Virtual Gastric Banding for Weight Loss

There's no denying it - trying to lose weight can be a long and challenging journey. If you've ever tried and failed to lose weight before then you probably know just how frustrating it

can be - especially when feelings like stress, low self-esteem

and boredom crop up.

It's not unusual for people to get into a cycle of dieting, overeating, feeling guilty and dieting again. This is known as 'yo-yo dieting' and makes weight loss difficult to sustain.


While diets and nutrition plans focus on what you eat and how often, at Phoenix, I support your subconscious through Clinical Hypnotherapy for weight loss changes, on how you feel about what you eat.

The Virtual Gastric Band is a remarkable weight loss program,and as the name suggests, the system utilises the concept of a ”virtual” gastric band and clinical hypnotherapy. It successfully harnesses the power that every individual holds within them to make changes to their lives. Many clients have benefited from The Virtual Gastric Band therapy.

So, what is it?

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. It changes how you think about food and gives very safe, very predictable results. 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.

It is most definitely NOT a diet – we know that diets only work in the short 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 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.


We will create and work with visualisations designed to empower you so that you can take control of your choices. Through weight loss, Hypnotherapy will help you to learn to enjoy the taste of healthy food and stop craving sugary, fatty foods. You should also learn to enjoy your body and not see it as a source of anxiety. By tackling those deep feelings that form the foundations of your eating habits, hypnosis for weight loss can help you adopt a healthier lifestyle and a happier mind set.

It might be hard to imagine a world where you'd happily turn down your favourite food for something healthier, but working together, it may be possible to change your thinking patterns and gain control over cravings in a way that doesn't depress you.


By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques through NLP and trance skills, I will help you develop a positive relationship with food and exercise. The aim of hypnotherapy for weight loss is to make you feel confident about your body, change any negative thoughts about eating and help you lose weight responsibly without impacting your emotional well-being.  


Doesn't that sound refreshing?

What happens in

your Treatment? 

Initially, we'll have a chat until you feel comfortable. I'll take note of your clinical history to establish a clinical record and ensure you are feeling safe, comfortable and secure.

Goals for therapy are discussed and agreed and a full explanation of hypnosis is provided. Any questions or misconceptions about hypnosis are discussed and distilled.


The length of treatments depends on the problem or symptom and your individual circumstances. For weight loss, if it has taken a long time to gain the weight, please be aware that your goals will take some time. At first meeting weekly, then spaced out visits according to your progress.


In the course of the therapy, you will be provided with a highly effective Hypnosleep recording to listen to atleast once each night and relaxation/mindfulness strategies and tools to individualised to suit your requirements. 


Sessions are approximately 1 hour and the VGB Program is 4 weekly sessions and you are required to listen atleast twice each day to the recordings provided to enhance you achieving your goals. 

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