Virtual Weight Loss

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This powerful program is about the operation that never happened!  Now finally, you can lose weight without surgery.  It is a new non-surgical technique  to change the way you think about food. Not only does it encourage exercise, it retrains your mind to listen to those messages that your stomach is sending you and to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food.  As babies we all have this mechanism, however things often go astray with social conditioning where we are taught to ignore this very important mechanism.

First off all this not a diet!  We all know that diets work……. but only in the short term.  You can eat what you want so there are no feelings of deprivation or hunger and this is where many weight loss programs fail. This system offers obvious benefits when compared to the surgical gastric banding.  It is non-invasive and natural.  There are no side-effects, no recovery time, risks or complications and it results in permanent changes to eating patterns.  The programme is cost effective when compared to surgery (you don’t have to take out a mortgage on your house) or other diet products and in motivated patients, it delivers similar results as surgery.

The Virtual Gastric Band is a remarkable program pioneered by Sheila Granger in the UK who used this method on her weight loss clients with the view of subjecting it to clinical trials.  A group of 25 volunteers – of different genders, age, shapes and sizes underwent 3 one hour sessions that included the ‘fitting’ of a virtual gastric band in the first session. Sheila was astounded to record a 95% success rate and that in total, the group lost over 14 stone (196 lbs) between them in just three weeks.  All but one reported a change in their eating habits.  Weight loss averaged at 4 – 6 lbs during week one followed by 1 – 2 lbs each following week.  A second trial was arranged by a general practitioner in East Yorkshire, UK for 12 of his patients who had been removed from the weight loss surgery list.  This trail produced equally successful results as the initial trial with a 95% success rate.   Local, national and international media became interested in the results of Shelia’s work and the program has been reported in newspaper articles, magazines and covered by the BBC television and radio.  

The programme consists of four one-on-one hypnotherapy sessions, tailored to your goals and individual needs.

During the first session, we will discuss your eating habits and hypnotically install the gastric band.  You will be asked to follow some simple guidelines at home.  You will be given written guidelines and a CD to listen to at home to reinforce the work that has been done.  Subsequent sessions will follow a similar structure to the first, however with differing focus and adjustments of the band if necessary.

The four session programme is paid in advance at the first session – $495 is the whole programme cost.  Ongoing sessions are offered (if needed) at a cost of $50 per session  and can be discussed after completion of the programme.