At Reflections Hypnotherapy, Whitchurch, Hampshire I offer Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotherapy (VHGB), which has proved to be very successful. The cost of this the VHGB is £400. I have copied a related article below, which I found online outlining the procedure and success. If you require any information please do not hesitate to call Sophia on 07766100783, or visit www.reflections-hypnotherapy.co.uk
Mail Online (4/12/2013) – ‘I lost four stone after a hypnotist convinced me to have a gastric band’ By ANDY DOLAN UPDATED: 01:53, 16 July 2010
As gastric band operations go, it was surprisingly straightforward and pleasant. There was no pain, no risk of infection, no anaesthetic, no recovery period afterwards, and all at only a fraction of the £7,000 such surgery would usually cost.
That’s because the patient, company director Emma Eveleigh-Anderton, 36, never actually had a gastric band fitted, but was just hypnotised into thinking she had.
Dramatic weight loss: Emma Eveleigh-Anderston, 36, has dropped five dress sizes in six months after being hypnotised into believing she has a gastric band. The mother-of-two paid £980 for four sessions over a one-month period, starting with a 45-minute ‘virtual’ surgery where therapist Russell Hemmings talked her through every step of the medical procedure as though she was actually in the operating theatre.
She said: ‘It was as if I was having the operation, except I was in an office rather than a theatre. ‘After the first session I felt hopeful. But after the second I really felt positive and much more controlled about my eating. ‘It has actually re-educated my mind. I was starting to feel fuller quicker and was eating much less.’
Mrs Eveleigh-Anderton, from Coventry, runs her own conference and exhibition organisation firm with husband Darren, 42. Her weight issues had not been helped by the struggle to shift her baby weight after the birth of daughters Antonia, seven, and six-year-old Alice a year apart.
She turned to the virtual gastric band therapy after diets, appetite suppression pills and sheer willpower failed to help her lose weight alone.
She swapped takeaway food for salad, fruit and grilled fish and as the weight fell off – up to 3lb a week – she began taking gentle morning jogs. Now she runs for 30 minutes most mornings and has dropped from a size 18 to an eight.
Mr Hemmings, of the Bridge Therapy Centre in Earlsdon, Coventry, said the therapy works by using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy to ‘reprogramme’ a patient’s mind to respond differently in everyday situations involving food.
It also avoids risks associated with the surgical procedure such as DVT or MRSA, and patients do not need to submit to a general anaesthetic. He’s now hoping to open a clinic offering the therapy in London’s Harley Street one day a week. Mr Hemmings said: ‘The change in Emma has been just amazing. ‘Since word of the treatment has started to spread I have been getting up to 40 calls a day about it.’ In May last year, the Daily Mail told how Marion Corns, a mother-of-three, lost four stone after travelling to a clinic in Marbella, Spain, for the same therapy. In the four months following her £780 treatment, Mrs Corns, of Whiston, Merseyside, went from 15st 6lb to 11st 7lb, while her dress size dropped from 22 to a 14.
It costs around £7,000 to have a real gastric band fitted privately. The surgery involves fitting a band around the stomach which slows the passage of food and makes a patient feel fuller for longer. The surgical procedure is available on the NHS for patients who have met specific criteria, such as failing to lose weight by other methods. The associated death rate is around one in 2,000. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1294631/Company-director-drops-stone-hypnotist-convinces-gastric-band.html