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Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, can it work?

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With obesity becoming an ever-increasing problem, people consider various alternatives for losing weight. The variety of weight control programmes available on the market is incredible and it’s hard to really know what works and what doesn’t. It’s not that diet plans aren’t effective, it’s generally because people don’t have the will power or go back to those old habits. Gastric band hypnotherapy is different.

How actual gastric band surgery works

Using actual gastric band surgery, where a band is secured around the stomach, reducing its capacity and therefore reducing the quantity of food it is possible to consume per meal, is an attempt to decrease their urge for food over time. Gastric band surgery is really expensive and comes with its own risks and can cause health problems. Additionally, it may cause other difficulties such as vomiting, diarrhoea, heartburn or acid reflux.

How the hypnotic gastric band works

Many consider hypnotherapy  to be a simple yet effective option for weight management. This is because no physical medical operation has taken place; yet the customer believes that their stomach is smaller in volume. Hypnotherapy works by modifying a person’s thoughts, by making favourable suggestions whilst in hypnosis which have lasting consequences.

To be successful in eating less, gastric band hypnotherapy can assist to safely and effectively support weight management and stop over eating. Case studies have shown that individuals have eaten smaller portions as a direct result of the the hypnotic gastric band.

The therapy involves a short course of sessions. This usually includes wandering back in time to resolve the issues the client has around food. Whether it is having to finish everything on your plate or unkind words at school – everyone is different. But this therapy is person-centred. This leads up to virtual gastric band surgery happening whilst in trance. Sometimes the hypnotherapist integrates the sounds and smells that you will find present in real-life surgery to maximise the experience. The goal is always to allow the subconscious mind to believe the gastric band surgery has taken place; and so making sure that your mind believe that you just can’t eat big portions of food.

What results can you expect

The results can be amazing and in one case study a person shed 7lb in little over a 7-day period. Experts generally recommend a loss of 2-4 lbs a week. The added benefit of gastric band hypnosis is that clients continue to lose weight afterwards. After a certain amount of time, the individual can return to the hypnotherapist to alter or remove the virtual gastric band if necessary.

We provide long term support to maintain healthy eating habits and a positive, healthy association with food. For many people gastric band hypnotherapy is a powerful technique to assist them shed unwanted weight and keep it off without having the risks of surgery.

The hypnotic gastric band is actually a sophisticated and challenging strategy for some hypnotherapists. It is thus essential to choose a practitioner specialising in this area. It can be offered in a couple of sessions, but this can be too short a time to get to the root of the overeating. If you’re looking for an experienced and properly qualified hypnotherapist, Samantha Culshaw-Robinson from the Live Well Practice specialises in gastric band hypnotherapy. Her practice is in Nottingham.

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