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Creating Confident Kids


Empower YOUR child 

while they sleep...


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Do you want your child, or children, to be happy and positive? Make their way in the world with confidence? Get on with their siblings, and others? Be able to cope with issues and problems easily? Do their very best in whatever they do?

If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, or you are concerned in any way about your child(ren), their behaviour, their learning, how they are sleeping or interact with others, etc. then this programme - the Goulding Process - SleepTalk™ for Children is for you!   This is how you can help Create Confident Kids!

It is for any child - with or without difficulties or issues -  it is a very gentle way to enhance your child’s self-esteem, make their lives more positive and build that bond between you.

This process is suitable for any child up to the age of puberty (approximately), yes even babies and toddlers. Some parents have used this process with babies while still in the womb! As this is where they start learning sounds and language.  That is why it is so important to talk to your baby before it is born.  You can have a profound influence on your baby. This research article (about how babies learn language) points out "The mother has first dibs on influencing the child's brain." 

The process is about developing your child's emotional resilience, the mind's firewall, which protects against negative suggestions; much like a firewall on a computer protects it from outside interference and damage. This process will help strengthen that 'firewall'.

It’s about fertilising your child’s mind with the power of the positive, and giving your child the greatest gift of all: an attitude of happiness and confident self-esteem.  You have only to read the testimonials to understand that.

Most of us would agree that it is difficult for children to confidently deal with issues in their life if they are anxious, fearful, unhappy, or even believe they are unloved or unlovable.  Even very young children can be anxious without us realising, except by their negative behaviour or disturbed sleeping habits.

Children trying to cope with bullying or bed-wetting , for example, can be anxious, sad, and lack self-confidence. Children given the label ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) etc. may, in fact, be trying to deal with their world and their family.

Issues and problems can occur with children in any family, and suggestions accepted as truth become part of the belief system of their subconscious minds.  Younger children are especially vulnerable, accepting negative suggestions with the same energy as positive ones. If your child’s belief structure is one based largely on fear or lack of confidence, a feeling of rejection or inadequacy, the ensuing decisions made by their sub-conscious mind will reflect those beliefs.

Even if your child seems well balanced and doing well with everything in their life... giving them positive reinforcement with SleepTalk can only be beneficial.  
The Goulding SleepTalk™ process...  
  • is a safe, ethical and non-intrusive process suitable for any family and lasts for life.

  • empowers parents* to help their children to achieve self-confidence and inner strength

  • empowers parents* to give their children positive suggestions to help with general and specific issues in their lives.

  • Children’s health care professionals have been using the Goulding SleepTalk™ process for over 30 years.

  • gives parents* a second chance to undo (possible) harms caused by unkind words they may have said to their children.

What sort of the issues can SleepTalkTM help...

Below is just some of the many areas in a child's life that parents can work with, helping create an environment in which their child’s self-esteem and confidence flourish…

  • Education, learning, study, recall, etc
  • Anger, aggression & bullying
  • Sibling rivalry, family enjoyment, etc.
  • Bedwetting / Nail biting / etc
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Fear, anxiety, and phobias
  • Sleeping, eating and weight issues
  • ADHD, etc. 
  • Health and physical ability
  • Plus much more

In today’s challenging times, the SleepTalk™ process also instills resilience, giving children the confidence to say ”no” when that is appropriate. It helps to develop the positive relationships that parents want with their children – relationships that can permeate through the entire family.

At Alpha Hypnosis, Susan Wood is the SleepTalk consultant, and she works with you guiding you through the process. The programme starts with four sessions.  This includes completing a comprehensive assessment at each session, so you can gauge the progress your child makes as you go through the programme.  Every child and his or her progress are different, so it is not possible to give an exact number of sessions required. 

More than one child?  We suggest you use it with all your children if possible. If you have more than two children that you want to use the SleepTalk™  process with,  additional children can be discussed although this may require a session longer than the 1½ hours usually allowed for the first session. This is because an assessment is completed for each child.  Please mention  if more than two when booking your first appointment. This may also increase the programme fee.

* Both parents if possible, or legal carers, are encouraged to attend the sessions.  

Some of the information on this page has been edited from the Goulding Process - SleepTalk™ for Children the official web-site on 10/10/14


Sue Wood - March 2016Sue Wood


Empower your child now...
Contact Sue to make an appointment, or if you have a query. 

Sue is one of only two Goulding SleepTalk Trainers in New Zealand
(the other is Alpha's Roger Saxelby)

Check here for Sue's listing as an Accredited SleepTalkTM Consultant
Check here for Roger's listing as an Accredited SleepTalkTM Consultant

Not in Auckland? Sessions can easily be conducted with you via Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts, etc. O
r you can check out the list of SleepTalkTM  Consultants in New Zealand.

If you are a hypnotherapist, or work in a field that deals with children (child health, CYFS, teacher, etc) you may be interested in learning more about training to be a Certified Goulding SleepTalk™ Consultant. Contact Sue for priority notification of the next training. This training can also be completed by Skype*.

Want a Consultant somewhere else, or maybe another country? Please go to the SleepTalkTM Consultant's home page and select the country

*Broadband/fast Internet access, Skype, a microphone, and camera will be required on your computer.

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