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Weight Loss is all in the Mind

For Millions of people worldwide, finding an effective weight loss programme is nothing short of frustrating.


Diets, fasting, calorie counting, and January purges all rank high on the list of failed methods for shifting a pound or ten.



There is nothing magical or mystical about hypnotherapy, instead it is a method that enables a person to help themselves.


The weight Management programme I use here at Gracious Mountain Therapies incorporates the Virtual Gastric Band, developed by UK clinical hypnotherapist Sheila Granger, the only hypnotherapist in the world to conduct a trial for weight loss via hypnotherapy.


The therapy is delivered in four weekly sessions and the participant believes that they have undergone bariatric surgery in the first session to reduce the stomach to the size of a golf ball. This is followed by three further sessions which deal with the psychological 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 - results based on 2 UK trials. 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 and a second trial was conducted with 12 of his patients who had been removed from the bariatric surgery waiting list on UK's National Health Services (NHS) list. Again 95% of the group experienced a positive result.


In November 2022, according to the UK Government website, Obesity is now costing the NHS £6 billion a year and by 2050 that is expected to rise to over £9.7 billion. There are a number of treatments already available via the NHS - none of which deal specifically with the psychological triggers that cause a person to gain weight. The Virtual Gastric Band does, the benefits have been proven and now people worldwide are taking hypnotherapy seriously.


Effective both online and face to face, the Weight Management Programme is available either on a one to one basis or as part of a group. If you have a minimum of 4 people that are interested and wish me to conduct your own group programme please email loraine@graciousmountain.co.uk or call me on 07703 294953



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