Lebanon Hypnosis Practice Offers a Non-Surgical Weight Loss Option to the Upper Valley

April 05, 2019


Karen Gray CH, RN

John Burchell CH

(802) 566-0464


Lebanon Hypnosis Practice Offers a Non-Surgical Weight Loss Option to the Upper Valley

Green Mountain Hypnosis Introduces the Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Program with a Special Offer

[Lebanon, NH April 3, 2019]  -  Certified Hypnotists Karen Gray and John Burchell of Green Mountain Hypnosis are launching the Virtual Gastric Band weight loss procedure in the Upper Valley. The Virtual Gastric Band treatment is a hypnotherapeutic procedure that simulates the impact and benefits of gastric band surgery. The major difference is the “surgery” takes place in the subconscious mind of the patient.

Martin and Marion Shirran developed this weight-loss technique in Europe, and Sheila Granger, another UK hypnotist, developed the protocol used by Gray and Burchell. The technique was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America in September, 2010.

“The Virtual Gastric Band protocol reports remarkable success in helping clients to lose considerable amounts of weight with no surgical intervention and no medication,” says Gray. She continues, “The technique addresses the core underlying reasons for weight gain, so there is no dieting, no struggling, and the weight loss is lasting.”

The Virtual Gastric Band procedure is available to anyone who wishes to achieve lasting significant weight loss, regardless of whether or not they are candidates for weight-loss surgery.

Burchell says, “The procedure was developed as a replacement for weight loss surgeries such as gastric band and gastric bypass surgery. Two major problems with weight loss surgery are the risks and complications, and the possibility of regaining lost weight after the surgery, because the fundamental emotional reasons for weight gain are often not addressed.”

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 or more, and/or type 2 diabetes.

These people are also candidates for Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis. In addition, anyone who has 40 or more pounds to lose, and anyone who has struggled with weight gain can also benefit from this hypnotherapeutic protocol.

Results and reports of clinical trials of the Virtual Gastric Band protocol have been promising. Hypnotists report that clients who received the treatments have experienced a 74% – 95% success rate,” Gray says, “By creating small and reasonable changes, clients are able to lose and maintain the loss of significant amounts of weight.”

Both Gray and Burchell have been trained and certified by Sheila Granger in her Virtual Gastric Band procedure.

The protocol uses five hypnosis sessions to simulate gastric band surgery and create new healthier patterns of behavior to promote a healthier lifestyle. Green Mountain Hypnosis’s Virtual Gastric Band program also includes audio hypnosis programs, a custom exercise plan, and self-hypnosis training.

“John and I are excited about this alternative to weight loss surgery. There is a definite need in the area, and weight-related complications are on the rise.” says Gray. As demand for the procedure increases, Gray and Burchell plan to consider offering the procedure in group sessions.

As part of this launch, Green Mountain Hypnosis is offering a limited-time savings of $300 to clients who sign up for the procedure before April 26th, 2019.

About Karen Gray and John Burchell:

Gray and Burchell own Green Mountain Hypnosis, a client-centered clinical hypnosis practice in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Their practice specializes in stress, weight, and pain management.

Karen Gray is a Registered Nurse with over 14 years of experience in that field. She is a Certified Hypnotist and has completed specialized training in pain management, smoking cessation, weight loss and NLP. Ms. Gray attended Castleton University and earned an Associates Degree in Nursing. She earned her hypnosis certification from the National Guild of Hypnotists through Virginia Hypnosis, and is a member of the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ICBCH).

John Burchell is a Certified Hypnotist with more than a decade of experience using hypnosis for pain management and recovery. He received his training and certification in hypnosis from the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ICBCH) and the National Guild of Hypnotists through Virginia Hypnosis. He has completed specialized training in pain management, weight loss, and NLP.


John and Karen welcome questions and comments from the media, the healthcare community, and anyone who may be interested in this protocol. For more information on the Virtual Gastric Band procedure, watch their short video at:


More information about Green Mountain Hypnosis can be found at https://www.greenmountainhypnosis.com/, or call Karen Gray at (802) 566-0464.

Karen Gray, Director
(802) 566-0464