Course Enrolling Now: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

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How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, my online course about the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, is now enrolling and begins Sunday 5th August 2018.  Click the button below to learn more or enroll right now…

This is a huge course containing lots of different resources: videos, live webinars, quizzes, discussions, articles, infographics, and more.  It runs over four weeks, although you also have the option of completing it self-paced if you want.  (Recordings of all the webinars can be viewed in your own time.)

This course is designed to be suitable both for individuals who are new to the subject and those who are well-read in Stoicism.  It approaches the subject of Stoic philosophy, and its practical applications in daily life, from a new angle, by using many stories from the life of Marcus Aurelius to illustrate Stoic concepts and techniques.  It deals with emotional issues including coping with anger, pain and illness, fear, and loss.

Thanks Donald for your personal perspectives, the anecdotes and breadth of applied experience with Stoicism; the practical and historical perspectives, using Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations , were very insightful and valuable also for long-term retention. Lots of thought-provoking material here to read and re-read. Many thanks. The course concept and contents are highly recommended. (I came close to turning this course down – but am greatly relieved now that I registered at the last minute!) – Sachigo

You can read more testimonials from students on the main course page.  Course evaluation forms were completed by over a hundred previous students. They rated their satisfaction with the course content 93% on average.

This is a subject close to my heart as I’ve recently finished writing a new book about Marcus Aurelius.  The course is an opportunity to explore his life and philosophy in more detail, though, and using the interactive possibilities of modern e-learning such as webinars, quizzes, and discussions.  The discussions in this course are very active – previous students have posted over 800 comments about the course materials in total.  I’m sure you’ll find this a great way to gain even more benefit from Stoicism and the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius in particular.

If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to get in touch.  I read every email and promise to get back to you with a response.

Look forward to seeing you there,

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Complete List of my Free Stoicism Courses and Downloads

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I’ve added loads of free courses and downloads to my e-learning site.  You’re welcome to check out all of them.

Here’s a quick roundup:

Please feel free to share the links with your friends or any groups you think may be interested. NB: If you already have an account but have forgotten your password go to the password reset page.

As always, thanks for your support,

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If you want to support my work and help me create more free resources in the future please consider becoming a patron via my new Patreon page.

 

New Course: How to Live Like Socrates

Announcing the launch of a major new online course about the life and philosophy of Socrates.

Learn how to develop your self-awareness and emotional resilience, with my new 4 week intro to Socrates and philosophy as a way of life.

I’m delighted to announce that my brand new course on the life and philosophy of Socrates is launching over the next few days.  How to Live Like Socrates is a four week e-learning course, which can be completed either following a schedule with other students or at your own pace.  Click the button below to learn more…

This course is about the life and philosophy of Socrates, the quintessential Greek philosopher! Join me as we apply modern psychological methods and Socratic wisdom to problems of everyday living. We’ll be exploring Socrates’ life and philosophy as guides to self-improvement, drawing on elements of cognitive-behavioural psychology to help us make use of his ideas. If you want to learn how to approach life like Socrates, this is the place to start. (And relax, it’s risk free: you have 30 day from date of purchase money-back satisfaction guarantee.)

What did previous students say?

Here are some examples of feedback comments from students who recently completed my brief Crash Course on Socrates:

“Thank you, Donald! Your presentation on Socrates was excellent as an introduction and it’s well worth the short amount of time required to learn of the influences Socrates had on the ancient world, as well as modern societies in the West.” – Bill Hewitson

“Concise and easy to understand. Big thanks.” – Francis Chan

“Amazing and deeply inspiring lecture about my favorite philosopher. What a meaningful way to start a day, thank you so much, Mr. Robertson… I’m looking forward to any other lectures you make no matter the topics.” – Noemi Wasserbauer

“Excellent introduction to the life and teachings of Socrates. Thank you, Donald!” – Cristian Martin

“Thank you Donald, for your dedication to uncovering truths from ancient philosophy that can be applied to any person in the 21st century. Your work on the history of CBT has literally saved me from myself and my quality of life has improved as a direct result of the wisdom that you have passed on to us. I will gladly recommend your work to anybody that I can.” – Dan Berrones

“Well-written. I teach a ‘critical thinking’ course… This would be a good supplement to that or to any introductory course in philosophy.” – Justin Kitchen

“Brilliant. Wonderful content, clearly delivered. Thanks Donald.” – insearchoftheway

“Concise and enlightening resource. Socrates was such an important catalyst for western philosophical thinking.” – Andrew Cowan

Free Crash Course on Socrates

Introducing my new online mini-course about the life and teachings of Socrates, which is completely free of charge and designed for newcomers who want to learn more about his philosophy.

Welcome to my  brand new mini-course on the life and philosophy of Socrates, one of my favourite philosophers!


This is a totally free of charge online course, which I’ve kept short and sweet for newcomers.  It only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, although there are loads of bonus materials included if you want to learn more.  So please take a look at the main page to find out more and feel free to share it with your friends online.

It includes:

  1. My video on the life and philosophy of Socrates, with full transcript
  2. My favourite Socratic quotations from Diogenes Laertius, Xenophon, and Plato
  3. A short quiz on the life and opinions of Socrates
  4. A recommended reading list for those who want to learn more

You’ll also receive two bonus resources:

This course is suitable for everyone, you don’t need to know anything about the subject to enroll.  Just go ahead and try it out.

Thanks as always for your support!

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Free Mini-Course on the Stoic Contemplation of Death

Marcus Skull BannerThis is a free mini-course about the Stoic Contemplation of Death. It’s the text of a book chapter divided across several screens, with the ability for your to add comments on each section and discuss with others. Beginners will be able to follow this but it’s probably also suitable to more experienced students of Stoicism because it focuses on a specific subject and draws on a wide variety of sources.

This chapter was originally intended for my Teach Yourselfbook Stoicism and the Art of Happiness (2014). However, the publisher didn’t include it because of space limitations. It was planned to add it as a bonus chapter to the e-book edition but it was left out by mistake. So I’ve made it available online for free.

Last Chance to Enrol on my New Stoicism Course!

Last chance to enrol on my new How to Think Like a Roman Emperor online course.

Hi everyone,

Utere non reditura.
Use the hour, it will not come again.

Today is your last chance to enrol on How to Think Like a Roman Emperor!

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Remember, if you enrol on this pilot version of the course, you’ll be receiving $50 discount off the standard price, including e-learning and live webinars. You’ll also have access to any future updates or improvements, via lifetime access. I’m also providing a bonus live webinar to people taking part in the first course.

If you’re interested but have questions, please feel free to get in touch. (I get loads of emails from people about courses and answer all of them personally.)

Thanks once again for your support and feedback, and I look forward to seeing you in person on the course!

Warm regards,

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Enrolling on How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

Announcing some webinars to chat about the new How to Think Like a Roman Emperor online course.

Enrolment has now opened for my new How to Think Like a Roman Emperor online course and you can find out more by clicking the button below:

I’ll be hosting a YouTube Live webinar on Tuesday 15th August at 2pm Eastern Time, to chat about the course and hopefully answer some of your questions.

To make sure nobody misses out because the time, I’ll also be doing a Facebook Live broadcast on the same day at the later time of 7pm Eastern Time.  If you’re interested in attending either, go there now and set up a reminder notification for yourself.

Coming Soon: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor!

Announcing the forthcoming How to Think Like a Roman Emperor online course.

“The mind, unconquered by violent passions, is a citadel, for a man has no fortress more impregnable in which to find refuge and remain safe forever.” – Marcus Aurelius

Thanks for following my blog. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve got a big announcement coming up. For the last six months I’ve been busy doing research for a new online course, which I will be making public in a few days. It’s been a real labour of love for me.

It’s a new sort of training in applying Stoic philosophy to daily life, for a more meaningful existence, using Stoic psychology to build emotional resilience. There are a lot of resources in it that I wouldn’t be able to put into a book, like audio and video recordings, discussions, quizzes, graphics, and even some of the written content. It’s based around the example of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, the most famous Stoic of all. It’s called How to Think Like a Roman Emperor. The course is four weeks long, and each week includes reading, videos, quizzes, discussion, and also live webinars you can choose to attend. You can view the main page already. However, enrolment won’t open for another couple of days…

I’m looking for people who want to join the first group to take the course and to provide feedback on ways it could possibly be made even better. So stay tuned for more information over the next few days. And thanks for being a part of this…