Mind/Body Weight RESET Program (incorporating Virtual Gastric Band)

Are you sick of diets?
Are you sick of losing weight only to gain it back plus more?
Have you tried every diet out there and nothing works?
Do you lack motivation to move your body?
I want you to ask yourself, how old you were when you started dieting?
How many years is that? 10,20,30,40 years?
So you have been dieting 10,20,30,40 years and you are still looking, still looking for the magic pill?
I’m sorry to tell you there isn’t one, it takes long term consistent change in habits and behaviours to create long term sustainable weight loss and weight management.

What I can offer you is something you have never tried.

  • What I can offer you is a permanent solution, one that isn’t super fast, quick or magical…but is permanent.
  • I can offer you permanent change of your thoughts, your behaviours, your habits and your relationship to food and body that will give you freedom and peace…
  • I can offer you permanent change of your mindset

What I can offer is a two fold approach: –

  1. Virtual Gastric Band
  2. Coaching & Hypnosis that incorporates Eating Psychology, Mind/Body nutrition, Apatite sensitivity training, Mindful Eating training & Body Image recovery

Let me explain…

Virtual Gastric Band is a process that I have been using for many years with clients. It works very well in creating a sense of fullness so that you can be satisfied on much smaller amounts of food much more quickly than normal. However, in the years of working with the gastric band process and in my further years of study specifically in the area of food, eating, weight & body issues, I realised that the band itself, it just isn’t enough. It’s not enough to change 20,30,40,50 years of eating habits and behaviours. It’s your mindset that needs to change, not just restriction, a restriction is not enough to create positive new habits long term.

This is where I use the gastric band quite differently to other therapists. Like traditional gastric band therapy, I create a hypnotic state where I take you off for the surgical procedure, the band itself is designed to have you eating smaller portions of food and this procedure works extremely well. I use the gastric band as a very effective appetite sensitivity tool, a complete re-learning of your hunger and fullness cues, these are your natural innate instincts that we are each born with, but, over the years of constant dieting, yo-yo’ing, ignoring our hunger & binging, all the signals have become completely upside down, backward and inside out.

The gastric band forms the foundation and groundwork of the deep work that I do with my clients as we journey together to find food and body freedom. The gastric band and the connection to the stomach are reinforced throughout all the work that I do with my clients and its reinforced in the hypnosis audio that you would use each night as you are falling off to sleep, however it is only a very small part of the work that I do.

We then move into the real work…..

The work that we do in further sessions, serves to completely rebuild the relationship that you have with food and with your body. The work is different for different people but here is a range of things that I commonly work on day to day with clients..

  • Mindful eating tools – a very powerful way to create the pleasure, satisfaction & enjoyment from the food you look for, especially in emotional times.
  • Intuitive eating skills
  • Autopilot eating – picking/snacking/grazing
  • Cravings & addictions
  • Letting go of years of diet mentality
  • Letting go of weight focus
  • Creating new healthy habits for mind and body
  • Mind-Body Nutrition
  • Learn how to deal with emotional eating, stress eating, comfort eating in all its forms
  • Fears around your body
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Holding onto protective weight
  • Body Image – everything that comes with that from hating on your body to refusing to do things or go places based on your shape and size
  • Perfectionism
  • Body awareness – getting connected to your body
  • Motivation to move
  • Dealing with social situations, dinners, parties, celebrations
  • Personal relationships/family/partners
  • Self-acceptance, self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence
  • Guilt/Shame
  • Loving yourself (or even liking yourself)
  • Negative self-talk, negative thinking
  • Alcohol issues (if relevant)
  • Finding peace with food and your body once and for all

What happens in a session?

relaxThe first session is three (3) hours, we will look at your history with food, dieting and your body. We look at all the current eating habits and identify problematic areas. We are looking at all the factors, be it emotional and/or psychological that are at the root of the problem, these are the things that are keeping you stuck. We then look at your goals and how you would like things to be. Sure, weight loss is in there, usually, it’s the main one, but what other goals do you have around your eating and your body.

In that same session, the very first one, we undertake the gastric band ‘procedure’, where you are guided into hypnosis. This happens easily and very comfortably to a point of deep relaxation, where we can access the deeper part of your mind (the subconscious). We then take you 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 sessionIn hypnosis, the subconscious mind doesn’t understand the difference between real and imagined, the boundaries between what is real and what is imagined are blurred leaving the body responding as if it occurred, leaving you with real physical responses after the session has 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.

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 ingrained 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 regular meals, a little less than we need, but eat what we want, it can actually lead to a more sustainable way to eat…leading you to healthy eating and healthy weight. 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. Virtual Gastric Band Success BrisbaneThis programme employs a virtual gastric band and other mind management techniques to make permanent and long lasting change.

It 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 & trust what your stomach/body is telling you.

The result – steady, progressive weight loss, without dieting.

Mind Body Weight RESET Program

VGB Program Expensive

The 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? Want the weight gone fast? 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.

Mind/Body Weight RESET Program – 4 Session Program

What you get is –

Session 1 – 3 hours
Session 2,3,4 x 75min session

A hypnosis support audio will also form part of the program as well as further audios as you move through the program. These audios include – Choosing Healthy Eating, Motivation to Move

Available in Person or via Skype (anywhere in the world with a good connection)

Upfront Payment (Discounted Rate)

Payment Plan (Direct Debit)

Recommended monthly ON TRACK sessions – 75mins – $125.00


So, will I lose weight?
The focus will be on changing your habits & behaviours rather than the number of the scales (in fact i may ask you to throw the scales away). As your habits & behaviours change the body follows. Most of our clients are seeing a reduction in their weight consistent with their new habits and behaviours and doing so with dieting, without strain, without restriction.

It is recommended that follow up sessions be scheduled once per month until the goal weight is achieved as we continue working on your new and permanent relationship with food and your body and reinforce your goals. Remember we are re-programming 20,30,40, 50 years of food patterns, behaviours & habits, it is the long-term changes that will ultimately change your life.

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