LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Amongst the amalgam of prestigious awards earned by Ireland's transformational therapist, Derek O'Neill (www.derekoneill.com), this coming May he will be presented with Variety International Children's Charity's Humanitarian Award, honoring his staunch dedication to the betterment of humanity and work as a selfless philanthropist. O'Neill will receive the award at the Variety World Conference in Dublin, Ireland on May 6. British X Factor judge, Louis Walsh, will be presenting Derek with the award.
Since 1938, Variety's Annual Humanitarian Award has been awarded to individuals who have shown exceptional empathy and understanding, supported their community tirelessly and selflessly, and demonstrated extraordinary dedication as a humanitarian. This award has been deemed as one of the highest honors an individual can inherit. The previous recipients of the award include: Sir Winston Churchill, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Sammy Davis Jr., Jerry Lewis, Sir Roger Moore, and Simon Cowell; some of the most prominent and altruistic figures of society. Derek's distinguishing traits of intuitiveness and empathy prompted Variety International to acknowledge him as the 2012 recipient of the Variety International Humanitarian Award.
O'Neill's emotional dexterity allows him to effortlessly uplift, motivate, and encourage people across the globe. "Most importantly, this award is a recognition of the spirit held in humanity in the face of huge adversity and suffering, and that this cannot continue in the world that says it is civilized. It is also a huge honor for my late wife Linda who spent her entire life in service to others, and the whole of the O'Neill family who have supported this work with every ounce of their being," expressed O'Neill.
The Variety International Humanitarian Award pays homage to Derek as a highly regarded figure in his field and honors his accomplishments.
Derek O'Neill has used talents internationally to rectify the lives of thousands across the globe. As a transformational therapist, his knowledge and compassion have helped to reconstruct his clients' outlook on life. Derek's comprehensive understanding of his field stems from his extensive training in martial arts, where he utilized over thirty years of experience to pioneer a new psychology -- transformational therapy.
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