Marion Corns ,a mother of three, lost four stone after being hypnotised so that she thought she’d had a gastric band fitted. A gastric band shrinks the stomach so that only small portions of food can be consumed.
The hypnotherapist meticulously recreated a hospital in her practice, and talked Mrs Corns through the procedure in great detail, so that she believed she had in fact undergone the surgery. Mrs Corns believes she can recall the having the procedure, and claims to have felt her stomach tightening, as would happen with the real surgery.
She can now only eat small portions, allowing her to lose weight. Mrs Corns said: “Now if I try and eat a large portion I feel a pulling sensation in my tummy as if my stomach is stretching.”