We’re delighted to announce that Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT) 2020 is now enrolling and will begin on Sunday 10th May. It’s completely free of charge and everyone is welcome to take part.
SMRT is a four-week elearning course developed by Donald Robertson for Modern Stoicism. It’s an intensive practical skills training, focusing on psychological techniques central to Stoic philosophy. Donald and Tim LeBon will be this year’s course facilitators.
SMRT was originally developed in 2014 and normally runs once each year. (Although last year we didn’t have time, unfortunately.) We gather research data from participants using established outcome measures, which have consistently shown psychological benefits from the training, and a recent study suggested that those were maintained over the longer-term. We believe that SMRT really is capable therefore of helping you to build lasting emotional resilience, through the use of basic Stoic concepts and practices.
This isn’t a beginners guide to Stoicism. If you’re looking for a general introduction to the subject try Stoic Week. SMRT is an intensive training, focusing on a handful of specific cognitive skills, which form the basis of other Stoic practices.
The course is four weeks long and requires a commitment of approximately 20-30 minutes per day. Thousands of participants around the world have completed SMRT over the past few years.