Hypno-Band – the Virtual Gastric Band

Emily Heale is a Licensed Hypno Band Practitioner

The Hypno-Band Programme may be the option you wish you consider if you have a BMI of over 30 but it’s suitable for most people and those who have more than 1.5 to 2 stone to lose tend to opt for it. It is a safe, risk free and not to mention cheaper alternative to real gastric band surgery (real ones cost around £7,000). As with any operations there are other serious factors to consider such as infections and leakage, but you need not worry about this with the virtual gastric band.

Once fitted it works by restricting the amount of food you can comfortably eat because a small pouch is formed by the band at the top of your stomach. When eating, this small pouch gets filled up pretty quickly, making you feel fuller for longer.

Surgeons can alter the size of the band opening, loosening it or making it tighter by adjusting the saline in the collar of it. The gastric band is designed to remain inside your stomach although it can be removed, usually no long term damage.

Will I know the surgery wasn’t real?

You will feel full up with smaller portionsThe answer to this is yes and no. The Hypno-Band Programme enables your mind to believe you’ve had the operation…..

When we vividly imagine something, our minds can find it hard to distinguish between what’s real and what isn’t. So you consciously know you haven’t had surgery, whereas your subconscious (which governs how we feel) has other ideas. This phenomenon is rather useful! A good example would be when you wake up from a memorable dream – doesn’t it feel real sometimes even though you know it wasn’t?

After the sessions with me your mind believes you’ve had the gastric band fitted and you therefore eat smaller portions and feel fuller more quickly. You get the benefits of the surgery without having to actually have it and no nasty side effects or complications. Along with portion control during the sessions I focus on other areas, such as snacking, types of food and drink consumed, along with excercise etc. Most people see the start of changes soon after their first session.

How many sessions does it take?

CDs and handouts are providedThe programme is over 4 sessions and charged at £80 a session (or pay upfront and get £32 off). All the pre-recorded audios and handouts are provided as part of the package. Upon attending the initial free consultation there is no obligation to proceed if you feel it’s not the right route for you. It may be that you decide my shorter three step weight loss programme is more suitable. Click here for details of the prices of both options.