Olivia Munn was hypnotized into enjoying the gym.
The Magic Mike actress was not a fan of keeping fit but after being told it would improve her anxiety by her hypnotist, who treated her for obsessive compulsive disorder and trichotillomania – compulsively pulling out her hair – agreed to let him try and refocus her consciousness in the hope it would increase her motivation.
She said: ”I was going to a hypnotist to help me with my OCD and trichotillomania. One day I told him I didn’t work out, and he said, ‘What do you mean?’ I replied, ‘I don’t know. I just kind of don’t. I yo-yo.’ He said, ‘You have to! It’s good for your anxiety and depression.’ So during one of our sessions, he hypnotized me.”
And the 35-year-old beauty – – who is dating American soccer player Aaron Rodgers – was stunned to find the results were instantaneous.
She told Good Housekeeping magazine: ”I’m not exaggerating: That was on a Friday, and by Monday I was working out every day at 6 am. If I missed a session, I’d double up and do it the next day. Now I feel so much stronger. I remember running up the steps one day and thinking, ‘This is strange. I could do this a hundred times and be totally OK.’ ”