What is SleepTalk® For Children?

SleepTalk® for Children is a methodology for building your child's self-esteem that is extremely simple for parents to learn and use with benefits that have often been described as miraculous.

The concept was originally created by hypnotherapist and psycho-nutrition educator Joane Goulding to assist her daughter Michelle who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and dyspraxia. The SleepTalk® for Children process assisted Michelle to grow into adulthood feeling secure and loved with a positive "I'm OK" attitude which has remained with her throughout and well beyond her childhood years.

Over the past thirty years the concept has been further refined and developed into a successful methodology that has helped numerous families to create empowering relationships within the home environment and given hundreds of children the most precious gift of self-love and self-esteem.

The SleepTalk Process

The SleepTalk® for Children process is a beautifully simple process that takes only a few minutes of your time to use with your child each day.

The process involves talking to your child during a specific stage of his or her sleep cycle which research has identified as being an optimal state for "subconscious" learning and this state of consciousness, when the conscious mind is asleep but the subconscious mind is aware, provides a unique opportunity for very specific messages to be fully accepted and believed by your child at a deeper subconscious level.

Using very precise language tailored to your child's specific needs and the correct tone of voice during this optimal stage of your child's sleep cycle enables you as the parent to empower your child to overcome a wide range of issues which may be of particular concern and/or to achieve self-confidence and inner strength regardless of what each day brings.

This process is safe, ethical and non-invasive, and it works if you follow it as taught and stick with it.

SleepTalk Children Age Group

The Goulding SleepTalk® is designed for children 1-13 years. However, it has been proven effective for teens 13-16 years, particularly where developmental, physical, or emotional delays are present.

What kinds of symptoms can be helped


Sibling rivalry, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Bullying, Confidence


Study, Concentration, Attitude, Communication, Achievements


Nail Biting, Asthma, Skin disorders, Eating


Enuresis, Pooing



Nightmares and terrors, Fear of sleeping alone


Choosing not to speak, Stuttering, Dribbling, Mumbling


Autism, Aspergers, AD(H)D.


Benefits of SleepTalk® for Children

Benefits For Child:
  • Improved behaviour
  • Increased self-confidence, inner strength and resilience
  • Better health and well-being
  • Enhances ability to cope with change
  • Increased enjoyment of school
  • Strengthens ability to remain calm
  • Cessation of bed-wetting, nail-biting etc.


Benefits For Family:
  • Build a happy, calmer home environment
  • Better relationships
  • Less family tension and fights
  • Empowers parents to help their children
  • Less sibling rivalry and more cohesive family unit


"I started Sleep Talk training with my two young daughters, aged 2 & 5, around 4 weeks ago. I am thrilled with several changes I have noticed since beginning. My youngest has shown more resilience in public, is adapting better to sharing, and to being left with other caregivers. We have had significantly less temper outbursts. If an outburst does occur she is much more manageable. No longer are they “stand offs” rather more about her requiring an explanation and or a rationalization that makes sense to her. I am so proud of her and her advancements.

My oldest now runs into her classroom, where previously she cried and begged me not to send her 3 to 4 out of 5 days a week. She admits she now likes dance class, which she had previously resisted. Most significantly she is requesting her pacifier (I know she’s 5, we are working on it, her pacifier is literally her security blanket) only at bedtime or sporadically after school, previously she would request them non stop while at home. I am also very happy to have taken proactive and potentially preventative measures to help my children, before starting Sleep Talk training with the girls I was completely unsure of how I could help them with some of their struggles. I fell very pleased to now be able to provide them with the strength and self confidence they deserve. I too feel more confident, knowing that I am giving them more then I previously was able to."

- Lorna S.

"As the parent of a 10 year-old child with autism, I found a marked improvement in my daughter's level of self-acceptance, personal interactions with family members, and compliance with day-to-day responsibilities - all of which I noticed after using SleepTalk for only 6 weeks! Transitions are moother and result in less meltdowns than in the past. Morning and bedtime routines have become easier. Sibling rivalry has decreased between the girls and usually I no longer need to step in every time when they fall out with each other. Their sharing is much improved. I am excited about these changes as they are a benefit to the whole family."

- Chaia R.

"SleepTalk has been remarkable for my little boy, who was always angry/grumpy/moody, not sleeping well, felt unsafe etc. to become so happy, resilient, positive and far less anxious - this happened over night! I had exhausted all avenues in regards to find a solution to making him better and feel so relieved to finally find the key to his issues. I still do not know why he was the way he was as we have tried to be good parents over the years but we are grateful to have a much more harmonious household! Now I see this is what having children should be like. Thank you again."

"Within two weeks of starting the Goulding SleepTalk Process, my children had shown remarkable improvement. My youngest was no longer waking up with night terrors; she was sleeping the entire night in her own bed! My oldest was no longer angry each morning; she was waking up happy and content! They were no longer fighting with each other all day long. Both children started to improve in school, and by the end of the school year were earning A's and B's. It still brings tears to my eyes to think about how simple and impactful just 2 minutes a night could be."

About Instructor

Beryl Comar

Upcoming Workshop


03 March 2018


10 am - 12.30 pm


A-13A-5, Northpoint, Mid Valley City
No. 1, Medan Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

  • This workshop is SleepTalk® Trainnig Level 1
  • Health Essentials Asia reserves the right to change schedule/venue of event whenever deemed necessary.

Normal Registration

MYR 350 per person
MYR 600 per couple

Early Bird Discount

MYR 250 per person
MYR 450 per couple

  • Early bird discount: Submission of Registration with payment before 31-01-2018.
  • No cancellation; but we allow substitution if you are unable to attend.