Prior to re-training as a Hypnotherapist, I had spent 20 years in Community Services managing sites delivering government contracts. My work took me all over Australia not just to the cities but also to regional and remote communities. I have witnessed the stresses that modern life places on the family and the individual. Life moves at great pace and there are times when we all struggle to keep up. Hypnotherapy helped me to make change in my life and I wanted to be able to give back the relief I experienced myself, to others.
What I love about hypnosis is that it is client directed. Drug free and can be repeated and enjoyed at home with a support CD. It’s such a relaxed state of being and I never tire of watching the face of a client relax and focus internally. It is such a beautiful feeling of relaxation, that they want to achieve the state again and again. And they can.
I specialise in weight loss because that is the area where hypnosis has had the greatest affect in my life. When I gave up smoking I put on weight and was unable to lose that weight. I did all the usual things. Dieted, lost weight and then put it all back on and more. I had always been a size 8-10 at my normal comfortable weight and I had ballooned out to a size 22. And I was very uncomfortable. Everything I ate seemed to put on weight. I managed to get myself back to a size 16 but could not get any further.
Food was still a problem and I easily gained weight. I felt deprived and constantly focussed on food. During my Diploma training I volunteered to be the guinea pig during the demonstration of the installation of the hypnotic Virtual Gastric Band. VGB. Over a 4-week period I lost 6 kilos easily and without doing anything other than eat smaller portion sizes. I did not feel hungry as I moved easily through the stages. I had one break out period and I decided to do a detox to clean out my system and after that I have been fine.
For most of my adult life I have worked sporadically in Theatre and also done some occasional work in film and TV. In the early days I did occasional directing of plays for local theatre companies. I still do some work in these areas because I love it. I understand the demands made on the actor/performer and the fears that can arise from the work. So I balance the demands of managing a practice and being available where possible to do some acting work and I continue to study to improve my skills. I am also an occasional babysitter for my many grandchildren and I enjoy doing that as well. So all in all I have a reasonably balanced life.
During a time when I was trying to identify my style I went to many Practitioners to experience their methodology and its effectiveness. I bring a compilation of all their styles into my work because they all had things they focus on specifically. I enjoy being a Hypnotherapist and I get much pleasure from seeing the change in the people who come to me for therapy. The benefits of exploring and participating in each of these therapies changed my life. I like to pass this gift on to people who come to me to make change in their lives.
Seddon hypnotherapy for VGB is like a surgical knife of a skilled surgeon , who knows where to cut the pathological source. And, that’s the thing about Roberta. She knows the actual sources of weight gain , which not only comes from our food consumption , but also from our past and hidden memories.
I had no experience with hypnotherapy before beginning with Roberta and wasn’t quite sure what to expect – but the weekly sessions were wonderful – calming, positive and encouraging – and l saw results immediately. The virtual gastric band worked better than l could have ever expected and, not only did l begin losing weight almost immediately
It’s not often that you have life changing moments and working with Roberta has been one of those for me. Coming from a European family I thought being able to portion control my food after 35 years was basically impossible. Having tried every option under the sun, my last option was hypnosis and for the first time in my life it worked.
This worked for me. I had my hand held gently and led to where I needed to be. I also had a few home truths told to me, which I had been using as excuses. Roberta’s kind caring manner, along with her honest, self reflective approach, was just what the doctor ordered. If you are after a complete lifestyle change, and not just a quick fix, then I can highly recommend Roberta to guide you.
VGBH with Roberta was comprehensive in its content and impressive in its results. I believe the course answered more questions than I thought I had at the start, and resulted in changes and the elimination of some major lifestyle habits that were standing in the way of my happiness.
I have had a number of attempts to lose weight in my life. As a naturally good eater and also from time to time a good ‘sometimes food & drink’ eater, I have had difficulties keeping to my ideal weight, even though I like to do regular exercise.