When ayou are under hypnosis, your attention is highly focused and you are more responsive to suggestions. This can include suggestions that involve changing your behavior or beliefs.
What is Hypnotic Gastric Banding?
Surgical gastric banding is the procedure where a band is inserted around your stomach and it is adjusted to reduce the size of your stomach. Since your stomach is much smaller, the amount of food you can consume is also much smaller.
Hypnotic gastric banding tricks your brain into thinking that you have had the surgery. The result is less, without ever having to have the actual surgery.
This procedure is more popular in the European countries and is just becoming popular in the United States.
Hypnosis works by communicating to your subconscious mind.
- The subconscious mind is responsible for habits and emotions of a person
- Most experts believe that the subconscious mind is far more powerful than the conscious mind
- Hypnosis works on the belief that the subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and fiction
- Your subconscious mind will believe what you tell it or choose to believe
The main strategy involved in this weight loss method is to influence your subconscious mind into believing that you have had surgery. That subconscious belief will make you eat smaller portions.
How Does it Work?
Most programs require sessions for 4 to 8 weeks. Most programs offer sessions tailored to meet your needs.
These private sessions with the hypnotist will help clear away the myths associated with hypnosis and help reprogram your mind. Your change in beliefs and behavior should last a lifetime.
What Are the Benefits?
The hypnosis gastric band does not require you to take any special supplements or medications. This is no diet program to follow and you can eat whatever you want to.
The behavior changes are permanent and you can have reinforcement of the new behaviors as often as you need it using a CD or mp3 player. This method is more cost effective and less risky compared to actual gastric band surgery.
What Are the Cons?
This procedure is not for aggressive or fast weight loss. Your weight loss will be much slower than it is for those people who actually have surgery.
It is alternate medicine and many start with the belief that they don’t believe it will work. Hypnosis is generally much more successful when people believe that it will work for them.
Will it Work For Me?
Just like any other weight loss approach, hypnotic banding also requires commitment and a willingness to make changes.
Hypnosis is a tool to achieve the desired outcome. You cannot rely on hypnosis alone to get to your weight loss goals. You should also consider the unhealthy behaviors that led to your weight gain in the first place.
The hypnotic band treatment will make you eat smaller portions. However, you are still deciding what kind of food you will eat. It also does not “fix” your problems. You have to actively participate and be willing to change your lifestyle.
What Do You Think?
Does the hypnotic gastric banding procedure sound interesting to you? Do you think it can work?