What is gastric band hypnosis?

Gastric band surgery is a surgical procedure that involves fitting a band to constrict the walls of your stomach. This will make the stomach much smaller and as such, it won’t be able to take as much food as it used to take. This is used to enhance weight loss. Unfortunately, the surgery has a lot of risks and complications.

Gastric band hypnosis is modeled on gastric band surgery. It is a procedure used to make the mind feel like there is a band around the stomach. When you are in a relaxed state, your subconscious will be very receptive to all kinds of suggestions. Hypnotherapists use this opportunity to manipulate your mind to make it feel like a band is fitted in your stomach.

Once your mind accepts this manipulation, your body will begin to respond to it and you will feel like your stomach is smaller in capacity. One of the ways by which your body will respond to the hypnosis is by getting fuller quickly. With just a little amount of food, you will feel full and that way, the quantity of food you take will be drastically reduced.

To achieve better results, it is important to support the hypnosis with better diet and regular workouts. They will all work together to help you reduce your weight more quickly, in a healthy fashion.

The procedure

You will need to schedule an appointment with your hypnotherapist first. This will enable them to discuss matters with you at length. They will need to know all the weight loss techniques that you have adopted. They also need to know your full medical history, your eating habits, and your general attitude towards food. This is very important because a lot of people eat more out of boredom than out of hunger.

This will give them a clearer view about you and your obesity. It will also help them decide if you are eligible for gastric band hypnosis or not. 

To carry out the hypnosis, the hypnotherapist will simulate all the stages of a normal surgery. They will incorporate the sound and smell of an operating theatre. You will be fully conscious so they will be talking to you throughout the operation. They will carry you along from one stage to the other.

They will simulate the administration of an anaesthetic. They may also notify you as they begin the virtual incision. You will be notified of the actual band fitting and the stitching of the cut. It is all to condition your subconscious to align to the “surgery”.

After the procedure, your hypnotherapist may give you some advice to help you train your mind to retain the memories. That way, your stomach will continue to feel constricted. Depending on the success of the procedure, you may need to see your hypnotherapist again for follow-up appointments.


You may wonder if the procedure will work for you on your weight loss quest. No treatment has a 100 percent success rate. Your success will depend on a variety of factors including how much confidence you have in your hypnotherapist. Many individuals have however reduced their weight dramatically through this therapy.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Hypnotherapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Biodun Ogunyemi, Certified Master Hypnotherapist ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
Glasgow G2 & London W1H

Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.

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