Monday, June 11, 2012

Gastric Band Hypnosis - Can it Work For You?

You might be reading this because you’ve heard about gastric band hypnosis. You might even be considering it, but scepticism is holding you back, right? Well hopefully this article will help you decide whether, or not, it’s for you.

Hypnosis as an aid for weight loss is nothing new. Thousands of people have successfully used it to shed unwanted pounds of fat, but what about the “gastric band approach?

The theory of gastric band hypnosis can be explained like this: while in a deeply relaxed state you imagine yourself going through the gastric band surgery procedure…seeing, hearing and feeling the whole process. As a result part of you feels as though your stomach is smaller and you need less food. So you eat less and you lose weight…

…but does it work?

Well, that depends on how good your imagination is and your level of hypnotic suggestibility. There is, of course, the question of how motivated you are to lose weight too. In a nutshell it works! But most people need a little more extra work.

Let me explain…

…the best approach when working with weight control is to use a variety of different techniques…not just imagining having a gastric band fitted.This might include suggestions to eat slowly, your stomach feels smaller, visualising your self at your perfect weight and parts therapy (dealing with inner conflict).

So yes, hypnosis is a fantastic way of assisting weight loss, but you need an experienced therapist/coach who can creatively tailor the session to fit your individual needs…

…you never know it might be the best decision you’ve ever made.

Until next time