Stoicism and REBT – Conversations with Modern Stoicism

The next Conversations with Modern Stoicism event will take place on

Saturday, 15 June 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time / 1400Z.

About our Presentation

What is REBT? What Did it Borrow From Stoicism?

Albert Ellis, the founder of REBT, acknowledged the Stoic philosophers as one of the intellectual influences on his development of what became known as Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy.

REBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals identify and challenge irrational beliefs and thought patterns that lead to negative emotions and behaviors.

The core premise of REBT is that it is not external events or situations that directly cause emotional disturbance, but rather our own irrational interpretations and beliefs about those events.

Through cognitive restructuring techniques, REBT aims to replace irrational beliefs with more rational and constructive beliefs, thereby reducing emotional distress and promoting healthier behaviors.

Sound familiar?

Let’s learn the principles of REBT and how they relate to Stoic thought.

About our Presenter

Daniel Fryer is an experienced psychotherapist and wellbeing consultant with nearly two decades of expertise in helping individuals overcome emotional challenges and life blocks. With a strong background in rational-emotive and cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as clinical and cognitive behavioral hypnotherapy, Daniel takes a clear, solution-focused approach to his work.

Daniel has held respected positions at renowned healthcare institutions, including the Priory Hospital Bristol, Royal Brompton Hospital, and Medicentre’s occupational health division. His areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, work-related stress, anger management, self-esteem issues, chronic pain conditions, and substance abuse problems.

In addition to his clinical practice, Daniel is an accomplished author, speaker, and workshop facilitator, sharing his insights on mental health and wellbeing topics through various platforms. He has written two self-help books and provides consultancy services to the hospitality industry.

What is a Conversations event like?

Captivating discussions are framed by knowledgeable speakers, participants will have the chance to learn practical Stoic wisdom and discuss it with others, so that those ideas can be used to live more virtuously.

The goal of this event is for you to explore Stoicism with other like minded people. Remember, you will meet people from all over the world, who have come to Stoicism from a variety of backgrounds. You will meet new people. They will bring new ideas.

It’s small groups for Stoicism.

We will be using Zoom. We will be using Breakout Rooms.

Register here


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