Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is a technique used to help you lose weight. Using this technique, a hypnotherapist suggests to your subconscious mind that you have had a gastric band fitted around your stomach.
Considered to be a non invasive alternative to weight loss surgery, a hypnotic gastric band can have many of the positive effects without the potential side effects.
A traditional gastric band is one form of weight loss surgery that is often considered as a last resort. Involving fitting a band around the upper part of your stomach, the band physically limits how much food you can eat, in many cases, forcing weight loss. However, research has shown that clients undergoing a physical gastric band face a number of complications in the months and years following the surgery, including the risk of the band slipping or eroding.
The often significant and sustained loss of weight that accompanies many gastric band procedures can be very appealing to those who have struggled with sustainable weight loss, diet changes, and weight related issues.
Having a virtual gastric band fitted, also known as Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, doesn't require surgery.
By working with your subconscious, we hypnotherapist can help you, on an unconscious level, to believe that you have had a physical procedure, and your stomach has reduced in size. No surgery or medication is used, making it safer, painless alternative.
During a discovery session we also determine the reasons for eating; is it time restraints, emotional eating or other factors? Emotional eating as an example can be very common but unhealthy . It is a way of coping with challenging feelings or emotions. If you find yourself reaching for food when you are upset or stressed, we will target those areas prior to the gastric band hypnosis sessions to work through those feelings and assist you in finding solutions.
Also, using hypnosis, we will encourage you to remember long forgotten experiences that may surround food that are subconsciously affecting you now. We will also help you recognize patterns, reactions, or behaviors that you may not realize you have been doing. Addressing and recognizing these unhealthy thought patterns surrounding food can be helpful before starting the Gastric Band Hypnotherapy sessions.
Then, we will carry out the virtual gastric band session. Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is designed to suggest, at a subconscious level, that you have had a gastric band fitted. The aim is for your body to respond to this suggestion by making you feel fuller quicker as if you have had the real surgery.
Unlike diets, getting a virtual gastric band is designed to help you make big lifestyle changes. By recognizing and addressing underlying issues, helping you to recognize triggers, and working with your subconscious mind to help you feel fuller for longer, hypnotherapy can help you make those first steps toward making positive changes.
Unfortunately, diets tend to not focus on permanent lifestyle changes. They lack sustainable long term change in eating habits and attitudes towards food. Many diet plans are temporary and can be very difficult to maintain on an on going basis, often because they are too restrictive or they totally deprive us of our favorite foods.
Hypnotherapy works at a different level, it works with the subconscious mind to fully understand why you are attracted to those foods and help reframe thinking, belief systems in habits around them. We change your thoughts and your focus so you look at full food as a fuel versus as a filler.
Gastric Band Hypnosis works by using relaxation techniques where we will put you into a state of trance or hypnosis. In this relaxed state, your subconscious mind is more open to suggestion. At this point we will make suggestions to your subconscious. With Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, this suggestion will be focused around the premise that you have had a physical band fitted.
The mind is powerful, so if your subconscious accepts these suggestions, your behaviors will change accordingly. Usually, along with the fitting of the virtual gastric band, suggestion surrounding confidence and behavior will also be made to help you commit to this change in your lifestyle.
Scientific studies have shown a 95% success rate with gastric band hypnosis over long-term patients.