The protocol for the CBT for CFS that is performed by Nijmegen researcher is based on: ----- Bleijenberg G, Prins J, Bazelmans E. Cognitive behavioral therapies. In: Jason LA, Fennel PA, Taylor RR, eds. Handbook of chronic fatigue syndrome. Hoboken: Wiley and Sons, 2003: 493526. ----- This can be read for free at: https://listserv.nodak.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1009C&L=CO-CURE&P=R1774&I=-3 Unfortunately, it's long. Amongst other studies, this is referenced in Nijhof et al. (2012) These are not "moderate" people - they are "hardliners" e.g. the participant is encouraged to see themselves as an "ex-patient" at the end.