Wed, Feb 23


Stoic Care II

Not often discussed are the ways in which Stoicism can improve our mental health. Its compassionate, caring side is often forgotten and stems from its principles of cosmopolitanism, character, control, and choice.

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Stoic Care II

Time & Location

Feb 23, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+1

About the Event

Greetings fellow Stoics!

Today we're hosting a discussion on Stoic care. This topic was inspired from our last discussion (thank you Paul!) after encountering the resource hub for all things Stoicism and its relationship to self-care, mental health, and cosmopolitanism, created by Eve Riches and Brittany Polat. They're experts when it comes to the impact Stoicism can have on parenting and education.

This is part two of a two-part series of discussions. Last week we delved into what we mean by Stoic care, how care, camaraderie, and cosmopolitansim are still aligned and in fact necessary by logic for the development of good character, emotional resilience, and sound reason. Today we will likely focus on either mental health and/or general psychological research on resilience, not necessarily Stoic. However, as Stoics and moreso as philosophers we continually seek to learn more and understand the contemporary scientific research which underlies our approach to mental health. Whether you're mentally ill or not, we must each take care of our minds and selves and Stoicism suggests that we cannot care for ourselves unless we also start caring about others and our planet.

This is a level 1 event, which means you don't need any background  knowledge of the philosophy or experience with its practices. Please consult the details on what level 1 means here: Anyone can attend and we doon't request any participation fees.

Today's discussion will run 1.5 hours, though don't feel discouraged from attending if you know you will have to leave early. We don't partition the time, but we will always connect the theory to practice. In fact regarding this topic the theory ultimately derives from the practice!

A couple of words: (1) If you haven't already, you can join our Telegram discussion group and our announcements channel by contacting us and we'll send you a link to the channel. (2) The link to this event will be active 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. Furthermore, we only share recordings afterwards if we reach the threshold of 4 participants (other than the facilitator).

We look forward to seeing you there!

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