Frank Ricci Speaking









"Good people can achieve great things when given
a chance by others who care" ~ Dr. Frank Ricci, Director


Why We Do - What We Do

The FREND Group is a nationally respected charitable health clinic that has dedicated its clinical expertise and financial resources to improve the quality of life for people in need since 1994.

free proven effective and inspirational "Cognitive Behavior and Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Treatment Program"

Our effective proprietary program is based on research at nationally respected institutions like Stanford, Harvard, UCLA, John Hopkins and Mayo Clinic.

It is the most advanced, effective, and safest approach we know of today for behavior modification for stress reduction and stress-related issues like weight, smoking, pain, insomnia and more.

Our program is prescribed by certified therapists as a prescription for the mind; similar to a medical doctor's prescription for the body.

Our "Service Grant" is an award of professional service to others

It pays all professional fees and ancillary costs for providing those services so it is free to participating organizations and all their personnel are invited to attend the seminar/clinic - Free (With your organization's approval, employees' family, 12 years old or older may also attend free).

Our Service Grant is a gift of life to organizations that want to help employees lead healthier, happier more productive lives.

Noteworthy is the fact that organizations will also benefit from a healthier workforce and increased production that can lead to a more profitable bottom line.

FREND has awarded Service Grants to hundreds of deserving organizations nationally. Major corporations, government agencies, law enforcement, fire-fighters, health organizations and professional associations have all taken advantage of this program.

Our proven-effective seminar/clinic is designed to eliminate stress, lose excess weight, quit smoking, reduce pain, insomnia and improve general health. Because of the positive results, organizations often ask us to return.

Our certified clinicians motivate, empower and teach attendees clinically proven methods that can dramatically improve their health and life by applying the latest in motivational psychology. Employees see first-hand how this special presentation is educational, inspirational and a fascinating adventure into how the powerful mind can help improve the quality of life.

It is presented in terms that are easy to understand and adopt, to enhance personal growth and improve general health. Participants gain valuable insight and awareness into why they make decisions that adversely affect their health and learn proven effective skills that can free them from past negative conditioning.

In addition, with your organization's cooperation, we will gift every employee that attends a FREE Stress Reduction CD Audio Program clinically proven to significantly reduce stress quickly and safely (No known negative side effects).

Positive changes take place quickly

Attendees acquire a new level of confidence in their innate abilities, an increased feeling of self-worth and an inner strength that remains with them long term.

Since our inception in 1994, we've enjoyed virtually a100% approval from organizations we have served. Organizations like The American Cancer Society, The California State Association of Counties, General Dynamics the California Association of Highway Patrolmen and California Police Chiefs Association to name a few.

Our Director, Dr. Frank Ricci, co-founded The FREND Group after he contracted Cancer from second-hand smoke (He did not smoke). His original mission was to help smokers quit. After nearly a quarter century of dedication to improving the quality of life for people in need, Dr. Ricci is now a sought-after speaker and nationally respected leader in behavior modification with over six thousand clinical and inspirational events to his credit. Frank also received a Humanitarian Award for his work with Down Syndrome children.

The FREND Group dedicates a portion of their time and treasure to charities like the American Cancer Society and research to combat chronic stress, obesity, smoking and addictive behavior.

Summary of Benefits

1. No Cost to your Organization

2. No Cost to your Employees to Attend

3. No Cost to Employee’s Family to Attend (Families only attend upon approval of Organization)

4. Will Not Interfere with your Production (Held during off-duty hours)

5. We WILL

  •  Pay all professional fees via this Service Grant and do virtually all the work

  •  Provide only credited professional clinicians to conduct the session

  •  Provide free proven-effective professional group behavior modification

  •  Provide, free to your organization, a nationally respected clinical program that can decrease health care costs, reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, and produce a healthier motivated workforce

  •  Administer behavior modification treatment for the following disorders: excess weight, chronic stress, and substance abuse such as, smoking, alcohol, and illegal drugs

  •  Provide complete disclosure regarding our program

  •  Honor our commitments to you, your organization and your people


  •  Refer your people toward any medical products; dentistry, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy or religious organizations

  •  Diagnose, prescribe, or administer medical care

  •  Ask for physical addresses or telephone numbers

Sharleen of California says: “The information was not simply textbook, it was real life experiences which I could relate to. My family members are able to see the difference and have commented on how healthy and relaxed I am.”

7. To learn more about our "Service Grant" program, Click Here

Please write in the body of the email: "Attention Dr. Ricci: We would like to learn more about your "Service Grant" and free seminar/clinic for our employees" also include your contact email address.


  • Attendees leave refreshed, relaxed, motivated and self-confident. They learn how to take charge of their health and look forward to improving the quality of their life.

  • Stressed attendees say, stress and tension was eliminated or significantly reduced during the session and remained so long afterward. Stress-induced headaches and muscle pain disappeared and now have new knowledge and skills to control stress and stress-related issues.

  • Overweight people report, typically losing 8 to 35 pounds naturally within the first six weeks with no fad or starvation diets. Others report losing 50 to 75 pounds or more over an extended period of time.

  • Smokers and chewers report quitting with no negative withdrawal symptoms and no weight gain. One attendee recently wrote that she quit two packs of cigarettes per day (Three on weekends). She feels much healthier now and delighted that she saves over $400 every month. What's more, she achieved this after just one two-hour session.

  • Others say they no longer suffer from insomnia, stopped drinking excessive alcohol, biting their fingernails. They maintain a more positive attitude toward themselves, family and co-workers.

  • Clinical reinforcement audio programs are available by request. Used as directed, these programs enhance success and are proven safe and effective. Clients can use them anytime in the privacy of their home and share them with loved ones, twelve or older.

You are whatever you believe you are!

Dr. Ricci's seminar/clinics are not just clinical, all attendees receive free behavioral modification treatment and a fascinating life improvement education referred to as the "The wow factor". Attendees can experience immediate positive results.

Our thoughts have direct influence over our body and FREND’s clinically based program shows people how to effectively modify their belief system to improve their life and overall health.

Attendees learn about the "Theory of the Mind", The Pain/Pleasure Principle, Progressive Relaxation, Positive Visualization and how the link between cause and effect of stress and anxiety can lead to addictive behavior, poor health and in some cases premature death.

The Spirit is the outward expression of how someone feels and how the Mind and Body are working together. All three, Mind, Body and Spirit work as one, you cannot affect one without affecting the others.

That is why this program is geared to help improve the whole person and enjoys an exceptionally high success rate.

What a Seminar/Clinic Consists Of

When attendees arrive, they receive a brochure, which provides complete information about what to expect during the presentation.

They may select any unoccupied seat and receive a full explanation about what to expect from the session. Hearing impaired should sit as close to the speaker as possible.

Seminar/Clinic Begins

FREND’s clinical seminar/clinics are conducted by clinicians with extensive experience in mind/body wellness and behavior modification.

The sessions consist of a comprehensive and priceless education on how the mind influences the body to create either a healthy (aka Success) or an unhealthy lifestyle (aka Failure). Positive psychology, guided imagery and progressive relaxation are designed to naturally and effectively modify behavior - attendees can experience immediate and dramatic results.

1st Half - The MIND

Includes a comprehensive and fascinating education on mind/body wellness. How the mind influences the body to create a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle.

Attendees learn about the theory of the mind, pain/pleasure principle, progressive relaxation, positive visualization and reinforcement and how the cause and effect of stress can lead to unhealthy behavior such as smoking, excess weight, pain, insomnia and much more.

Attendees then experience the first of two enjoyable relaxation techniques designed to easily eliminate stress and associated pain in minutes.

They also learn advanced programs they and their family can use to achieve and maintain a positive and stress-free lifestyle.

In addition, they receive a fascinating education on the "Theory of the Mind" including the roles the conscious and subconscious minds play in ones life. How the mind influences the body to create either a healthy or an unhealthy lifestyle, how we create addictive behavior, positive psychology, guided imagery, the comfort zone, various states we enter during our normal day such as the beta, alpha, theta and delta ranges and what they mean, and progressive relaxation techniques designed to naturally and comfortably eliminate stress and tension and stress-induced pain.

Many people notice that stress, tension and stress-induced pain they had when they arrived (e.g. headache and muscle ache) have disappeared or reduced dramatically. Many attendees report having pain daily for months and years only to find it gone after just one fifteen minute treatment.

After a quarter of a century helping tens of thousand of employees nationally improve their lives, those who arrive as skeptics become firm believers.


During the intermission most people are amazed at how relaxed they feel. The intermission usually lasts from 20 to 30 minutes.

2nd Half - The BODY

Participants learn about one of the most addictive substances known and how manufacturers use this substance to manipulate them into buying their unhealthy products.

Smokers learn how they can quit smoking with no weight gain and no negative withdrawals - One attendee quit three packs of cigarettes per day, said she feels much healthier and saves over $400 each month.

Overweight people learn how they can lose all the excess weight they want naturally, with no fad or starvation diets.

Many attendees also enjoy additional unexpected benefits other than stress reduction, smoking cessation or weight loss.

Participants experience their second reinforcement stress reduction technique that can help them also quit smoking and/or lose excess weight naturally including stress-related pain.

During the second half, the speaker focuses on basic nutrition and the relation between what they eat and how they think. For example, how an extremely addictive substance such as sugar plays a key role in the thought process and its relationship to excess weight and smoking. How smoking is a stimulant and not a sedative, as most smokers incorrectly believe.

Dr. Frank Ricci is a Cancer survivor, who contracted it from second-hand smoke so he knows first-hand what it takes to avoid and survive this deadly disease. He emphasizes one of the major components in fighting Cancer and it is proper nutrition and the defensive role it plays.

The American Cancer Society supports The FREND Group's program and we share their guidelines to eating healthier with our clients.

Our reinforcement program helps people look forward to and enjoy drinking eight wonderful glasses of water per day assisting in weight loss. Frank shares a story of how we helped the Administrator of the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indian Tribe lose ten pounds in one month with one simple instruction.

He then guides attendees through a second wonderful relaxing session focusing on behavior modification for weight management and smoking cessation.

Participants find this experience extremely beneficial. Many feel as if they just had eight hours of refreshing sleep. Many also contact us later and say, that night they had one of the most peaceful nights sleep they ever had.

Attendees look forward to taking charge of their health and improving the quality of your life. They leave feeling positive about themself and treatment received. They feel like a new person, more positive and look forward to eating healthier and having freedom from stress and stress-related issues.

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