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Anyone had a Hypno Band???

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Hi
Has anyone here had a Hypno Band (Gastric Band Hypnosis)
If so, did it work, did youloose weight etc.
Been googling it and it looks quite good.
Thanks
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  • Iam currently having this at the moment over a period of 2 months, so far so good really, but I do thinks its a case of you take out of it what you will, My hypnotist is very thorough and makes you totally relaxed, he also explores the reasons behind the weight gain, - I am currenty 20 stone and have managed to loose 15lb in the first month. One thing I would say is dont expect it to work overnight- the day I have the therapy I am straving for some reason!! xx Good Luck - if you are in the north west - let me know xx
  • emsywoo123emsywoo123 Forumite
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    I have been looking into this as well-what sort of money is it? And how many sessions are really needed for effect?
  • I pay £50 a session which is about 1 1/2 hours long, I firstly had 3 together (ie within 2 weeks) and now have a top up every month or so, I find it a brilliant way to relax at night as well, if your mind is all over the place (or your hungry) it gives you a relaxation technique!!.
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    Alicat666 wrote: »
    I pay £50 a session which is about 1 1/2 hours long, I firstly had 3 together (ie within 2 weeks) and now have a top up every month or so, I find it a brilliant way to relax at night as well, if your mind is all over the place (or your hungry) it gives you a relaxation technique!!.

    Thank you for this, you mention you lost 15lbs in the first month-has it kept coming off? And do you feel hungry like on a diet, and do you think about food all the time like a diet (or is that jsut me :o )

    Sorry for all the questions, you'll regret posting on here lol! And sorry for jumping on OP!
  • lostinrateslostinrates Forumite
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    I've looked into this in the past, and something that puts me off a bit is that a lot of the hypnotherapists doing this are a bit too ''spiritual'' for me and lots of them (spiritual or otherwise) are also overweight! I would have hoped the techniche might have worked on them first?

    There are various costs....locally I can get it done for £42 or £50 a session (both a little overweight and other lifestyle work besides hypnobands, like NLP) or a bit further afeild for £400 for an initial course. The £400 an initial course does specify more appointments are required, the £50 one says...come twice, and the £42 one suggests ongoing.

    It all seems very inconsistant to me.
  • I have tried lots of diets - lost 5 stone on slimming world and then put 7 stone back on, and then did a NHS course where I was told I could get a gastric band at the end to find that my BMI was not high enough.
    I was recommended my Hypno from a friend in the village who had lost 8 stone, like I said earlier, you can take from it what you want, whether I have subconsciensly decided to eat healtier and take more exercise or have thought that maybe it does help.
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    Alicat666 wrote: »
    I have tried lots of diets - lost 5 stone on slimming world and then put 7 stone back on, and then did a NHS course where I was told I could get a gastric band at the end to find that my BMI was not high enough.
    I was recommended my Hypno from a friend in the village who had lost 8 stone, like I said earlier, you can take from it what you want, whether I have subconsciensly decided to eat healtier and take more exercise or have thought that maybe it does help.


    do you think it is very provider dependant? Having had the treatment would you drop the prejudice I have against overweight practitioners giving a weight treament therapy? Do you have to feel very comfortable with the practitioner?
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    do you think it is very provider dependant? Having had the treatment would you drop the prejudice I have against overweight practitioners giving a weight treament therapy? Do you have to feel very comfortable with the practitioner?

    As a therapist of a few therapies, yes you would need to feel very comfortable with any therapist/counsellor you are paying for something to make you feel better after all. More importantly your therapist will wish to find out how to help you readdress your old eating habits.
    And you are also doing yourself a disservice by assuming overweight practitioners have had the treatment - not all therapists are overweight due to eating disorders :rotfl:I also know many hypnotherapists who cant go to other hypnotherapists as they are aware of what is going to happen:D
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    ab7 wrote: »
    And you are also doing yourself a disservice by assuming overweight practitioners have had the treatment - not all therapists are overweight due to eating disorders :rotfl:I also know many hypnotherapists who cant go to other hypnotherapists as they are aware of what is going to happen:D


    Ok, this is all fair.



    (for what its worth I fully accept that a percentage will not have an eating disorder that has lead to weight irregularity, a percentage of them may have health issues or preferences).

    So you need to NOT know what's going to happen for the treatment to be effective?

    I [email protected] assumed they have all had the treatment, not at all but, why not have the treatment, if its going to be good, and as an advertisement for the treatment offered? I feel its a bit like going to a drug rehab consultation with an active druggy otherwise! I accept its the case that you imply it won't work if you know what is going to happen, but that raises a whole host of other questions, for example, if you have used, say, the Paul McKenna cds, will hypnotherapy not help you (whatever the problem?) is it the same for smoking...hypotherapists who give smoking consultations can't use a hypnotherapist for this themselves?
  • ab7ab7 Forumite
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    Ok, this is all fair.

    So you need to NOT know what's going to happen for the treatment to be effective?

    No that's not what I meant a quick google will explain all about hypnotherapy - (please note - not hypnosis) but to us it's a bit like a doctor going to another doctor and the doc trying to discuss options - they already know, they will put implications that aren't normally considered.
    but, why not have the treatment, if its going to be good, and as an advertisement for the treatment offered? I feel its a bit like going to a drug rehab consultation with an active druggy otherwise!
    Seems a bit of a strong comparison - hypnotherapists dont need to advertise our bodies its against our code of ethics for a start and from a professional viewpoint, why should we pay someone to do what we do then promote their work as ours??? :eek: but I know what you meant. We cant. Its not allowed as its not our work.
    Weight problems are not our be all and end all unlike drug clinics. I know someone specialised in phantom limb problems should they chop off an arm to show empathy? Do I need to be scared of the phobias my clients hold to help them? No. Most doctors and therapists know that many weight problems stem from a deeper issue that manifests itself as weight.

    if you have used the Paul McKenna cds, will hypnotherapy not help you (whatever the problem?) is it the same for smoking...hypotherapists who give smoking consultations can't use a hypnotherapist for this themselves? Paul McKenna is good if you need a pick me up but cannot tailor for individual requirements which is probably why he's released so many, hence if you have been hypnotised this way, you will most certainly be able to be hypnotised and probably helped more - Hypnotherapists are just as scared of change as their clients are - most therapists I know use other therapists with different approaches to hypnotherapy when they want treatment such as timeline etc. Hope this clears this up

    Do you also question your doc/nurse's right to query your health if they are overweight? They know the health risks - maybe its because like them, we are human. You will find fat, skinny, ugly, pretty, old, young. They are all human with follibles :p If you want to change your weight, you have to want to change your previous behaviour towards food. One saying that holds for me is the art of madness is doing the same thing yet expecting different results ;)

    Change is scary, yet so rewarding when it is a life goal like Alicat (you go girl :Tjust noticed how much you lost!) It proves you had it in you all along and just needed the right nudge

    To anyone who want hypno, make sure whoever you see holds a good qualification. Look at the complementary healthcare council for advice and some doctors now have NHS trust registered hypnotherapists so if you are going to your doctor may be worth asking for a recommendation.
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