Epictetus wrote that all external events are beyond our control; we should accept calmly and dispassionately whatever happens.
What a lovely idea! And yet there is evidence that the approach we take to life will even affect how long we live (Danner, Snowdon and Friesen, 2001). This applies to everyone, and those who most feel that they are not affected by stress may well be the most affected
There are many approaches to handling the stresses of life, whether it's money stress, work stress, family stress, life stress or general stress; working together we will find the approach that feels best for you
Contact me to become more effective in life and at work through recognizing and working with the stress around you.
I can also provide group workshops on resistance to stress if there is no stress awareness program where you work - ask your HR department to contact me directly
Men are disturbed not by things but by the views which they take of them
(yes it's Epictetus again!)
Epictetus (AD 55 – 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (in present day Turkey) and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in the books Discourses and Enchiridion
Danner D.D., Snowdon D.A. and Friesen W.V. (2001), Positive emotions in early life and longevity: Findings from the nun study, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80.5, 804-813, DO: 10.1037//0022-3522.214.171.1244