ACT for Eating and Body Image Concerns: Help Clients Drop the Rope in their Tug of War with Food and Weight
5-Day: ACT Experiential Retreat: An Immersive Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Clinical Getaway
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy works to promote psychological flexibility while helping clients get unstuck from painful patterns of avoidance. ACT expert Diana Hill, PhD, shares how this approach can be used to heal clients' relationships with food and weight.


Diana Hill, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and co-author of ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Diana currently provides therapy, supervision and online trainings in ACT, an approach she has been practicing for over a decade. She is the founder of the popular Your Life in Process podcast and is the former co-founder and co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast where she has interviewed over hundreds of experts in evidence-based approaches to living well.

Diana completed her undergraduate work at UC Santa Barbara, majoring in biopsychology, followed by a PhD in clinical psychology at CU Boulder where she collaborated with Stanford University to research mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches for eating disorders. Diana completed her pre-doctoral internship in the eating disorder emphasis area at UC Davis and her post-doctoral fellowship at La Luna Center Intensive Outpatient Program for eating disorders. She went on to serve as the clinical director of La Luna Center, where she helped develop an ACT-based group program. Diana’s work with eating and body image concerns integrates values clarification, acceptance and committed action toward meaningful goals. Through all her teachings, Diana encourages clients to build psychological flexibility so that they can live more fulfilling lives. She has a knack for unpacking complex, science-based concepts and making them applicable to clinical practice and daily life. Diana practices what she preaches as a mom of two, homesteader, and yoga teacher.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Diana Hill maintains a private practice and is a guest teacher for Insight LA Online Meditation Community. She is the co-host and co-founder of a podcast, Your Life in Process. She receives royalties as a published author, and she receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Diana Hill has no relevant non-financial relationships.