Does Gastric Band Hypnosis Work
We all experience different levels of susceptibility to hypnosis, but regardless the state of hypnotic trance can be utilised to have an impact on the subconscious mind and help change behaviours.
The level of impact hypnosis will have with a person depends on how connected they are to the hypnotic suggestions and what is personally motivating them to change.
It has been proven that the process of visualising can have an impact physically and psychologically, during Gastric Band Hypnosis we utilise your response to visualisations of the actual surgery to attempt to affect your appetite and guide you away from negative patterns of behaviour. In a hypnotic state your guided through the Gastric Band Surgery, the imagery of the surgery is used the trigger a new response to food and a virtual gastric band is placed around the stomach.
So will it work for you
Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer. Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy and everyone’s experience is completely unique, we can try to eliminate as many variables as possible, but hypnosis can not overpower free will and is a tool to aid your journey of personal change.
What to expect from Gastric Band Hypnosis
The experience of hypnosis is similar to the waking state after sleep or deep meditation, you don’t lose control and this form of hypnosis is characterised by a Theta brain wave state. We use the Stanford Susceptibility test on your first session to gauge best course of treatment and first session normally lasts about an hour.
How many hypnosis sessions will you need
At the start of your journey it’s normally advisable to have a minimum of 2 sessions in close succession, however, your health, metal and physical is not a single destination. Your personal fitness is an ongoing journey and it’s important to put in place the necessary supports to aid your journey and keep things on track.
Once you get a bit of momentum new behaviours become easier and are door is always open.
Dietary requirements following Hypnosis
After the actual surgery patients are required to eat the following diet and we recommend a meal replacement shake.
Your post-op diet – what you eat in the weeks and months after your gastric sleeve surgery – is just as important as your pre-op diet. You will begin with liquids and then gradually reintroduce solid foods.
Following your post-op diet is essential if you want to realize the benefits of a bariatric procedure. It will also help you avoid potential health complications, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and gastric leaks. Here is a week-by-week diet plan detailing what to eat after a gastric sleeve surgery:
Post-Op Gastric Sleeve Diet: 1st Week After Surgery
During your first week after surgery, you will be restricted to clear liquids. In addition to water, you can drink clear broth, decaffeinated beverages, and the sugar-free versions of drink mixes like Kool-Aid and Crystal Light. Forgo carbonated beverages, caffeine, and anything with added sugar.
Post-Op Gastric Sleeve Diet: 2nd Week After Surgery
The second week will see the addition of thicker liquids to your post-op diet. These might include such items as applesauce, cream of wheat, Greek yogurt, protein shakes, and sugar-free ice creams and puddings.
Post-Op Gastric Sleeve Diet: 3rd Week After Surgery
Soft and pureed foods come next. Examples include eggs, ground meats, fish, beans, cooked vegetables, and soft fruits. Other possibilities include hummus and cottage cheese.
Post-Op Gastric Sleeve Diet: 4th Week After Surgery
Solid foods are finally back in the fourth week after surgery. At this point, the post-op diet is similar to your presurgical diet. Certain items remain off limits: fried foods, candy, nuts, seeds, whole dairy products, breads, pastas, and fibrous vegetables such as broccoli. You are allowed to reintroduce caffeine, but only in small quantities.
Your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between something vividly visualised and an actual reality. You can learn how to use your vivid imagination to help achieve a result that you desire and get the figure you have always wanted.