Fate Happens. Deal With It

By Tim Raynor, author of

Life Changing: A Philosophical Guide

Stoic philosophers were the first to see how our judgments and beliefs shape our emotional lives. They understood how an irrational judgment could turn an isolated incident into an all-consuming passion. This idea is commonplace among psychologists today. It forms the basis of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a popular and effective form of psychological treatment. CBT shows us how to redress and correct the irrational judgments at the basis of distressing and disturbing experiences. By changing our thinking, we can change how we are affected by life itself.


Posted by Philosophy Foundation Admin on 2nd July 2012 at 12:00am

Category: Guest Blogger

Tags: Tim Raynor, philosophy, CBT, Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Stoic Philosophers, Stoicism, Stoics