ReThink Stress will help you change your mindset–and everything you think you know about stress.

BH-bookJoin us for the newest eCourse at GoodThink, featuring content from Shawn Achor’s latest book Before Happiness…

In the ReThinkStress seven day course, you will learn both the science and the techniques behind the powerful intervention that led to a statistically significant decrease in workplace fatigue.  Designed by Ivy League researchers Shawn Achor (Harvard) and Ali Crum (Yale), and first implemented in the height of the financial collapse on Wall Street, the ReThinkStress program has proven results that you could use in your personal and professional life.  Now you have the chance to experience the ReThinkStress program yourself. Course Description: This online course includes seven days of content designed to guide you through the same material as used in the original study on stress, as highlighted in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.  Each day you will be asked to watch a short video and complete workbook exercises. While you can go through the course as fast or as slow as you want, a recommended schedule is included below.
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Take a sneak peek at some of the content included in the ReThinkStress eCourse.  This video provides an overview of the original ReThinkStress study as outlined in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in April 2013.  To view the full video, please enroll in the ReThinkStress eCourse.

RTS composite2Designed by Ivy League researchers Shawn Achor (Harvard) and Ali Crum (Yale), and first implemented in the height of the financial collapse on Wall Street, the ReThinkStress program has proven results. By understanding that stress can be enhancing and following the ReThinkStress program, participants reported  a statistically significant decrease in headaches, backaches, and fatigue and an overall increase in productivity. Now you have the chance to experience the ReThinkStress program yourself, through a video-based eCourse or an in-person training modeled after the original study as published in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and the additional follow up study.

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Shawn_AchorShawn Achor is the author of the international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage. Shawn is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success.  Shawn was one of the lead researchers on the ReThinkStress project.  Learn More

aliacrumDr. Alia Crum is an Adjunct Professor of Management and Postdoctoral Scholar at Columbia Business School. Her research examines the effect of mindsets–the lenses through which information is perceived, organized, and interpreted –on important outcomes such as work performance, interpersonal behavior, and physiological health.  Alia is the lead author on the foundational rethinking stress research, published in the Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyLearn More

eric.thumbail.Eric Karpinski is a positive psychology corporate trainer, keynote speaker and coach who co-produced the ReThinkStress on-line program and leads in-person ReThinkStress trainings. His engaging presentations and trainings bring the power of positive psychology into immediate practice for participants. Learn More

office For clients interested in replicating the original RethinkStress study as cited in the  The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, we offer an in-person version of the ReThinkStress training. The in-person training allows you and your employees to further integrate the principles from the on-line program by including interactive exercises and enhanced personalization.

    • The in-person training takes participants through a lively and interactive series of modules and exercises through which they learn how to capture the enhancing nature of stress and turn pressure into peak performance.

    • Participants deepen their understanding about the research and science supporting that phenomenon that stress need not be debilitating and, instead, can have positive effects on health, performance and well being.

    • Furthermore, participants learn about the power of mindset in shaping the stress response and are guided through a series of interactive exercises to teach them: a) how to get centered and acknowledge stress (as opposed to denying stress) b) how to welcome stress, and connect to purpose and values (as opposed to avoiding stress) and c) how to harness “true power” by capturing and channeling the stress response (as opposed to spending energy trying to counteract the stress response).

  • The in-person training program typically takes two hours but can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your organization.

If you would like to learn more about implementing the ReThinkStress program into your company or organization, please contact


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