Joane Goulding

The Founder

Joane is the founding director to the Goulding institute and developed the SleepTalk® protocol almost 50 years ago to assist her daughter Michelle.

Since 1974 Joane has specialized in the biopsychosocial aspect of stress and mind management.

She is an engaging international keynote speaker who has delivered papers at conferences around the world discussing the Goulding Process – SleepTalk®. This protocol provides 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 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.

For over 20 years Joane was a Director 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. She was the author of the 2 year government accredited Diploma of Health: Clinical Hypnotherapy and is currently registered on the Australian National Hypnotherapy Register.

Her other professional qualifications span the areas of Education and Training/Supervision, Counselling, Psychotherapy, and 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. 

2011: Awarded "Hypnotherapist Emeritus" by the PCHA.

2016: Awarded the International Clinical hypnosis Hall of Fame Award by IACT in the USA.

Joane is an international lecturer, a published author and creator of the Goulding SleepTalk® for Children process. She has been an invited guest speaker in the China, UK, USA, Singapore and NZ.

Reference courtesy of home site of SleepTalk® and the ultimate authority on The Goulding SleepTalk® process developed by Joane Goulding in the 1970’s.