Introduction to Stoicism Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Stoicism is based on ideas that help people to live their best possible lives. It’s a philosophy that promotes positive emotions and helping individuals embrace the virtues of their character. It does this by highlighting the importance of simplicity so that people can find peace and harmony within themselves and the world around them and focus on what truly matters rather than getting caught up in negative emotions and behaviours.

The Introduction to Stoicism Diploma Course begins by going back to the foundation of Stoicism. You’ll first be introduced to Zeno of Citium, the philosophy’s founder, before reviewing the history of Stoicism and some of the philosophy’s key subscribers, including Cleanthes, Cato the Younger, Seneca and Epictetus.

From this introduction, you’ll dive deep into the foundation that underpins the entire Stoic system of philosophy. You’ll gain a Stoic understanding of physics, logic and ethics, and the core disciplines that are derived from them, and how to use this knowledge to improve your everyday life.

The four virtues that the Stoics believed were essential to understanding your true self are covered in the Introduction to Stoicism Diploma Course. You will be led through an exploration of the good, the bad and what the Stoics deemed, the ‘indifferent.’ You will also learn about appropriate and ‘perfect’ acts, as well as the idea of the ‘wise man,’ and what he represented to the Stoics.

The course details the Stoic approach to love, including sexual love, relationships and self-love, and introduces the concept of apatheia and how it was necessary for a life of eudaimonia.

You’ll explore the considerations that ancient Stoics gave to money when contemplating how to lead a happy life. These include noting whether extreme wealth is considered good or evil and how some of the richest Stoics reconciled their riches with the ideals of a simple life.

The Introduction to Stoicism Diploma Course explains what is meant by ‘the rational mind’ so that you have a starting point in understanding how our thoughts are at the very essence of our being and how the body is used as a tool to nourish and enhance the mind.

Following that you will be introduced to specific Stoic exercises and strategies that are built around best practices to achieve calmness of spirit and clarity through thought. Further to this, the course explains how to apply Stoic principles and strategies to get more out of life. You’ll also learn why friendship is an important part of being a Stoic and how Stoics approach death and grief.

The course concludes with exercises that will aid you in bringing the practice of Stoicism into your everyday life.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Be more familiar with the work of the main ancient Stoics
  • Understand what it means to live in accordance with nature
  • Be aware of the three main fields of learning and the disciplines derived from them
  • Comprehend the Stoic concept of eudaimonia, and other key concepts including determinism, apatheia, and indifference
  • Know what the Stoic virtues are
  • Have an understanding of Stoicism’s central practices including applying logic, staying in the present moment, gratitude for what is, and accepting what you can and cannot control
  • Know what is meant by Memento Mori and how the Stoics practised it
  • Be confident that you can apply Stoic exercises and principles to your own life

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A Brief History of Stoicism
  • Part 2: The Most Well-Known Stoic Philosophers
  • Part 3: Eudaimonia and Basic Stoic Philosophies
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Three Topoi
  • Part 2: Aristotle’s Logic Vs. Stoic Logic
  • Part 3: The Three Stoic Disciplines
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: How to Live in Accordance with Nature
  • Part 2: The Four Virtues
  • Part 3: Appropriate Acts, Perfect Acts and Vicious Acts
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Love at the Centre of Stoicism
  • Part 2: Self Love
  • Part 3: Stoicism and Loving Relationships
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Stoic Approach to Money and Power
  • Part 2: Stoic Thoughts on Luxurious Living
  • Part 3: Poverty of Desire
  • Part 4: How to be Rich – and Virtuous
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Rational Mind
  • Part 2: Stoic Strategies for a Calm and Peaceful Mind
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Stoicism in the Workplace
  • Part 2: Guard Your Emotions
  • Part 3: Leisure and the Stoics
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Reality of Death
  • Part 2: Dealing with Loss
  • Part 3: Training for Grief
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Turning Philosophy into Action
  • Part 2: Practise Gratitude
  • Part 3: Contemplate the Worst
  • Part 4: The Importance of Saying ‘No’
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 9 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Living in the world today is not always so easy. There are mounting pressures that have developed from society’s obsession with work, money and technology. We judge ourselves against what everybody else appears to do and have.

If you want to step out of this flow of wants and into real happiness, then the Introduction to Stoicism Diploma Course may be just what you’re looking for. Containing Stoic theories and practical exercises and strategies, you can implement changes to your life almost immediately.

Introduction to Stoicism Diploma Course
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The Introduction to Stoicism Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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