Jay, by bogus BK certification, that means the "real" BK certification. Its bogus, in that it means nothing, in that all it is, is paying BK to be on her referral list. And she can revoke it anytime.
Its not like being a certified hotdog vendor by the city, where there is far more oversight!
Marelin Thorton is part of the underside of the BK work. There are dozens, or more, people who SELL the "work" but they do it on their own somehow. Whether they have to pay BK in someway, is unknown. BKI probably lets them do it, as long as they link and promote to the BK website, or maybe there is a fee or something.
There does not appear to be any statements that Marelin Thorton even took the BK LGAT. She may have just saw it was popular, got the books, and started selling it.
Same as the Ho'oponopono, and the 25 other things she sells.
Ho'oponopono is another scam, this one promoted by the king of internet Snake-Oil sell-anything, "Dr." Joe Vitale. Her comments about this "therapist" are from Joe Vitale, and are literal BS.
This was explored here in a thread about The Secret...
Ho'oponopono "Dr." Joe Vitale -one of the worst books in world history [forum.culteducation.com
These people have no shame.
Its one thing to sell people the Sham-Wow, and rip them off for 20 bucks for a rag. Compared to these people, the Sham-Wow is a holy blanket. At least it doesn't hurt you.
But the arrogance of these people, to say they treat PTSD, when they are completely unqualified?
Why don't they say they do surgery in their basement?
Its like going to mexico to get plastic surgery in a back alley. You will get infected, and possibly die.
Some PTSD suicide attempt rates, run from 20%-70%. Its lethal.
And what has happened, is BK tells people verbally, and perhaps even on the website, that "the work" works for PTSD. This has been debunked in this thread, even to the point of showing there is no links to her and the veterans assoc she claims to work with.
There is not one word in any PTSD literature, of course. Its all BS.
Why would an untrained person, like BK, who says in her disclaimer she knows nothing about therapy or psychology, then be able to claim she can treat PTSD?
Its a type of loophole, they all slip-through, with word games and disclaimers.
Meanwhile, some people get duped, and then what?
So all these salespeople like a "Marelin Thorton" with website saying they can deal with PTSD, do they care if due to their ignorance, that suicides get triggered?
Or are they too arrogant to care?
Its a lethal combination of ignorance and arrogance, and is unbelievably common.
This is the darker underbelly of the BKI empire, all of these 3rd party people who make money selling the BK work. maybe with a licensing deal. How BK gets paid in this, is unknown, could be simply through automatic monthly "voluntary" donations from those who are BK true believers.
Its the folks like Stephen Sashen [forum.culteducation.com
Internet marketing hucksters, preying on vulnerable people, and those in desperate pain due to PTSD.
Even worse, some of them claim to offer "free" PTSD "treatment" to veterans.
Even if done with good intentions, people are going to get hurt.
But its more likely a marketing ploy, and self-rationalization. Any decent person would never claim to help PTSD, and would just refer to trained experts.
If you want to help those with PTSD, help them raise funds to see proper experts in that area.