Mind your body

Mind your Body

A specialised  Weight Release Program

Tele-health consultations available for this service

We all know that diets don’t work long term to help you shed excess weight, and that most people eventually put on all the weight they have lost and more.

Hypnosis is proven to be one of the most effective ways to shed that excess weight naturally and to keep it off long term. It works by harnessing the power of our subconscious mind to better understand and change the patterns, habits, beliefs and thought that are often the underlying reasons why we are using food to help us cope with the stresses and challenges of our lives.

This  program has been engineered to help you focus on what’s working and what’s not, examining each of these areas and how they are preventing you from reaching a healthier and happier you.

So how does the program work?

  • The program consists of 6 one hour sessions over a period of 3-4 months.
  • The first session focuses on helping you to develop a clear vision for what you want to achieve, what outcomes you are looking for and the key reasons you want to lose weight.
  • The subsequent sessions focus on different themes and topics such as:
  • Developing a new positive relationship with your body,
  • Identifying and reducing emotional eating patterns,
  • Eliminating negative beliefs and thoughts that prevent you from shedding weight, and
  • Eliminating cravings and negative food habits.
  • Key stressors and challenges that impact on your health are identified and strategies are developed to assist you better manage these rather than using food as a crutch.
  • You will need to commit yourself to completing any agreed activities to assist you achieve your desired outcomes.
  • Additional tools, activities and personalised recording are provided to assist you make your weight loss a permanent lifestyle change.

The Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss Program

VGB Program

The Virtual Gastric Band program is a remarkable weight loss program which was pioneered by Sheila Granger in the United Kingdom. The Virtual Gastric Band program is not a diet. We all know that diets only work in the short term, and that once the diet is stopped, any weight that was lost whilst on the diet quickly returns.

The Virtual Gastric Band Program uses hypnosis to condition the sub-conscious mind into believing that a band has been placed around the top portion of the stomach in order to create a small stomach pouch thus reducing the amount of food that one needs to eat in order to feel full. And, because it’s not a diet, you won’t feel deprived, miserable or hungry, which are the issues that usually cause diets to fail.

The hypnotherapy process retrains the mind to become satisfied with much smaller food portion sizes, so there is no need for more food. It also helps you to change the way you think about food leading to the long term weight loss you desire. The Virtual Gastric Band provides the benefits of weight loss surgery, but without the risk of an invasive operation, and without the expensive medical costs of a physical operation. There are no lengthy hospital waiting list delays, and no on-going medical treatment. It is very safe, has no side effects, does not involve the use of drugs, it is completely painless, and there is no need to take time off from work in order to recover.

Unlike other diets and weight loss programs, virtual gastric banding is there for the long haul. It is all about changing patterns from the ground up, so that the client can lose a little weight each week, but maintain this for long periods of time automatically.

So how does it the program work?

  • The program consists of 6 one hour sessions period of 3-4 months.
  • During the first session your mind is programmed under hypnosis to believe you have undertaken gastric band surgery, reducing the size of stomach and food intake. This is a perfectly safe procedure and is effective in that you are likely to automatically feel less hungry therefore will be eating less and beginning to shed excess weight.
  • The subsequent 5 sessions are used to reinforce the ‘band’ to ensure that the procedure lasts permanently and weight loss happens automatically without having to think about it. The sessions will also focus on assisting you with other issues, such as habits, emotional triggers and stress which may have caused the weight gain.
  • You are also asked to commit yourself to completing agreed activities weekly and to listening to a personalised recording during the 6 week program to reinforce the positive suggestions and to speed up your weight loss.
  • Additional tools and activities will be provided to assist you to continue to make the positive changes permanent.

References:

https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1986-30794-001

https://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2F0022-006X.64.3.517

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207144.2016.1209037