Clinical Hypnotherapist Nancy Hewitt is inviting 20 local people struggling to lose and maintain their weight to take part in a trial for a hypnotic weight-loss system that incorporates the Virtual Gastric Band, developed by UK clinical hypnotherapist Sheila Granger.
Following training at the Academy of Hypnotic Science Melbourne, Nancy will trial the procedure in the clinic at 144 Allan Street Kyabram at a reduced cost for the first 20 participants to call. The treatments are delivered in four weekly sessions and the participant believes that they have undergone bariatric surgery in the first sesssion to reduce the stomach to the size of a small pouch. This is followed by three further sessions that deal with the pyschological triggers that allow a person to overeat.
Feedback shows that the hypnotherapy is like flicking a switch in the brain, turning off cravings and eating only until satisfied.
The Virtual Gastric Band has received much attention in the UK, attracting people from all over the country to undergo the treatments which have a 95% success rate.
Nancy says: "I am very excited at the prospect of being able to help my clients to lose weight in this way. There is nothing magical or mystical about hypnotherapy, instead it is a method that enables a person to help themselves".
Sheila Granger says: "I am passionate about promoting the benefits of hypnotherapy and allaying the misconceptions associated with stage hypnosis. I believe that the Virtual Gastric Band can revolutionise weight loss around the world. I know this because I have proven its effectiveness in two trials conducted in the UK.
The first trial saw 24 out of 25 candidates lose an astounding 190lb in 5 weeks. This result attracted the attention of a General Practitioner in Beverley, East Yorkshire England and a second trial was conducted with 12 of his patients who had been removed from the bariatric surgery waiting list on the UKs National Health Services (NHS) list. Again 95% of the group experienced a positive result.
Nancy is looking forward to helping others also through this new addition to her Hypnotherapy services in Kyabram.