Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Why?

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy

  • Boobs too small? No problem – get a boob job.
  • Lips too thin? No problem – Get lip fillers.
  • Too many wrinkles? No problem – get some botox.
  • Unhappy with your overplucked eyebrows? No problem – get  permanent tattoos.
  • Morbidly obese? No problem – you can fit a gastric band.

gastric band hypnotherapyGastric Band Hypnotherapy? In this image-conscious age, we live in, people want a ‘quick fix’ to correct any flaws they have. However, every procedure has its risks. Over plumped lips which look unnatural as well as painful caused by botox that has slipped down the face. This leaves the person with an uneven appearance.  Perhaps even permanent paralysis or uneven breasts which may become lumpy. Plus thick tattooed eyebrows that begin to look ridiculous as the person gets older and their skin tone changes.  Then, of course, there is gastric band surgery.  Unfortunately, there are risks with this kind of invasive surgery.    

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy or Surgery

Why is gastric band surgery becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional diet programmes? In the period from 2006 to 2012 (latest statistics available), the NHS carried out a variety of gastric band surgeries.  This figure increased by a staggering 530%.

The NHS are only fire fighting trying to keep this obesity epidemic at bay. However, the alternative to not doing anything is costing the NHS £billions on obesity-related health problems. Diabetes will soon become an epidemic in its own right.  In addition, the strain of being overweight causes coronary diseases.  Also, hypertension which medication controls to thwart potential strokes.  Plus, fat crushes internal organs causing breathing problems. This all has an impact on the mental health of the obese person as they struggle to manage in everyday situations.


gastric band hypnotherapyLatest statistics available show. 67% of men and 57% of women are in the overweight or obese category. Tragically, this is growing steadily.   Unrealistic skinny models adorn social media.  Clothes designed to look good on only stick thin people.  Yet these same magazines and tv programmes and advertisements are also encouraging you to eat more and drink more.

There are fast food shops in every street encouraging you to ‘go large with your fries’. The supermarkets are open 24/7. Filled with tempting yet unnourishing ready meals and encouraging you to buy more. Offering 2 for 1 deals etc. Food is in such abundance in the Western World and we have become addicted to eating. We crave food not to refuel our bodies but to give it a ‘treat’. Instead of putting the excessive food we have on our plate IN the waste, we put it ON our waist!

No wonder then there is this onslaught of false imagery and temptation to constantly overeat. We are living in a society with ever-expanding waistlines. But wait – social media and those same supermarkets are also offering you a solution. Once you have overeaten and are now an unhealthy size – you can buy their diet products! Diet meals, diet drinks, diet shakes, diet snacks. Diet meals delivered straight to your door!  The list is endless.  No wonder we are still becoming bigger and bigger. Not to mention suffering from all the health problems. As well as low self-esteem and self-loathing issues that go with it.

How can this be?

Well, the reason is that most diets are unfeasible long term. Yes, they can teach you how to control your portion size. You can be more aware of what is good and bad for your body. However, most diets rely on you depriving yourself of what you like best. Sooner or later you cave in and go back to your old eating habits.

This whole model relies on return business.  Otherwise, your problem would be resolved.  Most dieters jump from one diet to another. Failure is blamed on the diet.   Dieters will make every excuse under the sun when they fail.  They have lots of negative feelings attached to the diet. They are also more likely to give up as they see it as a never-ending struggle. In the meantime, the pounds add on after every failed attempt.

Alternative Programmes

Another solution gaining popularity to the many diet programmes available is the variety of gastric band surgeries now available. Either through a referral from your concerned GP as your health is at risk or by going private. However, surgery of any kind comes with risks.

The very reason for the surgery is normally because the person is morbidly obese. The weight has become life-threatening and co-existing illnesses have emerged. Such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases and breathing problems. This is because of society’s obsession with the perfect self-image etc. More and more people are opting for this surgery.   Many are unwilling to put their names onto a long waiting list.  Ultimately, they are willing to go into debt to pay for what they see as a quick fix.

Unfortunately, if the person’s mindset does not change, then surgery is not the answer.   Initially, the weight will fall off them as they physically cannot consume the same calories or types of foods as before.  However, they may still crave the same foods and still make unhealthy choices.

This can result in them losing lots of weight initially. However eventually, they will find ways to devour the same foods and make the same bad choices as before.

Gastric Band Hypnosis as a safe option

Gastric Band Hypnotherapy as a safer, more affordable alternative

gastric band hypnotherapy Find a fully qualified hypnotherapist trained in gastric band hypnotherapy.  This is a much safer, cheaper way to get rid of excess weight.    Over 4 or 5 sessions he or she will help you get to the root cause of your overeating.  This will allow you to understand why you overeat in the first place.  It will help you to get rid of any negative emotions holding you back. The therapist will reprogramme your unconscious mind. This will create a desire for you to eat more healthily.  It will enable you to make the right choices that are important to you.  This will help you achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle.  

Hypnosis Process

During hypnosis, the therapist will help you to feel completely relaxed.  He will guide you through the surgery.  Firstly, you will imagine you are being wheeled down the corridor.  Secondly, you will go under anaesthetic.  Lastly, you will wake up with a newly fitted gastric band.  Your conscious self understands that you haven’t really had an operation.  However, your subconscious does not. It feels just like dreaming.  Where you really do believe you are flying through the air or jumping over a cliff.  Without a doubt, your subconscious creates a sense of belief that the surgery has taken place.

As a result, it will want to protect this new body and is careful to want to make sure it puts the right amount of nourishing fuel into your body. The therapist will normally invite you back for a follow-up visit a few weeks later. This is to monitor your progress and ‘adjust’ the virtual band as necessary just like in a real procedure.

Benefits of Gastric Band Hypnotherapy vs  Surgery

So what are the benefits of choosing Hypnosis over Surgery?  It’s safer. There is no invasive surgery or risks using anaesthetics. No unsightly scarring. No physical discomfort or mental anguish.

It’s less expensive. Gastric Band Hypnotherapy is roughly 15 times cheaper than paying for private surgery.  Alternatively, you could go abroad for surgery.  However, this is often unregulated and risky. Follow up treatment is rarely on offer even if things go wrong. Finally, you can go straight back to work as there is no recovery time.

gastric band hypnotherapy You are less likely to have a relapse and go back to your old ways. Especially as the therapist has dealt with the underlying reasons you overeat in the first place. He/she will have addressed the cravings you have and looked at the psychological reasons as to the causes of your overeating. Ie stress, boredom, habit, or self-sabotage.

You don’t need to wait until you are morbidly obese and suffering from co-existing problems.  Address the issue sooner rather than later.  Don’t wait till you are clinically obese.  Take action now.   

Diet Programmes

Diet programmes only teach you to control portion size and surgery is risky. Whereas, hypnosis will always look at the underlying causes as to why you overeat. This makes it more successful in helping you make lifelong changes that you can naturally maintain. Hypnosis helps you maintain a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. The therapist will help you to align both of these. You will then be on your way to obtaining that body image you always desired.

Contact us today to find out if you qualify for the Gastric Band Hypnotherapy

1 Comment

  • Jenny Carr

    February 18, 2015

    Wow! This article has certainly given me ‘food for thought’. I’ve been saving up for 2 years for a gastric band as I don’t qualify for one through the NHS as I’m not obese enough – yet. I have absolutely no will power and worry I end up as big as my mother who has loads of health problems including diabetes and breathing problems. My boyfriend and I want to start a family in the next couple of years but I don’t want to while I am this size. I tried hypnosis for public speaking before and it was very successful but to be truthful, hadn’t even considered hypnosis gastric band. I am going to phone round a couple of hypnotherapists tomorrow as I have more than enough already saved in the bank (with lots left to buy new clothes afterwards, lol). I just wish I lived near enough to you Biodun as the work you do sounds awesome. Thank you for the information.