• Joanne Bergmann-Goodhall

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy: No Surgery Needed

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy: No Surgery Needed

Gastric bands are a traditional form of weight loss surgery considered as a last resort for many people whose weight poses a threat to their health and safety. Whether you struggle with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, or other weight-related illnesses, gastric bands can be a successful, albeit severe, intervention to assist in weight loss. The typical process includes surgery, wherein your medical team fits a band around the upper part of your stomach that physically limits how much food you can eat (1). However, this surgery is highly invasive and patients often face a number of complications post-procedure. Despite these dangers, the significant weight loss associated with the surgery remains appealing to many who struggle with weight and health. Hypnotherapy provides another way to enjoy the benefits of a gastric band without any surgical or physical procedures.

A hypnotherapeutic gastric band can be “fitted” on any patient, with no fear of exaggerating existing health conditions. As a hypnotherapist offering gastric band hypnotherapy, my role is to guide your subconscious into believing that you’ve had a physical band placed around your stomach, reducing its size. I start by helping you identify the root causes of your eating. Emotional eating is often responsible for many people’s weight gain. A common way of coping with challenging or upsetting emotions is to reach for comfort food, no matter how unhealthy it may be. By disrupting the cycle of emotional eating and providing you with safe and healthier alternative coping mechanisms, we treat the underlying issue and help rewrite your subconscious eating habits.

The next step is to carry out the actual hypnotherapeutic gastric band “fitting”. Using time-tested and professional visualization techniques, I encourage your body and mind to enter a state of deep relaxation. Once you feel completely and utterly at peace, I work with your subconscious to suggest that you’ve had a gastric band placed, encouraging your body to act as though it truly had a smaller stomach and begin feeling full faster. I also support you with subconscious encouragement steeped in confidence, helping you commit to your new change in lifestyle and healthier, happier habits. Your mind is powerful, so with time and careful work, you will begin to feel healthier and notice the long-lasting positive effects of your “virtual” gastric band.


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