About Rick Collingwood

Rick CollingwoodFounder of Mind Motivations (1995)
Hypnotist, Hypnosis Trainer, Lecturer, Public Speaker
Dip Hypnosis, Dip Adv Hypnosis, Dip 1-2 Counselling, Dip Mental Health, B.A.
Counselling, Ph.D. Philosophy USA, Cert IV Training & Assessment.
Founder of Mind Motivations & The Australian Academy of Hypnosis

Rick Collingwood is one of the world’s leading professional clinical therapeutic hypnotists. He is an internationally renowned Celebrity Hypnotist, Hypnosis Trainer, Mesmerist, Author, Counsellor, Public Speaker, Sales Motivator, Corporate Speaker, and the founder of Mind Motivations™ &The Australian Academy of Hypnosis™.


Using his own unique therapeutic hypnosis techniques Rick Collingwood has personally assisted countless thousands of 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, and many other various behavioural challenges. His client list includes international Movie Stars, Sales Motivators, Commercial Airline Pilots, Psychologists, Medical Professionals, Business People, homemakers and children.

Due to his knowledge of hypnosis and his speaking prowess Rick Collingwood is a sought after media guest and Rick Collingwood has appeared on national and international television, including 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.

He also regularly features in the international media on Television shows such as Good Morning America. KTLA TV and the NBC News, and on thousands of US and UK radio shows including George Noory Coast to Coast Radio, The Adam Carolla show LA, Sean Valentine 98.3fm, The Joey Reynolds Radio Show WOR New York, The Mancow Radio Show Chicago, Bulldog Radio Show IRIE Maryland, KDKE Radio Phoenix Arizona, Sirius Playboy Radio LA, Good Health Radio, Moneydots Radio, Radio WMT600 Cedar Rapids Iowa, WJJO Wisconsin, WDJQ Ohio.

CD Awards

Acknowledged as one of the world’s most skilled professional hypnotists and hypnosis trainers, he is the principle of The Australian Academy of Hypnosis and has trained more than 1,200 therapists in the correct and effective use of his unique therapeutic hypnosis styles. In 2006 his Lose Weight Now CD became the only hypnosis CD ever in the world to win a Gold Aria Award and in August 2008 it went platinum as did his incredibly successful ‘Quit Smoking Now CD’ whilst the ‘Mind Body Healing‘, ‘Stress Management‘, ‘Happiness and Self Esteem‘, and ‘Beat Insomnia’ CDs all went gold; a truly remarkable feat from one of the top therapeutic hypnotists in the world today. Between January 2002 and May 2011 “The Life Improvement Series” has sold more than one million copies all over the world.

Hypnosis Accolades & Details

He has also conducted group and mass therapeutic hypnosis seminars with attendances of almost 1000 people, and he has assisted many top international sports people to achieve their maximum potential, including Boxers, Race Car Drivers, Swimmers, Rowers, and the world champion cyclist Levi Leipheimer from the ASTANA racing team who has won the US AMGEN tour three times in succession. Rick Collingwood has 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 most other hypnosis methods and hybrids.

Rick is one of Australia’s and the world’s leading hypnosis researchers and trainers. He developed his own unique hypnosis methods from a combination of traditional hypnosis and his vast knowledge and expertise of Mesmerism combined with hypnotic fascination and direct and rapid hypnosis methods.

HFT & Clinical Cancer Trials

HFT is a powerful deep trance hypnosis technique 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 Collingwood 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.

Hypnosis does not cure cancer, and this trial was designed only to monitor improvements in the quality of life for cancer patients while they were using conventional medical cancer treatments, not to purport to or attempt to cure cancer. Never use any non medical cancer treatment without consulting your medical physician or oncologist. (All study participants were signed into the trail and monitored independently by their Medical Doctors).