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LIVE IN MELBOURNE with Sheila Granger - VGB Accreditation Training Weekend

Steve Carey Hypnotherapy Events

Saturday, 21 September 2019 at 9:00 am - Sunday, 22 September 2019 at 5:00 pm (AEST)

LIVE IN MELBOURNE with Sheila Granger - VGB...

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Sheila Granger (pictured above) delivers her world-famous Virtual Gastric Band Program LIVE in Melbourne


Complete your Virtual Gastric Band Therapist Accreditation Training and here's what you get:

  • The FULL official Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band Therapy Program for Therapists
  • STEP-BY-STEP TRAINING through a tried and tested, four week, four session process that enables you to help your clients achieve the weight loss results they are looking for
  • KEY MARKETING SKILLS to attract as many clients as possible to your business
  • CERTIFICATION recognising you as an authorised, accredited Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band Therapist
  • The opportunity (for a small additional cost) to have your profile and details appear on the Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band Practitioners website, so that clients near you can find your details
  • SCRIPTS for all four sessions, CD recordings (hospital sounds, example of individualised script), complete manual and all the materials you'll need to set up your own VGB practice
  • ALL THIS for the cost of the first client booking you make with the Program!

“I'm looking forward to coming back to Australia," says Sheila. "I'm excited to have this opportunity to introduce therapists to the VGB program. Worldwide it's now used by hundreds of therapists and has successfully helped tens of thousands of clients. I look forward to meeting you!"

"I'm thrilled to be able to welcome Sheila back to Melbourne," says Steve Carey. "I attended her training back in 2011 the very first time she came here, and was mightily impressed right away. It’s a safe, affordable, fast-acting program that works where diets don’t. In the time since Sheila was last here, it’s become more and more obvious how well the Program works for clients, as research and the testimony of thousands of clients confirm. For therapists it’s a highly-effective, highly-structured Program in a box. You can launch your own Virtual Gastric Banding practice on the Monday after the weekend’s training – and recover the cost of the training with your very first client!”


Here's a UK TV news item, with Sheila talking about her program



As you know, gastric band surgery is a form of weight loss surgery, or ‘bariatric surgery,’ used as a last resort treatment for people with potentially life-threatening obesity, when all other treatments, such as diet and exercise, have been unsuccessful. Gastric banding involves surgery to place a band around the stomach, leaving a small pouch at the top of the stomach, which restricts the amount people eat, taking less time to fill and consequently feel full. Most people lose approximately half of their excess body weight within two years. The treatment is reversible and the band can be removed, if required.

Although gastric band surgery is often successful for aiding weight loss, as with all invasive surgery, there are potential risks and complications, including infection, blood clots, internal bleeding, gallstones, gastric band slippage and further surgery required to repair or adjust the band, if needed. For this reason, most surgeons typically only perform gastric band surgery for those with a clinical need. For those with private health insurance, the typical out-of-pocket cost of the various surgical interventions, including pre-operative assessment and post-operative care in the first year, is in the region of $3,000-$5,000.

Studies have revealed the potential of hypnotherapy as a useful adjunct to weight loss programmes, such as diet and exercise, and gastric-band hypnotherapy is an innovative approach that aims to support weight loss, similarly to gastric band surgery, without the potential risks and complications.




Nicola (above) talks about the Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band training


If you had the tools to help your clients with their weight, to help them succeed in losing weight where diets haven't worked, do you think you'd run out of work any time soon? Sadly, the statistics reveal that there is not much chance of that...

  • More than five million Australians are obese and in total 14 million Australians are overweight or obese
  • Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia
  • At current rates, by the time they reach 20, our kids will have shorter life expectancy than earlier generations, simply through obesity
  • More than 900,000 Australians suffer from diabetes


How does the Virtual Gastric Band Program work? Mind over matter

  • CONVINCES your client that he or she has had the restrictive mechanism fitted in their stomach
  • CHANGES how your client thinks about food, and
  • INFLUENCES small, realistic changes to your client's eating habits.
The therapy is about you helping your client develop a healthy, natural weight control system, based on the natural biological signals of eating when hungry and stopping when full, rather than forming an emotional attachment to eating. Hypnotherapy can address emotional and psychological issues at the root of your client's ultimate need to begin – and continue – overeating.


During the first session, you conduct a thorough consultation to establishes your client's current eating habits, and identify problematic areas such as comfort eating, not being able to leave food on a plate, even if full, large portion sizes, unhealthy cravings, and so on. You can then discuss with your client relevant areas such as healthy eating patterns, mindful eating, and exercise, before setting goals using visualisation techniques - for example, your client imagining herself looking slim and healthy in a certain item of clothing.


Changing mind sets

During the gastric band "procedure," and using the script you're provided with in this training, you guide your client into hypnosis, until she reaches a point of deep relaxation, where you can access your client's subconscious and increase her susceptibility to positive suggestion. You then take your client descriptively through the operation step by step, from being put under anaesthetic and the journey on a trolley to the operating theatre, through to the operation and the application of the gastric band.

The use of hospital sounds and smells can be recreated to enhance that experience, such as the smell of antiseptic and the beeping of a hospital heart monitor - and in the training you'll receive your own copy of that hospital recording, as well as tips on other ways to increase the client's experience.

Although your client remains aware of what's going on around her, through the subconscious mind, the boundaries of what is real and pretend are blurred, so that imagining the surgical procedure can influence real physical responses in your client. Everyone experiences different effects from gastric band hypnotherapy, with some people experiencing the sensation of physical tightening in their stomach, while others are unable to identify any conscious connection to the ‘surgery,’ but are naturally eating less.

Following the gastric band procedure, subsequent sessions combine hypnotherapy, NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, such as guided imagery, metaphors, and certain aversion techniques, to help release any emotional blockages and reinforce the new way of eating. All these techniques are taught during this training.


Health benefits of the Virtual Gastric Band Program

Gastric band hypnotherapy can be useful not only for general health benefits through supporting weight loss in overweight and obese clients, it can also potentially reduce the risk of developing other conditions associated with obesity, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and so on. It can also be useful for those with metabolic disorders potentially affecting weight, including polycystic ovary syndrome and underactive thyroid.


“Well worth the investment.  The cost of the whole weekend training was paid for by my first client.”   MICHELLE

“We know that just reading scripts doesn’t bring about permanent change for clients.  But this programme is not just about 4 scripts over 4 weeks.  There are many other components that tie it together to make this program the successful formula that it is.  Fabulous!” – PAULA

“If you want to increase your customer base and get long term clients then you HAVE to do the Virtual Gastric Band training.  It has increased my clientele, and has significantly improved my cash flow. I Love it!”  – SARAH

“As a new hypnotherapist with little confidence, this programme has literally helped me to launch my business.  I received all of the scripts, all of the training and I felt confident as I began seeing clients.  And it really does work! I felt fully supported by our trainer Jennifer and the organisers.  Just do it.”  – TRACY



When: 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019

Where: Quest, Flemington

Cost: $799

Early Bird Special: We have a strictly limited number of Early Bird Special Tickets available, offering FOUR additional bonus items:

  • FREE half-day online marketing program with Sheila Granger
  • FREE access to full two day video of the whole Sheila Granger Virtual Gastric Band Program, as delivered by Sheila in the US
  • FREE copy of Sheila Granger's "Guide to Building A Successful Private Practice"
  • $200 OFF Sheila Granger's Online Business Coaching Program

 Pair Booking Early Bird Special bonus: If two of you book together, you'll each get an hour one-on-one mentoring session with Melbourne VGB Trainer Jennifer Seitanidis to help you get your Virtual Gastric Band practice off to a turbocharged start!



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter this event?

There certainly are: you must be 18 or over. There are no exceptions.

Do I need to be trained in hypnosis to attend?

Not necessarily. In order to undertake this training you need to be a trained or training hypnotherapist; a psychologist; medical doctor; or NLP practitioner. When you go to the order form you will be asked to indicate which of these best describes you. If you are in doubt as to whether you are able to undertake this training, please email the organiser

What is the refund policy?

If you let us know a month in advance or more we'll refund your ticket, less $50 for fees and administration. If you let us know less than a month but more than a fortnight in advance we'll refund 50% of your ticket. Cancellations within a fortnight of the event won't be refunded.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email Steve Carey on; or call him during office hours on 0423 793887.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to this event?

No. You have an honest face (and also, we have a list of who's signed up!).

Have questions about LIVE IN MELBOURNE with Sheila Granger - VGB Accreditation Training Weekend? Contact Steve Carey Hypnotherapy Events

When & Where

Quest Flemington
600 Epsom Rd
Flemington, VIC 3031

Saturday, 21 September 2019 at 9:00 am - Sunday, 22 September 2019 at 5:00 pm (AEST)

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