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  • 25 February 2013, 12:00

Woman lost weight with imaginary gastric band

Hypnotism /Rex

A South Yorkshire woman lost six stone - after her mum hypnotised her into thinking she had a gastric band fitted.

Danielle Davies, 26, turned to hypnotherapist mum Bev Davies, 48, for help after her weight shot up to 14st, reports The Mirror.

And 18 months after the 25-minute session, she has dropped from a size 18 dress to an eight and weighs eight stone.

Junk food and comfort eating after splitting from her boyfriend had made the teaching assistant pile on the pounds.

She said: "I can't thank mum enough. I'm so thrilled with my new figure. I'd tried every diet going and hypnotherapy was a last resort.

"When mum suggested it, I had visions of bursting into laughter as she tried to put me under."

Mrs Davies, a hypnotherpaist for 20 years, said: "Hypnotising patients is one thing but putting your own daughter under is another. But I found Danielle was a surprisingly good patient."

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