Deep Talk – Two Day Training

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 this is developing in the UK and the Netherlands. We are delighted that Rev Jeremy Clines has agreed to offer a Deep Talk Taster 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 work through issues or challenges, or consider their organisation’s vision or mission. Deep Talk has been used in Finland in secular and church contexts usually with existing adult teams (such as a staff team).

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


Wednesday April 3 and Thursday April 4, 2019

9.30am – 5pm both days

For Deep Talk Practitioners

Note: There is also a 1-day Deep Talk Coaching on Friday 5 April, for people who have already done Deep Talk training, on April 3-4 or last year.

For details, see


$400 per person
(includes: course materials, and a catered –
morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea on each day).

To Register?


Uniting Church Centre for Ministry

16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta

The trainers

Jeremy Clines was the first UK Godly Play storyteller trained by the designer of Deep Talk, Tuula Valkonen. Jeremy is the Anglican chaplain at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Judyth Roberts is the first Australian Godly Play trainer who is also trained to offer Deep Talk training. Judyth travels throughout Australia, offering training in Godly Play, and more recently also in Stories for the Soul and Deep Talk.