Over 5 sessions the Quiet25 course takes you on a journey through a range of contemplative exercises and practices in the exploration of silence: introducing groups to the experience of silence together in natural surroundings and exploring the physical, mental health and spiritual benefits of taking a regular time of quiet in nature.
“I am delighted to see the launch of Quiet25 – it provides a thoughtful, accessible, and refreshing exploration of the journey into silence, of equal help to groups and individuals navigating the elements of contemplative prayer and practice, whether familiar with the silent land or having never ventured there before…”
Dr Rowan Williams, from the Foreword
The Quiet25 Leader’s Guide is designed to help you run a 5-week course with an existing group, or a group gathered especially for the course (we suggest a group of 8-16 people gather together weekly). Alternatively it can be used as the basis for a one-day course or individual workshops.
The format makes it an ideal course of study for a weekly group meeting of an hour and a half in length, and includes discussion questions, group and individual exercises, as well as tasks and practices for participants to try on their own, between sessions.
There is also an accompanying Participant’s Guide available for you to download and print.
A sample of the Leader’s Guide is provided below
Order a copy of the Quiet25 Leader’s Guide
You can buy the Quiet25 Leader’s Guide as an e-book (£3) and printed booklet (£6 – includes postage and copy of e-book):
To order the e-book or printed booklet online select booklet type below and click ‘Buy Now’. Once you have been through the PayPal checkout process click on ‘Return to Merchant’ and you will be redirected here to download your copy of the e-book.
To order copies of the printed booklet by post send a cheque for £6 (per copy), payable to ‘The Quiet Garden Trust’, along with your name and address to: Quiet Garden Trust, Copse End, Copse Lane, Jordans, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2TA, UK
SAMPLE of Leader’s Guide (including Session 1)Quiet25 Leaders Guide e-book SAMPLE
About the authors
Matt Freer is the Project Manager for the Quiet Garden Movement. He lives on the edge of the Black Mountains, nurturing space for holidays, retreats and workshops that connect with nature at Warmth & Wonder.
Tina Jefferies is a Trustee of the Quiet Garden Movement, Host of Sanctum Quiet Garden and author of How to Find Peacefulness (Hodder & Stoughton). She is an experienced writer and facilitator in education, qualified development coach and lecturer, and trained in counselling and lay Anglican ministry development.
We hope you decide to use the Leader’s Guide to run the Quiet25 Course – and welcome your feedback.