The Virtual Gastric Band System


The Virtual Gastric Band System Can Change Your Life Forever

The concept of a Virtual Gastric Band (VGB) for weight loss using clinical hypnotherapy and hypnosis has been around for a couple of years. It has generated a lot of positive interest because of the amazing results it has achieved, and has been featured in the media both in Australia and Worldwide.

Imagine….having all the results usually achieved by having a surgical Gastric Band without having to go through surgery and spending thousands of dollars!

Imagine….no side effects, no pain and no ongoing follow up treatment!

Imagine….all the positive benefits of weight loss surgery without all the risks!

Imagine….no more dieting, just four affordable sessions to help you lose weight permanently!

The Virtual Gastric Band program is available to anyone wanting to decrease their weight and improve their health. There are no hospital waiting lists, no medical related costs and no specific weight requirements as opposed to the surgical procedure. This program is particularly suitable for those people whose Body Mass Index (BMI) falls within the obese or clinically obese category.


The Virtual Gastric Band program is carried out over a four week period; these four easy sessions are designed to help you bring about permanent change in your eating habits.

During the sessions you will be taken through the process of having the Virtual Gastric Band fitted, only in your mind. By using the power of suggestion and visualisation your mind will be convinced that your stomach has become smaller and that you need to eat less food. By reducing your food intake and eating less often, you will begin to lose weight. Your mind is a very powerful instrument; by reprogramming your thinking you can change your relationship with food resulting in eating less, making healthy food choices and permanent weight loss.

By using the Virtual Gastric Band weight loss system, you will learn to identify your body’s needs while being satisfied on much smaller amounts of food. There is no dieting involved; however, we may recommend that you consult a nutritional counsellor to help you achieve a balanced and healthy food intake.

Why consider Virtual Gastric Band over Gastric Band Surgery?

  • Gastric Band surgery is a major surgical procedure.
  • Long recovery process
  • Potential complications such as infection, internal bleeding, gastritis and ulceration.
  • Not everyone is eligible for the surgery.
  • The band can slip or in some cases be subject to erosion.
  • Vomitting or regurgitation of food
  • Medicare and private insurance covers only about $1000 leaving you to pay the balance.

The surgical Gastric Band method does not address psychological issues such as emotional triggers, cravings or obsessive thoughts around food. The Virtual Gastric Band program addresses these issues and provides you with both the ability to change your eating behaviour and the ability to lose weight ansd stay that way.

How will it feel?

The Virtual Gastric Band weight loss system is safe and effective. During the sessions you will feel very relaxed and comfortable. Our Virtual Gastric Band practitioner will take you into a deep state of relaxation, where you will be fully aware and in control.

At your first session, which is approximately 90 minutes, we will carry out a dietary and medical history and you will begin you journey to becoming a slim, fit and healthy you. The following three sessions are approximately 60 minutes.

You will be given a CD which will reinforce the new suggestions and messages that will bring about permanent change in your eating behaviour.

The history of Virtual Gastric Band Therapy

Sheila Granger, UK based VGB pioneer and world renowned expert, developed her Virtual Gastric Band hypnotherapy program to improve her clients prospects of experiencing significant weight loss using hypnotherapy. As Sheila explains “The general consensus from 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.”

At The Mind Centre our Virtual Gastric Band Practitioner is fortunate to be one of the first few therapists to be trained under Sheila in Australia.

To make a booking with Lynne Marlow, please call 07 5608 4148.

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The Mind Centre was a counselling and meditation centre for several years before morphing into an information centre for people seeking to know more about mind and body health.

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