The first step will be a consultation where you can meet your hypnotherapist and he can understand what steps you have taken in the past in your weight loss journey, what your eating and exercise habits are like now, and if you have any current health issues. They will also find out what you wish to achieve with the hypnotherapy procedure. This will help the hypnotherapist understand you and be able to cater to your specific needs.
Since the main goal of the procedure is to make your subconscious believe there was a surgery performed, many hypnotherapists use specific sounds and smell that mimic an operating room. Once the hypnotherapist puts you in a state of hypnosis, where you are in control and understands what is happening, the procedure will begin.
Once under hypnosis, your hypnotherapist will describe what happens in the surgery, from start to finish, starting with the anesthesia, the first incision, and when they stitch you back up. The specific smells and sounds incorporated will convince your subconscious that what your hypnotherapist is saying is actually happening.
After the "procedure" is said and done, your hypnotherapist will likely use self-confidence suggestions to help encourage your subconscious to stay on track.
Many hypnotherapists will require a follow-up visit to check how your virtual band is working for you and to see if anything needs tweaking, just like you would if you were to get the actual surgery. Some clients may require continued hypnotherapy sessions following the initial procedure to help keep them on track for long-term weight loss and management.
Although the gastric band hypnosis should help you tremendously shed weight, you should not forget how nutrition and exercise habits can help you, as well. A combination of changing the way you work out and eat can only lead to the most success in your journey to weight loss.