I’ll show you a way . . .

You know life shouldn’t feel so heavy, that there should be as much joy as pain,

but right now you feel trapped, paralyzed, and overwhelmed by it all.

You want to follow, or find, your dreams, your calling, your myth,

but something just keeps getting in the way.

You’ve tried so many things it’s hard to count them all.

It shouldn’t be so hard to live the life you want.

What if I told you . . .

You don’t have to sit through endless hours of therapy,

You don’t have to blame others, or the world,

You don’t have to rely on willpower and mental tricks . . .

What if I told you I have a secret . . . just for you.

Hi, I’m Krista . . .

. . . myth mender, threshold activist, butter alchemist. I help people (and communities), like you, find well being, connection and belonging in an often confusing and complicated world.

I do this through trauma resolution, dream-craft, curative story, lineage repair, and earth-medicine, until you feel supported by your self, family, community, ancestors, land and cosmos.

I have been doing this work for over 10 years and would love to support you in your process of transformation.

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Wise woman of the tribe

I’ve experienced deep and beautiful changes in just a few sessions working with Krista. Her intuitive and heart-centered approach is gentle and genuine, guided by a belief in the wisdom that the body never lies. Krista brought her kind spirit, vast knowledge and desire to grow personally to every meeting, guiding me gently and capably. She truly is a “wise woman of the tribe,” a healer who is part of the community she serves.

Ann Dorn Seregow, Seattle Natural Awakenings

. . . hard to believe the powerful results

Nothing I’ve tried has come close to the kind of immediate, deep affect that working with Krista has provided. Her methods are so gentle and intuitive that it’s hard to believe the powerful results. If you’ve tried all the healthy living fads, diet programs, all the different therapies, alternative and conventional, and are still feeling stuck, please set up an appointment with Krista, and get ready for a breakthrough!

Josephine Fae

Complete acceptance and non-judgement

I had an incredible session with Krista. I was working on a theme of professionalism in my business and I was able to pin point the family patterns that have contributed to letting the ball drop in my work life, where I could pull support from my ancestral line and was able to make peace with this recurrent issue. I imagined Myth Mending / Constellation work to be clinical and that I may feel psychoanalized but instead I felt complete acceptance and non-judgement of the issues I brought to the table. Krista’s intuition is on point and she is a caring and attentive guide into the subconscious. She had a way of engaging me in the session and adding just the right insights, words and spaces to lead to a breakthrough. I will definitely be coming back for sessions on topics that feel big, deep and difficult to move through on my own.

Jenny Rae Walter

A beautiful space

Krista held a beautiful space for me.  A space free of anyone’s  judgments, fears or preconceptions… except my own.  In holding that space she gave me the opportunity and gentle guidance to look at these and walk through them. I came out on the other side feeling more committed and surrendered. The work we did was simpler than I expected, but profound in it’s simplicity. I experienced the complete solidification of trust in my own intuition, my ability to make it through anything, and renewed faith that, whatever the outcome, my baby was meant to be born in this way (breech).

Liselle Vetsch

Immediate and apparent and intense

I liked the actual feeling of healing in my body. It was immediate and apparent and intense. The three biggest benefits have been the reassurance and awareness that I am where I need to be, a great feeling of calm and relaxation, and feeling ready to finally leave behind debilitating patterns and stories that no longer serve me. Krista is truly amazing.

Abra Ann Stolte

Warm, compassionate and human

First of all, I adore Krista! She is so warm, compassionate and human. I always feel very free to express myself both mentally and physically when I’m around her. I just love how whole I felt after the work we did in just two weeks. I feel like I found some very useful tools that I can use during other stressful or anxiety provoking times. My immediate impression is that I feel calmer, and that is HUGE! I felt a real sense of completion after the work we did. I appreciated that the techniques didn’t always dive right into the most painful experiences or memories, but gracefully danced around the edges thereby healing the more core pain.

Lucinda Bowman

Crucial to my development

Being able to talk to someone who really understood the struggles that come as you move through the midwifery journey was extremely helpful. Also having someone who was unbiased and non judgmental regarding experience etc. was heart warming. I was surprised with how much trauma I still had stored and how it was affecting me moving on in my practice. I have been able to clarify where I stand. Krista was wonderful to work with. Unjudgemental, flexible and supportive. She didn’t rush the process allowing plenty of time for me to move through my emotions and thoughts but also made sure that our time together was well worth our while and resources. It was a great experience.

DyAnna Gordon

Discovery – Release – Understanding

Myth Mending enabled me to connect inner emotional dis-ease and turmoil with embodied practice and return to modes of release and expression. It is unique. Rather than just talking through my inner state, I was able to go into a deeper place, explore and see what came out and how. I discovered aspects of myself that I hadn’t been aware of before and I was able to heal. I had never heard of Myth Mending and I don’t think I understood it practically. I was drawn to Krista’s description; her words resonated with me and we seemed to speak the same language.

Krista is personal, strong and nurturing. After three sessions with her, I am starting to reach into the depths of what this practice can be. I have a knowledge of it in my body and subconscious that rises up for me to grasp in my ongoing journey of (re)connecting with myself and my health.

I was concerned about the vulnerability I would experience as I worked through my traumas. This was unavoidable, and Krista’s presence was incredibly stabilizing and supportive which over time allowed for a true release.

My favorite part was learning the practice of Myth Mending; this is unlike any “counseling” or therapeutic practice I have experienced. Myth Mending explores how we have blocked releasing our traumatic experiences by storing them in our bodies. Her practice releases the traumas through body-work. I have experienced discovery, release, and understanding through the process. I love how instead of coming from solely a verbal place Myth Mending grounds itself in an embodied therapy. I believe it has contributed to my bodily awareness, my comfort in being in my body, and my understanding of who and how I am.

Franca Haesler, Your Content Goes Here

Clear. Complex. Tender.

Myth mending is a profound way to heal personal and cultural patterns we are stuck in because of trauma. I most appreciated the guided, embodied exercises that supported a “working in/with/through” my “challenge” by pulling it in from my physical surroundings then into and out of my body. The biggest benefits for me have been finding new ways to engage with (or not engage with) toxic patterns and learning how to trust the movements that my body organically makes to do “the thing” without having to rely on my head/words.

I have considered seeing a regular therapist in the past, but don’t feel I have the capacity to make them understand my issues in a way that doesn’t make me feel even more messed up. If you are sick of western psychological pathologizing white men telling you how to think and feel and heal, go to Krista. She is: Clear. Complex. Tender. I trust Krista wholeheartedly.

Kamee Abrahamian, Your Content Goes Here

Krista Arias, MA, PhD Candidate

I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, Systemic Constellation facilitator, Theater of the Oppressed facilitator, philosophical counselor, community and archetypal psychology practitioner, nutritional therapist, birth keeper and death midwife.

I have an MA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and an MA in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a concentration in Community, Liberation, and Eco-Psychologies.

I am currently a doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan where I work at the intersection of applied medical anthropology, Mexican American and Indigenous philosophy, Indigenous psychologies and creative-poetic praxis