VGB Success Stories

Virtual Gastric Band FAQs

The Virtual Gastric Band Success Stories 

Facts and frequently asked questions

Does the Virtual Gastric Band work?

Yes. It doesn’t matter if it is 5, 15 or 55kg, this system can work for you! Tens of thousands of people around the world have reduce their weight easily, safely, giving long-term results using this proven weight loss program.

The only side effects are improvements in health, wealth and freedom

Work with me and there are NO unwanted diets and deprivation, or any other problems associated with getting rid of those kilos.

Mind management techniques that work

Everyone knows that eating less and exercising more will lead to a better body shape, improved fitness and all-round health but many people never achieve the results they want. This program employs a virtual gastric band and other mind management techniques to help you succeed. This is most definitely NOT a diet, you won’t feel deprived, miserable or hungry. 

Nothing to fear and everything to gain

Most people have a limited understanding of the positive results that can be achieved in professional sports and education. Most people have a limited understanding of the positive results that can be achieved in a professionally controlled hypnosis session. We would like to dispel some of the myths and answer the most frequently asked questions about hypnosis.

Why people don't succeed using traditional weight loss methods?

Most people who follow a traditional dieting system will lose weight whilst on that diet. However, as soon as they stop dieting the weight invariably returns often leaving them heavier than before the diet began!

It is estimated that more than 90% of all people who diet experience this cycle.

Most diets include some form of deprivation or denial, some involve counting calories or points, but all merely serve to program the mind to think about food. When an individual goes on a diet, they find themselves thinking about food more than ever before. In the denial of comfort foods and in eating different meals to the rest of the family three things happen: the brain fights against it, the body fights against it and the day to day environment fights against it. 

How often have you said to yourself ‘That’s it, tomorrow I’m going on a diet and I’m only going to eat healthy food.’ Of course, the good intentions quickly lapse and its right back to stage one… and misery all over again! As most eating habits are deeply ingrained in the subconscious, the outcome is the same each time a certain set of circumstances prevail. 

When we are told to avoid something, or we consciously deny ourselves, we usually crave it even more. Eating a little less than we need – but having anything we want – can actually lead to weight loss. Cutting out favourite foods completely is a bad idea but cutting down on those foods is achievable and sustainable. 

How can you lose weight with Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis?

It removes the need, and desire, to eat those foods that you know are no longer helpful for you. You won’t need to count calories, or points, use shakes or liquid foods or even take pills or undergo any discomfort. We help you to feel in control of food rather than its controlling you. We help you to eat consciously and to listen to what your stomach tells you rather than your mind. We help you to form new healthy habits that you can maintain. All that you have to do with hypnosis is sit back in a nice comfortable chair and relax. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

What is unique about my approach?

Since the American Medical Association (AMA) and the British Medical Association (BMA) approved the use of clinical hypnosis in the 1950s, thousands of people have found hypnosis to be an effective way to lose weight, stop smoking and improve their lives in many ways. There are varying degrees of success with hypnosis because much depends upon the skill, expertise, experience and competence of the individual hypnotherapist.

The beauty of my unique approach is that I use the best of traditional hypnotherapy techniques and combine them with my years of experience as a Counsellor, which takes our process to an even greater level of effectiveness. 

One of the reasons why it’s not painful or difficult to lose weight with my method – in fact, one of the reasons why it’s so easy – is that I transfer the pleasure derived from overeating or eating the inappropriate foods to a healthier habit of your choice e.g. three small meals each day, some exercise, drinking more water or good old fashioned relaxation. This is the reason why, with me, there are NO unwanted diets and deprivation, or any other problems associated with getting rid of those kilos – the only side effects are improvements in health, wealth and freedom. 

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a deep state of relaxation where the client and therapist work together. The specialist facilitates the process to assist the client to achieve their desired outcome. In this deep state of relaxation, the altered state of awareness allows for the hypnotherapist to communicate with the client at a deeper level of consciousness known as the unconscious and use a range of techniques to assist the client to resolve their issue.

How does hypnosis work?

Our minds work on two levels – the conscious and the unconscious. Our conscious mind thinks, acts and solves problems. Our unconscious mind controls our habits and emotions – it is the protective part of the mind. In the relaxed state known as hypnosis we can communicate in a very direct and powerful way with the unconscious mind. This is why hypnosis is such an effective method for quickly and easily changing lifelong habits.

Can anyone be hypnotised?

Trance is a naturally occurring state experienced by most people so almost everyone can by hypnotised. The only pre-requisite is a willingness for change in hypnosis because you cannot be hypnotised against your will. Since the sessions are custom tailored to your individual needs, virtually anyone can achieve successful results with our hypnotherapy weight loss programme.

How will I know if I am hypnotised?

Most people cannot tell the difference between the hypnotised and the waking state. Some people feel relaxed and sleepy, others feel a sort of lightness. One thing that people do notice is an inexplicable change for the better in their daily behaviours.

Is hypnosis safe?

Hypnosis is completely safe. You are aware and in control at every moment and can terminate the session at any time. Hypnosis is not sleep; it is an awake state. You cannot get ‘stuck’ in a state of hypnosis. You cannot be made to reveal anything you don’t want to reveal in fact you could even lie if you wanted to. You cannot be made to do something against your will. There are no drugs and no unpleasant side effects. Hypnosis is a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience with ZERO risk!

How does hypnosis help me to become slimmer?

There are many habits associated with eating which are controlled by the unconscious mind. Since hypnosis works directly with the unconscious, this is the only method that makes sense. I can help you effortlessly transition into a healthy lifestyle, happily feeling in control of your eating and feeling liberated from thinking about food all the time. So naturally hypnosis is the obvious choice for weight loss, permanently and easily.

My qualifications as a hypnotherapist:


  • Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy 
  • Masters Counselling
  • BSc Counselling
  • Accredited Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapist

Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis cost

The cost for my 5 Step Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss Programme is $220 per session if paid per session “as you go”.

However, if you book and pay for all five sessions the cost per session is $200.

To get long-term positive change 4 sessions are required.  Each session is built upon the one before, a bit like building blocks in a wall.  

Monthly or Quarterly follow up 60-minute sessions $150.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results vary from person to person. This website is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. The content on this website is for informational purposes only.

Wright Therapies – the place for the Virtual Gastric Band. The VGB is an innovative, non-surgical procedure that can help you to eat less and lose weight safely. Virtual gastric band success stories come from 1000s across the world. If you would like to book a session or find out if working together is a good fit for you, then please contact me on 021 274 6078.

What my clients have said about my virtual gastric band programme

“Since August I’ve been working with Debbie at Wright Therapies. Over all I’ve lost 15kgs, dropped from a size 20 to a 16 and feel brilliant. The pain in my knees is reduced, I’m able to exercise and interestingly my fibromyalgia is better.  I eat well and enjoy food but am not able to overeat anymore. Overall, I look and feel better than I have done in years. Thank you, Debbie!” –

Jeanette, Auckland

“The most important difference has been that it has actually changed the way I think about food. I even went on holiday and did not put on any weight.  So, I would say to anyone thinking about losing weight, give this programme a go – you have nothing to lose but weight!” –

David, Auckland

“I am really pleased with myself up to now in regards to chocolate! Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined me refusing and not wanting to eat it, nothing short of a miracle. Thank you!” –

Rowena, Auckland

“I keep expecting to go back to the way I used to eat, and it’s just not happening…. amazing!” –

Sam D, Auckland

“Debbie came highly recommended to me by my sister whom she had helped to lose weight. I could tell, during our initial phone consultation that she understood my relationship and addiction to sugar as she explained how the programme would help me manage my cravings long term.  I would say I embarked on this journey with a healthy dose of scepticism because no diet has ever enabled me to end my sugar cravings…until now. Through Debbie, I have actually found a way to manage my addiction and found a whole new way of eating and thinking. Debbie is highly supportive, informative and lovely to work with. I went on to lose 2 dress sizes! Thank you!” –

Rachel A, Auckland

“In only 4 hypnotherapy sessions with Debbie I have gained new found confidence and self-belief, successfully kicked a chocolate and sugar habit without any sense of difficulty or deprivation, and adjusted my eating habits to a sustainable and healthy state, losing 4 kgs in the process. The treatment is enjoyable and listening to the tapes is a highlight of each day. I can only highly recommend this treatment, it works, easily, enjoyably, and successfully.” 

V. Auckland 

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