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Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy succeeds where other techniques fail & it’s not invasive

by admin October 29th, 2013 No Comments

We’ve all seen the headlines about America today: We’re all overweight and out of shape.  We read endless articles urging us to eat our fruits and vegetables and to walk a little bit more, maybe run around the track;  join a gym; start swimming.

While that’s true, what the headlines and statistics about weight and nutrition don’t tell you, is the underlying causes for obesity in America.  There are many.  But the patients I see, and whom I can help, are usually the ones who have been trying and trying for decades to lose weight, and have been unsuccessful, because they haven’t been treating the real cause for the extra pounds that they carry around: emotional scars.

So yes, reducing caloric intake by going on a juice diet, or maybe following the latest cabbage diet rage, will probably help, tackling the underlying emotional issues through hypnosis, can have real lasting effects.  Even more so than surgery, which is not only expensive, but sometimes life threatening.

What I tell patients is that through hypnotherapy, we can get to the bottom of why they might be using food as a defense mechanism, and slowly break down those defenses, to reveal new selves.

As a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner in hypnotherapy, I heard about Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy(VGB), developed by Sheila Granger in the United Kingdom.  It promised a high success rate, with no surgery or drugs.  It has been so successful in the United Kingdom, that these techniques have been integrated into the National Health Service, not only because of the success rate, but because it is so much cheaper and safer than surgery.


I am one of the first hypnotherapists in the US to receive training by the original developer, Sheila Granger, and was excited to offer this therapy to patients in desperate need of options. What I’ve learned from patients is that while weight gain can be solved quickly by reducing calories, in the long term, treating the underlying emotional causes through hypnotherapy, provide more lasting results.

  • A father tells his friend “This is my chubby boy.”
  • When a girl doesn’t get invited to a party, her mother bakes cookies for her to feel better.

By the time people come to see me, most have tried at least three diets.  While their willpower was enough to follow the diet for a while, eventually they all succumbed. Why? Their minds were programmed, like a computer, to see themselves as fat, or rely on food when problems in life arose.

Weight-loss drugs are an option but “may not work for everyone. And when you stop taking these medications, you’re likely to regain much or all of the weight you lost.

And when five people have died in the Los Angeles area in the past year alone from weight-loss surgery (lap-band) at clinics affiliated with the 1-800 GET-THIN campaign, it really highlights the risks associated with invasive surgery.


One of my clients, let’s call her Marsha, who has had great success with Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, knew all about these solutions and their risks. She had done dozens of diets and drugs in her years of being obese, and saw every program as a road to eventual failure.  But none of these solutions had dealt with the many emotional issues that were actually the causes of her weight gain.

Having developed large breasts early in life, she was made the butt of innumerable jokes. Her first sexual experience in life was rape, and as a result of all this pain, she developed low self-esteem. She began to think only losers would have her, and of course perception became reality. Surprisingly, the weight became security for her- “The fat protected me from both verbal and physical abuse from various men.”  I used hypnotherapy to neutralize the emotional response from these memories that was driving her need for food.  Her negative self-image was also removed as a result.

Marsha is one of the 90% who succeed with the program.  Currently in school to become a nurses’ aide, she says she is selective of those she dates.


I look forward to helping others like her achieve life changing healthy transformations. Please feel free to contact me to discuss if Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is for you.

And don’t let physical location be an obstacle.  I can do these sessions over Skype.


Inspiration to start the New Year

by admin January 2nd, 2013 No Comments

It’s the end of 2012…but perhaps the beginning of something good in the coming year.  A recent Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy client, Jennifer, wanted to share her success on the program with people, and perhaps inspire them to achieve similar results.

Jennifer has had immediate and visible success after starting Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, for which she is “extremely pleased”. She has already released 21 lbs.  This is even “without exercising…of any kind”. Previously she had felt at a dead-end, without options, because she temporarily was unable to exercise, which she had felt was necessary for her to lose the excess weight.  But after starting Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, and seeing how easily the 21 lbs melted away, she feels MUCH more positive.  The feelings of helplessness have been replaced by empowerment and optimism.  Her portion sizes are also now cut in half, “by default.”  When visiting a restaurant, she finds herself eating only a 1/3 of the serving, and is completely satisfied.  She takes the remaining food “to go” and has enough for two additional meals.  “It’s great for the pocket book.”

“In less than 5 minutes,” Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy also removed her cravings for soda and chocolate.  When asked what she most enjoys about the program, Jennifer says that it’s liberating and freeing.  All the other programs she tried always focused on ‘planning’.  As a result, she says, you’re always thinking about food.  When going to a social setting, for instance, you constantly have to think about bringing your own food and preparing it.  But with the Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, eating less is simply internalized. Instead of stressing about food, you can focus on other things, and become healthier and happier.

Basically, Jennifer highly recommends this program, and hopes that her success inspires others to try it.

Sharing the Weight Loss Success and Health Benefits of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy

by admin May 25th, 2012 No Comments

Natalie is one of the 90% who succeed with Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy.

She has graciously agreed to tell her story, so that hopefully others will benefit from her experience.  Please take the time to watch this YouTube Video Testimonial of Natalie discussing the amazing results she has had as a result of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy.

If you are at all interested in learning about how Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy works, and how it achieves similar results to surgical methods like Bariatric surgery, but with less cost, and no risk of side effects from surgery, then you need to watch this video.

Natalie has also allowed us to share a graphical representation of her successful weight loss, as a further encouragement to others.  You can see the dramatic weight loss she began to achieve even from the very start.  This chart shows her weight loss after only 3 months.  She is now down to 240 (from 360 lbs)  after six 1/2 months, and still losing 5-6 pounds a week.

patient chart


I look forward to helping others like her achieve life changing healthy transformations. Please feel free to contact me to discuss if Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is for you.

And don’t let physical location be an obstacle.  I can do these sessions over Skype.

Halloween CAN be enjoyed!

by admin October 31st, 2011 No Comments

halloweenFor most people, especially children, Halloween is a fun time to dress up in crazy costumes, and go around the neighborhood with friends, and try to get as much candy as possible.  For most kids this isn’t an issue.  But when these some of these kids grow up, and even while they’re still children, unhealthy food habits and cravings can form.  Virtual Lap Band Hypnotherapy can help to break that cycle.

Did your parents limit the amount of candy you could have at Halloween, setting up memories of being denied candy and sweets, which later manifested itself in overeating those very things?

Are you still experiencing cravings for certain kinds of candy, not just on Halloween, but every day?

halloween posterVirtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy can help you enjoy Halloween again, by helping to defeat those cravings.  Intrigued?  Watch a testimonial from one of Dr. Bill Engle’s Hypnotherapy patients, and listen to her describe how she no longer has cravings for sweets.

Safer, less invasive, and more cost-effective than surgery

by admin October 27th, 2011 No Comments

There are so many important reasons why Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is a better solution than Gastric Band surgery, that one really wonders why that it isn’t more well known.

It is:

  • safer than surgery,
  • less invasive than surgery,
  • and an added bonus is that it’s much less expensive than surgery.

Given the option, most people would probably choose the less invasive course of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy.  Part of the reason they don’t, is that it is a new technique and not as well known.  So we are providing as much information about this new technique, so that people can learn what a viable alternative to surgery it really is.

While not the norm, one of the scariest side effects of Lap Band Surgery is death.  An unfortunate death occurred not too long ago right here in Orange County when Paula Rojeski passed away, a few days after having Lap Band surgery, etc.  Invasive surgery on very obese bodies is not easy, and there could have been many reasons for her death.  A cause of death still has not been determined.

Another death in April 2011 was just in Beverly Hills, most probably the result of some negligence on the part of the Anesthesiologist.

They have both been tied to the “1-800-GET-THIN marketing company” which apparently does not seem to have much oversight of the doctors to whom their phone calls are referred.

There’s also Kanye West’s mother, who was not having bariatric surgery, but was having invasive liposuction performed, as part of cosmetic weight reduction.

They are not easy procedures.

One way to avoid those kinds of risks entirely, is to engage in Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, which utilizes the power of your own sub-conscious to help stop the weight gain at it’s source: in your head.  In many cases,  extreme weight gain is the result of deep seated psychological issues that won’t be best treated with surgery anyway.  Dr. William Engle can help get to the root causes of extreme weight gain through helping patients reach their subconscious utilizing hypnotherapy, and helping the mind release what may be serious bonds.

big boy beforeTake for instance the case of local DJ BigBoy.  You might recognize him from the large billboards that decorated Los Angeles at one point, even if you have never listened to the radio station.  The “size” of the billboards, and the “size” of their subject were arresting. DJ BigBoy ballooned to 520 lbs at one point.

But at 33 years of age, he didn’t want to be that big forever.  So he decided to get Gastric Band surgery. It was a successful surgery, but to this day, he still has medical issues as a result, and not all his cravings have disappeared.

Dr. Engle treats the cravings directly, by helping patients access their sub-conscious, so that those sub-conscious cravings and not so sub-conscious cravings, can be defeated.

If you’d like, email Dr. Engle right away, or give him a call, to discuss how Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy might apply to your issues.

He also performs workshops where he can answer questions, and also help explain how the technique works in more detail.  Feel free to stop by one of a Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy workshop given by Dr. Engle at La Habra Community Center.

Have you seen this Billboard?

by admin September 10th, 2011 No Comments

billboardPurpose Driven Hypnotherapy has put up a Billboard “somewhere in Orange County” to help publicize Virtual Lap Band Hypnotherapy.  If you SEE it, Tweet us @VLapBand or @PDHypnosis, or Facebook us,  provide the location where you saw it, and we’ll give you one of Dr. Bill Engle’s Self Help Audio CDs.

Dr. Bill Engle is one of the first 12 people in the US to be trained in Virtual Lap Band Hypnotherapy, the technique developed by English Hypnotherapist, Sheila Granger.  Dr. Engle wants to help bring this technique to people here, who may want a safe and non-invasive alternative to Gastric Band surgery.

If you’d like to hear Dr. Engle talk more about what Virtual Lap Band is, and how he uses it to help clients, tune in to this radio interview on Jeff and Angel in the Morning.

You can also attend one of his workshops at the La Habra Community Center, where he is more than happy to answer any questions about any issues you might have.

Or just drop him a note or give him a call.

Continuing Success

by admin August 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Dramatic weight loss as a result of the “Virtual” Gastric Band technique


A Virtual Gastric Band client, David, came to see Dr. Bill Engle 6 months ago due to health related weight issues.  He was experiencing many health problems, and one of the ways his doctors had said he could help defeat these health related problems, was to lose weight.

Within weeks of his original session, David was successfully losing weight.


Now only 6 months later, he continues to lose weight, as evidenced by this weight chart, and is seeing his health improve as well.  His doctors have been able to take him off several medications for weight related health issues.

If you are experiencing similar health related weight issues, Dr. Bill Engle may be able to help you.  Please contact him to discuss your options.

If you’d like to get more information about the process, and meet Dr. Engle in person, you can come to one of his workshops at the La Habra Community Center.  There’s a workshop on Sept 13, and four more in October.  Sign up via the workshop link on the website.

Great gathering at La Habra Community Center Workshop

by admin August 17th, 2011 No Comments

About 30 people showed up to find out more about hypnotherapy


We had a great gathering of people yesterday, Tuesday August 16, for a hypnotherapy workshop Dr. Bill Engle did at the La Habra Community Center.  About 30 people showed up, and Dr. Engle was able to address a few people’s particular concerns.  It’s a great way to meet Dr. Engle, and learn about the techniques he employs to help people with various fears, anxieties, and of course even weight loss.

One attendee talked about the stomach pains they’d been experiencing every day for 4 months.  The person had had several MRI’s done, but normal doctor visits had not helped alleviate the pain.  Dr. Engle was able to use hypnotherapy techniques on the person right there in the Community Center, and help immediately assuage the pain.

Another attendee was experiencing debilitating anxiety over an upcoming test.  Dr. Engle was able to help redirect that persons feelings of anxiety by using hypnotherapy techniques on their subconscious, and the person left the workshop feeling like they could tackle that test.

Dr. Engle also used the time to discuss energy healing, and how these techniques can be helpful to clients even while at home.  You can even download a video of Dr. Engle doing the Energy Therapy Tapping Technique, that clients can then use on themselves at home.


If you’d like to attend one of these workshops, Dr. Engle is doing a full range of recurring workshops at the La Habra Community Center.  There is a downloadable PDF of the full listing of classes at the La Habra Community Center, or just click here to see the listing of Dr. Engle’s classes.  The next upcoming workshop is on 13 September, 2011.  Just check out our website for more information.

Tremendous weight-loss after only 14 weeks of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis

by admin April 5th, 2011 No Comments

David describes tremendous weight-loss after only 3 1/2 months

He has now lost over 47 pounds and has passed the half way mark to his goal in less than 3 1/2 months. He is feeling healthier than ever.  More impressively, his doctor has already taken him off 4 medications for his high blood pressure, and plans to wean him from the remaining medications.

A problem we’d all like to have: The clothes he owns are too big! He could buy new clothes, but given the success he’s had already, he figures he will lose more weight, so he plans on waiting a bit longer before buying a whole new wardrobe.

He has already had many friends and family tell him how amazed they are at his weight loss, and ask how he did it.  He refers them to the Purpose Driven Hypnotherapy’s Virtual Lap Band website, where he hopes others will be able to enjoy similar success that he has had.

Reasons to Try Hypnotherapy

by admin March 21st, 2011 No Comments

Hypnotherapy done with an experienced hypnotist will let you focus on what holds an individual back again and again, then find strategies to eliminate it. The simple truth is, you’ve got nothing to shed by providing hypnotherapy the possibility, and everything to acquire.

Do you wish to finally take care of a break up that happened many years ago? Or can it be something more modern, like a task loss, which is generating your daily life unbearable? Whatever you happen to be dealing with, a hypnotist can help. You can certainly discover how to overcome your thoughts, and perceive adverse stimuli differently.

Discover to Live Again by Using the Power Involving HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnotherapy has been used in the psychological overall health business for several years. Western medication has acknowledged the effectiveness of the mind, (AMA approved in 1958), and contains accepted just those accustomed to introspection have generally recognized: the minds, any time used correctly, can mend us.
Do you want to forget about the stress and anxiety which has been holding you back your entire maturity?  Would you like to escape the depression symptoms that stops you from reaching for your desires? Whatever you are getting trouble coping with, hypnosis can assist.


The truth is, a lot of us bury disturbing memories from our childhoods. The problem is those memories at times arrive to your conscious mind making you act up with wrath or with fear. We can destroy relationships and also hurt the individuals we adore mainly because we haven’t dealt with concealed remembrances.
Hypnotherapy can change that. With a professional and competent Hypnotherapist, we can easily go back in our inner-minds to explore those dark remembrances, and finally locate peace. Imagine the way your life will change when each of the baggage is finally gone. All that weight off the shoulders, along with your desires within attained, just about all simply because of hypnotherapy.

Deal with Major depression with HYPNOTHERAPY

Even if depressive disorders run in your household, do not allow it to discourage you. You are able to learn to moderate your reaction to the changes of living.  We all experience changes.  Hypnotherapy will compliment the treatment you might be currently employing for your depressive disorder. In fact, it is usually is very efficient as treatment on the subject of treating major depression.

You will learn far better coping abilities when you undergo hypnosis intended for depression. Often people who are depressed don’t know where to turn, or how you can make changes. Hypnotherapy will significantly alter that for you. You will get a refreshing start, and be able to make crucial options moving forward.

Let HYPNOTHERAPY Get rid of your Anxiety

Could there be something there in your past you haven’t dealt with yet? Hypnotherapy can help. If you find out the source of your anxiety, you are able to perform to resolve the item. It is that uncomplicated.
Hypnotherapy seriously isn’t harmful, and it is not mind control. You will always be aware of what is happening when you undergo hypnosis. You will be assisted by a qualified professional, which means you will probably be able to get the most out of your treatment. You’ll experience great peace along with a refreshed outlook on life when your session has ended, and ready to spend your time the way you have usually desired.