Lose Weight with the Virtual Gastric Band 

Hypnotherapy Weight Loss Programme

A Safe and Natural Way to Kick Cravings & Unwanted Weight 

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Have you tried all the different diets and still can’t keep off those unwanted kilos?

It’s likely to be all ‘in your mind’! 


Virtual Gastric Band - It's all in the Mind

Virtual Gastric Band – It’s all in the Mind


Some people struggle with weight all their lives. Others since they’ve been married or had children. Some keep eating as if we’re teenagers, even thiough we live a more sedentary life now! And many have been caught up in the dieting yo-yo. You lose weight then put it all back on again, and sometimes more,  Sound familiar?

If you’re fed up with diets you can’t stick to, can’t stop eating snacks, or find the motivation to exercise, and you don’t want to or can’t go down the surgery route, this programme could be the right solution for you!  This can be what you need to finally achieve your goal of getting rid of that unwanted weight.


Maybe you already eat mainly healthy food?  Maybe you already do some exercise?  And yet you still can’t seem to control your weight and keep it off.  You get frustrated and wonder how do I lose weight and keep it off?

It can be a constant internal battle…

Some people have described trying to lose weight as it being like “two people in my head pulling in different directions”.
One wants to lose weight, but the other still craves the wrong sort of food, portion size is too large, snacks between meals, etc.
Does that seem familiar to you? Getting both “people” pulling in the same direction would make it a lot easier, wouldn’t it!

Give yourself that extra edge with Alpha’s Virtual Gastric Band, weight management programme

The key to weight loss lies within your subconcious mind

Your automatic behaviour and habits originate from your subconscious mind. E.g. eating too much or eating unhealthy food, not exercising, etc. Your subconscious, sometimes called the unconscious, is your inner “driver”.  Consciously you may strongly believe that you want to get rid of that unwanted weight, but your subconscious doesn’t want to release it.  Although this may be hard to believe, it’s true for a lot of people.  Consciously wanting to get rid of those extra kilos consciously is being overridden by your subconscious mind.  And for there to be a permanent change in your behaviour, something must first change in your subconscious. And that is where hypnosis specialises – the subconscious mind!  So your weight loss starts in your mind.

If your weight loss is not addressed at the subconscious level you can get fed up with food restrictions, counting points, etc, and  give up in frustration. It’s likely the weight will go back on again. We’ve seen this recently in the report about “The Biggest Loser” TV show in the USA, where some of the “winners” have put the weight they lost back on and some even more.

With Alpha Hypnosis you chose which option is best for you… 


Your VGB programme choices

Chose which programme suits you…

BRONZE – Virtual Gastric Band programme 4 Sessions, plus 2 support audios.

This programme could be the one for you… if you are already successful and motivated in other areas of your life, are focused and motivated to do what needs to be done, and just need a little extra help.

SILVER – Virtual Gastric Band Bronze programme, plus 1 extra session over 2 months

This programme could be the one for you… if you are been able to manage your weight most of your life, but children and/or a busy work/life style have got in the way. You are prepared to be focused and motivated to do what needs to be done, and would like that back-up to keep you that way. just need more help .

GOLD – Virtual Gastric Band Bronze programme, plus 3 extra sessions over 6 months and unlimited additional audios 

This programme could be the one for you… if you’ve really struggled with your weight for most of your life and/or have a lot of weight to reduce.  You’ve tried all the diets – with no long term affect – and it’s affecting / starting to affect your health. Because you haven’t been able to “stick with it” you recognise you need additional help over a longer period of time.

The Virtual Gastric Band Can Help

The Virtual Gastric Band – using hypnosis is a highly effective programme to get rid of those unwanted kilos? It is not a diet! You do not stop eating foods you enjoy.

Check out this article and video:  ‘Virtual’ gastric band helps desperate people to shed kilos. This can be you!  You can give yourself that extra edge.

The Virtual Gastric Band can help get your subconscious working in harmony with what you consciously want – lose weight – making it easier for you to shed those kilos.  Once the two “people in your mind”  work together, you’ll find you won’t even want unhealthy food and/or drinks.

Check out what clients have said about this programme

I am a person that has tried all the weight loss programmes … always wanting a quick fix, and I kept on forgetting that it didn’t take me 4 weeks to put on the weight! So when I saw an ad for the Alpha Hypnosis programme, I thought why not? One more “fad” won’t make a difference, and it was worth a try.

Well………….. was I wrong………….. Turned out, I had to get it right in my head first, and realise for myself that the only person holding me back from completely enjoying my life to the full and achieving my goals was myself!

Hypnotherapy helped me realise that I no longer will fail and that I will SUCCEED and I got a higher benefit from (Virtual Gastric Band) than I expected. It is a tool I highly recommend and credit highly!

I have found unbelievable energy, confidence, drive and passion for my life again, and the motivation I feel now, to get on and live my life & achieve my goals, is great!

I found (the programme) to be the ideal tool to assist me and give me the motivation to choose healthier choices and get me closer to achieving my goals. And I no longer feel the need to finish the bag of biscuits as soon as they’re open?  I have even stopped chewing my nails, which I have done for about 20 years!

Before going everything felt like too much effort, and now I feel very energetic!  I don’t give up on getting things done as easily, and it was like something “clicked” in my brain. Now I no longer feel like I need a quick fix to lose the weight, it’s more of a lifestyle programme. And I can see a big change in my attitude and happiness levels too!

I have lost a few kilo’s so far and still have quite a few to go, but I have finally realised that I thought my weight was my security blanket, protecting me from actually living my life to the fullest, whereas all it was doing was actually restricting me.  I do not feel as restricted now, before I was putting on a kilo or two every few months and now I will be losing them, not gaining!

What I have gained, and continue to gain, is achievement closer to my goals and a happier outlook and sense of self!   So thank you Susan Wood and Alpha Hypnosis!

Caylie Roussel

Other comments have included:

“I went into the supermarket and it wasn’t until I was unpacking my shopping that I realised that I hadn’t bought any chocolate or chips!  It just didn’t occur to me to buy it, and I don’t feel the urge to eat it.”   

“I feel much more motivated, and now I’m losing weight.  I’m feeling so much better, a lot more energy. I just feel so much fitter and healthier.”  

“I can’t believe it! I was addicted to energy drinks, and I’ve completely stopped buying them. I don’t even miss them.”

“I can’t believe how easy it was to cut down portion side and stop snacking!” 

 To get started on those unwanted kilos – Book Now! 

At Alpha Hypnosis we have many years of experience to draw on to help you with hypnotherapy. It only takes a phone call or email if you need additional support, and we’ll fit you in ASAP.

Hypnosis really can help with weight loss

Back in 2011, TV’s Dr Oz was talking about hypnotherapy and weight loss. On that programme, his guest was Paul McKenna, Hypnotherapist and trainer, who explained how hypnosis can make it much easier for you to lose weight.

Dr Oz explained that there are two patterns that Paul McKenna thinks keeps everyone from being trim….

  • Emotional Eating – this is when you eat when you are lonely, bored, upset, frustrated, etc. We call it ‘Head Hunger”.
  • Obsessive Dieting – you try every diet that you can think of: high protein; low fat; high fat; low carb; weight loss pills; etc, etc.  All you can think about is dieting, and eating.  You can start a diet on Monday, and within 2-3 days  you eat something not allowed in your diet, and the diet goes out the window until the next time.

These are psychological patterns and when you go off your diet it can lead to negative feelings of guilt, anger and frustration.  You no longer feel in control of your eating or your life. Sound familiar?

More about the psychology behind the Virtual Gastric Band system

With the Virtual Gastric Band… you are guided to tap into your inner “driver” – your subconscious mind – and help yourself release unwanted weight while enjoying a very pleasant hypnosis relaxation.  This helps you to have both parts of your mind working together – pulling in the same direction – which makes it much easier to eat smaller meals, rejecting snacks, sugary drinks, etc. so you slowly and naturally get rid of those unwanted kilos and give you a greater sense of control. You feel free!

Would it help you to get rid of that unwanted weight if you felt like that?  If you really want to get rid of those extra kilos your answer is likely to be yes!  And studies and research into hypnosis for weight loss have proved that it is not only effective for getting rid of unwanted weight, but also of keeping it off long term.

The Virtual Gastric Band devopled by Sheila Granger, one of the UK’s leading hypnotherapists, is the only VGB programme to have a clinical study done on it.  Initially, after developing the VGB programme Sheila started with a free group trial of 25 overweight people of various sizes and weights. Here’s what Sheila says about that trail…

“Given that the treatment was not to be personalised, I had envisaged perhaps only a 40% success rate, believing that group treatment might dilute its effectiveness. I saw the group for just three one-hour sessions.

I was astounded to record that the group lost a total of over 14 Stone (90 kilos) between them – in only three weeks – and all but one reported a change in their eating habits. This equates to an average of 14.58 lbs (3.75 kilos)”

Since the initial trial, Sheila has been working from a GP’s surgery and she has conducted a further trial for one of the doctors there.  Ten patients were taken, some of whom had been refused gastric surgery due to financial constraints imposed by the NHS. Again, the programme was found to produce positive results, this time for nine out of the ten patients.

Which is the Best VGB Option For You?

Chose from the following 3 options…

BRONZE – Virtual Gastric Band programme 4 Sessions, plus 1 support audio and I personalised audio

This option is for you if you just need a little help to get back on track. You are focussed and committed to doing what you need to do. You find time to fit in what you need to do, take responsibilty without making excuses, and you already have this dedication in other areas of your life – work, sport, etc.

SILVER – As above… Plus 1 additional session within the next 3 months.

This option is for you if you need a bit of help to stay on track. You’ve been successsful in the past, although you may have lost the plot more recently, and know you can be again.

GOLD –  As Bronze option… Plus 4 additional coaching/hypnosis sessions over 6 months. Plus additional audios as required.

This option is for you if you’ve tried all the diets, with short term success over time, and are fed up with your weight yo-yo’ing. You ackowledge you need a lot more help to (finally) keep on track, to remain focussed and committed, and take responisbility for yourself.

To check out your investment into your future health 

Alpha’s Sue Wood trained personally with Sheila Granger (the UK pioneer of the Virtual Gastric Band)

Sue has found the Virtual Gastric Band programme has not only assisted her (16.5 kilos so far) but it has helped many of her clients.  She can assist with issues around your weight.

  • You crave sweet biscuits / chocolates or sweet drinks etc.
  • You eat when you’re upset / bored / sad / angry, etc.
  • And once you started eating maybe you felt as if you couldn’t stop?
  • Maybe you seem to eat more in the winter, or maybe when you have your period.
  • You may worry about not getting enough food to stop feeling hungry or getting food cravings.

You may have had a situation in the past where your subconscious mind believed, for good reasons at the time, that you needed to protect yourself by putting on additional weight. This may have been without you realising it consciously.

As this behaviour comes from your subconscious mind, the Virtual Gastric Band programme can help you get your mind in the right place so you no longer crave certain food or drink, eat huge meals. It can help you reduce portion size, reduce or stop snacking and sugary drinks,and move your body more.

Sue says….

The Virtual Gastric Band programme the most effective and easiest method to lose weight.

I took part in this VGB programme myself. Check out my photos above.

Read more about Sue’s own weight loss journey with the Virtual Gastric Band...

“I have been a hypnotherapist for a number of years, specialising in weight loss and the Creating Confident Kids programme. I personally trained with Sheila Granger and was very impressed with her Virtual Gastric Band programme. I decided, as I was helping others lose weight with this programme, I’d better use it on myself as my weight had crept up to over 80 kilos, and I was obese even though I kept fairly fit and active.

Since starting the VGB about some months ago and I’ve got rid of 16 kilos. 

On this VGB programme, I found it easy to reduce my food intake, knock of the snacking and increase my exercise. When I reach my goal weight I’ll  be able to go out and shop for more new clothes. Once I reach my goal weight I intend to stay there.”

Update: June 2018…

Since getting rid of just over 15 kilos already I feel so much more energetic and have a have a new lease on life. I feel younger than I’ve felt for years!

Hypnotherapy can help YOU get rid of that unwanted weight, and keep it off

Why is losing weight (and keeping it off) much easier using hypnotherapy? 

To achieve a reduction in your weight there may be three points that need to be addressed:

  • Your Eating/Drinking Habits: What, when, and how much
  • Moving Your Body: How much, how often, and for how long
  • Your Mind: How you think – your self-talk, attitude and past experiences, etc.

The Virtual Gastric Band programme can help you with weight management/weight loss in a number of different ways…

  • Reduce stress and help you relax
  • Strengthen your motivation to eat / drink healthier
  • Increase your motivation to exercise
  • Get the ‘right frame of mind’ to release weight and keep it off
  • Feel so much better about yourself
  • Overcome hidden obstacles that stop you keeping weight off
  • All of this is reinforced during the hypnotherapy sessions

It is important that you maintain a positive outlook about achieving your goal and being willing to make conscious healthy life choices. To be willing to do whatever it takes to reach your desired outcome.

What about using a audio from the internet for hypnosis weight loss? You need to be aware that any audio like this can only ever be very general.  It can’t pinpoint the triggers that “drive” you towards unhealthy eating habits and/or lack of motivation to exercise.  And they are the ones your personalised Virtual Gastric Band programme will help you deal with.

More About The Virtual Gastric Band With Alpha Hypnosis

The Virtual Gastric Band programme utilises clinical hypnotherapy and NLP to replicate the effects of gastric surgery, but without the risks that actual surgery can bring about.   There are associated risks with any surgery and with gastric band surgery, there are a number of risks – band slippage, food obstruction, infection, perforation (a tear in the wall of the stomach), etc. although these risks are low.  There may also be complications afterwards – nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, etc. and patients are more likely to be affected by these.  Because of these risk factors, this type of surgery is usually only recommended for seriously obese people, and only after other options have been tried.

Compared with the actual Gastric Band surgery this Virtual Gastric Band programme is risk-free – there are none of the after effects that can occur with surgery, plus it’s very cost-effective compared to surgery which can cost between $10,000 – $20,000.

With our Virtual Gastric Band programme, we provide five (5) sessions: the 4 session VGB programme plus, I include a 5th session (free) to deal in-depth with past programming that may come up for you. If that is not required, you can take the additional session anytime within 3 months from the 4th session. You can use it as a personal VGB reinforcement or as a coaching session to work towards another of your goals.

You also receive a VGB Support Recording on the first session so you can reinforce the programme on a twice daily basis.  I also provide a personalised recording on/after the 4th session.

All are included in the one payment. 

Sue Wood is a Certified Virtual Gastric Band Practitioner, trained personally by the UK’s Sheila Granger, Hypnotherapists and Lifestyle Engineer.

Sue has been a clinical hypnotherapist for many years and is a Registered Hypnotherapist with the NZ Hypnotherapist Regsitration Board Inc. The only independent hypnotherapy registration board  for hypnotherapy in this country.
She is also an Honourary Life Member of the NZ Association for Professional hypnotherapists Inc. Click here to read more about Sue 

Getting rid of unwanted weight is different to quitting smoking, in that you don’t have to smoke, but you do still have to eat!  And each time you eat it acts like a trigger. Plus your emotions can also act as triggers. This Virtual Gastric Band programme can help you overcome this.

Lose weight fast? It always amazes that some people want to get rid of those unwanted kilos in just a few weeks or a couple of months, even though it may have taken years to put on all those extra kilos. They’re looking for a “quick fix” or want to lose weight fast, which is why so many people flock to various diet and/or exercise programmes. They see a new diet, and think “great, I’ll try that!”  Have you “been there, done that”?

Scientists have done research that proves that many people have an unrealistic expectation of how fast they can lose weight.*

If you’re looking for a quick fix, losing weight too fast can be harmful to your health. The Virtual Gastric Band programme can make it much easier for you to trim centimetres off your body and release those extra kilos in a completely natural, gentle way.  This is a much healthier way of getting rid of unwanted kilos than a quick fix diet or clever promises.

With Hypnotherapy, your mind has an image of the gastric band around your tummy, which can lead it to “believe” you can eat much smaller meals.  It is anticipated this will become your new automatic behaviour, replacing your old unhealthy eating habits.  This programme coaches and assists you with getting fitter, better eating (no, not dieting) giving you more motivation for exercising your body. And the Virtual Gastric Band programme ensures you come first.

Invest in your future now!

Contact Sue Wood to book your first appointment!

Live outside of Auckland?  
We can conduct this programme via the internet

Alpha Hypnosis
180 Lincoln Road
Auckland West

(09) 8377 877



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