Living an Authentic Life

Posted on: October 19th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Newsflash: we are all liars. We do it all the time; effortlessly. In fact, most of us have become so accustomed to it, so comfortable with the lies, that we don’t even have to think about it. It just happens; without so much as a second thought. It’s universal. We all have that one person. […]

One Thing In The Moment

Posted on: July 23rd, 2016 by admin No Comments

Often times while experiencing a distressing situation, people cause themselves undue suffering via rumination and self-deprecation. We add to the discomfort of the moment by reliving past pain, imagining future pain, and / or loathing the pain of the present. Rather than moving through the discomfort of the current moment, we drag ALL the pain […]


Posted on: July 20th, 2016 by admin No Comments

“If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion and peace.” – Eckhart Tolle We live in a mad world, madness that comes up not only in gun related violence, terrorism, […]

Pain and Pleasure

Posted on: July 16th, 2016 by admin No Comments

From a very young age we are taught a very specific understanding of behavior; of what is socially acceptable, and what is not, and the consequences thereof – specifically pain and pleasure. When we behave well we are rewarded, and when we misbehave we are punished. Which is to say, when we behave we experience […]

DBT Treatment and Self-Worth

Posted on: July 11th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Being worthy isn’t something that we have to earn in this life time, it’s something we are inherently born with. How so? Well, if you weren’t born worthy of living, you weren’t be existing at all. I bet this isn’t something they taught you in school, isn’t it? The reason is few people actually know […]

Borderline Personality Disorder Relationships

Posted on: July 8th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Do you love a person diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder? Are you exhausted by the emotional roller coaster ride? Are you tired of the conflict, confusion and mood changes? Do you feel discouraged and lost with few understanding people around? To answer these questions let’s begin with a brief review of BPD; how relationships are […]

Being Authentic with BPD

Posted on: July 6th, 2016 by admin No Comments

New age teachings have a lot of emphasis on being “the real you”, “yourself”, “self” etc. Living an authentic life is valued and sought after. What is it to be authentic and how can we reach it. Let’s explore these questions in this article. Before going further, I recommend you read the article on forgiveness […]

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for PTSD

Posted on: July 6th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Dialectical Behavior Therapy and PTSD: How DBT Can Help You Heal   For clients with PTSD, one of the most troubling aspects of seeking treatment is confronting the trauma itself. While treatments like exposure therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are proven to treat trauma, they are only effective if the client has […]


Posted on: July 4th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Silence prepares the mind to begin to hear what is whispered. Silence allows the experience of sensing the words without hearing the words. It is a gift to learn to appreciate and enjoy the absolute silence. Nature teems with sounds we rarely silence enough to hear. A private moment of silence seeking answers to the […]

Mindfulness in DBT

Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by admin No Comments

I recently stumbled upon this blog post on Health Place, explaining how mindfulness “doesn’t work” for the author. As part of the intensively trained DBT team at The Meehl Foundation, this naturally set my wheels to spinning. Before I begin explaining why, allow me to make one caveat; a disclaimer, if you will. I absolutely, […]


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Debra Meehl

Debra Meehl, DD Pastoral Counselor, DBT Trained Skills Trainer, Board Certified Hypnotist & President, Meehl Foundation Intenselevly Tained DBT Team

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August 15, 2014 (11:00am-12:30am)
West Coast Symposium- Cape Cod
Bipolar Borderline & Substance Abuse
Sept, 13, 2014 (10:45am-12:15am)
NAADAC- Seattle, WA
Radical Acceptance-Getting to the root of the problem
September 28,2014 (1:30pm-3:00pm)
NASW-Texas State Conference
Bipolar Borderline & Substance Abuse
San Marcos, TX October 18, 2014 (2:30pm-4:00pm)
NASW-Atlanta, GA State Conference
Using DBT Therapy for Mood Disorders and SA October 23, 2014 (9:00am-12:15)
Radical Acceptance-getting to the root of the problem
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