Francis “Paco” Dreher

September 4, 1946 - September 20, 2018
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It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Francis (Paco) Dreher on September 20, 2018, at UCSF Hospital in San Francisco, California.  Paco’s family and friends were with him as he passed, and they will forever be grateful they were a part of his life. He was 72 years old. Paco wasContinue Reading

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Nancy Weber left a message on July 16, 2022:
Sincerely appreciated the kindness, compassion, absolute brilliance, and the heart of this gentle giant I came to study hypnotherapy with. Words fail as it sinks in now that he's no longer here on earth. A great loss. Truly a mensch if ever there was one.
Jan Ruchlis left a message on June 13, 2022:
I had the good fortune to work with “Paco” as a colleague at Berkeley Holistic Health Center. We co-led groups for Adult Children of Alcoholics and i learned alot from his gentle, kind way of being. Then he agreed to hold a pole of the chuppa at my wedding. Im sorry i only just learned of his passing and send lovr to all family members, especially Hilda who i know Paco loved you deeply and your daughter. Jan Ruchlis, MFT
Sarah Herbert left a message on April 16, 2021:
I was just looking up a picture of Francis to show my friend “the therapist that changed my life,” and I stumbled upon this touching obituary. To this day, I feel so very humbled and blessed he entered into my life. Little did I know I would work with him for years when I had my first visit (because I am a complete banana when I have to fly anywhere on an airplane). We ended up with a long and beautiful therapeutic relationship that slowly lifted trauma off my shoulders little by little. To me, Francis has been the person that most closely represents an angel here on earth. He was so real, and genuine, but also he had an energetic presence that was just flat out healing. He never labeled me, no diagnosis, respected and saw my spiritual side ... anyways, I could write all day. And he loved his family : ) He would always talk about you guys every time we met, how proud he was of his daughter, and how very much he loved his wife. Francis, if you’re reading this, I sure do miss you.
Sydney left a message on November 1, 2020:
Two years have passed and I just saw this obituary. It begins saying, "Paco’s family and friends were with him as he passed, and they will forever be grateful they were a part of his life." I'd amend that. I will be forever grateful that he was a part of my life. I would not be the person I am today with out the teaching and support I received from Francis. He had a profound influence on my life. My husband, Thomas and I both loved and admired Francis and miss him terribly.
Ana left a message on January 3, 2020:
Thank you, Francis......'let's circle the wagens'
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Doreen Blumenfeld left a message on September 21, 2019:
I just learned tonight that Francis died exactly one year ago. He was my hypnotherapy teacher and made a huge impact in my life. His skilled guidance brought me to a sense of coming home to the spiruality and deep listening of trance work. I credit his teaching in providing me a strong foundation for my own healing and my life's work. I will always be grateful for his patience and gifts as well as sharing his deep humanity.. My love goes out to his family and friends as I hope they are comforted by how deeply he lived family and his find heart. Doreen Blumenfeld
Ross Grossman left a message on December 31, 2018:
Francis, "Paco" was an enormous part of my life. I came to him as a late teen for help figuring out my life path and he took me on,with all of my challenges, and difficulties, as his client. We worked together on and off for 10 years. He was endlessly patient, compassionate, kind, thoughtful. In many ways, I felt towards Francis that he was my surrogate father, helping to 'reparent' me in a way that I had missed. His skillful use of hypnotherapy helped me to discover my strengths, my potential, and a deep well of self-acceptance. I am so saddened to learn of his passing. He truly made a HUGE impact on my life and I will miss him terribly. PS I am a therapist today, due in great part to Paco's guidance and belief in my abilities. Anyone who wants to talk with me about Francis, I'd feel so grateful to hear how he touched other's lives... Very sad today...and grateful for the chance to meet someone so special.
Laura Kyropoulos left a message on October 3, 2018:
Frances was perhaps one of the most influential and unforgettable people in my life. His laughter, joy and compassion will be with me always. He was a consummate professional. I'm so very sorry for your immense loss and hold you in my heart.
Sunset View Mortuary left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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