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Diane Ulicsni Client Testimonials & Reviews

Turn to Diane Ulicsni for personal development coaching in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Over the years, thousands have experienced success with my coaching, trainings, and seminars. We address root issues, so my clients are empowered with techniques, and equipped with support, to develop your own tools for continued progress.

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Diane.  I am beyond words to express my gratitude for the support and skill you have provided me to achieve my dream. One that I would never really have accomplished without your support and helping me find the part of me that already knew could do it. I appreciate you so much. I hope you keep sharing your gifts in making a difference.

Lori J.

Diane, I thank you so very much for the support and tools you have shared with me.   I hope your week is beautiful. See you soon.

Terri S.

Diane, I can’t thank you enough for working with my son. It’s been very very helpful, and he loves working with you.   

Patty P.

Diane, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that things are going very well.

I have noticed that I have more laughter this week and I noticed my children have benefited from that.

Thank you. It feels so good. See you soon.

Ronda A.

Hello Diane, I just wanted to check in and thank you for all of your assistance. I was pretty stuck when I started working with you… and about a month after our last conversation I was able to find my dream job and other companies have reached out. These opportunities stemmed from the techniques you showed me and the mindset you helped me create. Thank you for everything. 

George D.

Dear Diane,
Hello! I hope things are well. I wanted to write you, thanking you for the skills that you have taught me through our 2 sessions together.

Guided Imagery of releasing anxiety, having all the tools to accomplish my goals, imagining the goal, not using the word not, and positive self talk are all tools I have used in the past 5 weeks.

These past 5 weeks have been most stressful filled with 12 residency interviews in about 10 different cities, 15 airplane flights, (many of them with weather delays, missed connecting flights, arriving in a city at 3.a.m. only 4 hours before my 7 a.m. residency interview was to start, etc, etc.) Additionally in the past 5 weeks, I took two parts of the medical boards exams (each exam was 8 hours long for a total of 16 hours of exams). My most important exam was cancelled last minute due to the stormy weather. I barely arrived home for Christmas, and then had to reschedule that exam 2 days after Christmas. I practically went crazy being snowed in my home for 5 days and studying and studying and studying for this test.

So, these past 5 weeks have been stressful to say the least. But I have utilized many of your techniques. I listened to your CD’s on my IPOD on many airplane flights, and my life has changed for the better because of them. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

To top it all off, do you remember asking me what score I wanted to get on my boards exam? At first I said 230 (a good score) Then I changed it to a 250 ( an absolutely phenomenal score). We then did a visualization exercise imagining what it would feel like to get that score. WELL I got my score back yesterday, and it was a 256. I about fell out of my chair! Never in a million years would I ave ever guessed that “everything really would be all right”. Never in a million years would I have thought that score to be possible for me. When faced with future similar experiences (which is a certainty for me), I will always be able to look back on this experience of studying for the boards with great confidence to face the tasks ahead of me.

Thanks again for all of your help. Now I am off to live for the next 4 weeks to do a rotation in Pediatrics.

Have a wonderful Day.



Hypnosis is a powerful tool and Diane Ulicsni takes it to a new level of effectiveness. Her technology and expertise will absolutely optimize your brain and your life!

Daniel G. Amen, MD

Diane changed my life. Actually, she gave me my life. My marriage is joyful and harmonious, my work life is rewarding and successful, and my relationships are healthy and balanced. I have control of my life. Her guided imagery went directly to the root of my issues, which were deeply in my subconscious. Once identified, there could be resolution. She removed incredible burdens that were stuffed in my memory and were negatively affecting my behavior and results. It’s like a mental message. The crazy thing is I put off seeing Diane because I thought I couldn’t afford the cost. In hindsight, her help was absolutely priceless. One of the benefits of seeing her is my improved confidence, which tangibly resulted in earning more money at my job. I wish I had gone sooner but thank God I went at all.

Give yourself this gift. Go see Diane. She will change your life. Don’t put it off.

Barbara Kelley

There are a few things that really amazed me about this whole process. One is how fast it all works. For instance, if you are trying to get rid of your anxiety, it generally only takes 1-3 sessions. Even some of the very serious issues I had to deal with were resolved quickly.

Another amazing thing about Diane is that she doesn’t try to keep you in treatment for the rest of your life. After just a few sessions, she said that I could stop coming if I wanted and just come back now and then for “tune-ups.” I kept going because everything worked so well I wanted to see how else I could change and grow.

Finally, it was interesting to see what the experience of guided imagery is like. You are there the whole time. You know what is going on, you remember everything that happens and you won’t do or say anything you don’t want to. It basically feels like a dream that you participate in.

I would encourage everyone to go to Diane. I’ve sent at least 5 of my friends in to see her and they all say she’s amazing and they can’t believe how fast their lives change for the better. All my friends have noticed the change in me. Some of them didn’t even know I was going through therapy and they would say, “Something is different about you. You seem more happy and relaxed.” Now whenever I do or say things I used to be afraid to do, I say to myself or others around me, “Thank you, Diane!”

Ben Matteson

I suffered with anxiety and panic for much of my adult life, and was convinced that I was helpless, certainly hopeless and doomed to live a life of irrational fear, panic and avoidance (… anything that I ‘thought’ would spur a panic attack, I would avoid).

Thanks to Diane, I learned that I did NOT have to suffer with anxiety and/or panic attacks, AND I could and would actually ENJOY those activities that I was previously avoiding!!

If you suffer from any type of anxiety or panic, you need to call Diane NOW! Trust me – I’ve been where you are now, and it may not seem possible, but Diane can and will help you live a real life – FREE from anxiety and panic.

Call her now, you will not regret it.


Going to see Diane was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made. I knew this the second I laid eyes on her when she came out to get me in the waiting room. She’s the type of person you look at and instantly know you have a new friend you can trust.

Originally, I went to get help with psoriasis–a chronic skin disease I’ve had for many years now. After my first session, I realized that there were a lot of other things that I needed to deal with that were causing my skin problems. A huge factor in psoriasis is stress. When you are stressed out, it gets worse.

Before my first visit, I was pretty nervous about it. I didn’t know what to expect and had all kinds of ideas about what guided imagery would be like. I even asked Diane during the first session if she could make me quack like a duck. Diane took the time to explain how the whole thing works and made me feel very comfortable.

I looked forward to each of my appointments. The first part of each session, you sit in a comfortable chair and listen to soft music. Diane talks and you relax deeply and feel very
I knew that hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to deal with any emotional and many physical issues, but thought I wasn’t able to “be hypnotized”. Then a family crisis led me to Diane. After she talked with me about guided imagery, I realized I had held a common misconception about what it was. I also discovered I had held on to several issues all my life I thought I had put behind me and safely dealt with.

After working with Diane I’ve come to know how relatively easy it is to let go of these issues, begin to heal and change myself and my life as a result. She is an insightful, professional and experienced practitioner and a caring specialist. I would recommend her to anyone without reserve and urge anyone who thinks they can’t afford this type of treatment to realize that it is much less expensive than traditional treatment, in my opinion it is much more effective (having experienced both), and the cost of letting things buried in your subconscious run your life and affecting the lives of those around you instead of doing it yourself is prohibitive in comparison. Every day I am grateful I met her!

Marni Tyrae

Prior to walking into Diane’s office, I was a 1 1/2 to 2 pack a day smoker.

An hour or so after completing Diane’s ‘Stop Smoking’ session, I was a non-smoker with no desire to buy or smoke cigarettes.

I had tried quitting on my own many times, but always failed – giving in to the habit of smoking I had developed over the past 20+ years. Part of the reason I’d always give in to the urges to smoke was because I did not want to experience the withdrawal symptoms that seemed to accompany my efforts to quit.

This time was quite different however – not only was Diane’s ‘Stop Smoking’ session really easy to complete, but I experienced practically NO WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS! Hard to believe, but absolutely true!

If you really want to quit smoking, go see Diane – she made quitting smoking easy for me and I honestly believe that she can do the same for you.

Steve M.

Hello Diane,

I wanted you to know that I am doing well with the ‘Stop Smoking’ CD I bought at the Women’s Fair earlier this month. What I would like now is the ‘Test Taking’ CD, which I didn’t realize you had. I went back to school recently and being in my 50’s, it’s not as easy as it used to be!


Hi Diane,

I had the privilege of taking your weight loss class… a few months ago, and unfortunately something came up and I was unable to attend the last class. I heard from my friend that also took the class that I had really missed out as that was the best and most enjoyable one. She purchased some of your CDs and has really had success along with enjoying the outcome. She is so happy with the results. I feel I have to join her, so here I am placing my order for a few CDs of my own.


I really enjoyed the [weight loss] classes and have been eating healthier, taking vitamins and minerals and losing some pounds. Thank you so much!


My own success in regards to the neuroscience associated with the “Better Golf” CD came through my experiences with Diane Ulicsni. Through guided imagery sessions and the use of audio tapes using repeated, positive suggestions and music, I nearly won the 2006 Oregon Open – after not having played a competitive round of golf in nearly a year. I shot 11-under par for 54 holes while using only nine clubs, finally succumbing on third hole of a playoff to finish runner-up.

I attribute my performance at this event not to ‘making everything I looked at,’ improved ball striking or superior course management, but rather to an overall mental state of well-being and a phenomenally upbeat attitude achieved through the use of the powerful positive phrasing and imaging techniques I learned from Diane. I was remarkably patient, tolerant and at ease, enjoying my time on the golf course and allowing good play to happen.

I’m confident the “Better Golf” CD, a golf specific audio program employing the same brain training techniques I used with such success, will help your performance on the links.

Christopher Smith

PGA Lead Instructor, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

“Thank you Diane, for helping me turn my career and my life around. You gave me the inner-edge I needed to exceed my goals! The powerful tools in your CDs truly made the difference in my life!”

Angela Kim

Competitive Figure Skater and Pilates Instructor

In the summer of 2002, I was diagnosed with early stage cervical cancer. After scheduling surgery, the next call I made was to Diane Ulicsni.

She helped me with my fear of surgery and anesthesia, as well as the deeper issues that could be negatively affecting y health. I also listened to her pre and post-surgery CD for a week before surgery, and a week after.

When it came time for the surgery, I no longer was nervous, and everything went very well. I was awake and out of recovery in 45 minutes, half the expected time. I was headed home an hour later. I believe the work I did with Diane (both in-person and via CD) made all the difference.

After my great experience, I shared the CD with my mom when she was scheduled for surgery. I’ve seen her go through general anesthesia a number of times — her recovery from this operation was quicker than ever before.

I highly recommend Diane and her CDs!

Shannon Wilkinson

Sports Performance

“I just want to thank you for what you did for the [track team in training] boys. It worked phenomenally well. They all did their personal best, and this is the first time ever their school took the state championship. This stuff works!”

Alberto Salazar

World-class runner and three time consecutive New York Marathon winner

“I have known Diane professionally for 15 years and in that time she has become one of the most effective health practitioners; providing athletes the tools to reduce their competition anxiety, reduce or eliminate mental barriers to effective competition, and allow the athlete to truly enjoy themselves as athletes and as people …she has been effective with nearly every athlete who has seen her.”

Bob Williams

Professional Runner and Coach, Olympic Training Center Sports Lab

“I have worked with Diane for several years introducing my athletes to her mental toughness, visualization and very successful power thinking. The boy’s team at Central Catholic has used her techniques over the past 4 years to win 3 State Cross Country Championships and 4 of the past Individual titles. This past year the synergy that she created with a group of talented sprinters from St Mary’s Academy propelled them to a 3rd place finish at the State Meet breaking school and personal records in the process.

The techniques that Diane teaches these athletes not only help them in their athletic endeavors but in school, life and their overall outlook toward success. Too often we focus on the negative energy that is delivered around performance. Diane’s techniques capitalize on the true potential using the mind as a weapon for succeeding. I recommend\ Diane for individuals and teams that know that their approach to life mentally will enhance their results physically.”

Michael Bergman

CYO Track Club head Coach, St. Mary's High School Girls Sprint Relay Team

Thank you for everything you have done for us! You helped us to achieve our goals! We look forward to working with you next year.


Thank you very much for your time and energy in working with us. I really appreciate your enthusiasm. I think it all helped a lot.


Thank you so much for working with us. the things that you taught us not only has helped me in sports but it has also helped me in school and other parts of my life. I have been enjoying my new favorite color! Thank you Always.

Mia H

Thank you for working with the girls. They really enjoyed it and I like the way they came together as a team. I think it really worked. Thank you.

Coach Athea J

Thank you so much for everything you’ve done. Whenever I hear the word Rush, I now think of you. We really appreciate everything.


Diane, Thanks a bunch for all you have done for us this year. Your strategies really helped me in my racing and getting me into the right mentality. I look forward to using them more in the future. Thanks again.

Rachel V

Ms. Ulicsni: Thank you very much for all your help. It went a long way. You really helped me through my mental-ness. Thanks the gladiator!


Diane: thank you for working with the SMA sprint relay team. Your work and insight was inspiring and very helpful. Thank you and it did make a difference.

Coach Paul Scarlett

It’s not difficult to get excited about a new idea or business venture. What is challenging is keeping the flame ignited through the endless obstacles that get thrown our way. With the Stay Started and Stay Focused CDs every day remains as energizing, creative, and enjoyable as the next. I recommend it to ANYONE that truly wants to feel and see success.

Lauren Altman

Product and Business Developer, LJA Assignments

Thank you! For over 10 years I have only slept 4 hours a night – no matter what I tried. After listening to STAY ASLEEP, I am now sleeping 7 hours easily. I even missed church Sunday which I don’t ever remember doing. With the loss of time during the day, I thought I would get less done. In fact, I am now more rested. I am getting more done then ever and in less time. What a nice benefit!

Susan Miller

CEO, Bella Dora Spa, Carlsbad, CA

I was blessed to be able to take my NLP and hypnosis certification training from Diane and John Overdurf. I could not have asked for a more thorough trainings or a better experience!

Diane and John are extremely knowledgeable and a synergistic team, and they made sure by the time we were ready to receive our certificates that we knew all the basics of practicing clinical hypnotherapy and NLP from language to the first intake interviews through setting up an office, and we KNEW we knew it!

I have really never had such a totally life changing and life affirming experience. If you are thinking about learning the art and science of hypnosis or NLP, don’t waffle… go ahead and treat yourself to what this team has to offer. You deserve it!

Nikki Ober