Crash Course in Stoic Pain Management (Beta)

One hour introduction to Stoic Techniques for Coping with Chronic Pain

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Beta version now available for testing.

This is a free mini-course on Stoic techniques for pain management. It's designed to provide a simple introduction to Stoic psychological techniques for coping with physical pain or discomfort.

The main resource is an 18 min. audio recording of a guided Stoic exercise for pain management. You'll learn about how the ancient Stoics coped with pain and how those techniques can be adapted for use in the modern world.

Sign up now by clicking the enroll button above, if you're interested in trying out the beta version of the course and providing feedback to help me improve it for future participants.

NB: This is not a substitute for medical advice.

"I have listened to the meditation almost every day... I’ve had some personal breakthroughs already. I think it applies to so much more than pain or discomfort and practicing the techniques has helped me throughout all aspects of my life including my pain and discomfort." – Georgie Oberhausen


"This makes lot of sense to me. Nowadays we are getting weaker as the pharmacy industry supplies us with immediate relief for the smallest pains... and we take it easily and increase medication as we grow older. Although I don't have a chronic pain... I will practice the exercise whenever the symptoms grow stronger. Thanks for all." – Thiago do Amaral de C e Silva

Your Instructor

Donald Robertson
Donald Robertson

Donald is a trainer and writer, with decades of experience. He’s a specialist in teaching evidence-based psychological skills, and known as an expert on the relationship between modern cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and classical Greek and Roman philosophy. He was born in Scotland but worked as a psychotherapist for many years in London, England, where he ran a training school for therapists, before emigrating to Canada to focus on his writing and developing eLearning courses. He now lives part-time in Athens, Greece.

Donald is the author of several books on philosophy and psychotherapy, as well as having contributed chapters to four other books and published many articles in journals and magazines. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius was #1 best seller in philosophy. He's also the author of Verissimus, a graphic novel about Marcus Aurelius, as well as a forthcoming prose biography of him from Yale University Press. He's edited and written the introduction to Capstone Classics' new edition of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. You can contact him via his website.

"The information presented was interesting. The techniques used in the recording are useful. The tips for overcoming obstacles to the practice are valuable to keep in mind." – Linda Williams

"Excellent small course. The audio meditation has been a companion in the last month and has shown me the power of certain reflections on one's physical pain as well as general wellbeing. All in all I'm satisfied and would recommend this to anyone motivated enough to pursue personal growth." – Piero Stanley Pirro

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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