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postheadericon Does Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Work?

Gastric band hypnotherapy is a relatively new hypnotic technique that aims to help people lose weight in a rather unique way. Traditionally clinical hypnotherapists help people lose weight with methods just as increasing exercise motivation and decreasing eating speed. However this method is quite different.

Gastric band hypnotherapy helps a person lose weight by convincing their subconscious mind that they have really had gastric band surgery. A hypnotherapist will typically guide a subject to visualise the procedure as if it is really happening. When the mind visualises something clearly, the subconscious will believe that it has really happened. The subconscious part of the mind is responsible for all our automatic urges, so we feel full much sooner than normal – just like as if we have had actual gastric band surgery.

If you look around the internet there are thousands of very satisfied patients that have lost a lot of weight with gastric band hypnotherapy. They usually are happy for several of these reasons…

  1. They have lost weight quickly and easily.
  2. They have spent far less on the hypnotic procedure than it would have cost on real surgery.
  3. They have managed to avoid the risks associated with surgery.
  4. They have not had to be cut open and so don’t have to take time off from work or families to recover.

If you have difficulties finding a hypnotherapists, or simply don’t want to hire one, then there is an alternative. HypnoBusters have created a gastric band hypnotherapy mp3. It is a very affordable four session audio pack that also contains loads of bonus extras. You can listen to each session as many times as you want, and it costs a traction of the price that it costs to hire a hypnotherapist.

If you are interested to learn more, please click on the following link…


postheadericon The Art of Flourishing Review

What do you get when you blend eastern philosophy with western psychology? A book called The Art of Flourishing by Jeffrey B. Rubin.

For those unfamiliar with his work Jeffrey Rubin is the creator of meditative psychotherapy whose previous books include Psychotherapy and Buddhism, The Good Life and A Psychoanalysis for Our Time.

The Art of Flourishing can be broken into two separate halves. The first half of the book deals with the self – “Planting The Seeds of Self Care”, while the second deals with building strong(er) relationships – “Cultivating The Garden of Love”. While these headings may sound a little flowery (excuse the pun) the language used in the text of book is much more direct.

“Too often we don’t really listen well to other people or to ourselves. […] Genuine listening helps us to become more receptive to what we are truly feeling.”

A common pitfall for these kind of books is a sense of “preachiness” as you turn the pages. It’s a pitfall that The Art of Flourishing manages to avoid thanks to the author being willing to admit to his own mistakes and flaws.

“The movies-on-demand function on my TV was malfunctioning. I had to wait longer than usual. I began to get disproportionately impatient and irritated. What had happened? I’m a long-term meditator who value equanimity but I was upset because I couldn’t watch a movie at the exact moment I wanted to – I had developed the habit of wanting instant results.”

Rubin writes passionately about various topics in the book including inner space, listening to the mind and body, passions and purposes, values, love and the use of power. He uses the tried and tested method of point, evidence, explanation to get his thoughts across to the reader.

In chapter 6 “Following Our Passion” Rubin discusses the importance of finding and following a healthy passion using the example of John Miller, a 74 year old jewelry artist. John had quit a lucrative job to follow his passion of stonework.

“The road was not without bumps and detours, but twenty years later, John Miller is a young and robust seventy-four. He does not work fewer hours than he did before, but he is doing something he loves passionately, and this love nourishes him in a way his corporate job and its financial security could not. ‘Now my work is my passion. I love what I do.’”

John took a risk and succeeded, on his own terms, and it’s these kind of stories that inspire the reader as they read on.

If you’re looking for an uplifting read that will give you the chance to look at your own life and see what needs working on then I fully recommend that you pick up a copy of The Art of Flourishing. It does not tell you what to think – it teaches you how to think – and I can’t think of much higher praise than that.

The Art of Flourishing is available from Amazon and all good book stores.