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Pathways Hypnotherapy in Benfleet Essex

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis in Essex

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy in Benfleet, Essex

virtual gastric band hypnosis

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Check out this real life example. Sally lost 5 stone and 74cm all over in just 11 months with a hypnotic gastric band!
virtual gastric band client before and after weight loss

So what is Gastric Band Surgery?

Gastric band surgery works by physically making the stomach smaller, dividing the stomach into a small “upper pouch” and a larger lower "remnant pouch. Food collected in the upper pouch is essentially your new sized stomach and therefore, you feel fuller quicker.

Apart from it being very expensive to have actual surgery, ranging between £4,000- 15,000 (dependent on which type you have), there are risks and possible side effects ranging from vomiting and hernias, to potentially fatal blood clots or infections. Some people who undergo gastric surgery experience bouts of diarrhoea, dizziness or fainting from low blood sugar associated with low nutrient intake for the rest of their lives.

Recently the trend of health tourism has emerged with people travelling abroad for surgery, tempted by cheaper prices, but the risks of complication are even higher.

BBC; Warnings against 'reckless' weight loss surgery abroad
BBC; Surgery: Women regret overseas cut-price weight loss ops
BBC; Turkey surgery warning as mother-of-four dies after gastric sleeve

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 be laid up in bed to recover!

Emotions and Food

Cheating can also be a huge problem for some people who undergo the surgery because they haven’t dealt with the psychological issues driving them to over eat or comfort eat; for example people often crave foods such as chocolate, crisps or junk food, even alcohol… any of these foods can be liquidised and slipped through a gastric band. So those thousands of pounds 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, how you eat (when and what) are so intertwined, 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 and the other therapeutic methods I use, could help provide you the tools you need to address these issues.

Common Triggers for Over-Eating

Think about it… when you are feeling upset, bored 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, for a few seconds, but then comes the guilt or unhappiness about what or how much you have just eaten, which simply increases the problem.

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Gastric Band Hypnosis – is the safer, cheaper and more empowering way for you to succeed!

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

This hypnosis weight loss technique 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 commit to adjusting your lifestyle. With my help and expertise, you will learn about calorie counting, portion control and how to control and possibly even banish your emotional triggers. This can be achieved in just 3 simple steps!

*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.

I have re-designed and updated my approach to the Virtual Gastric Band; it now makes it easier for those who want to lose weight fast, but incorporates a little extra groundwork and support that’s needed to help kickstart you into a healthier routine.

I know you want to lose weight fast, but now is not the time to cut corners and hope for the best, that’s probably the attitude that got you here in the first place. As skilled as I am, I cannot do this for you, but I can support you and give you tools to achieve the success you want. This means that your commitment to the programme is paramount and you will be assessed over a 3 week period with your diligence in calorie counting and getting it right, before the band is even granted. This way I know you have the skills and dedication, to continue to help yourself stay in a healthy lifestyle, mentally and physically, long after our time together is over.

What will the Virtual Gastric Band do?

Your virtual gastric band aims to give the feeling of a stomach that is full when you have consumed about a cup/mug of food/drink. It is ideal for those that are very overweight which is at least 3 stone (19kg) over what your ideal weight range should be for your height. It’s aim is that you will be able to consume 3 to 4 small meals per day. These effects will only occur if you allow yourself to accept the hypnotic suggestions fully and follow the after-care policy correctly.

The Process in Detail - Steps 1 to 3

The process of 'mentally embedding’ a Virtual Gastric Band consists of:

Initial Telephone Consultation; free of charge Only clients that I feel are able to cope with the hypnotherapy techniques, and will be committed to following the aftercare guidelines, will be approved. You will be told at the end of the consultation if I think the virtual gastric band is right for you. Those who are selected will follow the programme detailed below; there may be slight variations in the programmes format to tailor it to each individual.

Step One (1 hour session) I will ask you further questions about you and the relationship you have with food. You will be given a calorie counting diary and information on how to count effectively, the pitfalls to look for etc.

Also included is your first hypnosis weight loss treatment!

Between this session (and the next two) it is time to prove your commitment to your life style change!

Step Two (2 x 1 hour sessions) This time is partly used to nip any food diary issues in the bud, unless you have cracked it; if so, you should already be seeing some results on the scales and feel more enlightened about where you were going wrong before! Then, together, we will work on removing any emotional blockages or self-sabotaging behaviours with tailor-made hypnosis and/or EFT methodology, as part of an individual programme designed just for you. This time will aim to help you to eliminate any emotional blocks as 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.

At the end of these three hour long sessions, if you have proved you can maintain your food diary and commit fully to the process, then it’s time to book step 3 so we can do some extensive reprogramming and get the virtual gastric band fitted!

If you fail to show commitment during steps 1 and 2 by not completing food diaries and following the guidelines set for you, you will be denied progression to step three! You will not be obliged to pay the remaining instalment that covers step three of the programme if this is the case.

Step 3 (4 hour session) Virtual Gastric Band “implantation” day. 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 and establishing the Hypnotic Gastric Band. You will be given all the information, tools and support to help the process be successful. However it is up to you to follow the guidelines set out to ensure your success!

So, if you are determined that you’ve had enough of being overweight and are finally willing to fight for yourself and your happiness, then get in touch so we can start your new lifestyle journey today!

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Virtual Gastric Band Options

Premium Band (£690 in total)

Steps 1 & 2
Food diary and pen.
3 hours of hypnosis/other therapeutic techniques to kick start your healthy lifestyle!

Step 3
VGB fitting, 4 hours of intense hypnosis and other techniques to finish the process.

Also included:
Information pack and guidelines, access to the VGB members area full of helpful things to keep you on track.
Follow-up Call (max 60 minutes, if required) the 60 minutes can be split into two telephone follow up calls of 30 minutes for any further support should you need it.
Hypnotic “Virtual Adjustment” (60 minutes): When you feel you have achieved a weight you are happy with, you can book a band adjustment so you can eat a little more, just enough to maintain your ideal weight.
A specially created, recorded hypnosis track to keep those powerful suggestions refreshed if needed.
Option for you to keep in touch by email for 16 weeks to keep me updated on your progress.

Standard Band (£590 in total)

Steps 1 & 2
Food diary and pen.
3 hours of hypnosis/other therapeutic techniques to kick start your healthy lifestyle!

Step 3
VGB fitting, 4 hours of intense hypnosis and other techniques to finish the process.

Also included:
Information pack and guidelines, access to the VGB members area full of helpful things to keep you on track.
Option for you to keep in touch by email for 16 weeks to keep me updated on your progress (Please note: with the standard band any further hypnosis sessions are to be paid for).

Succeeding after Gastric Band Hypnotherapy

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

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 utstanding 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

Steps 1 and 2 to be paid in full in advance. Payment can be cash or bank transfer.

Step 3 the virtual gastric band will require a minimum 50% deposit or be paid in full for the remaining cost of whichever option you have selected. This needs to be paid at the end of step 2 or it will not be regarded as a firm booking.

48 hours notice is needed for cancelling an appointment or you will lose your deposit.

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