Virtual Gastric Band with Self Hypnosis

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Published: 26th November 2010
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Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted medical device.

By using suggestions, guided visualisation and hypnotic techniques, Hypnotherapy can reproduce all the physical benefits of Gastric Banding just as though it has been performed in the real physical world.

After using Hypnotherapy you will really believe and feel as though you have actually undergone an operation, but of course without any of the discomfort, pain and health risks of surgical intervention.

Afterwards you should find that you can comfortably eat small portions of food, but larger meals will be uncomfortable, and if you ignore the subconscious message that tells you, you have "had enough" you may feel sick and actually be sick. The power of the unconscious mind can cause strong physical and biological reactions and Hypnotherapy taps into this phenomenon.

The memories of the operation should remain with you so that you are always aware of the reduced size of your stomach, and the impact this will have on your eating habits. The whole Virtual Gastric Band experience using Hypnotherapy is painless, very relaxing, yet at the same time realistic and effective.

Research shows that Virtual Gastric Band operations using Hypnotherapy are more successful than the real thing, with the added bonus that there are no medical complications, drugs or side effects. In 2009 it was reported in The Daily Mail that a mother of 3 lost 4 stone with this method.

It can cost more than £7,000 to have a real gastric band fitted privately and it is only available on the NHS in extreme circumstances or where all other attempts to lose weight have failed. The surgery involves fitting a band around part of the stomach which slows the passage of food and restricts the amount the stomach can hold.

With many Hypnotherapy sessions there is the added benefit of soothing music at strategic points, helping the listener to relax even more, and absorb the information whilst the therapist guides the listener with gentle suggestions, positive language, and life changing imagery.

During Hypnotherapy, whether it is self-hypnosis by way of a CD or mp3 download, or face-to-face, rest assured that you will always be in control at all times, able to awaken immediately should the need arise and attend to anything that you need to. Hypnotherapy cannot make you do anything or say anything that you would not normally say or do, and it will never coerce you to try to do so.

It is important if you attend a clinic or a therapistís practice for face-to-face Hypnotherapy that you enquire about reversing the Gastric Band operation. If your subconscious mind is responding the way you want it to, it makes sense to use the same method to undo the process, rather than just ignoring the feelings that you still have one fitted. So check with your Hypnotherapist what they offer in this case, and ask things such as "do I have to return to have this done, if so what will it cost?" "What if you are not available or I canít afford to return?"

If you buy a Self-Hypnosis CD or mp3 download, check that a Virtual Gastric Band Removal or Reversal session is included, otherwise you will have to pay more to buy another session!

Remember, Self-Hypnosis is a powerful self-help tool for implementing change within your life. It is simple, effective, and non-invasive, produces long-term changes, and can be used by almost everyone. By using self-hypnosis pre-recorded material such CDs and mp3 downloads, you will have at the touch of button, a full Hypnotherapy session that can be used whenever you need to, as often as you need to. It's as simple as that.

Sharon Shinwell. Dip Couns. Dip HP. Dip CBT. Dip Sup. MBACP.

Is a published author, UK qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and Clinical Supervisor.

Sharon works in Private Practice in Manchester seeing individuals and couples. She also produces a range of Self-Hypnosis Audio CDs and mp3 downloads to improve health, combat fears, phobias, unwanted habits, and for personal development. All these can be ordered direct online or by telephone so visit our website

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