Is it Possible to Lose Weight Permanently?
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Is it Possible to Lose Weight Permanently?
Revolutionising Weight Loss: The Inspiring Journey of Martin and Marion Shirran
In a world where permanent weight loss often seems elusive, Martin and Marion Shirran have emerged as pioneers in the field, offering a life-changing solution that’s non-surgical, risk-free, and remarkably effective. As the creators of the renowned “Gastric Mind Band” weight-loss treatment, they have not only transformed countless lives but have also ventured into ground breaking research and developments that continue to shape the future of weight management.
The story began in 2004 when Martin and Marion Shirran opened their Elite Clinic in Southern Spain. Their initial focus extended beyond weight loss, encompassing a range of conditions, including addictions like cocaine, alcohol, and nicotine. However, it was their ground breaking weight-loss treatment that garnered widespread media acclaim.
A Pioneering Approach to Risk-Free Weight Loss
In 2007, the Shirrans embarked on a mission to develop a psychology-based, weight-loss treatment: the “Gastric Mind Band.” Recognising the need for non-surgical, risk-free, weight-loss alternatives, they committed their personal resources to finance research, development, and real-person trials of their innovative programme. The result was a treatment programme that incorporated a blend of proven therapies, including their enhanced version of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which they ingeniously intertwined for elevated success rates.
Their unique approach also drew inspiration from Time Perspective Theories developed by Professor Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University, San Francisco, and the latest research findings on Neuroplasticity, enhanced by advances in brain-imaging technology.
A Remarkable Success Story
The Shirrans’ pioneering treatment included their distinct underpinning technique, complemented by their Forensic Weight-Loss Questionnaire. Remarkably, the success rate of their treatment proved comparable to weight-loss surgery, but at a fraction of the cost, and without the need for a general anaesthetic, ensuring a completely risk-free experience. The world took notice as national newspapers, magazines, and lifestyle TV shows showcased the programme’s impressive results.
A Global Impact
The Shirrans’ journey reached new heights as they shared their insights on esteemed platforms; including interviews on the “Good Morning America” TV show in New York and “This Morning” with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in the UK. Their clients became television stars as their transformation stories spread across the globe, gracing the pages of numerous newspapers and magazines. Kay, below, appeared on TV after losing more than 100 pounds using the Shirrans’ programme.
Is it Possible to Lose Weight Permanently
With mounting media interest, the Shirrans took the initiative to train and license other therapists. Consequently, their ground breaking treatment became available at select specialist clinics worldwide. Global publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, and Hello have recognised their pioneering work.
In 2009, the Shirrans introduced Pause Button Therapy (PBT), an upgrade to traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that became the cornerstone of TactileCBT®. PBT plays a pivotal role in their weight-loss treatment, ensuring its distinctiveness and effectiveness. Their research in this field gained validation through a research evidence paper written by Dr. Theano Kalavanah, demonstrating the efficacy of Pause Button Therapy in permanent weight loss.
A Literary Milestone
In 2012, Martin and Marion Shirran signed a publishing contract with Hay House, a leading Mind Body publisher in New York. Their first two books, “The Gastric Mind Band” and “Pause Button Therapy,” were published globally in early 2013. The endorsement by Professor Windy Dryden of Goldsmiths University, London, further solidified their innovative approach. The Shirrans’ impact extended to international academic circles, where they presented their work alongside Dr. Sarah Clarke at the 2nd International Psychology Conference at Warsaw University in Poland. Professor Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University, San Francisco, penned the foreword for their book and hailed their contribution.
A Vision for the Future – Risk-Free Weight Loss
Their latest endeavour, the award-winning and medically endorsed “My Weigh Less Treatment,” promises to be another game-changer in the field of weight management. Developments include a possible collaboration with a leading pharmaceutical company to provide a psychological assistance programme for overweight patients.
A Non-Surgical, Risk-Free, Weight-Loss Treatment that Works
A new goal of Martin and Marion, related to the need for pre-surgery weight loss. They identified a requirement to make the life of Orthopaedic Surgeons and their patients a little easier. By inviting surgeons to direct their overweight hip and knee replacement patients to the My Weigh Less website, they were able to do just that. My Weigh Less has become the treatment of choice with Orthopaedic Surgeons around the world, ensuring that each patient using the My Weigh Less programme, is swiftly redirected back to their surgeon at as close to possible to their ideal weight pre-surgery. This resulted in reduced recovery time, reduced risk of wound infection, and reduced hip or knee implant complications such as pain, device loosening and infection.
Marion Shirran is a Registered Stakeholder in NICE – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Additionally Marion is pleased to be involved in the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity. Oxford Therapeutics Ltd – My Weigh Less gained the ‘Most Innovative Psychological Therapy” award in the Mental Health Awards 2022.
Lancaster – Birmingham University
Marion gained her degree from Lancaster University, and additionally both she and Martin hold Diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy. During 2005 Martin obtained a primary certificate in REBT / CBT gained at Birmingham University, School of Psychology. Martin is also a member of the United Kingdom Society for Behavioural Medicine. Additionally, Martin is a member of the International Hypnosis Research Institute. Registered in the UK with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
My Weigh Less/myweighless.com and all associated intellectual property rights, are the property of Oxford Therapeutics Limited. The company is registered in London, and Marion and Martin Shirran are joint directors.
Although the weight-loss results and success stories shown on the site are typical, individual results will vary, and are not guaranteed. Weight-loss success depends on each individual’s level of motivation, commitment, food intake and metabolism. Read our full disclaimer in the Terms & Conditions. Yes, it is possible to lose weight permanently…