiety, study habits) and many more.
Some highlights have been facilitating successful Smoking Cessation sessions and I have had a lot of fun working with children and watching the changes take place as they become less anxious about exams and are able to improve their concentration and study habits.
I am also qualified to practice Analytical Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression.
Some Interesting Facts:
Smoking Cessation using Hypnotherapy has a 93% success rate and Genesis Medical Scheme is the first medical scheme in South Africa to support this modality. They provide their members with the option to use their savings for hypnosis in order to quit smoking. I am SAIH Approved Stop Smoking Facilitator for Genesis Medical Scheme.
Hypnosurgery -In Belgium since 2003, physicians have been offering hypnosis to hundreds of patients. A Belgian hospital reports since 1992 over 800 surgeries without anaesthesia had been conducted using hypnosis. There are some interesting facts relating to patients’ hospital and recovery time after hypnosurgery in the link below.
I am a member of the South African Institute of Hypnotism (SAIH) and an approved Smoking Cessation Facilitator for the Genesis Medical Scheme
A Brief Bio about yourself and your work (make this compelling to the reader [potential client]):
I am a former Army Chaplain, with a BTh (Hons) in Practical Theology. After leaving the Defence Force I studied hypnosis with the aim of helping as many people as I could with this modality, in as many ways as possible. I have specialized in Skype sessions, so am able to help clients in the comfort of their home, as long as they have a working Skype connection. I am certified as a Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, and Parts Therapy Practitioner.
I am also available to do Comedy Hypnosis shows, where the true power of suggestion becomes evident.
I am a Certified Hypnotherapist. I am qualified to practice Symptomatic and Analytical Hypnotherapy, Parts Therapy as well as Past Life Regression. This is a gentle yet powerful modality offering relief to clients struggling with:
Compulsive Behaviour (including Smoking) – I am an approved Stop Smoking Facilitator for Genesis Medical Scheme
Anxiety and Phobias
Hypnosis for Children
And many other issues can be addressed with hypnotherapy.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) WITS/UNISA
CHT Hypnotherapy. Certified Master Hypnotist, SAIH
I have been a hypnotherapist since 2004. Before that I was a high school teacher. It was as a teacher that I realised the huge power that the sub-conscious mind has on how we think and behave. Most of us take on perceptions of ourselves at a very young age when we are not able to differentiate between what is real and what is just imagined, which is why most of us suffer some degree of low self-esteem.
I specialise in helping people to overcome anxiety, phobias and/or, depression, motivation, confidence and direction. I enjoy helping children and adults with focus and concentration, exam anxiety, motivation and goal setting. I also see clients who need to ‘get over’ somebody, or a trauma that holds them back.
- Some Typical Uses & Benefits of Hypnotherapy
- Hypnotherapy – Past life regression, Understanding Karma and changing your current life
- Past life Regression – How to deal with the current and change the way you are going
- Victim – How to release the victim mentality
- Inner child and self sabotage –
- Soul Retrieval – Traumatic experiences makes you lose your focus – Bring back your soul
- Cancer, Diet, Fear, Self mutilation, Stopping Habits, Drug dependency, Fears, Phobias,
- Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking, Depression,
- Learn to suppress or control unnecessary physical pain or discomfort.
- Pain control – Dental fear, Painless Birth,
- Dealing with stress and related conditions, IBS, Anger, Irritability, Insomnia, Lack of Concentration, skin problems
- Personal Development, Self Esteem, Blushing, Improving Physical Conditions
- Psychological and Emotional Well-being, Self-worth, Self esteem
- Achieve personal change with positive suggestion, visualization, affirmations and meditation
- Sport performance, concentration and learning abilities
- Overcoming writers block’s access subconscious creative resources, for writing, painting and other hidden talents
- Learn skills for self-hypnosis, and general mental improvement.
- Weight management / weight loss
- Sports enhancement (children, teens and adults)
- Fears, phobias and anxiety
- Stress reduction
- Becoming more confident with women
- Sexual issues
- Pain control (with doctor’s referral)
- Stopping nail biting
- Bed wetting (children)
- Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
- Skin picking
- Improve relationships, Getting over a relationship
- Gastric Band Hypnosis for weight reduction and maintenance
Is Hypnotherapy Safe?
Hypnotherapy can only be undertaken when the hypnotherapist and the client agree to the therapy.
Hypnotherapy and Cancer Patients
Reduced Pre- Chemo / Radiation Anxiety
When you are fully aware about the expectations during the first chemotherapy treatment anyone will have the jitters. Anxiety, fears and stresses can be heightened before chemotherapy takes place. Relaxation, Visualization and Meditation is the best Complementary therapies with the Oncologist treatment. A Healing
Post Treatment Anxiety
Chemotherapy and radiation can be helped with hypnotherapy
- Carry the fear of cancer returning
- acceptance of diagnosis
- relaxation and meditation
Please note – Hypnosis may help with improving the quality of life for some people living with cancer. Scientific evidence does NOT support that hypnosis can influence the development or progression of cancer.
Kim Young – Durbanville Natural health centre
- HypnoBand registered
- HynoBirthing practitioner and HypnoBirthing practitioner trainer for South Africa
- Member of APHP
I am a certified hypnotherapist and a member of SAIH, which qualifies me to facilitate in Analytical Therapy, Past Life Regression and Parts Therapy. I am an approved Stop Smoking Facilitator for Genesis Medical Aid.
I assist my clients to build a Resource State which they then use to help with daily challenges.
Have you ever tried to change an undesirable habit or used self-motivating techniques only to find some resistance going on? The source of resistance originates in our sub-conscious minds. Our patterns of behaviour are as a result of our past programming which can make it difficult to bring about desired change on our own.
What changes would you like to see? You may want to stop smoking, deal with stress, improve your self-confidence, lose weight or any other change that you may want to see.
Contact me, we can discuss how you can re-write the old programs to bring about the positive changes you desire using the art of hypnosis.