Human-Nature Counselling and Consulting


Nature’s Way through Worry

A 7-week nature-based therapy group for children, ages 10-13, who want to transform their relationship with anxiety.
Wednesdays, April 12 to May 24th, 2017, 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Government House Gardens, 1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, BC
$295 + gst

Registration Open Now!

Through a combination of play, experiential learning, and mindfulness in nature, this group focuses on enhancing children’s strengths and resources to take charge of anxiety and redefine its impact on their life.

Each week the youth will have the opportunity for positive and fun group experiences, and will develop and deepen their connection with the natural world through games, sensory awareness activities, and solo time amongst the Garry Oak meadow.  Through Narrative and Cognitive-Behavioural approaches, we aim to help the youth understand how worry functions in their mind/bodies, and to explore various strategies for coping with anxiety when it shows up. 

The group will be facilitated by Autumn Garnett, Registered Clinical Counsellor. She will also be supported by excellent volunteers. We aim to always have a minimum ratio of 1:5 on site (maximum group size is 10 participants). 

** This program takes place entirely outdoors, rain or shine!  The kids are expected to show up with appropriate clothing for our West Coast weather. We will only cancel in the case of extreme wind/rain.  Also, parents/guardians are expected to attend the second half of the final program day on May 24th. 

To register and hold a spot in the program:

  • contact Shelley Brown at Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre 250.361.0732
  • questions about the program can be directed to
  •  Some extended health benefit plans may reimburse the cost of the program. Please consult your provider, and notify us at registration if you require a receipt for reimbursement.