Reducing weight can sometimes be a complex process. Emotions and food can become very tightly linked for many individuals, which might make sticking with a diet challenging and disheartening. These problems can then make people try extreme methods to help them get slimmer.
The widely used ‘gastric band’ surgical treatment has received plenty of coverage recently. It works by putting a band around the stomach, constraining the volume of food you can easily consume. But did you know it’s possible to create comparable results without having to have surgery?
Gastric band hypnosis consists of a blend of hypnosis, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), and is designed to make somebody believe they have been fitted with a gastric band, providing them with all the potential benefits to such a procedure with a lower cost and devoid of the associated perils of the actual surgery.
Gastric band hypnosis vs. a surgical approach for shedding weight
Gastric band surgical procedures are either very expensive, if you choose to go privately, or, if you happen to fit the stringent eligibility guidelines of the NHS, you will have to join the back of a lengthy waiting list. Plus, regardless of whether you go private or use the NHS, it is estimated that close to 80% of people that are fitted with a gastric band suffer uncomfortable side effects, including nausea and vomiting. We also have the possible risk that the band will cause issues bringing about its eventual need for removal, ultimately causing more expense, more time spent waiting on lists, and of course, more pain.
But gastric band hypnosis is very different. It costs less than surgery, plus it doesn’t include any of the common risks or adverse reactions connected with surgical operations. Unlike a surgeon, your hypnotherapist can manage to discover and treat the reason behind your weight issues, meaning you may have better chances of not only shedding fat and keeping it off, but also starting a new, healthier relationship with food generally.
So how does gastric band hypnosis work?
Fitting a hypnotic gastric band involves mimicking the real medical method whilst the individual is in hypnosis. When the hypnotherapist leads the purchaser into a deeply relaxed state of mind, the subconscious becomes more open to the power of beneficial suggestion. Whilst the customer is in this state, they are still awake and will be conscious of everything that occurs during the process. Often by using scents and noises to boost the fake surgical procedure, the hypnotherapist may guide the client through each step of the ‘operation’.
Occasionally the hypnotherapist will want to see the person at some time after the ‘band’ has been fitted, to check up on how their weight control is going; if the rate of weight control has to be altered, the hypnotherapist can then ‘adjust the band’.
Numerous clients who undergo gastric band hypnosis find that they have a steady reduction in weight, without any nasty unwanted effects or irritation.