As featured on channel 4's Embarrassing Fat Bodies
The HYPNO-BAND System is a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy techniques that help you explore, analyse and change your eating habits for good, using hypnosis and the mind/body connection we fit a "virtual gastric band" to your stomach, helping you to eat smaller healthier meals and less often. This is NOT a crash diet, the aim is to help you to eat nornally and healthily so that you don't need to 'diet'. Most over weight people are stuck in a cycle of dieting and over eating, the Hypno-Band weight loss system is designed to help you stop the yoyo dieting, restore normal eating patterms so that you can enjoy your food without feeling guilty or deprived.
Step one Explore and resolve emotional eating patterns, eliminate cravings.
Step two Analyse and change your eating habits, find a healthy eating plan that works for you. Step three Using the mind/body connection we fit a "virtual gastric band" to your stomach, helping you to eat smaller healthier meals.
The HYPNO-BAND system helps you to change your behaviour and life-style which in turn provides you with the ability to lose weight and stay that way!
How many appointments will I need?
You will need three to four 90 minutes appointments, £65 each. I understand that losing weight can be difficult at times so I allow plenty of time at each appointment to resolve any underlying issues, I also encourage you to make use of the free telephone and email support between sessions, I'm here for you when you need that extra bit of help. I also provide 3 CD's to use at home.
1st appointment A full dietary and medical history will be taken and an initial assessment done before commencing. We will then look at your eating habits and your relationship with food and you will be asked to keep a food diary over the next few weeks. During this session you will also be introduced to CBT, EFT and hypnosis and experience the fantastic feelings of relaxation and calmness which results from being hypnotised. You will be provided with your first CD to use at home to reinforce the session. Then.......... you begin your journey to losing weight
2nd appointment: Pre-surgery This is the pre-surgery session where you will encounter the HYPNO-BAND and we will begin the process of having the virtual gastric band fitted. We also look more deeply at your eating habits and ways to make healthy changes to what you eat.
3rd appointment: Surgery In this session the HYPNO-BAND virtual gastric band will be fitted. You will be given your second CD to use at home to reinforce the HYPNO-BAND surgery.
4th appointment: Adjustment Four to six weeks after surgery the process is reinforced and the HYPNO-BAND adjusted if required (this is rarely needed). You will be given your third CD to back-up and reinforce the work you have done so far.
The key to success is YOU!
No weight loss system will work unless you are committed to losing weight. You must be prepared to change your eating habits and life-style. If you are totally serious about losing weight then it will certainly work for you. The HYPNO-BAND weight loss system provides you with the tools and ability to lose weight and maintain a healthier body.
Hypno-band weight loss system frequently asked questions
Does the Hypno-band involve surgery?
No! the HYPNO-BAND system is a non-invasive behaviour changing method using the techniques of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Then using the mind/body connection we fit a "virtual gastric band" to your stomach, helping you to eat smaller portions and less often.
DOES IT HURT?
On the contrary. The HYPNO-BAND procedure is extremely relaxing and pleasurable.
Are there any side effects?
No, unlike gastric band surgery there are no known side effects associated with undergoing this procedure (apart from weight loss!)
Is it safe?
Yes! The HYPNO-BAND system is perfectly safe.
Am I suitable for the HYPNO-BAND weight loss system?
If you are fully committed to losing weight then the Hypno-Band will help you to achieve your goals. Designed for those with a BMI over 25 the Hypno-Band is a safe, risk free and cheap alternative to Gastric Band Surgery. The only exception would be if there is a physiological reason for your weight problems or if you are taking certain medications. Your suitability will be assessed at the initial session.
What does BMI mean?
Your body mass index (BMI) gives and indication of your health risks. A BMI between 18 and 25 is regarded as "Normal", between 25 and 30 is classed as "Overweight" and a BMI between 30 and 40 is in the "Obese" range. If you have a BMI over 40 you are classed as "Morbidly Obese." Not only can obesity affect life expectancy it can be responsible for conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes Type II, stroke, cancer, joint problems such as osteoarthritis and high blood pressure.
How do I work out my BMI?
Use the NHS calculator below.
Is it guaranteed?
Like any medical or therapy procedure there can be no definite guarantees. Even a surgeon cannot guarantee that an actual gastric band will work. It should be noted that it is YOU that holds the key to losing weight. No system will work if you are not 100% committed. The mind is a very powerful instrument and by using the HYPNO-BAND system you will have the tools and power to change your eating habits. The only way to lose significant amounts of weight and KEEP IT OFF is to have a healthy diet and to eat less!
How much does it cost?
Four appointments 60 - 90 minutes long £65 each
Hypno-band course, 4 appointments £240 (save £20)
If you would like more support Six appointments £350 (save £30)
Getting in Touch couldn't be easier! Please call 07531159976 for a free confidential telephone consultation or contact me here. I will be delighted to hear from you. Judy Richardson - Hypnotherapy Cumbria
Not sure if hypnotherapy is suitable for you? I'm happy to answer all your questions and discuss how hypnotherapy can help you. I look forward to hearing from you. Judy Richardson - hypnotherapist