Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training by Donald Robertson begins Sun, 2pm EST

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Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training by Donald Robertson begins Sun, 2pm EST. This is a free online course that was developed by Donald Robertson as part of the Exeter Stoicism Today program event Stoic Week.

SMRT has been running once or twice a year since 2014. You can read our report on the data from the original program when you enrol for the preliminary section. Just over 500 people took part that year, and thousands more have completed the training since then. This course is free and was developed under the auspices of Modern Stoicism, a nonprofit multi-disciplinary team dedicated to educating people about Stoicism and its applications to modern living.

Enrolment: You should enrol now and read the Preliminary section. Enrolments will cease on the course start date (see below).

Start date: Sunday 16th July - Saturday 12th August 2017

The SMRT course lasts four weeks and is designed to focus in greater depth on a small handful of core Stoic practices, and to allow more time for participants to test them out in daily life. It’s not intended as an overview of Stoic philosophy or Stoic psychological practices but rather an experiment to test the effectiveness of some central Stoic concepts and techniques. This was one of the main things people asked us to develop following on from Stoic Week and other events.

We’ve chosen to focus on aspects of Stoicism, which are:

  • Recognizable as being central to ancient Stoicism
  • Fairly simple to learn and apply to modern life, within the time available
  • A good foundation for learning more about Stoic theory and practice
  • Usable without a detailed preliminary knowledge of Stoic history or philosophy

We hope you’ll find this course interesting and valuable, but it will take some thought and commitment on your part, to apply the practices to your own life.