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Welcome to Stoic Mentoring with Dr. JC Coetzee

"“It’s not things that upset us, but our judgments about things” — Epictetus
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Are you seeking a path to inner peace, resilience, and a deeper understanding of life's challenges? Welcome to my Stoic Mentoring service, where ancient wisdom meets modern life to help you cultivate a mindset of strength, clarity, and tranquility.

Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in the early 3rd century BC. It teaches the development of self-control and fortitude as a means to overcome destructive emotions. The philosophy asserts that virtue (such as wisdom, courage, self-control and justice) is happiness, and it emphasises the importance of ethics, reason, and the natural order.

Stoicism helps individuals:

  • Focus on what they can control.

  • Accept what they cannot change.

  • Respond to life’s challenges with equanimity.

  • Cultivate a mindset of gratitude and mindfulness.

By embracing Stoic principles, you can navigate life's complexities with a calm and resilient spirit, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth.

Dr JC Coetzee Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland Couples Therapy

Comprehensive Stoic Mentoring Process

My Stoic Mentoring program is designed to guide you through the timeless principles of Stoicism, helping you integrate them into your daily life. Whether you choose online or in-person sessions, you will receive personalised guidance tailored to your unique circumstances.

1. Initial Consultation

Our journey begins with a thorough consultation to understand your goals, challenges, and current mindset. This session allows us to identify areas of your life where Stoic practices can be most beneficial.

2. Personalised Stoic Plan

Based on our initial discussion, I will create a customised plan that includes Stoic readings, exercises, and practical applications. This plan will serve as our roadmap, guiding you through the key concepts and practices of Stoicism.

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3. Regular Mentoring Sessions

We will meet regularly to discuss your progress, reflect on your experiences, and address any questions or challenges you encounter. These sessions provide a supportive space for you to explore Stoic ideas and how they relate to your life.

4. Daily Practices and Reflections

Stoicism is not just a theoretical philosophy but a practical one. You will be encouraged to engage in daily practices such as journaling, mindfulness exercises, and the application of Stoic techniques to real-life situations. These practices help reinforce your learning and integrate Stoic principles into your daily routine.

5. Continuous Feedback and Adjustment

Your journey is unique, and so is our mentoring process. I will provide continuous feedback and make adjustments to your plan as needed. This ensures that our approach remains aligned with your evolving needs and goals.

6. Access to Resources 

As part of the mentoring program, you will have access to a wealth of resources, including recommended readings, audio recordings, and tools designed to deepen your understanding of Stoicism and support your ongoing practice.

7. Community and Support 

You will also have the opportunity to connect with a community of like-minded individuals who are on similar journeys. This community offers additional support, encouragement, and the sharing of insights and experiences.

By engaging in Stoic Mentoring, you will not only gain a profound understanding of Stoic philosophy but also develop the practical skills to apply its wisdom in your everyday life. Together, we will work towards achieving a state of inner peace, resilience, and fulfilment.

Stoicism Recommended Reading

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Ponsonby Clinical Psychology Practice Address

Clinical Psychologist, Ponsonby, Auckland

Dr JC's Clinical Psychology practice is located at Vermont Street Specialists, 25 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 am - 1 pm

Parnell Clinical Psychology Practice Address

Practi Space 1 Gibraltar Crescent, Parnell, Auckland.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 am - 1 pm