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What is the Virtual Gastric Band?

Irena-Marie uses a combination of BWRT, clinical hypnosis, coaching and NLP.


For many people, dieting and exercising alone aren’t enough to keep the weight off, so they seek further ways to control their size. At this point, the need for therapeutic intervention and a virtual gastric band (VGB) can help people lose weight by altering their state of mind, with no physiological impact. It's a technique that more people should be aware of in order to take the first steps towards gaining their ideal body shape. For lots of people, the urge to eat fattening and unhealthy foods stems from their attitudes towards food, which needs to be altered through the mind. This is what makes hypnosis and BWRT an excellent method to address some of the underlying methods for weight gain. It should also be noted that the virtual gastric band is suitable for a wide range of people, and individuals do not have to be classified as obese to undergo it. Many people use it as a 'back-up' and only intend to loose a few kilograms - others to loose a more substantial amount.

How can these tools help?

These tools are necessary to retrain your mind and alter your eating habits for good rather than performing techniques that have short-term effects only. This therapy works by convincing our subconscious mind that a gastric band has been fitted.  This allows you to feel fuller quicker, thus reducing the amount consumed. All of this happens because the body subsequently responds differently to hunger and the volume of food that can be eaten, as well as retuning the mind to be satisfied with less food.


The result of the therapy has been known to facilitate many people's weight loss. Sometimes there are reasons in the subconscious for underlying issues that lead to overeating, and we can dig these out to examine behaviours around food - and exercise.


You will not only be able to shed the pounds, you will also help prevent further health complications, some being long-term, that can arise from being overweight . It also instils a healthier attitude towards diet and lifestyle so that you can change your life for the better without resorting to dieting or surgery.


One potential side effect of surgery is the risk of having to take time off work to recover, whereas employing the virtual gastric band technique means you will have no recovery time to deal with afterwards – nor any of the pain or discomfort sometimes experienced after surgery. There are also risks associated with surgery - and more recently the weight loss injection, Saxenda®, which can arise in long-term health risks. 


Increasing levels of self-confidence and self-belief are linked to this method because hypnotherapy treatment entails forming a positive body image.

For many people, gastric band hypnotherapy is about empowering them to make the right decisions to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep their bodies trim. In essence, it is a lifestyle change that is non-invasive and equips the patient with techniques they can then go on to employ in future, and we know it works from clinical trials (results produced a 95% success rate), making it an excellent form of therapy for those struggling with their weight.

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