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Virtual Gastric Band Therapy for Healthy Weight Management

Do you feel that you are on a loop of yo-yo dieting?

If you have been battling to sustain a healthy weight for some time you may be interested to learn more about Virtual Gastric Band Therapy which is a non-invasive alternative to dieting, which is proven to be a successful. ).  If you can visualise a slimmer and healthier version of yourself but you are finding attaining this with willpower alone to be difficult then Virtual Gastric Band Therapy may be for you.

You may have tried many different diets and exercise regimes to reach your weight reduction goals, but you find that after some time the weight goes back on.  There are so many different diets out there, and some work well for a while, but it can be arduous if you are depriving yourself of the foods you enjoy, which understandably can lead to you going back to your old eating habits.  This can lead to you finding yourself in a loop of yo-yo dieting which means you are frequently lowering your metabolic rate, then bringing it back to normal, ultimately this can affect your metabolism by lowering it permanently. 

Weight Management

Weight Mangement Goals

RTT Virtual Gastric Band Therapy is a hybrid therapy. Your RTT therapist will use the specialist techniques of Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to make your weight management goals much easier to achieve than relying on willpower alone.

Virtual Gastric Band Therapy - why is it different to dieting?

When looking for healthy permanent change it is helpful to look beyond what you eat and focus on ‘why’ you have the tenancy to overeat.  This can be a challenging process as you are dealing with the emotional aspect of losing weight, which is something we wouldn’t normally consider when following a traditional diet. Discovering why you overeat will provide you with the magic key which will open the door to permanent change.

It is unlikely you are consciously aware of the emotions attached to overeating as the beliefs you have formed around your weight and eating habits, as they were likely formed in childhood.  However, by using hypnosis you can access the subconscious mind and discover the outdated beliefs that are making it difficult for you to permanently change your eating habits.  

Gastric Band hypnotherapy will enable you to leave the yo-yo dieting behind, and you will learn to eat intuitively.  You were born with the ability to know when and how much to eat, lets reactivate that, it’s time to focus inwardly and listen to YOUR body.  Distinguish between mind hunger and body hunger.

To achieve permanent change, you need to have the desire to take charge of your life and health and be prepared to fully engage in the process. RTT can help you get the authority and control over your negative habits and the self-discipline you need in this situation.

Virtual Gastric Band Therapy - what does it involve?

Virtual Gastric Band

Using your mind’s creative potential to tell yourself, how you wish to be, is the essence of hypnosis. Although, hypnosis for weight loss is not a wonder in itself, it takes effort on your part, but research demonstrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) coupled with hypnosis has a substantial impact on success in losing weight.  Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) is a hybrid therapy which draws on the most powerful elements of CBT, Hypnosis and NLP, using the specialist tools RTT can help you shed weight, quickly and permanently.  A meta-analysis performed on 18 studies demonstrated that when hypnosis was used in conjunction with CBT, participants showed a 70% improvement than using CBT alone to shed weight, and importantly after long-term follow-up the participants who used hypnosis in conjuction with CBT continued to sustain or lose weight. Read More.

Gastric band hypnosis is an effective non-surgical and much cheaper alternative to weight loss surgery.   During hypnosis you will persuade your subconscious mind that you have a gastric band wrapped around your stomach the difference being this is a non-invasive technique that provides the advantages of gastric band surgery without the risk of adverse consequeses.

RTT employs a two-pronged strategy. Prior to carrying out the gastric band hypnotic suggestion your therapist will start by getting to the root of what is causing the problems you have around overeating.

Through the process of regression hypnosis will help you recall long-forgotten food-related incidents that may still be having an impact on you in the here and now. Additionally, your therapist can aid in identifying patterns, responses, or behaviors that you may not even be aware of. Before beginning gastric band therapy, it is beneficial to address and recognize any problematic thought patterns involving food.  This will be carried out prior to the RTT Gastric Band Therapy session.

The science is that your body will react to positive suggestion by instructing you to feel less hungry, much like it would if you had undergone actual surgery. The concept behind a virtual gastric band is to assist you in making long-term lifestyle changes, as opposed to dieting. Virtual Gastric Band Therapy can assist you in taking the first steps toward making positive change by identifying and resolving underlying issues, assisting you in identifying triggers, with working alongside your subconscious mind to help you feel less hungry.

How does this differ from a Medical Gastric Band?

A medical gastric band is an adjustable silicone band used in weight loss surgery which can be carried out privately or on occasion by the NHS.   As with any medical procedure it comes with risks, and it is costly, prices in the UK start at around 5k.   During surgery, the surgeon will make a little pouch above the device, the band is wrapped over the top portion of your stomach making it uncomfortable to consume huge amounts of food because your stomach can only hold so much food. 

Virtual Gastric Band Therapy - the process

You will be put into hypnosis by an RTT therapist using relaxing methods. Your subconscious mind can make more of an impression on you while you are in a meditative state, however you will be in full control throughout and will never do or say anything you don’t want to. The RTT therapist will then direct your subconscious mind to work in alignment with your conscious mind around your dietary habits by sending signals from one part of the brain to the other.  This idea is that you’ve had a band physically fitted when using gastric band hypnosis. 


Your behavior will alter if your subconscious acknowledges these recommendations since the mind, is a powerful force. To assist you to commit to this lifestyle change, behavior tips are frequently given simultaneously with the “fitting” of the virtual gastric band.


To help you continue working on your goals after the session, your RTT therapist will provide you with a bespoke MP3 audio recording to listen to for 21 days to strengthen these new neural pathways that have been created during the RTT process. It is recommended to educate oneself on nutrition and exercise to support physical health and well-being, whilst RTT Gastric Band Therapy can help people lose weight and keep it off in a healthy way, it is necessary to have a knowledge of how you would like your new eating habit to look.  This is something that will be discussed in more detail prior to the session taking place.

Reach out to an RTT therapist if you would like to book a discovery call today. 


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