Richard Hill has emerged from a diverse and fascinating journey to become a successful psychotherapist and an innovative speaker on the mind, brain and the human condition. From a satisfying, if not quite famous, early career in the creative arts, Richard returned to intellectual studies at 42 (1996) beginning with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in linguistics. This triggered a curiosity that led to a diploma in counselling and a new career in psychotherapy. Studying continued and, as of 2014, he has added three Masters degrees – an MA in Social Ecology; a MEd; and a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences (MBMSc) from Sydney University. Richard is also fortunate to have been mentored by the esteemed Ernest Rossi PhD who has invited Richard into the International Psychosocial Genomics Research Team to study the impact of therapeutic practices on the genetic level.
His fascination with the disturbing problem of stress and anxiety has resulted in his unique theory - The Winner-Loser World Theory – and the positive counterpoint – The Curiosity Approach. These theories revolutionize the way we deal with stress and anxiety and how we apply standard therapeutic practices.
Richard's books include the inspirational Choose Hope and the explanation of the Winner/Loser World Theory - How the 'real world' is Driving Us Crazy! In addition, he is published in various journals and magazines around the world and in book chapters including Perspectives on Coping and Resilience and Strengths Based Social Work Practice in Mental Health, published worldwide.
He is President of the Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS), and an Esteemed Member of the International Council of Professional Therapists. He sits on the editorial board of The Neuropsychotherapist Journal; the International Journal for Psychsocial Genomics; and is director of the Mindscience Institute. In these capacities, and as a sought after speaker and educator, he is received around the world at conferences and other professional programs.
Richard has presented to conferences around the world. He is a regular presenter at the Milton Erickson Foundation conferences in the USA and to the Australian profession through the Australian Counsellors Association. He has spoken in many locations including: Lucerne, Switzerland; Hong Kong, China; Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hertzegivina; Kathmandu, Nepal; Kuching, Malaysia; Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands; Ottowa, Victoria and Saskatoon, Canada.
A most important new aspect of his work is with the corporate and business community to share his knowledge of the mind and brain. Richard believes it is important to create working conditions that both maximise potential and also create an environment of pleasure, safety and well being in the workplace. The best place to start doing this is with the minds of the people.