SleepTalk Testimonials and Feedback from Parents and Professionals

georgie star - a purple and white star with a smile on his face.For more than 4o years professionals and parents have been using the Goulding SleepTalk Method.

There are literally hundreds of SleepTalk professionals and thousands of parents all around the world that have used SleepTalk to improve the life of their children and families.

Benefits of SleepTalk include:

For the children

  • Create a feeling of unconditional love
  • Increased spirit
  • Improve behaviour
  • Better concentration
  • Enjoying learning
  • Improve health and well-being
  • Improved relationshipos with family, teachers, and peers
  • Greater attainment of potential
  • Enhance confidence to help cope with peer pressure and bullying

For the family:

  • Improved communication and relationships
  • less tension within the family
  • Lower separation anxiety
  • Less sibling rivalry
  • Reduce need for help from other health specialists
  • More positive home environment

Other Issues:

  • Autism Spectrum behaviours
  • Bedwetting
  • Temper tantrums
  • Nail biting
  • Hair Pulling
  • Nervous habits
  • Fears and anxieties
  • Poor eating habits
  • A number of health issues with physiological factors such as asthma and various skin conditions


From Professionals, Parents and SleepTalk consultants

By Professionals

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John Cheetham – Consulting Psychologist

“SleepTalk is a powerful process that enables a parent to interact with their child in a powerful way. Through SleepTalk, the interaction between parent and child serves to reinforce a sense of security and an ability to cope with daily…

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Gary Johnston – Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist

“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…

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Professor Ian Brighthope – Fellow of Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine

“SleepTalk is a sensible practical and easy-to-follow method of communicating important messages to the subconscious mind. This process should be used by all parents, educators and health professionals and the practice adopted in the management of all disorders in which…

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Dr Janet M. Hall – Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

“Joan Goulding’s SleepTalk program is the ideal tool for parents to assist their children’s positive self-growth in a loving, non-threatening context. It empowers parents to give their children positive suggestions to help with general and specific issues in their lives….

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Dr. Eileen Feeney – Registered MD and Psychiatrist

“I am a qualified medical practitioner and psychiatrist. I have used 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.” ~  …

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Jeff Berger – Counselling Psychologist

There is no doubt that the time is now right for the benefits of the SleepTalk to be disseminated more widely among healthcare professionals and the general community.  I wholeheartedly support efforts to make SleepTalk more widely known.”    …

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Cherie de Hass – Naturopath, Former Presenter: Healthy Wealthy and Wise

“I have used the  SleepTalk 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,…

By Parents and Carers

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Response to the SleepTalk Foundation Statements was Immediate!”

A response to the SleepTalk Foundation statements was immediate! The morning after the very first time of using the statements ‘T’ came up to me, looking very deeply at me with a smile on her face; a look which, had…

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SleepTalk has Been a Huge Success!”

“He’s going to bed without a fuss is now the norm!  Possibly being twinned with a new and regular bedtime routine he now never complains or kicks up a fuss and has even asked his mum on occasion if he…

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Oh My Goodness, I am so very thrilled about this!!”

“My children have become calm again and the household is happier, thank you for giving me back my child.” “I have been presenting SleepTalk – with my son who is 9 yrs of age for 6 months and I have…

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I recommend this therapy 100% !!!!”

“The SleepTalk method gave a new start to our family. I started with my 6-year-old son who had a lot of excitement to evacuate and a big lack of self-confidence and behaviour problems at school. Since then, everything is much…

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The result: EXTRAORDINARY !!”

“For some time, my son had great fears, a lack of self-confidence and an uncontrollable sensitivity (often at the end of the day).  We did not know what to do … see a psychologist? like, everyone…  Thanks to the good advice of…

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She Calmly Got Herself Off to Sleep!”

I am very embarrassed to be writing to you, so long after I completed the SleepTalk course with you. If you remember, at the time I was pregnant and had a 6 year old boy named “A” and and a…

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After 12 weeks of the SleepTalk Foundation Stage…

“After 12 weeks of the SleepTalk® Process- Foundation Stage Mum noticed results after two weeks of  the SleepTalk® process and the first observation was the increase in the confidence level where he became more approachable to try new things or…

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I found the SleepTalk process a beautiful one.”

I found the SleepTalk™ process a beautiful one. It gives me the opportunity to reflect daily on what matters most; unconditional love. Over the months, I found myself much more accepting of ‘H’s imperfections.  In the past, I was very…

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What can I say, thank you, thank you, thank you”

“What can I say, thank you, thank you, thank you – for giving me back my sweet little boy. His behaviour has done a complete turnaround. He has gone from being the trouble maker at school to telling the trouble…

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Planning to continue SleepTalk”

‘J’ is a delightful young boy and SleepTalk has made a significant change to his general demeanour.   He seems much happier, light and calm. He has a much better outlook on life and calmness has taken over his whole…

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My 10-year-old son has Autism and he is highly anxious.”

My 10-year-old son has Autism and he is highly anxious. You have helped us with  SleepTalk, a program to provide my son with an internal peace and strength to cope with life’s daily stresses.   For kids with Autism, these…

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Sibling rivalry issues prior to starting SleepTalk

“P’ is the younger of 2 siblings. Her older brother and her had some sibling rivalry issues prior to starting SleepTalk, with ‘P’ displaying more of the jealousy and attention-seeking at times when she thought she was being “left out”. …

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WOW, I thought what an impact this has had”

“Attempting something for the first time, I was nervous to begin the process, especially as it takes me forever to get ‘L’ to sleep. The thought of waking the child was a huge concern.  I found that within the first…

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It truly does create miracles in the lives of children and their parents.”

‘J’ has exhibited some excellent improvements and some outstanding breakthroughs not just at school, but in his home environment as well. I do believe a lot of it was related to his lack of confidence and lack of belief in…

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A huge believer in the SleepTalk “miracle”. 

“I have been doing SleepTalk with ‘D’ (9 years old) now for 6 months and I have a new boy! He is back to being my loving, caring and helpful son who has found his self-esteem and self-worth again. I…