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Biography for Richard Cicetti, CHt

Richard “Rick” Cicetti is a Certified Hypnotherapist having graduated with Honors and is a recipient of the Director's Award from the Nationally Accredited Hypnosis Motivation Institute. Rick specializes in Hypnotherapy and Human Behavior Life Coaching.

Perhaps there are areas in your life where you are experiencing more frustration or displeasure than satisfaction? Maybe you have even sought help with those issues before with little or no satisfaction?

We often hear it said that people use only 7-10% of their brains capacity, and what a shame. I am suggesting that we are always using our whole facility. Ten or so percent is our conscious mind with which you manage your day to day life. However the balance is our subconscious mind which is often left unattended working from beliefs and experiences learned long ago which may or may not be relevant to achieving our desired outcomes today.

Through hypnotherapy we are able to ‘coach’ the subconscious as well as the conscious mind and thereby helping to bring your entire potential together focusing in a direction that can bring you greater comfort and satisfaction, helping achieve an integration to create “Your Optimum Life”.

Hypnotherapy Specialties

  1. Attitude Adjustment
  2. Breathing
  3. Career Success
  4. Communication
  5. Death or Loss
  6. Exam Anxiety
  7. General Practice
  8. Improve Sales
  9. Motivation
  10. Overeating
  11. Pain Management
  12. Past Life Regression
  13. Procrastination
  14. Public Speaking
  15. Reach Goals
  16. Relaxation
  17. Self Mastery
  18. Stage Fright
  19. Stop Smoking
  20. Trauma


Rick began his study in human behavior in the mid 1980s under the tutelage of Fred Kalmus of Beechwood International and James Moore of The Wilson Learning Institute/Pecos River Ranch.

  • In 1993 he began working with Anthony “Tony” Robbins and The Anthony Robbins Companies, where being recognized for his skills quickly rose through the ranks to become the first Platinum Trainer and traveled the world with and on behalf of Anthony Robbins.
  • In the year 2000 he set out on his own, training presentation skills and quantum dynamic behavior to sales teams across the country for Cisco Systems and executives in Aerospace and Department of Defense Contractors, such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing and The Strategic Command in their proposal management process.
  • Rick has been an acknowledged top achiever as a Sr. Vice President Financial Wholesaler, coaching financial advisors, brokers and retirement planners on retirement during his 8 years with American Express, RiverSource, Ameriprise and Allianz Financial Services.
  • Beginning in 1983 as a SAG Actor, Rick co-starred in eleven feature films in addition to soap operas, sitcoms and episodics.
  • Managed several high profile "power" restaurants in Los Angeles.
  • Held a position of Sr. Manager with The Los Angeles Olympics Organizing Committee.

Given his multi faceted life experiences he brings much to the table in an ability to understand and facilitate change, helping his clients reach their fullest potential.


  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Honors
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy - 818-758-2700
    Date Started: 07/17/2014 - Date Graduated: 07/17/2015
    Total Hours: 720 - Total Weeks: 52 - Total Years: 1

Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brooks Institute of Photography, Film and Fine Art
  • Kansas State Teachers College
  • C. W. Post College of Long Island University

Continuing Education from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. 5 Powerful Ways to Launch, Market, and Grow Your Hypnotherapy Practice - 08/2016
  2. Chakra Balancing Level One - 12/2014
  3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Hypnosis - 02/2016
  4. Empowered Speaking for Success - 06/2016
  5. Explode Your Practice with Phone and Skype Sessions - 07/2015
  6. First Three Hypnosis Sessions - 12/2014
  7. Healing the Child Within - 06/2015
  8. Healthy Boundaries - 02/2016
  9. Help Your Clients Overcome Writer's Block - 08/2016
  10. How to Release Self-Limiting Beliefs - 04/2016
  11. Hypnosis and the Happiness Habit - 05/2015
  12. Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - 05/2015
  13. Hypnosis in History - 08/2014
  14. Hypnotherapy for Clients with Cancer - 05/2015
  15. Introduction to Breathwork - 05/2015
  16. Power Loss: Reclaiming the Human Spirit - 12/2014
  17. PsychoNeuroPlasticity and Hypnosis - 07/2015
  18. Rapid Inductions - 01/2015
  19. Shadows, Sabotage and Subconscious Success - 04/2016
  20. Skeleton Key to Ericksonian Hypnotherapy - 07/2015
  21. Social Media Marketing Made Easy! - 05/2015
  22. Spiritual Tarot: Hypnotic Applications for the Archetypes of Tarot - 08/2016
  23. Stage Hypnosis Demonstrational Techniques - 04/2016
  24. Taking the Fear Out of Networking - 12/2014
  25. The Art of Positive Thinking - 04/2016
  26. The Empty Leash - Hypnosis and the Loss of a Beloved Pet - 02/2016
  27. The Incredible Power of the Mind/Body Connection - 02/2017
  28. The Insider Secret to Generating and Retaining New Clients - 02/2017
  29. The Power of Placebo and Nocebo Effects - 07/2015
  30. Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - 10/2015
  31. Using Hypnosis in Dealing with Change - 06/2016
  32. Working with Children and Children on the Autism Spectrum - 02/2017
  33. Working with the Ethnic Client - 12/2014


  • Certified Hypnotherapist
    American Hypnosis Association - 818-758-2700
    Certification Number: 010141
    Certification Valid To: Nov 03, 2023

Certifications from the American Hypnosis Association

  1. Hypnosis and Sports Performance - 12/2014
  2. Past Life Regression - 06/2015
  3. Trauma Recovery Hypnosis - 03/2015


  • Honors Graduate - Clinical Hypnotherapy Program
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/05/2015
  • Director's Award
    Hypnosis Motivation Institute - 08/05/2015

Professional Memberships

  • American Hypnosis Association
    Member Since: 2014
  • Hypnotherapists Union Local 472
    Member Since: 2014
  • Screen Actor's Guild
    Member Since: 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

Contact Information

Richard Cicetti
Your Optimum Life
Tarzana, California 90402, United States

HMI Clinic
Tarzana, California 91356, United States