a Human Resources professional for over twenty-five years I tend to
be very skeptical when presented with programs dealing with motivation
and self-improvement. One hour with you at your training/clinic changed
all that and I sensed a dramatic shift in my belief system. I would
recommend your clinic to anyone who wants to gain more control over
their stress and stress-related issues such as smoking and excess weight.
It is powerful stuff." - Michael F. Lewis, HR Manager,
City of Grass Valley, CA
certainly touched and positively affected the majority of attendees. The
program was exceptionaly professional in the presentation; and you were
welcoming and supportive to the attendees ... we look forward to having
you return." - Dr.
Michael Kinnison, Health Officer, County of Sutter, CA
response from the employees that attended the clinics was overwhelmingly
positive. In fact, 100% of the employees responding to a questionnaire
at the end of the clinics stated that they enjoyed the presentation,
that the presentations helped them view life differently and gave them
a positive outlook towards eating better and relieving stress. I would
highly recommend Dr. Frank Ricci and The FREND Group to any public entity
considering this program." - Paul McIntosh, County Administrative
Officer, Butte County, CA
clinic provided our employees with an opportunity for self-improvement
in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The response from attendees was
very positive. I am pleased to recommend Dr. Frank Ricci and The FREND
Group." - Kelly F. Cox, County Administrative
Officer, Lake County, CA
seminar was great! I think all of us could use tips and tools for stress
reduction. I know we could use it at the DA's Office, especially when
we're in trial." - Letizia
Pingitore, County Attorney, Tulare County, CA
appreciated the sincerity with which Dr. Ricci approached our employees.
He truly is committed to helping people.. ." - William
"Bill" Goodwin, PE, PLS, County Administrative Officer,
Tehama County, CA
my amazement, since the session, I have been successful in changing
my behavior beyond my wildest dreams. To the shock of my family, I even
passed up fres Krispy Cremes a few weeks ago. I want to thank you for
coming to Grants Pass, and wish you the best in your endeavors."
- Ulys Stapleton, City Attorney, City of Grants Pass, OR
Gina Garbolino, Mayor, City of
for all your hard and good work."
DYNAMICS - 81,000 employees
wonderful alternative to standard medical treatment.” -
Dr. Katherine Johnson, Corporate Medical Director, Falls Church, VA
BOAT CORPORATION - U.S. Submarine Division - 8,500 employees
learned things I previously never thought of. On behalf of the 8,500
Electric Boat Corporation employees thank you for conducting the … smoking
cessation, weight loss and stress reduction seminar.”
– David M. Page, Human Resource Administrator, CT/RI
IRON WORKS - U.S. Destroyer Division
from (600) participants was very positive. I extend a “big thanks” from
Bath Iron Works and its employees for a program well done.”
– Patrick Conley,
Manager of Employee Relations, ME
wide range of topics, including stress management, weight loss and smoking
cessation allowed the seminar to appeal to many different individuals.
was particularly impressed with the time you took to explain not only
the process but also how and why your procedures are effective.
attending your seminar I have returned to the gym after a long absence
and have been working out at 5:00 AM, 5 days a week without fail for
the last 6 weeks."
- Mario Krstic, Chief of Police, City of Farmersville, CA
Vicki Johnston, Human Resources, The News Review, Roseburg,
anywhere on this line to read The News Review's Endorsement Letter
Mills, a Yreka smoker of a pack and a half of cigarettes a day for
more than 40 years, attended Ricci's seminar in October and has not
had a cigarette since she walked out of the Miner's Inn on Oct. 20
(2004). Mills says she noticed a difference in her tobacco cravings
before she ever left the building that night. "It would cross
my mind to smoke and then the idea would go back out," Mills
friends say they have already noticed an improvement in her smoker's
cough and she has noticed an improvement in her breathing." -
Siskiyou Daily News, Siskiyou, CA
anywhere on this line to read the Appeal Democrat Article
treatment administered is very effective and the valuable information
on how to dramatically improve your life is vital."
- Randall L. Butler, Community Cancer
Control Manager, Great Western Division, OR
a phenominal program! My members are still talking about it and can't
believe the changes in their lives in such a short period of time."
- Lisa Engle, Owner Curves of Merlin, OR
"Our ladies were amazed and learned
quite a lot ... We were excited to learn how to change the negative
and harmful habits we had and exchange them for healthy ones."
- Lori Dodder, Owner, Grants
clinic was amazing! I have more energy and feel much more upbeat. This
is an absolutely fantastic result." - Betty Moore and Amanda
both a professional (Retired clinical and medical social worker) and
lay persepective, I highly recommend your program." - Donna
work in the medical field. Dr. Ricci’s presentation was excellent.
He genuinely cares about people. Everyone can benefit." -
Melissa S., CA
Cahto Tribe of Laytonville Rancheria
have made a meaningful contribution to alleviate some of the daily
pressures ... and lent encouragement to and shown local people how to
make positive changes that will have a lasting effect on them and their
families, co-workers and the general public." - Hygi Waetermans,
Big Valley Rancheria
Tail, Tribal Administrator, Big Valley Band of
Pomo Indians, CA
was so impressed and moved at the seminar you delivered to the Big Valley
Band of Pomo Indians ... What I enjoyed most is the straightforward
information about how the process to improve one's health works and
why."- James W. Tail, Tribal Administrator
Coquille Tribe, Rachele Summerville,
Benefit and Safety Administrator, Mill Casino-Hotel
from the participants was positive, and many found the sessions to be
both educational and beneficial." - Rachele Sumerville, Benefit
and Safety Administrator
Independence High School / Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program
my 38 years of teaching I have observed many speakers and attended
many workshops. This ranks as one of the best.” – Ronald Locicero,
Cec Bell, Principal
Oakland High School, OR
are incredible!! Thank you for making it such a memorable evening
for our students. Your event was fun, motivating, and appropriate
for our audience." - Kathy Brenner, Program Director, Oakland
High School, OR
want to thank you for doing such an outstanding job in your talk …
The students thought your talk was good because of your easy manner
and the way they were able to relate to you.” – Morris (Danny)
Herndon, Programming Instructor
California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
would highly recommend you consider taking advantage of this program.”
- Paul McIntosh, Executive Director, California State Association
Police Chiefs Association (CPCA)
California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP)
California Nurses Association (CNA)
To Elected Official Reduced Stress - Lost Weight
As an “Administrative Aid” to an elected official, I have a stressful
Now at the end of an 11-hour workday the stress and tension of the
job is almost non-existent. The most surprising part is that I have
not touched a drop of alcohol. I’ve
also lost 10 pounds.
- Sue G., CA
- Lost Weight -
I am more productive and remain calm in any given situation.
members are able to see the difference. I
also lost eight pounds. -
Sharleen F., CA
Stress - Sleeps Better - Eats
Healthier - Reduced
Stress level reduced, pain level reduced by half, and eating healthier.
slept this well in months. -
Wendy S., CA
Incredible Information - In Control Now
Thank you for giving me the tools to make positive changes in my
learned an incredible amount of helpful information! I felt wonderful,
positive, at peace, in complete control over my over-eating.
Relaxed - Best Night's Sleep - Lost
Learned how my mind woks
I was intrigued the whole time. I've felt happy, more relaxed! That
night I slept right through the night. I had the deepest sleep I
think I've ever fallen into. I learned how my mind works. Thank
you VERY MUCH! - Valerie M., WA
WEIGHT and more benefits
70 lbs + Quit Smoking
I lost an amazing 70 lbs and I have not had a cigarette since
that day! - Hugh L., OR
50 lbs Effortlessly
I was able to lose over fifty pounds. The weight loss was completely
effortless. As I followed your program I noticed my poor eating
habits change, again, without any discomfort on my end. The
weight naturally began to fall off. During
that time, I noticed the daily relaxing of my muscles loosen
the frequent knots and tension from pain, caused by fibromyalgia.
I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me. The simple
tools you've given me will last a lifetime. - Lisa A., CA
Loses 65 lbs + Gets Life Back
I dropped 4 dress sizes and lost 65 pounds. I like me for the first
time in a lot of years and it is all thanks to your program.I am
a Nurse and know very well I was heading to a life of health problems
related to being overweight. You have given me my life back. – Ann
T., Registered Nurse, MA
Weight + Eliminated Pain + Better Sleep
I am amazed at the results I have seen in just a short period of time.
I have had chronic medical problems with pain and had gained 80 lbs
over the last 10 years. I have tried every diet and weight loss program
and pills for the pain with no results, and the food cravings still
posing a huge problem.My
appetite has been cut in half and I lost 5 lbs (First week and one-half)
without doing anything different with my diet or exercise. The
stress at work was killing me and adding to the problems with comfort
pain is all but gone and I am getting up and actually looking forward
to walking and some light exercise!I
have had sleep problems and coupled with the stress was only sleeping
about three hours a night... I now fall asleep right away and if I
wake in the middle of the night, I am able to fall right back to sleep.
It has made a remarkable difference in a very short time. - Janet
3 Employees Lost Weight + Quit Smoking
At Same Time
My boss went to your session and is down 3 dress sizes. The woman
sitting next to her lost 30 pounds and our friend lit up her morning
cigarette in the car then immediately threw it out the window.” –
Lost 40 pounds + TMJ Relieved
I lost 4” off my waist and 7” off my hips. I lost 40 pounds and have
a lot more energy. My ankles don’t swell anymore … my TMJ is better.
My cholesterol went from 304 to 223. I am glad I know these skills
of life. – Karen M, UT
Finally, Help After 50 Years of Trying
I have tried every diet known in the past 50 years. Your presentation
was so interesting and it works. I recommend you to anyone who is
serious about doing a great service for them self. I have lost weight,
and feel better both mentally and physically. – Imagene M., CA
A God Sent Program
I have already lost 4 inches in the waist (from 30 to 26 inches) and
2 inches in the tops of my arms and legs. This
is a God-sent program I wish every American would attend. – Jeanette
Lost Weight + Reduced Cholesterol + Less
Not only am I losing weight I also feel great. I have Arthritis, and
I am able to walk almost 2 miles without pain. My cholesterol dropped
from 337 to 225. - Helen V., OR
No Results Before Now
I found this program to be effortless. I have been on many diets but
never with the results that I have experienced these past few months.
It’s great! – Bea M., MA
No More Binging + Lost 5" Off Waist + No
I have stopped binging on sugar and junk food. I no longer get migraines
either. I have lost five inches off of my waistline. - Sherry S.,
Better Than Ever
I lost 15 lbs. in the first 21 days after leaving your session and
I'm still losing weight! I can't tell you how grateful I am. I have
changed my eating patterns, and I feel better than ever!
SMOKING and more benefits
3 Packs a Day After 45 Years - Saves $400 per month
I was smoking 2 packs a day and on weekends when I was not working
3 packs. I would actually stay up nights so I could smoke. My
health was terrible. I was suffering with constant headaches,
I had chronic Sinusitis and every winter Bronchitis and every
cold and flu that come around.
started smoking as a teenager in Europe and had been smoking for
45 years. I had tried to quit several times, with antidepressants,
nicotine gum, nicotine lozenges, patches and cold turkey. The
longest I had ever stopped was 2 weeks.
I left (Dr. Ricci's clinic.), I really did not want a cigarette
and the next morning when I was having my coffee I thought about
smoking but I didn’t. This month (October 2010) it has been
3 years I have not smoked. I feel great! I have not been sick
I am saving a fortune. The price of my favorite brand of cigarettes
has gone to $58.00 a carton.
- Beate G., CA
appreciation to you for freeing me from the terrible addiction to
nicotine. I now have a smoke free life which is second to none.
Heartfelt thanks to you from myself and my family.
- Lt. Edward B., Firefighter., MA
and Two Children Quit At Same Time
walked out of that seminar a non-smoker. It
feels like I’ve never smoked a day in my life. I breath better.
son & his wife went to the same clinic and are also smoke free.
Charlot B., ID
Quit After 48 Years
have not had nor have the desire to have a cigarette since the evening
of the clinic, and it is almost as if I had never been a smoker.
is an awesome tool. - Pat A., OR
Quit 1 1/2 Packs A Day After 35 Years and Had No Withdrawals
I was a 1 1/2 pack a day smoker for 35 years. I’m amazed how
easy it was...
I had no withdrawals, no cravings and wasn’t a witch!
I feel better, smell better, my husband and kids thank you. God bless!
- Gloria P., RI
2 Packs A Day - No Weight Gain - Skeptical No More
I came to one of your sessions as a support person for a friend.
Skeptical I stayed for the whole session.
I have not smoked or gained any weight since that night. - Kathleen
More Allergy or Asthma Symptoms - Quit After 30 Years - No Withdrawals
After 30 years I am smoke free!
I suffered no withdrawals, no cravings and day by day I am getting
No more allergies orasthma symptoms.
I am forever grateful to Dr. Ricci and this program.
It really works!!
- Debbie M., IA
After 19 years - Appreciates the Education
I haven't smoked. I feel great and want to express my gratitude for
what you showed and taught me. – Victoria C., NV
after 43 years
I have now been smoke free since 11:55 am on May 15, 2002. I had previously
tried gum, patches, cold turkey, (boy was It hell).
- Pete S., RI
Should Attend - Incredible Program - Truly Amazing
- Clayton C. S., MA
Since 1999 - Have Total Faith In Program
- Larry H. W., CA
Smoking After 35 years
Cindy G., MA
I Quit Smoking After Attending Only One Session
- Jennifer B., OR
Quit After Trying For 5 Years - Feels Great!
- Hilda S., MA
Program in 28 years
worked for the County for 28 years, and have attended stress trainings,
but nothing as beneficial.
I've supervised employees for quite a few years, and am confident
this training is a must. It will help those with any issues they deal
with, either personally or at work.
This would help the employees in becoming healthier. I lost eight
pounds (First month so far.) thank you
Barbara S., County Supervisor, CA
for Health & Human Services
found the workshop to be very informative.
This information will be helpful in my work with people who are
drug/alcohol, domestic abuse dependent.
Kathleen B., County Department of Health & Human Services, Public
Assistance/Employment and Training Branch, CA
Marriage + Reduced Stress + Pain + Weight + Sleep Better
only have you assisted in maintaining my stress level, sleep,
physical pain and weight management, you also assisted in saving
my marriage. It was our anniversary and we have been going through
some really tough times and we were not dealing with them very
Since attending your seminar, we have communicated a lot better
and have been able to really focus on us and the love we share
for each other and letting go of the "life" stuff that
gets in the way. Thank YOU!!!
- Linda S., County Employee, CA
Life After Death of Young Daughter
the loss of my daughter in July (17 years old), I have found nothing
pleasurable, little to no motivation to do anything more than
what is robotically there to do each day at work.
Since your session I have, more energy, feel more relaxed, have
gotten out from under a seemingly never ending cloud and have
started practicing my much loved yoga again.
– Lisa D., City Employee, CA
to Be Healthier
seminar encouraged me and gave me more to think about and to do
to get healthier-reduce tensing up my muscles and creating knots
and to lose weight.
Thank you very much for coming down to Sacramento to share your
stories, knowledge, and techniques!
Debra L, State Employee, CA
Not only have you assisted in maintaining my stress level, sleep,
physical pain and weight management, you also assisted in saving
- Linda S., County Employee, CA
am a totally changed woman. There is a need for this service
- Margie S., CA
Mother's Eye Stopped Hurting - Sleeps Better - Lost Weight
have lost 7 lbs in two weeks and continue to feel full after each
meal. I have more energy and feel so much more upbeat. This is
an absolutely fantastic result.
The most important result was my 84 year old Mother has a serious
eye disease and the dry eye of her left eye was so painful prior
to the clinic, she missed several night's sleep.
After the session, she turned to me and said, "My eye does
not hurt"! Her eye is pain free to this day. She also slept
like a baby that night and every night since.
- Betty M., OR
was an absolutely terrific and rewarding. I as well as my husband
came thinking that we might learn something,
OH BOY DID WE!!! - Evelyne L., NV
Doctor Lowers Anti-Depressant Medication
I went to the doctor yesterday and told her about you.
She lowered my Trazadone intake (anti-depressant).
Thanks. - Sherry P., OR
Understands His Behavior Now
I just spent several years in prison. Dr. Ricci’s seminar was a
major leap in my (drug and alcohol) recovery.
I learned more about my behavior from your 2-hour seminar than I’ve
learned in 2 months of recovery treatment.
- Marty, CA
Worker Gains Knowledge
I work in the medical field. Dr. Ricci’s presentation was excellent.
He genuinely cares about people. Everyone can benefit. - Melissa
Rested - Sleeps Better - Reduced Medication
I sleep so good each night and feel very rested.
I have not taken any Ambiem.
- Wendy H., NV
Am Proud of Myself - Your are Truly Incredible
I am now very proud of myself. I have been telling everyone
You are truly amazing! God bless! - Christopher R., MA
I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to change me to what I want to
I feel privileged! - Becky S., OR
Recommend Program - It 's Great
I recommended this program to my family and co-workers.
It’s great! - Bea M., MA
highly recommend this to all the Doubting Thomas’
Your professionalism and motivational style were most influential!
I highly recommend this to all the Doubting Thomas’s. - Carol B.,