Finding Your Quiet Space

FindingYourQuietSpace-2Finding your Quiet Space in the ordinary / everyday life

Where is your quiet space? A sit spot under a tree, a bench in a quiet garden, a walk in your local park?
This exercise enables us to explore what makes our ideal quiet spaces, how we can create (or find) them and what we can do to help ourselves spend time there.

DOWNLOADS

Leaders Notes – For those leading the exercise with a group. Booklet designed to be printed double sided (along short edge) on A4 paper and folded to A5

Handout – A5 handout designed to be printed double sided (along short edge) on A4 paper and cut to A5

AUDIO

Audio of the exercise for use as an individual.

Copyright © Quiet Garden Movement | Version: May 2016

LEADERS NOTES

Leaders-Notes-Finding-Your-Quiet-Space

 

HANDOUT

Handout-Finding-Your-Quiet-Space

 

SUGGESTED FURTHER READING

Matt Freer, The Power of Nature Connection to Change the World in Bruce Stanley & Steve Hollinghurst (2014) Earthed – Christian perspectives on nature connection [Mystic Christ Press]

Bruce Stanley (2013) Forest Church – Afield guide to nature connection for groups and individuals [Mystic Christ Press]

Richard Louv (2005) Last Child in the Woods and (2011) The Nature Principle – Human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder [Algonquin Books]

Niki Harré (2012) Psychology for a better world – Strategies to Inspire Sustainability [This book can be downloaded at http://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-staff/academic-staff/niki-harre/psychologyforabetterworld.html]

 

FOOTNOTES (from Leaders Notes)

[1] See Chapter 21 of Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods (2005) and Edward Hoffman, Visions of innocence – Spiritual and Inspirational Experiences of Childhood (1992)

[2] Cecily Maller et al (2005) Healthy nature healthy people: ‘contact with nature’ as an upstream health promotion intervention for populations, Oxford University Press. See http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/1/45.full

[3] http://www.theguardian.com/news/oliver-burkeman-s-blog/2014/jan/21/spending-time-nature-mental-health

[4] Niki Harré (2012) Psychology for a better world – Strategies to Inspire Sustainability. This book can be downloaded at http://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-staff/academic-staff/niki-harre/psychologyforabetterworld.html

[5] Yogendra, 1958; cited in Cecily Maller et al (2005) Healthy nature healthy people: ‘contact with nature’ as an upstream health promotion intervention for populations, Oxford University Press. See http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/1/45.full

[6] Furnass, 1979; cited in Cecily Maller et al (2005) Healthy nature healthy people: ‘contact with nature’ as an upstream health promotion intervention for populations, Oxford University Press. See http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/1/45.full

[7] C L E Rohde and A D Kendle (1994) Human well-being, natural landscapes and wildlife in urban areas – A review, English Nature – see http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/2320898

[8] http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/mar/16/this-column-change-life-nature-nurture

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