Research Report into SleepTalk™
By John S. Cheetham, Consulting Psychologist
Research into the Benefits of the Goulding Process – SleepTalk™ for Children.
"Our organisation was commissioned by Joane Goulding to conduct research into the outcomes and effectiveness of their product: The Goulding Process – SleepTalk™ for Children. Over a period of some months we studied the history of SleepTalk™, monitored the progress of children involved in SleepTalk™ and received ongoing feedback from parents by way of self-administered questionnaires.
Our research into the process began with a discussion of SleepTalk™ with its creator, Joane Goulding, and continued through the briefing of the program’s facilitators and support staff. Observations made over this period suggest a long history and much experience has led to the inception of SleepTalk for Children™.
A major component of our evaluation of SleepTalk™ for Children was an international literature search into the theoretical basis of the process. The outcomes of this aspect of our research are outlined in this report.
Conclusion from Study:
The evidence supporting the Goulding SleepTalk™ for Children process is consistent. Historical research has demonstrated that the principles, upon which SleepTalk™ is based, are important determinants of behaviour in childhood, adolescence and in some cases, adulthood.
Our own empirical study into the effectiveness of SleepTalk™ has brought about promising initial results. The vast majority of parents have observed noticeable changes in their children after relatively short periods of time. Finally, the parents themselves have also been motivated to provide anecdotal evidence as to the benefits of SleepTalk™.
SleepTalk™ seems to be an extremely simple and effective process that has been seen by parents to benefit many children in their everyday lives and will hopefully continue to do so.
SleepTalk™ for Children Affected by the Black Saturday Bushfires
This document by Karin Plummer BHSci (Nurs), GDip Nurs, MSciM (Pain Mgmt) Dip Health (Clinical Hypnotherapy) reports on a project to evaluate a pilot study utilising the SleepTalk™ for Children process to promote emotional resilience in children following the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria.
SleepTalk for Children – Promoting emotional resilience following the Black Saturday bushfires.
Conclusions from the study:
The Goulding SleepTalk™ for Children program is a safe, effective and easy process that can be utilised to promote emotional resilience in children who have experienced stress, anxiety and trauma.
SleepTalk™ for Children empowers both the parent and child, improving the bond and communication between them, therefore helping to stabilise the family unit.
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