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Damage and Dreams :: balancing the narrative

My biggest question . . . . . .when entering doctoral study in depth psychology was: how do I offer healing without alienating people who, like me, resist being labelled as damaged? You see, at first when I considered the possibility that trauma was at root of my pain and dysfunction I was relieved. It

Damage and Dreams :: balancing the narrative2018-10-25T00:00:21+00:00

Polarity vs. Polarization :: the rhythm of healing

Rhythm exists in everything, and everything exists in rhythmic relation. Rhythm is the result of the interaction of opposites, of polarities in communication. For example, the rhythm of night and day is made up by the dynamic relationship between light and darkness. Each morning when the sun rises in the east we are basked in

Polarity vs. Polarization :: the rhythm of healing2018-10-24T22:44:29+00:00

Dying Eggs … Why Bother?

Why Bother Dying Eggs? I mean isn't it just a big stupid hassle?? As you may have read before, I've struggled with Easter in the past, making it feel relevant. For most of my adult life I just ignored it. Once I had kids I kinda had to think a little more deeply about it

Dying Eggs … Why Bother?2018-03-29T19:06:08+00:00

Examples :: why would you want to do Myth Mending anyway?

Why would you want to do Myth Mending anyway??? Stuff Myth Mending can help you with: Moving though relationship conflict Work and career development, change or evolution Personal feeling of well-being Personal and professional commitment preparation (marriage/career) Understanding your purpose and calling in the world Creating and maintaining family rhythm and harmony Finding and maintaining

Examples :: why would you want to do Myth Mending anyway?2018-03-10T07:21:38+00:00

Somatic Wisdom :: you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves . . .

Somatic Wisdom: you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves . . . ~ Mary Oliver Most people have heard of the right brain / left brain division. The right brain is the creative, non-linear, emotional side and the left brain is the analytical, linear, rational side (more

Somatic Wisdom :: you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves . . .2018-03-08T07:17:58+00:00

Dream-Craft :: blossoming warrior dreaming

Dream-Craft blossoming warrior dreaming . . . *Becoming human is about more than just one’s own material existence from birth to death. As we have seen, it's also about lineage. It’s about accessing resources in seen and unseen realms. Dominant global culture makes it easier for many of us to have good access to the

Dream-Craft :: blossoming warrior dreaming2018-03-07T07:13:24+00:00

Lineage Repair ::

Lineage Repair Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands. ~ Linda Hogan We all have ancestors — we are all decendants. When your grandmother dies, she becomes your ancestor. Each of

Lineage Repair ::2018-03-06T07:29:26+00:00

Trauma Resolution :: the ins and outs of living in a traumatic age

Trauma Resolution The ins and outs of living in a traumatic age . . . I don’t care who you are, you have experienced, and carry the effects of, trauma. Trauma is ubiquitous. Being born into modern times itself is a trauma. The world has changed so much in the last 150 years, our evolutionary

Trauma Resolution :: the ins and outs of living in a traumatic age2018-03-05T07:09:26+00:00

Trauma Resolution :: the ins and outs of living in a traumatic age

Trauma Resolution The ins and the outs of living in a traumatic age . . . I don’t care who you are, you have experienced, and carry the effects of, trauma. Trauma is ubiquitous. Being born into modern times itself is a trauma. The world has changed so much in the last 150 years, our

Trauma Resolution :: the ins and outs of living in a traumatic age2018-10-25T14:23:30+00:00

Cabinets of Wonder :: move over new age altars

I went to the movies the other night . . . The film was called Wonderstruck and it was loosely related to museums. Anyway, at one point in the film, one of the narrator explained the phenomenon of "Cabinets of Wonder". Wikipedia defines them like this: Cabinets of curiosities (also known in German loanwords as Kunstkabinett,

Cabinets of Wonder :: move over new age altars2017-11-17T11:32:19+00:00
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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