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The Gauteng Guild meeting was carried over from 2016 as too many members were frantically busy across the fold between 2016 and 2017. A date will soon be set so please check back here regularly for updates. If you are already signed up as a member, then watch out for an email notice to your inbox.


Harare, Zimbabwe has become the fourth node in the Guild's Southern African network along with Cape Town, Durban and Gauteng.

Many hypnotherapists across the South African region are sharing pioneering ideas and techniques with each other throughout the Guild's network.

You are free to join the Guild if you meet any one of the following criteria: (1) You are a hypnotist or hypnotherapist in private practice; (2) You are a qualified hypnotist or hypnotherapist but not in private practice; (3) You are a hypnosis student studying with a reputable hypnosis school; (4) You are a retailer of hypnosis goods or products (5) You have a casual interest in hypnosis or hypnotherapy and wish to find out more. To join is easy. Look for the blue button at the top right of this browser window, click and join. It's FREE!

In the interests of both clients and practitioners, most professional hypnotherapy bodies require members to incorporate supervision into their practice. This usually occurs through Continuing Professional Education [CPE]. Guild meetings are designed to offer group supervision and cross-pollination of ideas. Guild meetings are widely accepted by many hypnotherapy organisations as part of their CPE programme. Please check with your registering organisation to determine whether your attendance at Guild meetings is recognised by them. If not, ask them, "Why?"

Podcasts of Thomas' Weekly Radio Show: Soul Searching

Thomas Budge, the Guild's founding member, produces and presents a weekly radio show called, Soul Searching. This show explores all spiritual, psychological and wellness matters that matter. The show encourages self-introspection to drill down into your motives, convictions and attitudes, so that you can use some of these ideas to redesign your life for the better. The shows cover a wide range of topics, many of them clearly drawn from Thomas' years of hypnotherapy expertise. Most of these ideas are of vital importance to you as a hypnotherapist, if you are to provide unbiased, non-judgemental service to others. We are sure will enjoy listening to them.

Podcasts of all the shows are here on SoundCloud, just click on a title and the rest is easy:

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Meeting Format

  • 09:00 — Registration
  • 09:30 — Opening Remarks


  • 09:45 — Introductions

    Time to introduce yourself, to say what field of hypnosis interests you and share what you're hoping to achieve during the day. Please bring along a few business cards to share with others and to introduce yourself to prospective clients who may be visiting.

  • 10:15 — Open Debate & Case Studies

    A popular and vibrant part of our meetings where various issues are raised and remedies sought from those in attendance. These are often complex therapy situations, ethical issues, matters regarding practise management, requests for new techniques, help with script ideas, etc.

  • 11:00 — Break for Refreshments and Networking

    Plenty of time to network with others over a cup of tea or coffee.

  • 11:30 — Morning Presentation

    A topical and informative talk about an important aspect of hypnosis.

  • 12:30 — Lunch

    Enjoy a relaxed, wholesome, light vegetarian lunch.

  • 13:30 — Afternoon Presentation

    A topical and informative talk about an important aspect of hypnosis.

  • 15:00 — Break for Refreshments
  • 15:30 — Multimedia Click

    Keeping current with world trends and revisiting classic ideas.

  • 16:30 — Administrative Matters

    This is an opportunity for you to raise concerns and offer suggestions regarding future meetings.

  • 16:45 — Conclusion
  • 17:00 — End
Subject to change without notice.