Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss Program 2019-06-13T10:13:11+10:00

Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss Programs

The Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss Program Details

Overview

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MindOverMatter is offering two distinct Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss Programs because not everyone is struggling with the same issues.  Although there are many who very clearly know that they eat for emotional reasons there are some who have put on weight after having a baby, because their work or home situation has changed, or other reasons.

Both these weight loss programs are about changing your relationship with food so that you can easily and naturally live a lifestyle where listening to your body is the most important thing you can do.  You can eat whatever you want only in smaller quantities.  There is no dieting, in fact dieting is something you used to do.  Without dieting there is no obsessing about food, you don’t feel deprived and cravings become less and less.

Virtual Weight Loss Basic

Tailored mainly to those who have put on weight because of pregnancy, shift work, travelling or any other reason that does not have a significant emotional component to it.  Although there are strategies within this program to handle emotional eating this is not the focus. Often those who have a smaller amount of weight to lose may choose this program but not necessarily

This program comprises of 4 in clinic sessions over 10/12 weeks.  Each sessions runs for 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.

You will be provided with a specific audio support downloads to be used in between sessions.  These will reinforce and enhance the clinic work and enable the new neural pathways within your brain to strengthen and develop.  The mind works and learns through repetition and although it takes 3 lots of 21 days to change a habit you will notice shifts in behaviour, feelings and thoughts as you progress through the program.

During each session you will taught lots of new techniques and provided with tools to enhance the clinic experience and help you on your journey.  Elaine also provides support via email and phone between sessions if you ever need help.

Virtual Weight Loss Advanced

Tailored to those who know they eat mainly for emotional reasons.  You have probably struggled with your weight all your life.  You might eat for all sorts of emotional reason including boredom, stress, frustration, anger, anxiety, even happiness and excitement.  You might remember food being used as a reward or to make you feel better when you were younger.  You might have no memory at all of this, you just know you can’t control it.  You may eat the wrong things or you may eat too much or maybe a mix of both.

This program is seriously getting into the reasons why you eat and comprises 8 sessions over 16/18 weeks.  4 of these sessions are a mixture of talk therapy and hypnosis/energy work and 4 are hypno-analysis based which allows Elaine to delve into the subconscious part of your mind where all your emotions and feelings reside.

You will be provided with 2 specific audio support downloads to be used in between sessions.  This will reinforce and enhance the clinic work and enable the new neural pathways within the brain to strengthen and develop.  The mind works through repetition and over time the audios change the old, unhelpful habits and create new desired habits.

You will also be provided with a wide range of tools and techniques to support you on this journey which have been designed to enhance the clinic work whilst building confidence, motivation and belief in yourself.

How it works?

The mind does not know the difference between real and imaged.

At the first session I convince your mind that you have a gastric band fitted to the top part of your stomach and that you can only eat half as much as you did when you first walked into my clinic.  It is a non-surgical technique which uses the power of hypnosis to retrain your mind to be satisfied with smaller amount of food. It changes how you think about food and gives very safe and very predictable results. The hypnosis convinces the brain that the stomach is full after a certain level of food intake, and that there is no need for more food. It is NOT a diet – we know that diets only work in the short term, this is a program for life.  The Virtual Weight Loss  Program allows you to eat what you want, however you will find yourself eating smaller amounts and typically healthier foods. And, because it is not a diet you won’t feel deprived, miserable or hungry. In fact you will be surprised how easy it is to change your habits and all you are left with is a long term solution to your weight problem.

Both programs follow a process where I build continuity from one week to the next by the use of suggestions, pattern interrupts, imagery and mindfulness to guide your mind towards the life you want; the person you choose to be.  By building your confidence, by helping you to take back control, by allowing you to connect to that calm and relaxed part of your mind you start to believe that you can do this, that you can achieve your goals.  It is important at this point to recognise that I cannot make you do anything you do not want to do and that, although I am your guide, you are the one in control.

In the advanced program we go into hypno-analysis which is all about uncovering the core belief, why you started eating for emotional reasons all those years ago.  When did it start? Why did it start?  It is only by using well established hypno-analytical techniques that we can do this.  Once you become aware of where these emotions came from the next step is understanding the what’s and why’s around them and then finally resolution through release and reframing.   Elaine goes into more detail on this process during the initial session.

How do get the best results?  You make a commitment to yourself to put 100% effort into this program.  Those who make this commitment succeed, all of the time!  “There is no change without change” If you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got”

On a final note, we now know that our thoughts and feelings can change the structure and function of our brain and that by rewiring (changing the neural pathways) we can change old outdated habits and beliefs for the habits and beliefs we want today.  The science of neuroplasticity has provided us with evidence that we can choose transform, change and grow by using the power of our mind we just need to know how.

It’s all up to you now and know that you absolutely can  “Live a Life That Matters” if you choose to.

Contact Elaine on 0407744566 to make a booking or through email here

The history of Virtual Gastric Band

Clinical Hypnotherapy and PsychotherapyAbout 5 years ago a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Sheila Grainger came across an article in the newspaper regarding some people in Spain who were working with the concept of using a Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss Program to lose weight. Sheila, who had been running a successful clinic in Yorkshire, was intrigued by this article and decided to see if there was any merit in this concept. She decided to conduct a trial to see how effective it would be and issued an invitation for volunteers to take part in the free trial and had little difficulty in achieving the required numbers. She took on 25 volunteers – of different shapes, sizes, age ranges and gender – and saw them in a group setting. Given that the treatment was not personalised, she envisaged perhaps only a 40% success rate, believing that group treatment might dilute its effectiveness.

Trial results

The trial group underwent 3 one hour sessions of hypnotherapy which included the “fitting” of a virtual gastric band. Sheila was astounded to record that in total, the group lost over 14 stone (88.9 kg) between them in just three weeks, and all but one reported a change in their eating habits. The average weight loss was 2 to 3 kg during week one, then 0.5 to 1 kg / week for the next two weeks. A second trial was undertaken which proved as successful as the first. Sheila then began talks with the UK’s National Health Service about Virtual Gastric Banding Program and the use of hypnotherapy for weight loss. There are obvious benefits to this system over conventional gastric banding which can be an extremely expensive and invasive procedure costing up to $25,000. It is also interesting to know that recent statistics on the success rates of traditional Gastric Band surgery in Australia are around 16% after 12 months. A further clinical trial is currently underway through the University of Hull in the UK .  The results have been impressive and the media interest in Sheila’s work though newspapers, radio and TV in the UK and around the world is astounding.  She is about to start filming with a television production company in the UK on a documentary to convince the NHS to get behind virtual gastric banding.

The Virtual Weight Loss Program in Australia

I trained with Sheila in Brisbane back in 2012 and have been running Virtual Gastric Band Basic Program since then.   The program I run today is very different from the one I started 7 years ago.  The original program has evolved, grown, been enhanced and now the advanced program is a welcomed addition which specifically addresses emotional eating. Running at around the 83% success rate clients continue to be amazed at how easy it is.

Click here to request more information or to make an appointment, or call Elaine directly on 0407 744 566

The benefits of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy

  • the program is non-invasive and natural
  • this is NOT a diet so you do not feel deprived or hungry
  • there are no side-effects or complications
  • virtual gastric banding results in permanent changes to eating patterns
  • the program is cost effective when compared to surgery or other diet products
  • it is effective whether you are 5kg or 50 kg overweight
  • you will notice the change after your first session
  • This program gets results – 83% and that’s after 2 years.
  • This will be the last time you spend money on losing weight.
  • You get your health back, and then you get your life back
  • You develop a healthy relationship with food
  • You can eat anything you want, only smaller amounts
  • Your learn different strategies for dealing with your emotions

How the program is structured

Virtual Weight Loss Basic

Tailored to those who have put on weight because of pregnancy, shift work, travelling or any other reason that does not have a significant emotional component to it.  Preceded by the Initial Review Session when appropriate(for more information see below).

4 Sessions over 10/12 weeks  (these are approx timings)

Week 1 – Overview of Program, Virtual Gastric Band Fitted  1/1.5hrs (+Audio1)                                                                                                                

Week 2 – Reinforce suggestions, focus on releasing old behaviour 45 mins to 1 hr

Week 7 – Reinforce suggestions, focus on your future self 45 mins to 1 hr

Week 11 – Reinforce Suggestions – focus on building confidence and self worth 45 mins to 1 hr

Audio Support Downloads

VGB download Wk 1

Other Tools –

PDF’s, Techniques, Imagining Strategies, Email and online support


Virtual Weight Loss Advanced

Tailored to those who know they eat mainly for emotional reasons.  You have probably struggled with your weight all your life.  Preceded by the Initial Review Session (for more information on this see below).

8 Sessions over 16 weeks  (example of a schedule)

4  sessions VGB + 4 sessions Hypno Analayis

Week 1 – Overview of Program, Virtual Gastric Band Fitted  1hr (+Audio1

Week 2– Reinforce suggestions, focus on releasing old behaviour 1 hr

Week 4  – Focus on changing emotions and thought using CBT  1 hr (+Audio2)

Week 6 – Identifying, understanding a releasing that Core Belief 1.5 hrs

Week 8 – Release and Forgive 1.5 hrs

Week 9 –Reinforce suggestions, focus on your future self 1 hr mins

Week 12 – Reinforce Suggestions – focus on building confidence and self worth 45 mins

Week 16 – Tailored to your needs at the time  30 mins (+Audio4)

Audio Support Downloads – 4  

VGB download Wk 1

Confidence/Cravings Wk 9

Other Tools

PDF’s, Techniques, Imagining Strategies, Email and online support

How do I get started?

The majority of sessions are preceded by an Initial Review Session which runs for 1 hour.

This session is really important because it allows you to meet Elaine, to see the clinic and to ask questions.  The biggest reason that any therapy fails is due to a lack of trust or discomfort and the chances of success are hugely increased when you have rapport, trust, belief and confidence in your therapist.  You also need to be ready and make a commitment to do the work as there will be things outside of the sessions that you are required to do to get the best results.  This session also allows you to evaluate whether you are ready and also that this is the right therapy for you.

In this session you will accomplish 3 key things:

  • Firstly, Elaine takes a thorough in-depth history, so she has a good understanding of your background including family relationships, school years etc.  She will also evaluate your current stress levels if appropriate.
  • Secondly, she raises your awareness and explains why you are responding the way you are and what is happening within the subconscious part of your mind.  She uses an enhanced version of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to explain this.   This will provide insight and understanding of the “why” – why you eat too much, drink too much, why you can’t stop, why you feel out of control, why sometimes you feel strong and other times not etc…..
  • Thirdly, ​ she explains how this therapy works.  As a Psychotherapist, Elaine uses a mixture of both talk therapy, hypnosis and energy work.  Hypnotherapy in this context is incredibly powerful and we now know from research into neuroscience that hypnosis is both powerful and effective.  So Elaine explains hypnosis, how it works and why it works, dispelling any myths and misunderstandings that often come via the media or stage hypnotists.

At this point Elaine will advise on what she believes to be the best way forward, which program or session plan fits your needs best and then explains how this will work, how much it will cost and how long it will take.  At this point you can either decide you want to go ahead with the therapy or perhaps its not for you.  There is no obligation to continue if you are not 100% sure that this is right for you.

How much does the Virtual Weight Loss program cost?

Fees are payable as an upfront package please see our Fees Section for full details.  This also has information on Private Health Cover and also our Refund Policy.

Do I have to be very overweight or obese to go on the program?

No, the great thing about this program is it works whether you have to lose 5 kg or 50 kg.  During the Initial Review Session or during the free discussion you will be assessed and advised of the best program to meet your needs.

How do you make an appointment?

For bookings either contact Elaine directly on 0407744566 or email her here.  

Click here to request more information or to make an appointment, or call Elaine directly on 0407 744 566