Ludwig qualified as a dentist in 1996 and practiced for over 10 years in Cape Town and London. During this time he developed a keen interest in clinical hypnotherapy.
After completing a course at the University College London, his career focus shifted completely to that of clinical hypnotherapy.
Ludwig attained the Australian Government accredited Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Strategic Psychotherapy at the Institute of Applied Psychology (formerly Australian Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy). He is a registered member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association which is affiliated with the H.C.A.
Although he does not practice dentistry in Australia, he has firsthand knowledge of the psychological aspects related to health , both for clinicians and clients. He can utilise clinical hypnotherapy as an instrument to assist clients with the psychological aspect relating to a condition. Please note that a formal diagnosis by a registered clinician is required prior to hypnotherapy for health related matters e.g. chronic pain.
Ludwig’s interests are not limited to the evidence based application of hypnotherapy in the medical field. Hypnotherapy has a vast range of possibilities, all depending on which area the client seeks improvement and insight.
During individualised, tailor-made sessions, one of his aims is to assist clients to reconnect to their inner -often forgotten- resources with strategic, modern, solution-oriented Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Unhelpful thought processes in the problem space are explored, and more productive insights can shift the focus to being better.
He is of the opinion that we are only at the start of realising how effective hypnotherapy can be. Advanced technology (e.g. MRI studies) and evidence based research indicate the positive impact the hypnotic experience can have on various aspects of the client’s body, mind and outlook.
Ludwig strongly encourages his clients to wholeheartedly participate in their self discovery and to implement new techniques of change.