Well, the truth is that they are both hypnotherapy for weight loss.
Hypno-Band (also know as hypnoband or gastric band hypnosis) is a licensed system, designed to help the client think differently about food… but hypnosis is still the vehicle used to take the message to your subconscious mind.
Here are some words from the horses mouth—or the Hypno-Band website if I’m being more accurate:
“The Hypno-Band is the World Leader in gastric band hypnotherapy and is the original Virtual Gastric Band method in UK, USA, Australia and many more countries. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy our practitioners will help your change your eating habits forever! If you are really committed to losing weight then the Hypno-Band will help you to achieve your goals. Designed for those with a BMI over 25 the Hypno-Band is a safe, risk free and cheap alternative to Gastric Band Surgery. With over 800 Licensed Practitioners in 40 countries the Hypno-Band is the World’s No.1 gastric band hypnotherapy system.”
I hope that has helped to shed a little more light on the matter for you.
In the meantime there is some more information on the Hypno-Band page of my site Hypno-Band