The Virtual Gastric Band is a remarkable weight loss program. As the name suggests, the system utilises the concept of a “virtual” gastric band and Clinical Hypnotherapy
Why people aren’t successful in losing weight:
Most people who follow a traditional dieting system will lose weight whilst they are on that diet. But as soon as the diet stops the weight invariably returns often leaving them heavier than before the diet began! It is estimated that 95% of all people who diet experience this cycle.
Most diets include some form of deprivation/denial; some involve counting calories or points, but all merely serve to program the mind to think about food. Thus, when an individual gives up a diet, he will find himself thinking about food more than ever before!
During the denial of comforts foods, in eating different meals to the rest of the family, three things happen; the brain fights against it, the body fights against it and the day to day environment fights against it.
How often do you hear of those who say to themselves each Monday "That's it I'm going to stop eating.. just as soon as I've had my dinner.” And then, “I'm going to eat only salad." Of course, the good intentions quickly lapse and its back to Stage One... and misery all over again!
Because most eating habits are deeply ingrained in the subconscious, the outcome is the same each time a certain set of circumstances prevail.
Conscious self-denial of something can often increase the desire for that very thing, and eating a little less than we need - but eating anything we want - can actually lead to weight reduction. Cutting out favourite foods completely is a bad idea, but cutting down on those foods is achievable and sustainable.
Everyone knows that eating less and exercising more will lead to a better body-shape, improved fitness and all round health. This program employs a Virtual Gastric Band and other mind management techniques and is most decidedly NOT a diet. It enables clients to form new habits that they can maintain; there is no deprivation, and thus clients are liberated from having to think about food all the time; they eat consciously, and are able to listen to what their stomachs are telling them. The result is steady, progressive weight reduction - without dieting.
What is the Virtual Gastric Band?
The Virtual Gastric Band is pioneered by Sheila Granger in the UK and many clients have benefited from Virtual Gastric Band therapy. It successfully harnesses the power that every individual holds within them to make changes to their lives.
The Virtual Gastric Band is a non-surgical technique which uses the power of hypnosis to retrain you to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food. The clinical hypnotherapy convinces the brain that the stomach is full after a certain level of intake, and that there is no need for more food. Virtual gastric band is like 'flicking a switch in the brain'. It changes your attitude towards food and helps you regain control over cravings and bad habits. Weight is lost naturally and consistently without dieting. This system is very safe and delivers predictable results that carries ZERO risk.
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 the psychological factors. A bariatric surgery patient can still overeat and burst the band and they have to eat a pureed diet. With the virtual band if they find they are eating too much it can be tightened under hypnotherapy. There is no invasive surgery and they are treating the psychological problems not just the physical.
A great Success Rate
Sheila Granger's initial trials in the UK showed that more than 95% of participants lost weight and subsequent trials have also been consistent with this. Clinical trials of this system are underway in the UK. This ground breaking system is having great success across UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
Feedback from patients shows an increase in willpower 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.
The program consists of six sessions of hypnosis generally over 14 weeks. Support material is included throughout the program.
The six one hour sessions are designed to bring about permanent change in your eating habits, and focuses on who you want to be. This is not a short term fix. Creating new habits will get you where you want to be, and enable you to remain there.