Diana Hill

Diana Hill, PhD is a clinical psychologist, international trainer and sought-out speaker on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and compassion. Host of  Wise Effort with Dr. Diana Hill, Diana has interviewed ...

A Meditation in Process: Self-compassion

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  • Self-compassion is offering yourself kindness, warmth, encouragement, and strength when you are struggling.
  • Self-compassion is different from self-esteem, self-gratification, or letting yourself off the hook. In fact, self-compassion can motivate you to make amends and work harder 
  • Psychological research defines self-compassion as having three components: Mindfulness, Kindness, and Common Humanity
  • Sometimes self-compassion is giving yourself what is hardest to give.

In this meditation you will call upon a compassionate version of you to support you with a challenge. The meditation closes with metta for yourself, others, and our planet.



Diana Hill, PhD is a clinical psychologist, international trainer and sought-out speaker on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and compassion. Host of the podcast Your Life in Process, Diana has interviewed thought leaders and spiritual teachers such as Jack Kornfield, Rick Hanson, and Brother Phap Huu. Co-author of ACT Daily Journal, Diana guides you to develop psychological flexibility so that you stay open and present while pursuing your deepest values. Diana blogs for Psychology Today, is a guest teacher at InsightLA Meditation Center, Blue Spirit Costa Rica, PESI Continuing Education, Praxis Continuing Education and Insight Timer Meditation.


Diana has over 20 years of experience of meditation and yoga. In 2000 she studied with Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, France where she learned the foundations of Engaged Buddhism. Diana completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at CU Boulder where she researched acceptance and mindfulness based interventions for eating disorders. Diana completed her pre-doctoral internship at UC Davis and post-doctoral fellowship at La Luna Center, Northern Colorado.


Diana integrates the science of mindfulness, acceptance and compassion-focused approaches into all aspects of her work, parenting, and daily life. Learn more about her latest offerings at drdianahill.com and follow her @drdianahill on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to get tools to build psychological flexibility into your daily life.