Would You Get Hypnosis to Motivate Yourself to Work Out More?

How hypnosis is proving a powerful workout motivator, helping some to achieve their workout goals
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index," you're getting sleepily. Very, very sleepily. You want to work out. You love the treadmill. The new way to motivate yourself to work out. Hypnosis! Can you be hypnotized to exercise? Deb Roberts is here with that. Good morning. It sounds like mumbo jumbo. A New York hypnotist has helped a lot of people get their workout fwroouf back. You're beginning to feel your eyelids getting heavy. Reporter: We have all seen it in the movies to get you doing what you don't want to do. Zonk me out soy don't not that I'm at work. Reporter: It's used for all kinds of things. But to jump-start your workout? Lots of people, including Olivia Munn, swear by it as the key to motivation. She posted her kick-butt videos on instagram. This hypnotist says she's changed lives through hypnosis. Right now, trying to help 21-year-old mag by the reach her goal of running a half marathon. Can hypnosis help get you to the gym? Yes. Absolutely. You're in a relaxed state. You can see yourself exercising and getting the benefits. Your mind gets excited by it. Reporter: One of her clients, 42-year-old Kevin Johnson went from chain smoking to pumping iron. Instead of getting a snack or having a cigarette, I go straight to the gym. Reporter: Now, 15 pounds lighter, he feels great. It's put a positive spin on my life. Reporter: Believe it or not, the American psychiatric association gives it a thumbs up. It's not a magic pill. It's not going to be a magic bullet to get somebody to get healthier, eat better, workout. Reporter: He acknowledges real results come from discipline and hard work. But says hypnosis may help you get there. When will you go exercise? Tomorrow morning at 5:30. 5:30? Wonderful. Reporter: Maggie was determined to turn things around. A selfie of her, where is it? She sent us a selfie. This morning. Just before 6:00 on a run. Now, truth be told, she was probably more motivated by her appearance on "Gma" this morning. Than a quick hypnotist session. But she's willing to give it a try. Kind of like meditation with a lot of suggestion and foe cushion. If you practice and you are motivated to do it, it's changing your mentality. I love it. Worth a try. Do you see behind yourselves. That's making me dizzy. I will work out.

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