Deep Talk Training Day 22nd April 2017

Deep Talk Training Day 22nd April 2017

Deep Talk – a perceptive adaptation of Godly Play
A training day for Godly Play storytellers to learn the method of Deep Talk with Rev Jeremy Clines (Sheffield, UK).

Deep Talk is “an adaptation of Godly Play … to help work communities develop in creative ways”
(Jerome Berryman, creator of Godly Play)

Saturday 22nd April 2017, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

Cost: $40 (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).
Copies of the Deep Talk scripts will also be available for purchase. Price TBC.


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Deep Talk…
— is being used with adults and youth, often in groups, but also one-to-one; those trained in Deep Talk are using it in work and business settings as well as in education, church and therapeutic contexts. So far this has especially been in Finland but now, also this is developing in the UK and the Netherlands. This is the first Deep Talk training day offered in Australia.

Deep Talk…
— takes a number of Godly Play principles and some Godly Play stories—along with some new stories—and adapts these for a spiritual process suitable to secular and religious settings, to help groups consider their organisation’s / workplace’s vision, mission, issues or challenges. This has been used in Finland in secular and church contexts usually with existing adult teams (such as a staff team).

Deep Talk sessions…
—similarly to Godly Play—begin with the making of a circle; the showing of a story; and the wondering time; but then everyone changes places and a dialogue game is played, arising from the story: when the group explores their work and life together. Then a celebration and chance to say farewell.

This Training Day…
– Is suitable for Godly Play storytellers who have completed 3-day Core Training and have some experience in practicing Godly Play.

During the day (9am-5pm) we will explore the principles and methods of Deep Talk by working with some familiar and new stories that are central to Deep Talk. By the end of the day it is hoped participants will be ready to start using Deep Talk themselves, if the day is used in conjunction with reference to Tuula Valkonen’s ‘Deep Talk’ book as well as linking into the online space for Deep Talkers which is a route into supplementary resources and a network of others discovery this effective tool for teams, groups and in therapeutic dialogue and spiritual accompaniment.


Jeremy Clines was the first UK Godly Play storyteller trained by the designer of Deep Talk, Tuula Valkonen, in this method. Since then Jeremy has helped organise five UK training events led by Tuula, in Deep Talk. Through this Jeremy has begun working with Tuula in leading Deep Talk training in the UK and helping with translations of her newer stories and is helping establish an online international network of Deep Talkers. Jeremy is the Anglican chaplain at the University of Sheffield.