By using suggestions, guided visualization, and post-hypnotic techniques, you will believe you have undergone a real-life gastric band operation while under sedation. The memories of the operation will remain embedded in your subconscious mind when in wakeful state, so that you are always aware of the reduced size of your stomach and the impact this has on your new eating regime. Eating large amounts of food in one meal will make you feel uncomfortable, just as it would after a real operation. The “I’m full up” messages that you may have ignored in the past will now be heard loud and clear! The belief that your stomach is now smaller will make you feel “full up” even after a small meal, so overeating will be a habit from the past that you no longer have.
This session will also encourage you to eat the right kinds of foods for healthy weight loss and maintenance. The whole virtual gastric band journey is, of course, painless and a very relaxing process to go through. At the same it is realistic and effective. You will always be in control at all times, able to awaken immediately should the need arise and attend to anything that you need to. Hypnotherapy cannot make you do anything or say anything that you would not normally say or do, and it will never coerce you to try to do so.
Remember, self-hypnosis is a powerful self-help tool for implementing change in your life. It is simple, effective, and non-invasive, produces long-term changes, and can be used by almost everyone. By using self-hypnosis, you will have at the touch of button, a full hypnotherapy session that can be used whenever you need to. The author, Sharon Shinwell, is a UK qualified clinical hypnotherapist who has been helping people to lose weight and make changes in their lives for many years.