Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis (2 hours, 3 sessions)
Gastric band hypnosis
Every surgery comes with a certain degree of risk, and gastric band surgery is no exception. Gastric band hypnosis can be used to help people lose weight, without this risk. Many hypnotherapists use a two-pronged approach. First they look to identify the root cause of your emotional eating. Using hypnosis, the therapist can encourage you to remember long-forgotten experiences surrounding food that may subconsciously be affecting you now. Addressing and recognising any unhealthy thought patterns surrounding food can be helpful before carrying out gastric band hypnotherapy.
Next the hypnotherapist will carry out the virtual gastric band treatment. The premise behind the procedure is to convince you at a subconscious level that you have had an operation to insert a gastric band. The aim is that your body responds to this suggestion by making you feel fuller quicker, as if you had the real surgery.How it works
Using relaxation techniques a hypnotherapist will put you into a state of hypnosis. In this relaxed state, your subconscious is open to suggestion. At this point hypnotherapists use specialist techniques to make suggestions. With virtual gastric band hypnotherapy, this suggestion is that you’ve had a physical gastric band fitted.
The mind is powerful, so if you’re subconscious accepts these suggestions, your behaviour will change accordingly. Usually, along with the ‘fitting’ of the virtual gastric band, suggestions surrounding confidence and behaviour will be made to help you commit to this change in lifestyle.
Many therapists will also teach self-hypnosis techniques so you can enhance the work you’ve done following the session. Educating yourself on nutrition and exercise is advised too as this will encourage weight loss and boost health.