LEADING CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST ASSISTS
NSW'S DROUGHT-AFFLICTED FARMERS
Dateline: January 31, 2008 ... Perth, Western Australia
Contact: Rick Collingwood
International Cell: (908) 410-9535 or 01161413 734 635
(for direct interviews with Rick Collingwood)
Producer: John Lordi
Phone: (908) 494-2824 or 01161421 996 406
Web Address: http://www.mindmotivations.com/
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - January 31, 2008 - Farmers in New South
Wales may have received welcome rain over the past month, but the
effects of the drought that has plagued the state are far from over.
"The psychological effects of the drought continue to devastate
farming families in New South Wales," said Rick Collingwood, a world-
renowned hypnotherapist and the founder of Mind Motivations and the
Australian Academy of Hypnosis. "We are seeing signs of trauma,
depression, and even suicidal thought throughout the region," he said.
Although a little over half of New South Wales is currently drought
declared, a year ago the figure was over 90 percent. "The long-term
effects of the drought won't be washed away with a few rainstorms,"
said Collingwood. "These farming families have faced very bleak times,
and are often without hope for a brighter future."
Collingwood has been working with the Drought Relief Committee in
Lockhart, which is situated in Eastern Riverina, New South Wales, and
has made a commitment to help the farming community in any way he can.
According to John Lordi, producer of Collingwood's IRIE radio program
in the U.S., "Rick had been sending complimentary self-hypnosis CDs to
depressed farmers in New South Wales, and the CDs had helped so much
that an organizer phoned and asked whether or not Rick would be
willing to come out and help if the organization could get government
funding. His immediate response was to forget the government grant -
that he would go to the Lockhart region for three days beginning
While in Lockhart, Collingwood will conduct two group hypnosis
sessions. "My intent is to put an end to feelings of hopelessness and
depression, and give farming families the tools they need to begin to
turn their lives around," Collingwood said. "I want to turn on the
healing forces that reside within each person."
Collingwood's breakthrough techniques in hypnotherapy have resulted in
his helping terminal cancer patients, service members returning from
Iraq, and young people who are in rehabilitation, to name a few. His
latest efforts have been in the fields of autism and attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), where non-hypnosis interventions have
had promising results.
Collingwood's dedication to the plight of farmers in drought-stricken
New South Wales is certain to make a difference. "Rick is relentless
in his efforts to help those in need, and will do whatever it takes to
help families better cope with the long-lasting impact of the
drought," concluded Lordi.
About Rick Collingwood
Rick Collingwood is one of the world's most skilled therapeutic
hypnotists and hypnosis trainer. He founded Mind Motivations and the
Australian Academy of Hypnosis, and is also on the committee of The
Council of Clinical Hypnotherapists. He has accredited training in
hypnosis, counseling, and mental health issues. He has also earned a
gold ARIA Award for his Lose Weight Now! Hypnosis CD.
Collingwood has been featured internationally on Good Morning America,
KTLA, the NBC News, and numerous radio shows including the Joey
Reynolds Radio Show (WOR New York), The Mancow Radio Show (Chicago),
Bulldog Radio Show (IRIE Ocean City. MD).
For an interview or more information, please contact Rick Collingwood
by phone at: (908) 410-9535 or 01161413 734 635 or by email:
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