A virtual gastric band is designed to work in the same way as a real gastric band which is an air-filled tube which is fitted near to the top of your stomach. Gastric bands which are fitted under surgery create a smaller stomach chamber. This means that you will feel fuller far more quickly than usual when you eat smaller amounts of food. The food is then released into the larger stomach chamber before entering the intestines.
Virtual gastric bands use the power of your mind to convince you that you have a gastric band fitted and, following the procedure , you will feel that your stomach is smaller and you will only be able to eat smaller amounts of food without feeling uncomfortable or nauseous.
How does it do this? Our minds find it very difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is imagined. Using hypnosis, we tap into the power of your imagination to help to you imagine that you have had a real gastric band fitted. If you’ve ever zoned out whilst watching television or reading a book, or have drifted into a daydream you’ve experienced a hypnotic state.
We can use this state to help you experience something which feels like the fitting of a gastric band. You’ll get to visit a hospital and meet your surgeon and anaesthetist –all in your imagination. When people have a real, surgical band fitted they need to make a conscious effort to change their eating habits and adopt a healthier lifestyle and the same is true once you’ve had your virtual band fitted. We’ll ask you to eat a healthier, lighter diet, taking in smaller amounts of food and to increase your activity levels. All of these changes will help make your virtual gastric band a success.
The procedure is carried out over 4 sessions and includes;
The complete programme fee is £350 which includes everything and is due to be paid on the first session (Payment plan options are available, please ask for details)