Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Diane Gillespie, Educational Psychologist, Author, and Philanthropist - Episode 1075


Diane Gillespie is an Educational Psychologist, Author, and Philanthropist. She is the author of  Stories for Getting Back to Sleep.

Diane is an Emerita Professor of Community Psychology from the University of Washington Bothell. She used her knowledge and understanding of stories to craft sleep scenarios designed to help people fall back to sleep in the middle of the night.

Stories for Getting Back to Sleep is available in paperback, Kindle, and as an audiobook. 16 stories in all, they’re set in relaxing places conducive to sleep: cozy mountain cabins, luxurious spas, a tropical beach, an overstuffed chair in a Victorian Bed and Breakfast.

In each story, the character secures their surroundings. Then through the process of attending to peaceful details in the setting, they relax their body until they’re sound asleep.

Listeners are encouraged to remember the sequence of events so that in the darkness they can crawl back into bed, pull up their covers, imagine themselves in the stories, and go back to sleep.


Diane is also a volunteer and advocate for the nonprofit, Tostan (Tostan.org), whose vision and mission is to empower communities to develop and achieve their vision for the future and inspire large-scale movements leading to dignity for all. Proceeds from the sale of 'Getting Back to Sleep" are donated to Tostan.

Click here to learn more about Diane on her website.

Click here to find Stories for Getting Back to Sleep on Amazon.

Click here to find the Stories for Getting Back to Sleep Facebook page.

Click here to connect with Diane on LinkedIn.

Click here to learn more about Tostan.

The SuccessInSight Podcast is a production of Fox Coaching, Inc. and First Story Strategies.

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