Virtual Gastric Band Protocol

Are you looking to get your body confidence back? Or simply struggling to shift those last few stubborn pounds? The Virtual Gastric Band is a remarkable 4 session weight loss program improved and advanced  - personalised to you.


It successfully harnesses the power that every individual holds within themselves to make changes to their lives. Many people of all shapes and sizes find long term solutions to their weight problems with Virtual Gastric Band therapy. We also address stress, anxiety, and addictions in every session to ensure the best result possible.

It is a non-surgical technique which uses the power of hypnosis to retrain the person to be satisfied with smaller portions of food. Clinical hypnotherapy convinces the mind that the stomach is full after a smaller amount and there is no desire to eat more.

Now you can download Caroline’s VGB – Virtual Gastric Band Program to listen to at home.

After overcoming her own issues with weight and working with thousands of clients, Weight Loss Specialist and Hypnotherapist Caroline Cranshaw has created a proven, 4-step process to reprogram your mind.


This program will help you to eat less, get rid of your food cravings, address your sabotaging behaviour and love exercise to lose the weight for good while feeling better right from the start.


It will also helps you address the underlying reasons you are sabotaging yourself, gives you the tools to be committed, deal with cravings and stick to a healthy lifestyle.

Here’s just some of what is covered to take you step by step through the process of The Virtual Gastric Band without feeling deprived.


  • Track 1: The Procedure – Caroline takes you through a visualization of having a gastric band fitted so you eat less.

  • Track 2: Programming Healthy Habits – This track programs you to eat less, creates negative associations with unhealthy food and love exercise.

  • Track 3: Release Self Sabotage, Heal the Past and Clear Blocking Beliefs – This track helps you address what part of you keeps sabotaging your weight loss efforts, release past memories that are keeping you stuck and clear the beliefs that are holding you back.

  • Track 4: Get Rid of Your Cravings Now – This track gets rid of unhealthy food cravings in minutes.

What do you have to lose?


All tracks come in two versions: one if you are listening during the day with suggestions at the end to wake up and be alert and one for bedtime that gives you suggestions for a great sleep at the end.

How VGB hypnotherapy helped me achieve my weight-loss goals

(originally published on The Hits)
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As a hypnotherapist and a weight loss coach who's worked with thousands of people helping them to lose weight, I'm always on the lookout for the next amazing thing that's going to help people make the changes they want to make. The reason why I help people with their weight is that I have had a lifelong struggle with my weight as well. The only thing that has ever really worked for me to get control of my weight is hypnotherapy. 


I originally found hypnotherapy 15 years ago by going to a hypnotherapist to quit smoking. I only went because a friend of mine told me she was going and I thought that’s the only thing I haven’t tried, so I made an appointment. The lady seemed nice enough, we had a chat, I lied back in her large comfy chair, closed my eyes and visualised what she said. BUT, I didn’t feel like I was hypnotised. I thought hypnosis was some weird freaky thing like you see on TV or stage shows, and that you were not in control or unconscious.  

So, I left my appointment and called my friend and told her hypnotherapy was a total load of crap and to not waste her money. She cancelled her appointment and 5 days later I had this realisation that I hadn’t even thought about smoking. To my utter surprise, the hypnotherapy had worked.  

I was so impressed I immediately made another appointment with the hypnotherapist for weight loss and I lost 15 kgs in 4 months, without even thinking about it. I just naturally ate less and didn’t touch sugar or white flour. I was so impressed; I became a hypnotherapist myself and have now helped thousands of people with every issue you can think of.  

Fast-forward 10 years and the scale had started to creep up a few kilos. I decided I needed to do something to get rid of the extra weight I had put on. Being a hypnotherapist, the first thing I do to achieve anything is hypnotherapy but to be honest, I hadn’t been hypnotised myself for weight loss in years. However, I’m always looking for the latest techniques that will get the best result.  

Enter the Virtual Gastric Band. I had heard about it for years in the media and from other hypnotherapists but always dismissed it as a fad without any real substance. I have worked with quite a few clients who had had lap band surgery and experienced major complications, so I was weary of hypnotising people to think they have had surgery to lose weight.  

However, one of the hypnotherapist’s I had trained was using the technique and helping his clients get amazing results. I thought, 'why not?' It’s probably the only weight loss technique I haven’t tried. So, I did what any good hypnotherapist would do and became certified in the technique and used it on myself by recording the concepts, plus adding in techniques I find effective with clients and starting to listen to them before I went to bed. The Virtual Gastric Band protocol consists of four hypnosis sessions, one week apart.  

In the first session, you are taken through a visualisation of having a gastric band fitted with lots of suggestions that you will become full very quickly, from very small portions of food, and only eat three small meals a day. Each session builds on the other, reprogramming you to eat less, exercise more and be more in touch with your body.  

To honest, I wasn’t expecting anything major but noticed straight away I was eating half the portions I normally would. And I’m making time to workout everyday, unlike before, I was finding any excuse I could to avoid going to the gym. The Virtual Gastric Band works. To my surprise (not really since I know hypnosis works) I started losing weight without changing my diet or doing anything extreme. 4 kilos in a month without feeling like I was dieting! 

I have been using the Virtual Gastric Band on my clients and they are getting great results as well. If you're not comfortable with the thought of virtual surgery, you can ask the hypnotherapist to revise it - to use a metaphor that you're comfortable with and one that works for you. Make sure you go to someone who's highly trained in not only hypnosis but other weight loss protocols and certified in the Virtual Gastric Band.  

Since I was really motivated, I also decided to enlist the help of Grant Bodle from who is an amazing hypnotherapist, personal trainer and nutritionist. His recommendation was for me to do a 12-month course using his coaching software that gradually changes your habits with food, building consistency, all while monitoring progress and adjusting behaviours as needed. Daily email coaching is one of the tools Grant uses to help create healthy habits and gives you step by step guidance to make lasting changes. He has also designed short 30-minute workouts I could do at home or the gym that I actually look forward to doing.  

Remember the last time you were on a diet? How long did your results last after you 'quit'? Are you sick of trying to follow a paleo, keto, vegan or any other diet plans on your own? Grant Bodle has designed a system using nutrition coaching software, individually tailored meal plans, subconscious reprogramming and short but effective workouts to get you the results you always dreamed of.   

His nutrition coaching is based on scientific research and habit-based coaching principles. The 12-month online program is designed to guide you towards your goals with sustainable lifestyle and nutrition habits that lead to permanent change. After trying everything under the sun, I finally feel like I have found a system that works, the Virtual Gastric Band and nutrition coaching that keeps me accountable and on track.  


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