Dr. John La Pietra is a certified Hypnotherapist. He is the founder of “The Center for Self-Improvement, Hypnotherapy & You/Top View Seminars.”
"In the beginning was the Word." The power of the word has long been recognized and the Acrostics created by Dr. John La Pietra greatly expand and give creative meaning to the positive "power words" he has chosen. I recommend this book to those who work with words---therapists, counselors, advertising agencies and others can use this book to strengthen and reinforce the "power of WORDS"!

Gil Boyne,
Executive Director and Chairman Emeritus
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners
“Words are the language of the soul. Acrostics makes one think and effectively use words in an inspiring way.”

-Mark Victor Hansen
Co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul® Co-author, The One Minute Millionaire
Dear Dr. La Pietra:

Thank you so much for giving your presentation, "The Power of the Spoken Word" at the ACHE convention. I found you to be a very dynamic speaker with a powerful message that I needed to hear: "I am somebody special" Thanks to you, I now feel and know that I am special.

...I found Dr. John to be a very spiritual person with a very important message. "Our words have power" I wish everyone could have heard Dr. La Pietra say, "Do the right thing all the time--especially when no one is looking." That message alone was worth the price of the conference.


Kenneth G. Meats
Clinical Hypnotherapist
I attended Dr. La Pietra's presentation at the International Hypnosis conference in LA 4/29. He was the opening speaker. He presented the topic The Power of the Spoken Word. I was extremely inspired and impressed by his talk. It was practical, empowering, and energizing. He embodies his words and emanates a power and strength that is motivating and aligning.

Dr. Allen Goldman
Seminar Leader/Health Consultant

This book entitled My Feelings Count is one to which we can all relate. It not only has the divinity of simplicity, but is made easily digestible through the many interesting stories.
From time immemorial stories have been the best vehicle for life's greatest messages. Every story in this book contains a great principle of life. Some messages are to be tasted only. These messages should be eaten, digested and throughly assimilated. In fact if they become a part of you they will enrich your future.
Every story ends on a positive note. They reinforce the great principle that we grow strong in the crucible of adversity that what happens to us is not important, but rather our reaction to what happens.

Best of Everything,

Cavett Robert
(the founder of the National Speakers Association and was Mark Victor Hansen's speaking mentor.)
Dr. La Pietra, you do awesome work!!  I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. John La Pietra speak at the International Hypnotherapy Conference in May of 2007.  I instantly became one of a captive audience being drawn to the invigorating energy of Dr. La Pietra.  My experience was a dynamic Presentation surrounded by the Love and Support, that he so freely gave to everyone.  A rare but, "Oh so beautiful" way of educating. I look forward to working with Dr. La Pietra in the future.

Kay Van Every, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Jordan, Minnesota,
I have had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Dr. John La Pietra, and was priviledged to share additional privated moments with this amazing man.  Dr. La Pietra is dynamic, inspirational and empowering.  His words and clarity have touched my Soul and turned on my Mind to new insights and possibilities. I now have a deeper understanding as to how to use my words, thoughts and images to create a richer, fuller life for myself. I highly recommend Dr. John La Pietra to any person who desires an increase in the awareness of how to create and change their life.


Alana Love, Clinical Hypnotherapist, P.O. Box 1734, Yelm, WA 98597
Dear Dr. La Pietra,

On behalf of The Southwest Los Angeles Association of Realtors and myself, I would like to thank you for your very dynamic, informative and inspirational talk.  Your stimulating, professional and entertaining presentation this morning was well received by our group of Real Estate Professionals.  As you notice, the audience focused in on your talk with enthusiasm.  They showed great interest by their eagerness in listening to what you were saying and the many quality questions that we asked of you.  Once again, thank you for your presentation!

Sincerely, Claude Davis, Program Chairman
On behalf of the membership of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club, I would like to thank you for your very informative and inspirational talk. Being retired, as most members are, each day can be very challenging. Your entertaining approach to life's many conflicts gave the audience a very positive response.

William J. Siefke, Speaker Chairman
Your stimulating presentation to our Rangers groups of the Los Angeles Breakfast Club was warmly received. As you noticed, several of our members reached for you like a duck reaching for a June bug. I want to thank you and Janet for your stimulation of our members well being, health, happiness, humility, and prosperity.

Jim Whitney, LABC Rangers President
I am writing this letter on behalf of our school to thank you for your help in pupil services and in the organizing of our recent "Gang Awareness" seminar that included parents, teachers, and friends of the school community. At a future date I would very much appreciate your professional involvement in similar seminars and/or workshops on such topics as ethics, self-esteem, self-improvement and civic responsibility. Our students and teachers speak highly of your exciting and enthusiastic approach toward your seminar presentation. Your main focus on self-improvenment and teaching Natural Laws is benefical to all participants and is indeed to be commended. We look forward to a long association with you, and your professional services are a valuable asset to our overall school enviornment. Again, thanks so much for bringing your positive attitude and enthusiasm to our campus. We very much appreciate having your continued concern and support for the well-being of our students, staff, and parents.

John T. Regan, Ed.M (ABD), Principal
On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff and especially the clients of Minority Aids Project, I want to express our sincere thanks for your generous donation. The "Self-Improvement" seminar that you presented today was informative, entertaining and educational. I received positive feedback from nearly all clients who attended. Once again thank you very much.

Gary Newnham, Coordinator
For: Dr. John A. La Pietra, CHT The Center for Self-Improvement Los Angeles, CA 90068. The night before and a few days prior to the birth of my first child, my father-in-law, Dr. John A. La Pietra, so generously placed me into a hypnotic trance. While Dr. John was working his magic I felt so calm, comfortable, and peaceful. My trance hypnotic experiences melted all apprehension that I had felt before I went into labor. On the morning of July 2, 2013 I started having contractions. At first I wasn’t sure I was in labor because all I felt was some mild pressure and slight discomfort. A while later my water bag broke. My Husband and I contacted my midwife and about twelve hours later I had given birth to a beautiful, healthy, strong baby girl. I am so thankful to Dr. John for helping me have a pain free labor and a beautiful birthing experience that I will always treasure. I wish all women who are planning to give birth are blessed as I was with an easy and perfect birthing experience thanks to my loving father-in-law, Dr. John. Sincerely, Kimberly La Pietra Licensed Practical Nurse