Excellent article on the modern approach to Stoicism by Donald Robertson, the author of “The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy” and “The Practice of Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy”.

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness

A Simplified Modern Approach to Stoicism

Stoicism and Stoic PhilosophyCopyright © Donald Robertson, 2013.  All rights reserved.

(This is a draft version so we’ll try to incorporate your comments and suggestions.  See my forthcoming book Teach yourself Stoicism, or my previous books on Stoic philosophy and CBT, The Philosophy of CBTand Build your Resilience,for more information.  You can also follow @Stoicweek on Twitter or check out our new Facebook discussion group for Stoicism.)

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This article is designed to provide a very concise introduction to Stoicism as a way of life, through a simplified set of Stoic psychological practices.  The first few passages of Epictetus’ Handbook (Enchiridion) actually provide an account of some fundamental practices that can form the basis of a simplified approach to Stoicism and this account is closely based on those.  We’d recommend you treat…

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