Feedback about The Virtual Gastric Band


Sue has given my life back to me with the Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis sessions.

After many years of dieting, I never had the understanding about which foods trigger weight gain in me and which assist weight loss, which I now have, since I undertook the Virtual Gastric Band program.

The whole process has been wonderful and easy, surprisingly so as I have always said I would never be hypnotized.

Everyone at work was dumbstruck when I said I was being hypnotized, as they didn’t think it would be possible, I am very assertive and opinionated. They have been astounded by the results.

I was at my wits’ end when I saw the Virtual Gastric Band advertised on Facebook and contacted Sue. I could not walk from the carpark to work without strong painkillers, and still suffered excruciating pain, which is now all but gone and I haven’t required pain killers for many weeks now.

After the Virtual Gastric band program, I am now pain free, I have hope and a future. I cannot recommend the program and Sue too highly.

The thing I really liked about the program is that you get all the benefits of Gastric Banding without any of the side effects.

I really loved being in Canberra for a recent wedding and had to go to the shopping mall to get something, and I was able to stride through the shopping centre to the extent, my husband asked me to slow down. Something I have been unable to do for more than 10 years. I have actually generally avoided shopping centres, because of the walking required.


Having been overweight for many years and facing some chronic health issues I was once again pressured into trying to find a solution to lose weight and keep it off this time. Over the years I have had little success with traditional weight loss programs so when I saw a flyer for Sue and her Virtual Gastric Band program I was intrigued and went to see her. Of course some friends were very skeptical but I kept an open mind and gave it a go.

Surprisingly the hypnotherapy took the worry out of changing my lifestyle as my mind and body slowly adjusted to the changes. All this without the pain of forever policing myself over what I ate. I don’t know how it worked but I was in control, no food was banned and with that there is a certain freedom. What a refreshing change to the normally exhausting vigilance required to change my lifestyle drastically eat only the approved foods then continue to maintain that vigilance while attempting to live with the stresses and lack of time in the “real” world.

Was it easy? As an overweight person I think we are always our biggest critic and toughest on ourselves for our inability to get it right, well at least I am and I am happy to admit that my biggest challenge is always the internal battle that rages whenever I tried to get my weight under control. With hypnotherapy this stopped very quickly somehow the hypnosis allowed the process to happen naturally so that over the course of the sessions I gave up that internal battle without even realising it at first. That was only one of small surprises I got but did not expect from the process. Even my food choices dramatically improved naturally and I cannot eat mindlessly any more, I am happy with the smaller meals and certainly do not feel in any way deprived. I am no longer trapped in the cycle of overeating sugary foods.

But I am also realistic in my goal as everyone should be, for me quick weight loss does not work so this time it was about slowly, I guess, shrinking my body mass so that when I get to my desired new self (and I will) I will be able to continue to maintain a healthy weight and mindset. It is a very personal journey and we are not meant to be like anyone but ourselves. For me hypnotherapy was a great choice and Sue worked with me finding ways to use the program on areas I struggled with so at no time did I feel that I was one of the herd, I was fully engaged in the process at all times.

So Sue, thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting me as I adjusted to the changes that happened for me through your compassionate guidance with hypnotherapy. I am happy to recommend you and the program to anyone who finds themselves knocking on your door for help.


MJ shed 6kg and nearly 3 sizes in just over 3 months. She describes her experience of the Virtual Gastric Band program in this interview.

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Ms Sue Vandenberg is a Clinical Hypnotherapist with over 30 years experience working in the mental health field as a Registered Nurse. She uses hypnotherapy to help people become free from their past, and has expertise in anxiety and phobias, depression, panic disorders, PTSD, addictions, self-esteem and self-development, sleep disorders and weight loss.