Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis

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Virtual Gastric Band - also called Lap Band Hypnosis - is a hypnotherapeutic procedure which aims to simulate the impact and benefits of gastric band surgery. The major difference is the "surgery" takes place in the subconscious mind of the patient only.

The Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis procedure is available to anybody who wishes to lose significant weight regardless of whether they're candidates for weight loss surgery or not.

The hypnosis procedure was originally developed in Europe as an alternative to weight loss surgeries such as gastric band and gastric bypass surgery, and this specific VGB program was developed by Sheila Granger Dip Hyp, GQHP, GHR. The hypnotherapeutic procedure eliminates the risk of the surgical procedure it replaces.

Candidates for weight loss surgery include people who weigh more than 100 pounds over their ideal body weight, have a body mass index (BMI) of 40, and/or type 2 diabetes. These people are also candidates for a Virtual Gastric Band procedure, however anybody who wants to lose weight can benefit from the virtual gastric band procedure.

Results and trials so far of Virtual Gastric Band treatments have been promising. Hypnotherapists report that patients who've received the treatments have experienced a 74% - 95% success rate, losing significant amounts of weight.

Myra Durkin, MSW, LICSW and Erika Slater, CH both conducted independent trails before offering the procedure in Massachusetts.

Both Myra Durkin and Erika Slater have been trained and certified by Sheila Granger in her Virtual Gastric Band procedure.

Two clients of Erika Slater - Richard and Mary - share their experience with this procedure in the short videos below.


Both Erika and Myra have been seeing private clients for the Virtual Gastric Band procedure since late Novemberr 2010, and you can learn more about the Virtual Gastric Band procedure offered in Metro-West Boston Massachusetts area here from Erika Slater, and discover more about Myra Durkin's Virtual Gastric Band in Boston here.

Myra Durkin, MSW, LICSW
Erika Slater, CH

Myra Durkin, MSW, LICSW

Myra is a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working with adolescents and adults, and is also certified in clinical hypnosis and has been practicing it for over 15 years.

Myra is located in Somerville, MA and serves the Boston area. More >>>

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Erika Slater, CH

Erika is a Certified Hypnotist and Master Practitioner of NLP, and has been in private practice since 2004. Erika received her training and certification from the National Guild of Hypnotists – NGH.

Erika is located in North Grafton, MA and serves the Worcester and metro-west Boston, MA area. More >>>

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