Gastric Band Hypnotherapy
Gastric band hypnotherapy is the brainchild of Martin and Marion Shirran. This married couple of hypnotherapists live, and work, on Spain’s Costa del Sol. They perfected the technique in answer to a throwaway remark made by a friend, and it proved so succesful, it became an accepted form of therapy for weight loss. Check it out here.
What is Gastric Band Hypnotherapy
Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is a hypnotic technique. As the hypnotherapist, I suggest that a gastric band has been fitted around your stomach. After taking you into a trance like state I suggest that an actual operation is being carried out. Basically, the procedure tricks your subconscious mind into thinking that your stomach is smaller than before. You then feel fuller, quicker. You feel as if their stomach has really been constricted.
Actual gastric surgery is often considered a last resort for morbidly obese people. It’s performed on those find it impossible to lose weight by any other method. Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is also a procedure that is usually reserved for clients who have a BMI of at least 25 to 30.
The actual surgery involves an operation, under full anaesthetic. While anaesthetised, a band is fitted around the upper part of the their stomach. This band limits the amount of food that can be eaten, helping them to lose excess weight. Like all surgical interventions this surgery comes with potential risks and complications.
Gastric band hypnotherapy, or, having a ‘virtual gastric band’ fitted, requires no anaesthetic and carries no risk. The aim of the technique is to get your subconscious mind to believe, on an unconscious level, you have had the procedure. This kids you that your stomach has reduced in size. Because the subconsious mind is gullible and childlike, it will take on this idea as true, when you allow it, and encourage it.
How Does Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Work?
Gastric band hypnosis is usually conducted after other issues in your life have been addressed. Unhealthy and habitual thought patterns and eating habits need to be addressed before the gastric band hypnosis is performed. Relationships with food and with significant others may also need to be addressed. The relationship you have with you is also usually problematic. I’ll show you how to change it.
This doesn’t happen with those who receive the actual surgery. They get no help with changing their mindset, or beliefs. This may be why many bands fail to give the patient the desired results. Changing the body, without changing the mind is often fruitless.
With Gastric band hypnotherapy, once you are moving in the right direction, mentally, emotionally and physically, I will carry out the virtual gastric band treatment. The procedure will convince you, at a subconscious level that you have had an operation. You will feel as if a gastric band has been fitted. Then your body responds to this suggestion, meaning you change the way you eat. You also change the amounts you eat, thereby losing weight quickly and easily.
How Gastric Band Surgery Works
Using tried and tested relaxation techniques you will be led into a hypnotic state. In this deeply relaxed state, with brain waves slowed down, your subconscious is open to suggestion. Once you are relaxed your hypnotherapist uses specialist methods to make suggestions to the subconscious part of you. With gastric band hypnotherapy, the suggestion is that you’ve had a physical gastric band fitted.
Your mind is powerful, and when your subconscious accepts these suggestions, your behaviour changes. You begin to eat differently; you act as if you really have had the band fitted. The suggestions are not only about having the band fitted; they encompass the change of lifestyle needed to make the change a reality.
As part of the program, you will receive a professionally produced recording of the gastric band hypnosis operation, meaning you can listen to it at any time. Also included in the program is a follow-up CD that takes you into the future and reminds you of the changes that have occurred as a result of having the virtual operation. As a result of listening to the CD’s and following the instructions, you will find yourself acting the part of someone who has recieved the actual band.
Will it Work for Me?
Lots of people worry that hypnosis won’t work for them. They think, “What if I don’t go under,” but don’t worry, even though hypnosis is not sleep, it is as natural as sleep. Therefore, anyone can do it. All you have to do is listen to the words the therapist speaks, and follow instructions. Close your eyes, means close your eyes, and, allow your muscles to relax, means let them relax.
Once you are in a trance like state, I use words to paint a vivid picture in your mind. Accept them, welcome them and embrace them and success is yours. Commit to making a lifestyle change, believe in the procedure, and trust the person you’re working with, then gastric band hypnosis will work for you.