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Practice: CBT & Stoicism, part 2 - resilience training

A deep-dive into a few CBT and Stoic techniques for resilience

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Practice: CBT & Stoicism, part 2 - resilience training

Time & Location

Feb 20, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+1

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About the Event

Greetings fellow stoics!

Today we will not be splitting up this event into two parts as usual. Today, we will take a deep-dive into four practices touted by both Stoicism and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): using the dichotomy of control (that division between those events within and outside of your control), negative visualization, positive visualization (which we contrast with NV; not found in Stoicism, but a common psychotherapeutic technique, for example which Viktor Frankl used in his logotherapy), and using the sovereign principle of Stoicism to distinguish between those events which happen to us and our first judgments or opinions of those events. Because we must show the wisdom to know the difference between these events and when and how to use these techniques, and the courage to use these techniques instead of falling for our passions.

For each of these techniques, we will spend about 10-15 minutes exploring them by discussion, and then a following 10-15 minutes practicing them, for example by a journaling exercise or a game in which we recognize those events in the sphere of our control.

We also will post as soon as we can a list of sources where you can begin researching these techniques yourself. Please also check out the event page for our last event on CBT for additional, introductory sources for research on the topic.

A couple of words: (1) If you haven't already, you can join our Telegram channel by contacting us with your cell number and we'll add you. (2) The link to this event will be posted between 20 and 10 minutes ahead of the start time, and we use for our video conferencing. (3) Lastly, we have recently been streaming our events live on youtube and saving them on file, especially for those who cannot make particular events; at the start of each event, Steve will of course ask if everyone is okay or anyone has a problem with this.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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