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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.

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.

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.

Who is that smiling person? Someone using Virtual Lap Band technique!

by admin February 21st, 2011 No Comments

Why is Terry smiling?

Because she continues to lose weight without any invasive surgery using Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis.

Who wouldn’t be smiling if you could tell people about your continuing success losing weight through Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis?  Terry is seeing great results, losing 12 lbs after only 3 weeks!

You can continue to watch her progress here.

Video testimony of losing 7lbs in 1st week of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis

by admin February 7th, 2011 No Comments

Terry describes losing 7 lbs in her first week using Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis.

In addition to the great results, the best thing about Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis, is that “No surgery is required”.  After only the first week,  Terry is already feeling better, and encouraged to continue with hypnosis. You can watch her progress here!

Video testimony of weight loss within 1st week of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis

by admin February 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Mary Jo describes her success using Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis to lose weight, even within the 1st week.

How to get rid of cravings for sweets? A little hypnotherapy

by admin February 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Mary Jo describes the ease with which her cravings for sweets disappeared after undergoing hypnosis.

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis shows weight loss after only 4 weeks

by admin January 20th, 2011 No Comments

David describes the successful use of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis to help him get healthy.  He has seen huge progress after only 4 weeks.