lose weight with hypnotherapy

Obesity in the UK

Unfortunately, obesity is on the rise in the England. In a 2017 survey, it found 28.7% of adults in England are obese and a further 35.6% are overweight. This makes a total of 64.3% who are either overweight or obese. (Source: Obesity Statistics, Briefing Paper Number 3336, August 2019).

Obesity is now becoming a common issue because modern living involves eating excessive amounts of cheap high-calorie food and spending a lot of time sitting down at desks, playing computer games, sitting on sofas or in cars. There is, however, certain underlying health conditions that can occasionally contribute to weight gain, such as an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Please see your GP immediately if you suspect that you have this condition. For further information on Thyroid issues please click on

How do I measure obesity?

Obesity is measured using a BMI Calculator. BMI is a measure of whether or not you are a healthy weight for your height. To see if you are a healthy weight for your height you can use

For most adults, a BMI of:
  • 18.5 to 24.9 means you’re a healthy weight
  • 25 to 29.9 means you’re overweight
  • 30 to 39.9 means you’re obese
  • 40 or above means you’re severely obese
What does this mean in terms of how it affects my health?
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Some types of cancer; breast cancer and bowel cancer
  • stroke
What are the causes of obesity?

Obesity is caused by consuming too many calories, in particular foods that contain sugar and fat. If these calories are not burnt off through physical activity the body can store it as fat.

How can I deal with obesity?

One of the many options in treating obesity is to use a safe and effective method known as Gastric band hypnotherapy.

Gastric Band Surgery VS Gastric Band Hypnotherapy?

Like all surgical procedures gastric band surgery is not without risk. The surgical option – gastric band only has a 70% success rate. Whereas, hypnosis has an 80% success rate because it uses a holistic approach that assesses the core issue which has caused the overeating in the first place. Moreover, there are no risk of infections or surgical complications with gastric band hypnotherapy; only pure and simple weight loss. Furthermore, there are a number of complications that can occur during or immediately after surgery such as:

  • Infection – (infects around 1 in 20 people)
  • Blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or lungs (pulmonary embolism) – this affects around 1 in 100 people
  • Internal bleeding – this affects around 1 in 100 people
  • Excess skin.

Whilst weight loss surgery can successfully remove the fat in the body, it cannot instruct the skin to shrink with it. Therefore, if a patient has been obese for many years, they may be left with excess folds and rolls of skin, particularly around the breasts, tummy, hips and limbs. These folds usually become apparent 12-18 months after surgery, and they are difficult to keep clean. They are also vulnerable to developing rashes, ulcers, back strain, balance issues and infections. Skin removal treatments can cost thousands of pounds, not the sort of treatment many people can afford.

Since gastric band hypnotherapy changes how the person perceives their food it also reconditions their dietary intake. Food rich in cholesterol soon becomes revolting and so the levels lower naturally. Gastric band hypnotherapy helps you to eat healthier food rather than change your anatomy which means that physiology of the body improves rather than being compromised.

Although many people report an improvement in their quality of life when undergoing weight loss surgery there can be several psychosocial effects that may also be related to rapid weight loss. Some people have revealed that relationship issues have developed as their partner begins to feel anxious or jealous about their weight loss. In addition, social occasions revolving around food such as family meals or Christmas can become awkward, as it is common for people to feel conscious about the reduced capacity to eat.

It is not uncommon to experience feelings of depression around 2 years after the surgery. The reason is because the issues that existed whilst the person was obese still remain after their weight loss, for example work stress, relationship difficulties or money worries. This can be difficult to accept if they pinned all the blame because they were obesity. So, part of the gastric band hypnotherapy treatment addresses why you overeat. This is an important part of yourself discovery and once this has been unlocked, we can address the point before it hits crisis point. Hypnosis can offer solutions to insecure partners or other ‘fall out’ problems which surgery in unable to address.

What can I expect from a session?

The first two sessions will be geared to find out about your triggers and causes which have compelled you to overeat to such an extent that you find yourself in this condition. One of the many reasons why gastric band hypnotherapy has a higher success rate than surgical option is because it simply addresses the problem anatomically, whereas gastric band hypnotherapy method harnesses the physiology of the body but also works on the emotional factors at the most fundamental level too. We will work together to best understand how you eat, create reinforcement, and work on target setting. I will also be conducting a hypnosis session. If you have never experienced hypnosis before, please click here.

How many sessions do I need?

Normally, around a series of five treatments. Each session will take between 60-90 minutes. It is up to you whether you decide to schedule the treatments over five consecutive days or a week apart. I have created a programme so please click the link to the pricing page and press buy

Will it work for me?

Hypnotherapy is an agreement between you and the therapist. The therapist is the guide with the tools to help you overcome your eating habits. Gastric band hypnotherapy relies on your ability to visualise, so if you have difficulties using your imagination this may not work for you, but if you have a creative mind that can visualise and a willingness to take on all the positive suggestions on board then yes, gastric band hypnotherapy will work for you really well. So, in answer to the question it really depends on you. Furthermore, part of the agreement between you and the therapist is that you must be 100% committed to losing weight and take control of your own success as hypnotherapy is not a magic wand. If you want to succeed, then I will do my best to support you on your weight loss journey.

It is also important that you come prepared to change your eating habits and overall lifestyle. If there is another person whom you live with, who is not willing to support you whilst you undergo therapy it may have a direct impact on you and your results. This is because it may trigger you to eat large or unhealthy meals or create further unwanted stress.

Can you guarantee I will lose weight with the Gastric band hypnotherapy?

If you are willing to accept all the suggestions given, change any bad eating habits, give a 100% commitment to your goal then I am sure you will be successful. If not, then I will be looking to find out why the therapy isn’t working for you.

What’s next?

If you are interested in the Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, please give Kim a call on 07771 631 614 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to have a free 15-min consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.

Client Testimonials

RL, Guildford, Surrey

"Kim's therapy has been invaluable in helping me repair my self-esteem and confidence after many years of depression and addiction. Her warmth, wisdom and expertise made every session relaxing, constructive and deeply insightful. The tools her therapy has equipped me with continue to make a positive difference in my life and I would recommend her to anybody seeking help and guidance with a broad range of conditions. Thanks again for all your support"

JD – Wimbledon, London.

"Kim is a professional therapist who is very welcoming. I didn't come to therapy with much expectation, in fact, I didn't take it very seriously at all, it was just a bit of messing about. But wow, the therapy that Kim used called BWRT is really 'powerful'. I can't believe how it has changed my response towards a very unpleasant early memory. I will be booking another session in another two weeks time".

EM, Dubai

"I found BWRT therapy to be highly effective - it helped me to remain calm in situations that once would have caused me to completely overthink and overreact. I loved how quickly the therapy actually worked and how BWRT could rewire my neural pathways in one session. I have to say I was astonished that I did start to feel different from my very first session. Thanks to Kim, I felt relaxed and at ease going into my sessions and I would have no hesitation in undergoing the therapy again in the future if I needed to or recommend it to anyone who may be thinking of having sessions"

Liz K – Seoul, S. Korea

"I am so glad I used the ‘Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes’ system to become a non-smoker because I was a smoker for the past fifteen years. I started smoking when I was about 12 years old and gradually became a heavier smoker. I tried on numerous occasions to quit smoking using various methods including cold turkey but could never quite manage to kick the habit. I can’t believe how easy it has been to stop smoking after receiving hypnotherapy. It has been two weeks and I have not had so much as a drag. I feel like a non smoker and have not had to put in any effort. I was concerned that having a few drinks or being in bars might be tough but it is not. In fact it is the opposite. I can even join my smoker friends outside for a smoke when they are going. I would recommend this therapy to ANYBODY wanting to quit smoking."

Sally E – Brisbane, Australia

"Kim did dispel some of the myths around smoking. e.g. it's harder to quit than heroin - NOT! I already feel more vital and alive and consciously choose to be vital and 'alive' for the rest of my life!"

Karan P – Guildford, Surrey

"Before I met Kim I was apprehensive to talk to anyone about my anxiety which I have suffered from for 25 years. However, from the moment I met her I felt safe, comfortable and empowered. Kim is highly professional and genuinely cares about her patients. She goes above and beyond what you would expect. Our relationship was not like a therapist and patient but more like two friends. Three months ago I never would have thought that I would ever step foot on a tube again but thanks to Kim and the tools she has equipped me with I am looking forward to booking the Eurostar to Paris! Since my treatment with Kim my life’s beginning to change for the better and I could not have done it without her. If you are seeking help, I would not hesitate to recommend Kim."

LJR – Worthing, Sussex

"Can I be humble enough to admit that even as therapists we are not immune to unresolved issues? And I guess anyone pertaining to not have actually has some superiority complex.

I've just had an amazing session with Kim Barden. The PAL was 10+ very upsetting, something I was told as a child, that I see now has filtered everything in life... Her expert digging was genius; we did level 1 and afterwards PAL was -0!As we all know once you collapse one thing, a lot of other things collapse with it.

It also really highlighted and reiterated how important the relationship between therapist and client is. How the rapport must be a feeling of safety and equality.

Thank you Kim Barden and Terence Watts for devising such a powerful therapy."

MP – Guildford, Surrey

"I have tried all sorts of remedies over many years to gain control over my complete lack of willpower around chocolate. When Kim suggested BWRT, I was more than happy to try. After just one session, I feel as though I am in now control of the chocolate, rather than the chocolate being in control of me! I have no real idea what exactly happened in the session, as it seemed rather unremarkable, and I was rather dubious I must admit, but it did the trick. I still love chocolate, but instead of relying on it every time I’m tired, stressed or just plain hungry, I am able to recognise the triggers, reason with myself, and decide whether something else is what I need, or whether I do deserve and will savour the chocolate ! Kim is great, very relaxed, friendly and clearly a professional. Thank you so much !"

AJ – Guildford

Authoritarian Weight Loss Programme:

"I can say that the therapy does work but one does need the incentive to make it work (I did- blood sugar but the same could apply to coronary etc. e.g. doctors orders.) and perseverance. This is where the deep relaxation and talking to the subconscious comes into play. It gets you thinking ahead. You can eat what you want (with care and some avoidances) which is an advantage over "traditional" or fad diets. Keeping the diary instils good discipline. Do not expect instant results - nothing comes quickly and shouldn't. I have lost 2 1/2 stone in the 18 months and still going down towards my target of 3+ stone"

In 2012 and 2013, Kim performed a variety of hypnotherapy sessions with me. It was my first timeever experiencing experiencing hypnosis
time experiencing hypnosis and I was a little hesitant at first. During all our sessions, she was professional
and was very warm and caring towards me. It was nice to work with someone on personal issues that
truly cared. Also, she is a hard worker that is well organized. Every hypnosis session we had, she had a new and edited
new, and edited script that was tailor made just for me. She is dedicated to her clients, her
professionalism, and her quality of care. During all of my experiences with her, I felt safe, and comfortable.
She provides a great environment and ambiance in which to open up, share personal issues, and improve
yourself. This is what I liked best about my time with Kim; I felt like I was working with a team that was
dedicated to my self-improvement, I did not feel alone in my struggle to improve myself. She kept me
motivated, accountable, and energized about my movement forward to a better me. If you are at all
interested in improving yourself, working together with Kim is your best bet; she actually cares and
wants you to succeed just as much as you do! Join her campaign to improve your life and you will not regret

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