Leslie McGeagh, Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist & Reiki Master
I have been successfully working with clients for weight management for over 6 years, the last 4 of which have been working with Virtual Gastric Band, or VGB. This system employs techniques that enable you to create new habits, eat consciously and learn to listen to your body and recognize the messages it is giving you.
I am thrilled to have been awarded the Burlington Post Readers' Choice Diamond Award this year in Weight Control Systems (last year I was awarded Platinum). With our world having been turned on it's head over the past few months, I wanted to be able to offer my clients a way of looking after themselves, even though face to face appointments aren't happening at the moment. Thus, this group online program was born!
Q. Can everyone be hypnotized?
A. The short answer is yes. We all go in and out of hypnosis multiple times a day without even realizing it. Ever driven a familiar route and suddenly realize you don't remember the last 10 minutes of the drive? You were in a state of hypnosis.
Q. Will I lose control, or divulge my deepest secrets?
A. No, and no! You are in complete control at all times and are aware of everything that is happening. You will never do anything that goes against your moral compass.
Q. What will it feel like when I'm in hypnosis?
A. Hypnosis is a very relaxed and natural state and can feel just the way you feel before you drift off to sleep.
Q. Is hypnosis like being asleep?
A. While hypnosis is a very relaxed state in which your body and mind are completely relaxed, it is not sleep. You are aware of what is happening, you simply have a narrowed focus.
Hi Leslie, just to update you that to date I have lost 26 lbs and still going strong!!!!! I have not felt this good in years and am so very grateful for the Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis!!! I have never been this focused and am determined to release all the excess weight and never to have it return again. Thank you again so VERY much!!!!!
- Lise, Oakville
I went to Leslie for help with my severe anxiety and fear towards driving. After one hypnosis session I went from being too afraid to even drive around an empty parking lot, to confidently and comfortably driving myself to work every day. I highly recommend Leslie to anyone looking into hypnotherapy, she is such a lovely person and very skilled at what she does!
- Billie, Burlington
Leslie I just want to say thank you so much for your help. Before going to you for Hypnosis therapy I was terrified to do a presentation for a business group. Even the thought of doing it had me almost crashing my car into a guard rail. I wasn't sure if Hypnosis would help but I knew I had to try because I was sick of living with the crippling fear of public speaking.
During the Hypnosis sessions you made me feel comfortable and safe. Since those sessions and by using the techniques you taught me I have completed a half hour presentation (it was supposed to be fifteen minutes) :) and spoken a few times at church meetings. Once I even went blank at a business meeting and instead of breaking down in panic I came up with what I needed to say and it was great. It is amazing to not suffer the fear anymore. A slight case of nerves and I don't panic for days or even months before. Leslie I am so grateful for your help you are wonderful. :)
- Paula, Hamilton