Philosophical Management of Stress based on Science and Epicurean Pragmatism: A Pilot Study

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Philosophical Management of Stress based on Science and Epicurean Pragmatism: A Pilot Study
Γλώσσες Τεκμηρίου:
In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we created and implemented from November 2020 to February 2021 a monthly educational pilot program of philosophical management of stress based on Science, Humanism and Epicurean Pragmatism, which was offered to employees of 26 municipalities in the Prefecture of Attica, Greece. The program named "Philosophical Distress Management Operation System" (Philo.Di.M.O.S.) is novel and unique in its kind, as it combines a certain Greek philosophical tradition (Epicurean) that concurs with modern scientific knowledge. The program was designed to be implemented in a period of crisis; therefore, it used a fast-paced, easy to learn and practice philosophical approach to stress management, based on cognitive psychotherapy. The philosophical approach to stress management has the advantage that it can be offered to most people, regardless of age and educational level. The pilot program was effective in achieving its objectives, shown by statistical comparisons of the trainees' responses to anonymous questionnaires before and after the month-long training. The successful Philo.Di.M.O.S. program, thus, based on a solid scientific and philosophical basis, offers a paradigm of stress management during crises and could be useful in Greece and internationally.
Έτος δημοσίευσης:
Christos Yapijakis
Evangelos D. Protopapadakis
George P. Chrousos
Conatus - Journal of Philosophy
National Documentation Centre (EKT)
Αριθμός / τεύχος:
stress management, applied philosophy, science, brain function, biological psychology, Epicurus, Epicurean philosophy, pursuit of happiness, meaning of life, scientific humanism
Κύρια θεματική κατηγορία:
Φιλοσοφία- Ψυχολογία
Στοιχεία έργου:
The authors are grateful to all participants of the pilot educational program, educators, trainees and informaticians. The program was funded by the Regional Development Fund of the Prefecture of Attica as a European Social Fund co-financed project of the Operational Program Attica 2014-2020 (code 2017ΕΠ08510118 / 2020).
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