Virtual Gastric Band

Virtual Gastric Band

What is it?

Virtual Gastric Band Therapy is a weight loss hypnotherapy program designed to encourage people to eat smaller portions and feel fuller for longer. Virtual Gastric Band is like “flicking a switch in the brain”. It changes the patient’s attitude towards food and gains control over cravings and bad habits.

Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis was developed by British-based hypnotherapist Sheila Granger, and is making headlines in the U.K. It has a 95 per cent success rate based on two clinical trials. The first trial had 25 participants of various ages, and 21 people took part in the second one.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind. Hypnotherapist uses techniques to make people feel deeply relaxed, in an altered state of consciousness. When in this state people are very open to positive suggestions, which later they can benefit from them by taking the positive suggestions into their daily life.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a medically-approved natural process. With a qualified hypnotherapist it is a safe, effective and valuable technique to help people to achieve their goals, and deal with many emotions, problems and conditions.

How does it work?

In the hypnotherapy sessions, the subconscious mind believes a person actually have had a gastric band placed around the top part of the stomach. As a result, the subconscious believes the stomach has become smaller, and refuses to allow the patient to over-eat.

Through the use of VGB hypnosis the mind and body can be trained to be satisfied with less food, therefore people will eat less and feel satisfied for longer. There is no diet; instead there are simple rules to reduce portion sizes and motivation to exercise.

The medical reason for the program’s success is that brain’s power of visualization can affect the subject’s motivation, which in turn helps release extra pounds, through guided imagery sessions. There is no struggle, starvation, or exercising to the point of exhaustion. With this procedure the weight Control is within reach.

Many people who overeat have lost the connection to their body. Eating is no longer the result of hunger but arises from an emotional pattern built up over time. This program specially targets negative eating habits and related emotions, allowing the patient to reconnect with their bodies’ signals and recognize messages from the stomach saying it is full.

The most important thing to remember about the Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis program is that the weight release is achieved without dieting. There are no food restrictions and the program is designed to allow the client to reduce weight naturally and without eliminating the foods they love.

Benefits and conditions treated

VGB helps to lose weight in a completely natural and safe way, and carries zero risk. The Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis program allows the power of hypnosis to retrain the mind. Weight is lost naturally and maintained relatively easily. Committed patients can expect to lose approximately one to two pounds every week without dieting or even feeling hungry.

Preparing for your session and expectations

The hypnotherapy sessions are tailored to individual patients, and deal with the issues in a person’s mind and their relationship with food. The procedure allows patients to simply relax their way into a weight loss program.

The treatments are delivered privately and within a relaxing clinic setting, in four weekly sessions and the participant believes that their stomach has been reduced to the size of about a golf ball. This is followed by two further sessions that deal with the psychological triggers that allow a person to overeat. The package includes a series of check ups, in three months, six months and a year. Feedback shows that the hypnotherapy is like flicking a switch in the brain, turning off cravings and eating only until satisfied.

A supporting hypnotherapy CD is provided to listen to each day and patients get a personalized CD when the treatments are complete.

Patients who listen daily to CD’s improve the most. The scripts are tailored to suit each individual.

Contraindications and precautions

Virtual Gastric Banding is not for everyone. It is for people who are committed and who believe they can make changes in their life.