New book

The Idler Guide To
Ancient Philosophy

- To read an excerpt
- To order a copy


6th February
Christianity and Inner Life
St Albans Study Centre, St Albans

23th February-22nd March
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Idler Academy @ Pedlars, London

5th March
Day of Family Constellations
Camberwell, London

19th March
Philosophy as Therapy
The School of Life, London

12th April - 10th May
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
Idler Academy @ Pedlars, London



How it can help, why it works, what to do next.


Another form of therapy & workshops.

Blog PostS

Some recent journalism, essays, and other things on my blog.


Discussions with Rupert Sheldrake.


Talks on ancient and modern philosophy available now at the Idler Academy.

Also recently published


Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist, writer and teacher.

He’s written books on friendship, love, wellbeing, belief, spirituality, science and ancient Greek philosophy. His articles and reviews on religious, philosophical and ethical themes have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. He leads workshops and groups for professionals interested in exploring the dynamics of transformation and inner life, and also regularly contributes to radio programmes and discussions, notably on the BBC.

He has degrees in physics, theology and a PhD in philosophy, takes part in debates and festivals, also teaching at The Idler Academy and The School of Life in London.

Mark works as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in his London private practice, as well as at the Maudsley Hospital. He also runs family constellations workshops. For more information on personal therapy please click here, and for information about constellations here.