Virtual Gastric Band

The virtual gastric band is a hypnosis treatment for weight loss. It works by training the body to feel full, from less food. The treatment is completed over 4 appointments and includes a virtual surgery, where you are fitted with your gastric band (in hypnosis).

Can a virtual gastric band really help me lose weight?

Yes it can. Overeating and binge eating are habits that are ultimately dissatisfying. This process helps you feel satisfied from smaller portions. Rather than promoting food restriction, we believe healthy lifestyle choices can be rewarding.

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is a relaxed state of mind, like meditation. The subconscious mind controls your automatic bodily functions and habits. Using hypnosis, you can successfully transform habits, without having to use willpower.

How much weight could I lose with a virtual gastric band?

That’s up to you! I have worked with people who successfully lost 8-10kg, whilst others went on to lose 20-30kg. Typical weight loss is ½-1kg per week, over several months.

What can I expect after a session?

A gentleman client mentioned his problem was having dessert every night. After hypnosis he said, “The thought to have ice cream pops in my head but I don’t get it. Of course, I can if I want to but there is no impulse I have to act on anymore. The thought passes and I’m in control.”

A lady several years ago was having sweets throughout the day and night. After hypnosis she said, “I only had 1 lolly in the last 3 weeks and I barely think about it.” She was having them every day before however now has other ways to get satisfaction. Less guilt and faster weight loss was the result.

Debbie visited the clinic recently. She was eating sugar due to stress and boredom. Instead of saying “sugar is bad” I asked what she had wanted to feel, when the cravings hit. She desired pleasure and something to do but sugar made her feel worse. We placed focus on finding satisfaction through healthy alternatives. Often simple solutions make a big difference.


Will hypnosis work for everyone?

Hypnosis can potentially work for anyone. Challenges could occur for a person taking anti-depressant, contraceptive or steroid medications, which can cause weight gain. Our approach is to help with weight regulation through healthy lifestyle choices and mastery of habits.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This program addresses overeating, emotional eating and food cravings. Rather than being about restriction, weight loss hypnosis is about satisfaction through variety. Many who struggle with weight deny themselves and thus overindulge post diet.

We say, in no uncertain terms, do not deny your satisfaction. Find pleasure and fulfilment in your life with family, pets, gardening, exercise, getting some ‘me time’, body treatments, music, rest, spirituality and the wide array of tasty, healthy foods available.

Why choose a virtual gastric band over the actual surgery?

One appeal is the cost. The hypnotherapy option is 10x less expensive than surgery. There is no risk of infection and no recovery time needed. Another feature is that the weight loss; stress reduction and energy boosting tools learned at Inspire Hypnotherapy, can be used for the rest of your life.


What is the best way to book an appointment?

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