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Follow @StoicWeek on Twitter and #StoicWeek for updates.

Follow @StoicWeek on Twitter

Cato the Younger
Cato the Younger

The “Stoic Week” starts this Monday (26th November).  You can follow updates and Stoic snippets on Twitter via the @StoicWeek account and the #StoicWeek hashtag.

There’s also some discussion on this thread in the Stoicism Reddit.

Please spread the word by Tweeting or sharing the links if you can to raise awareness of this.

Also look out for regular posts and updates on the blog and Twitter during the week.

Stoic Texts for Stoic Week

Anyone completely new to Stoicism who is going to follow the Stoic Week may want to read some ancient Stoic texts but not know where to begin. For the purposes of this project I would recommend two texts: The Handbook of Epictetus (cited a number of times in the booklet) and Seneca’s On the Shortness of Life. Both of these texts are short, accessible, and to the point. Reading them and reflecting on their ideas would itself form a productive exercise during the week. I have made copies of both available online, and they should display reasonably well on mobile devices.

Living the Stoic Life: The Booklet

Download the Booklet
The Booklet

You are all, wherever you are around the world, warmly invited to take part in our Stoic week!

Above is the link to the thirty-page booklet, a joint effort by academics and psychotherapists who have studied Stoicism,  a booklet which you can use during our Stoic week [November 26th – December 3rd]. It contains all that you need for the week, including important (yet practical) background theory, specific advice (including bringing Stoicism to work), as well as a host of Stoic exercises (‘askeseis’) which you can practise. Take your time to read and reflect on the booklet this weekend, and be ready to live the Stoic life come this Monday, joining people from all over the world, in living the wisdom of Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, et al.!

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Living like a Roman Emperor: Stoic Week One

Our first Stoic week will be from Monday 26th November – 3rd December. This will include following key Stoic principles, and the practice of specific askeseis (spiritual exercises) on a daily basis. A booklet is currently being put together by academics and psychotherapists  which will be uploaded by this coming Friday (23rd November) at the latest. Check back later in the week to download a copy. You are invited to join in this experiment!

Video of Stoicism Today Workshop

Interviews on the dialogue between psychotherapy and academia on adapting Stoicism for the modern day, including ideas on the way forward. See below: watch and leave your reaction!

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The System of Stoic Philosophy

The System of Stoic Philosophy

Copyright (c) Donald Robertson, 2012. All rights reserved.

This article attempts to summarise some of the structured elements of the early Stoic philosophical system, such as the tripartite classification of the topics of philosophy, the virtues, the passions, and their subdivisions, etc., as reputedly described by the primary sources. It’s still a work in progress, see please feel free to post comments or corrections.

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Stoicism in Healthcare: Parallels with the Adaption of Buddhist Mindfulness

This reflective essay, drawing on parallels with the adaptation of Buddhist mindfulness practice into the eight week mindfulness programme, offers one approach for the applications of Stoicism in Healthcare today. Patrick Ussher explores the parallels in this piece.

Please read and share your thoughts.

Stoicism in Healthcare