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About Rick Collingwood

Rick Collingwood

About Rick

Founder of Mind Motivations and The Australian Academy of Hypnosis (1995)
Therapeutic Hypnotist, Hypnosis Trainer, Mesmerist, Lecturer, Public Speaker, Author
Dip Hypnosis, Dip Adv Hypnosis
Dip 1-2 Counselling
Dip Mental Health
B.A.Counselling
Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment

Rick is the world's premier clinical therapeutic hypnotist. He is an internationally renowned Hypnosis Trainer, Author, Counsellor, Public Speaker, Sales Motivator, Corporate Speaker, and the founder of Mind Motivations™ & The Australian Academy of Hypnosis™.

During the past twenty years he developed a unique style of hypnosis from a combination of traditional hypnosis, ericksonian hypnosis, mesmerism, and his vast knowledge of the direct and rapid hypnosis methods used by hypnotists of the past; adapting and blending the techniques into a powerful therapeutic model.

Since 1995 he's personally assisted countless thousands of people, using his own unique therapeutic hypnosis techniques. His clients include international Movie Stars, Sales Motivators, Commercial Airline Pilots, Psychologists, Medical Professionals, Business People, Home makers and Children. People from all walks of life, facing challenges such as stress disorders, nicotine and drug dependency, gambling, addiction, pain management, depression, panic disorder, insomnia, motivation, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer and many other various behavioral challenges.

Rick has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of all styles of hypnosis, combined with his many years of practical experience. He continuously demonstrates that the effectiveness of his hypnosis and sub-conscious counselling skills are unequalled by many other hypnosis methods and hybrids. He developed “Hypnosis Field Therapy™”, a clinical hypnosis technique that quickly gets to the core of any personal habit, emotional issue, and physical or mental health concern and pleasantly releases or re balances it within the mind. These are the special advanced techniques that were developed and used in the successful “Hypnosis & Improvement in The Quality Of Life” cancer research he conducted in 2005. Since that time those techniques have been further developed during thousands of hours of clinical experiments and research. “Hypnosis Field Therapy™” is a new frontier of hypnosis; its cutting edge hypnosis techniques combined with years of clinical expertise are a Quantum Leap beyond the often semi effective relaxation and visualistaion techniques used by many of today’s hypnotherapists.

Rick has appeared as an invited guest in many major newspapers and magazines, on national and international radio and television, including twice on Channel 9s "A Current Affair" and Kerri Anne Kennerley, Channel 7s "Today Tonight", Channel 10’s "9AM with David & Kim"Optus VisionBris 31, and the ABC. Internationally he has featured on BBC TV in the UK, and in the United States on Good Morning AmericaKTLA Los Angeles and the NBC News San Diegoand Florida. He has been a guest on thousands of US radio shows, including George Noory Coast to Coast RadioThe Adam Carolla show and Valentine 98.3fm. The Joey Reynolds Radio Show WOR New York, The Mancow Show Chicago, Bulldog Radio Show IRIE Ocean City Maryland, KDKE Radio Phoenix Arizona, Sirius Playboy Radio LAGood Health Radio, Moneydots RadioWMT600 Iowa, WDJQ Ohio. Armed Forces Radio Network. Between November 2008 and January 2014, he appeared on many national U.K. radio and television shows, newspaper and magazine articles.

Peer acknowledged as one of the world’s most skilled professional hypnotists and hypnosis trainers. Rick is the principle of The Australian Academy of Hypnosis and has trained more than 2500 therapists in the correct and effective use of his unique therapeutic hypnosis styles. In 2006 his Lose Weight Now program became the only hypnosis CD ever in the world to win a Gold Aria Award. In August 2008 it went platinum as did his incredibly successful Quit Smoking Now program, whilst the Mind-Body Healing, Stress Management, Happiness & Self Esteem, and Beat Insomnia programs all went gold. A truly remarkable feat that demonstrates Rick as one of the top hypnotists in the world today. Between January 2002 and January 2015 "The Life Improvement Series" has sold more than 1,200,000 copies all over the world.

In conjunction with a Pharmacist colleague, Mr. Nathan Elliott, Rick conducted Australia's first monitored clinical study to evaluate improvements in the quality of life, using hypnosis as an adjunct to conventional medical treatments. The participants of the trial were nine, medical doctor referred and monitored, volunteers suffering various types of cancers at various stages of progression. Both the Clinical and the experiential results were very positive and ethics approval is being sought to conduct a much larger study (all study participants were signed into the trail and monitored independently by their Medical Doctors).

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Qualifications & Background

Rick is one of the world's leading professional clinical therapeutic hypnotists. He is an internationally renowned hypnotist, hypnosis trainer, mesmerist, author, counsellor, public speaker, corporate speaker, and the founder of Mind Motivations™ & The Australian Academy of Hypnosis™. His official qualifications include: Dip. Hypnosis, Dip. Adv. Hypnosis, Dip. 1-2 Counselling, Dip. Mental Health, B.A. Counselling, Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment, and 'Mesmerismus Magnetista' (Mesmerism).

Media Coverage

Rick has been a featured guest as an expert on hypnosis for more than 50 different TV and radio shows, as well as dozens of newspapers and magazines. Some of the more notable shows he has been a part of include 4 appearances on The George Noory Show Coast to Coast AM (the world's largest 'progressive' radio show). Twice on A Current Affair and also Today Tonight (Australia's most popular current affairs programs) and in the USA on ABC Good Morning America, and numerous NBC shows. For a full list of Rick's numerous other media appearances. please view his media listings page here.

Hypnosis Recordings & Awards

Rick's personal hypnotherapy series of recordings have been extremely popular and helped many people. Since 2002 the 'Life Improvement Series' has sold more than one million copies all over the world. He is also the first self-help author to be awarded an ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Gold or Platinum Record Certification award as listed below. You can view Rick's full range of hypnosis albums here.

Weight Loss Hypnosis MP3

Weight Loss & Appetite Control

(Double Platinum Record)

Quit Smoking Hypnosis

Quit Smoking

(Double Platinum Record)

Insomnia Cure

Insomnia Cure

(Double Platinum Record)

Hypnotherapy Style & Methods

Rick has an extensive knowledge of all the different forms of hypnosis from his many years of practical experience and learning. He also practices modalities such as Mesmerism, counselling, TFT & NLP along with Ericksonian and traditional hypnosis. He has created a unique hybrid of different therapies developed by utilising a combination of traditional hypnosis and his vast knowledge and expertise of Mesmerism combined with hypnotic fascination and direct and rapid hypnosis methods. Rick is one of the world's most prominent hypnosis researchers and trainers, with arguably the largest collection of old rare hypnosis books in the Southern Hemisphere.

Hypnosis Achievements

Rick has conducted group and mass therapeutic hypnosis seminars in Australia, the UK and the USA with attendances up to 1000 people. He is also believed to have performed the world's largest ever 'live radio hypnosis session' during an interview on George Noory's Coast to Coast AM, hypnotising more than three million people live on air. Rick is a lifetime member of the PHA (Professional Hypnotherapisys of Australia). His training institute 'The Australian Academy of Hypnosis' has trained more than 2500 students across Australia, the US and the UK.

HFT & Clinical Cancer Trials

Hypnosis Field Therapy (HFT), is a powerful deep trance clinical hypnosis methodology that quickly gets to the core and releases or alters the subconscious patterns that are always the cause of any personal habit, emotional issue, and physical or mental health concern and pleasantly releases or re balances it within the mind. The special advanced techniques used and applied in “Hypnosis Field Therapy™” were developed and used in Rick’s, 'Hypnosis & Improvement in The Quality Of Life' cancer research conducted in 2005. Observational Priming is a powerful guided technique that enables participants discover their own individual inner power and become free from external programming and make correct judgements about their own lives and life’s direction.

It was the use of Ricks HFT techniques that produced such positive results for the participants in the 2005 Cancer Trails. Since 2005 the techniques have been further developed during thousands of hours of clinical experiments and research. “Hypnosis Field Therapy™” is at the new frontier of hypnosis. HFT's cutting edge hypnosis techniques were derived from years of clinical expertise and research. HFT is pure traditional hypnosis in its most powerful form, and is a Quantum Leap beyond the NLP, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and relaxation or visualisation techniques used by many of hypnotherapists. In conjunction with a Pharmacist colleague, Mr. Nathan Elliott, in 2005 Rick conducted Australia's first monitored clinical study to evaluate improvements in the quality of life, using hypnosis as an adjunct to conventional medical treatments. The participants of the trial were nine, medical doctor referred and monitored, volunteers suffering various types of cancers at various stages of progression. Both the Clinical and the experiential results were beyond all expectations.