Gastric Utilisation Therapy (GUT) Band
Imagine all the benefits of a surgical gastric band without the huge cost or any of the potentially life threatening risks involved in major surgery. In fact Hypnotic Gastric Banding has been shown to be MORE effective than bariatric surgery because it does not require removal due to surgical complications, re-programmes eating habits, and resolves underlying issues as to WHY you over eat, rather than just mechanically restricting food intake.
GUT Band resolves unhealthy thoughts, feelings and behaviours, reprogramming you to lead a healthier lifestyle, raising the probability of long term success, a healthy body AND much improved self-esteem and body image.
GUT Band uses hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Neuro-Linguistic Programming to convince your unconscious mind that a gastric band has been surgically fitted. This will result in you feeling full much quicker and stop you from over eating, exactly like a surgical gastric band.
If you are motivated and committed to losing weight then gastric band hypnotherapy will help you to achieve your goals. Designed for those with a BMI over 30, Gastric Utilisation Therapy is a safe, risk free and cost effective alternative to traditional Gastric Band Surgery.
In short, we can use the power of your subconscious mind to change your relationship with food, for good.
The programme consists of 5 x 1.5 hour sessions, each a week or so apart.
During your first session we take an in-depth case history detailing current eating habits and triggers, beliefs and behaviours such as emotional eating, body image and self esteem, portion size, grazing, emotional eating, takeaways and alcohol. A letter will be sent to your GP to ensure full collaboration.
This session also allows us to define your goals, be it a particular weight, dress size or waist measurement.
We then work to clear emotional or habitual issues getting in the way of your weight loss. These changes are reinforced with a bespoke hypnotherapy recording (CD or MP3) for you to listen to daily at home to reinforce change.
When you are ready for your second session we assess your food diary for the previous week(s) and address any remaining bad habits, beliefs or behaviours getting between you and successful weight loss.
We continue to review your food diary, weigh/measure and support you, and if everything is on track proceed to GUT Band surgery.
When you are ready for the fitting of your Hypno-gastric band we go through the preparation & your virtual surgery in a deep hypnotic state. The Hypno-Gastric band will be tested & retested through hypnosis to ensure it is successfully installed.
The Gastric Utilisation Therapy band is tightened around the top quarter of your stomach to reduce the volume it can hold (around the size of a golf ball), allowing you to feeling full much quicker, and slow the passage of the food in your stomach into the colon. The opening into the bottom half of your stomach (which effectively becomes the start of your colon) is the diameter of your little finger.
Once you have achieved your ideal weight you should have a Band Adjustment session to enable you to maintain your weight & increase your portion sizes to non weight loss levels
The 5 session GUT protocol is £499.
This calorie level replicates the optimum levels set for actual gastric band surgery. It is important to have a calorific intake that covers your metabolic basal rate to avoid muscle loss.
The food you eat should be nutrient rich and a balanced mix of protein & carbohydrates.
You will only be able to drink fluids before a meal & then about an hour after a meal as the band restricts passage to the diameter of your little finger. Fine if your stomach is empty & the fluids can pass through unimpeded, but very uncomfortable if you put liquids ontop of an already full tummy!
Gastric band hypnotherapy is not for everyone - Gastric Utilisation Therapy is not for everyone, for example if:
- You want to be able to have a day 'off'. It is a lifestyle change - you will always have smaller portions (unless the band is loosened or removed altogether)
- Want to be able to drink more than 2 alcoholic drinks at a time during the weight loss period
- Are pregnant or have stopped breast feeding or had surgery less than 3 months before the programme
- Have suffered from eating disorders currently or in the past
- Have a BMI under 30 (although there is room for discretion)
- Are suffering from a serious, diagnosed mental health issue eg bi-polar, serious depression
- Have type 1 diabetes
- Smoke Marijuana
- You have serious, diagnosed digestive issues (IBS is fine)