Virtual Gastric Band of New England hypnotherapists Erika Slater, CH and Myra Durkin, MWS, LICSW attended Sheila Granger’s virtual gastric band hypnosis training and certification program in New York City. Here they are pictured with Sheila.
Myra and Erika were two of only 20 hypnotherapists who were certified in this revolutionary weight loss procedure and the only two from the Boston, Massachusetts area. They decided to join forces and introduce the Virtual Gastric Band procedure in Boston as a free trial, and are offering it to 25 people.
At the workshop Granger shared with the hypnotherapists, who attended from all over the U.S., her procedure that is obtaining phenomenal results in her U.K. practice. It is a multi-session hypnotherapeutic procedure that begins at the first session with the “installation” of the gastric band to effectively shrink the patient’s stomach to the size of a clenched first.
The simulated “surgery” happens only in the subconscious mind of the patient, and unlike weight loss surgery such as gastric band and gastric bypass surgery, the risks and side-effects are nil.
Subsequent hypnosis sessions reinforce the discipline and required lifestyle changes having the Virtual Gastric Band installed will impose on the recipient.
Myra Durkin is certified in clinical hypnosist and a graduate of Harvard College. She is based in Somerville, Massachusetts and serves Boston and surrounding towns.
Erika Slater’s practice is based and serves the Worcester and Milford, Massachusetts areas. She received her certified hypnotist accreditation from the National Guild of Hypnotists, and specializes in weight loss and smoking cessation.
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