Hypno Gastric Band
Undertaking surgery is a big step for anyone to take and one that considers a great deal of thought. Most people will look to other options before going down this route; this is where gastric band hypnotherapy comes in.
Gastric band hypnotherapy or having a ‘virtual gastric band’ fitted does not require surgery. It is a technique used to get the unconscious mind to believe it has had a gastric band fitted. The aim is that on an unconscious level, you will accept that you have had the procedure and that your stomach has reduced in size. Many people report feeling fuller quicker after the procedure, as if their stomach has really been constricted.
The process doesn’t involve surgery or medication and is completely safe.
What to expect?
The process I use is made up of 4 sessions last approximately 90 minutes each.
In our first session together, I look to identify the root cause of your emotional eating. Our first meeting will likely an initial consultation where you discuss what you hope to gain from hypnotherapy. This is an opportunity for us to talk about any previous weight loss attempts, your eating habits, any health issues and your general attitude towards food. I look to identify the root cause of your emotional eating. This information will give me a clearer idea of what will help and whether or not any other forms of treatment should be considered.
(Note: if you have any health problems relating to your weight, you should seek advice from your doctor.)
Using hypnotherapy, I encourage you to remember long-forgotten experiences surrounding food that may subconsciously be affecting you now. Addressing and recognising any unhealthy thought patterns surrounding food can be helpful before carrying out gastric band hypnotherapy. You are given a recording to listen to till our next meeting
In our 2nd meeting I review how things have been and if your new alternative choices are working. We then look at dealing with causes using Hypnotherapy to address these plus do the pre-op.
On our 3rd meeting I will carry out the virtual gastric band treatment. The procedure itself is designed to mimic gastric band surgery, to help your unconscious believe it has really happened. To make the experience more authentic, I incorporate the sounds and smells of an operating theatre. I will begin by taking you into a deeply relaxed state, also known as hypnosis. You will be aware of what is happening and will be in control at all times. At this point I use specialist techniques to make the suggestion that you’ve had a physical gastric band fitted. The premise behind the procedure is to convince you at an unconscious level that you have had an operation to insert a gastric band. The aim is that your body responds to this suggestion by making you feel fuller quicker, as if you had the real surgery. You get a 2nd recording to take with you to reinforce the therapy.
I will request that you return for a 4th session or follow-up appointment to monitor the virtual band’s success and to make any adjustments.
For some it can be helpful to continue hypnotherapy sessions as part of a long-term weight management plan as this allows me to work with you to address underlying issues surrounding food and self-esteem.
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