Deep Talk Introduction

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.

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.


Deep Talk Intro sessions coming soon.

Expressions of interest welcome.


Manly UC, 4 West Promenade, Manly (a few blocks from buses and ferry)


$20 per person for Deep Talk introductions – payment in cash at the door

About the trainers

Judyth Roberts is the first Deep Talk trainer in Australia. She was trained by the designer of Deep Talk, Tuula Valkonen, and Jeremy Clines in this method.  Jeremy has provided several training events with Judyth, in Deep Talk.

Carolyn Handley is a trained Deep Talk facilitator and Life Coach in Australia, and is helping to establish an Australian network of Deep Talkers.

Godly Play Australia is part of an international network of people exploring the possibilities of Deep Talk in many settings.

Expressions of Interest

Please email Judyth Roberts at

  • your interest in a Deep Talk Intro session
  • your name
  • Have you completed Godly Play Core Training?
  • Any dietary requirements?