Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Theoretical Perspectives: Cognitive Therapy in Search of Itself - The Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

"Yet, of the three philosophies, I believe CBT is somehow closer to Stoicism. However, we do not agree with Stoics that we should try to teach others to see everything that has happened to them as good, and that we must all only experience a positive state in this world, which is the expression of God. In CBT, while we do not want people to see events as “awful”, we recognize that they may not see events as good. Therefore, we teach and encourage clients to see them as “less bad” or “less awful”. "


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