Welcome to Modern Stoicism, the home of Stoic Week, Stoicon, and the Stoicism Today blog. Modern Stoicism is a collaboration between academics and psychotherapists, founded in 2012. We do two main things: 

  • offer free online courses based on ideas and practices drawn from the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. These include Stoic Week, which runs each October, and Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT), a longer four-week course that runs at various times. 
  • conduct research into the effectiveness of ancient Stoic practices based on the data we gain from Stoic Week and SMRT. To date we have found that following Stoic life guidance consistently reduces people’s negative emotions and improves their overall life satisfaction. 

Each year, in conjunction with Stoic Week, we also organize an annual event, Stoicon, enabling people following Stoic Week to meet face-to-face and share their experiences. We also encourage others to organize their own local Stoicon-x events

Modern Stoicism is registered in the UK as a not-for-profit company and receives no regular funding. It is run on a voluntary basis. If you want to support our work, please consider donating to us via Patreon or PayPal, to enable us to cover our running costs.