Hello! My name is Emma Goude.
I am an author and international award winning filmmaker and I came here to tell stories. I believe stories have the power to inspire transformation and healing in the world.
I have been on a journey to discover the gold inside of me, which is in each and ever one of us. I am here to shine that light onto the darkness and share my experiences with you.
It is a journey we must all take, eventually, so I invite you to join me and explore the possibilities of our expanding consciouness.
I started out as a filmmaker at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol in 1995. I believed documentaries had the power to inspire positive change in the world. My degree was in English and Psychology so I learned on the job. I went on to direct programmes for Discovery, National Geographic and Animal Planet among others. But ultimately I was not satisfied. Commissioning editors were chasing viewing figures and films about climate change were considered doom and gloom.
After a couple of episodes I was told were psychosis, I decided to explore what was ‘wrong with me’. I did a three year professional Shiatsu Practitioner training course. In actual fact, I discovered what was ‘right with me’ and learned that I was a Highly Sensitive Person. I am in touch with energetic and spiritual forces that are still not understood within the scientific world. I developed the self awareness and emotional intelligence to take better care of myself.
Award Winning Production Company
In 2008 I moved to Totnes, in Devon, where I set up Green Lane Films to help change makers get their message out into the world. I directed In Trantition and In Transition 2 for the Transition Network, which have been seen by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Green Lane Films won Best Online Production Company in 2018. My own film, Take Their Love, won two awards including Best Films at the ALIVE International Film Festival 2017.
Filming Open Dialogue
The NHS commissioned Green Lane Films to document their Open Dialogue training, which is a radical new approach to mental health that developed in Finland. It is this approach that I advocate for at the end of My Beautiful Psychosis. I am currently producing a documentary about Open Dialogue for the NHS to help implement this new for of treatment nationwide.
My first book, My Beautiful Psychosis: Making Sense of Madness was published by Aeon Books in 2020. It is now available as an AUDIOBOOK. Sign up for a FREE AUDIO SAMPLE.
My Next Book
I am currently living in Buenos Aires where I am following my passion for dancing tango and writing my next book, Tango, Camino, Romeo. It is a travel adventure and love quest all wrapped up in a spiritual odyssey.