Take back your power, stop self-sabotage, reprogram your mind, master your emotions & stop negative thinking

Transform Your Life using CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques and Tools. 

Do you ever feel stuck, like you know what you want but you just can’t get yourself to take action?

Do you ever feel like your thoughts, your emotions, or your life are out of your control?

Have you ever made irrational decisions you later regretted?

Are you tired of self-sabotaging or procrastinating?

Do you have an inner critic that is always putting you down, telling you you’re not good enough, and beating you up for mistakes you make?

Are you tired of holding yourself back because you’re afraid of failure?

Have you ever had the sinking feeling that you are your biggest road block that is stopping you from living the life you really want?


If you can relate to any of these things, you are not alone.

The human mind is the most complex machine on the planet. It is what allow us to paint masterpieces, build modern marvels, make scientific discoveries, and learn through online courses like this one. But, unfortunately, our minds don’t come with an instruction manual. Most people never reach their potential because their machines—the most powerful tool they will ever have—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 lives they want.

You were probably never taught that you have the ability to change ANYTHING about yourself—your level of intelligence, your talent, your abilities, your personality.

You were probably never taught that you have the ability to control your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors., and you certainly weren’t taught how (CBT can teach you how).

You may have been told you could be or do anything you wanted when you grew up, but you never believed it. You were surrounded by people who settled in life, who were unhappy, who were dysfunctional and who, unfortunately, passed the beliefs and patterns of thinking that got them there onto you.

Now you’re grown up and you have a million thoughts that run through your mind that make you doubt yourself and believe your dreams aren’t possible (CBT can help with this).

Like most people, you’ve got a monkey mind that’s always negative and distracting you from creating the life you want. Well, it’s time to give your monkey mind a banana. This course is the banana! And, it’s also 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. 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 how to reprogram your mind with these CBT techniques.

  • With CBT: You’ll learn how your thoughts and emotions work and how to identify why you think and act the way you do. You’ll develop self-awareness so you an stop negative thinking in the act and retrain your monkey mind to think more positively.
  • With CBT: You’ll be able to stop self-sabotaging behaviors and bad habits
  • CBT will help you: Stop stalling and overcome procrastination
  • CBT will help you: Get yourself to take those actions you’ve been putting off in only 5 seconds
  • CBT will help you: Make decisions more rationally, including feeling more confident making hard decisions
  • With CBT you will: Stop the incessant worrying and silence the inner critic
  • CBT will help you: Overcome fear and resistance that is holding you 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 your power

We look forward to sharing CBT Techniques that will transform your life! 

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 50,000 students, coaches and businesses from 185 countries. Everything we have ever taught or created has had CBT 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.

If you change your thoughts, you will transform your life. 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)

    • Identifying Problem Areas (Assessment)

    • Identifying Problem Areas

  • 2

    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

  • 3

    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

  • 4

    COACHING: CBT Core Journaling Process

    • Why Journaling is the Core of CBT

    • ABCD Journaling client

    • ABCD Journaling WS

    • The ABCDEF Journaling Process

    • Fact or Opinion

    • Additional Journal Prompts

  • 5

    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

  • 6

    CBT Techniques: Cognitive

    • Mindfulness Meditation

    • Mindfulness Meditation

    • Half-Smile Technique

    • Square Breathing

    • Square Breathing Technique

    • Guided Progressive Relaxation

    • Guided Progressive Relaxation

    • Visualization (The Science)

    • Visualization Activity

    • Create a Vision of Your Future

    • The Brain Science of Visualization

    • 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

  • 7

    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

    • Scheduling Activities

  • 8

    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

  • 9

    Wrapping Up!

    • Congratulations and Next Steps!

    • 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.