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Using innovative cutting-edge hypnotic technology, a Virtual Gastric Band can be ‘fitted’, giving the client the same feelings that would be experienced with surgery, but without the discomfort, time, inconvenience and cost. This allows the client to lose weight steadily and safely.

The Virtual Gastric Band is The Safest Way to Lose Weight

The Virtual Gastric Band is a NEW and UNIQUE way to achieve weight loss success.  It’s been sweeping across Europe in the last year and a half and is now being introduced into the US and Canada.  Gastric Band Hypnosis has recently gotten a lot of attention in the US media including ABC’s Good Morning America and The View.

Click on the link below to see an ABC segment on Gastric Band Hypnosis.

The Safe Solution – Finally!!

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis is becoming more and more main stream and in several cases actually being referred to by surgeons.  Over all, this program has been getting between 90-95% success rate with people losing weight.


What is Gastric Mental Band and Can It Help You Lose Weight?
Watch this video to see how the real surgery works!

The virtual gastric band is a process that restricts the amount of food that you can eat mentally.  This is not a surgical procedure but a creative way of using your imagination to help your body imagine that you had the surgery. And since your body imagines that your stomach has shrunk in size, you now respond with feeling full quicker, and refusing to eat too much food.

This does seem like an impossible concept to many overweight people that have struggled for so very long with trying to remove the excess weight.  If you understand how our minds work though, it doesn’t seem so far-fetched.  When you use the gastric mental band program to help you re-gain control over your eating and develop a new healthier relationship with food, you gain a powerful ally for your weight loss.

It is recommended for people with serious weight issues, who have a Body Mass Index of over 35 or so and are desperate to release those excess lbs.  If you are truly committed to bringing their body in balance and living a healthy life, this is for you.

The truth about Obesity – the facts!

60% of Canadians are overweight, with a high percentage classed as obese and suffering type II diabetes. If you fall into either or both of these categories then you know the health risks you live with each day, and this may just be the answer you’ve been searching for!

In England today about 46% of men and 32% of women are overweight whilst an additional 17% of men and 21% of women are obese. These statistics are increasing dramatically. The percentage of adults that are obese has roughly doubled since the mid 1980s. The Government have even gone so far as to encourage fish and chip shops to make fatter chips as they contain less calories and fat than the thinner version!

Clinical Trials:

In recent trials in Eastern Canada, a 97% rate of success was quoted with those who have used the Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis.

Results you can expect: (based on recent trials)

•    Weight loss of 2 – 7 lbs in the first week
•    Continue to lose weight at an average of 1.5 – 2 lbs every week
•    Experience a feeling of fullness much more quickly and find your consumption of food decreasing naturally

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy uses the power of clinical hypnosis to convince the human mind that a gastric band has been fitted into the stomach. This leads to is a feeling of fullness that will happen much faster than in the past while consuming food. This is exactly what happens when gastric band surgery is done for real.

Advantages and Benefits of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis are:

•    NO Complications
•    No Pre Surgery and Post Surgery Fears and Anxieties
•    Costs a fraction of the actual surgery
•    doesn’t involve an invasive surgical procedure
•    there are no risks connected to having a general anesthetic as none is administered
•    there is no danger of post operative complications
•    the Virtual Gastric Band can be adjusted or even removed at a later time
•    Free to resume work immediately so NO loss of income

What is Gastric Banding (Lap Banding):

Gastric banding is a healthcare procedure that is helpful in reducing weight for patients suffering from obesity.  It’s is a form of restrictive weight loss surgery that is advised for patients with a body mass index over 40.  People seeking weight loss through the gastric banding method are generally those who have tried and exhausted the traditional diet and exercise methods of weight loss (dieting, medication, etc).

Gastric Banding is a surgical procedure that decreases the effective size of the stomach, making it physically impossible for one to eat more than just a few bites of food at any one time.

Method of the ACTUAL PHYSICAL Gastric Banding:

A silicon prosthetic band, known as a lap band, is fitted on the upper portion of the stomach through laparoscopic surgery, restricting the amount of food intake.  The placing of a small band reduces the effective size of the stomach.
This restriction is surgically implanted into your stomach and forces you to eat a smaller amount of food than you are normally used to eating.  It has proven effective but is only available for morbidly obese people.  You need to have a BMI over 35 or 40 in order to be considered for the operation.  And then you need to meet some other strict standards.

Health RISKS of the ACTUAL Gastric Band (Lap Band) operation:

A Gastric Band operation is performed laparoscopically and can involve complications, as with all surgery.  Between 5 – 10% of patients will require a second operation.
This procedure is not recommended for patients suffering from Ulcers, Esophagitis and Cohn’s disease.
80% of Patients suffer from Complications with Gastric Band Surgery.

There is a wide range of post-operative problems reported with gastric bands, and over 80% of patients will experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Reflux or regurgitation of food
  • Slipped band
  • Obstruction or blockage
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty swallowing

If these complications cause you serious discomfort your band may need to be adjusted or removed. This involves further surgery, exposing you to all the associated risks once again.

Astronomical Costs of the ACTUAL Gastric Band (Lap Band) operation:

The cost is astronomical – as much as £5000 at some clinics and it doesn’t always work!

As described earlier the “surgery” is performed only in the subconscious where your desire to eat (and over consume) lives. This technique, as previously mentioned, is non-surgical in nature and uses the power inherent in hypnosis to train both the mind as well as the body to take in a lesser amount of food at each sitting. It works by conveying a message to the brain that the stomach is satiated and does not require any more food.

If “adjustments” need to be made to the virtual gastric band then they can be done relatively easily. Best of all, there is no pain and no recovery time required. There is also no ongoing medical treatment required and the therapy can be done privately, comfortably and best of all – rapidly!

The Power Within Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy program takes you through a virtual Gastric Band surgery operation.  During the program sessions, using suggestions, guided visualization and hypnotic techniques you will believe and feel as though you have actually undergone bariatric surgery (gastric bypass) in the physical world, and, of course, without any of the discomfort and health risks of obesity weight loss surgery.

After these Hypnosis sessions, you will find that you can comfortably eat small portions of food, and larger ones will be uncomfortable.  Should you ignore the subconscious messages that tell you, “you have had enough”,  it’s quite likely you may feel sick!

The memories of the gastric banding surgery will remain with you so that you are always aware of the reduced size of your stomach and the impact this has on your eating habits.  The power of the unconscious mind can cause strong physical and biological reactions and Hypnotherapy taps into this phenomenon.

What does Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy do?

Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis helps overweight people stop eating. Surgery for weight loss includes putting in a gastric band to reduce the capacity of the stomach so that overweight people eat less. This Virtual Gastric Band guided session uses hypnosis to convince the subconscious mind that a gastric band has been fitted.

The gastric band hypnosis guided visualization starts with suggestions of going to a hospital and feeling the band being fitted. With a gastric band ‘fitted’, you will feel full with just a mouthful of food.

The Virtual Gastric Band hypnotherapy program is very effective hypnotherapy for weight loss.

It includes:

•    suggestions to the sub conscious mind on being confident around food,
•    direct communication to the sub conscious mind
•    letting go of the past
•    hypnotic visualization of weight loss.

Virtual Gastric Band – How Does it Work?

The virtual gastric band uses the imagination rather than the scalpel to help overweight people to regain control over their eating and activity behaviours.

The purpose of the virtual gastric band is to make one feel full more quickly. The stomach is restricted by the band so that less needs to be eaten to fill the stomach.

Once the surgical operation is performed, if you were to eat more than your new smaller stomach can hold, you will become physically incapacitated. The reason for the surgery is to make it mandatory for you to eat smaller amounts of food. Smaller meals will mean greater weight loss. But there is no guarantee that you will eat smaller meals, even if you have the operation. And there are times when those who have had the operation have overeaten and caused more problems to themselves because their internal organs were changed.

This new weight loss program, the virtual gastric band, capitalizes on the imagery of the surgical procedure. Using your imagination, you will be convinced that you have had the band implanted and you will respond as if you actually have had the operation. Your mind is a very powerful tool for change and your imagination is the key to your failures and your successes. Anything that you can imagine vividly enough, your body will respond to, as if it is true.
So by using the power of your mind, your stomach will feel smaller and you will find yourself eating smaller amounts of food as a result. The program is also designed to deal with and work through the reasons that you have eaten too much in the past. Whether those reasons are habits or emotions, your reasons for overeating will be resolved. Leaving you with the ability to build the new habits that will sustain your new healthier lifestyle for the rest of your life.

My views are that obese people are not necessarily overweight because they are hungrier than anyone else. It’s because they think about food in the wrong way. Many of us do not stop eating when we are full, we continue because we are enjoying the food.  In many cases it’s to mask other emotions – sadness, loneliness, fear.

Many people eat sweets, chocolate, crisps or biscuits as snacks.  Again, not because they are hungry but because they are bored, fed up, frustrated.  So to simply create something that just makes a person feel full quicker than normal seems to be lacking somewhat.

Please don’t get me wrong I am sure in a lot of cases it works wonders but what I mean is that these people need more than to just feel full.

The whole relationship with food needs to be changed; they need to address the real feelings so that they can recognize when they are eating because they are hungry and when they are eating to mask a feeling. Once this has been recognized the feelings can be dealt with as they should and they can begin to eat for the right reasons.

Being overweight can affect us physically and psychologically. I always ask my weight loss clients “what is the biggest problem being overweight causes”.  The answer is never anything to do with health but always something along the lines of not being able to go into a clothes shop and buy anything they want.

This explains part of the problem with overeating.  Many people that are overweight get so depressed with the way they look, they eat to make themselves feel better. This immediately creates that vicious circle that is so common with many problems.

The Power Within Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy program involves a lot of work to remove any psychological attachments to food.  We also do a lot of work to help people to love themselves again.

This therapy uses Hypnosis, NLP, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and powerful imagery, along with behavioral modifications, to convince your unconscious mind that you’ve had Gastric Band surgery.

The initial sessions involve regression work. This is where I use a process known as Hypno Analysis to try and find the reasons for the overeating.  It may be something as simple as when a child we were given food to stop us from crying.  Immediately in this situation the brain begins to form a relationship between the feeling of resolve and food.

As adults we will subconsciously head for the fridge when feeling sad/angry/lonely or whatever it was we were feeling all of those years ago when crying. Or it could be a lot more complex.

One session is dedicated to the process of ‘consultation at the clinic’. In hypnosis the client will be taken through this scene. Here your subconscious mind will begin to believe that you will be having the gastric band fitted on the agreed date. This is what would happen if you were really having a gastric band fitted so we make sure the process ties in nicely with this.

At one of the sessions, I take the client, in hypnosis, through the ‘gastric band operation’.

The final session is an open session.  If the eating habits have changed and the client is doing really well, we could ‘remove the gastric band’ or ‘tighten the gastric band’.

The Difference: Gastric Band Weight Loss Surgery and Gastric Band Hypnosis


If you have ever sought to lose weight, you probably have heard of gastric surgery or weight loss surgery. The most recent version of the real surgery is done using laproscopic tools and installing a band around the top part of the stomach. This prevents too much food from entering the stomach, because anything larger than just 4 or 5 mouthfuls is blocked. The band restricts any food from passing into the full stomach area until it is first digested by the upper surgically made smaller stomach. This new stomach is slightly bigger than the size of a golf ball. If you were to eat more than that small amount of food you will feel physically sick.
The operation takes place in the type of setting you would imagine an operation of this type to take place. A sterile environment, surrounded by bright lights, medical equipment, doctors, surgeons, nurses, and support staff. It is a major surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia. So there will be a number of days required in the hospital for pre-op testing and post-op recovery. And even though the tools used are very small there is a number of small scars on the stomach and chest left as proof that an operation was performed.

And now for the Good news!


There is a new process that had been very successful over in Europe and in England, known as Virtual Gastric Band. Using your powerful imagination you are led through a process where you believe that you have had gastric band surgery. You become so convinced of it that in many cases you will start to feel a tightness around your stomach area as if it was fitted with a gastric band. At least this is what has been reported in the newspapers from many of the people who have had the virtual gastric band fitted.
And because you feel like your stomach is smaller, you start to eat smaller amounts of food. And when you eat a smaller amount of food you will start to use the fat that has been stored in your body. And then you begin to lose weight. You will also be free from the reason you have needed to overeat in the first place.
And all of this is possible without the expense and danger of major surgery with Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis. You can take advantage of this new program by calling 604 551 4986 and get started immediately with private individual sessions or you can get on the waiting list for a group program.

How To Know If Gastric Band Hypnosis will work for you?

If you are reading this, then you have probably already heard about gastric band hypnosis. You probably already know what the virtual gastric band process is about and that it doesn’t involve you getting any real surgery at all. You will probably have heard that it’s the process that uses your imagination in a very powerful way to help you believe that you are going to get a gastric band installed inside. And your beliefs will help to foster the physical sensations that arise as a result of actually having undergone the real surgery.
After the real surgery, most patients physically feel a tightness in their stomach. After all there is a restrictive band placed around the top part of their stomach. If you have never had the real surgery, then you might not have all of those physical discomforts, and if you have had the real surgery, the chances of you re-experiencing all or most of them is very likely. Because your body has already learned how to create those sensations and responses. So it will do what it’s called upon to do while in hypnosis. And you will get a replay of the feelings and sensations of what’s familiar. But what if you’ve never had the surgery before, what will you experience then?

If you have never had the surgery, then you will start to use your imagination to create the sensations that you believe you should feel. For example, how many times have you felt some emotion for a character in a movie? Even though you might not have had the same experience as that character, you could identify with what they were feeling and you might have even started to feel what they were feeling. Or at least you were feeling what you thought they would be feeling.

And that’s how your own creative mind works and will be put to use for your own benefit with gastric band hypnosis. With the virtual gastric band, your mind, once it accepts that a change has taken place, will start to respond.

You will feel the physical sensations of what it believes you should be feeling. Whether you have ever really had those experiences or not. Your mind already has an idea of how you should be responding and you will respond accordingly.

So if the idea of getting a virtual gastric band installed is something that appeals to you, chances are you will be very receptive to the process and will benefit greatly as you have your own virtual gastric band installed. Once you go through the program you will not only get the tools that will help you to curb your appetite physically, you will learn how to respond to your other emotions better.

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Disclosure & Disclaimer:

Jackie Maclean, Clinical Hypnotherapist (the practitioner), is not a licensed physician or mental health provider. The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Further, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy cannot, and should not, stand alone as the sole medical or psychological intervention for any disorder. Hypnosis should not be used instead of appropriate medical, dental, or psychological treatment, and any individual with a medical or psychological problem should first consult a qualified health care provider for diagnosis and professional advice. Hypnosis should only be practiced by those who have been appropriately trained, who practice appropriately, and within the scope of their training. Although many experience good results through my hypnotherapy programs, there are some who do not. For example, even though a large percentage of people quit smoking through my programs, there are some who do not.

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