My Sleeptalk Story

Being a Clinical Hypnotherapist I am very aware of how the mind works. How we see the world around us very much comes from our own system of belief, it is the foundation of our subconscious mind.

In Clinical Hypnotherapy we work with older children and adults who want to change their life for the better, whether that be relieving anxiety, gain more self confidence, self esteem or to give up habits that have become undesirable.

So what about the younger kids, as a mum of a 4 year old son who had some really severe behaviours I was really frustrated, I knew that if only I could actually work with him on a subconscious level I might be able to effect a change, but he is just too young for hypnotherapy. So much to my frustration I had him at Doctors, Paedatricians, Psychologists, we even had to have him assessed at his day care centre because his behaviour had escalated to the point where they didn’t know what to do with him either. All of these things left us with no answers no results and even more frustration. We went through the stage of looking at if he had ADD, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers and Oppositional Defiance Disorder. What on earth is wrong with our child, my husband and I were at our wits end and just didn’t know what to do with him.

So what kind of behaviour issues did he have i hear you ask, especially if the above is sounding very familiar to you. He had what I can only describe as severe anger and rage, he would throw himself on the floor scream, cry, punch, kick, bite, hair pull, he would head butt the walls, floors, concrete, glass doors, windows, desks whatever happened to be close to him at the time of the explosion of anger. He started to withdraw, his affection disappeared he would defy us in everyway possible, just getting him dressed in the morning could turn into a 30-40min war with him running around the house in circles screaming at the top of his lungs.

So by now you might be thinking, they didn’t disapline him, let me tell you, my husband and I were both on the same page, we created very strong boundaries for our son, we did all the behaviour management techniques out there, we did the naughty corner, the sending to the bedroom, sitting on a chair every time out technique their was, we did charts, rewards, treats, we tried yelling, screaming then quiet voice, time in (where I would literally hug him and try and calm him down), we used distraction techiques, we tried talking to him about his behaviour and everything else that we read, got advised to try by all the Dr’s, Peadatricians & Psychologists.

My beautiful little boy had turned into a child who we just couldn’t reach and that’s when I found Sleeptalk.

I decided to take the course to become a consultant as I had heard some fabulous things about the process and to me the fact that it worked in the subconscious mind was music to my ears, finally a process where I can reach the subconscious and effect change, hey at this point I was willing to give anything ago.

What happened over the next 2 months not only shocked my husband and I but the people around us, our friends and family started noticing the HUGE and I mean HUGE change in our son.

The first change I saw happened only days after starting the Sleeptalk process, he seemed much calmer and things that would normally have set off an explosion didnt and if it did it was over in a matter of minutes, I remember one morning I had said to him “ok time to go and get dressed now” he looked at me and said “ok mum” and skipped down the hallway into his bedroom….ah hello who are you and what have you done with my son!!!!!!

The next change happened exactly 7 days after I had started the process, he came running down the hallway making squely noises as he often did when in a bad mood, I said to him “Are you going to be cranky today” he turns to me and says “No Mum I’m happy, today is a happy day”….now that might not seem all that significant but Today is a Happy Day is a statement that we use in the sleeptalk process, now of course it isn’t a statement that is ever made normally, people don’t walk around saying “Today is a Happy Day”, but my son 7 days after the Sleeptalk process begun verbalising to me something he has only ever heard in the Sleeptalk process at night when he is asleep. The message that was going into his sub-conscious mind at night had made its way into the conscious mind and was verbalised back to me…..OMG I was totally shocked, amazed, I cant tell you the feelings of relief and hope I had in that moment, I dropped to my kness and hugged my son and it was in that moment that I knew that this stuff works.

It has been months and months now since we started this journey and the changes just kept coming. I now have a little boy who is happy, who runs up to us and gives hugs, says “I love you” all the time, a little boy who we can take out for the day (this was impossible before), a little boy who is learning, who is reading and paying attention when we teach him things, a little boy who is playing and making friends with other kids (instead of hitting them over the head), a little boy who is polite who uses please and thank you. Now don’t get me wrong he still has his moments but they are few and far between and are in line with any 4 years olds behaviour now, that I can cope with!!!

The change in him is unbelievable and I am so grateful to Joane who developed the Sleeptalk process because I now have my beautiful little boy back and I now have the opportunity to help other parents out there that are stuggling with their children too, so whether your children have huge issues or just little ones or really none at all Sleeptalk is a powerful process, so powerful that this stuff should be sent home with all new mums, imagine a world full of children who know that they are loved unconditionally and who look at the world through eyes of positivity and self belief knowing that they are good enough, that they fit in and that they are OK.

Learn more about Sleeptalk Consultations and get your child involved today!