Human-Nature Counselling Society is happy to offer a range of nature-based therapy programs, designed for the specific needs of individuals, youth and families looking for support.

Nature-Based Therapy is relational and systemic, drawing on the importance of a healthy family system and an inherent relationship to our ecological world. It draws on attachment research which highlights the crucial need to have secure connections with others, in order to have the confidence to grow and explore one’s potential in the world.

Our programs encourage playful encounters with nature and each other, and create a safe container within which to explore one’s edges and develop new tools for self-awareness, friendships, self-esteem and belonging. We believe that group programming is an essential ingredient to combat mental health stigma, social isolation, and despair – together we can lift one another up!

Our group offerings shift depending on community need and available funding, so please check back often for the latest opportunity to get involved! And if your community group is interested in finding out how nature-based therapy could meet your member’s needs, then give us a shout. We have been partnering with local school districts, municipalities and First Nations over the past 10 years to deliver quality, effective and accessible therapeutic programming.

Lynx Trax Program

Nature-based expressive arts group therapy program for female identifying and gender-diverse kids ages 8-11, to enhance their mental health and self-esteem.

Large Canoe

Family Roots – Adventure Therapy Group

Delivered and generously funded through Power To Be, the Family Roots program uses outdoor recreation and the power of nature to increase the well-being and resiliency of local youth and their families.

New Roots Program

An 8-week program for youth to transform their relationship with anxiety/worry and connect with Nature as a resource in their lives.

Waves of Change

A 5-month group counselling program to support women* who identify anxiety as being a barrier to living their lives to the fullest. The next program starts in February 2024.

Guam Guam Specums (SD61)

A unique program in partnership with School District 61 (SD61). It aims to support mostly Indigenous students’ social and emotional well-being and engagement in the school environment.