Cognitive psychotherapist, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor (2019), featured in Forge, The Guardian. https://read.macmillan.com/lp/verissimus/

Six of the Best Practices for Emotional Resilience

Photo of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio. Copyright the author, Donald Robertson, 2021.

Stoicism is experiencing a renaissance in popularity. This arguably started because it provided the philosophical inspiration for the pioneers of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) in the 1950s and 1960s. By the 1980s, CBT had become the leading evidence-based form of modern psychotherapy. However, around the start of the 21st century more…

How the Stoic Roman Emperor got his nickname

Early poster design for my graphic novel, Verissimus. Copyright D. Robertson.

You’ve probably heard of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher. He’s the author of The Meditations, one of the most popular self-improvement classics of all time. Even if you’ve not read that book, maybe you saw Richard Harris playing him in the first act of the Russell Crowe…

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