What Philosophers Tell Us About Stress

Epictetus, the Greek Stoic philosopher, is reported to have said, “Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of those things.” We would do well to remember this piece of sage wisdom when confronting the seemingly stressful realities of everyday life. How often do your views distort
your circumstances and introduce needless stress into your life?

Be Your Own Stress Therapist

Psychotherapists have many tools at their disposal for helping clients overcome stress and related issues. One of these tools is called rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT), which used to be known as rational-emotive therapy (RET). This system of therapy was pioneered by Dr. Albert Ellis decades ago,
and today its principles and techniques are employed in the more mature system known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).