Developing Deep Talk, 15–16 November 2019, Dublin 9
This is a reservation form to complete your booking for Developing Deep Talk Training. Numbers are limited, so please await confirmation of your reservation before being sure your place has been secured. Securing your place requires you making a payment via BACS, or some method of international money transfer.

*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. More info is available at

*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, will be led by Jeremy Clines (and one other trainer as yet to be confirmed). 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.

*Deep Talk training*
This two day training—led by Prof. Cora O'Farrell (Deep Talk Trainer and Asst. Professor in Education) and Revd Dr Jeremy Clines (Deep Talk Trainer, Sheffield, UK)—is a comprehensive exploration and equipping for practicing Deep Talk. Experience in Godly Play is helpful but not essential.

*Developing Deep Talk*
This is a 15 hour course across two days, with a cost of £150 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.

*Training Dates*
Day 1: Friday 15 November 2019; 09:45h – 17:45h (arrivals from 09:15h for refreshments).
Day 2: Saturday 16 November; 08:45h – 16:45h (arrivals from 08:15h for refreshments).
Venue: St Patrick's Campus, Dublin City University, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
(Future trainings are planned and can be viewed here: )

Group size: maximum 16 persons.
Cost: £150 for the 2 day course.
Food and refreshments will be provided.

After you have completed this form, we will email you with instructions on how to make your payments (using BACS or international money transfer). Once payment has been made we will confirm your place. You will be sent further details about the day 2 weeks before it starts.

To register your interest in receiving training in Deep Talk at a later date please email Jeremy:

The registration fee is non-refundable 28 days before the course, except if we have to cancel the event. Please note on rare occasions, due to low numbers, courses are cancelled at late notice. You would be notified of a cancellation due to low numbers 14 days before the course begins.

*Jeremy Clines*
Learned the Deep Talk method from the deviser of Deep Talk, Tuula Valkonen, when visiting Finland in January 2016 and is now into his fourth year as a Deep Talk practitioner. Jeremy has led several training courses in Deep Talk and facilitates spirituality days in Deep Talk as well as using Deep Talk in secular, university, church, youth, one-to-one and crisis settings.

*Cora O'Farell*Cora is academically experienced in methods and principles of education and also a practitioner, in the Christian education, of Godly Play. Cora met Tuula and attended training in Deep Talk 3 years ago, since when she has been offering Deep Talk sessions with colleagues and students and for improved dialogue in higher education.

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The location is St Patrick's Campus, Dublin City University, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
The campus is served by frequent buses from both the City Centre and the Airport.
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There are many options for accommodation. Dublin City University's sometimes offer accommodation (via DCU Rooms) and the nearest hotel is Skylon.
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