Virtual Gastric Band (Gastro Band)

A gastric band operation is surgery to help you lose weight.  It involves reducing the amount of food your stomach can hold by putting an adjustable band around the stomach leaving you to feel full when eating a smaller amount of food.  The surgery itself is very effective although it is expensive and carries the same level of risk attributed to any major operation.

 

Imagine having the results usually achieved by having a surgical Gastric Band fitted but not having to go through surgery and spend thousands of pounds.  Under hypnosis the therapist will talk you through every detailed step of the medical procedure as if you are inside the operating theatre.  The therapist will use in-depth guided imagery and visualisation to fit an imaginery gastric band around the stomach.

Who is suitable for a virtual gastric band?

If you are overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9) or obese (BMI 30+) then this could be an option for you particularly if you have a problem with portion control.  It is not suitable if you have a physiological reason for your weight problems or, if you are taking certain medications.  It is also not suitable if you have an over active or under active thyroid (which has not been stabilised by medication); for clients who are Bulimic or have severe IBS (not stabilised) or other gastric conditions; pregnant or if you have had serious illness or surgery in the last three months.

Will it work for me?

The key to success is YOU! No weight loss process will work unless you are committed to making it happen.  You need to be ready to change your eating habits and life-style.  The virtual gastric band hypnosis will totally support your desired changes helping you to lose weight and maintain your health.  As with the real gastric band surgery the therapist will be looking for a result from the first two sessions. Usually the therapist will not give you the Gastric Band hypnosis until you have demonstrated some progress.

What is the process?

The process runs over three or four sessions.  Session one consists of a full analysis of your specfic issues and needs.  At this point you will agree upon more beneficial behaviour and eating habits and receive some hypnotherapy.  Session two would usually be your pre-surgery session where you talk over the surgery process and more hypnotherapy. Session three is the day where under hypnosis you will have your Virtual Gastric Band fitted.  Session four is your post-op follow up where if necessary the virtual gastric band can be loosened or tightened although this is rarely required.  There will be more hypnotherapy on healthy eating and life-changing habits suitable for you.

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