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Applying Wise Effort in Your Meditation and Your Life (Live Talk and Meditation) with Dr. Diana Hill

May 8, 2023

In this bonus live talk and guided mediation, Dr. Diana Hill explores the concept of Wise Effort from a psychological and Buddhist perspective. Wise Effort is one step in the Eightfold Path of Buddhism (along with wise view, wise intention, wise speech, wise livelihood, wise action, wise mindfulness and wise concentration) In Buddhism, Wise Effort […]

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Diana Hill, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, international trainer, and sought-out speaker on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and compassion

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In this bonus live talk and guided mediation, Dr. Diana Hill explores the concept of Wise Effort from a psychological and Buddhist perspective.
  • Wise Effort is one step in the Eightfold Path of Buddhism (along with wise view, wise intention, wise speech, wise livelihood, wise action, wise mindfulness and wise concentration)
  • In Buddhism, Wise Effort is often associated with a mindset–finding the right balance of effort and surrender
  • In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Wise Effort is increasing your effort toward valued activities and taking time to savor and enjoy low-effort, high-value activities
  • Wise effort in meditation is a balance of attention and alertness with relaxed awareness.
This Week’s Meditation Practice:
  • Begin with settling into soothing rhythm breathing (long slow breaths)
  • Practice box breathing (inhale, hold four counts, exhale four counts, hold four counts)
  • Return your attention to the breath. Use the anchor of your breath when your mind becomes loose and wanders. When your mind is tense or overfocused, expand your awareness a little beyond the breath
  • Notice your tendency to want to control or change what is happening in the present moment or your tendency to wander from the present. Use Wise Effort to return again and again to the present
  • Compassionately and calmly abide by whatever shows up
This Week’s Life Practice:
  • Create your grid of Wise Effort (x-axis is “values” and y-axis is “effort”)
  • Fill in your high-effort, high-value activities and your low-effort, high-value activities.
  • Where do you want to put your energy and attention today to create the life you want to live and the world you want to build?

About Dr. Diana Hill

Dr. Diana Hill is a clinical psychologist who thinks of herself as your psychological flexibility guide. She helps you apply modern psychology to your daily life through her podcast Your Life in Process, her book ACT Daily Journal, and her thriving therapy and workshop practice in Santa Barbara, CA. Diana practices what she preaches as a mom, bee-keeper and long-time yoga practitioner. Diana encourages people to build psychological flexibility so that they can live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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