The Worlds No.1 Gastric Band Hypnotherapy System

The Hypno-Band was created and developed by John Maclean of Newwave Hypnotherapy which is based in Mallorca, Spain and Exeter, United Kingdom. While seeing many clients for weight loss therapy John realised that for those clients who had a high Body Mass Index (BMI) regular weight loss hypnotherapy was not enough. The concept of gastric band hypnotherapy had been around for some time but John felt that what was needed was an integrated system that analysed anddealt with the client’s emotional and psychological reasons for over-eating. After many months of research and development the Hypno-Band was born and today it has become the world’s most used gastric band hypnotherapy system available through our network of Licensed Practitioners (over 350) in fourteen countries.


How does it work?
Over four sessions we take you through the process of having a gastric band fitted, only in your mind. By using 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the HYPNO-BAND weight loss system?

The HYPNO-BAND 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, making you eat less and less often.

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..

Am I Suitable for the HYPNO-BAND 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. Your suitability will be assessed at the initial session.

Are there side effects?

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

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.

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 do I start?

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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. However, the virtual gastric band has been proven to be effective in aiding significant weight loss. 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 HYPNO-BAND system you will have the tools and power to change your eating habits. The only way to lose significant amounts of weight is to eat less! The HYPNO-BAND system helps you to change behaviour and life-style which in turn provides you with the ability to lose weight and stay that way!

What do you get for your money?

The HYPNO-BAND system costs £275.00, which is payable on completion of the first session.

The complete system comprises of a series of four 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 during the first session. Also in the first session you will be introduced to hypnosis and experience the fantastic feelings of relaxation and calmness which results from being hypnotized. We will also begin your journey to losing weight. In the second session you will encounter the HYPNO-BAND and we will begin the process of having the virtual gastric band fitted. In subsequent sessions the HYPNO-BAND 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.

“It really has changed my life!”

“I have mentioned you to so many people, it has been amazing. I feel like a completely different person! I have now lost 3 Stone 9 Pounds so am well on my way to reaching my goal of 4 stone by Christmas!!”


Nikita Green

“At last I’m in control!”

“Just thought I’d let you know that I’m still around 9st 8lbs so almost a whole year at exactly where I wanted to be. So many things have changed but seeing you 18 months ago was the catalyst to it all and made it possible.
“What I found really helpful was having the time and the one-to-one with you that helped me understand my eating, not being part of a “girly” crowd as so often happens with slimming groups. 2 1/2 yrs on and I’m still around 9st 9lbs, occasionally go up a few pounds when I’ve been away or had friends to stay but I don’t panic as I know I can lose it simply, easily and painlessly afterwards. I am still conscious, when perhaps I’m a bit overfull, that it’s the gastric band reminding me not to overdo it any more!!!!” 


“The lightest I’ve been in 15 years!”

“Hi Claire.  The weight is still slowly but surely coming off – I have been 10st 1lbs now for the last few days, the lightest I have been in 15 years! I should have reached my goal by August at the latest. Thank you so much.”