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Friday 16 November 2018
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Paul McKenna Explains How Hypnotic Gastric Bands Aid Weight Loss

The non-surgical, non-invasive weight loss method that really works

Many people struggle to lose weight and keep it off, but a hypnotic gastric band could deliver long-lasting results, without going under the knife.

Dieting and weight loss are big issues today, with more than a quarter of adults classed as obese, and around two thirds of us claiming to be on a diet most of the time.

While most of us know, in theory, how to lose weight, the reality is not always that easy. Making permanent changes to your diet and losing weight over the long term can be difficult; all too often we struggle to shift the excess pounds and, even if we do manage to lose the weight, we often find it piling back on once we ditch the strict diet and revert back to our usual eating habits.

In desperation, some people even opt to have a gastric band fitted. This limits the amount of space available in your stomach, reducing the amount of food you can eat in one sitting. However, while gastric bands are proven to help people lose weight, they involve radical surgery which comes with its own set of complications and risks. What’s more, it doesn’t address the underlying problems that are causing an unhealthy relationship with food.

Happily, there is a solution available that can achieve similar results without requiring people to go under the knife.

Hypnotic gastric band

In a recent issue of the Daily Mail, celebrity hypnotherapist, Paul McKenna, introduced readers to the concept and benefits of gastric band hypnotherapy.

Gastric band hypnotherapy involves undergoing a psychological procedure to help convince your subconscious that you have had a physical gastric band fitted. This means that you can eat less and still feel full, enabling you to lose weight while still enjoying your food.

The power of visualisation

A key component of fitting a hypnotic gastric band is visualisation. Visualisation is an incredibly powerful tool and can achieve surprising results. For example, when you imagine something relaxing, your muscles automatically relax and, conversely, when you think about something stressful, your body releases adrenaline and you find your muscles tensing up.

With gastric band hypnotherapy, patients undergo a visualisation process, being taken on a virtual journey from the hospital ward to the operating theatre and culminating in the gastric band ‘operation’ itself.

Alongside visualisation, many providers of hypnotic gastric bands also focus on psychology as a diagnostic and treatment tool. They provide a range of therapeutic services, such as talking therapies and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, in order to address and resolve any underlying issues, retrain cognitive thinking, and permanently change people’s relationship with food and eating.

Physiological changes

Gastric band hypnotherapy is not just about changing how you think about food, however. It can also have an impact on your body’s physical processes. The body’s digestive process, which begins when you start chewing your food and ends when waste is excreted from your body, is controlled by a set of hormones, some of which have additional jobs to do, such as telling your brain when you have had enough to eat.

Gastric band hypnotherapy communicates directly with these interlocking processes, recalibrating the signalling system which controls digestion and your feelings of fullness.

This combination of psychological and physiological effects is what makes hypnotic gastric bands so effective. So, if you’re looking for a non-surgical, non-invasive weight loss method that offers long-lasting results, gastric band hypnotherapy could offer the perfect solution.