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Paul McKenna - Live webchat and opportunity to join google hangout, Monday 7 January 12.45 pm

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Jan-13 12:32:24

To kick off the new year we're delighted that Paul McKenna will be joining us again to talk us through his latest venture, Hypnotic Gastric Band which Paul describes as 'the closest thing to real magic that he's ever witnessed'

Hypnotic Gastric Band is step-change in helping people achieve and maintain permanent, healthy weight loss. The audio programme and book offer 'a psychological procedure that convinces the unconscious mind that a gastric band has been fitted, so the body behaves exactly as if it were physical present'.

The procedure recently caused a stir in the States when Paul demonstrated the procedure on the Dr Oz Show and he's anticipating a similar response as the book is launched this week in the UK. The webchat will take place between 12.45 and 1.45pm on Monday 7 January. Join Paul then or post a question in advance of the webchat to this thread. Everyone who joins in the discussion will be entered into a draw to win one of five copies of the book.

After the web chat is over, we're giving four people the opportunity to talk directly to Paul McKenna over webcam in a live Google Hangout at 2pm.

If you've never seen a Google Hangout before, it's essentially a group video chat that anyone can watch. You can see an example here.

To be able to take part, you do need...

* To be available on Monday at 2pm

* To have a webcam either in, or attached to, your computer

* To have a good internet connection (wired, ideally, but wifi is OK if it's a top-notch signal)

You don't need to have a Google+ account set up right now. We can talk you through how to set it all up nearer the time.

If you'd like to take part in our Google Hangout with Paul McKenna please email us on We'll get straight back in touch to talk you through what you need to do next. Everyone who joins in the hangout will receive a copy of Hypnotic Gastric Band

And we'll let everyone know more details on when and where you can watch the Hangout in a few days' time.

OnTheBusesOlive Fri 04-Jan-13 19:41:11

By the way Paul, you might want to watch out, as some of these women especially Solo have got the hots for you.

DeafLeopard Fri 04-Jan-13 22:45:22

I agree with Olive - after listening to the hypnosis on ICMYT I did find myself wondering if there was some subliminal message as I started looking at your picture on the front cover of the book in a new light.

Solo Sat 05-Jan-13 01:49:35


bopper198 Sat 05-Jan-13 09:13:33

Hiya paul

I would just like to thank you really for writing your books. I can still remember the first time I read icmyt and it changed my life. Even though I could not seem to make it work for me. This was my mental state and not the system. Now I am feeling much better and purchased your new book as soon as I saw it in the shops.
I am starting it today and feel that I am in the right state of mind now that it will work for me.

But I too was wondering, the book says to listen to the cd once a month untill you have been at your goal for 6 months does this mean that the effects of the cd wear off over time? And can you listen to it more than once if you feel like it has, if that makes sense.

Thanks again.x

ppeatfruit Sat 05-Jan-13 14:46:51

It's Ok olive Don't worry grin Unless technology has advanced exponentially it would be hard for us to get hold of him on here blush grin.

mcmooncup Sat 05-Jan-13 15:38:24

Are you related to Martin Lewis money saving expert?

hi Paul and happy new year!

I have a question about hypnotherapy: I"ve been hypnotised as part of a show where i chased a floating teddy about a stage and then again as therapy for my fear of flying. whilst i went under easily i am still petrified of flying. Why is that?

If you can be hypnotised why wouldn't therapy work?

GreatGooglyMoogly Sun 06-Jan-13 11:27:56

Hi Paul,

I would like to change the way my children eat meals (no more clean plates in order to get pudding, etc) but wondered what I should do with regard to any messing about they may do? Eg. if they say they've had enough of a meal but then want a snack a while later? Also what happens about pudding? TIA.

whomovedmychocolate Sun 06-Jan-13 11:42:49

Ladies: halo effect, anyone who makes you feel better about yourself will feel more attractive to you. I have no designs on the Paul.

Olive actually chaos can be wonderful. You can't control what happens, but you sure as hell can enjoy the ride! grin

whomovedmychocolate Sun 06-Jan-13 11:44:06

Olive are you on my Facebook btw? PM me, we can witter endlessly on without boring everyone wink

hellymelly Sun 06-Jan-13 12:21:17

whomoved-nice to see you posting again, I was wondering where you'd gone !

Saker Sun 06-Jan-13 14:51:45

I read your book "I can make you thin" last year and one question constantly bugged me. If I have understood correctly, you are saying that you can learn to really tune into your body and use it as your guide so that you don't eat more food than you actually need. I see the logic in that, but to actually lose weight you need to eat substantially less than your body needs - and I can't see why your body would "tell" you to eat fewer calories than you need? I can see that it is an excellent approach to not regaining weight, but I can't understand how you would actually lose weight in the first place, at least over any length of time (probably you would lose some at first as your metabolism adjusts and you increase exercise etc).

OnwardBound Sun 06-Jan-13 23:41:13

Hi Paul,

I have your ICMYT book and cd but I don't think it really worked for me sad

I used to be quite slim and had a will of iron in regards to eating healthily and not too much.

However since two pregnancies and being at home with two small DC I find that I snack and nibble on the food I buy for them - high fat cheese, biscuits, non diet yoghurts, etc.

I think my willpower has completely deserted me and I snack because I am tired, or bored or because I can't bear to see good food go to waste and so polish off the leftovers from my children's plates.

I also seem to find myself at coffee mornings where biscuits and cakes are in plentiful supply and I just can't stop myself.

I am in some sort of negative cycle where I want to lose weight and hate the way I now look but eating nice [fatty] things has become a treat and I crave the sugar high...

Would your new book and cd work for someone like me [desperate!]?

zipzap Mon 07-Jan-13 01:22:42

Hi Paul

I'm a long-standing admirer of your techniques (I attended a fab week-long NLP training course you did with Richard Bandler about 10 years ago, except I missed the last few days thanks to a flu that ended up knocking me out for 6 weeks, despite trying the self hypnosis techniques to overcome it!).

Anyhow, one thing that I haven't managed to sort out is how to teach myself to like something. I can manage the reasonable portion sizes, healthy food, avoiding chocolate etc which is great up to a point. But my problem is that I hate hate hate drinking water - it's the taste, makes me gag, always has unfortunately. Instead I tend to drink fruit juice or squash (I also hate things like tea, coffee and milk).

I stopped drinking the squashes with the low calories sugar substitutes in a few years ago, having been frighted off with tales of how bad these substitutes were for you, especially if you consumed lots of them. But it's meant I ended up drinking elderflower squash which is quite high in sugar and my weight has rocketed.

I know I need to stop drinking it. But before I do that, I need to find something to replace it with and I would like to be able to drink and enjoy water. I've been trying to drink it 'normally' for years but manage a few sips and that's it for each glass.

So I guess my question boils down to: have you got any techniques that can help me to actively like water please?

Thank you (and sorry if this isn't linked directly enough to your gastric band technique).

Solo Mon 07-Jan-13 01:42:10

Zipzap are you my Mum?! she can't stand the taste of water either! never has.
Have you tried fruit teas or chilled fruit/flower teas? or fresh lemon or lime juice in water. Very pleasant.

ppeatfruit Mon 07-Jan-13 09:16:29

zipzap have you tried filtering your own water ?(it's much cheaper and less salty than bottled). It mightily improves the taste of ALL water based drinks too smile.

Mudwiggle Mon 07-Jan-13 12:08:26

Please can you advise if this is a 'for life' solution in itself or is this to get rid of the excess weight and then go back to ICMYT techniques?
I ask because as much as I love ICMYT principles and agree with each and every one, I don't lose much weight with it - and I've got lots to lose. I do love the CD, I listen to it at night and always sleep like a baby and wake up feeling great.
Also will you be doing shows for this like you did with ICMYT cos other MNrs that have been report great success.

Mudwiggle Mon 07-Jan-13 12:13:41

ZipZap - I tried apple cider vinegar in a pint of water after reading about it's health benefits. (There are lots, google it). Now I actually use it quite regularly rather like I would squash. It's tangy and I guess an acquired taste, but definitely worth a try.

dontstopmenow Mon 07-Jan-13 12:45:44

Hi Paul, I am a chronic over-eater. I have been overweight since I was about 14 years old and even before that had problems with food; for example stealing sweet things from food cupboard at home, eating it all and hiding the evidence. Now I am a wife and mother of two, and about 9 stone overweight, I really want to be a healthy weight with a healthy relationship with food. I tried your ICMYT book about 5 years ago but found that it didn't really work for me as I need to be able to eat in designated time slots whilst at work and dont have the luxury of going to eat when I am hungry. Any suggestions? Do you think your Gastric Band book would work better for me? Thank you!

Mudwiggle Mon 07-Jan-13 12:46:39

[waits patiently]

Tee2072 Mon 07-Jan-13 12:46:52

Hi Paul

I know nothing about any of your weight loss stuff but am interested to see that most people who apparently have done ICMYT don't keep the weight off.

Do you have any stats as to who does it and actually keeps their weight off?

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 07-Jan-13 12:48:08

Paul has just joined us and is ready to start answering your questions. Welcome back to Mumsnet Paul McKenna

NettleTea Mon 07-Jan-13 12:51:27

Hi Paul. Will be speaking to you later in the hangout, but checking here first

marzipanpig Mon 07-Jan-13 12:52:41

Welcome Paul!

Is there a surefire way of overcoming real sugar/ chocolate pangs and binges which arrive with PMT?

PaulMcKenna Mon 07-Jan-13 12:53:06

Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to talk to you. I am very passionate about weight loss and I think my new book and CD can really help people that have failed in the past at diets. But you're welcome to ask me about anything today. So let's begin...

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