An overweight primary school teacher has lost almost eight stone after she was hypnotised into believing doctors had fitted her with a gastric band.

Kim Robinshaw, 31, whose weight had spiralled to 21 stone was sent into a trance by a slimming expert after other dieting attempts failed to work.
When she woke up Kim believed she had undergone surgery to have the band fitted and she started shedding the



Teacher looses 8stone with hypo gastric band!She dropped from a size 24 to a svelte 14-16 in nine months due to her ‘virtual gastric band'.

Kim, of Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire, said: ‘I think the results are incredible, I've still got a bit more weight to lose, but I just can't get over it.

‘I didn't tell anyone at first about the hypnotherapy. My mum and dad were supportive, so they were the only ones that knew. I didn't want to say it was going to work.

‘Had I been able to afford a real band I may have thought about it, but really I didn't want more surgery so this was another option. I was willing to try anything.

‘It was coming up to Christmas that colleagues at work started to notice and I started to tell people and I think about ten of them have already booked to see him.

‘I wasn't big enough to get one on the NHS, which made me think - am I meant to get bigger?

Andy Garland l Hypno-Gastric Band Therapy l Cardiff

'I thought it's only what you'd pay to go to Weight Watchers but
upfront but it's given me the will power, it's changed my life completely'

She booked herself an appointment with gastric band therapist in October last year at a cost of £375.

Kim had struggled with her figure since having an over-active thyroid gland removed as a teenager.

She attended her first session in October last year and after being convinced she had a gastric band fitted, she was given the same eating plan as a real gastric band patient, which gradually eases the patient from an all liquid diet to pureed food then solids.

‘It started off where I was losing 10lb the first week and then nines and eights and now I just lose it in ones or twos.

‘Basically you feel like your stomach is the size of your fist, before this I was eating way more.

‘At the start you only have liquids, yoghurts for breakfast and soup for lunch and dinner and I was full up, I didn't need to snack.

‘If I had too much I would feel sick and that's how you're meant to feel if you actually had it done.'


‘I've still got a bit more to lose, I'd like to be a comfortable size 14, but so far I'm delighted with the results.’

Andy said: ‘Every client has different issues and needs. A virtual-gastric-hypno-band can be 'fitted', giving the client the same feelings which would be experienced with surgery, but without the discomfort, inconvenience and cost.

'This allows the client to lose weight steadily and safely.’

For more information on this therapy and to find out if you're an ideal candidate contact Andy Garland on
Free Phone 0800 612 2878 or
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