About Us

The word Satori originates from Japanese Zen Buddhism and carries various meanings such as enlightenment, sudden insight, to awaken to, to comprehend.

We work as Clinical Hypnotherapists and Life Purpose Coaches, providing Therapy, Coaching, Mentoring and Education to Individuals, Individuals funded by the NDIS, Couples, Groups, and Businesses / Sports Teams to enhance and promote mental health and wellbeing.

The word Satori captures the intention of our work, which is to encourage everyone to engage in a process of self-discovery, raising their self- awareness that they are more than their perceived beliefs.

Our mission

“To help people make positive life changes that improve their mental health and well-being, allowing them to live a more purposeful, meaningful and fulfilling life.

Assist individuals to become aware of their unique talents, qualities, and strengths, gather confidence and faith in their abilities to live a happier, content life while being a vital, supportive, contributing member to society.

We believe that every person can perform better, have a richer life experience by living a more rewarding existence when the following aspects are aligned: Personal Values and Beliefs, Capabilities are recognised, Purpose is clarified, and the importance of change and environmental settings are better understood.”

As a result, you can expect being more present, self-aware, and at ease. Being present equates to becoming more mindful and staying in this space for longer periods of time, recognising the needs of self and others.

It is a start to gain easier access to important inner resources and qualities. These newly discovered insights promote optimism, gratitude, and a greater appreciation of what is.

Becoming more open allows you to living life more fully and with a deeper sense of satisfaction, meaning and purpose in everyday living.

Why choose Satori Self Development?

The uniqueness and strength of our business is based on our government accredited diplomas, background in science, medical science, and meditation whereby our knowledge, skill sets, and experience is utilised.

A thorough understanding about the human body allows us to have a good understanding and knowledge base of the mind-body connection that we impart to our clients.

At Satori Self Development, we listen, and address your specific physical, mental, emotional, and behavioural needs.

We provide you with comprehensive information and tools on ‘how’ to move forward in your life.

The therapeutic, coaching approach (therapist + client = team effort) encourages you to discover your inner resources, resulting into a stronger, healthier, clearer mindset which opens the door to many possibilities.

We offer a broad spectrum of services addressing diverse concerns:

  • 1Anxiety, Fears, Phobias
  • 1Alcohol, Smoking
  • 1Attention, Clarity, Focus
  • 1Communication
  • 1Decision Making
  • 1Depression
  • 1Goal Setting
  • 1Healthier Lifestyle Choices
  • 1Insomnia
  • 1Life Purpose
  • 1Motivation
  • 1Overwhelm
  • 1Pain Management
  • 1Performance (Exams, Sport, Study, Work)
  • 1Public Speaking
  • 1Relationships
  • 1Self-Care (Mindfulness, Resilience, Self-Acceptance)
  • 1Stress, PTSD
  • 1Weight Management/ Regulation/ Loss

We also work with individuals who seek our services to improve their sports or work performance. These can be high performing executives, entrepreneurs, business owners or students at school or university who are looking for memory enhancement or goal setting.

We use evidence-based techniques and our sessions are Face to Face (preference) or zoom and are initially scheduled on a weekly basis.

There is no set number of sessions as requirements vary from person to person.

Satori Self Development holds workshops, and community presentations.

If you are interested in presentations at your workplace, club or else, please call and have a chat.

If you or anyone you know has been struggling for whatever reason and has not found a resolution, please let them know we are here to assist.

Call Vittoria 0407 906 999 or Achim 0473 913 873 now for a confidential chat


We are excited to have received an award from the Health4You Team.

Health4You is Australia’s leading online marketplace for health and fitness with 56,000+ listings.  

Satori Self Development has been listed in the Top 25 Most Popular Health and Fitness Services for 2022.

Here is how we have been ranked:

#2 Most Popular Health and Fitness Service in Macarthur & Camden

#14 Most Popular Health and Fitness Service in the Sydney Region

#24 Most Popular Health and Fitness Service in New South Wales

Health4U 2022 AWARD

We are humbled and honoured by everyone who entrusts us in sharing their concerns and we are committed to do the absolute best for each person to gain the insight they require enabling them to be a better version of themselves, eventually living a more content, fulfilling and happier life.

We do recommend, that before committing to any health practitioner in this field of work, you check their credentials for your own protection.

Our qualifications are:

Government Accredited Diploma Level Qualification in Hypnotherapy: Govt. Accred.10501NAT and Govt. Accred.10450NAT                    Professional Indemnity Insurance                                                                                                                                                                                                    Working with Children Check                                                                                                                                                                                                      Senior First Aid Certificate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Satori Self Development

Achim Schenk

Clinical Hypnotherapist / Life Purpose Life Coach


Bachelor Science (Chemical Engineer)
Bachelor Arts (Spanish and Latin American Studies)
Advanced Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and NLP [Govt. Accred.10501NAT]
Cert. Life Purpose Life Coach
Master of Arts (Applied Buddhist Studies)
Master of Arts (Health and Social Wellbeing)
Cert. NLP Master Practitioner
Cert. Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Advanced EFT Practitioner

Achim Schenk completed a Chemistry Degree in Germany followed by research and development work in the pharmaceutical industry and public sector.

Apart from his professional work, Achim helped to organise and run holiday camps for underprivileged children in Germany.

In 1994, he obtained an Arts Degree at the University of NSW whilst living and working with intellectually disabled teenagers and adults in a Rudolf Steiner residential setting. Furthermore, he also worked with children and teenagers displaying challenging behaviours in community-based enterprises.

Achim has worked for multinational companies in R&D, Sales Support, Sales, Management, overseas and in Australia.

Since 1995, he developed a strong interest in the Body – Mind Connection. This led to personal and formal studies in: Hypnotherapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Buddhism, NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming and EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique.

Since 2003, Achim has been working as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life Purpose Life Coach successfully utilising a mix of treatment methods to empower people resulting in happier, more meaningful everyday life experiences.

Vittoria Lazzaro

Clinical Hypnotherapist / Life Purpose Life Coach


Bachelor Science (Biochemistry and Microbiology)
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy [Govt. Accred.10450NAT]
Cert. Life Purpose Coach
Cert. NLP Practitioner

Vittoria Lazzaro completed a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Biochemistry and Microbiology (Sydney University).
Since 1984, Vittoria worked as a scientist in medical research and clinical diagnostic at RPAH and St. George Hospital. Her research was published in international journals.

Vittoria frequently presented her work at National and International conferences.

From 2007 – 2012, Vittoria worked for a German biotechnology company, as the Research Manager. She was pivotal for setting up working relationships in leading research facilities in NSW.

In 2013 – 2014, Vittoria worked for the Brain Mind Research Institute in Sydney and UNSW, Dementia Research Unit. During this time, she developed a strong interest in the human mind-body connection, mental health and wellbeing which led to formal studies in hypnotherapy.

 Please call Vittoria on 0407 906 999 or Achim on 0473 913 873 to get the assistance you need