How does gastric band hypnotherapy work? Gastric band hypnotherapy works by your hypnotherapist delivering a message to your subconscious instructing it to believe you have had a gastric band fitted. Many people report feeling full quite quickly when eating after the treatment, like their stomach has been really restricted.
BUT WHAT IS A GASTRIC BAND?
A gastric band is a donut shaped silicone device that is fitted around the upper stomach creating a small pouch that prevents the individual from being able to store a lot of food making it difficult to consume large meals.
By inserting the device under anaesthetic, the aim is to prevent the person eating large meals, ensuring the person feels full very quickly, resulting in weight loss. Typical costs range between £5,000 and £8,000.
HOW DOES HYPNOTHERAPY WORK IN THIS CASE?
Your hypnosis practitioner should initially consult with you to establish that you have been to a medical doctor as this type of therapy is typically undertaken by the morbidly obese who are nervous or frightened by traditional invasive medical procedures.
Once he or she has established the facts around your medical history, they should then take you through a verbal rundown of what you should expect from the therapy and how many sessions it would likely take, to “cement” the idea that you have the gastric band in place.
They should answer all and any questions you have regarding the therapy treatment and ensure you are aware of what it entails.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A THERAPIST?
Many therapists that practice gastric band hypnosis are well versed in the practice. Some will lead with this as their main area of specialism as others lead with curing smoking. But when it comes what to look for in a therapist my main points would be:
- Check for a long history of success, look for any letters, awards and testimonials on independent review sites
- Make sure you are comfortable with the therapist, I’ve heard reports of people not completing courses of treatment because something about the therapists’ style doesn’t suit them. Tone of voice etc
- See if there are free downloads on the website to get an idea of what your experience would be like, many good therapists offer this
- Visit a few different practitioners to ensure you feel well educated around your issue, a therapist with a supporting NLP certification would always be a preferable choice
WHY ITS MORE THAN HYPNOTHERAPY
Remember, when losing weight, don’t convince yourself that your “crutch” is your saviour. You can’t lose weight by saying one thing and doing another then blaming your crutch for failing.
Hypnotherapy is the ideal support for an individual intent on losing weight, but can also help with portion control, fast food aversion and many other things designed to subliminally support you through the process.
Those intent on losing the weight will have the greatest success, but diets aren’t always good. Especially those which require you to purchase shakes and powders as that is a crutch. What you really need is a lifestyle change and an NLP trained hypnotherapist will help you to make gastric band hypnosis work for you.
HOW TO CONTINUE YOUR SUCCESS
Continued success of your gastric band hypnotherapy sessions is compounded by completing the suggested number of sessions. You can see great results in one or two sessions but you should always like any form of medication or therapy complete the number of sessions your therapist suggested.
A good therapist will also record the sessions and provide you with mp3 recordings so you can revert to them as often as you need to.