Is gastric band hypnotherapy really what you need?

What the hell is gastric band hypnosis anyway? Is it for real? Does it work? Should you do it or try yet another diet and hope that that one is the one that hits the spot??

You will get the answers to these questions and more on this page. Read on!

You have probably heard about gastric bands or virtual gastric band hypnosis and wondered what it was all about and more importantly if it could work for you.

Most of the people who find themselves on a page like this are overweight and struggling to manage their weight. Chances are you have tried countless diets, slimming world or weight watchers groups or slim-fast shakes but they often don’t work.

So you go looking for something….anything!….that might make the difference. A hypnotic gastric band could be exactly what you have been looking for. I say “could” because it doesn’t suit everyone and this page is all about helping you figure out if it is the right option for you and if it isn’t what else you could try in order to gain control of your weight.

What is gastric band hypnosis?

Alongside this talk of the actual surgery there are also suggestions made for eating slower, stopping when full, having smaller portions and that kind of thing. There is no doubt that this approach has had some success in the past as the video here shows.

The idea behind the hypnotic gastric band is that you recreate one of the procedures that surgeons actually do when they do real bariatric surgery. This means that once the client is in a hypnotic trance the hypnotherapist talks about the operation as though it was the actual pre-surgery chat.

Later in that session or on another day the hypnotherapist talks about the surgery being done. They talk about imagining the keyhole incisions being made and how the restrictive cuff is placed around the upper part of the stomach.

They go into quite a lot of detail because when you are in a hypnotic trance this kind of detail helps the process to seem real (on one level) and the more real it seems the more likely you are to behave as if the actual surgery has been done.

Are there different types of hypnotic gastric band?

The hypnotic gastric band has been around for a good few years and in that time various companies and individuals have created their own branding around the process.

As a result, there are several different names that are associated with the procedure. There is the “Mindband” or “hypno-band” or “virtual gastric band”. Regardless of the name or brand name attached to it they are all pretty much the same thing.  This means that when deciding if gastric band hypnosis is right for you

Is the success experienced down to the imagined surgery or the suggestions for eating slower, changing attitudes and thoughts?

What are my qualifications to talk about virtual gastric bands?

I have been working in the area of hypnotic weight control since 2008. I use hypnosis and NLP as the main tools for helping people achieve their goals. I have helped some people to get some amazing results as my weight loss hypnosis reviews will attest to. I have also done the specific training in how to do a hypnotic gastric band.

For a while I did offer the process alongside my weight loss hypnotherapy sessions and the experience of offering these sessions just didn’t sit right with me. The sessions just didn’t seem to be the right approach as far as I was concerned. The NHS used to ration the gastric band surgery but now are more keen to do gastric band operations as in the long run this saves them more money than not intervening.

Does gastric band hypnosis work?

The short answer is…. sometimes. The question is though, is it the gastric band part of the process that works or the hypnotic suggestions for portion control, slower eating, eating more mindfully etc? As far as I am aware there doesn’t seem to be much difference between hypnotic gastric therapy and weight loss hypnotherapy.

There are many hypnotic gastric band reviews out there and the results are stunning in some cases. A woman and her daughter lost 2 and 3 stone respectively in just 12 weeks. Equally, there are people who have had a similar or better degree of change from weight loss hypnotherapy that doesn’t involve the ‘surgery’ side of things.

This means that it comes down to personal preference about which of the two methods you will use to tackle your weight.

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