Do you experience anxiety or worry? Is stress getting in the way of your daily life and goals? Do you feel like you are the only one suffering? You are not alone.

Waves of Change is aimed toward women* 19+ who identify anxiety as a barrier in their lives and are looking to develop resources and coping strategies to help them manage anxiety and stress. This program fosters positive mental health through a group counselling program based in the outdoors. It takes a holistic health perspective and builds resiliency and skills which can hopefully be integrated into the women’s lives moving forward.

Spanning over a 5-month time period, we will incorporate social support, personal goal setting, psycho-education, and mindfulness activities through bi-weekly group meetings (2 times per month) as well as a 2- day wilderness therapy adventure at the end of May. Each month, we will explore a different nature-based activity such as hiking, voyager canoeing, Equine-Assisted learning, Yoga and more.

In addition, one monthly individual counselling session will be available to each participant to help transfer learning from group process to each individual’s personal context and needs.

Unfortunately, there is no transportation available. Participants must find their own way to program locations. Criteria for the program are that you must be over 19 years of age, female-identified, and physically able to hike and play in nature.

*WOC is also open to non-binary identifying people. We strive to make our programs accessible, safe and welcoming for all people regardless of gender expression, sexual orientation, race, etc. Please reach out if you have questions or ways we can better support you.


Thursdays, 9:30am-2pm: February 15, February 29, March 28, April 25

Tuesdays, 6pm-8:30pm: March 12, April 9, May 7

The Weekend (time TBD): May 25-26

Please join one of our online informations sessions for more information!

6pm-7pm on Monday November 27, Tuesday December 19, or Tuesday January 9

Email zahura@humannaturecounselling for the Zoom link.


Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Full payment for the group program is due upon registration. If this is not possible, we offer payment plans. Just contact our Program Manager, Zahura, for more information at [email protected]!

Your program spot is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or a no-show leaves a hole in the program that another client could have filled.

  • Any cancellations made up to four weeks ahead of the program start date will receive a full refund.
  • Any cancellations made within the four weeks ahead of the program start date will receive a 50% refund, unless the spot can be filled, in which case, a full refund minus a 5% administration fee will be offered.
  • No refunds will be made for missed days after the program has started.

For further questions about our Group Programs, please contact Zahura at [email protected].


Program Information


Bi-Weekly Tuesdays & Thursdays starting February 15, 2024


Thursdays, 9:30am-2pm: February 15, February 29, March 28, April 25 ||| Tuesdays, 6pm-8:30pm: March 12, April 9, May 7 ||| The weekend: May 25-26


Various locations around the Cowichan Valley

Program Facilitators

Sarah Duncan (MA, RCC) & Teresa Winter (RTC)


Pay what you can: $80-$800 (please note, this program will still be heavily subsidized thanks to our generous donors. If you are unable to pay at this time, please let us know and we will work something out. We do not want finances to be a barrier.)

Registration Information

Waves of Change Referral Form 2024

Please complete this referral form to express your interest in the Waves of Change program: