For The Slimmer Trimmer Soul

Shelia Granger is the UK Hypnotherapist who pioneered this fabulous solution to the growing obesity problems worldwide.The Virtual Gastric Band is a remarkable weight loss programme. As the name suggests, the system utilises the concept of a “virtual” gastric band in clinical hypnotherapy. It successfully harnesses the power that every individual holds within them to make changes to their lives. Many people across the world have benefited from The Virtual Gastric Band program. It is most definitely NOT a diet – we know that diets don’t work in the long term. The Virtual Gastric Band allows you to eat what you want, but will enable you to intake smaller portions. And, because it’s not a diet, you won’t feel deprived, miserable or hungry, the issues which cause diets to fail. As The Virtual Gastric Band effectively negates these issues, you are left with a long term solution to your weight problems.The Virtual Gastric Band can be undertaken quickly, easily and privately, without the lengthy delay of hospital waiting lists, no costly invasive surgery, no risks and no on-going medical treatment.

What is Virtual Gastric Band

What is Virtual Gastric BandThe 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 process convinces the sub-conscious mind that there is a restrictive mechanism fitted to the stomach therefore allowing the stomach to recognise it is full after a small level of food intake, and that there is no need for more food.

The program develops a healthy, natural weight control system, based on the natural biological signals of eating when hungry and stopping when satisfied, rather than forming an emotional attachment to food and eating. The program addresses emotional and psychological issues as the root of an individual’s ultimate need to begin – and continue – overeating. As a specialist in weight loss/eating disordersEating Psychology & Mind – Body Nutrition principals are also applied throughout the program adding value and additional expertise on top of an already valid system.

What happens in a session?

relaxA thorough consultation establishes the client’s current eating habits and identifies any problematic areas such as comfort eating, not being able to leave food on a plate, even if full, large portion sizes, unhealthy cravings, and so on. We will discuss relevant areas such as healthy eating patterns, mindful eating, and exercise, before setting goals for your weight loss.

During the gastric band ‘procedure’, the client is guided gently into hypnosis this happens easily and very comfortably to a point of deep relaxation, where we can access their subconscious and increase the person’s susceptibility to positive suggestion. The therapist then takes the client descriptively through the operation step by step- from being put under anaesthetic and the journey on a trolley to the operating theatre, to the incision, the application of the gastric band and the stitching to close the incision, of course you are perfectly comfortable and safe and there is no pain or discomfort whatsoever, remember this is an operation of the mind.

What happens in a sessionAlthough the client in hypnosis they remain aware of what’s going on around them, when in hypnosis the subconscious mind doesn’t under stand the difference between real and imagined, the boundaries of what is real and pretend are blurred, so that in imagining the surgical procedure under hypnosis, it can infact influence the real physical responses that the client feels after the session is finished.

Everyone experiences different effects from gastric band hypnotherapy, with some people experiencing the sensation of physical tightening in their stomach, while others are unable to identify any conscious connection to the ‘surgery’, but are naturally eating less, satisfied on much smaller portions.

Following the gastric band procedure in the first session, subsequent sessions combines Clinical Hypnotherapy, Eating Psychology, Mind-Body Nutrition, NLP & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques, such as guided imagery, metaphors, appetite sensitivity training, body image reset & self awareness.  These techniques all help to release any emotional blockages to losing weight & change your emotional connections to food. Common problems of boredom eating, comfort eating, stress eating, night eating are all addressed as we continue to reinforce the gastric band and set new patterns in place for long term permanent weight loss.

This program suits anyone who wants to lose weight, so whether it is 5kgs or 90kgs let me help you to achieve your goals. Please note that it is recommended that follow up sessions are scheduled for every month to monitor and reinforce your goals.

We know that diets don’t work

We know that diets done workMost 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 95-99% of all people who diet experience this cycle.

Most diets include some form of deprivation and or denial, some involve counting calories, points or meal replacement, mostly these merely serve to programme the mind to think about food. Thus, when you stop the diet, you will find yourself thinking even more about food that you did before.

And, in the denial of comfort 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.

Virtual Gastric Band Program BrisbaneHow often do you hear yourself say each Monday “That’s it, I’m going on a diet” and of course those good intentions quickly lapse and its back to the drawing board.

Because most eating habits are deeply engrained in the subconscious mind, starting right from birth all the way through to your current age the outcome of dieting without habit and behaviour change just creates the same result each and every time…moving from one diet to another, living a life of all or nothing.

Conscious self denial of something can often increase the desire for that very thing.

If we were to eat a little less than we need, but eat anything we want, it can actually lead to weight loss. 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 help lead to a better body shape, improved fitness and all round health. This programme employs a virtual gastric band and other mind management techniques and is most definitely NOT a diet.

Virtual Gastric Band Success BrisbaneIt enables you to form new habits that you can maintain easily and permanently, there is no deprivation, no constantly thinking about food and counting calories, you eat consciously and become able to listen to what your stomach is telling you. The result – steady, progressive weight loss, without dieting.

Gastric band hypnotherapy can be useful for not only general health benefits through supporting weight loss in overweight and obese clients, it can also potentially reduce the risk of developing other conditions associated with obesity.

Great Success in Clinical Trials

Virtual Gastric Band Programs BrisbaneSheila 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.

As a result of this success, clinical trials of this system are currently being negotiated with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. This ground-breaking system is having great success across the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

Since the trialled and proven effectiveness of The Virtual Gastric Band, Sheila Granger has made it a personal crusade to make the system more and more available to more and more people.

She has spent a great deal of time over the last four years talking with medical practitioners, bringing to their attention this safe and viable method of weight loss.

Clinical trials-3There have already been many clinical trials carried out with outstanding success.

Further trials are now underway in the UK for a pilot study to be carried out with the Humberside Obesity, Nutrition, Education and Innovation Centre. The partners of this organisation include The University of Hull, Hull and York Medical School and several members of the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, a steering group is being formed to organise clinical trials internationally.

Virtual Gastric Band Program

VGB Program ExpensiveThe program consists of 4 separate consultations scheduled approximately one-two weeks apart, each session is personally tailored for you specifically bringing about permanent change in your eating habits & behaviours. Each session focuses on you, your goals and overcoming your personal barriers to achieving your healthy ideal weight.

You will be encouraged to follow some simple guidelines and receive support materials to take home including a support CD. This is NOT a short term fix but a LONG TERM PERMANENT change to your relationship with food and your relationship with your body. If you are after quick fixes and huge immediate weight loss than this is not the program for you…..but on the other hand if you are sick of going round and round in circles, sick of losing weight then putting it back on plus more and sick of nothing ever changing and you are ready to make serious changes then this program might be just what you are looking for.

Not sure?   Ask yourself how long have you been dieting?  How long have you been doing fast weight loss (fast weight loss 1-2kgs pw things like – Tony Ferguson, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Shake diets, Duromine?  5 years?, 10 years?, 20 years?…more?  Without keeping it off?  I hate to say it but 20 years is NOT VERY FAST!!!!

Once the program of 4 sessions is completed we strongly recommend that you come along for monthly sessions until you reach your goal weight to continue to reinforce the new program, creating new habits to get you where you want to be and keep you on track long term.

How long are the sessions?

There are four sessions, first session is approximately 3hrs and subsequent sessions are approximately 60-75 minutes each.
You will also be given a 25min CD to listen to every night when you go to bed to reinforce new habits and help make a permanent change.


Is the VGB Expensive? VGB compares very favourably with the most well known weight loss, diet & exercise programs. The total cost of the Virtual Gastric Band program is almost nothing in comparison to the actual surgery costs.

Virtual Gastric Band Program – Available in Person or via Skype
Program Cost including 4 sessions $495.00 (payment plans available on request)

Includes – First Session (3hr appointment) & Subsequent Sessions 60-75min 
Recommended monthly top up sessions – 60-75mins – $110.00 

You will also receive full support during the course of the program and you will be given the hypnosis support CD at your first session.

What is the average weight loss?
On average our clients experience immediate changes in their eating patterns and the average weight loss experienced with the Virtual Gastric Band program is around 1kg in the first week and then we continue to see around 500g weight lost in subsequent weeks. Most of our clients are thrilled to be consistently loosing this amount of weight without dieting. It is recommended that for larger amounts of weight that follow up sessions be scheduled once per month until the goal weight is achieved to continue working on permanent habit & behaviour change and to monitor and reinforce your goals.

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