By using the ‘cutting-edge’ techniques the system I use does not need several sessions of talking about food issues and then some fairly standard weight-loss hypnotherapy techniques tagged on near the end. Rather than asking me why I can do it in a day ask them why their methods take so long.
The system I use is based round the individual – each treatment is as unique as you, so cannot be used on groups of people together. I am not sure how any virtual gastric band work can be done with a group of people unless the hypnotherapist is using a ‘one size fits all’ script similar to normal weight loss hypnotherapy.
I create your treatment from the information you give me about your situation on the day of the procedure, it really is unique to you.
I will give discounts to families or groups if they all book at the same time. They will all be seen individually.
I will help you create a mind-body illusion of having a virtual gastric band/balloon fitted. So long as you can follow all of the hypnotic processes you will feel like you really have one but without any of the surgical complications. I use similar principles to help people to stop smoking, eradicate phobias and decrease pain in child birth.
Generally yes. However, I am sometimes able to travel to your home to do the work there. The standard fee is charged plus all transport and accommodation costs. As this work takes up half a day I usually only see one person but if two people want the procedure and we start early I can do two. This does spread out the add-on costs. The full fee is payable and I do not revisit to complete the final adjustment.
It will work for as long as you need it to. If you lose weight quickly you may come in for an adjustment or removal quite quickly or if you lose weight slower you may come back some time later.
The answer is generally because they do not follow the aftercare procedure correctly. Those that ‘fail’ to follow it have a greater chance of only partial success and total failure. The eating and feeding routine is specifically designed to help your body and mind to adjust to the new restrictive eating lifestyle, so if you choose to ignore it how can you expect to have the results you wanted?
One major reason for lack of success to due to clients not telling me the whole truth about their situation – such as not letting me know about night-time eating or alcohol consumption every evening. If you keep important things back please do not expect the procedure to work properly.
I used to allow people to pay on the day but over the years many clients never arrived. This meant that I had turned other work away and so earned nothing that day.
Others ‘forgot’ their card or they could not understand why there was no credit when they tried to pay. Cheques taken on the day have bounced. (I still have them).
I have had to adopt the payment in advance policy to ensure that those who try to get ‘something for nothing’ do not succeed and I can keep the centre open.
Yes, but some people like to have a period of time before they drive and maybe a non-alcoholic drink too.
In theory you do not need to deal with the issues; however your desire to overeat will still be there and you will be either constantly being sick or will eventually over-ride the virtual hypnotic gastric band/balloon and go back to your old ways.
(This what apparently happens with many real gastric band patients and is the reason many of them fail). With the psychological issues removed you should find it very easy to adjust to the ‘implanted’ gastric band/balloon and live the life you richly deserve.
Every effort is made to counteract any possible side effects during the hypnosis, eg. removing the problems that cause the overeating and not keeping hunger pangs to an absolute minimum.
The only people who feel side effects are usually those that do not follow the eating and feeding aftercare programme.
This depends on many variables such as: how overweight you are, how ‘tight’ or ‘full’ you have the Virtual Gastric Band/balloon , how much less food you consume, your metabolism and exercise and many other factors.
The procedure is designed for you to only be able to eat 3 small nutritionally dense feeds a day. These are to give you around 1,200 calories per day for a woman and 1,400 calories per day for a man.
This means you stay above the average Basal Metabolic Rate for your gender, so can stay on this regimen safely for some time. Please read up on the BMR to fully understand the implications of this answer.
Please read the answer above. Most meal replacement systems provide less than the calories needed to uphold your BMR. They are designed to be a ‘quick fix’ and the Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band is not a ‘quick fix’ it is a long term commitment to a healthy eating regimen.
I can do the procedure at any time of day. However; I do prefer to do the work for the gastric bands in the mornings, (starting around 9:00am), as this procedure may takes 4 hours. I will do the Mini Gastric-bands in the evenings as they take around 3 hours – but starting no later than 6:00pm.
I only do the Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band work on people aged 16 or over. If asked to work on a younger person by a medical practitioner I would be happy to do so in conjunction with that practitioner.
No. This procedure is to help overweight people become a more ‘normal’ weight and live a healthy life through eating a proper nutritionally varied diet. It is not for helping people to become underweight or malnourished.
If you are Type 1 diabetic the answer is usually No. It depends on permission from your GP or Diabetes Nurse. I will need to work closely with your GP as the dosage of medication will need to be monitored by them. Type 2: the answer is usually Yes. Especially if you are not on medication. If you are on medication it depends on permission from your GP or Diabetes Nurse. I will need to work closely with your GP as the dosage of medication will need to be monitored by them.
There are no ‘cast iron’ guarantees with a natural/complementary therapy such as hypnosis as everyone reacts differently, after all the real work is done by you in your brain, I help you to attain your goals. If you are unable to achieve these changes it may mean you are not ready to do so?
Many real surgical gastric bands ‘fail’.
Remember I conduct an initial interview before I take you on as a client and I only say “Yes” if I am as certain as I can be that you will be successful. However; there are some people who find the process too difficult or will not enter a proper hypnotic trance. I cannot be liable for how your brain takes to therapy or not. So even after an interview some people can still fail – rarely.
I do not give refunds as you will have had my time in having a procedure.