Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Behaviour 8 Sessions

Hypnosis / NLP / TIME LINE / VKD / PARTS / CBT / REGRESSION /  sessions include:   

  • virtual gastric band weightloss hypnosis,
  • exercise motivation,
  • nutritious eating,
  • mindful eating,
  • overcoming limiting beliefs,
  • clearing blocks,
  • love your body,
  • respect your body
  • overcome stress

Somatic Bodywork /  BREATHWORK / SOOTHING Sessions include:  

  • body needs,
  • learn to love your body,
  • sense your body,
  • soothe your body
  • breath


daily emotions journal

hints, tips, keep on track manual

keep on track workbook

recorded visualisations

soothing techniques video

identifying your needs workbook

How will the Transformation Program help you?

  • You will learn self-hypnosis and mindfulness to reduce STRESS and stress-proof your life.
  • You will experience a powerful hypnotic technique known as ‘Virtual Gastric Banding”, that leaves your stomach believing it is small, so you feel very satisfied and full on small portions of food into your stomach.
  • You will overcome any self-image and body insecurities.
  • You will learn how to become aware, overcome and let go of any blocks, internal conflicts, toxic relationships, toxic thoughts, emotions, trauma, fears and limiting beliefs that may be preventing you from achieving your goal.
  • You will cease self-loathing about your body and learn to love and accept it.
  • Your self-confidence will improve as you achieve your goal of a slimmer, happier, healthier you.
  • You will experience deep theta brainwave levels of trance that improve microcosmic rejuvenation & repair of body tissues.
  • You will absorb powerful hypnotic suggestions that your subconscious will use to reprogram neural pathways in your brain and body to influence the functioning of DNA enhancing the performance of cells and organs in your body.
  • You will feel and appear more youthful and radiant as you laugh more, relax more, gain more energy, enjoy deeper rejuvenating sleep, exercise more, eat more nutritiously, enjoy more clarity of thought and ability to calmly deal with everyday events
  • You will change your perception of different foods.
  • You will not experience the battle of willpower and calorie counting which you may have experienced as a dieter.
  • You will stop obsessing about food
  • You will create well-formed outcomes that are specific and motivating.
  • You will learn how stress impacts on your weight, and ability to lose weight.
  • You will  learn to recognize and change unwanted eating habits
  • You will complete a process to examine some of your unconscious motives behind overeating.
  • You will examine the difference between “Trim-Slim Thinking versus Fat Thinking.”
  • You will be satisfied with smaller amounts of food.
  • You will enjoy increased will-power and no need to deprive yourself of the foods you enjoy.
  • You will learn stress management tools to curb the eating for comfort that sometimes accompanies stress.
  • You will learn mindfulness techniques to gain insight and clarity so you can think more clearly and improve your mood, so you are less likely to overeat.
  • You will learn to reverse the addiction to emotional, binge and comfort eating.
  • You will become more attracted to healthy, nutritious, foods and more dissatisfied with unhealthy choices
  • You will become more aware and mindful of your eating patterns and behaviours.
  • You will Learn Mindful Eating techniques to change your behaviours around food and eating.
  • You will learn to slow down, chew your food well and tune in to your sensory experience of the food, including its sight, shape, coulour, texture, flavour  and
  • You will learn to tune into your subjective feelings of hunger or fullness, rather than eating just because it’s a mealtime or because there is food in front of you
  • You will learn to eat when you are hungry and stop eating when you are full.
  • You will learn to Rev up your motivation to exercise.
  • You will learn to really enjoy the benefits of exercise.
  • You will learn how to take your mindset into the future so that the physical, nutritional & psychological changes you have made are lasting.
  • You will learn to find rewarding activities unrelated to food to keep your hands busy and your mind occupied, so you’re less likely to snack on unhealthy foods.
  • You will learn how keeping a journal increases awareness of your; experiences, emotions, thoughts and behaviors which will improve your mood and health, intensify your desire to live a healthier lifestyle and keep you on track to reach your goals.
  • you will learn how to tone the vagus nerve so you can inhibit the fight or flight response
  • you will learn how to self
    soothe to disengage from negative thoughts and calm yourself
  • you will learn to FEEL what your body really needs

Weight is lost naturally, consistently and without dieting. The virtual gastric band is applied under hypnotherapy and reinforced with Whole Self Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit hypno-psychotherapy over six weekly or fortnightly sessions. It carries ZERO risk and there is no invasive surgery. The subconscious believes the stomach is smaller and the mind doesn’t allow a person to over-eat. There is no diet, instead simple rules to reduce portion sizes, motivation to exercise, a supporting hypnotherapy mp3 to listen each day and a personalised mp3 when the treatments are complete.

The most important thing about the Virtual Gastric Band in comparison to the actual gastric band is that the virtual version deals with the issues in a persons mind and their relationship with food. Having a foreign body inside your stomach simply does not deal with psychological factors. A bariatric surgery patient can still over eat and burst the band, plus they have to eat a pureed diet. With the virtual band, if they find they are eating too much, it can be tightened under hypnotherapy, there is no invasive surgery and they are treating the psychological problems not just the physical. Feedback from my clients shows increased will-power and no need to deprive themselves of the foods they enjoy. As humans if we are told to avoid something, we crave it even more.

So, what is Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy?

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.

Medical Clinical Trials

Since the trialled and proven effectiveness of the Virtual Gastric Band, Sheila Granger the originator of the Virtual Gastric Band has made a personal crusade of making the system more available to more and more people.
She has spent a great deal of time over the last two years talking with medical practitioners, bringing to their attention this safe and viable method of weight loss.
The first trial saw 24 out of 25 participants lose an astounding 86.18kg in 5 weeks. this result attracted the attention of a General Practitioner in Beverley, East Yorkshire England. a second trial was conducted with 12 of his patients who had been removed from the bariatic surgery waiting list on the UK’s National Health Services (NHS). Again 95% of the group experienced a positive result. Obesity costs the NHS 4.3 Billion Pounds per year. there are a variety of treatments available currently with the NHS, none of which specifically addresses the psychological triggers that cause a person to gain weight…..the virtual gastric band does. The benefits have been proven now creating a worldwide phenomenon and people and the medical profession are taking hypnotherapy seriously.

Controlled trial of hypnotherapy for weight loss in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea.

Complementary and alternative therapies for weight loss.

Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–another meta-reanalysis.

UK based hypnotherapist, Sheila Granger has helped literally hundreds of people in the UK to lose weight after conducting a trial which achieved a 95% success rate. Since the trial in November 2009, Sheila Granger has received patients to her clinic from all over the UK and Europe, who testify that the Virtual Gastric Band is like ‘flicking a switch in the brain’. It changes their attitude towards food and gains control over cravings and bad habits. Her work has been featured on national television, newspapers and magazines. Leigh has been personally trained by Sheila Granger and incorporates the Virtual Gastric Banding Weight loss Hypnotherapy within her Successfully Slim Whole Self Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit Weight Loss Program.

The Virtual Gastric Band Successfully Slim Whole Self Mind ~ Body ~ Spirit Weight loss program consists of 6 hours of face to face session time with me, which is divided up into 5 sessions spread over 10 weeks. You will also receive a support mp3 & motivation mp3 to listen to for the duration of the program.
Depending on your health fund, and your level of cover, you may receive a rebate from your health fund for each session.

There is a vast body of research that shows that hypnosis used in conjunction with leading psychotherapies such as cognitive-behaviour therapy and interpersonal therapy has an effectiveness between 2 and 3 times that of other psychotherapies. Most importantly studies show that the benefits of hypnotherapy increase over time.

I take a mind ~ body ~ spirit approach to food and eating to eliminate the desire to use food for a purpose other that to satisfy a genuine nutritional need and to allow you to regain a healthy body awareness, acceptance and desire to be active and healthy. Food is not taught to be an enemy to you, but as a way to connect to your whole self (MIND ~ BODY ~ SPIRIT) and discover which of your 7 energy centres (chakras) is deficient and which are working in excess.

Your Chakras are also your endocrine centres. The organs, body parts and purpose of the energy centre are linked. The colours of foods that you consume or avoid, correspond to the colours of the energy centres. Deficiency or excess manifests as certain illness, and unhealthy thoughts, habits and behaviours around food and eating. For example your base chakra is linked to your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands release Cortisol during the “fight or flight response”. Cortisol is otherwise known as the “stress hormone”. An excess of cortisol makes you FAT!!!

I determine your deficiency or excess and help you to balance the energy centres through hypnosis, suggestions, affirmations, meditations, visualisations and advice on food and eating to help you to reduce STRESS and restore equilibrium to your health and wellbeing.

When your brain detects the presence of a threat, no matter if it is a snake in the grass, an angry boss, misbehaving children, a dysfunctional relationship or a big credit card bill, it triggers the release of a cascade of chemicals, including adrenaline, CRH, and CORTISOL. Your brain and body prepare to handle the threat by making you feel alert, ready for action and able to withstand an injury. In the short-term, adrenaline helps you feel less hungry as your blood flows away from the internal organs and to your large muscles to prepare for “fight or flight.” However, once the effects of adrenaline wear off, cortisol, known as the “stress hormone,” hangs around and starts signaling the body to replenish your food supply. Fighting off wild animals, like our ancestors did, used up a lot of energy, so their bodies needed more stores of fat and glucose. Today’s human, who sits on the couch worrying about how to pay the bill, how to deal with the horrible boss or works long hours at the computer to make the deadline, does not work off much energy at all dealing with the stressor! Unfortunately, we are stuck with a neuroendocrine system that has not been updated, so your brain is still going to tell you to reach for that plate of cookies anyway.

Belly Fat

In the days when our ancestors were fighting off tigers and famine, their bodies adapted by learning to store fat supplies for the long haul. The unfortunate result for you and me is that when we are chronically stressed by life crises and work-life demands, we are prone to getting an extra layer of “visceral fat” deep in our bellies. Your belly has an ample supply of blood vessels and cortisol receptors to make the whole process flow more efficiently. The downside is that excess belly fat is unhealthy and difficult to get rid of. The fat releases chemicals triggering inflammation, which increases the likelihood that we will develop heart disease or diabetes. And it can make it more difficult to fit into those new jeans you splurged on, leading to more stress about money wasted! Unfortunately, excess cortisol also slows down your metabolism, because your body wants to maintain an adequate supply of glucose for all that hard mental and physical work dealing with the threat.


When we have a surge of adrenaline as part of our fight/flight response, we get fidgety and activated. Adrenaline is the reason for the “wired up” feeling we get when we’re stressed. While we may burn off some extra calories fidgeting or running around cleaning because we can’t sit still, anxiety can also trigger “emotional eating.” Overeating or eating unhealthy foods in response to stress or as a way to calm down is a very common response. Surfing the net or watching television for more than 2 hours a day is another way to deal with stress. Being a couch potato also increases the temptation to overeat and is inactive, which means that those extra calories aren’t getting burned off. Anxiety can also make you eat more “mindlessly” as you churn around worrying thoughts in your head, not even focusing on the taste of the food, how much you’ve eaten, or when you are feeling full. When you eat mindlessly, you will likely eat more, yet feel less satisfied.

Cravings and Fast Food

When we are chronically stressed, we crave “comfort foods,” such as a bag of potato chips or a tub of ice cream. These foods tend to be easy to eat, highly processed, and high in fat, sugar, or salt. We crave these foods for both biological and psychological reasons. Stress may mess up our brain’s reward system or cortisol may cause us to crave more fat and sugar. We also may have memories from childhood such as the smell of freshly baked cookies that lead us to associate sweet foods with comfort. When we are stressed, we also may be more likely to drive through the Fast Food place, rather than taking the time and mental energy to plan and cook a meal. Australians like eating take away foods. Working in urban areas may mean long, jammed commutes, which both increase stress and interfere with willpower because we are hungrier when we get home later.

Less Sleep

Do you worry about your credit card bill, health, job situation, or relationship problem? Research shows that worry is a major cause of insomnia. Our minds are overactive and won’t switch off. We may also lose sleep because of pulling overnights to cram for exams or writing until the early hours. Stress causes decreased blood sugar, which leads to fatigue. Like so many long distance drivers and FIFO mine site workers on 12 hour shifts, If you drink coffee or caffeinated soft drinks to stay awake, or alcohol to feel better, your sleep cycle will be even more disrupted. Sleep is also a powerful factor influencing weight gain or loss. Lack of sleep may disrupt the functioning of ghrelin and leptin—chemicals that control appetite. We also crave carbs when we are tired or grumpy from lack of sleep. Finally, not getting our precious zzzz’s erodes our willpower and ability to resist temptation.