Have you noticed that obesity in our community is becoming more common and widespread, which no doubt is the reason behind the growing demand for Hypno-Gastric-Band hypnotherapy.
If you have not heard about this form of hypnotherapy before, you may well be asking: “What are the advantages of Hypno-Gastric-Band”?
The benefits are similar to those of an actual gastric band surgery; where a band is surgically placed around the stomach, so patients would afterwards eat smaller portions; feel fuller faster, and ultimately, lose weight. All this is possible without the actual surgical procedure.
Hypno-Gastric-Band a specialised field of hypnotherapy, is specifically designed to help the mind and body believe that a gastric band had been fitted, effectively reducing appetite and the size of the stomach.
How does Hypno-Gastric-Band Hypnotherapy work?
Allow me to briefly describe the Hypno-Gastric-Band hypnotherapy sessions, which consist of four one hour sessions.
Our first session may or may not involve any hypnosis. Instead, it may be more important to fully identify underlying reasons that are contributing to weight gain, such as; skipping breakfast, snacking, comfort eating or eating absentmindedly while watching television. We can identify healthier “substitutes” that will make weight loss easier.
The first session is spent taking your full history, exploring your individual needs, helping you understand how hypnosis works and guiding you to experience hypnosis and to motivate you to live a healthier lifestyle.
Next session we will use hypnosis to prepare you for the “hypno-gastric-band-procedure,” to get you familiar with reducing the size of your stomach, so you will eat less. This session will also help identify and eliminate issues relating to your negative self-image or any further negative emotions that you associate with eating.
During the third session of hypnotherapy you will be guided through the “gastric band procedure” and given specific suggestions on having a reduced stomach size, which ultimately leads to weight loss. Along the way many helpful suggestions are made for better ways to continue to live a healthier lifestyle, including increased motivation for exercise.
Final session of hypnosis is vital for overseeing your progress and to make any adjustments needed. We will look for any aspects of weight loss you struggle with and tailor your session around these.
Here is some feedback received. Jane said: “After the first few sessions I noticed several changes in my daily routine, I ate healthier meals and went for long walks”. Sharon said: “I started to eat breakfast in the mornings, I walked to work and I used the stairs instead of the escalator.” Chris said that: “I cut out soft drinks and now only drink water with meals” and “I also feel fuller quicker, even though I’m eating less”.
Ultimately, the best way to reach your desired weight, shape and size is when it’s gradual. Try not to expect overnight results, but continue to eat healthier meals, stick to smaller portions & chew thoroughly. Continue working out and watch the weight melt off. Hypnosis for weight loss is like having your brain reprogrammed.
To help you assess if you are overweight, have a look at the below BMI Chart (Body Mass Index). BMI is a simple index of weight-to-height ratio, it is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obese adults. It is defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the height in metres squared (kg/m2).
For example, an adult who weighs 70 kilos and is 1.75m tall will have a BMI of 22.9.
- BMI = 70 kg / (1.75 m2) = 70 / 3.06 = 22.9 (find a quick calculator for BMI)
The Body Fat Percentage Chart not only reveals the percentage of body fat, but also gives you a clear guide as to whether your weight is a serious problem for your overall health and wellbeing.
Underweight BMI = <18.50
Normal BMI Range = ≥24.99
Overweight BMI = ≥30.00
Obese BMI Range = ≥35.00+
Now that you know your BMI score, you are in a better position to decide if you would benefit from Hypnotherapy to turn your life around and getting your weight under control.
To further discuss your weight loss issues and concerns please give Katherine a call today on (02) 9568 6801
Written by: Katherine Ferris, clinical hypnotherapist