Gastric band Surgery
It is where an inflatable silicone device is placed around the top portion of the stomach. The placement of the band creates a small pouch. This pouch holds around half a cup of food. (The typical stomach holds about 6 cups of food.) This pouch fills with food quickly, and the band slows the passage of food from the pouch to the lower part of the stomach. As the upper part of the stomach registers to the brain as full, it sends a message and the brain interprets that the entire stomach is full. This helps the person to be hungry less often, feel full more quickly and for a longer period of time, eat smaller portions, and consequently lose weight over time. Although this surgery is safer and less invasive than other similar types of surgery such as stomach stapling, it is still not without its risks. The high costs involved are a barrier to many people. Hypnotherapy can remove these barriers by offering an alternative.
Gastric band Hypnosis
Instead of actually going through with this surgery, a clinical hypnotherapist can instead convince your subconscious mind that you have undergone this procedure. They can guide you into a trance and talk you through the procedure as if it is actually happening. On a conscious level you will be aware that you have received hypnotherapy, but on a subconscious level you will believe you have actually received surgery. This is important as the subconscious mind is responsible for your automatic habits. If it believes that you are no longer able to eat as much, then it will act accordingly.
It isn’t a problem that the conscious part of the mind is aware that you haven’t undergone surgery – the two can coexist just fine with different beliefs. So a person can, on a conscious level, know very well that they have received hypnotherapy, but their subconscious mind can fully believe it has undergone a medical procedure, and behave accordingly.
Gastric band hypnotherapy can be done at a much lower cost than surgery, and carries virtually no risk. The body remains the same, it’s just that the subconscious mind, the part responsible for automatic urges and habits, believes and acts like actual surgery has been done. Once you are eating less, the knock on effects will be weight loss over time. So if you are thinking about having the surgery, or you are just interested in losing weight, then perhaps the hypnosis gastric band procedure is for you.
NLP Plus Hypnosis
A word of caution before you jump in. There are both good and not so good hypnotherapy downloads out there. Please check what and who you are buying from and allowing in to your subconscious mind. From our experience, both at our practice and here on-line, the most effective solution is to combine both Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis and to deliver them in sequence over a period of weeks.