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 the Your Life in Process podcast, Diana has interviewed ...

A Meditation in Process: Wise Action

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Wise action is one of the steps on Eightfold path of Buddhism and maps onto the process of Committed Action in ACT. Wise action is acting in ways that are not harmful and helpful to you or others. In other words acting in line with your values.. We can prepare ourselves for wise action by letting go of stories, slowing down, and going inside to drop anchor. Relapse into old patters is part of DiClemente and Prochaska’s stages of change model. Return to the breath, find a still space within, act from your heart.

This Week’s Meditation Practice:
  • Begin with landing in your body. Listening to sounds can be helpful to ground you.
  • Turn toward your breath. Breathing in, I am here. Breathing out, I am home.
  • Find a place in your body where you experience stillness, equanimity, and peace. Breathe from there.
  • Imagine yourself taking action from this place.






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.