Call for Papers: Journal of Deep Talk

An exciting broad and diverse Call for Papers has launched today for a new Journal of Deep Talk, which is a journal that many and any may want to contribute to, some contributions will be from those who practice Deep Talk, or facilitate, some will be academic, some will be new stories. Read on.

This new, broad project is to enable Deep Talk practitioners and researchers to publish in a generous, broad, diverse, inclusive and international open access online journal. The journal has a broad-based board representing many regions of the world. The journal’s design is to be of direct and immediate interest, relevance and usefulness to Deep Talk facilitators, those wanting to learn more about the method and those facilitating training in Deep Talk and those researching this kind of group work.

The journal will invite a diverse range of contributions; issues will contain a combination of Deep Talk stories, reflective practice narratives, case studies, academic articles, news and book reviews, spiritual writing and poetry. The call for contributions is always open.

New volumes will come out each calendar year, beginning in 2023. Each volume will usually consist of two issues—April (issue 1) and October (issue 2). This means that the call for papers will close for issue 1 on 31 January and for issue 2 on 31 July. 

Please read full details and respond to the Call for Papers.

Announcing the first deep talk conference, 08–09 September 2023

From Friday 08 September to Saturday 09 September a conference will take place for Deep Talk practice and theory. Save the date! This will take place in Sheffield, England. Bookings will open soon, please fill in this form to express an interest in the conference and to get email updates.


Conference dates: Friday 08 Sep 10am to Sat 09 Sep 4pm

Pre-conference day: Thursday 07 Sep

Developing in the Art of OutoftheBox course : Sunday 10 Sep

Practice, experience, dialogue, encounter, have a go and taking part in Deep Talk and dialogue with Deep Talk practitioners, find out how Deep Talk works in practice, for example:- in adult groups; in schools; with children and young people in diverse settings; in belief, no belief and religious settings; in chaplaincy centres; in social work; with those who are marginalised for reasons, for example of, poverty, health, age, disability, gender, race-inequality, sexuality; one-to-one work including spiritual accompaniment.

Sheffield, England.

Accommodation Accommodation including breakfast, provisional cost £50 per person per night.

Conference Fees Provisional Conference Fees including refreshments, lunch and dinner:- £125 for the two day conference 08 and 09 Sep; £25 for pre-conference day 07 Sep; £160 for post-conference course – Developing in the Art of OutoftheBox Book course here

Please fill in this form to express an interest in the conference and to get email updates

Our newly improved site

In April 2019 we updated our Deep Talk site for the international community and we have begun to advertise trainings in Deep Talk in the English language here.

This is all in addition to the huge amount of work Tuula Valkonen is doing with many others in Finland.

There is a new description about Deep Talk as well as the book about Deep Talk, which we are planning to replace in 2019.

One way to discover Deep Talk is simply to experience it and many dates will be advertised via our Communitylogo1, some examples, from Sheffield are listed here.