Stoicism and the Art of Happiness

Stoicism and the Art of Happiness : Practical wisdom for everyday life: embrace perseverance, strength and happiness with stoic philosophy

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The stoics lived a long time ago, but they had some startling insights into the human condition - insights which endure to this day. The philosophical tradition, founded in Athens by Zeno of Citium in 301 BC, endured as an active movement for almost 500 years, and contributions from dazzling minds such as Cicero, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius helped create a body of thought with an extraordinary goal - to provide a rational, healthy way of living in harmony with the nature of the universe and in respect of our relationships with each other.

In many ways a precursor to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Stoicism provides an armamentarium of strategies and techniques for developing psychological resilience, while celebrating all in life which is beautiful and important. By learning what stoicism is, you can revolutionise your life and learn how to seize the day, live happily and be a better person.

This simple, empowering book shows how to use this ancient wisdom to make practical, positive changes to your life. Using thought-provoking case studies, highlighting key ideas and things to remember and providing tools for self-assessment, it demonstrates that Stoicism is a proven, profound pathway to happiness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 164 x 197 x 20mm | 250g
  • Teach Yourself
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1473674786
  • 9781473674783
  • 52,070

Table of contents

: Meet the Stoics
: The Basic Principles and Practices of Stoicism
: The Stoic Fork and Reserve Clause
: Psychological Distancing and Disputation
: Contemplation of the Sage
: Virtue and Action
: Freewill and Determinism
: The Here and Now and Impermanence
: Premeditation of Adversity
: Contemplation of Death
: The View from Above
: The Morning and Evening Meditation
: Epicureanism
: Stoicism and Modern Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MCBT)
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About Donald Robertson

Donald Robertson is a cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist, trainer and author who specialises in the treatment of anxiety and the use of CBT. He is the author of six books and many articles on philosophy, psychotherapy and psychological skills training.
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