There are many different hypnotherapy techniques used for promoting weight loss. Here are some of the most common:
Hypnotic Gastric Banding
This technique is based on Anthony William’s version of hypnotic gastric banding, where you visualize a surgical procedure that has taken place to create an imaginary “hypnotic stomach band.” This band helps to restrict the amount of food you can eat at any one time, which in turn causes you to lose weight.
The technique is often successful because it’s very visual and most people can easily imagine what the “band” looks like and how it feels on their stomach.
These techniques help you change your behaviour around food. For instance, a therapist might ask you to keep a food diary so that you can become more aware of what and how much you’re eating.
You might also be asked to set realistic weight loss goals and to make changes to your diet slowly rather than all at once. This helps to avoid feelings of deprivation, whereas setting unrealistic goals might lead to binge eating.
For those with severe obesity, you should also speak with your GP to identify underlying health conditions that might affect your success rate. Adverse reactions and negative side effects are uncommon with complementary therapies such as hypnotherapy.