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March 13, 2024 64 mins
How often do you criticize yourself? Whether you torture yourself with negative thoughts about body image, career goals, or parenting, our conversation with guest and former cohost Diana Hill is sure to change that! Drawing from mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and compassion-focused therapy, Diana shows you how to liberate yourself from harmful self-criticism by cultivating forgiveness and kindness. We are grateful to Diana for her work in shifting the way people think about self-compassion, and we know you’ll take a tonne of wisdom from this conversation and her latest book, The Self-Compassion Daily Journal, to help you live a fulfilling and impactful life. Listen and Learn:  What is self-compassion?  How does the inner critic evolve within us? Why you might have fears of giving, receiving, or self-compassion and how these fears can interfere with your ability to cope and be resilient during difficult times How you can practice self-compassion   Is there a way to know which response is the most self-compassionate for yourself? The three half-truths of self-compassion  Turning self-compassion from a momentary thing to a lasting trait Resources:  Go to or her channels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (@drdianahill) to learn more. The Self-Compassion Daily Journal: Let Go of Your Inner Critic and Embrace Who You Are with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Podcast: Wise Effort: Wise Effort Podcast  Website: Instagram: @drdianahill Facebook:@drdianahill YouTube: @drdianahill LinkedIn: @drdianahill Email: Learn how to practice Process-based Therapy with Diana Hill, Joseph Ciarrochi, and Steven Hayes Mindful article: A Love Letter To Yourself Psychology Today: Three Half-Truths About Self-Compassion Self-Compassion and ACT Meditation with Diana on Insight Timer 3 Half-Truths About Self-Compassion About 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 podcast Your Life in Process and author of ACT Daily Journal, The Self-Compassion Daily Journal and the upcoming book Wise Effort, Diana works with organizations and individuals to develop psychological flexibility so that they can grow fulfilling and impactful lives. Integrating her over 20 years of meditation experience with yoga and psychological training, Diana guest teaches at InsightLA, Blue Spirit Costa Rica, PESI, Praxis Continuing Education, Yoga Soup and Insight Timer Meditation. She is on the board for the Institute for Better Health, and blogs for Psychology Today and Diana practices what she preaches in her daily life as a mom of two boys and bee guardian. Go to or her channels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (@drdianahill) to learn more. Related Episodes 201. Fierce Compassion with Kristin Neff 122. Taking in the Good with Rick Hanson 334. Our Polyvagal World with Stephen & Seth Porges 171. Compassionate Mind Training with Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein-Tirch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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