HYPNOBAND is virtual gastric band hypnotherapy, where we convince your subconscious mind (in hypnosis) that you have had a gastric band operation. This allows you to experience all of the weight loss benefits of a gastric band without the risky side effects or the exorbitant cost.
There are FIVE SESSIONS as part of the HYPNOBAND programme. The first four sessions are normally a week apart and last for one to one and a half hours each. In the fourth session we perform your “gastric band operation”
The fifth session is one month after the fourth session and we adjust your gastric band either to allow you to eat a little more (if you are losing weight too quickly), or to be able to eat a little less (if your weight loss is too slow).
Here is a breakdown of what happens during each of the sessions.
- SESSION ONE – Using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques, we challenge all of those emotional reasons that you overeat and find newer and better ways of resolving emotions without food. We also introduce you to hypnosis and the perfect image of you at your ideal weight.
- SESSION TWO – Using hypnotherapy techniques such as timeline, ego state therapy and age regression, we tackle the root causes of your emotional associations with food and boost your self-image and your motivation to exercise.
- SESSION THREE – Using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques, we associate good feelings with healthy food choices and change your attraction to food type that you choose (eg. chocolate, crisps, etc.). We also prepare you for surgery and you get to meet your surgeon, your anaesthetist and your nurse.
- SESSION FOUR – This is your surgery session where you’ll smell the smell of antiseptic in my office, you’ll hear the sounds of hospital monitors as you are in hypnosis and your subconscious mind will be convinced that you are actually having a gastric band operation which will help you to eat less and feel fuller faster.
- SESSION FIVE – One month after your surgery session, we’ll do an adjustment session. This is where we will loosen or tighten the band to allow you eat more or less, depending on your weight loss experience during the previous month
As part of the HYPNOBAND programme, you will receive a HYPNOBAND manual and two self-hypnosis cd’s. There is some homework to do which you must commit yourself to doing. The key to your success is your commitment to following the programme faithfully and implementing the behaviour changes necessary. There is no magic wand – however you can change if you really want to and HYPNOBAND can help you to succeed!
We are currently accepting clients from Co. Cork, Co. Kerry, Co. Clare, Co. Tipperary and Co. Waterford at our clinic in Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland
Disclaimer: When embarking on any weight loss programme, you should always consult your GP to ensure the programme is suitable for you and to discuss any underlying reasons for your weight problem. Some people have food allergies or intolerances that prevent them from losing weight and the success of the HYPNOBAND programme may be affected by such issues.