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Hypno Gastric Band

Gastric band surgery is a procedure which involves placing an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach, creating a pouch much smaller than the original stomach size into which only a certain amount of food can enter. This smaller space fills up more quickly when that person now eats and the feeling of fullness occurs sooner. The amount that can be eaten is therefore reduced.

As with any surgery, there is a risk involved. The surgery is generally very successful, however, in around 80% of cases, there are unpleasant side effects associated with the procedure such as nausea and regurgitation of food. Infections can occur and in some cases it is necessary for the band to be removed.

The Hypno-Gastric Band procedure utilizes hypnotherapy and NLP techniques to convince the client that they have had a gastric band fitted but without the negative side effects, risks and cost of actually undergoing the medical procedure.

The Hypno-Gastric Band in its current form has been around for several years now and is gaining in popularity due to the incredible results achieved.

In order to ensure that the weight loss remains off, the underlying cause of your eating issues is investigated and hypnotherapy used to deal with those issues before the procedure is carried out.

The Hypno-Gastric Band system is designed to be used over four sessions, however additional sessions can be carried out where significant underlying problems need to be dealt with further.

Session One

At the first session, information is gathered regarding your eating patterns and any exercise you currently do. We discuss your goals and identify any changes you would like to make.

During this session, hypnotherapy is used to create alternative behaviours and allow your unconscious to make positive choices. We tackle the psychological factors involved, dealing with any underlying emotional issues that may be affecting you. In doing this, the weight loss achieved can then be maintained. That is why this process has proven to be so successful, not just in the short-term but more importantly, in the long-term.

Session Two

We continue with the work we started at the first session to ensure the psychological issues affecting your eating are addressed and resolved.

A CD is supplied at the end of this session for you to play daily until the fourth session when the band is put in.

Session Three

During this session, we will discuss how the gastric band works in reality.

Under hypnosis, we will again ensure that all issues and behaviours have been dealt with at the unconscious level. You will then have your initial consultation and get to meet the 'surgeon' who will explain about the process in more detail.

You will need to continue to listen to your CD until you reach the fourth session.

Session Four

This is the session where you will have the 'surgery' carried out. On leaving, some are aware of a physical sensation of the band having been fitted and others aware of a 'sense' of it being in them. Your appetite levels should now start to substantially reduce. This is the start of your exciting journey towards the slimmer, healthier you.

A second CD is provided for you to listen to, which reinforces the therapy. You will need to listen to this daily for a month instead of CD one.

Session Five

This final session is carried out a few weeks after you have had your band fitted. Some people like to have their band adjusted, either tightened to further reduce consumption of food, or loosened if you feel you'd like to eat a bit more or simply to maintain your ideal weight! Some people actually have their band removed if they no longer require it; however, most like to leave it there for good, albeit loosened once they are at their target weight.