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Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis: Combat Obesity & Lose Weight without Dieting

Dec 28, 2013 07:39PM ● By Diane Bahr-Groth, CH, TFT-Adv

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( “Obesity is common, serious and costly.”  More than 69% of adults are overweight or obese (2009-2010).  “Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death” with estimated annual medical costs of $147 billion in 2008.  Facts and findings indicate that reducing obesity (BMI of 30+) “even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10% of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvement in blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugars.” Many individuals are in search of a natural and healthy method to lose potentially unhealthy excess weight without the high cost, risks and side effects associated with invasive surgery. The Mind Body Transformation Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis program may be a solution for some of them.


The new Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis weight loss program can naturally help people make better food choices, lose weight and put food in its proper perspective. This technique is a safe and healthy alternative to weight loss surgery and is designed to replicate the effects, results and benefits of the gastric band or bypass surgery without going under the knife. No diet, no deprivation and no hospital stay are involved. All change begins with hypnosis and the mind. 


This unique and very specialized concept was originally developed in Europe and has been featured on TV and in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. The stories detail exciting and dramatic behavioral and weight loss results. Diane Bahr-Groth, CH, TFT-Adv is one of the first of the few American hypnotists trained and certified by British Clinical Hypnotist, Sheila Granger, who developed the Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis program. The clinical trials of this hypnosis program have shown a 95% success rate with average weight loss of 7 pounds the first week and 1-3 pounds weekly.


Hypnosis is widely recognized by those in the medical field and researchers as a safe, natural and enjoyable state of deep physical and emotional relaxation. After receiving positive suggestions for deep relaxation, the subconscious mind is given suggestions that the stomach is much smaller, the size of a golf ball, as if the gastric band were surgically installed. The hypnotic suggestions prevent over-eating and encourage smaller portion sizes resulting in measurable reduction of body fat and inches. 


Bahr-Groth is an expert in advanced techniques of Hypnosis, Thought Field Therapy and Applied Kinesiology, all of which come into play in the Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis program. Thought Field Therapy TM (TFT) is a powerful stress, fear and anxiety reduction tool created by a psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan, that helps create almost instantaneous changes in thoughts, feelings and emotions. Bahr-Groth utilizes Applied Kinesiology (AK or muscle testing) to access information from the subconscious mind to facilitate change. It is similar to using the body as a lie detector test to uncover emotional blockages which can cause a psychological reversal or self-sabotaging behavior like emotional eating. These techniques help to access and release limiting beliefs and decisions or “blockages” that may be preventing one from accomplishing their goal. Most people are psychologically reversed about losing weight and therefore may continue a pattern of sabotage, stress and a cycle of failure that prevents weight loss. Psychological reversals cause many people to feel there is a good angel and a bad angel on their shoulder and the bad angel is winning. The emotions and negative responses related to the root cause issue are addressed at the very first session. The use of these tools at each hypnosis session evaluates progress and eliminates self-sabotage while creating greater effectiveness and faster results. 


The Mind Body Transformation Virtual Gastric Band program consists of a series of five hypnosis sessions personalized for a client’s specific needs and scheduled weekly. The first session may be up to three hours in length and subsequent sessions are usually one hour each. A pre-recorded hypnosis support CD is used daily to reinforce the healthy eating and weight loss changes desired. The fifth hypnosis session is recorded for the client’s personal goals and continued success. 


Client satisfaction rate for this unique weight loss program is remarkably high.  Client weight loss varies from person to person based on activity levels, age and motivation but most experience profound changes in stress levels, eating habits and food choices as they quickly begin to reduce clothing sizes and lose weight. Some clients have lost 20-23 pounds in their first few sessions, without feelings of deprivation and without dieting. This hypnosis program helps to create natural, automatic and positive changes for healthy eating, exercise and weight loss as well as developing a healthier relationship with food.  Most people begin to feel better, more positive and empowered to eat less and lose weight at their very first session. 


  Anyone who has made a personal commitment to change behavior or improve their health and life realizes how difficult it can be to institute and maintain regular and positive improvements and responses for wellness in today’s hectic and chaotic world. This hypnosis program can help create healthier, natural lifestyle changes for those who desire to eat more consciously and especially for those struggling to lose weight.  


It is not necessary to be a candidate for gastric band surgery to utilize this hypnotic program for change. It is available for those who want to reach and maintain their ideal weight without the high cost, risks or side effects of invasive surgery. The Mind Body Transformation hypnosis programs - whether the traditional or the Virtual Gastric Band program - can help create the healthy and positive changes needed to naturally lose weight, without dieting, without deprivation and in a natural, relaxing way.


Diane Bahr-Groth, CH, TFT-Adv, Director of Mind-Body Transformation Hypnosis Center, specializes in fast and effective methods for weight loss, healthy eating, stress, fear and pain reduction, smoking cessation, success, motivation and sports performance as well as fear and phobia elimination for public speaking and other issues. She is a registered Consulting Hypnotist and Certified in Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Program™, Thought Field Therapy™, Time Line Therapy™, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Complementary Medical Hypnosis. HypnoBirthing™, Touch for Health (Systematic Applied Kinesiology) and Healing From The Body Level Up I, II and III.


Established in Fairfield County since 1989, her office is located at 1177 High Ridge Rd in Stamford, CT. For more information or to schedule a free consultation or appointment, please call 203 595-0110, See ads, pages 12 and 63.

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