Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis in Essex

Gastric Band Hypnosis in Basildon Essex

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy in Basildon, Essex

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Gastric band hypnosis aims to persuade your subconscious mind that you have had a Virtual Gastric Band fitted; where you could feel all of the sensations without any of the risk or discomfort of surgery and you could still lose weight.* But as with every other weight loss method, this will not work unless YOU really want it to. You need to be fully prepared to change your bad eating habits, keep control of your calorie intake and adjust your life-style to be healthier.

Gastric Band Hypnosis in Essex

The processes that I offer are;

Option 1 £425; includes full personal telephone back-up and a further hypnosis session for your “Virtual Adjustment”.

A Full Cressingham Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band TM
This option aims to give the feeling of a stomach that is totally full when you have consumed about a cup/mug of food/drink. This option could be ideal for those that consider themselves to be very overweight or want to lose a lot of weight quickly. It’s aim is that you will be able to consume 3-4 mugs of food per day.***

A 'Half' Cressingham Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band TM
This option aims to give the feeling of a stomach that is full when you have consumed about half of an adult portion of food, (average child's meal)***. This option is ideal for those that are not grossly overweight but still want to lose weight - this process is less severe than the Full Band.

Option 2 £325; as for Option 1 but with no 1-2-1 personal back-up or further hypnosis session. Back-up CD only.

Find out more about gastric band hypnosis in Essex

Gastric band hypnosis in Basildon EssexThe hypnotherapy processes are usually completed in just one full day! It can be done over 2-3 sessions if you prefer. However, please note the best results are with those completing stages 1 to 5 in a single day – it is intensive.



The Process in Detail - Steps 1 to 5

The process of 'mentally embedding’ a Cressingham Virtual Gastric Band(TM) and 'Half' Band consists of up to 6 stages:

1) Initial consultation – this is FREE of charge A hypnotic gastric band consultation lasts between 45 minutes to 1 hour - only clients that I feel are able to cope with the hypnotherapy techniques and will be committed to following the aftercare guidelines will be accepted; you will be told at the end of the consultation if you have been accepted. Those who are accepted follow the programme detailed here; there are slight variations on the programme format and these are detailed below.

2) Session/Stage One (1 hour) During the initial session/stage I will ask you lots of different questions about you and the relationship you have with food. Together we will fathom out what it is you need to do to get rid of any trigger problems or limiting beliefs you might have, so that you are able to move on with your life and could therefore be successful with the Gastric Band Hypnosis.

3) First Treatment/Stage 2 (1-2 hours) This is where hypnotherapy starts and an individual programme will have been designed just for you. It will aim to help you to eliminate any blocks to why you have not succeeded in losing weight before. It may also help you (if appropriate) to deal with: bad eating habits you may have and/or triggers for overeating. It could also help boost your self confidence and motivation to exercise.

4) Second Treatment/Stage 3 (1-2 hours) Virtual Gastric Band/'Half' Band “virtual implantation”. I will introduce the idea that you can feel full on just a small amount of food, this assists you in mentally ‘shrinking’ your stomach. We then go on to establishing the Cressingham Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band(TM).

5) Dietary Programme (up to 1hour)

Choose between Option 1 & Option 2 for the most appropriate method for you!

Option 1 consists of:

Steps 1 – 5 plus:
  • Follow-up Calls (max 60 minutes, if required) of 1 or 2 30 minute telephone follow up calls to help with any issues or queries you may still have.
  • Hypnotic “Virtual Adjustment”: When you feel you have achieved a weight you are happy with you can book an appointment to have your 'virtual band' adjusted so you can eat a little more, just enough to maintain your ideal weight. (60 minutes).

Option 2 consists of:

Steps 1 – 5 plus
  • Specially created back-up CD to listen to should any problems occur.
PLEASE NOTE: With Option 2 any further hypnosis sessions are to be paid for.

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Succeeding after Gastric Band Hypnosis

Gastric hypno band in Basildon Essex The enduring success of your Hypnotic Band will depend on you being able to both make and to maintain the major dietary and lifestyle modifications which are akin to those had you undergone gastric bypass surgery. It is crucially important that you eat a healthy, balanced diet as your meals will be small and so each mouthful counts – all the food you consume needs to be nutrient dense. You will be given diet plans and information to help address these issues.

Gastric Band Hypnosis, also known as Gastric Band Hypnotherapy (or Hypnotic Gastric Band, Hypno Bands or Non-surgical Gastric Bands), utilises psychotherapy and hypnotherapy techniques to make use of your own motivation to change. This is combined with positively phrased suggestions which aim take root in the subconscious mind in order to help you explore, evaluate and alter your eating habits.

So what is Gastric Band Surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery works by physically making the stomach smaller, dividing the stomach into a small “upper pouch” and a larger lower "remnant pouch. An opening from the smaller pouch is made and connected to a section of your small intestine so the food you take in can bypass your old stomach and the first part of your intestine thereby shortening your digestive system.

But obviously there are risks with putting your body through surgery and possible side effects range from vomiting and hernias, to potentially fatal blood clots or infections. Some people who undergo gastric bypass surgery experience bouts of diarrhoea, dizziness or fainting from low blood sugar associated with the low nutrient intake.

Gastric band hypnotherapy has none of those nasty side effects that you could get with surgery, is obviously far cheaper, not painful in any way and you won’t need any time off work or laid up in bed to recover!

Emotions and Food

Cheating can also be a huge problem for some people who undergo the surgery; for example people often crave foods such as chocolate, crisps or junk food, even alcohol… any of these foods can liquidised and slipped through a gastric band. So those thousands of pounds you have spent getting that invasive surgery carried out is all for nothing if you are still going to abuse your body.

What people often forget is that an essential part of losing weight involves you developing a happier, healthier relationship with food and changing your lifestyle and exercise regime. Your emotions and how you eat (and when and what) are so entwined that it can be incredibly difficult to get healthy, and to lose weight, without first tackling your emotional connection to food.

Gastric band surgery will not change your eating habits or your emotional attachments to food but hypnotherapy could help you to address these issues.

Common Triggers for Over-Eating

Think about it… when you are feeling upset or stressed do you instantly turn to crisps or chocolate? Are you using food to “medicate” yourself because of an emotional issue? Does eating take your mind off your problem for a moment? It probably does but then comes the guilt or unhappiness about what or how much you have just eaten, which simply multiplies the problem.

Emotional eating has its roots in actual emotions and people often eat because of:

  • Feeling unhappy with the way you look
  • Loneliness
  • Boredom
  • Anger
  • Feeling jealous
  • Needing love and comfort
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling upset and hurt
  • Feeling sad
  • Feeling deprived i.e. when dieting
  • Lack of energy and feeling tired
  • Habits
(However, this list is not exhaustive and you may have other triggers.)

*Please be advised hypnosis and hypnotherapy are natural practices and effects will vary from person to person depending on their ability to conform to the process and the follow up care specified.

***These effects will only occur if you allow yourself to accept the hypnotic suggestions fully and follow the after-care policy correctly.

N.B. I may need to write to your doctor or other medical/psychological practitioner for their consent to you undertaking hypnotherapy. If they say it is not suitable for you I will not continue and any deposit monies will be refunded forthwith.

Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy not an alternative therapy and not an alternative to mainstream medical advice. If you are categorised as obese or have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or over then you should always consult your doctor before embarking on any weight loss program.

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Virtual Gastric Band booking policy: all bookings will require a minimum 50% deposit or be paid in full or it will not be regarded as a firm booking. When cancelling an appointment I need to have 48 hours notice. If a rebooking is made there will be no charges incurred, if it is a total cancellation a 50% fee will be levied. If you have scheduled a gastric band hypnosis session with me already please use the payment menthod below to pay the deposit for the appropriate option.

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