Growth Mindset, Psychology & Mental Health to Find Opportunity in the Covid-19 Crisis & Cope with Fear, Worry, Anxiety & Stress

Growth Mindset for Coronavirus: the Psychology of Mental Health to Find Opportunity in the Crisis and Cope with the Stress and Anxiety of Quarantine and Social Distancing


The goal of this course is to help you maintain mental health and psychological wellbeing during isolation, quarantine, stress and anxiety due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), as well as make good use of your time at home, including doing things that help you learn, grow, and thrive.

When home-bound and isolated during Covid-19 quarantine and social distancing, it can be easy to:

  • Become overwhelmed with worry and fear

  • Feel helpless due to disruptive life changes outside of your control

  • Fill your free time with meaningless, mindless distractions

  • Have your mental health and physical health deteriorate

But, it doesn't have to be this way! Not only can you thrive through this Covid-19 (Coronavirus) experience by learning how to feel good, or at least better, no matter what is going on around you (mental health), you can also see this as an opportunity: an unintended sabbatical (growth mindset).

In the past 6 years we have spent almost a year home-bound due to a chronic illness – twice – so we know first-hand what it’s like to cope with the stress, fear, anxiety and disruption of being quarantined. More importantly, we have learned how to thrive through it, instead of getting dragged down by restlessness, despair and grief.

In fact, our biggest challenges in life turned out to be life’s greatest blessing.

The growth we experienced and the lessons we learned, both personally and with our business, have completely transformed our lives.

In those moments when we felt like we had no control over our circumstances, we reminded ourselves that we CAN control:

  • What we focus on

  • How we feel

  • How we react

You see, for over a decade we have been teaching and coaching about:

  • The psychology of the mind

  • Mental health for anxiety & stress

  • How to develop a growth mindset

So, we had an opportunity to practice what we preach in a very real way.

We want to share with you everything we learned the hard way about how to develop positive mental health, stay optimistic and not get lost in a downward spiral of worry, fear and anxiety.

We want to share with you how make the most out of isolation and limitation due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) by embracing a growth mindset and using your time to do things that feed you and help you grow.

We want to share with you the exact strategies we used to come out on the other side of limitation, disruption and isolation stronger and happier and more focused than ever before.

We want to help you create a vision for your future and a growth mindset so you feel empowered as you journey into the unknown.

When we found ourselves home-bound we were unable to:

  • Work outside of the home

  • Visit with family and friends

  • Do any of the things we love to do

We made a DECISION to look at our quarantine as a sabbatical—an opportunity to grow.

And we welcome you to join us on this quest to make the best out of this situation.

In this course, you will:

  • Develop a growth mindset and identify areas in which you can learn and grow

  • Explore ways you can learn anything from home, in your pajamas

  • Learn strategies for coping with boredom

  • Making good use of your time and see this as an opportunity

  • Determine healthy distractions and avoiding unhealthy time-wasting distractions

  • Create a vision for your life and find purpose in this experience

  • Set meaningful goals, complete with a ta-da list and an actionable strategy

  • Learn the psychology of positive mental health

  • Learn practical tools for coping with stress and anxiety

  • Explore ways to get your social needs met during social distancing

  • Learn how to minimize worry and fearful thinking

  • Know how to find hope, and feeling better—even happy—through it all

So, who are we?

We are Joeel & Natalie Rivera of Transformation Academy. We have worked with hundreds of thousands of helpers, lightworkers, coaches and transformation junkies from 195 countries, empowering people to transform their lives through education and entrepreneurship. Like many of our colleagues and clients, we recognize we’ve been preparing for this all our lives. It’s time to do what we do best—be the light that shows others the way. And that’s why we’re offering this course—and making it free.

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Course Syllabus

  • 1


    • Introduction - Growth Mindset and Mental Health for Coping with Stress and Isolation

    • Welcome

    • Identifying Opportunities for Growth

    • Learning Goals Worksheet

    • Determining What to Learn

    • Tools for Learning

  • 2


    • Coping with Boredom and Making Good Use of Your Time

    • Making Good Use of My Time List

    • Healthy Distractions (Ideas for What to Do with Your Time)

    • Unhealthy Distractions (What NOT to Do with Your Time)

  • 3


    • Creating a Vision of Your Future

    • BONUS: How to Make a Vision Board (Guest Instructor Victoria Hawkins)

    • Setting Goals

    • Setting Goals Worksheet

    • Ta-Da List: Weekly and Daily Action Pan

    • Weekly and Daily Plan Template

    • Make a Schedule: The Importance of Routine

  • 4


    • The Importance of Mindfulness and Being Present

    • Going Through the Stages of Grief

    • Always Reach Toward Feeling BETTER

    • Emotional Scale Worksheet

    • Being a Social Creature in Isolation

    • How to Cope with Stress

    • Coping with Stress Worksheet

    • Accepting Your Circle of Control

    • Circle of Control Worksheet

    • Stop Worry and Fearful Thinking

    • Stop Fearful Trains of Thought Worksheet

    • How to Avoid Conflict in Stressful Situations

    • Exercise and Movement for Stress Relief (In a Limited Space)

  • 5


    • Next Steps

  • 6

    BONUS Mindfulness Activities and Meditations

    • Download MP3 Files of Meditations

    • Two Minute Bell Exercise

    • Candle Meditation

    • Body Awareness

    • Progressive Relaxation

    • Gratitude Meditation

    • Self Inquiry Meditation

    • Release and Surrender Meditation

    • Loving Kindness Meditation

    • The Mindfulness Mountain

  • 7

    BONUS VIDEOS on Mastering the Mind and Emotions

    • Thoughts Create Emotions

    • The Body-Mind-Emotions Connection

    • Body-Mind-Emotions DEMONSTRATION

    • Emotional Conditioning

    • Conditioning Worksheet

    • Situational vs Psychological Fear

    • Putting Yourself First

    • De-Catastrophizing (Overcoming Worry)

    • Accepting Your Emotions

    • Changing Limiting Beliefs

    • Changing Limiting Beliefs Worksheet

    • Unconditional Dreams and Desire

    • Unconditional Dreams Worksheet


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.