Commitment to Kindness: A Workshop in Compassionate Mind Training

Commitment to Kindness: A Workshop in Compassionate Mind Training

with Dr. Diana Hill
Sunday, September 9 / 1-4pm

Current neuroscience and contemplative practices support the notion that our experience of compassion is central to living a happy, effective and flexible life.

And yet, our brain architecture and modern stressors continuously overstimulate our threat and drive systems.

Drawing from evolution science, affective neuroscience, and ancient practices, we will explore our tricky brains and cultivate practices to increase the flow of compassion (receiving compassion, giving compassion, and self-compassion).

In this workshop, Dr. Hill will experientially teach the underlying principles and processes of Compassionate Mind Training:

1. Your brain’s emotion regulation system (Threat, Drive, and Safeness)
2. Soothing Rhythm Breathing to calm the nervous system
3. Cultivating a Compassionate Self
4. Using the Compassionate Self to heal the Inner Critic
5. Using the Compassionate Self to receive and give compassion to others

Join Dr. Diana Hill, licensed clinical psychologist in a workshop designed to foster the courage, kindness and wisdom needed to commit to caring for ourselves and others. Compassionate Mind Training is an approach developed by Dr. Paul Gilbert, Ph.D. of the Compassionate Mind Foundation.
The mission of Compassionate Mind Training is “to pursue the alleviation of human suffering through psychological science and engaged action.”


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Course meets requirements for 3 hours of continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and/or LEPs as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEUs will be awarded by email or mail after completion of the course and completion of the online course survey. There is a $25 fee for CEUs. Please bring cash or a check made out to Dr. Diana Hill to the workshop.

Contact Diana Hill or request more information about accommodations or special needs. Grievances can be directed to Dr. Diana Hill at 805-669-8182. If the issue cannot be resolved participants can contact CAMFT.

Diana Hill’s goal as a clinical psychologist is to help clients live more meaningful, vital, and fulfilling lives. She is dedicated to providing effective, evidence-based therapies in an accepting and compassionate environment. She takes a holistic approach drawing from her rigorous background in the science of behavior and her training in cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and contextual behavioral therapies. She is a specialist in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and has advanced training from ACT co-founders Drs. Kelly Wilson and Steven Hayes

She completed her undergraduate work with highest honors, PhiBettaKappa at the University of California at Santa Barbara, majoring in Biopsychology followed by a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She collaborated with Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in researching Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at La Luna Center Northern Colorado. Prior to moving back to Santa Barbara, she was the clinical director of an intensive outpatient program for the treatment of eating disorders. She strives to create meaningful practice while chasing after 2 young boys , 2 bee hives and 9 chickens in the foothills of Santa Barbara.