Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Explained
13th June, 2013
Written by: Andrea Smith - Confidence Coach
Gastric Band Hypnotherapy explained
Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is a unique technique that is done under hypnosis, where a band is fitted around a person’s stomach, reducing the stomach the size of a fist. Conversely, the Hypno-Gastric band creates a state where your subconscious mind believes a traditional gastric band has been fitted, which causes you to eat smaller amounts of food and therefore lose weight. You can gain all the benefits of a traditional gastric band without the risks and complications associated with surgery and at a fraction of the cost.
The Hypnotherapy Technique
The client is given hypnosis over a period of time, around 3 – 4 sessions. These sessions gradually let the client’s subconscious mind think that a gastric band is being fitted. This hypnotherapy technique uses a combination of relaxation, visualisation and guided imagery. When the client is under hypnosis, he/she is guided to visualise the surgical procedure of having a gastric band fitted with sound effects of actual surgery being performed. Each session lasts an hour and the client is guided to imagine all of the preparation that would normally be done in the surgical procedure, such as the lights, smells and sounds of the operating theatre. In the last session, the client is given a tool whereby they themselves can visualise, in the coming weeks or months, the tightening or loosening of the band to their specific need. Under hypnosis, the client will often be given suggestions of some form of exercise, changing their diet and the way they think about food. This re-enforces the healthy living message that they can continue to utilise in their everyday life.
The client has an in depth understanding of what this process can do for them and what results can be achieved. This process is safe, unlike having an actual surgical operation, which comes with all the post surgery complications. After the hypnotherapy, the client feels no side effects to their mind or body. They have developed a rapport with the therapist and completely believe that this will work for them. The relaxation techniques used when they go into a hypnotic state may make the client feel calmer and more relaxed in their everyday life on the whole.
In reality does Gastric Band hypnotherapy work?
Whether this process actually works or not is up to the client and how they utilise the techniques. However, it has helped numerous people lose weight and be happier with their bodies and weight without having surgery. Hypnotherapy can help you make changes to your feelings, beliefs, behaviours and patterns of eating. Some clients after their session have said they have felt the band go around their stomach when they are in the Hypnotic state and feel it tightening. If the client believes in the therapist and the process then gastric band hypnotherapy will have the best chance of working. The client will develop his/her confidence and motivation from the positive effects from hypnosis. Doctors believe that if a client is morbidly obese gastric band surgery is the client’s only option. What do you think? Would you rather go through complicated surgery or hypno-gastric band?
Doctors are not able to guarantee that surgical gastric bands works, so you may be looking for alternatives such as hypnotherapy. Hypno-gastric band therapy can help you to find the motivation and knowledge of how to change and gain control over your eating habits.
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