Pilot Investigation of a Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Intervention

  title={Pilot Investigation of a Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Intervention},
  author={Stephanie Greetham and Sarah Webster Goodwin and Liz Wells and Claire Whitham and Huw S. Jones and Alan S Rigby and Thozhukat Sathyapalan and Marie Reid and Stephen L. Atkin},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis},
  pages={419 - 433}
  • S. GreethamS. Goodwin S. Atkin
  • Published 2 September 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Abstract This 24-week-long pilot investigation of 30 men and women with a BMI > 27 kg/m2 aimed to determine whether virtual gastric band (VGB) hypnotherapy has an effect on weight loss in overweight adults, compared to relaxation hypnotherapy and a self-directed diet. Levels of weight loss and gain ranged from −17 kg to +4.7 kg in the VGB hypnotherapy group and −9.3 kg to +7.8 kg in the relaxation group. There was no significant difference between VGB hypnotherapy as a main effect on weight… 



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