Growth Mindset and Mental Health for Coping with Stress and Isolation

Growth Mindset and Mental Health for Coping with Stress and Isolation

Growth Mindset, Psychology & Mental Health to Find Opportunity in these Challenging Times and Cope with Fear, Worry, Anxiety & Stress | taught by Joeel & Natalie Rivera
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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.

Course Contents

42 Videos
1 Text
11 PDFs
1 Download

Course Curriculum

Emma McGrath

Yves Pierre

Growth Mindset and Mental

Stress and Stress are very hard to handle. Having a such course to help cope with them while using a growth mindset and mental health is priceless.

Rosa Aleyda Morgan

Coping with Stress and Isolation

I really enjoy this, so full of information, I can go over this more than once. very helpful. Love it.

Emma McGrath

Yves Pierre

Stress and Stress are very hard to handle. Having a such course to help cope with them while using a growth mindset and mental health is priceless.

Rosa Aleyda Morgan

I really enjoy this, so full of information, I can go over this more than once. very helpful. Love it.

Ashley Williams

This might be the best thing I have done during the pandemic. I was feeling anxious that I wasn't doing enough with my time, yet not enough that brought me joy. This course really helped me get clear on my priorities for the next 6 months and ho...

Victoria Stein

Loved this course! It’s a feel good course!

Jacqueline MB Pratt

Awesome Life Coach Training for Growth Mindset and Mental Health for Coping with Stress and Isolation!!!

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Barbara Stubblefield

The prinable materials were effective, motivating and worth the time I invested in them. Thank You. SMILES! Enjoyed the videos and their content as well. I enjoyed the classes and felt it hd great information. Thank you!

Suravi Ghosh

Enjoyed this course and thank you for this free course during this time of pandemic.

Warren Curle

Interesting with a lot of information packed into it Do I hear a bell ?

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Nickey Erasmus

This is an awesome tool to use when you need to transform your life. This is a fantastic tool for personal growth. Thank you very much. Wow, awesome

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Chris Wilson

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Jonathan Scott

For me it coming out box learning to only to cope but to grow expand my self to help others

Claudia Segura

carmen Anderson

The curse was helpful and informative. It give me a different perspective. The speakers are knowledgeable and seems very sincere. I learned a lot from this curse and looking forward to taking some classes. Thank you both for all you do!

Sally A. Yeldell

Irene Hill

Very informational great exercise. It has a lot of structure to keep you on a schedule and routine. Awesome techniques to relieve stress. I love the exercises they are simple and easy to accomplish. I am enjoying these teachings very much. I also ...

Jonelle Prescott

Very good techniques and worksheets. Alot of information. Glad I can review it again so I can fully absorb and refresh ! Thank you for offering this course

Chris Cody

Vicki Gilmore

Very informative courses. I really am impressed with the Healthy/Unhealthy free courses about Distractions because I NEVER heard anyone categorize this topic like that before. It causes us to step back and take a look at some things in our lives ...

Pamela Berglund

As alwzys, good course.

Surjeet Kumar Soni

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Kelly McGhee

Thank for providing such timely information! This will be very helpful in addition to the work I’m doing with my clients as they struggle with the pandemic. Kelly M.

Daphne Pierce

This was a really great lecture and was super informative. I would recommend this lesson for all coaches.

Joyce Modie

This is really great

Dee Roberts

This course took me back to the basics, sometimes we get so involved in our day-to-day routine unscheduled that we get off course. I think that this course will help me to get back on track, good stuff

Bridgette Stewart

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Francois Human

Great and so helpful... thanks Joeel and Natalie

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Torelen Winbush

I appreciate this training it made me connect with tools that are going to aid me to see myself as a routine to support success.

Ashokraj Selamban

Excellent explaning each part. Its really help me to grow. Thanks team.

Crystalian Caldwell

This course was amazing. It was helpful learning that we are hard wired for something different then what we are going through with COVID 19. They gave tools to help understand and be a better us during this time. I had my 9 year old daughter list...

Dianna Pulver

Nataki J Harris

I felt the information in this course was very insightful to balance anxiety, fear or any doubt we may have during this time.

Shakti Palo

I am thankful to the resource creators. I loved the course and wish it will definitely help thousands like me to plan life in a better way.

Raquel McClendon

i had a stroke and it drastically changed my life. i have short memory loss which i stood i was not able control but my cognitive process placed me in a deep depression because i have three parts of my brained damaged which have affected mt short...

Hasanul Islam

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Carla Mukes

My thoughts have been considering all the ways we can potentially be distracted with current state of the world, it’s vital for us to consider being intentional about grooming ourselves toward healthier thinking & functioning.

Yazmin N. Rodriguez Caceres

I would Love to get a certificate in this course since it was so dense and complete, it's a great addition to my coaching toolbox. The naturalism that they have educating, makes me engage with them in a level I dont see it as a course, I see it as...

Alicia Graham

This was very beneficial. I really liked the Table exercise and will use this with many of my clients.

Sheila Ballengee

Very good. Will be taking more.


Melinda Harrington

This course and other courses that I have listened to has helped me a lot. I printed the worksheets and will write down my goals. For me I did not stress out over Covid 19. But I used the advise on other issues. I will continue with the next Modul...

Dorothy Tiongco

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Vanessa Cherry

This program was amazing. There was definitely a lot of information and I love the worksheets. Thank you both so much! I also appreciate your transparency!

Arlan Velasquez

Josephine Jeganathan

It was being relayed from my husband's friend who is a priest in London to him and my husband planned this day for me from the morning that I have an uninterrupted experience of this course. It is a very nourishing and meditative experience well b...

Roger D. King

This course was like a "reminder' of things that I already knew, have forgotten about, or just plain ignored! Thank You for the challenge to get rid of limiting thoughts. Being isolated can often lead to sever depression, so the reminders to do ...

George Joseph Veerasamy Susairaj

I loved most was/is 'Mindfulness Activities and Meditations [Bell Exercise, Candle Meditation, Body Awareness, Progressive Meditation, Self-Inquiry, Surrender and Kindness Meditations and the Mindfulness Mountain]. There were truly quite a few Asi...

Rhonda Jackson

Edwin Smith

Kathleen Clayton

"the thought train " really made me think! every lecture was clear and the worksheets were fantastic

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Daphnie Patterson

The information was very informative and touched on what we experienced in a daily lives.

Geneva Livingstone

calleta jones

Very informative

Tawanna Pittman

I thought the course was very refreshing and informative.

Felicia Mize

This was a wonderful course! I could tell that it was done from the heart. Thank you so much for offering your expertise for free during these difficult times. So much helpful information.

Eboni Ayala

Did an amazing job guys

Kay Macklin

I have learned a huge amount by participating in this course. The most helpful were the bonus classes and the Learning Goals Worksheet which led to the TA DA List. The daily schedules will help me get organised and complete work towards my goals...

Alexandra Eganez

Aira Solomon

This course is very useful and amazing. Made me understand how my mind works better, and with knowing comes doing better. Thank you so much.

Katrina Ayers

I'm so glad i joined T.A!! It lets me know that I'm on the right track to growing! This course confirmed a lot of what i have already been doing and i identified some more areas i could grow in! it was a great course! Thank yall so much!

Denise Levai

Adya Poojari

Lubriel Padilla

Excellent course specially the emotional scale exercises work sheet. So important to learn to control our emotions. Thank you for all materials you gave us, there great. I loved the meditations!

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Heather Vokes

I joined the Transformation Academy to upgrade my coaching skills, for professional development. This is the first course that I have tried out here and I love the videos and the worksheets. It's very easily laid out and easy to follow., filled wi...

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nancy sykes

I have been saying all along that wonderful things can come out of this time of quarantine. I do not want to waste another minute doing meaningless activities. I thoroughly enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm you both displayed during this course ...

Jacqui Grogan

Loved taking part in this course it was refreshing to take time out and look at how I can improve my life during lockdown.

Kimberley Jackshaw

It's quick, it's understandable, and Joeel & Natalie are real and open and it's very easy to learn from them.

Jerry Washington

Larry Rosenblum

This was very positive, uplifting, and encouraging. Thank you!

Vivek Rao

Audrey ONeal

This course is thorough and inspiring.

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Janette Scott

Thomas Ramsey

This is my first course with Transformation Academy. I really enjoyed this course. It surely has helped me to get my life more focus on goals and day to day events and living. Thank you. Thomas Ramsey

April Sansbury

This information is very informative. I never would have thought to do some of the activities that were offered right from my on home. Very helpful. I'm excited about utilizing some of these ideas in my own personal life. I know I will be able to...

Karrinne Galle

This is useful information for me and my future clients!

Peninah Njuguna

Awesome class. Very good worksheets and content delivery. Helped my life

Sonia Holtz

Thank you sooo.... much for this! It's quite difficult for me to be bored, or not know what to do with my time. But still this is helping me to re-focus and believe more in myself. I also get to realize or confirm where I need to put my ener...

Hany Ibrahim

on time discussion

Olga Hernandez

Excellent and clear presentation.Very informative and helpful.

Denise Little

Joeel & Natalie Rivera
Joeel & Natalie Rivera
Meet the Instructors

About the Instructor

Joeel and Natalie Rivera are a dynamic duo, as a husband-and-wife team, partners in crime, and BFFs! They are freedom junkies and prolific content creators who have been coaching, speaking, writing, and teaching for more than a decade.

Joeel is a former psychology professor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Education and is currently completing his dissertation on eudaemonic happiness for his Ph.D. in Psychology. 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.


Joeel & Natalie have started more than a dozen businesses, including (in chronological order) imports, photography, non-profit teen center, life coaching, t-shirts, magazine, book publishing, professional speaking, conferences and workshops, holistic virtual office center, online directory, life coach training, online course publishing AND MORE!

They’ve taken what they’ve learned through their successes and (most importantly) failures, and today they run a powerhouse education and publishing company.


JOEEL’S BEGINNINGS: From an early age, Joeel faced adversity, including failing his first year of college and losing his brother to a car accident at the age of 19. This experience transformed his life and instilled a deep sense of purpose by inspiring him to give his brother Daniel’s name a meaning by helping others find their true path.

In 2009, he fulfilled his dream of opening a youth center in honor of his brother. Shortly thereafter, life called him a different direction and Natalie answered a Craigslist ad and took over his position of co-founder of this business.

NATALIE’S BEGINNINGS: After a decade of living a life that wasn’t authentically hers, and developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a result, Natalie let go of everything and completely transformed. Through her journey to healing, she rediscovered her true self and greater purpose—to be an entrepreneur and inspire others to transform their lives. Natalie “retired” from the rat race at 24, put herself through school as a freelance designer. Days before graduating college (finally) she answered an ad for a business partner running a non-profit teen center.

JOINING FORCES: While Joeel & Natalie met for only 30 minutes during this transition of ownership, two years later they reconnected and recognized how synchronistically the stars had aligned to bring them together. They joke of the irony of how they “starting the same business, just not at the same time” and they’ve been co-creating in life and business ever since.

JOINING THE INFORMATION AGE: Joeel & Natalie joined the information age and became INFOpreneurs in 2014 when they went “green” and transitioned their print magazine into digital format. They found they could reach an exponential, worldwide market at a fraction of the time and cost—and they were hooked! They closed their physical offices and began converting their in-person workshops and training programs into information products and online courses.

THE NIGHTMARE/BLESSING: Then, in 2015 they received a proverbial “kick in the pants” to go “all-in” to the online world when Joeel fell ill after traveling overseas. Natalie became his full-time caretaker and their businesses crumbled down around them. They decided they never wanted to be in that situation again, so they dedicated themselves to converting their training, coaching and speaking programs into online courses that would outlive them. Their new business model is based on investing in “the new real estate”, which is creating passive income through building a portfolio of educational content.

Today they have 300,000+ students from 195 countries. They are passionate about sharing their story and inspiring entrepreneurs to monetize their passion and knowledge in this new digital education economy.