Feedback about Joane Goulding

Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute

Larry and I have had the pleasure of knowing Joane Goulding for some years and have found her to be very professional in her knowledge and a generous person when it comes to sharing that knowledge. In the early 1980’s she and her late husband Jim Goulding taught the Elman methods to their graduate Diploma students studying at the Government accredited Australian Academy of Hypnotic Science. We share, on a regular basis. our thoughts and feelings of how Dave’s methods have grown globally and have evolved, much like Dave’s methods developed through collaboration in his years of teaching physicians and dentists. Joane is extremely professional in the events she plans and her presentations she gives. She excels in her networking and follow-up and we support her in all her endeavours. As an instructor, she is detailed and motivating with a great sense of humour. For many years Joane has specialized in teaching professional therapists to become accredited Goulding SleepTalk® consultants and as a result assisted many families and children around the world to benefit from the process. We are delighted to have this opportunity to endorse both Joane Goulding and the SleepTalk® Process.

USA – 2013 Cheryl J Elman CH, CMT: President – Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute


Jeff Berger, Consulting Psychologist

I have known Joane Goulding personally and professionally for over thirty years. Joane has developed over time a significant treatment programme for children known as SleepTalk®®, to assist in working with children across a number of areas, including but not limited to, confidence, self-esteem and behavioural concerns. Having used and recommended SleepTalk®® in my role as a psychologist in private practice, I can testify to the power of this approach in impacting significantly and positively in the lives of my young clients and their parents. SleepTalk®® has a lot to offer, both in Australia and internationally, and I am delighted to see that a large number of people have been, and are being, trained as accredited SleepTalk®® consultants in a number of countries. While SleepTalk®® is simple to learn and easy to administer, the results can be life-changing for children, and their parents and/or carers. As well as developing SleepTalk®® Joane has built up an extremely professional and vibrant organization in the Goulding Institute, which offers a number of courses in allied health care and associated disciplines. Joane is also an accomplished educator and presenter in her own right as well as a skilful networker and organizer. All of these abilities are always exercised by Joane with a great deal of wisdom and humour. I am very pleased to know Joane both as a colleague and as a friend. I am also pleased to assist her by being her mentor and psychological supervisor. I wish her well in all her future endeavours and I am very happy to commend both SleepTalk®® and the Goulding Institute.

Australia – Victoria – 2014 – Psychological Mentor


Chairman UK – Hypnotherapy Association

I must admit to a degree of scepticism even though the course was very thorough and mind provoking (I thought I was good at understanding and using language but learned to think even more in depth). On my return, I needed to find three clients as case studies and we all know that “freebies” tend to be the most unsuccessful of our outcomes. To my delight and amazement, there was success within weeks of using the process. The core statement was sufficient for two of my case studies and the other (which was a very complex situation) was resolved by adding a second level of affirmation after six weeks of using the core statement. All parents have been delighted and one reported that the Grandmother of one child said she wishes it had been around when her children were young. All this and it only takes two minutes a night! It truly is like a miracle and so simple to use. Like the grandparent, I wish the Goulding Sleep Talk process had been available when I had small children.

UK – 2013 – Josephine P Teague PhD MSc


Tantrums & Anxiety: “I now have a little boy who is happy.”

“It has been months and months now since we started the SleepTalk® journey and the changes just kept coming. I now have a little boy who is happy, who runs up to us and gives hugs, says “I love you” all the time, a little boy who we can take out for the day (this was impossible before), a little boy who is learning, who is reading and paying attention when we teach him things, a little boy who is playing and making friends with other kids (instead of hitting them over the head), a little boy who is polite who uses please and thank you. Now don’t get me wrong he still has his moments but they are few and far between and are in line with any 4 years s olds behaviour now, that I can cope with!!! The change in him is unbelievable and I am so grateful to Joane who developed the SleepTalk® process because I now have my beautiful little boy back and I now have the opportunity to help other parents out there that are struggling with their children too. So whether your children have huge issues or just little ones or really none at all SleepTalk® is a powerful process, so powerful that this stuff should be sent home with all new mums, imagine a world full of children who know that they are loved unconditionally and who look at the world through eyes of positivity and self-belief knowing that they are good enough, that they fit in and that they are OK”.

Qld – 2013 – Charmaine Eykenboom – Parent & Consultant in Training


Sibling Rivalry: “Oh, my God! It’s working.”

Oh, my God! It’s working. Today was such a good day. My 13 year old, is still sarcastic and trying to put down her sister, but she successfully ignored her nasty comments.

Japan – 2013 – Parent Feedback


Confidence in Training: “Gave me the confidence to believe in myself”

I wanted to say thanks again, the course was fascinating and I can’t put my training manual down! I want to learn as much as I can about SleepTalk®. It was a little daunting at first when I saw the wealth of experience around the room but you made me feel like I was just as important which gave me the confidence to believe in myself. As you may notice by the time I am up at the crack of dawn, I have my first consultation at 9.00am with a family in desperate need of help to which I am very glad to be able to share my knowledge of SleepTalk®.

UK – 2013 – Claire Bossons – Consultant in Training


Speech Issues: “Well we proved everyone wrong”

Back when I first stated SleepTalk® training, I began with my own children, one of which who was attending speech therapy and we were told that her speech problem was severe and that we would have limited benefits and it would be an ongoing long term issue. Well we proved everyone wrong with SleepTalk® and lots of hands on work with her she is absolutely fine. Within 6-12 months you would not even know that she had a speech problem. Yes great Benefits.

UK – 2013 – Michelle Clarkson – UK Consultant


Less Argumentative: “She is now very happy in the mornings.”

Hey Donna, it’s ‘K’, thought I’d give you an ‘A’ update. She’s going great! She gave a little wave during the talk last night – so cute. She is now very happy in the mornings and a lot less argumentative. I can’t thank you enough for this process and we are all looking forward to seeing more positive changes in our little girl.” Consultant comment: “Also on the first morning after starting SleepTalk® the mother shared that ‘A’ woke more relaxed and happier than normal. She was so happy at that quick result. I’ll add that ‘K’ had zero expectations. She was in the mode of: ‘if it works….great! and if it doesn’t well we’re no worse off.’ So this response from her is awesome. Cheers & thank for creating this great process for children and their families – awesome!

Qld – 2013 Donna Flockhart – Consultant in Training.


“It had quite a profound effect on me on an emotional level.”

I really want you to know how much I personally appreciated your Sleep Talk training and education. It had quite a profound effect on me on an emotional level. The idea that we as adults have the opportunity to heal the subconscious hidden trauma of our children without them actually being aware that they have a problem excites me. Once again, thank you Joane, you are a most engaging, passionate teacher and I hope to do further training with you in the future. My love and gratitude.

NSW – 2013 – Workshop participant.


Diabetic & Needle Phobia: “Started administering her own insulin”

Woke up to a lovely message from one of my Mums today, she has a 7 year old daughter who is diabetic and has a fear of needles. She has been using SleepTalk® for 4 1/2 months. It was a struggle at first because there was a huge abreaction from ‘A’. Confidence was a real problem and her self-belief was really low. We implemented our first support sentence about 3 weeks ago and Mum tells me she has started administering her own insulin this weekend which is HUGE for the family. The fact she is in control herself now and not Mum is really going to help her confidence grow and grow in other areas of her life.

UK – 2013 – Claire Bosson – Consultant in Training.


Ulcerative Colitis: “Symptom Free of Ulcerative Colitis.”

Another of my mother’s told me it is the first time she has been symptom free of Ulcerative Colitis.

NZ – 2013 – Patricia Allen – Consultant in Training


Speech: “Dramatic improvements – she is thriving!”

I have seen dramatic improvements with ‘G’ during this first term of school, she is thriving! I have been using the words we worked on and her speech is coming along beautifully. Her teacher even commented to me this evening about ‘G’ talking positively and confidently with expression in class and she is incredibly happy with her progress, mentioning that ‘G’ is demonstrating leadership skills which have totally blown us away! ‘G’ is the happiest I have ever seen her and it appears that everything has just clicked into place with her responsibilities and independence, she is highly motivated and driven and even organised!!!! (Never would have thought I would be saying that about her a year ago!)

2013 – SleepTalk® Mum


Severe Anger and Rage: “The change in him is unbelievable.”

It has been months and months now since we stated this journey and the changes just kept coming. I now have a little boy who is happy, who runs up to us and gives jugs, says: “I love you” all the time, a little boy who we can take out for the day (this was impossible before), a little boy who is learning, who is reading and paying attention when we teach him things, a little boy who is playing and making friends with other kids ( instead of hitting them over the head), a little boy who is polite who uses please and thank you. Now don’t get me wrong he still has his moments but they are few and far between and are in line with any 4 years olds behaviour now, that I can cope with!!! The change in him is unbelievable and I am so grateful to Joane who developed the SleepTalk® process because I now have my beautiful little boy back and I now have the opportunity to help other parents out there that are struggling with their children too. So whether your children have huge issues or just little ones or really none at all SleepTalk® is a powerful process, so powerful that this stuff should be sent home with all new mums, imagine a world full of children who know that they are loved unconditionally and who look at the world through eyes of positivity and self- belief knowing that they are good enough, that they fit in and that they are OK.

Qld – 2013 Charmaine Eykenboom – Mum & Consultant in Training.


Burkett/Lymphoma: Empowering parents and healing relationships/wounds.

I just want to pass on my intense gratitude to Joane for the beautiful gift that is Sleep Talk. I\’m not one to reach out or write reviews on books or products but feel compelled this time to let Joane know that she has truly changed my life and the lives of both my 6 year old warrior (Burkett\’s lymphoma survivor) and his younger brother. As you know the wounds you can’t see can be the most difficult to heal so a year after the blessing of Hudson\’s physical battle coming to an end, I felt myself and my parenting abilities crumbling. My family was in distress. Conventional therapy felt wrong and more damaging than helpful. Mainstream parenting techniques left me more confused and angry because the gift of my son\’s battle has to be the ability to truly appreciate these little angels for what they are. I feel so strongly that every parent should know about this method and pray for the foundation\’s blessing. You are empowering parents and healing relationships/ wounds and I can’t think of more important work at this time on the planet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

USA – 2013 – Amanda Paige – SleepTalk® Parent


Confidence: “Transformed into a very confident little angel”.

With ST, ‘V’ has now transformed into a very confident little angel who does not hesitate to apologize if she’s in the wrong. Going to bed is much easier and parents can walk out of the room after about 20 minutes. ‘V’ is willing to try more healthy new food and is also putting on some weight. She can also interact with people now and as the father puts it: “I do not have to worry about emergency calls at work from Mom or pushing the job of getting ‘V’ to sleep to one another. Productivity at work also increased as there is no more stress of having to rush home from the office when an “emergency” arise.

Malaysia – 2013 – Elis Soo – Accredited Consultant


Remaining calm: “It was amazing he was just so calm.”

I have recently spoken to Mum’ and she was delighted to say that her son got through the MRI procedure better than any other time. In her words, “it was amazing, he was just so calm”. She said he is continuing to do really well at kinder and is coping better socially and emotionally. Overall Mum and Dad are thrilled with the outcomes for their son and plan to continue with Sleep Talk for as long as they can.

Qld – 2013 – Tanya Routley – Registered Consultant


Pooing Issues: “Look Dad I did a big poo in the toilet”.

Charmaine here from your Queensland class on Friday, I just wanted to let you know the most amazing thing. Friday night when I came home I typed up the new poo statement for ‘E’ and SleepTalk® Friday night was the new version. Saturday afternoon my husband called to say that ‘E’ had taken himself off to the toilet and then started calling Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, so ’M’ when in there to see what was wrong and ‘E’ said “Look Dad I did a big poo in the toilet” and sure enough he had pooed in the toilet for only the 3rd time in his life, he then wouldn’t flush it cause he wanted me to see it, so ‘M’ had to take a photo of it and send it to me!!! I am totally blown away that of only 1 night of the new SleepTalk® statement he went and did a poo!!!!! Totally amazing, totally blown away on every level, I know SleepTalk® is strong but after only one night after 2 years of trying to get him to sit on the toilet after all the Dr’s appointment, Paediatricians, Gastro Paediatricians and Occupational Therapist, one night of new statement and bang done. He since has also pooed on the toilet today we think but said he flushed so will continue to monitor the progress and let you know. Thank you so much Joane for all your help on Friday to figure this out I cannot thank you enough for this amazing system, I feel very lucky to be learning this powerful work to help so many other kids just like ‘E’. Lots of hugs

Qld – 2013 – Mum & Consultant in Training: Charmaine Eykenboom.


“SleepTalk®TM has changed the whole family environment at home.”

It was a great achievement to complete the two case histories. I am now starting on the third case history which will be something written from my heart as it will be my personal experience of how SleepTalk®TM has changed the whole family environment at home and how it has changed our relationship as parents to two wonderful and amazing young adult boys. This is first hand proof and real life experience that SleepTalk®TM works for children whatever age they may be because SleepTalk®TM speaks the Universal language of “LOVE” and is understood by all children of all ages……all children need to know that they are unconditionally loved by the two most important people (their parents) in their lives no matter what. I want all the parents of the world to know that their children are truly “hungry” for their parents love and it is their birthright to get it without having to prove to their parents, if they deserve it or if are worthy of it.

Singapore – 2013 – Shanti Chainani – Student SleepTalk® Consultant.

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