The Benefits of the SleepTalk® Program for Children
Have you felt your child could use some positivity in their lives? Maybe boost their self-esteem? Sounds like SleepTalk® might be the right thing to try.
Founder of the The SleepTalk® Institute and developed by Joane Goulding, educator and hypnotherapist, the Goulding SleepTalk® process is recognized by professional organizations and is accredited by IACT (The International Association of Counselors and Therapists), used for over 40 years and in 18 countries, and available in 9 languages.
You may be wondering, “What is SleepTalk®? It sounds like talking in your sleep.” I am here to tell you about this program, or rather a process, which is geared towards parents who wish to aid their children’s self-esteem in a non-invasive way.
What is SleepTalk®?
The number of children and adolescents being prescribed psycho-pharmaceutical medications has jumped between 2009-2012 in a study done by researchers at the University of Sydney. In the long term, these could have more negative effects than positive.
We now have a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical way to assist children in a few of their journeys to a more positive self-esteem, among other benefits.
SleepTalk® helps nestle positive thoughts, an attitude of happiness, and confident self-esteem into the mind of your child, through you, at bedtime. It can become a beneficial regular part of your family’s bedtime routine.
Think of it as like a home hypnotherapy, involving the part of the mind when your child’s conscious mind is sleeping while their subconscious is aware, for you to feed specific positive messages to them…and their mind fully accepts and believes them.
SleepTalk® is a tool taught to parents like you on how to work with your child’s mind while they are sleeping, so that when they wake, they have a more positive attitude and mindset.
It is designed for children 1-13, but in teens 13-16 it has also been found effective and helpful, especially for those with developmental, physical, or emotional delays.
SleepTalk® takes 8 weeks to three months to see changes in your child’s belief system for the “power of positive suggestion” to stick. You may notice subtle or dramatic changes. The basic first sessions or Foundation process creates self-esteem, which alone may be enough to solve any issues. For more complex cases, developmental issues, etc. your SleepTalk® package can be personalized based on the needs of your child and your new script will be implemented or created appropriately.
Joane Goulding originally created SleepTalk® to help her daughter Michelle, who has Cerebral Palsy, and other issues. Since its creation in 1970, the process has been further developed into a methodology helping many families worldwide create relationships with empowerment at home and giving many children the ability to cultivate within themselves self-love and self-esteem. No matter whether they have developmental issues, mental health issues, etc. or not, every child can benefit.
Benefits of SleepTalk®
For your child:
- Create a feeling of unconditional love
- Increased spirit
- Improve behaviour, concentration, and enjoy learning
- Improve health and well-being
- Improved family, teachers, peer relationships
- Greater attainment of potential
- Enhance confidence to help with peer pressure and bullying
For the family:
- Improve communication and relationships, less tension within the family
- Lower separation anxiety, less sibling rivalry
- Reduce need for help from specialist
- More positive home environment
Specific Issues that can be improved with help of SleepTalk®:
- Autism Spectrum behaviours
- Temper tantrums
- Nail biting and other nervous habits
- Fears and anxieties
- Poor eating habits
- A number of health issues with physiological factors such as asthma and various skin conditions
If you feel your child and family could benefit from SleepTalk®, don’t hesitate to contact me at Healing Soul Hypnosis with any questions or concerns. As a hypnotherapist who has been trained in the ways of the Goulding Process, I can help you assess what will work for your needs and from there we can come up with a plan of action.
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