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FAQ: “Do you do gastric band hypnosis?"

The gastric band is a major surgical intervention to limit the amount of food you can eat before feeling full. Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis is a technique that tricks your subconscious into believing you’ve had this procedure. It can be highly effective for some people.


I don’t do this, for a couple of reasons.


I have had a few clients in the past who already have an actual gastric band.

Although they had the surgery, they still struggle with emotional or compulsive eating. You can fit an awful lot of high calorie comfort food into a small space! Having a gastric band doesn’t automatically change your eating habits, and it doesn’t necessarily fix your weight or health issues.


It’s not exactly empowering, is it?

No quick fix ever is. Forcing you to reduce portion size doesn’t address the reason you struggle with weight. I’ve treated a lot of people for weight, emotional eating & eating disorders, and what I’ve found is that everyone is very different. There are many layers to eating problems, and it’s actually the most difficult thing I work with. Part of the problem can be self-esteem: If you don’t like yourself, why would you make the effort? It could be a response to trauma, lack of motivation, or a deeply ingrained habit.


🥦What if, instead of real or virtual weight loss surgery, you could just have healthy eating habits and motivation to exercise?


🍭What if that compulsion to eat sweets when you’re sad just went away?


🥗What if you stopped obsessing over your next meal and simply made something healthy when you’re hungry without giving it much thought?


🍰What if you could enjoy that dessert when you go out for dinner, and not beat yourself up for “ruining your diet”?

🏃‍♀What if you woke up in the morning and found yourself putting on your trainers and going out for a walk without a second thought? And enjoyed it?


🏋️‍♀️What if you could enjoy the weight loss journey and feel good about yourself and your progress? Weight loss is slow, but if you like yourself and feel empowered by the process it doesn’t have to be hard!


All these things are completely possible with the CONTROL System. It’s about self-control and empowerment, and helps you make rapid, positive changes in the way you think, feel and behave.


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