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.
- 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)
- 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
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 150,000+ 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.