The Hypnotic Gastric Band is a weight loss/weight management programme that applies clinical hypnotherapy alongside other therapeutic interventions in order to help you lose weight and to keep it off. The ‘Hypnotic Gastric Band’ often referred to as ‘HypnoBand’ or ‘Virtual Hypnotic Band’ and other similar therapies are offered on many web sites and in many clinics. The experience of our therapist is that the impact of a programme that uses hypnotherapy only is typically short term with variable results.
How does it work?
The treatment provided at our clinic is a unique and extremely effective programme that uses aspects of the ‘Hypnotic Gastric Band’ treatment programme whilst adding elements of counselling, life coaching, and a cognitive approach called mind management.
What will happen in the therapy sessions?
The Hypnotic Gastric Band programme consists of six face to face sessions each of an hours duration. The initial consultation is always on a no obligation basis so if you decide its not for you there is no charge.You will be introduced to hypnotic techniques like visualisation, suggestion, and aversion therapy amongst others. In between the face to face sessions our therapist provides ongoing support by telephone and email contact. Guided reading, exercises and listening to the recorded hypnotherapy which is given to you at the end of each session is also part of the programme.
In addition to the hypnotherapy you will be encouraged to reflect and look at the origins of your behaviour around food and how perhaps years of struggling and believing yourself to ‘struggle with weight’ or to be a ‘yo yo dieter’ actually reinforces the very behaviour you are looking to change. This work on your ‘belief systems’ and the adoption of positive affirmations and constructive rather then destructive beliefs works incredibly well alongside the hypnotherapy. Finally ‘Mind Management’ strategies and ‘Life Coaching’ that looks at lifestyle choices, pressures, and opportunities whilst working to recognise and manage the elements of your thinking that compromise you also adds to your potential to succeed.
A 2014 UK survey found that one in six people tried to take their own life while on a waiting list for psychological therapy.
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