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 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 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 is that you must be over 19 years of age, female identified, and physically able to hike and play in nature.

The program will be starting in February 2023 with two info intake zoom sessions prior:

December 13th at 6 PM

January 10th at 6 PM

Please email: to sign up for the intake information session of your choice.

We look forward to hearing from you!

2022 dates:

Thursdays: 10am-2pm: Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 4
Tuesdays 6-8:30pm: Feb 21, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 16
Weekend Adventure: June 3 & 4  (specific times TBD)

Program Information


Bi-Monthly Tuesdays & Thursdays starting February 9, 2023


Thursdays 10am – 2pm & Tuesdays 6-8:30pm


Various locations around the Cowichan Valley

Program Facilitators

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


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.