Hypnosis has been used for many things, and one of the frequent targets here is to lose weight. When it comes to gastric band procedure, it applies when you have a gastric band fitted around the stomach for purposes of weight loss. It is considered as the last resort where a gastric band surgery has to take place to install the band around the upper part of the stomach. The idea is to limit the amount of your food intake, which leads to weight loss. Since it is a surgical procedure, it has its own risks and complications.
On the other hand, gastric sleeve hypnotherapy does not require surgery since it is a technique applied by hypnotherapists to suggest to the subconscious to believe that there is a gastric band filled around the stomach. The idea here is that on the subconscious level, you have to think that you have the gastric band surgery and that your stomach has shrunk in size. As such, a safe procedure is free of surgery and medication.
Most hypnotherapists use a two-pronged approach with gastric sleeve hypnotherapy. The first one is the identification of the root cause of emotional eating. The next one involves treating the gastric band.
Identifying the cause of emotional eating
Through hypnosis, the hypnotherapist encourages the patient to recall long-forgotten experiences surrounding food that may be affecting him or her subconsciously. When you address and recognize the unhealthy thought habits that surround food, it becomes beneficial before starting the gastric sleeve hypnotherapy.
Carrying out gastric band treatment
This procedure suggests to the subconscious level about the gastric band treatment. The mind has to assume that you had surgery to insert the gastric band and your body had to respond to this suggestion by making you feel satiated faster. Like you have had an actual surgical procedure.
How it works
The hypnotherapists put you in hypnosis, and since the mind is a powerful tool, it has to accept these suggestions. Your behaviour changes subsequently and suggestions about your confidence and behaviour have to be made to assist you in committing to this change in lifestyle. You are more likely to achieve the results if you trust the gastric sleeve hypnotherapy process as well as the therapist. Staying committed to changing your lifestyle will also add to the desired results.