Joane Goulding


In 1974 Joane Goulding created the Sleeptalk® Process (now the Goulding Sleeptalk Method®) and later when owner of The Goulding Institute, received membership with the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) and accreditation as an approved training organization with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) and an approved instructor and certified trainer with IACT. During that time the professional training was accredited by IACT and in 2016 Joane was awarded: The 2016 International Hypnotherapy Hall of Fame Award.

Professional training was established in 1979 and Joane travelled extensively around the world sharing her knowledge at international conferences, training professional consultants and trainers.

Joane is an engaging, passionate and experienced professional psychotherapist and speaker. She loved sharing the Goulding Method with as many as she possibly could. She travelled throughout the world, explaining the Goulding Method to parents, families, psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners and professionals from many allied health fields.

A published author with qualifications in Psycho-nutrition, Training, Assessment and Education, Supervision and Clinical Hypnotherapy, Joane’s speaking and training commitments enable her to share this proven safe method. It establishes a sense of emotional intelligence, loving attachment and acceptance for our future generations.

Although retired from international training, Joane is still available for private appointments and supervision of training and is currently a Consultant to the Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA) and is recognized as one of Australia’s experts. Joane is currently the sponsor of the Goulding Consultants International Register.

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The Goulding Sleeptalk Method professional training is about helping children build confidence and emotional resilience. The Method has been professionally recognised by many national and international associations and training bodies. For example: The Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists (AACHP); Clinical Hypnosis Australia, The International Goulding Method Association (IGMA); the world wide Hypnobirthing Association, the International Hypnosis Federation (IHF), the Guild of Australian Hypnotherapists (GoAH) and the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association (AHA).

In addition all registered endorsed graduates have been assessed as competent. The professional training qualification has been recognised for Ongoing Professional Development (OPD) and Continuing Education Points (CEP) by numerous organisations and associations.


Keynote Speaker

Joane has been a Keynote Speaker both nationally and internationally. She has presented and published numerous papers, articles and authored many accredited training courses. She is accredited in Training and Assessment strategies, and for many years an Orthomolecular specialist and author of the published paper: The use of the Hoffer and Osmond Diagnostic Test (HOD) in Hypnosis. Published: The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Vol. 1, No. 1, (October 1986)