Gastric Band Hypnotherapy.
The virtual gastric band, sometimes know as Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, is based on the idea of the surgical gastric band. There is no certainty of its origins as the concept has been constructed in a number of ways by various hypnotherapists the first of which were Martin & Marion Shirran at the Elite Clinic in Spain, after world wide media attention they registered the trade mark for the Gastric Mind Band in
North America and Europe. The Shirran’s were invited to the USA to appear on various TV networks at the time of the publishing of the book, Shirran’s Solution – The Gastric Mind Band from Argentina and Sheila Granger from the UK also claim to be the first to use the process. Granger’s interpretation of the Virtual Gastric Band garnered interest from the media and the BBC when she began working alongside a National Health Service (NHS) general practitioner (GP) and ran a trial that proved 95% successful. Sheila claims to have trained hypnotherapists in USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. Scharovsky claims the same for several countries in Latin America.The virtual gastric band is a concept used by many companies under a range of alternate guises including Slim-Think, Hypno-Band and Gastric Mind Band. No individual can claim ownership over the name “virtual gastric band” as it is a concept open to interpretation by any hypnotherapist. However, some interpretations are more successful than others.
The procedure used more often consists in making a session of hypnosis followed by sessions of re-hypnosis, some Neuro Linguistic Programming and a look at the cognitive behavioral shifts achieved during the session .
During the hypnosis session the brain is re-ordered to believe the stomach is smaller than it really is and the hypnopedia sessions are used to reinforce improvements in alimentary habits. As a consequence, the ingestion of food is limited in a virtual way, which produces as a result loss of weight. After the process, some reinforcements are made via psychological treatment for the management of anxiety.
As well as installing the Gastric Hypnotic Band I work with all my clients on any emotional problems linked with overeating. Generally people over eat because they are using the food to mask a deep rooted emotion whether that is depression, loneliness, boredom or sadness. So in addition to the Virtual Gastric Band surgery I spend part of our sessions getting to the heart of the problem and then neutralising it. Once the reason for your over eating is eradicated we then work on retraining you to eat only when you are hungry. This is why the Hypno-band technique can help whilst other diets fail
The Above is supplemented and aided by the use of NLP and CBT to look at all the psychological aspects be that the thoughts and relationship you currently have through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or more commonly the blocks that preventing progress using processes such as parts integration from NLP.
Normally we will cover the above in 3 sessions which are 7 to 10 days apart. Cost of each session is £65.00 (£195 for the full 3 session program)
Am I suitable for the Gastric Hypnotic Band?
The Hypno- Gasrtic Band is designed for people who are fully committed to losing weight and have a BMI of over 25. All clients are assessed before commencing with the Virtual Gastric Band procedure. Generally if you are over-weight and committed to losing that weight and changing your life style you would be considered suitable. The program is not suitable for individuals who have a physiological reason for their weight gain.
Will the Hypno-Band work for me?
The Hypno Gastric Band is a treatment program which requires input from both the therapist and client. No weight loss system will work for you unless you are committed to losing weight and are prepared to change your diet and lifestyle. During each Gastric Band hypnosis session you may be given tasks or homework to do which must be completed before the next session to ensure your success. The Hypno-Band system gives you the tools and ability to lose and maintain a healthier body but you need to be serious about losing weight and following the program.
Is the Hypno-Band guaranteed?
No medical or therapy procedure can offer definite guarantees. Even a surgeon will be unable to guarantee that a real gastric band will work. The Virtual Gastric Band has been proven to be an effective tool in aiding significant weight loss however the key to your success is you. No system will work if you do not put in 100% commitment. You will only lose significant amounts of weight if you eat less! The Hypno-Band sessions will give you the tools so that you can change your behaviour and lifestyle so that you can lose weight permanently.
Does the Hypno Gastric Band involve Surgery?
No! The Hypno-band system is a non-invasive behaviour changing method using the techniques of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Will the Hypno-Band hurt?
The Gastric Hypnotic Band procedure is relaxing and comfortable.
Does Gastric Band Hypnosis create side effects?
No. There will be no side effects associated with undergoing the Hypno-Band procedure
Hypnosis as therapy
One of the most common areas of controversy of is the use of hypnosis as a tool for an effective therapy.In a study made in 1996 in which hypnosis was combined with a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) it was found that people who used both treatments lost more weight than people that only used CBT or Hypnosis as stand alone therapies.
The gastric virtual band procedure does not require surgery, and hence, there is no physical trauma or need for hospitalization It is also our experience that loss of weight can be experienced from the beginning of treatment.Hypnosis also has the added benefit reduced costs compared with surgery, No recovery time required leaving you free to carry on with your normal routine.
Effects or results
As opposed to other procedures requiring surgery, the VGB could represent meaningful losses of weight permanently since it focuses directly in the alimentary habits.UK clinical hypnotherapist Sheila Granger claims 95% success rate however research or clinical trials supporting this have not yet been published.
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In addition to our Gastric Band Hypnotherapy listed, we offer market leading weight management recordings to help identify and bring understanding to your very specific set of rituals around and beliefs maintaining your current eating habits. Why not have a look at our Weight Management super pack offer?
At The Watford & District Hypnotherapy Centre we offer private therapy sessions Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 20:00 and Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 16:00 at which we can discuss and develop a bespoke program to help identify and work towards a resolution for your smoking cessation challenges.
Sessions are on average 60 minutes in length and cost is £65.00.Specific number of sessions required is hard if not impossible to state as it is a very individual set of circumstances and responses that bring about the various challenges, we offer a free of charge no obligation initial assessment at which we should be able to assess likely number of sessions required.
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