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.
program is prescribed by certified therapists as a prescription
for the mind; similar to a medical doctor's prescription for the body.
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
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
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).
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,
California State Association of Counties,
Dynamics the California
Association of Highway Patrolmen and California Police Chiefs Association
to name a few.
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
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)
all professional fees via this Service Grant and do virtually
all the work
only credited professional clinicians to conduct the session
free proven-effective professional group behavior modification
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
behavior modification treatment for the following disorders: excess
weight, chronic stress, and substance abuse such as, smoking,
alcohol, and illegal drugs
complete disclosure regarding our program
our commitments to you, your organization and your people
We WILL NOT
your people toward any medical products; dentistry, acupuncture,
chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy or religious organizations
prescribe, or administer medical care
for physical addresses or telephone numbers
of California says:
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.”
To learn more about our "Service Grant" program,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
- 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
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
During the intermission most people
are amazed at how relaxed they feel. The intermission usually lasts
from 20 to 30 minutes.
- 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
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
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.
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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