Virtual Gastric Banding

Lose weight the easy way, with our weight loss specialist, Manuela Pininich, one of the first practitioners to be trained under Sheila Granger in Australia.

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Feel lighter, happier and healthier and get weight off your mind for good. Through the power of hypnosis you can achieve quick, easy and healthy weight loss.

This is non-surgical and therefore has:

  • no side effects
  • no medical risk
  • no pain
  • no ongoing follow up treatment required
  • no hospital waiting lists
  • no expensive medical related costs
  • no specific weight requirements

“After much deliberation, I decided to have the Virtual Gastric Banding under hypnotherapy. After 4 Sessions it has worked beyond my wildest dreams. I have consistently lost 1 kg a week and know this will continue. I recommend it to anyone.”
Mel

The Virtual Gastric Band procedure is available to anyone wanting to decrease their weight and improve their health.

What does it involve?

Through hypnosis the Virtual Gastric Band procedure, developed by Sheila Granger (UK), is a technique that utilises the power of the mind by convincing it that your stomach has shrunk to the size of a golf ball. The procedure incorporates the power of hypnosis, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), NLP and very powerful visualisations to assist you in the permanent weight loss change. By reprogramming your thinking you can change your relationship with food, resulting in eating less, making healthier food choices, exercising and consuming more water.
These all come naturally from the suggestions given to the subconscious mind.
Your stomach will shrink simply through the power of hypnosis. There is NO DIETING involved.
This procedure is a natural organic process whereby the subconscious mind naturally and effortlessly makes healthier choices. You will learn to identify your body’s needs and wants while being satisfied on much smaller amounts of food, consequently losing weight permanently. You will also be given a CD for mind management and relaxation to assist you in your weight loss and your journey to a slimmer, fitter healthier you.

How will it feel?

During the session you will feel very safe and comfortable. Our Virtual Gastric Banding practitioner will take you in to a deep state of relaxation, where you will be fully aware and still in control. By using hypnosis, cognitive behaviour therapy, NLP and other very powerful visualisations your subconscious mind will be reprogrammed to naturally and effortlessly make healthier choices.

How many treatments will I need?

Our Virtual Gastric Banding Program includes four appointments over a four-five week period.
The appointments are 60mins each.
During this time you will be positively encouraged to follow some very simple guidelines.

How much does it cost?

$595, which covers 4 x 60min Hypnotherapy Appointments and a Hypnotherapy CD

Reasons for considering VGB over actual Lap Band surgery

  • Not every one is eligible for the surgery
  • To avoid the risks and pain associated with a major surgical procedure
  • Long recovery process
  • Potential complications such as infection, internal bleeding, gastritis and ulceration
  • The band can slip or in some cases be subject to erosion
  • Vomiting or regurgitation of food
  • Port may bulge through the skin
  • Medicare and private insurance covers about $1,000 leaving you to pay about $10,000

How does Virtual Gastric Banding work?

The virtual gastric band is a non-surgical technique using the power of hypnosis to train your mind and body to accept less food. The clinical hypnotherapy works by the brain telling your stomach that it is full and there is no need for any more food.

The most important thing about the virtual gastric band in comparison to the actual gastric band is that the virtual version deals with the issues in a person’s mind and their relationship with food. Having a foreign body inside your stomach simply does not deal with psychological factors.

A surgical patient can still over eat and burst the band, plus they have to eat a pureed diet. With the virtual band, if they find they are eating too much, it can be tightened under hypnosis, there is no invasive surgery and they are treating the psychological problems not just the physical.

This is, of course, the principle behind the actual surgical procedure but the virtual gastric band carries with it no risk, no on-going medical treatment and the hypnotherapy can be done quickly and privately and without the need to wait on hospital waiting lists.

The average weight loss experienced with Virtual Gastric Band therapy is 1-2kg in the first week and .5-1kg in subsequent weeks. This is achieved without dieting and without any feelings of loss or deprivation. I do not wave a magic wand, instead by consciously following simple rules each person will achieve a natural, steady loss of weight.

FAQs about the Virtual Gastric Band program

Is VGB expensive?
VGB compares very favourably with the most well-known weight loss, diet and exercise programs. The total cost of the Virtual Gastric Band therapy is a quarter of the actual surgery costs! You will receive support during the course of the treatment and be given the hypnosis CD at your first session. Total cost is $590

I’ve tried hypnosis for weight loss in the past and had limited success, why should VGB work for me?
This program especially targets negative eating habits and retrains your mind to accept and enjoy healthy eating patterns. This innovative program has proved successful for the vast majority of clients.

How long are the sessions?
The sessions are approximately 60 minutes each.
You will be given a 15 min CD to listen to every day to reinforce new habits and help permanent change.

When can I expect changes to happen?
Committed clients experience immediate changes in their eating patterns and the average weight loss experienced with Virtual Gastric Band therapy is 1-2kg in the first week and .5-1kg in subsequent weeks. Most of our clients are thrilled to consistently lose this amount of weight without dieting. The key is to focus on inches lost rather than weight.

Will I be responsive to hypnosis?
Very few people are unable to experience hypnosis to the level required for VGB therapy. Our therapist is accustomed to working with clients and finding the right approach by individualising the sessions.

What People are saying about Virtual Gastric Banding

One particularly successful client due to undergo an actual gastric band operation weighing 137 kgs has herself recorded more than 12.7 kgs weight loss so is considering cancelling the operation as she is so pleased with the success of the ‘Virtual Gastric Band’. She explains: “I have reduced my portion sizes dramatically and joined the gym. I feel motivated and my willpower is supported by the hypnosis.”

Another successful client says: “It has changed the way I approach food. I no longer constantly think about it like I used to, I feel in control.”

Another says “I have enjoyed listening to the supporting CD each day. It made me feel relaxed and re-energised. I now feel more in control of my eating habits and have stopped nibbling and eating in-between meals.”

After losing 10kg in 2 weeks Mark said “I’ve found my Virtual Gastric Banding very good. My sleep is 100% better, I’m lighter on food and have increased mobility. It’s been very easy. And I love salads, it’s very weird.”
Mark started his program at 182kg, and now, after 10weeks he is down to 158kg.

“After much deliberation, I decided to have the Virtual Gastric Banding under hypnotherapy.  After 4 Sessions it has worked beyond my wildest dreams.  I have consistently lost 1 kg a week and know this will continue.  I recommend it to anyone.” Mel

The history of Virtual Gastric Band Therapy

Sheila Granger, UK based VGB pioneer and world renowned expert, developed her Virtual Gastric Band hypnotherapy program to improve her clients’ prospects of experiencing significant weight loss using hypnotherapy. Sheila Granger explains: “The general consensus from clients shows increased will-power and no need to deprive themselves of the foods they enjoy. As humans, if we are told to avoid something, we crave it even more.” Manuela at Simply Natural Therapies is fortunate to be one of the first few to be trained under Sheila in Australia.

Want to learn more?

Come along to one of our Weight Loss seminars to learn more about weight loss with Hypnosis, and our Virtual Gastric Banding program. Seminars are held regularly. Click here for dates.

 

Who offers Virtual Gastric Banding?

Manuela Picinich