Coping With Pain Using the Stoic Philosophy – Donald Robertson

Expert Interviews

Donad Robertson is a psychotherapist specialising in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and the treatment of anxiety.

He is also the author of: ‘Stoicism and the Art of Happiness,’ ‘Build Your Resilience’ and ‘The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

In this interview, we’re going to look at how Stoic philosophy can be used to live a better life – even if you are facing the challenge of chronic pain. 

We will learn more about:

  • What is Stoic philosophy?  Where it comes from and what it teaches.
  • What is an experiment people could try to introduce Stoicism into their lives and reduce anxiety?
  • How Stoicism can help us today with anxiety and stress in relation to pain?
  • How Stoicism deals with worry about the future?
  • What other daily practices people can adopt into their lives to create more peace and calm?

NB: The audio breaks up a bit for the first 5 minutes, but after that it’s fine.

Donad Robertson’s book:

You can find more information about Donald Robertson and Stoicism by visiting the links below:

Donad Robertson’s Stoicism and the Art of Happiness

Philosophy of CBT

Modern Stoicism

Stoicon: Stoicism Conference

Stoic Mindfulness and Resilience Training (SMRT) Course

Stoic Week Events

Interview: Stoicism and Anxiety



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