What can Stoic philosophy teach us about handling our emotions in relation to other people? Quite a lot, it turns out. Love and anger are two of the main themes in The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. He described the ideal Stoic as being full of love and yet free from the grip of unhealthy passions, such as anger. Donald will be explaining how Stoic psychological concepts and techniques can help you to improve your life and your relationships, drawing on his experience as a cognitive therapist to make the ancient techniques relevant to the challenges of modern living. If you're interested in learning more come along and join us for what's sure to be a fascinating discussion about how to put Stoic philosophy and psychology into practice in your daily life.
Donald Robertson is a cognitive psychotherapist, trainer, and writer. He's the author of six books on philosophy and psychotherapy, including The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Stoicism and the Art of Happiness and the forthcoming How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. Donald is one of the founding members of the Modern Stoicism nonprofit organization responsible for Stoic Week and Stoicon, the annual Stoicism conference.