A women who once dedicated her time to painting, now dedicates her time to helping women lose weight.
Anita Miller was first seen on 10TV News when she shared her journey as she painted a life-size memorial of Lima Company, the Columbus Marine Reserve unit that lost more men in Iraq than any other U.S. company, 10TV's Andrea Cambern reported.
Miller's painting helped give closure to those who had lost loved ones in the war.
She also used one of her paintings to help the mother of a lost marine visualize being pain free after surgery.
"It became very clear that visualization was having a profound effect on their healing," said Miller.
Miller realized that the mind can have power over pain, so she turned her talents to hypnosis. She was trained and certified in New Mexico and uses her new talents to help her clients in Ohio fight pain, stop smoking and lose weight.
Susan Fisher was one of Miller's clients. She said that she fought the weight loss battle for years, Cambern reported.
"My experience with weight loss has been very frustrating," said Fisher.
Fisher, a college professor and mother of seven, would eat out at restaurants everyday and drink two beers a night to unwind.
Miller has each client keep a daily journal and listen to a CD every night to reinforce Miller's suggestions, Cambern reported.
Miller said it takes been three and ten sessions to successfully change a person's lifestyle, and they must be motivated.
"I can't hypnotize someone to do something they don't want," said Miller. "We can create new patterns, new roads and that becomes the comfortable norm."
Fisher said her new norm is a healthier eating pattern which has helped her lose 30 lbs, Cambern reported.
Miller has found a new way to color lives and promote healing.
"I'm fortunate that I got to experience several roads to that end," said Miller. "But it's the same path."
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