Deep Sea Diving by Hannah Sun-Reid

Deep Sea Diving

Exploring the process of therapy within the DDP Model


“I love stories, especially picture book stories. Working with children and families has taught me to share information in an explicit and clear manner. Metaphors add visual interest to complicated information. In my years of providing training and supervision, I have noticed that many have fallen in love with the DDP model, but sometimes unsure of the sequence or the process of the DDP therapy. This has prompted me to create some explicit steps to explain DDP therapy. Of course, I cannot just use written words, I must tell a story, using swimming and diving as the metaphor. Voila! The story of Deep-Sea Diving was born.

This book is for children, parents, carers, and clinicians. It is organized to read as a child’s version, or as an adult version with the “Parent Corner”. I hope the story will help anyone, who has learned DDP, to understand it from a lighter perspective. Enjoy!

Special Note: this book does not only contain my initial story idea, but it is also the result of many hours of dedicated and talented work of my support team. Please respect the copyright of the work.”
– Hannah Sun-Reid


You may download a copy of Deep Sea Diving for Personal Use Only, this is non-transferable. You may not use the PDF for commercial purposes, or republish or reproduce it without prior written permission from Hannah Sun-Reid. Please do NOT share the PDF file directly, but instead share this webpage URL and include the following attribution: Deep Sea Diving © Hannah Sun-Reid, 2021. All rights reserved.

Download Deep Sea Diving PDF eBook

Please submit this form to download the Deep Sea Diving PDF eBook in English and Simplified Chinese, our Privacy Policy explains how we process your details.

Your email(Required)
PDF Language(Required)
Newsletter sign-up
Please check your mailbox for your double opt-in confirmation email. Please see our Privacy Policy.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

**This site uses reCAPTCHA v3 to protect our forms against spam and automated abuse.


“Deep Sea Diving, by Hannah Sun-Reid, is a lovely book for children, parents and therapists that helps them to understand the impact of trauma on children and their families…

Just as Bobbie learns to dive deeply into the sea and discovers the treasures that lie there, the child in therapy is able to discover that in DDP, diving into the trauma enables them to discover their strengths within the comfort of their loving parents. Through this engaging little book, Hannah shows us that the process of resolving a trauma, may become for a child a challenging adventure, not an ordeal.” – Dan Hughes, Founder of DDP

How to use

The PDF can be viewed in any good eBook or PDF reader application. Please refer to your device and/or app instructions for specific instructions. Best viewed on a tablet device or computer.


Publisher: Hannah Sun-Reid (Sep 2021)

Unless otherwise stated, copyright is held by the author(s) and/or publisher.