Virtual Gastric Band

Hypnotherapy with Helen

Virtual Gastric Band

Proven 95% successful in clinical trials, the Virtual Gastric Band, or VGB for short, is not a diet. It is a powerful weight loss hypnosis program created by Sheila Granger, which is designed to help clients lose weight by convincing their minds that their stomachs are full after a smaller amount of food.  It is a holistic and client centered program that also incorporates the release of unhelpful emotions as a way to increase success in health and overall weight loss.

Long term weight loss is not just about what you eat, and how much you exercise – sometimes there are other reasons our body holds onto extra weight. This will addressed in our sessions, with the ability for you to let go of any trauma, or negative emotions that are keeping you “stuck” and frustrated with why diets are not working for you.

Clearing out all the “stuff” that is going on behind the scenes makes it so much easier for you to achieve results

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The Virtual Gastric Band (VGB) weight loss programme

What is Involved?

The programme consists of five hypnotherapy sessions, tailored to your specific goals and individual needs. The sessions are best completed within a five to eight-week period.
During this time, you’ll be encouraged to follow some simple guidelines and be given a variety of  personalised audio tracks to assist you along the way.

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You too can feel, fitter, happier, healthier and more confident.

Read more about  how Cathy lost 30kgs with the Virtual Gastric Band Program

What happens during the Sessions?

Prior to the sessions you will complete a basic questionnaire and then have a consultation about how your food choices affects your life and what your weight loss goals are and why you have found weight loss challenging in the past. You will also be asked about what emotions you are experiencing in your life, what stresses you have and what challenges you face.

I will then take you through a series of relaxation exercises to calm the body and mind. Whilst in this deeply relaxed state you can still hear everything that is going on around you, you are still aware of your surroundings, but the conscious mind can rest.  It is during this relaxed state that I can work with the subconscious mind to make the necessary changes which will enable you to feel satisfied on smaller amounts of food. The changes might include releasing stored emotions which cause the body to hold onto extra weight.

My clients tell me the thing they enjoy the most (and one of the reasons why this program is so successful) is that you can still enjoy the foods you want to eat.  There’s no feelings of being denied or deprived and so many clients say that it feels like they have had a ‘switch flicked in their brains’ – they enjoy feeling in control around food. They also often find they are calmer, more relaxed and emotionally freer.

This is one of the most rewarding programs I have worked with as I see so many changes occur – mentally, physically and emotionally with participants. We have the ability to tailor make the sessions and personalise them to assist you in getting the best possible results.

See testimonials below.

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Sheila Granger's Work and Trial Results

​Eighty per cent of Sheila Granger’s clients were coming to see her for weight control. Her weight control method using hypnotherapy worked well, but she decided to include the “virtual gastric band” into her programme.

Sheila conducted a free trial for 25 people and found it to be positive for 24 of the 25 people. Total weight loss was an impressive 190 lb (419 kg) in five weeks. A general practitioner in East Yorkshire, UK, arranged for a second trial to be conducted for 12 of his patients who had been removed from the weight loss surgery list on the UK’s National Health Services waiting list. Again 95% of the group experienced a positive result.

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To discuss your concerns and desires, get in touch for a confidential chat today.

Your investment in the VGB programme

Your investment in the programme is $800 – this includes five sessions, a variety of personalised audio tracks to listen to plus written guidelines and goals.

Further support sessions are available for people with additional and/or long term goals.

“Before my initial appointment with Helen, I was very sceptical about the whole idea and the program but 6 – 8 weeks later, yippee,  I had lost 4 kilos.
I was able to do the program, even though my life includes lots of friends and family dinners and social events with delicious food  and wine on offer.
I cheated quite a lot and could have lost  more weight so I would say that the most important thing to do is to make the time to listen to Helen’s tape every day. I highly recommend this program, it works, and if you stick to it you will lose weight.”


The first time I met Helen my life changed. I now eat good, healthy, nutritious meals & I love it.  I feel lighter & I have more energy. I have more self confidence & I am really happy. I am fabulous!! I have gone from strength to strength & I am never looking back.  So many people notice & compliment me now which helps boost my confidence & determination. I used to wear an XXL tee at work and last week I slid an L size on my body no problems & the spirit lifting emotion that came with that was priceless!I wish I’d come to see Helen sooner.”


“I have changed my emotional eating – I’d normally restrict myself when unhappy and then binge later so I am feeling so positive and very proud of myself.”

  • Weight management takes time and effort to be successful. People should seek professional advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.
  • Individual results will vary.
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"The first time I met Helen my life changed. I feel lighter and I have more energy. I have more self-confidence and I'm really happy. I wish I'd come to see Helen sooner."

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