World of the Bizarre
'Stress coach' makes a living by letting people punch him
By T.K. Randall
December 12, 2021 · 1 comment
Not your average therapy session... Image Credit: Pixabay / RyanMcGuire
Whatever Turkey's Hasan Riza Gunay gets paid to be a human punching bag, it's probably not enough.
Imagine going into work every day just to be repeatedly beaten up by total strangers...
It might sound unthinkable, yet its a way of life for Turkish 'stress coach' Hasan Riza Gunay whose unique approach to helping his clients involves allowing them to punch him.
Gunay, who hails from Istanbul, reportedly got the idea for this novel form of therapy from the movie Sark Bulbulu
in which the main character allows himself to be beaten up.
"Most of my clients suffer from depression or panic attacks or are overwhelmed because of their daily routines," he said.
Gunay will usually see up to four (mostly female) clients in a typical day for around 15 minutes at a time. He also wears special protective gear to reduce the chance of injuries.
In some cases he even dons a mask showing the face of the person his client is angry with.
"I would like to train other potentially interested people as 'stress coaches' and hand over my gloves to the new generation," he said.
Source: Times Now News
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