Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

We have tried to provide answers to the most common questions that people ask about the HypnoBand weight loss system below:

What is the HYPNO-BAND weight loss system?

The HYPNOBAND System is a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy techniques that helps you explore, analyse and change your eating habits.

Then using the mind/body connection we fit a “virtual gastric band” to your stomach, helping you to eat less and less often.

Does it involve surgery?

No! the HYPNOBAND system is a non-invasive behaviour changing method using the techniques of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Does it hurt?

On the contrary, The HYPNOBAND procedure is extremely relaxing and pain-free.

Are there side effects?

No. There are no known side effects associated with undergoing this procedure.

So it's safe?

Yes! the HYPNOBAND system is perfectly safe.

Will I be under the hypnotherapists control?

Never. No hypnotherapist can make you do anything you do not want to do nor make you behave in a way you would not normally behave.

Am I suitable for the HYPNOBAND weight loss system?

If you are over-weight and really want and are committed to losing weight then you should be suitable.

The only exception would be if there is a physiological reason for your weight problems or if you are taking certain medications, for example for Thyroid problems.

Your suitability will be assessed at the initial session.

Will it work for me?

The key to success is YOUSELF!

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 can certainly help you achieve your goals.

The HYPNOBAND system provides you with the tools and skills to enable you to lose weight and maintain a healthier body weight.

So how do I start?

Search for a Licensed Practitioner in your area by visiting our licensed practitioner listings.

We have 1,500 listed practitioners in 45 countries throughout the world.

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 HYPNOBAND system you will acquire the tools and skills to change your eating habits.

The only way to lose weight is to use more calorific energy in your day-to-day living than you consume.

This can be achived by eating less, exercising more or a combination of both.

The HYPNOBAND system helps you to change behaviours and life-style choices which in turn provides you with the ability to lose weight and stay that way!

How much does it cost?

Although individual licenced practitioners charge varying amounts for the HypnoBand weight loss system, most genuine practitioners charge between £400 and £600 for the standard system which comprises 4 or 5 sessions.

What do you get for your money?

The HYPNOBAND system comprises a series of one hour sessions plus cd or mp3 recordings which you use for reinforcement.

A full dietry and medical history will be taken and an initial assessment done before commencing.

Also in the first or second session you will be introduced to hypnosis and experience the fantastic feelings of relaxation and calmness which results from being hypnotised.

You will also begin your journey to losing weight.

In the second session you will encounter the HYPNOBAND and we begin the process of having the virtual gastric band fitted.

In subsequent sessions the HYPNOBAND virtual gastric band will be fitted and adjusted.

In later sessions the process will be reinforced and you will learn a different way of eating.

Following the sessions you should use your CD or MP3 to back-up and reinforce the work you have done.

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Your BMI

Your BMI gives an 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.


You can use our BMI calculator here.

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