Gastric-Bandlose weight with hypnotherapy
Obesity in the UK
Unfortunately, obesity is on the rise in the England. In a 2017 survey, it found 28.7% of adults in England are obese and a further 35.6% are overweight. This makes a total of 64.3% who are either overweight or obese. (Source: Obesity Statistics, Briefing Paper Number 3336, August 2019).
Obesity is now becoming a common issue because modern living involves eating excessive amounts of cheap high-calorie food and spending a lot of time sitting down at desks, playing computer games, sitting on sofas or in cars. There is, however, certain underlying health conditions that can occasionally contribute to weight gain, such as an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Please see your GP immediately if you suspect that you have this condition. For further information on Thyroid issues please click on www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
How do I measure obesity?
Obesity is measured using a BMI Calculator. BMI is a measure of whether or not you are a healthy weight for your height. To see if you are a healthy weight for your height you can use https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/bmi-calculator/
For most adults, a BMI of:
- 18.5 to 24.9 means you’re a healthy weight
- 25 to 29.9 means you’re overweight
- 30 to 39.9 means you’re obese
- 40 or above means you’re severely obese
What does this mean in terms of how it affects my health?
- Type 2 diabetes
- Coronary heart disease
- Some types of cancer; breast cancer and bowel cancer
What are the causes of obesity?
Obesity is caused by consuming too many calories, in particular foods that contain sugar and fat. If these calories are not burnt off through physical activity the body can store it as fat.
How can I deal with obesity?
One of the many options in treating obesity is to use a safe and effective method known as Gastric band hypnotherapy.
Gastric Band Surgery VS Gastric Band Hypnotherapy?
Like all surgical procedures gastric band surgery is not without risk. The surgical option – gastric band only has a 70% success rate. Whereas, hypnosis has an 80% success rate because it uses a holistic approach that assesses the core issue which has caused the overeating in the first place. Moreover, there are no risk of infections or surgical complications with gastric band hypnotherapy; only pure and simple weight loss. Furthermore, there are a number of complications that can occur during or immediately after surgery such as:
- Infection – (infects around 1 in 20 people)
- Blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism) – this affects around 1 in 100 people
- Internal bleeding – this affects around 1 in 100 people
- Excess skin.
Whilst weight loss surgery can successfully remove the fat in the body, it cannot instruct the skin to shrink with it. Therefore, if a patient has been obese for many years, they may be left with excess folds and rolls of skin, particularly around the breasts, tummy, hips and limbs. These folds usually become apparent 12-18 months after surgery, and they are difficult to keep clean. They are also vulnerable to developing rashes, ulcers, back strain, balance issues and infections. Skin removal treatments can cost thousands of pounds, not the sort of treatment many people can afford.
Since gastric band hypnotherapy changes how the person perceives their food it also reconditions their dietary intake. Food rich in cholesterol soon becomes revolting and so the levels lower naturally. Gastric band hypnotherapy helps you to eat healthier food rather than change your anatomy which means that physiology of the body improves rather than being compromised.
Although many people report an improvement in their quality of life when undergoing weight loss surgery there can be several psychosocial effects that may also be related to rapid weight loss. Some people have revealed that relationship issues have developed as their partner begins to feel anxious or jealous about their weight loss. In addition, social occasions revolving around food such as family meals or Christmas can become awkward, as it is common for people to feel conscious about the reduced capacity to eat.
It is not uncommon to experience feelings of depression around 2 years after the surgery. The reason is because the issues that existed whilst the person was obese still remain after their weight loss, for example work stress, relationship difficulties or money worries. This can be difficult to accept if they pinned all the blame because they were obesity. So, part of the gastric band hypnotherapy treatment addresses why you overeat. This is an important part of yourself discovery and once this has been unlocked, we can address the point before it hits crisis point. Hypnosis can offer solutions to insecure partners or other ‘fall out’ problems which surgery in unable to address.
What can I expect from a session?
The first two sessions will be geared to find out about your triggers and causes which have compelled you to overeat to such an extent that you find yourself in this condition. One of the many reasons why gastric band hypnotherapy has a higher success rate than surgical option is because it simply addresses the problem anatomically, whereas gastric band hypnotherapy method harnesses the physiology of the body but also works on the emotional factors at the most fundamental level too. We will work together to best understand how you eat, create reinforcement, and work on target setting. I will also be conducting a hypnosis session. If you have never experienced hypnosis before, please click here.
How many sessions do I need?
Normally, around a series of five treatments. Each session will take between 60-90 minutes. It is up to you whether you decide to schedule the treatments over five consecutive days or a week apart. I have created a programme so please click the link to the pricing page and press buy
Will it work for me?
Hypnotherapy is an agreement between you and the therapist. The therapist is the guide with the tools to help you overcome your eating habits. Gastric band hypnotherapy relies on your ability to visualise, so if you have difficulties using your imagination this may not work for you, but if you have a creative mind that can visualise and a willingness to take on all the positive suggestions on board then yes, gastric band hypnotherapy will work for you really well. So, in answer to the question it really depends on you. Furthermore, part of the agreement between you and the therapist is that you must be 100% committed to losing weight and take control of your own success as hypnotherapy is not a magic wand. If you want to succeed, then I will do my best to support you on your weight loss journey.
It is also important that you come prepared to change your eating habits and overall lifestyle. If there is another person whom you live with, who is not willing to support you whilst you undergo therapy it may have a direct impact on you and your results. This is because it may trigger you to eat large or unhealthy meals or create further unwanted stress.
Can you guarantee I will lose weight with the Gastric band hypnotherapy?
If you are willing to accept all the suggestions given, change any bad eating habits, give a 100% commitment to your goal then I am sure you will be successful. If not, then I will be looking to find out why the therapy isn’t working for you.
If you are interested in the Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, please give Kim a call on 07771 631 614 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to have a free 15-min consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.