Vernon was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and schooled at Rondebosch
Boys. The first hint of Vernon’s journey to becoming an internationally
recognised transformational coach came in his last year at high school
when he witnessed a hypnotherapy demonstration. Vernon picks up the
story: ‘While under hypnosis a 16 year old boy was given a hiding with
a cane. However when the boy stood up there were absolutely no marks on
his body. I was amazed at what I saw and pursued hypnosis as a result,
later studying to become a clinical hypno-therapist.’
Vernon initially went a more conventional route, becoming an
electrical engineer, and in his early twenties was involved in building
the second weather station for South Africa in Antarctica. The turning
point came in his 30s when he had a strong urge to break away from a
conventional working career and go back into hypnotherapy and the study
of esoteric principles. Vernon has been privileged to have had access
to a host of international teachers who have helped him develop and
hone his own unique gift.
‘The more I learned about esoteric principles, the more my psychic
ability opened up. For example, a person would come to me to help them
release their fear of starting their own business , and I found that
simply by looking at them I could see exactly where the pivotal moment
was in their lives where this fear originated. I could then help them
to access those memories and thereby release the cause of their fear.’
‘My unique gift is that I have an ability to see peoples’ belief systems
and because I can see that, it is easier for me to formulate a workshop
or a process where I can work with that thought pattern. For example, a
group might share a fear of money. I can then guide them
through a process that will release the emotional charge behind the
belief system that’s stopping them from making more money. I use a lot
of relaxation in the processes because I realise that the more relaxed
one is, the easier it is for them to see their own belief system or to
accept that something is holding them back, and to release it.
What is your passion? What makes you get up every morning and do this?
‘The privilege of helping people understand something. To watch them
comprehend it right into the cells of their body. For me, to watch how
people change and shift is an honour.’
Vernon is married and bases himself in Cape Town, South Africa.
Vernon also holds two diplomas
and an honorary degree in Esoteric Sciences and Healing from the World
Development of Human Resources in Australia and certification in
clinical hypno-therapy from the American Council of Hypnotists.