With Britain currently the fattest country in Europe the nation are now looking to alternative methods of weight loss after having no success with the gym or dieting or simply not having the will power to have tried either.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss works through accessing the subconscious mind so the practitioner is able to pinpoint any emotional events which may have caused the individuals current attitude towards food before. Once they have done this they are able to use a series of techniques to eliminate these habits and reprogramme the way the mind thinks about food.
Another variation of weight loss hypnotherapy which has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years is that of the hypnoband/ gastric band hypnotherapy.
A gastric band is a restrictive device which is placed around the upper part of the stomach. The band will create a pouch at the upper part of the stomach which will be able to hold a specific amount of food. This area is where your food will go after each meal and will fill far more rapidly than the entirety of your stomach, meaning you will feel full quicker and essentially will eat less.
The British Medical Journal has reported gastric band operations having risen from 238 a year to more than 2,543 in 2007. With the NHS now able to carry out the operation on those who are overweight many have been able to achieve a far healthier weight. However with a long waiting list, strict guidelines to whom is eligible, a heavy price tag for those choosing to go private and a long list of potential side effects what other options are available?
The hypnoband technique uses a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy to convince your mind into thinking you have had a gastric band fitted but without the serious discomfort, side effects, adjustment or removal of an actual gastric band.
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