Virtual Gastric Band Session 4: Up the confidence

Session four supports enhanced confidence and eagerly seeking out healthy nutritional options. It helps clients become more aware of how they feel while eating so they can conclude mealtime when comfortable not full. It also suggests that mealtime be an uninterrupted endeavor; no texting, twitter, or television.

By: Paul Gustafson RN CH


Virtual Gastric Band Session 3: The adjustment

Session three mirrors what occurs after real-life gastric band surgery; clients get their gastric band tightened. This session offers another layer of personal control which makes it easier for clients to succeed with their weight loss goal. Real-life gastric bands can be easily adjusted with a saline syringe which is what clients are guided to imagine during hypnosis.

By: Paul Gustafson RN CH

Virtual Gastric Band Session 2: Imaginary surgery

Session two is the surgery session which includes all the sounds of the operating room. With the benefit of Bose noise cancelling headphones and a digital sound system, clients are guided into deep hypnosis and are then transported through an imaginary procedure making it much easier to lose weight.

The imaginative subconscious mind fills in the details with vivid imagery and sensations of the real thing. In fact, a small percentage of individuals actually experience a slight abdominal twinge lending a sense of realism to the process.

By: Paul Gustafson RN CH

Virtual Gastric Band Session 1: Cutting the cord

Session one focuses on releasing the past and preparing for healthy change. Nearly all of my weight loss clients have been wrestling with their problem for years. Hypnotic release therapy techniques can be extremely powerful, instantly changing ones perspective from struggle to the anticipation of success.
This session also prepares clients for surgery, which is session two. They are guided through imaginary pre-op testing such as lab work and x-rays; they also meet with a nutritionist as well as their surgeon. At the conclusion of this session most clients feel liberated and refreshed, as though they finally have a choice.
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Why virtual gastric band works so well

I’ve been using the virtual gastric band hypnosis approach with my weight loss clients since 2011. Initially I was reluctant to use it because of my reservations about the real-life version, but when I learned how popular it was becoming a decided to look into it.

Right away I was amazed at how effective it was.  Clients really enjoy the experience of imaginary surgery, which seems to help them become more involved in the process of taking control.  With hypnosis, we are able to capture the quick fix mentality of real-life gastric band surgery, and pull it into the creative qualities of hypnosis.  This unique journey seems to make it easier for individuals to adopt a more mindful approach to portion control, nutritional choices, and living and active healthy lifestyle.

My four session virtual gastric band hypnosis weight loss program offers several elements of personal control.  The first session helps the individual release the past. It’s important to stop focusing on the problem and move forward to the solution.  This session employees a unique release technique that establishes freedom from the past In productive fashion.

The first session also prepares the client for surgery.  Just as in real surgery situations, my virtual gastric band hypnosis clients are guided through their pre-op testing.  Individuals imagine going to the hospital for lab work, x-ray is, the nutritional consult, and they also meet their surgeon. This session suggests that they imagine this individual in any way they choose; male or female, any age or ethnicity.

The second session is the imaginary gastric band surgery experience.  With the benefit of Bose headphones, clients experience all the sounds of the operating room; beeping of the heart monitor, quite dialog between surgeon and nurse, and even the distant voice of the hospital paging system.

At the conclusion of this session many clients experience a profound disconnect from the past weight loss challenges.  In fact, a small percentage of clients even experience a slight abdominal sensation, suggesting that this imaginary experience was more real than they would have expected.

In session three, as in real-life gastric band surgery experience,  clients are  guided to imagine the follow-up visit to the surgeon’s office for an assessment and gastric band adjustment.  This session does not dictate whether the band is tight and are loosened, offering another element of control to the individual.

Lastly, session four is all about confidence.  This session guides the individual through the process of enhancing their overall confidence to succeed with their goal.  It can be an exhilarating experience for many.  Throughout all of the sessions clients are routinely guided to look forward.  This program not only releases the unproductive past, but helps individuals to become very excited and involved with their future success.

This program represents about 75% of my practice.  Once the word got out that this affordable, creatively effective option was available, word of mouth referrals took off.  It’s a great experience for the clients, but I enjoyed it as well.  There’s no better feeling than to help somebody become empowered and take control of their life.  I used to frequently experience this satisfaction in my work is a registered nurse, and continue to enjoy it as a consulting hypnotist.

By: Paul Gustafson RN CH