Halifax Hypnosis
A Full Service Hypnosis Practice located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Virtual Gastric Band
Virtual Gastric Band

For those of you who aren't familiar with Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis for weight loss, this program was developed in England and is just now catching on the 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.
Here is the link to the ABC show.
I am the only Hypnotherapist in Atlantic Canada trained and certified in Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis for weight loss.
Contact me if you would like to know more.


96% Success Rate!

Sheila Granger, who taught me this technique, succeeded with 24 of 25 clients in her first 2 trials, in England, using Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis.
That is, 24 out of her 25 clients in the trials are still losing a few pounds a week, every week, every month, with no regrets, no cravings and no pain. They just feel full sooner, after eating less food, and they get lighter and slimmer while feeling great.
That’s an astounding, almost unbelievable, 96% success rate!
These people are overjoyed. They are just as happy as can be, as they steadily become the shape they have wanted to be for a long time.

The program has become so popular that Sheila now regularly works with 20-40 clients a week at her practice in the UK.

Sheila is now working with health authorities in the UK conducting formal trials as a prelude to getting Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis approved for payment by the British National Health Service (much like MSI here in Canada).

In November 2010, Halifax Hypnosis began the introduction of Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis in Atlantic Canada by conducting a trial with 5 Nova Scotians. The trial is ongoing and all members are expected to finish in early January 2011.

Here are some of the results from the group after Session 1

 Everyone in the group lost weight in the first week. Loss ranged from 2 to 7 pounds
Everne in the group continues to lose weight at an average of 1.5 to 2 pounds per week

Everyone in the group experienced a feeling of fullness much more quickly and are finding that their consumption of food is decreasing naturally

Comments from the group:

“I still have the capacity to eat, but my desire to overeat is way down.” FS – Halifax

My portion sizes have been coming down and when I forget and fill my plate with the usual family size helping I find myself fully stuffed like I just stepped away from Christmas dinner instead of two tacos... I am quite happy taking things gradually and learning to eat like a non-obese person. ”  MC – Sydney

“I feel great, I am happy…the CD is working.” DK - Dartmouth

“I find that I’m drinking more water..I never liked water before and it Is not a strain…I haven’t been cleaning my plate as usual..I’m just not hungry during the day and I don’t feel like I’m giving up anything..I’ve lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks”  AN – Truro

“I have been fighting my weight for 35 years and feel now, for the first time, that I don’t have to do that anymore..it feels so strange not to have to think about it anymore” GS - Halifax

I am now offering this program in "distance" mode to those who have a challenge getting to Halifax..all you have to do is the first session in person and the remaining 3 sessions using Skype (if you have a computer and internet connection).

I am also available to present Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy for Weight Mangement for groups. If you organize a group of 8 people or more, I will travel to your site (within Atlantic Canada) to deliver the 4 sessions in person. You (the arranger of the group) will receive the program free of charge as your reward for organizing the group program.

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy

Gastric Band Hypnosis is directed at people with serious weight issues (in general a BMI over 35 or so who are committed to doing whatever it takes to shed significant pounds.

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 program for you.

This therapy uses hypnosis, NLP and powerful imagery, along with behavioral modifications, to convince your unconscious mind that you’ve had Gastric Band surgery.

Sheila Granger, a U.K. Clinical Hypnotherapist,  developed her own Virtual Gastric Band technique. Over 2 trials, Granger has quoted a 95 percent rate of success with those who have  used her weight loss technique.

 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 of virtual gastric band hypnosis are:

  • it’s much much less expensive than the real 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

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!

According to Granger, the majority of her clients have benefited from the virtual gastric band treatment. She pioneered this therapy in the United Kingdom as a component of her weight loss hypnotherapy program. Granger visited New York in mid-October 2010 to teach her techniques with other Hypnotherapists from across North America.

Halifax Hypnosis is the only hypnotherapy practice in Eastern Canada  to offer this Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy technique.  

The process consists of 4 hypnosis sessions typically spaced 1 week or 10 days apart as well as training in self hypnosis using CDs for use at home.

There is a 3, 6, 9 and 12 month followup schedule and “adjustment” hypnosis sessions when and if required.

BMI gives and indication of your health risks. A BMI between 18 and 25 is regarded as "Normal", between 25 and 30 is classed as "Overweight" and a BMI between 30 and 40 is in the "Obese" range. If you have a BMI over 40 you are classed as "Morbidly Obese."  You can Google "BMI Calculator" and pick the BMI link of your choice,  call the number below or email us your height and weight and we will provide it to you.

Not only can obesity affect life expectancy it can be responsible for conditions such as:
cardiovascular disease,
diabetes Type II,
joint problems such as osteoarthritis and
high blood pressure.

Halifax Hypnosis is a full service Integrative Hypnosis practice located in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area.

Call or email to schedule a free initial consultation
Evening and weekend appointments available 

Halifax Hypnosis
(902) 864-3419