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 Rick Collingwood

Victoria, Australia


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 eight years he’s been at the forefront of the hypnosis profession. He has developed a unique style of hypnosis from a combination of traditional hypnosis, Ericksonian hypnosis, and traditional Mesmerism. With his vast knowledge of the direct and rapid hypnosis methods used by modern hypnosis and the hypnotists of the past; Rick has moulded the techniques into a powerful therapeutic model.

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 subconscious counselling skills are unequalled by many other hypnosis methods and hybrids. Rick’s advanced hypnosis techniques were used in the successful “Hypnosis & Improvement in The Quality Of Life” cancer trial that he conducted in 2005. Since that time those techniques have been further developed during thousands of hours of clinical experiments and research. His cutting edge hypnosis techniques combined with years of clinical expertise are a Quantum Leap beyond the often semi effective relaxation and visualisation 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 Vision, Bris 31, and the ABC. Internationally he has featured on BBC TV in the UK, and in the United States on Good Morning America. KTLA Los Angeles and the NBC News San Diego, and Florida. He has been a guest on thousands of US radio shows, including George Noory Coast to Coast Radio, The 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 LA, Good Health Radio, Moneydots Radio, WMT600 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 2018 “The Life Improvement Series” has sold more than 2,000,000 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).
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).