Surgical gastric bands are fitted under anaesthetic and involve fitting a soft band around the top part of your stomach which divides the stomach into two parts. This means that when you take in food, it initially enters into a much smaller stomach pouch. This means that you feel full far more quickly than usual and can only eat a small amount of food. Over time, the food moves from the smaller pouch into the larger pouch and is digested normally. The impact of this is that, through taking in smaller amounts of food and feeling full more quickly, you should be able to lose weight.
Virtual gastric bands performed under hypnosis have gained in popularity massively over the last few years. The concept of the virtual gastric band is based on the actual gastric band which is performed under surgery. The origins of the virtual gastric band are uncertain, but Martin & Marion Shirran at the Elite Clinic in Spain were early purveyors. The virtual gastric band has a number of brand names, including Slim-Think, Hypno-Band and Gastric Mind Band.
Using Clinical Hypnosis , I will use direct suggestion, visualisation and bodily reactions to help you believe that you are experiencing all the effects of having an actual gastric band fitted. After this, you may find that you are unable to eat such large amounts without feeling uncomfortable, without, in fact, experiencing similar effects to those you would do if you had an actual (surgical) gastric band fitted.
When it is successful, the hypnotic gastric band produces physical sensations which are similar to those experienced when a surgical band has been fitted. The mind and body have an ability to connect at a deep level and our thoughts have a significant impact on what we’re experiencing in our bodies. One example of this is psychosomatic illness or pain. We can use this natural ability of the mind to influence what is felt in the body to convince it that physical changes have occurred within the body – including the fact that the stomach is smaller and can only accept smaller amounts of food.
This is a programme of 4 sessions in total
Session 1 - Initial Consultation, starting the journey.
Session 2 - Hypnotic Band Preparation
Session 3 - Fitting the Hypnotic Gastric Band
Session 4 - Follow up and any Gastric Band adjustments
The fee is £300 for all 4 sessions, this is payable at session 1. You will also get handouts and a recording after each session to listen to at home. You can spread the cost by using Clearpay interest free.
If you would like to book a FREE telephone consultation to discuss this, please contact me