What is Hypnosis?
What is Hypnotherapy?
- If you have an emotional or psychological problem, a bad habit you can't break, or just want to feel better about yourself, hypnotherapy can help you make the desired changes, no matter how entrenched the condition.
- It's a perfectly safe and natural way of using your own inner resources, to reorganise your thoughts and behaviours to bring about beneficial change.
- Also, unlike certain drugs, there are absolutely no side effects.
- Weight Control
- Personal development, such as performance improvement at work or your chosen sport, interview nerves, etc.
- as well as a wide variety of other conditions.
Heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are to name but a few of the conditions which see an increased risk from obesity and being overweight.
As the most overweight country currently in Europe, Britain is now looking to alternative methods of weight-loss after experiencing little success with traditional methods such as dieting, healthy eating and exercise.
Recently public interest for a procedure known as 'gastric band' surgery has increased ten fold after a number of celebrity admissions and much media coverage. The surgery involves placing a restrictive device around the upper part of the stomach which will create a pouch only capable of holding a certain amount of food. This reduced space where food will now go after a meal will fill far more rapidly than the entirety of the stomach, meaning the feeling of fullness will happen much more quickly and consumption will be reduced.
Gastric band hypnotherapy
Although gastric bands are highly successful in many cases, around 80% of patients will experience unpleasant side effects such as nausea and regurgitation of food.
The British Medical Journal has reported gastric band operations having risen from 238 a year to more than 2,543 in 2007 with an estimated 240,000 people waiting to have surgery.
Gastric band hypnotherapy involves the use of hypnotherapy, neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to convince individuals that they have had a gastric band fitted but without the fears, risks, cost and side effects of going through the actual surgical procedure.
What does treatment involve?
The procedure will involve a number of different techniques such as positive suggestion, visualisation, CBT, and NLP.
One of the key benefits of hypnotherapy is that it will also help to address any emotional and psychological issues which have caused an individual to begin over eating in the first place, helping them to eliminate these so they can maintain a healthy weight even years after their initial hypnotherapy treatment.
Generally the first meeting will be an initial consultation. This stage of the process will involve a discussion regarding your eating habits, your BMI, what weight loss methods have already been tried, mental health and attitude towards food.
This session is an opportunity to gather information about you so they can ensure treatment is personally tailored to best suit your needs.