How Does It Work?

lap band diagram

Diagram of a surgical gastric band. With the Virtual Gastric Band, your minds lets you think and act as if you’ve had the surgery, without the potential problems of an operation.

The Virtual Gastric Band is a mind-body process that uses the power of your own imagination to help you to quit snacking, and to choose and be satisfied on much smaller portions than before.  The results clients experience through this program are quick, automatic and positive.  Ongoing research places the success rate of this program at 95%!

So, how does it work?

Using hypnosis, your mind learns to allow you to feel full and satisfied after eating much less food than you used to, and it becomes easier for you to notice the signals your body has been giving you all along but which you had been ignoring until now…the signal that you have had enough to eat.

The Virtual Gastric Band is about eating less, not eating differently.  During this program, you are encouraged to eat what you’d usually eat, just less of it.  You already know that, in the long term, diets don’t work.  The Virtual Gastric Band is not a diet.  It’s simply a way to recondition you mind to want smaller, healthier amounts of food.  And because you’re using hypnosis to help your mind want these changes, the changes happen quickly and automatically.  You won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself of anything or making yourself do something you don’t really want to do.

It has been five months since I completed the Virtual Gastric Band program.  I lost 25 lbs. in the first two months and I’ve kept it off.  I’m quite happy and I have recommended you to several of my friends.

 — Name withheld by request

Lap band surgery changes the size of the stomach so you can’t eat as much.  The Virtual Gastric Band changes your mind so you don’t want to eat as much, and all this with none of the risks or complications which can come with surgery, no pain, and the convenience and privacy of having this all happen in just four short sessions at the hypnotist’s office.The Virtual Gastric Band is a powerful and exceptionally successful weight loss program. Using the power of your imagination directed through hypnosis, your mind begins to help your body act as if you have actually had lap band surgery. Clients report that their appetite quickly and naturally becomes much less than it did before, many reducing their food intake by as much as 50%.

The Virtual Gastric Band, profiled on the BBC’s Look North.

WCBS-TV (New York City) featured the Virtual Gastric Band weight loss process
on the evening news in November 2010. They call it “lap band hypnosis” in
this video, but the procedure is Sheila Granger’s Virtual Gastric Band, as
conducted by Sheila’s American training partner, Marc Carlin