Report on "Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience" eLearning Course

This is a PDF copy of the report compiled on the Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT) online course.

SMRT_BannerThis is a link to the PDF copy of the report we’ve compiled on the Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT) course, 2014.

SMRT Report

Summary

This report provides a brief description of the Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT) online course, which started on 19th May 2014 and ran for four weeks. Just over 500 people took part in the course, which involved reading lessons, listening to audio recordings, practising daily meditation techniques, and online discussion of concepts derived from ancient Stoic literature. Preliminary data are reported without tests of statistical significance, based on comparisons between the means for all participants pre-study and means for completers post-study. Completion rate was 31.%. Improvements were found on the Satisfaction with Life Scale (27%), scale of positive emotions (SPANE_P, 16%), scale of negative emotions (SPANE_N, -22.7%), and Flourishing Scale (17%). These all show improvements over Stoic Week 2012 and 2013, which is probably to be expected as this study was four weeks long, as opposed to one week, and participation was more carefully controlled.

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  1. Hi Donald. There used to be some audio files with 4 Stoic mindfulness sessions (I recall the first one was about being indifferent to external obstacles etc). I was wondering what happened to those? The current audio files seem different. Thanks, Joe.