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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.

sarahcrowe Mon 07-Jan-13 13:48:14

Thanks for your reply Paul. Will you be doing any tv shows with this new book?

PaulMcKenna Mon 07-Jan-13 13:49:53


Hi Paul,

I have tried gastric band hypnosis in the past. It worked really well for about 6 months until I had a bereavement. I clearly am an emotional eater, how does your new system help with this?

Well the good news is, it's worked for you already, and for 6 months, so it will obviously work again! Bereavement for many people is one of the most challenging experiences and many people use some external means, such as eating or drinking excessively to help them through this emotionally turbulent time. It's a bit like using a crutch if you hurt your leg, but when your leg is better you don't need the crutch anymore. It's common for people to keep a crutch even after a traumatic time, simply because it's familiar. My Thin CDs and DVDs are designed to help people who have this exact issue. I'm going to send you a set, and I recommend you use them regularly for a few weeks and I think it's very likely that you'll notice that you feel significantly better, and your habits around food will also change.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 07-Jan-13 13:50:17

Thanks for joining us today for the webchat. For those interested in the next Seminar, you can find out all the info here.

The Google hangout will be starting at 2pm and we'll post a link on this thread so you can watch it live.

PaulMcKenna Mon 07-Jan-13 13:52:12

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions, sorry if I wasn't able to answer yours specifically. However, we tried to answer the ones that were most representative of the many we received.

May this new year bring you everything you want and more. God bless.

whomovedmychocolate Mon 07-Jan-13 14:01:24

Ooh I can be in two places at once (am on the Google hangout).

whomovedmychocolate Mon 07-Jan-13 14:03:40

Well you all look gawjus grin

sarahcrowe Mon 07-Jan-13 14:07:01

How can I watch this? Can't find a link!

OnTheBusesOlive Mon 07-Jan-13 14:10:28

I have to go out now. Will it be possible to watch the Google Hangout later. (I just want to see how lovely and slim wmmc is now!).

marmitetoastie Mon 07-Jan-13 14:14:10

Is it happening? I was supposed to be on it.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Mon 07-Jan-13 14:17:59

sarah you had to register. I was too late but they said they'd email me a link at 2 and I've not received it.

sarahcrowe Mon 07-Jan-13 14:18:52

Thanks HALF. Maybe I will be able to watch it afterwards.

ppeatfruit Mon 07-Jan-13 14:24:23

Where's the link???

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Mon 07-Jan-13 14:26:07

Link here: Paul McKenna Google Hangout

HavingALittleFaithBaby Mon 07-Jan-13 14:48:19

Thanks Colette!

ppeatfruit Mon 07-Jan-13 14:50:28

Yes thanks MUMSNET and Paul Mckenna!!!

whomovedmychocolate Mon 07-Jan-13 14:50:53

Umm Olive you can go look on my FB photos!

NettleTea Mon 07-Jan-13 14:55:00

Thanks Paul and thanks mumsnet

NettleTea Mon 07-Jan-13 14:56:53

Don't know who else was on the hangout though, I was!! it was my son who ran in saying 'i love you, I love you' during my question, but was too short to be seen onscreen. Just in case anyone thinks it was me blush

escape Mon 07-Jan-13 15:02:46

Haha - I was wondering who had the little one around smile I joined late as I hadn't downloaded the plugin ( oops) but glad I did though smile
Nice to 'see you' all there smile

sammimammy Mon 07-Jan-13 15:32:07

How about just eat a bit less rubbish every day, cut down on snacks and do a little bit of exercise. Oh yeah and have lots more sex smile

ppeatfruit Mon 07-Jan-13 16:05:54

AAh sweet nettle smile shame he was too small to be seen!

whomovedmychocolate Mon 07-Jan-13 16:39:42

Ha you can't see the side chatter on the webcast wink Nice kitchens ladies grin

ppeatfruit Mon 07-Jan-13 17:46:17

The echo was so bad on it I just tried to watch again and had to stop, shame you don't use your mn names!!!

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 07-Jan-13 18:18:59

It was good to be on it and see some other MNetters!

My laptop overheated and cut out just after he answered my question - good job it didn't cut out while he was talking to me. Don't think I missed much, but I then had to hold the laptop up above the worksurface for the rest of it, so was a bit wobbly!

Who had the gorgeous headboard?

NettleTea Mon 07-Jan-13 19:41:07

not me. I was the one who looked like I was in a cupboard full of bags and books, with terrible lighting that made my face look purple (always a good look!)

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