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.