Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

What is Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy?


Virtual Gastric Band HypnotherapyVirtual Gastric Band (VGB) hypnotherapy is a dynamic weight loss programme that combines the concept of a virtual gastric band and clinical hypnotherapy. It changes how you think about food and gives very safe, very predictable results. 

Hypnotherapy taps into the imaginative part of your brain. The treatments are delivered in four weekly sessions and the participant believes that they have undergone bariatric surgery in the first session to reduce the stomach to the size of a golf ball.  This is followed by three further sessions which deal with the psychological triggers that allow a person to overeat. 

Feedback shows that the hypnotherapy is like ‘flicking a switch in the brain’, turning off cravings and eating only until satisfied. Soon after treatment you will find yourself unable to eat the same size portions as you used to.



In UK clinical trials*, Virtual Gastric Band hypnotherapy treatment had a 95% success rate.


How does it work?

VGB hypnotherapy tackles the emotional side of eating. If you have strong cravings for certain foods or have experienced trauma that resulted in comfort eating, hypnosis can turn off these cravings as well as help you lose weight.

It is not a diet. You will not feel deprived of food in any way. Your subconscious will desire smaller portions and you will still feel full and satisfied. As your eating habits change and you begin to feel better in your body, it’s likely you will also start to make healthier food choices.


Who is it suitable for?

Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis is an effective treatment for anyone who is looking for a non-surgical, long-term solution to weight loss.

It works particularly well if you:

  • Have tried several different diets without success
  • Are unable to sustain weight loss
  • Comfort eat due to stress or trauma
  • Have difficulty recognising when you have had enough to eat
  • Would like to lose weight and become more body confident


How many sessions will I need?

The treatment is carried out over four sessions. Clients must commit to a series of weekly appointments in order to achieve the most effective results. You will also have tasks to think about and work on in between these weekly sessions. Please see the fees page for more information.

Regain control of your weight, cravings and bad eating habits. Call me on 0161 374 0227 for a free telephone consultation.

*Source: Sheila Granger UK trials, * Results based on 2 UK trials.  The first trial saw 24 out of 25 candidates lose an astounding 190lb in 5 weeks.  This result attracted the attention of a General Practitioner in Beverley, East Yorkshire England and a second trial was  conducted with 12 of his patients who had been removed from the bariatric surgery waiting list on the UK’s National Health Services (NHS) list.  Again 95% of the group experienced a positive result.


Hypnotherapy for Weight loss – Case Study

I worked with a semi-professional athlete who had been forced to retire from his sport due to injury. Several years after retirement he had gained weight through comfort eating and he was experiencing anxiety and insomnia. The first stage of treatment was to identify and treat the source of his weight-gain and anxiety. After a course of hypnotherapy for weight loss sessions with me, the transformation was incredible. His attitude towards food changed, he began to eat more healthily and learned to enjoy his food again. He started to exercise regularly, live a healthier life, and his sleeping patterns improved.


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