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Hi, I'm Melanie Brockwell, founder of MetaphOracle. I've been a therapist for outside-the-box clients and businesses for over ten years. Now I'm putting pet to paper for a non-pathology perspective of borderline personality disorder and other misinterpellated diagnoses. This is your invitation to support that project.

Initially, when I encountered a paucity of literature on dynamic, open-ended, non-pathology approaches to mental health, I figured I wasn't looking hard enough but it turns out that problem-solution outcome-orientated methodology is the gold standard. There is no alternative to pathology*. There is, however, a wealth of information pointing in this direction.

I'm here to share:

  • Research on the non-pathology therapy process
  • Non-pathology treatment narratives for therapists
  • Ways to inclusively interpret client truths, message and reality
  • Questions for further research
  • Discussion space
  • Academic writing on stigma, transcultural psychiatry and bias
  • Articles about BPD and psychology
  • Unconventional and contested knowledge systems
  • A pastiche of cosmology, ontology and epistemic un/knowing

Any funds raised are for the upkeep of online and client services, including pro bono sessions for clients in financial crisis, web-posts, books, digital experiences and more.

If you'd like to see a non-pathology approach to BPD and (mental) health in general, and be party to the entire process as it unfolds, please join me on Patreon.

*TCM, Chinese medical Qigong therapy and many shamanic cosmologies offer the closest alternatives with a focus upon 'constitution' and 'practitioner entry into wuji-space' and 'journeying' respectively. We'll discuss this and other exceptional practices in more detail as a Patreon collective.

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