5 things you didn’t know about gastric band hypnotherapy

The first thing that crosses my mind is that I should tell you that gastric band hypnotherapy isn’t for everyone, what I mean is that it isn’t successful for everyone. The most successful patients are the ones that truly want to change their weight, eating habits and food relationships. Those looking for a crutch, or just a helping hand so that they don’t really have to apply themselves aren’t likely to be as successful longer term. Hypnotic suggestion works best with those with the right mindset, although that shouldn’t imply that gastric band hypnotherapy wouldn’t work for you, every case is measured on its own merits for suitability.

To try and show impartiality around the process please feel free to check out some video testimonials and feedback from a colleague based out in Australia.

Below I will talk to 5 things you didn’t know about gastric band hypnotherapy in order to try and point out what it is you should truly understand.

You don’t have a gastric band fitted

It seems an obvious point to cover, but I’ve had several calls from people confusing the practice of gastric band hypnotherapy with the actual medical procedure provided privately or on the NHS. Hypnoband is the most common practice of gastric band hypnotherapy and it does not involve surgery.

Hypnotherapy is a non-invasive form of weight loss hypnotherapy using suggestion and cognitive behavioural therapy to achieve the desired results. There is no need to visit a hospital, doctor or nurse, ideal if you have a fear of any of the afore mentioned.

Will it work for me?

Gastric band hypnotherapy is dependent on you. You need to be absolutely committed to losing weight in your head and heart. This solution isn’t for those looking for “something else to take control”. YOU are the key to your own success!

Candidates must be prepared to change your eating habits and overall your lifestyle and if more than one person in your home is suitable for the therapy consider this if that individual isn’t prepared to change their habits. This could have a direct impact to your own results if you are constantly around triggers and prompts to eat large or unsuitable meals.

If you are truly serious about losing weight then it will work for you.

Is Gastric band hypnotherapy guaranteed to make me lose weight?

No medical carries any specific guarantee of result, due to any number of factors that can affect the outcome of the procedure or practice. One thing we can confirm is that there will be no medical side effects to gastric band hypnotherapy.

You have to remember that with any form of hypnosis, quitting smoking, fear of heights or spiders, the results are dependent on the individual, that’s YOU! No form of hypnotherapy will work if you are not 100% committed.

You must understand that the mind is a very complex and powerful organ and by undergoing gastric band hypnotherapy you will be arming yourself with the necessary tools to change your old eating habits for good. The treatment is aimed to help you change mindset and lifestyle and that will enable you to change your relationship with food and lose that weight.

What should I expect from my course of treatment?

Gastric band hypnotherapy treatment consists of an appraisal session as well as several hour-long therapy sessions. We often support this with a CD or MP3 recording to help you “top up” the treatment further down the line.

A good therapist will take a full breakdown of your dietary and medical history before proceeding with any treatment. During the first treatment, you will be introduced to hypnosis, a state of heightened learning, where you will also feel extremely relaxed and calm.

During the following sessions, you will be introduced to the gastric band hypnotherapy and your hypnotherapist will work with you to “fit” the virtual gastric band for maximum effect.

The later sessions will cover your relationship with food and your eating habits.

What does it cost?

Unfortunately, there are no fixed prices across the board. The more successful that your therapist has been with his practice, the more they will charge as they can back up their claims and prove results.

How you could possibly approach it, dependent on your own circumstances is to compare the prices that you are quoted vs. the quoted prices of medical gastric bands, which I have seen advertised upwards of £5,950 in London.

I can say you can reasonably expect to pay a quarter to a third of that cost to cover your appraisal, treatment and subsequent MP3 or CD support services. On some occasions, much further down the line you may wish to top up your gastric band hypnotherapy treatment.

Check out my Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss e-book which covers a lot more than this post and if you wish to, drop me some feedback on what you’ve read here. I’d love to know if you found it interesting and helpful and feel free to let me know if you have other questions you want answering, I’m here to help.



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