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 (20-50 years old) 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 primarily 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 in June.  Each month we will explore a different nature-based activity such as hiking, voyager canoe, Equine-Assisted learning, Yoga and more.

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

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, there is no transportation available. Participants must find their own way to program locations.

We look forward to hearing from you!

2022 dates:

Saturday, Feb. 12: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday, Feb. 23: 6:30pm – 9pm
Saturday, Mar. 12: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday, Mar. 30: 6:30pm – 9pm
Saturday, Apr. 16: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday, Apr. 20: 6:30pm – 9pm
Saturday, May 7: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday, May 18: 6:30pm – 9pm
Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5: specific times TBD

Program Information


Bi-Monthly Saturdays and Wednesdays starting February 12th, 2022


Saturdays 10am – 2pm & Wednesday 6:30 – 9pm


Various locations around the Cowichan Valley

Program Facilitators

Sarah Duncan (MA, RCC) and Daniella Roze (PhD Candidate, MEd)


Free for participants - funding graciously provided by Island Health and private donor

Registration Information

To register, please email Sarah at [email protected]


** in the case of high interest, participant spots will be allocated based on need.