The Story of


SAIH and the Mastermind Training Centres are commited professional institutions that concentrate on providing education in hypnosis practices. They are driven by a deep-seated passion and purpose to enhance the quality of life for all parties involved.

Since their establishment in 1998, they have spent 25 years refining and expanding every facet to offer world-class training to their students and support for their members.

The impact of their efforts is immense, and they derive inspiration from each student and client to establish a legacy and set a benchmark for their region, inspiring everyone they encounter.

The SAIH Team

Claudia Klein

Owner and principal instructor/South African institute of Hypnotism and the Mastermind Training Centre

Trained in variety of transformative methods Claudia combines her knowledge to assist people to overcome most challenges in order to create inner peace and a true sense of worthiness to achieve their desires. At the core of her passion is the training for people to become therapists themselves.
She is an expert Hypnosis Practitioner/Trainer, South Africa’s only Parts Therapy Trainer, certified Life Coach, NLP practitioner and Heal Your Life teacher and even qualified as a Laughter Yoga Leader. She is the director and principal instructor at the South African Institute of Hypnotism (SAIH) and the Mastermind Training Centre.

Under the umbrella of she conducts transformational sessions for individuals and groups, give workshops and has published numerous empowering audio programs which are available as downloads and CDs.
She is an international speaker and has featured in various magazines, talk radio stations and television and co-authored the book THE ART OF SPIRITUAL HYPNOSIS: Accessing Divine Wisdom (Publisher: Blooming Twig Books(NY) with other world-renowned hypnotherapists. Various short videos are listed on her YouTube channel (Claudia Klein Cht). She has been involved in the field of wellness and holistic and alternative therapy for 20 years and understands many of the challenges people face and is completely dedicated to bring understanding, self-empowerment and lasting positive change to enrich people’s life.

“I absolutely believe that each one of us has the resources to achieve inner peace and harmony. People need to be empowered to start believing this for themselves and embrace their worthiness to allow the manifestation of their desires. When we do, the transformations are sometimes short of miracles.”

Hypnosis is Arno’s passion! Having discovered self hypnosis about 17 years ago he has been using it on a daily basis to reach his goals, amongst other things using it to achieve the highest recognition academically, and enjoying the immense benefit this modality has to offer, reaching a point where the desire to help other people enjoy some of the same benefits. Leading to a certification in Hypnotherapy with SAIH, a hypnotherapy practice and assisting students to become hypnotherapists.

Based in Gauteng, Arno is a full time facilitator for the SAIH training courses in JHB, originally from a technical background, holding an electronic engineering degree Arno’s approach to hypnotherapy and training is a practical approach with an attitude of – ‘just do it’.

Operating from the strong underlying belief that we all have within us all the resources we need to find the solutions to reach the outcomes we want. With a practice in Nigel and in Pretoria, Arno helps people on a daily basis to become inspired by the immense resources they have inside of them thereby helping them to solve problems and achieve their goals.

Arno Stadler CHT (non medical)

Head of Mastermind Training Centres / SAIH Instructor

Bianca Roffler CHT (Non-medical)

Facilitator / Student Mentor / Assessor

At an early age Bianca was introduced to the concept of using hypnosis as an alternative to general anaesthetics (pain control). The memory of this cutting edge experience lingered and blossomed into a search for further truths about the human mind. Since then she has been fascinated by the infinite possibilities of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

Through her past professional activity in the service industry, she developed acute listening and rapport building skills, assisting people to improve their self-confidence whilst becoming more sensitive to the complexity of the issues and difficulties of mankind. Through her continued interest in the human psyche, she found in Hypnotherapy the modality which would bring powerful and lasting effects in people’s lives. This prompted her to finally come full circle and complete her studies with SAIH to qualify as a Certified Hypnotherapist (Non-medical). Not only is her own life enriched by the understanding and use of Hypnosis – she continues to facilitate transformation in her clients; guiding them to reach their full potential and finding their own inner resources. She runs a successful practice from Grotto Bay and has now extended her involvement in Hypnotherapy by becoming a Facilitator, Student Mentor and Assessor.

The moment Brigitte stumbled upon a course on Hypnotherapy she knew this was what she needed to be doing with her life and she was even more convinced of this along the journey to becoming a Hypnotherapist. The journey allowed Brigitte to fall in love with the idea of assisting people to find themselves within themselves.

Brigitte is based in Gauteng and is currently enjoying assisting with hypnotherapy training courses for the South African Institute of Hypnotism in Johannesburg, as well as running her own private practice in Randburg. When Brigitte is not assisting clients or students in their own journeys she shares information about the modality through the media and has been featured on TV through SABC 3’s 3 Talk with Noleen.

Passionate about hypnotherapy, Brigitte brings her own unique blend of compassion and empathy into the therapy room which enables people to enjoy the benefits of tapping into their own inner resources, to assist themselves to find and bring a deeper understanding and healing into their own lives.

Brigitte Bowels CPTF, CHT (non-medical),

Facilitator / Co Facilitator / Student Mentor / Assessor

Kim Pearman CHT (non-medical), CPTF

Pre assessor - CPTF level

Why and how have always been the questions that have occupied my time and formed my passions. Why are things the way they are, how do they work and more importantly, how can we use it to benefit our-selves and our world. Open and curious about many different techniques, hypnotherapy is the most powerful and accurate modality I have found that enables us to access, change, create and direct our-selves.