Empower your clients to stop self-sabotage, reprogram their minds, master their emotions & stop negative thinking w/CBT


Transform the life of your clients and yourself by using CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques and Tools. 

Have you ever had clients who had big dreams and great potential but their limiting beliefs and negative self talk held them back? Or maybe you’ve experienced this yourself?

Do you want to empower yourself and others to master the most powerful tool of all—the mind?

Help your clients get unstuck and finally take those actions they’ve been putting off.

Help them stop feeling out of control and learn to control their thoughts, emotions, and life.

Help them make better decisions, including the hard ones.

Help them stop self-sabotaging or holding themselves back because they fear failure.

Help them tame their inner critic and develop self-confidence.

Become a Cognitive Behavioral Coach and use CBT empower your clients to master their mindset.

Most people never reach their potential because even thought their minds are the most complex and amazing machines on the planet, they’ve inherited faulty programming. But, it’s not their fault—they were never taught how their mind works or how much power they have to create the life they want.

They were probably never taught that they have the ability to change ANYTHING about themselves—including their intelligence, talent, abilities, and personality.

They were probably never taught that they have the ability to control their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

They may have been told they could be or do anything they wanted when they grew up, but they never believed it. Now they’ve grown up and they’ve realized that life is supposed to be more than what they’ve allowed for themselves, and so they hire a coach—that’s you! But, they still have a million thoughts that run through their minds that make them doubt themselves and believe their dreams aren’t possible.

As a coach, you can help your client tame their monkey mind—the one that’s always negative and distracting them from creating the life they want. This course will help you give their monkey mind a banana so they can stay focused and empowered as they move toward their goals.

This course is like the human mind owner’s manual you never knew existed.

In this course, you’ll learn how to use cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, on yourself and your clients. CBT teaches us that our thoughts create our emotions and influence our behavior. We can learn how to have greater control over our thoughts, and therefore, we can have greater control over our emotions and our behaviors.

In this course you’ll learn techniques for reprogramming the mind. 

  • You’ll learn how thoughts and emotions work and how to help your clients develop self awareness and understand why they think and act the way they do using CBT core principles.
  • You’ll help them learn how to stop negative thinking in the act and retrain their monkey mind to think more positively and clearly using CBT techniques.
  • You’ll help them stop self-sabotaging behaviors and bad habits using CBT techniques. 
  • CBT will help you: Stop stalling and overcome procrastination
  • CBT will help you: Take those actions they’ve been putting off in only 5 seconds
  • CBT will help you: Make decisions more rationally, including feeling more confident making hard decisions
  • CBT will help you: Stop incessant worrying and silence their inner critic
  • CBT will help you: Overcome fear and resistance that is holding them back
  • CBT will help you: Manage anger, cope with stress, and minimize anxiety
  • CBT will help you: Feel more peaceful and optimistic
  • CBT will help you: Stop feeling out of control and take back their power

So who are we?

We are Joeel & Natalie Rivera. We’ve been studying, mastering, and teaching about the power of the mind for almost 20 years. We’re entrepreneurs and coaches and we’ve worked with over 300,000 students, coaches and businesses from 195 countries. Everything we have ever taught or created has had CBT concepts at it’s core. Our courses are all based on our educational background in psychology and education, as well as my background as a psychology instructor, my Master’s in Counseling and my research on happiness for my dissertation for my PH.D. in Psychology.

Helping your clients change their life is the greatest gift you can offer as a coach because you give them the power to transform their lives. We look forward to transforming with you in the course.

Course Syllabus

  • 1

    Let's Get Started!

    • Why CBT?

    • What is CBT? (Your Owner's Manual)

    • CBT as a Coach: Coaching vs Therapy

    • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics

    • Full Workbook - ADA Accessible

    • Audiobook, Print Book and Workbook Available for This Course

    • All Course Documents in One Handy Place

    • Join the Course Discussion!

  • 2

    IMPORTANT Agreement, Disclaimer & Rules

    • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics (By Continuing This Course You Agree to These Terms)

    • Requirements for Earning Certification (NO SKIPPING VIDEOS)

  • 3

    Being a Cognitive Behavioral Coach

    • The Coaching Process

    • CBT Coaching Process WS

    • The Structure

    • CBT Coaching Structure WS

    • CBT Coaching Plan Template

    • Reinforcement Strategies

    • Behavior Modification

  • 4

    COACHING: Setting Goals

    • Making Goals Achievable

    • Skill and Competency Development

    • Skill Development

    • Identifying Problem Areas (Assessment)

    • Identifying Problem Areas Assessment

    • Setting Goals and Action Plans

    • Setting Meaningful Goals WS

    • 30 and 60 Day Planning WS

    • Weekly and Daily Planning WS

    • The Importance of Homework

  • 5

    COACHING: CBT Core Journaling Process

    • Why Journaling is the Core of CBT

    • ABCD Journaling Process (the Thought Record)

    • ABCD Journaling WS

    • The ABCDEF Journaling Process

    • Fact or Opinion

    • Additional Journal Prompts

  • 6

    FOUNDATION: CBT and the Growth Mindset

    • Stop Feeling Out of Control (Locus of Control Assessment)

    • Locus of Control

    • Why the Growth Mindset is the Key to Successful CBT

    • Mindset Assessment

    • The Growth Mindset

    • You Can Change Your Brain, Your Mindset, and Your Thoughts

    • You Can Change Your Brain

  • 7

    FOUNDATION: Understanding Cognition (How Thinking Works)

    • Thoughts Create Emotions and Behaviors

    • Understanding Cognition (How Thinking Works)

    • Cognitive Distortions, Part 1

    • Cognitive Distortion, Part 2

    • Cognitive Distortions

    • Stop Irrational and Illogical Thinking with Socratic Questioning

    • Socratic Questioning WS

  • 8

    FOUNDATION: Developing Awareness of Thoughts, Emotions, and Behaviors

    • Cultivating Mindfulness and Awareness

    • Developing Awareness of Thoughts and Self-Talk

    • Developing Awareness of Your Thoughts and Self-Talk

    • Developing Awareness of Thoughts, Emotions, and Behaviors

    • Developing Awareness of Self-Talk, Part 2

    • Self Talk Part 2 WS

    • Developing Awareness of Emotions

    • Awareness of Emotions

    • BONUS: Situational vs Psychological Fear

    • Situational vs. Psychological Fear

    • Recognizing Triggers

    • Recognizing Triggers

    • Identifying Core Beliefs

    • Identifying Underlying Beliefs

    • Acceptance

    • A Note About Acceptance

  • 9

    CBT Techniques: Cognitive

    • Mindfulness Meditation

    • Mindfulness Meditation

    • Half-Smile Technique

    • Square Breathing

    • Square Breathing Technique

    • Guided Progressive Relaxation

    • Guided Progressive Relaxation

    • Visualization (The Science)

    • Create a Vision of Your Future

    • The Brain Science of Visualization

    • Visualization Activity

    • Reframing Negative Situations

    • Reframing Negative Experiences

    • Postive Thinking and Affirmations

    • Affirmations

    • Uncovering the Lies

    • Uncovering the Lies Activity

    • Changing Beliefs (The Table Leg Method)

    • Changing Beliefs

  • 10

    CBT Techniques: Behavioral

    • Behavioral Experimentation

    • Behavioral Experimentation WS

    • Overcoming Indecision Part 1, Autopilot and Being Stuck

    • Overcoming Indecision WS

    • Overcoming Indecision Part 2, Irrevocable Choices

    • Overcoming Indecision Part 2- Irrevocable Choices

    • Overcoming Inaction

    • Overcoming Inaction WS

    • Exposure Techniques for Overcoming Fear and Resistance

    • Exposure Techniques WS

    • The Exposure Ladder

    • Exposure Ladder

    • Scheduling Activities

  • 11

    CBT Techniques: Additional Activities

    • Fact or Opinion

    • Fact or Opinion

    • Alternative Action Formula

    • Alternative Action Formula

    • Putting Thoughts on Trial

    • Putting Thoughts on Trial

    • Functional Analysis

    • Functional Analysis

    • Modifying Rules and Assumptions

    • Modifying Rules and Assumptions

    • De-Catastrophizing (Overcoming Worry)

    • De-catastrophizing WS

    • Fear Setting

    • Fear Setting Activity Sheet

  • 12

    Wrapping Up!

    • Congratulations coach

    • Receiving Your Official Certification & Logo

    • FREE Human Mind Owner's Manual EBOOK


Lead Instructors & Coaches

Joeel & Natalie Rivera

Joeel and Natalie Rivera are professional speakers, trainers, and coaches. Their mission is to provide tools that empower people to ignite their dreams,  unleash their potential and fulfill their purpose. Through their  company, Transformation Services, Inc., they provide digital content  publishing, online courses, and life coach training programs that act as  a catalyst for personal empowerment. Joeel  is a former psychology professor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling  and Education and is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D.  in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. Using the science of  psychology and human potential, they train leading edge entrepreneurs,  leaders, life coaches, and individuals how to master the power of their  mind and create their destiny.They  are serial entrepreneurs who challenge and inspire others to take their  power back through self-employment as INDIEpreneurs, (self-employed  freedom junkies). Between the two of them, they’ve started over a dozen  businesses, from photography to a non-profit teen coaching center, and  from an import business to a holistic virtual office. They  became INFOpreneurs in 2014 when they fully transitioned their print  magazine into digital format because they found they could reach an  exponential, worldwide market at a fraction of the time and cost. They  closed their physical offices and began converting their in-person  workshops and speeches into information products and online courses. Then, in 2015 they received a proverbial “kick in the pants” to go  “all-in” when Joeel fell ill after traveling overseas. Unable to leave  the house, they continued reach and inspire their market by creating 50  online courses in only 2 years, including digitizing their popular life  coach training programs and certifications. Today, they have served 300,000+ students from 195 countries.