"I prefer to look at Gastric Band Hypnotherapy as reinforcement for my clients, and a colleague in the UK who has been using this with his weight loss clients for many years agrees, " stated Johnson. "Some people are looking for a magic bullet, and just like the surgery is not a magical way to permanently reduce your weight without additional lifestyle changes, the Hypnotic Gastric Band is not either." This does not mean it cannot provide a powerful reinforcement in terms of weight reduction, when combined with other hypnotic techniques.
A problem that many people face when it comes to losing weight is emotional eating, which can be thought of as eating for any reason other than providing fuel for your body. People tend to eat for many reasons such as boredom, loneliness, stress, anxiety, depression, distraction, anger, frustration and fear. It's a form of escape, when everything else is out of control, eating can provide temporary relief because the person is able to control what they put in their mouth.
Hypnosis, combined with Gastric Band Hypnosis, LAP-BAND® surgery, Gastric Sleeve or even Gastric Bypass provides the missing ingredient that is required to be successful in terms of weight reduction, dealing with emotional eating. If you are using hypnosis to assist you with the emotional aspect of losing weight, why not include Gastric Band Hypnosis as reinforcement?
"I stress to my clients that Gastric Band Hypnosis is not a magic bullet, and that we also need to work on the root cause of their problem," added Johnson. "By dealing with the emotional side of their eating habits and helping them to understand the importance of a complete system that enables them to reach their ideal weight and maintain that weight permanently, I have been able to help many people achieve their goals, " he continued.
Some people have a desire to lose 10-15 pounds, others 20-25 pounds, but Gastric Band Hypnosis and LAP-BAND® surgery are both overkill for these people. Mark still works with them, but he does not suggest the Hypnotic Gastric Band unless they need to reduce their weight by 50 pounds or more. The LAP-BAND® surgery procedure is not appropriate unless the patient needs to lose 80-100 pounds. Even for these people, the best option is a plan that includes dealing with emotional eating in a way that brings about permanent change, so that the weight reduction is not temporary.
There are many ways to reduce your weight, but many people have found that some form of hypnosis as part of the plan or as the centerpiece of the weight reduction plan is a powerful and effective way to reduce your weight and keep it off permanently.
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About Good Vibes Hypnosis: Mark V Johnson of Good Vibes Hypnosis is a Second Generation Hypnotherapist with a successful Hypnosis practice in Dallas, Texas. His father was a Hypnotherapist as well as a Bariatric Physician in Charleston, S.C. Mark was around hypnosis as long as he can remember, and began to learn about Hypnosis in Dallas in 2003 and continues to learn everything he can about hypnosis through classes and practical experience so that he can help his clients achieve their goals in the very best way possible. He is also a Certified Master Trainer with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists
Mark V Johnson
Second Generation Hypnotherapist
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Master Trainer
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners
International Association of Counselors and Therapists
National Guide of Hypnotists
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