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How Stoic Philosophy can improve your life, with Cognitive Psychotherapist & Stoicism expert Donald Robertson

The MindBodyBrain Project

In this episode I interview the super-knowledgable Cognitive Psychotherapist and Stoic Philosophy expert Donald Robertson, author of the excellent book How To Think Like A Roman Emperor , as well as 5 other on Philosophy, Psychotherapy & Psychological skills Training. Donald takes us on a journey through ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, from Socrates to the Emperor  Marcus Aurelius, exploring the Virtues of the Stoics and how we can apply them to our own lives to help us navigate the challenges of modern life. Donald is a founding member of Modern Stoicism and his own website contains online courses on Stoic Philosophy as well as lots of free videos and articles - it's an absolute treasure-trove of information. He is also a committee member for https://modernstoicism.com/ and one of the organisers and speakers  of the Stoicon-x Military conference, exploring Courage, Honour & Stoicism.If you're enjoying the podcast, please leave us a review on your podcast player as they really help.We are also delighted to announce the release of our first public course, called The Better You Program. It’s comprehensive 8-week, Better You program, with 8 weekly interactive webinars with myself and mindset coach Carly Taylor, a partner app and a whole heap of exercises and tools to help you become a better version of yourself – whatever that means for you. It launches on the 29th March. If the sound of this floats your boat,  click here to find out more.Below are the episode highlights:Start: Donald's journey into Stoic Philosophy & Psychotherapy7:20 -  The female connection with Stoicism9:47 -  Zeno, the founder of Stoicism18:18 - The link between Philosophy and Psychotherapy21:55 -  Seneca The Younger & Epictetus26: 44 -  The upbringing of Marcus Aurelius31:16 -  The background to the 4 Cardinal Virtues of Stoic Philosophy34:54 -  The Virtue of Wisdom (based on reason)41:41 - The Virtue of Courage44: 50 -  The Virtue of Temperance (self-discipline)45:54 - When self-discipline becomes a vice48:30 -  The Virtue of Justice (social morality)51:42 - The Therapy of the Passions57:15 - The practical application of Stoicism to modern life1:05:35 - The View From Above technique 

1hr 17mins

6 Mar 2021

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Q&A with Donald Robertson: Impermanence and The Here & Now

One Day At A Time - Daily Wisdom

3hr 45mins

2 Mar 2021

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Donald Robertson AKA @drawbertson on Why Your Biggest Ideas Aren't Big Enough

LEAVE YOUR MARK

Donald Robertson, better known as @drawbertson, went from Art School failure to Fashion's favorite artist. Known as the Andy Warhol of Instagram, his impressive career spans decades of roles that anyone would dream of having. In his early Canadian days, he worked on a tiny brand that no one had ever heard of called M.A.C. He spent years as a creative director going through Hearst's revolving door and later on lunching with the big wigs in the infamous Conde Nast cafeteria. Throughout it all, Donald has maintained his childish instincts and willingness to do absolutely anything. And he is not shy about poking harmless fun at some of Fashion's biggest players.  In this episode, you will learn how Donald ideates his big creative ideas, why if you feel good about presenting an idea, it's probably not big enough, and the reason you need to be comfortable selling yourself "lemonade stand" style no matter how successful you get. Donald shares his journey with contagious humor and humility, with lessons that anyone in any industry will learn from.  *** This episode of Leave Your Mark is brought to you by WW, Weight Watchers reimagined. I've been a die-hard WW follower for over 20 years. I love food, and for me, happiness is having the flexibility to eat my favorite foods without restriction. WW is a scientifically proven program for personalized weight loss and wellness, and now with the new myWW+, it's the most holistic program ever. For me, total wellness is not just about what you eat, but how you feel. Everyday myWW+ gives me the tools to keep track of my food, water intake, sleep, activity, and mindset. I'm excited to share a special WW offer with you. To get started on your own wellness journey today, go to ww.com/leaveyourmark.

42mins

21 Feb 2021

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Stoicism and Clutter with Donald Robertson Pt 2

Be Uncluttered

This week we're bringing you Part 2 of our episode on Stoicism and Clutter with Donald Robertson, who is an author, speaker, psychotherapist and expert on Greek and Roman philosophy. We've had a great response from listeners about Part 1 so we know you're all keen to here more from Donald. Enjoy!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.  We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You can send us an email at rebecca@clearspace.net.au, basklifecoaching@outlook.com, or any of the links below will help you get in touch too. Our website: www.beuncluttered.com.au (we also have more detailed shownotes there)Our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beunclutteredOur Facebook Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674317126272323/Our Insta: www.instagram.com/beunclutteredTara's website: www.basklifecoaching.comBec's website: www.clearspace.net.au

35mins

26 Jan 2021

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#274 - Donald Robertson - Stoicism: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor

Modern Wisdom

Donald Robertson is a Psychotherapist and an author. People are getting tattoos of Marcus Aurelius, copies of his Meditations sold out at the beginning of the pandemic and yet he was just some bloke two thousand years ago. What made him so special and what is there to learn from his life? Expect to learn how stoicism and cognitive behavioural therapy are intrinsically linked, why an existential crisis can be useful, how Marcus Aurelius dealt with his anger, why Donald thinks we lost the wisdom of ancient Greece and much more... Sponsors: Get 83% discount & 3 months free from Surfshark VPN at https://surfshark.deals/MODERNWISDOM (use code MODERNWISDOM) Extra Stuff: Buy How To Think Like A Roman Emperor - https://amzn.to/39JzkgS Follow Donald on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DonJRobertson Get my free Ultimate Life Hacks List to 10x your daily productivity → https://chriswillx.com/lifehacks/ To support me on Patreon (thank you): https://www.patreon.com/modernwisdom - Get in touch. Join the discussion with me and other like minded listeners in the episode comments on the MW YouTube Channel or message me... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chriswillx Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chriswillx YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ModernWisdomPodcast Email: modernwisdompodcast@gmail.com

1hr 35mins

25 Jan 2021

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Stoicism and Clutter with Donald Robertson Pt 1

Be Uncluttered

What do ancient Greek schools of philosophy have to do with living a happy and uncluttered life today?  Ooh-ooh! We know, we know! And we're going to share it with you. Listen this week to Part 1 of our episode on Stoicism (with a capital S!) with Donald Robertson, who is an author, speaker, psychotherapist and expert on Greek and Roman philosophy, and you'll learn all about it too.----more----Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.  We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You can send us an email at rebecca@clearspace.net.au, basklifecoaching@outlook.com, or any of the links below will help you get in touch too. Our website: www.beuncluttered.com.au (we also have more detailed shownotes there)Our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beunclutteredOur Facebook Community Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674317126272323/Our Insta: www.instagram.com/beunclutteredTara's website: www.basklifecoaching.comBec's website: www.clearspace.net.au

38mins

19 Jan 2021

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Donald Robertson (Part 2) - Life is an Opportunity to Search for the Truth

Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Today's guest is Donald Robertson, renowned expert on stoicism.I was looking forward to this chat for a long time, and it does not disappoint. Stoics are mainly concerned with their wisdom and their character, and therefore process events that happen to them according to the effect of the event on their wisdom and character, first and foremost. This is an extremely powerful tool for dealing with life's hardships, including the pandemic.Donald is a writer, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist and trainer.  He’s a specialist in teaching evidence-based psychological skills, and known as an expert on the relationship between modern psychotherapy (CBT) and classical Greek and Roman philosophy. His therapy practice specialized for many years in helping clients with social anxiety and self-confidence issues. He is also the author of six books and many articles on philosophy, psychotherapy, and psychological skills training. His latest book How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius was #1 best seller in philosophy, and he's also edited and written the introduction to Capstone Classics' new edition of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.In Part 2, we discuss:What happens if you imagine the presence of things that are lacking? PainWhat happens if you imagine the lack of things that are present? GratitudeRather than thinking you have things, consider they're on loan from natureExhibit empathy without agreeing, as therapists doThe fourth thought of wisdom: don't stress, think clearly and solve the problemAnger is not a feeling, it's a way of perceiving life"The universe is change, and life is opinion."Is stoicism a religion?Moral virtue, and the ancient thought that it was inherited rather than learnableWhich is better, death or living?The Apology of SocratesHow all experiences are opportunities to contemplateLife is good if we use it well, and bad if we exploit itSocrates's sacrifice for truth, virtue and wisdomInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatConnect with Donald Robertson on Instagram @howtothinklikearomanemperor, Facebook @robertsontraining, on Twitter @DonJRobertson, and on his website, donaldrobertson.nameDon't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

42mins

28 Nov 2020

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Donald Robertson (Part 1) - On Stoicism and How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Today's guest is Donald Robertson, renowned expert on stoicism.I was looking forward to this chat for a long time, and it does not disappoint. Stoics are mainly concerned with their wisdom and their character, and therefore process events that happen to them according to the effect of the event on their wisdom and character, first and foremost. This is an extremely powerful tool for dealing with life's hardships, including the pandemic.Donald is a writer, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist and trainer.  He’s a specialist in teaching evidence-based psychological skills, and known as an expert on the relationship between modern psychotherapy (CBT) and classical Greek and Roman philosophy. His therapy practice specialized for many years in helping clients with social anxiety and self-confidence issues. He is also the author of six books and many articles on philosophy, psychotherapy, and psychological skills training. His latest book How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius was #1 best seller in philosophy, and he's also edited and written the introduction to Capstone Classics' new edition of The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.In Part 1, we discuss:What is stoicism?How stoicism deals with anger and our blind spotsDo people do wrong because they're fundamentally bad?Moral blindness is a more severe disability than physical blindnessRehab and reform those who wrong vs. punishing themLies of omissionThe ideal stoic: someone mainly concerned about their wisdom or characterHow stoicism is growing in popularity, especially during the pandemicHow Greek tragedies would have been very different with wiser charactersHow blessings can be a curse and curses can be a blessingIs venting emotions healthy, or should we not let them bother us?The difference between grief and pathological depressionThere's nothing anger can do that can't be done better with love and compassionCognitive distancing and the ability to consider multiple perspectivesThe four thoughts of wisdomInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatConnect with Donald Robertson on Instagram @howtothinklikearomanemperor, Facebook @robertsontraining, on Twitter @DonJRobertson, and on his website, donaldrobertson.nameDon't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

45mins

28 Nov 2020

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Donald Robertson | A 101 Of Stoicism And The Art Of Happiness In Our Modern World

Ideal Day Podcast

APPLY NOW for The Transform 2021 Program FREE Session With me today on the podcast have author and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist have Donald Robertson. He’s a specialist in teaching evidence-based psychological skills, and known as an expert on the relationship between modern psychotherapy (CBT) and classical Greek and Roman philosophy He was born in Irvine, Scotland, and grew up in Ayr.  He worked as a psychotherapist for about twenty years in London, England, where he ran a training school for therapists, before emigrating to Canada in 2013 to focus on his writing. Donald is the author of six books and many articles on philosophy, psychotherapy, and psychological skills training, including How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. Ready to start 2021 with a bang? APPLY now for The Transform 2021 FREE session. Donald Robertson and other Stoic books How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius Stoicism and the Art of Happiness The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday Connect with Donald Robertson below; Donald Robertson Website Thank you so much for listening and checking out this episode of Your Ideal Day.  You can also check us out on Instagram @youridealday

1hr 1min

17 Nov 2020

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S5E28: Donald Robertson

UpTalk Podcast

Stoic Philosophy expert Donald Robertson joins me from Athens Greece to debunk some myths about Stoicism, and how we can incorporate the philosophy into our everyday lives to maintain mental wellness. He is the Author of "How To Think Like A Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius". Learn more about Donald's work at https://donaldrobertson.name/.Subscribe, Listen, and Share! #UpTalkSeason5 #OwnYourGrowth #MoreLoveLessJudgementApple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/uptalk-podcast/id1076465971Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4rWG3ge2SwNYazgEGThxwzPodbean - https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/2gf8i-771b7/UpTalk-PodcastSpreaker - https://www.spreaker.com/show/uptalk-podcast

1hr 45mins

27 Oct 2020

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