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About the Goulding Process

The Goulding process was developed in the 1970s. It empowers parents to improve and balance their child’s behaviour. The positive downline ramifications of change and calmness that it creates permeate throughout the entire family. It’s for parents looking for a simple, non-intrusive process to develop their child’s emotional resilience, the mind’s firewall, protecting it against negative suggestions and developing the child’s sense of self-worth. SleepTalk® has been called ‘the 2 minute gift with changes that last a lifetime’. It’s easy to learn and takes parents only two minutes at bedtime. If parents follow the instructions correctly, it’s absolutely safe, ethical and has positive effects.

Parents and healthcare professionals have called this process, which has been in use for more than 40 years now, ‘a powerful self-help program’. They endorse it because it WORKS, helping to reduce anxiety and stress, developing a positive self-confidence, empowering children to manage, improve and balance their behavior, anxiety and relationships.

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About Joane Goulding

Joane is an engaging international keynote speaker who has delivered papers at conferences around the world discussing the Goulding SleepTalk® for Children Process, and providing parents and health professionals with a safe, ethical way of assisting children to deal with their issues, thus creating a happy, calm and stress-free home environment. The Goulding SleepTalk® process develops a child’s emotional resilience, the mind’s firewall. The process is endorsed by members of the hypnotherapy, counselling, medical and psychological professions and is essential knowledge for any therapist working with families, especially those experiencing anxiety.

During the 1970s when the practice of hypnosis was restricted in Victoria to ‘qualified Psychologists and medics only’, Joane risked imprisonment and vilification to campaign and lobby the government to relax its rules. She was successful. Her efforts enabled hypnosis to achieve recognition as a therapy, and medically unqualified therapists to practice it.

For over 20 years Joane and her late husband Jim Goulding were Directors of a registered training organisation (RTO), The Australian Academy of Hypnotic Science (now AHS). Joane is the author of numerous accredited training qualifications that specialise in the biopsychosocial aspect of stress management and emotional development. Her professional qualifications span the areas of Clinical Hypnotherapy (she has authored numerous accredited diplomas), Education and Training/Supervision, and (introduction to) Psycho-nutrition. Joane has received peer recognition for outstanding lifetime contributions to her profession and speaks to a global audience of clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists.

Joane was honoured to be a member of the Yarra Valley Practitioners Project (YVPP) between 2009 and 2012 when she assisted members of the community affected by the ‘Black Saturday’ Victorian bushfires of 2009. This voluntary group of professionals worked with many families and primary schools to assist children who had experienced major trauma. As the creator and author of the Goulding Process, Joane delights in the successes that families all over the world experience when they practise SleepTalk® for Children.

Accredited and registered Goulding SleepTalk® consultants can now apply for full membership with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) and the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA)*. Joane is an approved instructor and certified master trainer with IACT and the Goulding Institute is an approved school with IMDHA and IACT. Professional indemnity insurance is available in Australia with membership of IACT. Professional indemnity is available in some other countries, including the UK – please contact the Goulding Institute for more information.

About Joane Goulding

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