Stoic Therapy Toolkit

Download my Five-Page PDF Summarizing a Daily Routine of Stoic Practices

Please feel free to download and share with your friends. This is a five-page PDF guide, called the Stoic Therapy Toolkit, designed to help provide a neat summary of the most important Stoic psychological practices.

Very useful summary, I will carry it in my work bag! Camelia Vasilov
Excellent! Thank you for your tireless work in making this valuable philosophy so accessible in our busy world. Deborah L Gariepy

I've been asked many times for a Stoic "cheat sheet" or summary of key ideas and practical techniques. So I decided to create one based on my books on Stoicism: The Philosophy of CBT (2010), Build your Resilience (2012) and Stoicism and the Art of Happiness (2013). Thanks to all the individuals who provided feedback and suggestions based on the draft. We're confident now that this provides a good summary of key points, which most people will find beneficial.

Thanks, looks beautiful. Can't spare a tip but bought one of your books. :) Vince
Thank so much, Donald! It's awesome to see how hard you work – for all of us! Michael van der Galien
Thank you! Clear, concise, practical and actionable. No matter how busy or preoccupied one is (or has to be) during the day, store this kit in your memory, incorporate these quick contemplations, and the tools will adapt to any occasion! Gaelle1947

This printable PDF document will give you a good overview of Stoicism, and a reminder of daily practices. Many people contributed to the wording and Rocio de Torres, our graphic designer, has given it a new look. So we're confident you'll appreciate the end result and find it valuable as a guide to living like a Stoic. Once you're registered on this site, we'll also be able to email you if we make any revisions to improve the content.


  1. Introduction
  2. The Goal of Virtue
  3. Daily Routine
  4. Four Stoic Meditations
  5. Therapy of the Passions

If you're completely new to Stoicism, it's a good place to start. However, we can't compress the whole philosophy into a few pages, it's just a summary, so you will need to read the Stoics to gain a more complete understanding of their concepts and techniques.

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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.

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Yes. Please see the Creative Commons license. You can share as long as you correctly attribute the ownership. This is free resource for everyone to share and benefit from.

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