Our Clinic Treatment Packages
The Gastric Mind Band® (GMB) procedure is surgery-free. It was developed and perfected by Martin and Marion Shirran, over a ten year period, at the Elite Clinic in Spain, initially to provide a real alternative to having a surgical, Adjustable Gastric Band fitted, the treatment is now seen as an alternative to all Bariatric Surgery, including the Gastric Sleeve, Balloon and Gastric Bypass surgery. The treatment is now also the subject of the best-selling book written by Martin and Marion Shirran, The Gastric Mind Band, published by Hay House, available from Amazon.
Martin and Marion have accumulated close to 8,000 hours of one to one clinical time with weight loss clients, allowing them to constantly improve and perfect the treatment. The GMB treatment involves an unique combination of a number of proven, psychological approaches and therapies, including CBT, Time Perspective Therapy, NLP, Clinical Hypnosis, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness Techniques and their very own Pause Button Therapy® incorporating TactileCBT®, along with Cognitive Engineering. Each approach is uniquely underpinned by the other, resulting in a highly successful and permanent weight loss solution. You can read a full explanation of the therapies.
Is it for you…clients like Sarah Hart, see her photo above, whose story has been told in the media world wide lost half her body weight following the GMB treatment. Other clients arrive at the clinic just wanting to drop a few pounds or drop a couple of clothes sizes, recently the GMB has become the treatment of choice by perspective brides, often being joined by their bridesmaids and siblings.
In addition to the GMB Treatment being available at their clinic in Spain, the GMB Premium and Premium+ Treatments are also available via Home Visits, where Martin and Marion will travel to your home town for the three or four days as required, the costs of the treatment provided are the same as the clinic based treatments, please feel free to email or phone the clinic for details and a quotation, you can read more detailed information regarding home treatment. Additionally, for those that for a number of reasons cannot visit the clinic in Spain, the GMB is offered on a one to one basis via Skype, see the Skype Classic and Premier Treatment information on the dedicated page in the treatments section. The GMB therapy is now regarded by many as the ‘Gold Standard’ in its field.
Martin and Marion both hold Diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and are certified and registered with the American Board and British Institute of Hypnotherapy. They are both registered in the UK with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. Martin has a primary certificate in R.E.B.T. (a form of CBT) from Birmingham University, School of Psychology. He is also a member of the United Kingdom Society for Behavioural Medicine and the International Hypnosis Research Institute.
The Standard Clinic Based Gastric Mind Band Treatment
The Standard Gastric Mind Band Treatment incorporates four Gastric Mind Band Sessions which are detailed on the how it works page – The three day treatment has been developed and continually improved over a ten year period and has been undertaken by over a thousand clients. All treatments at the Elite Clinic are carried out exclusively by Martin and Marion Shirran.
Since you are an individual, and deserve to be treated as such, your GMB treatment plan is unique and personalised to you. Each of the four sessions is highly structured and designed to prompt you to ask yourself a number of very deep, psychological questions, some of which you might not have previously considered relevant. The aim is to get you to develop a different perspective around your relationship with food and embed new ways of thinking and more helpful behaviours around food, that will allow you to reach your ideal weight without the struggle of constant dieting, and then maintain it for the rest of your life.
The treatment package includes a full metabolic assessment and a Tanita body fat analysis test. Blood tests and analysis including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides, fasting blood sugar (glucose) levels are included with a combined minimum treatment time of 14 hours. Therapies incorporated include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, NLP, Clinical Hypnosis, PBT and TactileCBT. Clients are of course provided with digital recordings of each session and the package includes a telephone and a Skype follow up session in the weeks following the treatment.
The fully inclusive cost of the Standard Gastric Mind Band Therapy as detailed above is £1,695.
The Premium Gastric Mind Band Package
The Premium Full Gastric Mind Band Treatment Package has become a popular option with clients visiting the clinic. The Premium Treatment is normally completed over three and a half intensive days. The package incorporates all the components of the standard package, as detailed above, with additional treatment hours added, including additional Hypnotherapy and CBT sessions along with time dedicated to Nutritional and Dietary elements. A full in-depth discussion and explanation regarding the two hormones most important to those wishing to take control of their weight, Ghrelin, the hunger switch, and Leptin, the satisfaction switch, along with suggestions as to how these can be ‘Tweaked’ to the dieters advantage is included.
The Premium treatment features an expanded range of blood tests and analysis.These tests includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides, fasting blood sugar (glucose) levels and Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). The glucose result determines blood sugar levels over a very short-term period (the past 24 hours), whereas the additional HbA1c test provides an overall reading of what a person’s average blood sugar levels have been for the previous 8-12 weeks. This is the all-important test used to diagnose diabetes and is helpful to us in guiding a person with issues around certain food groups.
The additional therapy hours of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Hypnotherapy are adjusted to suit the individuals requirements. Clients completing the Premium GMB will have slightly longer days at the clinic.
Clients are provided with a set of six professionally recorded Audio Files covering their Gastric Mind Band treatment, along with a personalised recording of one of their sessions. Clients also receive a copy of our comprehensive GMB Therapy manual, a set of unique weight loss tools, plus signed copies of the books ‘Shirrans Solution the Gastric Mind Band’ and Pause Button Therapy as published by Hay House. All clients undertaking the Premium Treatment Package benefit from a number of additional, completely complimentary, Skype follow up sessions in the comfort of their own home during the weeks following their treatment. Clients selecting the Premium treatment are also invited to re visit the clinic for a full complimentary adjustment session, which can be taken at anytime in the nine months following the completion of their Premium GMB Treatment. The Premium GMB Treatment can also be provided in your own home by Martin and Marion Shirran, you can read more information here.
The fully inclusive cost of the Premium Gastric Mind Band Package as detailed above is £2,495.
The Premium Plus+ Expanded Gastric Mind Band Treatment Package
The Expanded Premium+ Gastric Mind Band Treatment Package is the clinics top of the range offering and the recommended option for those with a higher level of weight loss required. It is also recommended for those that feel they have additional issues that require to be solved, i.e. excess levels of alcohol consumption . The Premium Plus Treatment is normally completed over Four Consecutive and Intensive Days. The package incorporates all the components of the Premium package, as detailed above, with additional treatment hours and sessions added, including additional Clinical Hypnotherapy and CBT sessions. The PP+ package has been constructed after ten years of research and treatment refinement, it incorporates the very latest approaches, and the unlimited, complimentary follow up sessions allow the clinic to ‘stay with you’ until you reach your target weight.
The additional therapy hours of Cognitive Behaviour and Clinical Hypnosis incorporated in the PP+ package are of unlimited extended session lengths on each treatment component, this allows where appropriate for a far deeper analysis, correction and explanation of any past events or situations that may have impacted on a clients weight gain, or general life experience. Clients completing the Premium Plus+ GMB will in addition to the extra day of treatment, may also have slightly longer days at the clinic.
The Premium Plus GMB Treatment provides a Piqued level of Success, and includes Unlimited follow up sessions, via Skype, along with additional top up sessions at the clinic if you wish. Should you require additional information about any of the treatment packages, or have specific questions, please feel free to email or phone the clinic. Additionally, if you would like a private telephone conversation with one of the GMB founders Martin or Marion Shirran to discuss any aspects of the treatment, do contact us and we will be pleased to arrange the call for you. The Premium+ GMB Treatment can also be provided in your own home exclusively by Martin and Marion Shirran, you can read more detailed information here here.
The fully inclusive cost of the Premium Plus+ Gastric Mind Band Treatment Package as detailed above is £2,995.
If after reading the information on the website including the past clients stories and reviews you decide to book your GMB treatment, the booking procedure could not be easier, simply contact us by phone or email us with details of your chosen dates. Once availability is confirmed we will email you an online payment invoice for your deposit of £495 which can be paid by PayPal or credit card, enabling you to spread the cost.
Late Booking. Gastric Mind Band Appointments.
Availability at the clinic as you would expect varies throughout the year, ranging from a few weeks to a few months. However the occasional cancellation or rescheduling of a pre-booked clients itinerary will sometimes result in last minute availability, prospective clients are invited to contact the clinic for details of available treatment dates. You can find additional information regarding flights and accommodation, by visiting the FAQ section.