Join me for a free Facebook Live Event on practising Stoic exercises. Everyone is welcome. We’re launching a new, free-of-charge, email course on Stoic psychological exercises, which you can also sign-up for here.
Persons like ourselves would do well to say: “If you are studying philosophy, it is well.” For this is just what “being well” means. Without philosophy the mind is sickly.Seneca
Online courses are all too often 5–10 minute diluted versions of the thing you want to know about, especially the free ones. In most cases, the info is not only watered-down but basic knowledge you already possessed. However, watching Brian Johnson’s FREE Stoicism 101 Master Class had me feeling as if I’d gotten away with theft! So-much-solid-content! (See the end of this article, incidentally, for more information about the Optimize Coach program — including a special offer.)
Warrior of the Mind
Brian Johnson is CEO and founder of Optimize, a massive community built around his love of wisdom. He’s also the author of Philosopher’s Notes, a fun and inspiring collection of his personal reflections on sages through the ages. This inspiration feeds into his master classes and coaching program. It seems his courses are meant to help you become a high-functioning optimist equipped with the wisdom to accomplish anything you set out to do.
I’m very happy to announce that the latest version of my flagship course “Marcus Aurelius: Life and Philosophy” is now enrolling and will begin on Sunday 16th February. Come and join as we discuss how to apply Stoicism in daily life…
My four week online course about the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius will start running on Sunday 4th August. Enroll now to reserve your place. See the website below for full details:
I’m delighted to announce that the updated and revised version of my flagship eLearning course, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, is now enrolling again. Along with other changes, the course now has a new name – Marcus Aurelius: Life and Stoicism.
Enrollment is now open for the course commencing Sunday 17th April 2019, the anniversary of Marcus Aurelius’ death.
To celebrate the publication of my new book on the subject, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, I’m offering you $50 off the standard course price, for a limited time only. So don’t miss out if you’re hoping to take part!
If you would like a course on Stoicism which provides an overview of the philosophy, historical context, real-world examples to learn from, different types of media and an incredibly interesting character from history, then this course is for you! I highly recommend it for the new Stoic looking for information and techniques to apply their philosophy to their life!Adam Piercey
Follow the link below for more information:
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
I look forward to meeting you on the course,
I’ve just added my new Socrates web comic strip to the free Crash Course in Socrates.
This course is suitable for everyone. If you want to quick introduction to Socrates, this is definitely the best place to start. You’ll also get some bonus resources including the new Socrates comic strip, famous quotes, recommended reading lists, a quick quiz to consolidate your learning, and other information to get your studies started.
I’ve deliberately made this as short and sweet as possible because it’s a “crash course” – a starting point. I’ll direct you toward other resources if you want to learn more, which I assume you probably will. Ready to begin? Just hit the enroll button on the main page.
It consists of weekly emails, each containing one passage from The Meditations with my comments underneath. It’s basically an open-ended course.
Bonus: The first email contains links to a bundle of free resources including eBooks and downloads about Marcus Aurelius and Stoic philosophy.
Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT) 2018 is now enrolling and due to start on Sunday 25th November, when enrollment will close. Every year we get people contacting us to say they missed the enrollment window so please don’t miss out!
SMRT is a FREE four-week course provided by Modern Stoicism, a nonprofit organization run by a multidisciplinary team of volunteers. It’s an intensive skills training approach to Stoicism. Visit the website for more information.
Click the button below to enroll now or to learn more…
So far 2,544 people have registered in advance so we’re aiming to reach three thousand by Sunday. We’ve been running SMRT since 2014 and it keeps on growing into a bigger event each year. Last year we had about 1,800 participants so we’ve already gone way beyond that number this time round.
Set a reminder for the introductory live webinar:
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve just launched a brand new email course on The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. It’s completely free of charge. Everyone is welcome. You can join at any time and you’ll start receiving the first email.
Enroll now to obtain a whole bundle of extra freebies. You’ll receive weekly emails with passages from The Meditations, including my commentary on the text. See the course website for more details or click the enroll button below:
You’ll also be granted free access to the following bundle:
- The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (George Long trans.) eBook
- The Eulogium on Marcus Aurelius eBook
- Marcus Aurelius in the Roman Histories eBook
- Marcus Aurelius HD Wallpapers
I’m very excited about running this course because The Meditations is easily my favourite text on Stoicism. I’ve been pretty immersed in the text recently, while working on my new book How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. It’s great to have the opportunity to study it even more closely, though, going through it passage by passage with a group of students. I hope you enjoy reading the lessons as much as I enjoy writing them!
We’re pleased to announce that Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT) will be running this year starting on Sunday 25th November. This is a free course, open to everyone.
The course lasts four weeks and enrollment has just opened but will close shortly. So don’t miss out if you’re hoping to take part.
SMRT is a four-week intensive training course in core Stoic psychological skills. It requires about twenty minutes of commitment daily for 28 days. We therefore advise people not to enroll unless they’re sure they can commit the time and effort to complete the program.
SMRT was designed in 2014 by cognitive therapist, Donald Robertson. Over 500 people took part in the initial program, and thousands more have completed SMRT since then. It runs once or twice per year.
We collected data and analysed it, which showed fairly impressive improvements in established psychological measures of mood and quality of life. Recent follow-up data show these improvements were maintained at three months.
SMRT was deliberately designed not as a general introduction to Stoicism but as focused skills training, modelled on the type of protocols used in clinical trials on CBT. Stoic Week, our seven-day course provides more of a general introduction to Stoicism, if that’s what you want. SMRT is for people who really want to focus on developing basic Stoic psychological skills through daily practice, over a sufficient period of time to show significant changes.