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Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis

A Powerful New Advancement to Combat Obesity
By Diane Bahr-Groth, C. Hy., TFTdx

Consulting Hypnotist Diane Bahr-Groth, C. Hy., TFTdx is introducing the first Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss procedure in Stamford, Connecticut. The Virtual Gastric Band program is a Hypnotherapy technique that replicates the effects, results and benefits of traditional gastric band or gastric bypass surgery. However, the “surgery” requires no hospital stay or recuperation period to obtain the desired weight loss results. All change is developed, created and implemented in the subconscious mind of the client, easily and naturally.

This brilliant concept was originally developed in Europe and the hypnosis technique was recently featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS TV News as well as in newspapers here and abroad. The news broadcasts in the U.S. and Europe detailed the exciting and dramatic weight loss with positive behavioral results.

95% Successful “No Diet” Weight Loss

Diane has been trained and certified by UK Clinical Hypnotherapist Sheila Granger, who developed the Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis program which has a 95% success rate. Average weight loss with this technique is 7 lbs. the first week and 1-2 lbs. weekly, all without dieting. Diane is one of the first hypnotists in the U.S. trained in this new procedure which is a healthy and natural alternative to weight loss surgery. She will be running trials with this program in hopes of having the same successful results as the UK participants. Anyone who wants to eat healthier and lose weight may be a candidate for this new and specialized hypnosis program. At a time when obesity and the resulting health issues cost the American public and insurance companies millions, this may be a simple, relaxing and successful way to save money and lives without “going under the knife”.

The Virtual Band Hypnosis suggestions cause the subconscious mind to believe the stomach is much smaller, the size of a golf ball, as if the gastric band were installed surgically. This prevents the client from over-eating which results in weight loss and a measurable reduction of body fat and inches. There is no diet. Each participant is given simple rules to follow along with Hypnotic suggestions to reduce portion sizes, drink plenty of water as well as motivation to exercise more often. Clients also listen to a relaxing Hypnosis CD daily which supports the positive emotional and physical changes desired.

Sheila says “the most important difference between the Virtual Gastric Band and the actual gastric band is that the virtual version deals with the issues in a person’s mind and their relationship with food. Having a foreign body inside your stomach simply does not deal with psychological factors…with the virtual gastric band hypnosis there is no invasive surgery and psychological issues are treated, versus just treating physical issues.”

Hypnosis is widely recognized by researchers as a very safe, natural and enjoyable state of deep physical and emotional relaxation. Hypnosis may possibly be as old as mankind itself. The old myths and misconceptions about hypnosis have given way to proven, scientifically-sound applications. Today, hypnosis has gone mainstream. The ethical use of hypnosis is seen in a variety of fields, including medicine, dentistry, law enforcement, professional sports, self-improvement and behavioral modification as well as education.  The American Medical Association approved hypnosis in 1958, calling it a viable and beneficial health alternative. Since then millions of people world-wide have benefited from its use. Men, women and children use hypnosis regularly and their doctors recommend it for help with many problems from arthritis to childbirth to stress reduction.

Safe, Natural, Enjoyable

Traditionally, hypnosis helps one enjoy a deep state of relaxation. While in this peaceful state, one becomes more focused and actually has a heightened of awareness. The hypnotic induction simply helps the subject to become more directed and relaxed, thereby making the transition from conscious awareness to subconscious awareness. As a result of deepening techniques, the natural endorphin and serotonin levels of the body are increased.  As this occurs, the conscious portion of the mind, which is critical and analytical, is temporarily suspended as the subconscious mind accepts suggestions to benefit the individual. Contrary to a common misconception, a hypnotized subject cannot be induced to do anything against his or her ethical or moral code.  As a matter of fact, while in a state of hypnosis, the subject is very aware of activity and sound and is fully in control and capable of “coming out” of this relaxed state any  time he wishes.

Hypnosis Helps in Many Ways

Hypnosis has been successful in a variety of other ways.  It can help to relieve and control stress, reduce blood pressure and improve creativity and motivation.  Hypnosis can even enhance sports performances.  It has been reported that Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus use hypnotic techniques before every golf shot, as do athletes in many other sports including  professional athletes and Olympians. A well known weight loss guru has reportedly used hypnosis to help achieve his goals to eat healthier foods.

Weight Loss & Smoking Cessation

It is a well-established fact that hypnosis can be used as an effective tool for behavior modification, success and motivation, healing, and even pain control. Many other problems such as fears, phobias , insomnia, memory and learning habits, self-esteem issues, weight loss, and smoking cessation are commonly helped through the use of hypnosis.  It helps to focus the mind’s power of concentration to enhance the medicine of the mind, thereby helping one to experience an enjoyable sense of peace and wellbeing.  Hypnosis has proven to be an effective, safe and inexpensive method to create desired physical and emotional change, positive results and implement self-healing where traditional medicine has often failed.

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Procedure

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis can be used by almost anyone who desires to eat more healthfully to accomplish their weight loss goals in a natural and relaxing way.  It is not necessary to be a candidate for gastric band surgery to utilize this hypnotic procedure for change. It is available for those who want to reach and maintain their ideal weight without surgery. Interestingly, we were unaware that one of the volunteers for this procedure had been scheduled for gastric band surgery. The day after her first Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis session the volunteer told us she was cancelling her surgery because she experienced profound changes regarding her emotional and physical response to food. She felt in control and no longer believed she needed the surgical procedure. The Virtual Band Hypnosis program is a powerful and natural way to return to your natural and ideal weight without expensive and invasive surgery.

Diane Bahr-Groth, C. Hy., TFTdx, Director of Mind-Body Transformation Hypnosis, specializes in fast and effective methods for weight loss, stress, fear and pain reduction, smoking cessation, success and more. She is a Certified Hypnotist and certified in Thought Field Therapy™, Time Line Therapy™, NLP and Complementary Medical Hypnosis.  Established in Fairfield County since 1989, her new office is located at 1177 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT. Call (203) 595-0110 for an appointment or visit