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Testimonial: Hypno-Band

Please read the following testimonials but I must mention , however, that there can be no guarantee of specific results and that results can vary with each patient.

Dear Pam

I would like to thank you for your help in my losing weight. I found you a highly professional, competent and assuring person. I am delighted with the Hypno-Band gastric band treatment you gave me and with a positive result. You were very patient and thorough throughout my treatment, I have completely changed my lifestyle for the better and I might add that the weight I have lost has given me more energy and confidence. I would gladly recommend you to anyone without any reservations. Many thanks for your help.

K H (August 2016)

I was recommended to Pam by a friend for the Hypno-Band weight loss . Well I must admit I am the biggest sceptic ever. I went along not really expecting anything great to happen, and in two months I have lost nearly 2 stone in weight and I am still losing it now! I don't fully understand how it works but it worked for me and I'm well on my way to getting to my goal weight. Thank you Pam for your advice and taking the time to explain everything to me. I would thoroughly recommend Pam to anyone. Thanks again for your help.

A G (August 2016)

I had been struggling with my weight since putting on 6 stone during illness, my main problem was snacking between meals and I didn’t have the willpower to say no to sweets and cakes.

I heard about the Hypno-Band and decided it was worth a try, but I was sceptical.

Having now been through the course, I have lost 16lb so far and still going.

I am now finding it easy to avoid and refuse sugary treats (despite their being available all the time at work) and I am thinking about food differently. I no longer see cakes/sweets as a reward that I deserve or as something to help me cope with a stressful day.

I have already noticed that I am feeling heathier and finding it easier to move around. I am exercising more, and enjoying it.

Also, even though this wasn’t what I went for, I was given techniques for helping me to sleep as I have suffered with insomnia most of my life, and I am sleeping much better. This makes me feel better all round, and I therefore do not need sugary foods to boast my energy when I’m tired to help get through the day.

I was also given techniques for dealing with stress at work, instead of turning to my usual sweets and snacks to make me feel better, so I have been feeling more relaxed, calmer and more confident in my work life.

Highly recommended

T N (May 2016)

I am 64 years old and weighed in at 115kgs. In old money that is 18 stone, a weight far too heavy for a 5ft 6in male who has tried to diet all his life with minimal success. With much to look forward to in life and with friends passing on, the time for me to decide that something must be done was long overdue.

The fact that I had decided to lose weight and really wanted to was Vital. My daughter and her daughter, who had a vested interest obviously, decided to make contact with Pam Hewstone with whom I met and had a long and thorough conversation.

Pam’s main and important statement was that there really isn’t such a thing as a long term successful Diet. It has to be a Life Style change for success in weight loss, and healthier living.

I have an adventurous goal with which I am well on the way. I presently weigh in at 95kgs which is a loss of 20kgs so far and with the challenge of Christmas in the past. In saying all that, this is not the only change I have noticed. My whole attitude towards life and eating has changed for the better. I enjoy my food, I very seldom feel hungry, I can get into clothes and I feel good about buying smaller sizes.

But most import of all, for a well known Cantankerous person, it has been known for me to relax and smile more than twice in a day.


F P R (Jan 2016)

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I am still losing weight, and my weight loss is now 3st 9lbs.  

P R (March 2014)  

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I came to see Pam in September 2013 about weight loss and agreed to go ahead with the Hypno-Band gastric band technique.  After the 5 sessions I have lost 2st 12lbs.  I feel good and more active.  This is life changing and I would recommend it for anyone struggling to lose weight.

Thanks Pam

P R (September 2013)

Like most, I have tried every diet going and usually managed weight loss within the first 3 months and then my attention drifted to things I knew I should not eat but could not resist.

My relationship with food was that it has always been seen as a 'treat' for doing well since I was a child; eating cake was therefore a reward for losing weight......got it? My downfall was the lack of willpower to say 'No' (I was somewhat easily led where calories were concerned).

Last summer I found myself in extreme pain and on an emergency flight home from Ibiza due to bulging between my lower discs in my back. Apart from surgery, the only other option to manage the pain was weight loss. At this point I found Pam, read the testimonials on her website and decided to give it a go. I have never looked back.

I can now sit in front of cake and not even be tempted (it doesn't taste as nice as I remembered it did so I don't bother). What's changed? My relationship with food has - I no longer see it as a 'reward' for doing well, instead I buy a new dress for doing well! What was my main driver to succeed? Back pain or cake........a no-brainer really!

In 4 months I have lost 2 stone and have no doubt I will achieve my overall target of 5 stone weight loss and keep it off. My husband thinks he has a new wife (lucky him) and my daughter can't remember the last time I was this slim. I am never hungry.

Thanks Pam! x

Rachel, Laceby (Dec 2013)

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Hi Pam,
Just a quick note to let you know I am still on track with my weight loss thanks to you.  It's a big milestone today ...... I have now lost 4 stone which is 2/3rds of the weight I wanted to lose and I have done it since the end of March which averages out at 1 stone a month.

The amazing thing is I find healthy eating no problem since having hypnosis.  I still practise my self-hypnosis every day and have also listened to all 3 cd's on different days last week just to make sure I don't drift back into bad habits.  I have gone down 6 sizes in clothes and can now buy MY size in most shops.  My fitness level has climbed and I am more active and enjoying life so much more.  I thought being slimmer and fitter at my age and with my health problem was unattainable until I came to see you for the Hypno-Band, and I am achieving what I thought was impossible.
Pam, thank you for the amazing changes you have enabled me to make in my life.
Yours sincerely
M E (July 2013)

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Hi Pam

A big THANK YOU for giving me the tools to alter my life. When I came to you in early March I was a little sceptical of the Gastric Band Hypnosis Program but at 18st 2lbs and with big health problems I was willing to try anything and I am so glad I did because here I am less than 3 months later 3 stone lighter and feeling confident that the techniques you taught me (self hypnosis) will allow me to continue with these life changing alterations to my eating and exercising patterns.

The biggest thing you have given me with this program is the ability to like myself because I am no longer failing.

Thank you Pam.

M E (June 2013)

Hello Pam

I would like to say a big thank you for my Hypno-Band gastric band hypnosis treatment. I am very pleased to say that I have already lost 1st 4 lbs which I am really pleased with, and I am continuing to do the self-hypnosis which you taught me. I have gone down from a size 18/20 to a size 16, and my next target is size 14.

I have now tried my new blue suit on, which I am sure you will remember as I spoke about it a lot, and I can get into it. I am so pleased and thank you very much for all your help.

Keep up the good work.

Many thanks

K K (June 2013)

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Dear Pam

I promised you an update on my weight loss when I sent you a message last August and I am pleased to say I reached my target of six stones weight loss in February this year, after having had my Hypno-Band fitted 12 months ago.

I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome and have passed your name to many people who are so impressed with the results I have achieved. I now have much more confidence, and a new wardrobe!!! When out recently one of my husband’s acquaintances came across to speak to me and said "Is it you?" I also spoke to a neighbour I haven't seen for some time and he didn't recognise me at all. I will keep up the self hypnosis and remember all you taught me as I love my new life and my husband likes his "new" wife!!!

Many thanks once again.

S G (March 2013)

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Dear Pam

Many thanks for changing my life. I came to you at the end of February with a serious weight problem and a degree of scepticism but you changed both!! After my Hypno-Band hypnosis I have now lost 4 stone and have confidence that I will reach my target weight.

Life has improved so much and I am now having to start buying a new wardrobe as I have decreased by five sizes in most clothes. I have received many compliments about my appearance and feel much more confident. Recently I had a post-60 years of age medical and my blood pressure and cholesterol levels were very good and the nurse was very pleased to hear of my weight loss.

I have no hesitation in recommending you to everyone and I am so grateful for all your help. I will continue with my self-hypnosis and life changes and hope to let you know later this year when I reach my target weight.

Thanks again for all your help.

S G (August 2012)

I have lost four stone in four months and feel the best I have ever felt. I was always a picky eater and always had a big plate full of food and I could never stop eating even when I was full. Since having the Hypno-Band gastric band hypnosis technique I have cut my portions down and cut out a lot of foods, so I am now only eating healthy food. I found this hard before as I have two small children and it was so easy to eat what they were eating but now I don't even feel as though I am on a diet. It has been the best thing I have done. I am also exercising as much as I can and my confidence has grown.

The only thing I would say, as Pam told me, is that it is important to keep up with self-hypnosis because if you let it slip that is when you could find yourself cheating.

K G (March 2013)

Believing that hypnosis could not help people to make life changes, after several discussions with my family, I decided to give it a go and went to see Pam for the Hypno-Band gastric band hypnosis technique.  I had previously tried many different ways to lose weight but always returned to bad habits of eating too much junk food.

Pam put me at ease and although I had doubts that hypnosis would work for me, I found the experience had a strangely calming effect.  Pam explained that this was not a magic cure and I would need to make lifestyle changes with her help through clinical hypnosis.

She reinforced these changes through hypnosis and to my amazement I have so far managed to lose over 5 stone in just over 3 months.  I am starting to exercise more and feel fantastic.

Previous diets had left me still craving the foods that were actually making me continually gain weight whereas having hypnosis with Pam has enabled me to think of what I am eating and to recognise when I am full. Please don’t think that I am not eating because believe me I am eating many of my favourite foods including roast dinners.  In fact I would say my dietary intake is better and more varied than it ever has been.

I would like to thank Pam and would recommend people to try clinical hypnosis with her not just for weight loss but for any other issues they need help with.

Many Thanks

P P (February 2013)

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Hi Pam

Just to let you know that so far since February 2011, I have lost 13 stone 5 lbs. I still find my self-hypnosis helps me with all aspects of life and I'm still more confident. Also my control over the food I eat is still there, all because of the hypnotherapy and the Hypno-Band technique. It has helped me so much. I enjoy walking the dog, and I even enjoy the exercise. I have been able to buy some new clother - my old ones are all way too big, and I have finally managed to buy some nice shoes too. I'm really enjoying being so much smaller than I was.

Thank you once again.

V W (September 2012)

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I have now lost 9 stone 1 lb since the middle of February 2011 and feel so much better in myself, I can walk the dog and shop for hours. I really do feel like a different person, in confidence, physical ability and happiness within myself.

I have to say that without you Pam I know I would have put on a lot more weight this year. I started a new job in January 2011, and the office is full, and I mean full, of sweets, chocolates, cakes and biscuits ALL of the time and I've had one biscuit since I last saw you, and it was my choice to have it and one was enough and I was happy with that. This would never have happened before hypnotherapy. One of anything was never enough.

I don't obsess over food anymore, I do intend to have a few treats over Christmas but I'm in control now, I never was before. I know that one unhealthy meal or snack doesn't mean I've spoilt my diet and give me the excuse to eat anything and everything in sight, it just means the next snack/meal is healthy and so is the next and the next, (I don't like to use the word diet because it's not a diet for me, it's a way of life now).

I know I can go into 2012 and continue to lose even more weight. Thanks again Pam.

V W (December 2011)

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I would just like to say thank you again Pam. I have now lost 6 stone 3 lbs, in 6 months. I've gone from thinking it wasn't possible to knowing it is. I haven't touched chocolate, my biggest vice, in that entire time. I now believe if I did, I would be in control, rather than it being in control of me, but I have no desire for it. I want to lose weight more than I want chocolate.

I had just started in a new place of work when I first had hypnotherapy, a very large building with around 40 stairs to get from the bottom to my office on the top floor. There is an elevator that I always used but last week for the first time I walked all the way up! I was out of breath but I did it and now try to incorporate it into my daily routine, at least a couple of times a day. I am just finding general day to day activities so much easier and I'm so happy within myself.

My habits have changed so much, I had what I would call a blip last weekend and I felt briefly like I wanted to binge like I used to, but all I did was have a pickled onion and a dip in the peanut butter jar - hardly the 5 bars of chocolate, crisps and cakes I would have had in the past. So I did my self hypnosis and had a word with myself and everything was back on track, eating the right things and being in control and I went on to lose another 3lbs this week.

I've still got a long way to go, but I know I can do it.

Thank you Pam.

 V W (August 2011)

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Pam, I just want to say thank you so much for your help. I came to you in February regarding weight loss after getting weighed at my GP and being totally shocked! I had been offered a gastric band before but turned it down and my GP brought it up again, I really didn't want to go into hospital for an operation but felt that I was running out of options fast. I've had a weight problem all of my life, food was definitely my best friend and I thought I was going to spend my life like that.

I wondered if hypnosis/Hypno-Band would work for me, but I shouldn't have worried, you put me at ease and the whole experience was fantastic. Since my first session with you at the beginning of February I have lost 3 stone, yes I hit the 3 STONE mark today! I have a long way to go to be a healthy weight, but for the first time in my life I feel that I can do it. I've gone from being totally obsessed with food and a complete chocoholic (as I saw and felt) to only eating when I'm hungry, and then I choose the healthier option (and I haven't touched chocolate in 6 weeks - I never would have believed it possible!)

I know that if I do eat something unhealthy it doesn't matter, it's just one instance, unlike in the past when I have 'been on a diet', one slip gave me license to fall off the diet wagon and eat anything and everything.

I feel more in control, and a lot calmer and have also dealt with a stressful time in my life a lot better than I would have done in the past. All of the tips and techniques you taught me to use under self hypnosis and just in general, everyday life really help me to carry on losing weight like I now know I can.

Thank you so much Pam.

V W (April 2011)

Hello Pam

I wish to thank you for the excellent treatment, advice and encouragement I received with regard to my weight loss during the Hypno-Band  sessions. These were conducted in a very friendly and professional manner, in beautiful and serene surroundings. I am continuing to follow your advice with the Self-Hypnosis, and from April 2012 until now, August 2012, I have shed 4st 1lb and I am well on the way to reaching my goal.

I would certainly recommend you to anyone with similar weight loss ambitions, if they are serious about tackling the problem and are willing to make a commitment to a change in lifestyle, eating healthy food  and exercising regularly.

I will be contacting you soon to stop smoking.

Thank you.

D R Cleethorpes (August 2012

After seeing Pam in August of 2011 for the Hypno-Band I am very happy with the results! I have since lost 4 stone and have found it so much easier than any diet or weight control programme I have ever done, and I have done several. Seeing Pam was my last resort before going for a real Gastric Band. I wish I had seen Pam sooner, I still have weight to loose but I am more than half way there now and I feel fantastic! Pam I cannot thank you enough for the help and support that you have given me to achieve my goal of losing weight!

Thank You!

J P (March 2012)

I’m so looking forward to Christmas as I have lost 1st 9lbs in 3 months, which is excellent. I am now into clothes that I like instead of always having to buy the next size up! The Hypno-Band has worked very well for me and I am so pleased that it was recommended to me by my friend. My niece is also seeing Pam and she is doing so well – what a difference it has made to her, she is looking great. I have learned to eat healthily and I exercise regularly.

Thank you so very much.

S P (December 2011)

Hi Pam, well it is 13 weeks since I first met you and oh how my life has changed. You have taught me so many things that have led to this complete change of lifestyle. I came to you when I was at a really low point with my weight, sick to death of being on diets. I think I have tried every diet in the book without success. Since my first visit to you I am proud to say I have lost 3st 1lbs....I have changed the way I think about food altogether. It is not the first thing I think about in the morning or the last thing on my mind before bed. I don’t seem to be able to get enthusiastic about food at all. I am never really hungry and as I said at our meetings that is the most important thing to me. I use my techniques that you taught me and think of all the things we spoke about on a regular basis.

The best thing is I have become so much more confident. I now know that I will be able to reach my goals.

I am so grateful to you for your help in changing my life for the better.

L D (December 2011)

I would recommend Pam to anyone. She is a ray of sunshine and inspires confidence. She is always positive and shows great empathy, having said that she is firm when necessary. I went to lose weight and lost negativity about myself. I have changed how I look after myself and lost weight almost without effort it seems (26 pounds to date, in 3 months). She gave me tools to use whilst in self hypnosis which will last forever. Many, many thanks.

S B (November 2011)

Over the past 16 weeks my life has changed so dramatically I hardly believe it myself and it's thanks to Pam. I contacted her after seeing the program 'Embarrassing Fat Bodies' on TV, before that I didn't know there was such a thing as a 'Hypno-Band'. I was beginning the downward spiral to becoming immobile due to my weight, had numerous health problems and was extremely embarrassed to admit there was a problem and was beginning to withdraw from society because of the problems related to my size. I was seriously considering surgery to have a gastric band fitted. From the outset Pam put me at ease, made no judgments and is one of the nicest people I have ever met.

I was classified as morbidly obese, had tried every diet there was and struggled for many years. I had just about lost hope and there was very little light at the end of my tunnel I'm afraid. All that has changed!!!! The counseling before having the 'Hypno-Band' fitted allowed me to come to terms in a very gentle manner and to overcome food issues that have haunted me for so long, this is not just another 'diet' this truly is a lifestyle change. How I view food, what I eat, why I eat and how I see myself as a human being have changed. No more of the beating yourself up because you ate a piece of chocolate, tomorrow is another day, but then again, I no longer NEED to eat chocolate, it has lost its' hold on my brain. For the first time I know I can do this, I know I will succeed and I know this is for the rest of my life, not just a six month wonder.

I have now lost 2 stone and 5 pounds, yes that is only an average of 2 pounds per week, maybe you are saying you have lost that on other diets in the past BUT this has been so easy it is unbelievable and I definitely don't feel as though I'm on a diet or am missing out on anything. For the first time ever what I want to eat has changed and for me that is a minor miracle! The changes in my health is fantastic and everyone comments on how well I look and that I have 'got my sparkle back'. I am looking forward to achieving my target weight and for the first time I know without any doubts at all I can do this.

If you are serious about loosing your weight I can not recommend Pam highly enough, she truly has been the saving of my health, thank you Pam from the bottom of my heart.

(November 2011)

After speaking with one of my clients at work about hypnotherapy for weight loss, I'd always struggled with my weight since being a very young child, I thought I would give it a shot. I was very nervous about going to my first appointment because I felt as if I would be judged as I've always felt in the past when seeking weight loss advice from Doctors and other health professionals. On the contrary, Pam was wonderful and soon made me feel at ease and listened to. I became relaxed and able to open up and be honest with her about my eating issues.

Weighing in at a huge 26st 3lb on the 15th March 2011, I have gone from being totally obsessed with food, to food not being an issue at all. I'm not thinking about the next meal whilst eating my lunch! I'm eating from a smaller plate and stopping eating when I feel full instead of clearing the whole plate, because that's what we were brought up to do. I'm eating healthier options, but I'm also living my life when occasions arise, and I'm not feeling guilty and stressing about having a small slice of a friends wedding cake! Most of all my self confidence has returned to me, and I have more energy to run around with my children.

Its now the 10th August 2011..... 21 weeks later and I have lost a proud 6 Stone 7 lbs. Seeing Pam has changed my life so much words can't say.

Thank you Pam.

C L (August 2011)

I have spent a lifetime battling with my weight and had all but given up when I saw Pam's article in the evening paper about the Hypno-Band, gastric band hypnosis technique. Although a little apprehensive I am so pleased that I gave it a go.

My way of thinking has changed completely, not only about food but about everything else around me in my life. I now no longer think about food as a problem issue, I don't spend time worrying about what I should and shouldn't be eating, I don't dread eating out any more, I find that I like choosing healthier options, I don't eat everything in front of me and stop eating when I am full. My portion sizes have changed completely and I no longer need to see a huge plate full of food! If I do have something by way of a treat, I no longer have the guilty feelings I have always had in the past with diets, I just carry on and forget about it - it's no longer destructive to the rest of my day/week.

When I started I was 14 stone 6lbs and was between a size 16 / 18. Three months later I am now 12 st 6lbs and a very comfortable size 14, and on some occasions, have got into a size 12 ! I still have a stone to go to get to the target weight that I want to be but I feel so much more healthier, have a lot more energy and my confidence levels have soared. Not only has the weight dropped off, I have also lost over 18 inches all over, 6 1/2 inches from my waist!

The best thing about the hypnotherapy is the positive attitude that I now have, which is reflected in more than just my eating habits.

I haven't set myself a date for reaching my goal, I no longer feel the pressure to do that as I know I will reach it.

Thank you so much for all of your help Pam.

C F (April 2011)

After 25 years of not being able to control my eating and attitude to food, I feel free and totally in control of my relationship with food.

I grew up watching my mother dieting, failing then bingeing in a continuous cycle, so since early childhood I have followed this, what I considered to be normal, pattern. I have always been over weight, following the cycle of dieting, failing and regularly ending up heavier than I started. I have tried every diet and fad going. I have yoyo dieted all my life and I was the queen of secret binge eating, often blaming PMT for over-eating, ending up feeling ill and feeling sad, realizing the consequences.

After returning from a holiday abroad in February 2010 I sought Pam’s advice, after I had put on the 2 stone previously lost to go on holiday, within a few weeks of bingeing.

I initially visited Pam for a few weight loss sessions, to help gain control over my bingeing and gorging, and to encourage healthy eating and regular exercise. I felt as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I no longer had a bad relationship with food and did not treat food as an emotional buffer. Over the summer I lost 21 lbs and I was so happy. Pam also helped find my stop button - when I am full I stop eating, and I only eat when I am hungry.
In September 2010 after Pam had become a practitioner for the Hypno-Band weight loss system, I decided that I would have the Hypno-band installed. WOW it was amazing. After my Hypno-Band sessions with Pam my unconscious mind now thinks it has a band fitted around my stomach, allowing me to eat less and feel full quicker. My portions are more than halved and I only eat when I am hungry. I still lead a normal life, going out for meals but I eat healthily and stop when I’m full, and exercise regularly. I am now 5 STONE LIGHTER than when I started in March 2010.  I feel so confident and so happy.  I wished I could have done this 20 years ago. I would recommend Pam to anybody. She has taught me many techniques that I can use myself, the main one being self-hypnosis. This is a wonderful relaxation technique which I use daily. My husband for the first time has noticed the changes in me and is very proud of my achievements. He tells people who ask how I have lost weight that “It’s all down to Pam!” I can’t thank you enough Pam.

L T (March 2011)

Dear Pam

Just a note to say "Thank You" for all your help with the question of my weight loss.

I am gently losing weight and this is only with your help over the last weeks and the very helpful CDs. I found your sessions were very helpful in reassessing my lifestyle and they also made me think quite deeply about what really mattered to me in life.

I want to thank you so much for all your help and understanding during our Hypno-Band sessions together, and for the new me that is coming on nicely. Watch out the High Street Shop when I come in next time.

Yours sincerely

G C (March 2011)
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