This is the page for Developing Deep Talk training.
Currently in English language there are two types of training being offered.
a) Developing Deep Talk training provided by an international network of Deep Talk trainers, facilitators and guides.
b) ‘Story and Play’ Deep Talk training explained in depth on a whole page of this site, provided by Deep Talk trainers in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany and Belgium via a not-for-profit organisation called OutoftheBox Training. Training is face to face and online
Please read to the end of this page for a full explanation of a) Developing Deep Talk training. For those interested in experiencing Deep Talk more first, ask our online community when a Deep Talk course is happening near you, or consider requesting a course to take place in your local area.
Developing Deep Talk
There are currently three training courses being planned, in English, for 2023, one to take place in Sheffield, one in London and one in Dublin.
The course is called Developing Deep Talk is a two-day training (plus a follow-up, Yihaa half-day) and provides a comprehensive exploration and equipping for practicing Deep Talk (more briefly described here).
Forthcoming Training in London and Sheffield and Dublin
Postponed but to happen in 2023, provisionally in London SW7, register your interest on this form, please!
New and in the planning for 2023, provisionally at the University of Sheffield, register your interest on this form, please!
New and in the planning for 2023, provisionally at Dublin City University, register your interest on this form, please!
— 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.
*Deep Talk method*
— 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 development*
— began in Finland with Tuula Valkonen, but now this is developing in the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa, Namibia and Australia. Since 2016 several trainings in Deep Talk have taken place in Sheffield, England and this is the latest one, led by Jeremy Clines. It will be for a group of up to eight people, so please book straight away if you are interested.
*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.
*Developing Deep Talk training*
This two day training led by Deep Talk Trainers and is a comprehensive exploration and equipping for practicing Deep Talk. Experience in Godly Play is helpful but not essential.
*Further details about Developing Deep Talk training*
This is a 15 hour course across two days, with a total cost of £150 (for the two days) including lunch and refreshments. There will then be a further half day course, which will happen occasionally, for a further £50 for those wanting to complete the training.