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Hypnoband: Weight Loss System 

If, for some reason, you are desperate to lose weight but Analytical Therapy and changing your "whole life for the better" is not possible for you, then going on to the Hypnoband Weight Loss System can help lose you weight.

It is a very well established weight loss system designed for those who have a high Body Mass Index ( B.M.I.)

Jon Hicks, Dip Hyp, MIAEBP  - is a Licensed Practitioner For Woodbridge Suffolk as well as Chelmsford, Braintree and Great Dunmow in Essex and  Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire. 

This new system will help you lose that excess weight and keep it off. Wouldn't it be nice to have all the benefits of a surgical Gastric Band, without the surgey and the cost? Well now you can! By using the Hypno-Band hypnotherapy system we create a state of mind where you will believe you actually have a Gastric Band fitted. You will eat smaller portions and feel full. The Hypno-Band is a long-term solution to your weight problems for those people who would be unable to get through Hypno-Analysis, or choose not to go through that route of therapy. Like any medical or therapy procedure there can be no definite guarantees but even a surgeon cannot guarantee that an actual Gastric Band will work. However the virtual gastric band has been proven to be effective in aiding significant weight loss. But it should always be remembered it is YOU that holds the key to losing weight.

A recent newspaper report stated "A mum lost three stone in FIVE MONTHS after being hypnotised into believing she had a gastric band". The Hypno-Band could change your life for-ever. Imagine having the results usually achieved by having a surgical Gastric Band fitted but not having to go through surgery, and spending thousands of pounds. Gastric Band surgery is not for everyone. Usually the surgery is only carried out on people classified as "clinically obese" and with a high Body Mass Index (BMI). A surgical Gastric Band works by reducing the size of the stomach and therefore you eat smaller portions and feel full. Through this method is is possible to lose weight easily. The surgical method does have drawbacks however. It is very costly, typically costing £4000 to £6000 and of course you will need to go through a surgical procedure.

What if you could have all the benefits of a surgical Gastric Band, without the surgery and cost? Well now you can! By using the Hypno-Band hypnotherapy system we create a state of mind where you will believe you actually have a Gastric Band fitted. You will eat smaller portions and feel full. The Hypno-Band system is a long term solution to your weight problems. Lose Weight and keep it off. This therapy also costs just £995 for the four sessions. 

Please see the testimonials page for client responses.

Frequently asked questions:

So how does it work? 
Over four sessions (including the Pre-Talk Consultation) Jon takes you through the process of having a gastric band fitted in your mind. By using powerful suggestion and visualisation your mind will be convinced that your stomach has become smaller and that you need less food. By eating less and less often you will begin to lose weight. The process uses hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural techniques to help you achieve your ideal weight - and stay there! Each session in the Hypno-Band system lasts for one hour and before beginning the process a full assessment will be carried out.

Does it involve surgery?
No! the HYPNO-BAND system is a non-invasive behaviour changing method using the techniques of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. 

Does it hurt? 
On the contrary. The HYPNO-BAND procedure is extremely relaxing and pleasurable. 
Are there side effects? No. There are no side effects associated with undergoing this procedure. 

So it's safe?
Yes! the HYPNO-BAND 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 HYPNO-BAND weight loss system? 
If you are over-weight, with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25 + 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. 

Will it work for me? 
The key to success is YOU! 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 will certainly work for you. The HYPNO-BAND system provides you with the tools and ability to lose weight and maintain a healthier body. 

How long does it take? 
The whole process takes five one hour sessions. Sessions are usually held weekly.
Your BMI (Body Mass Index)
Understanding your BMI (Body Mass Index) is an important part of your weight loss program - using the following tool you can work out your current BMI;

Why do you carry out a five session programme where other therapists often use four Sessions? 
I am an experienced practitioner in a technique called "Belief Work" and I feel that the incorporation of Belief Work into the sessions will further explain how your mind works. You will be taught to focus on "what you want to happen" in your life rather than fearing "what MIGHT happen" then you will be even more in control of not just your eating habits but also ANY emotional issues. This session would usually cost £75 on its own per session but I include it within my price for the Hypno-Band Surgery. 

The Hypno Band Weight Loss System using Hypnotherapy and Belief Work Can Help you Lose Weight - based in Woodbridge. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a more serious long term problem with your eating or perhaps you have an eating disorder such as bulimia or anorexia, then you would benefit most from a course of analytical hypnotherapy (hypnoanalysis). This type of therapy would provide you with all the benefits of hypnosis with suggestion therapy, whilst also helping you to fully resolve your issues with eating and self-image, leaving you free to enjoy a more stable and relaxed approach to eating and drinking. (For more info on hypnoanalysis click here.) 

The Hypno-Band TM is the original complete Gastric Band Hypnotherapy system in the UK,Ireland,Australia and Canada. Beware of imitations. Note: the Hypno-Band is not in any way associated with Elite Clinics or Gastric Mind Band. Virtual Gastric Band is a trademark.

Jon Hicks Hypnotherapy - providing professional therapy services to the people of Woodbridge and surrounding areas.

Below is an interview with a HypnoBand client as featured "GMTV" with Lorraine Kelly


"Hi Jon,

Just a quick E-Mail to say Thank you very much for all what you have done for me, I came to you at the end of February 2011 and we decided after a consultation that I would be suitable for a Hypno Band, Having two sessions I felt really good and then my actual operation went really well. 

At this date in writing this to you I can actually say that in total so far I have lost four stone in weight and have felt so much better about myself and so many people have started to notice the change in me.

I would always recommend this treatment as this has only been the one that has worked for me so far!!!.
 Thank you again so much"
J R Dunmow, - Hypnoband weight loss therapy 

UPDATE: " Hi John, As from today  I have lost 6 stone 2Lb and feeling great. Thank you again for everything. JR"


"Around a year ago I watched a piece on TV about the HypnoBand, I watched with interest but dismissed it, after all if it was as easy as the lady on TV was saying then why wasnt everybody doing it? So a year later, with goodness knows how many more failed attempts at losing weight and another couple of stone heavier, my local Bystander magazine fell on the doormat. Inside I found an advertisment for Jons practice, one of the things he was offering was the HypnoBand, my first thought was about the cost, but I worked out how much I had spent on joining various slimming clubs and all the ''diet food'' I'd purchased and it was way way more than the cost of the HypnoBand. I was so nervous of contacting Jon, it meant I'd have to tell someone what I weighed! I was so ashamed of myself and any thought about my weight reduced me to tears. I took a deep breath and made the appointment to see Jon. It was the best decision I have made. From the very first meeting with Jon I actually felt for the first time I could do something about my weight, he totally put me at my ease and he didnt preach at me, he didnt tell me what I had to weigh or what I should weigh, I made my own goal and I knew that things were going to be different this time. I shed a few tears at the first meeting, some of them were because I felt so awful about myself, but some were from relief at actually having someone that understood how I was feeling. From that day I haven't looked back, I actually lost 8lb before my first session, purely down to the fact that Jon told me I could make my own choices and he told me how to make the right choices. Its been a couple of months now and I have lost over 2st and it has been easy, Jon told me it would be, of course I didnt totally believe it, but it is. During the hypnosis sessions I felt totally relaxed and at ease and I just took all the information Jon was giving me on board without even realising, I found that even before the ''operation'' I was making healthier choices I wasnt letting food rule my life anymore. The operation was amazing, I actually thought I was in theatre, there was no pain of any kind at all, I was totally relaxed and in control at all times. When I woke after the op there was definately a sensation in my tummy, not unpleasent or painful in any way, just a slight feeling of tightness, it only lasted a couple of days. Since my op my portion sizes are a quarter of what they used to be, I actually have to be reminded sometimes that I haven't eaten, I no longer watch the clock waiting for lunch time or dinner time to come round, I no longer go straight to the fridge if I'm upset or feeling down, I've learnt to deal with my feelings and negative thoughts in a different way, I no longer feel that I have to finish every scrap of food on my plate, in fact I get a great sense of achievement at leaving food on my plate. I know it sounds dramatic, but Jon and the HypnoBand have changed my life, I know for the first time ever that I am going to succeed, my whole attitude towards food has changed. I am looking forward to the future and continuing with my weight loss. I am very grateful to you Jon for your continued support. I only have one regret and that is I didnt contact you sooner, I cannot recommend the HypnoBand system highly enough. "
Mrs N, Great Dunmow


Hi Jon, 

 I wanted to thank you for the whole experience of having my hypnoband fitted. I found it a very relaxing and positive thing, now I know I'm in control it has been very easy to lose weight. I've learnt it isn't about diets but about healthy eating. I lost 1 stone 9 pounds in 6 weeks and feel very confident about losing the rest of my weight.


Many Thanks

Lorna Handscomb 

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