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Virtual Gastric Band

VGBThis remarkable weight loss programme was pioneered by Sheila Granger, in the UK. It has been so successful it is currently undergoing controlled clinical trials in the UK. 

VGB is a Weight loss programme with a difference – it focuses on where you deal with the emotions, beliefs and habits that keep the weight on, by changing your attitude to what you eat, how you eat and how much you eat.

What is the Virtual Gastric Band (VGB)?

The Virtual Gastric Band is a non-surgical technique that uses the power of hypnosis to retrain you to be satisfied with smaller amounts of good food. It changes how you think about food and gives very safe, very predictable results. The hypnotherapy convinces the brain that the stomach is full after a certain level of intake and that there is no need for more food. This method is not a diet, as we know that most diets only work in the short term.

The Virtual Gastric Band allows you to eat what you need, but will enable you to intake much smaller portions. As it’s not a diet – you won’t feel deprived, miserable or hungry, the issues that often cause the diets to fail.

Is it safe?

The medical procedure reduces the physical size of the stomach, and may achieve the same result, but The Virtual Gastric Band can be undertaken quickly and privately, without the lengthy delay of hospital waiting lists, and of course carries no costly invasive surgery, no risks and no on-going medical treatment.

The Hypnotic Gastric Band process combines a holistic approach by immediately establishing new patterns of eating and exercise. Also by dealing with any emotional eating issues you will regain control of yourself and learn that boredom, frustration, stress and any other feeling is no reason to eat. Using hypnosis you will gain an internal belief that you have had the surgical process. After-care includes a maintenance session to tighten or loosen the band depending on your experience. This approach is very effective because it also deals with the root causes of emotional eating and changes your habits.

Am I suitable for this programme?

This weightloss programme is suitable for anyone, however it really benefits people who have a lot of weight to lose.

Is hypnotherapy safe?

Yes it is completely safe. You cannot be made to do something against your will. Suitability for treatment is always assessed at the first session. You can ask questions so you feel comfortable with everything before we start. Most people find their sessions relaxing and a very pleasant experience.

How does it work?

The Virtual Gastric Band programme requires 6 sessions spread over a 4-8 week period and one last session after 1 month as a follow-up and so we can make any adjustments to your virtual gastric band.

If you are given a CD/MP3 at your sessions,  you will need to listen to every day to reinforce the changes that you will be making and so eating smaller quantities becomes a matter of habit. You will find that you don’t think about food anywhere near as much as you did and you will start turning into your body’s true hunger signals. This programme is designed to create permanent changes to your eating patterns and your relationship with food, as the changes will be made deep in your unconscious mind enabling you to maintain your desired body shape and size.

If you would like to learn more, or if you have an issue you would like to discuss confidentially and with no obligation.  Please feel free to call Sarah on 07734 104421 or send an email to and take your first steps to a happier and healthier life.

Please note that it is often necessary to contact your GP or medical consultant, to get their agreement before we start work together for any physical conditions, such as weight management, pain control, sleep issues etc.