Gastric Band Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss
Most people who want to lose weight have experienced the yo-yo effect – losing weight only to put it on again, and often more than was lost in the first place. Does this sound familiar?
And most people want a magic bullet because, let’s face it, losing weight is difficult. Having gastric band surgery to lose weight reduces the size of people’s stomachs so it is either extremely painful or difficult to eat the same quantities as previously. But it seems so drastic, having the gastric, doesn’t it?
So gastric band hypnotherapy for weight loss can seem like the perfect solution.
Gastric Band Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss – The Problem
However, what it fails to do is deal with the cause of the over-eating. People don’t eat too much because their stomachs can withstand the load. They eat too much because of emotional eating, as a response to stress, hormone imbalances, nutritional deficiencies or blood sugar imbalances.
The urge to eat may or may not disappear with gastric band hypnotherapy for weight loss. What will not disappear, unless you work with a skilled therapist, is the drive that got you into that position in the first place.
Gastric Band for Hypnotherapy – The Risk
If you don’t deal with the cause of overeating, the risk is that the driver will simply transfer too other ‘too-muching’ behaviours such as drinking, smoking, shopping, or spending too much time on social media. They all serve as distractions to life’s problems but the problems are still there. So you may lose weight but the desire to eat will not go away and the problem will simply transfer elsewhere. I have had clients who come to me following gastric band surgery frustrated because now they liquidize their junk food so they can still eat it!
So, what’s the answer?
It is important to find a therapist who understands the principles of blood sugar control, hormonal balance, nutrition and comfort eating so that these are managed before the gastric band hypnosis is used. This is what I call an integrative approach to losing weight. It is more likely to yield positive results which have long term effects. It’s all about becoming empowered and changing your relationship with food forever.
About the author
Tricia Woolfrey is an advanced clinical hypnotherapist based in Byfleet Village, Surrey and Harley Street, London. She is a master practitioner of eating disorders and a nutritionist as well as a master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming.
She can be reached on 0345 130 0854 www.yourempoweredself.co.uk