Boost your Mental Resilience to Grow your Impact – Attend the CBT Program of Rethink Wellbeing

Do you want to

  • become more fulfilled, resilient, and productive?

  • practice evidence-based tools to deal with blockers and stressors such as low energy levels, anxiety, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism?

  • embark on that journey with other members of the community?

Our new application form is out! You can apply within ~15 min. Spaces are limited. Also, here you can express interest as an organization in <2 min to offer the program to your employees or beneficiaries.


Managing your mind is key to managing your life. Rethink Wellbeing is announcing an online Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT) Program. This program is designed to help improve mental wellbeing and productivity for people in the EA community. Using the latest psychotherapeutic and behavior change techniques, participants attend weekly group sessions together with 5-8 well-matched peers, led by a trained facilitator, and engage in readings and application of the learned tools in between the sessions. This program requires 8 weeks of commitment, with a total of 4-6h/​week. Usually, coaching or therapy costs $100-$200 for just one hour, and in our program, you’ll get 8-9 sessions plus a community of like-minded individuals for 50-80% fewer costs and for free if you can’t afford to pay.,g_custom/c_fill,dpr_auto,q_auto,f_auto,g_auto:faces/SocialPreview/mj9ni4kav3fffglrg4nf

What does the program consist of?

The program is experiential and practice-based; you’ll learn through repeated, deliberate practice, so your new skills can eventually become automatic and habitual. We will draw on techniques backed by a wealth of cutting-edge research, particularly those from the gold standard of third-wave CBT. These techniques can be applied to a variety of target areas: self-regulation, anxiety, low mood, perfectionism, procrastination, self-esteem, productivity, and more. You can learn more about CBT here.

The program involves:

  • Weekly participation

    • A 2-hour group video conference, led by a trained peer facilitator, is designed for sharing personal experiences, bonding, initiating discussions, and practising newly learned techniques together.

    • In between sessions: A reading and home practice of new skills and techniques (~2-4h/​week or ~30 min/​day)

  • Program evaluation surveys

    • Short weekly forms for progress tracking, reflections, and feedback (< 5 min each)

    • Surveys on your mental well-being at weeks 0, 6, 8, and 12 (~20 min each)

We ask that people who sign up be ready to commit to the entire program, which is essential because:

  • You are most likely to maximize your benefits from the program by dedicating time to the weekly sessions, readings, and home practice.

  • Your peers will rely on you. You will go on this journey with a small group, hand-picked for you. Poor participation or dropping out can challenge the group’s dynamics and spirit.

  • We will only be able to determine whether the program is effective and scalable if everyone engages fully.

Why do we think the program will be effective?

You can check out our latest study results in this post.

Mental health research suggests that peer-guided self-help groups working with evidence-based therapy methods can improve mental wellbeing and productivity just as much as 1:1 therapy.

In addition, Rethink Wellbeing’s pilot tests of peer-facilitated groups showed promising results:

  • Participants’ psychological well-being significantly increased (p < .05).

  • Productivity, perfectionism, and self-leadership improved in the correspondingly themed groups.

  • All participants rated the programs as “Good” or “Excellent”.

  • 3 of 5 groups decided to continue meeting.

You can learn more about the rationale and background behind our method on our website.

How do I sign-up?

If you are interested in participating in the program, you can apply by filling out this form within ~15 min. Also, here you can apply as an organization in <2 min to offer the program to your employees or beneficiaries.

If you are interested in facilitating a group, you can apply within ~20 min here.

Answers will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Earlier applications are preferred.

Here’s what happens after you sign up:

  • We review your answers, and confirm if you’re accepted via email. We will only be able to respond to those who are accepted to the program.

  • You submit a commitment-deposit to secure your place (which will be refunded at the end of the program).

  • We match you up with an exclusive peer group and tools tailored to meet your needs and preferences.

  • You embark on an 8-week journey to improve your mental wellbeing!

We also encourage you to join our Effective Peer Support Network via our Slack.

Thank you, Robert Reason, for the thorough review of this post.