Anxiety / Stress

Anxiety and Stress are terms used interchangeably in everyday conversation.
However, they are different.

  • Anxiety: nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. Feelings of unease, often related to situations perceived as uncontrollable or unavoidable.
  • Stress Response: body’s reaction to a circumstance or situation that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response.

Chronic Anxiety/ Stress can result in the following:

  • Affecting decision making- cognition comprised
  • Earlier onset of Dementia , Alzheimer’s
  • Chronic diseases (various cancers)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression, Insomnia, Suicide
  • Depleted immune system (greater risk to attract diseases)
  • Inability to maintain relationships

Is it time to deal with your Anxiety/Stress now?
At Satori Self Development, we can help and prevent you from getting derailed by anxiety/ stress. Find out how you can build up your resilience for coping with stress and future challenges.

Overweight and Obesity

You can keep it or get a Grip by Letting Go.
Overweight and obesity are highly prevalent in Australia. Conservatively speaking, more than 60% of the Australia’s adult population can be considered overweight / obese.
Being overweight carries certain risk factors:
• High blood pressure
• High blood cholesterol
• Type 2 diabetes
• Certain cancers
• Psychosocial problems
• Musculoskeletal conditions
• Healing impairment of chronic disorders
As we all know, many people put themselves on a diet. The fact that new books with crash diets are continuously flooding the market seems to indicate a huge gregarious hunger to get the hands onto the latest “recommendation”.
None of the diet books, and for that reason most organisations in the diet industry ever consider the person’s belief system. Just prescribing to the latest diet frenzy will not cut it.
The focus is on quick and fast results. Problem is, most people doing that will violate their bodies in doing so. Here is a tip: The moment you go to battle with your body you have lost already.
So, would you still insist and receive food deliveries? For how long? Are you in control or someone else? 95% of slimming attempts fail. It is no surprise when you know the reasons why.

Developing an Effective Weight-Loss / Weight Regulation Strategy – you only have to get it right once! Yes, that’s it!

There is no better companion to help you regulating your weight than your own body! Are you aware of it? Yet, most people fail to understand what it takes to really know what your body needs and wants. It is about gaining a better understanding how things come together. Successful weight loss requires lifestyle changes, different foods adjusting to appropriate eating patterns and exercise. Many issues relating to our weight relate to unconscious habits. Weight Loss is as much about re-educating your unconscious mind as it is about food and exercise.
Hypnosis and NLP techniques can help you regulating your weight. You will learn to be relaxed about your situation and develop a new, healthy and positive outlook towards your personal goals and life in general.
However, there is a certain percentage of the population who will not lose weight through exercising even if they did exercise. However, based on the latest research, conducted by Nottingham University, England some 10 -15% will not experience an effective weight loss due to their genetic makeup.
If you fall into this category there is still a lot you can do about:
• the way you eat
• what you eat
• when you eat
• the amount of food you eat
• the beliefs you hold about yourself
• the way you feel about yourself
• get & stay motivated
• lift your self esteem
What can Satori Self Development do for me?
Weight Loss Therapy / Coaching is available to individuals and groups.
Based on what has been already said above, 85% of people stand a fair chance to regulate their body weights in a healthy manner.
It all depends on you and how much you really want it!
Imagine what it will do for you, how you will feel.
What will be different in your life?
When are you ready?


The Coming out of it …&… Feeling Good Again
Depression is considered to be a mental illness affecting many Australians. It is classified as a mood disorder characterised by prolonged feelings of sadness, hopelessness and inadequacy. The state of depression has many more symptoms such as: feelings of worthlessness, loss of interest in activities, disturbed sleep, appetite and so forth.
The National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing found that 1.9 million (12%) out of  all people aged between 16 – 85 years ( 16 million ) had experienced a depressive episode at some stage in their life.
As a point of caution: Certain illnesses ( e.g. underactive thyroid gland, anaemia, nutritional deficiencies ) are known to produce feelings and behaviour patterns similar to depression. Please ensure that you have examined all possible causes before you derive to any premature conclusions.
In most instances, the ‘onslaught of depression’ is triggered by past events. These events could have been experienced as traumatic. They can be linked to a loss of some kind ( e.g. death, job, relationship, health, accident, loss of confidence based on a comment made ). A depressed person commonly dwells over past events and certainly has a negative outlook towards the future.

Can anything be done?

Yes, there is almost always a solution to alter the way you presently feel about others, things and yourself. At Satori Self Development, we are focussing on natural alternatives. This has to be understood as complimentary to conventional medicine. Our aim is to focus on your abilities. They are still there but have become dormant as your situation progressively worsened. So, we can tap into your capabilities and find the resources you already have and always had. It is merely a matter to bring them to the foreground.
We would need to know if you are currently taking any antidepressants, or any other medication for treatment. Before we start, and only with your consent would we consult your practitioner.
We adjust our approach to your personal requirements. Every person diagnosed with depression presents a different set of circumstances. We want to make sure we fully understand what happened and what is happening right now in your life. This will be the platform and foundation for future therapy & coaching.
A solution oriented therapy focuses on your present situation. It deals with the issue at hand as it presents itself. With appropriate and successful intervention in the present the future will look much brighter.

Fears, Phobias & Panic Attacks

Are you afraid when you do not need to be?
Everyone is scared of something at some stage in their lives.
Fact is, what causes panic in one person has no effect on another. Each one of us experiences threats in their subjective way and has a different tolerance ( threshold level ) to the threat.
Quite commonly, a person experiencing fear appears not to be in a position to move out of the anxious state; there is a degree of helplessness. As a consequence, relationships may suffer resulting  in misunderstandings and frustration.
As we know, nothing is permanent in life and fear is not permanent. Let me be clear here: Fears have nothing to do with being considered weak or lacking courage.
We distinguish four areas of fears:
• Basic phobias: Fear of insects, Animals, Elevators, Heights, Flying
• Related fears: Examinations, Fear of success, Public speaking, Meeting new people
• Intimidating situations
• Panic Attacks
People affected by any of the above may express shame, embarrassment and frustration. However, there are also fears which can develop from a single traumatic past experience.
If your fear(s) are dominating and limiting your life you may want to consider doing something about the situation now.

Overcoming Jealousy, Anger, Rage, Guilt

There is only so much weight you can carry.
For example, for many people Anger has become a chronic problem. Frequently people see themselves as a victim of their life’s events. Anger may just be the response to their feelings and helplessness of the situation(s) they find themselves in.
Whilst, others who have experienced trauma and other negative events understandably harbour anger about the incidents and those who caused them.
Rage is an even more intense emotional reaction than anger.
The way we feel about ourselves and consequently live life heavily relates to the emotions we foster and store inside. Our daily actions, habits and experiences are closely related to our “state of being “.  Holding onto negative emotions can be very harmful, and in more serious circumstances rather destructive to self and others.
Whatever your particular situation is right now and wherever you may see yourself at this point in time – it is possible for you to regain and claim control of your life once more.  Your outlook of life may improve for the better and quicker than you thought possible. A lot depends on what you want and how much you want it.
• Would it be worthwhile to find out what can be done?
• Does living a more rewarding, fully, purposeful and healthier life appeal to you?
• Are you unsure how to go about it?
• Ask for support. It is only one question.
• What is it you desire or is missing in your life?
• Give yourself permission to make the next step.


They can be satisfying and one of the best things you will ever experience in your life.
Relationships – good, bad, or non-existent are the most important and complex aspects in most people’s lives.
It is interesting to read book titles such as: “Intimate Enemies” –  “Why you can’t or won’t make your partner happy” – “Men who hate women and the women who love them”.
It seems there is a battlefield or something similar out there. And listening to what people have to say about “relationships” makes it fairly clear. Many express Resentment, Anger and even Hatred whilst speaking about their current relationships. Some people blatantly seem to refuse to make their partners happy, and still want to be loved by them. It is all at odds.
However, there are also relationship dynamics at work and within families causing pain, suffering and ongoing concerns to many.
There can be many blind spots in our relationships of which we are not consciously aware off. If there is no insight in this area, it is highly likely that you are doing the same thing over and over again. Ruminating, blaming others becomes the most active exercise throughout the day. The result is feeling drained right to the core. It is an extremely exhaustive and tiring activity.
Rising above negative emotions, understanding self-sabotaging thoughts play a big part in the dynamics of relationships. Many behaviour patterns are run unconsciously – the blame can be removed instead of reliving it daily.
It can make the difference between a great, healthy, supportive, loving relationship or a depleting one. Just imagine, what it would do to your life.
• So, what is it that you want in a relationship?
• How much does it really matter to you?
• Are you prepared to work towards a loving, lasting relationship?
• Yes, it takes effort. Does that surprise you?
• Do you not want to start doing something about it now?