“Children deal with trauma in a different way to adults, often not able to express what they are feeling as a result of any trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most debilitating anxiety disorders, creating a number of behavioural and emotional changes in children that, if not treated properly, stay with the child for the rest of his or her life. PTSD is formed when the unconscious mind is involved in death, disaster, rape or early physical danger. SleepTalk® has been shown to be one of the most effective ways of treating such traumas in children, bypassing the normal communication methods and allowing the unconscious to let go of the intrusive thoughts, flashbacks and anger associated with such memories.
Using strategies that the unconscious understands, SleepTalk® forms a direct path to the parts of the memory holding high levels of anxiety and distress, encouraging the mind to reframe the original event and strengthening the self-image and an awareness of safety. With the parents involved in the process that awareness of safety is enhanced. I highly recommend SleepTalk® for all anxiety disorders in children.”
~ Gary Johnston, Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, Specialist in Trauma and PTSD
“I am a qualified medical practitioner and psychiatrist. I have used the technique of SleepTalk® for many years. “SleepTalk® is a safe, effective and a very valuable process. I have found it useful in my clinical practice and recommend it highly.”
~ Dr. Eileen Feeney, MB, BCh, BAO, DCH, FRANZCP, Registered MD and Psychiatrist
“I have used the Goulding process for over thirty five years. This is not a therapy and does not involve taking medications – just a commonsense approach to parenting. My daughter Monique, whose formative years, benefited greatly with SleepTalk®, giving her self-confidence, security and love. Monique now uses this incredible therapy on her own children with wonderful results. One day when discussing her childhood and SleepTalk®, she told me when she was a little girl, she would sometimes hear me come into her room and would pretend to be asleep, because she loved hearing me tell her all those positive things that made her feel, peaceful, happy, loved and very safe!
Now three generations, and thirty five years later, I know my grandchildren will continue using this miraculous process to help them achieve their goals and aspirations, to teach others how a happy and healthy mind can help overcome many of life’s obstacles that maybe thrown our way.
SleepTalk® is one of the most valuable and credible processes that I have encountered in over thirty five years, and is suitable for children of all ages and stages of development.”
~ Cherie de Hass, Fellow, Australian Natural Therapies Association,Former Presenter: Healthy Wealthy and Wise, Naturopath, Author and Media Writer
“SleepTalk® is an invaluable aid for families and therapists in improving family attitudes and intimacy, the program is easily and unobtrusively implemented and can be readily adapted to suit all children and family contexts.”
~ Dr. Janet Hall, MAPsS, Clinical and Counselling Psychologist
“SleepTalk® is positive, natural, non-invasive and non-harmful treatment regime, the benefits of which can literally last forever. There is no doubt that the time is now right for the benefits of the Goulding SleepTalk® process to be disseminated more widely among healthcare professionals and the general community. I wholeheartedly support Joane’s effort to make SleepTalk® more widely known.”
~ Jeff Berger, BA (Psych), BTH, Grad Dip. Counselling Psychologist
Michelle Mayur is an Accredited Goulding SleepTalk® Consultant