CBT Cognitive Behavioral Life Coach Certification


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

What you will learn

Become a Certified CBT Coach
Empower your clients to take their power back
Help clients get unstuck
Help clients overcome procrastination
Help clients stop feeling out of control
Controlling thoughts, emotions, and reactions
Help clients make hard decisions
Help clients stop self-sabotaging
Help clients overcome fear
Help clients tame their inner critic
Help clients minimize anxiety
Help clients stop negative thinking

skills you will gain

Being a CBT Coach Setting goals CBT core journaling process Growth mindset Understanding cognition Developing awareness of thoughts and emotions Cognitive CBT techniques Behavioral CBT techniques Additional CBT activities
100% online course
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Accredited Course
Accredited by internationally recognized Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency (Provider No: 50134)
Work at your own pace
From Beginner to Advanced
No degree or prior experience required
Subtitles: English

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about this course

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. 
  • Stop stalling and overcome procrastination
  • Take those actions they’ve been putting off in only 5 seconds
  • Make decisions more rationally, including feeling more confident making hard decisions
  • Stop incessant worrying and silence their inner critic
  • Overcome fear and resistance that is holding them back
  • Manage anger, cope with stress, and minimize anxiety
  • Feel more peaceful and optimistic
  • Stop feeling out of control and take back their power
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Students who complete this certification course will receive an official life coach CERTIFICATION from Transformation Academy. This course is also ACCREDITED by internationally recognized Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency (Provider No: 50134), and CPD/CEU credits are available upon request.

course curriculum
Let's Get Started! 13:58
  • Why CBT?
  • What is CBT? (Your Owner's Manual)
  • CBT as a Coach: Coaching vs Therapy
  • All Course Documents in One Handy Place
  • IMPORTANT: Life Coaching Disclaimer
Being a Cognitive Behavioral Coach 23:06
  • The Coaching Process
  • CBT Coaching Process WS
  • The Structure
  • CBT Coaching Structure WS
  • CBT Coaching Plan Template
  • Reinforcement Strategies
  • Behavior Modification
COACHING: Setting Goals 27:14
  • 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
COACHING: CBT Core Journaling Process 12:31
  • Why Journaling is the Core of CBT
  • ABCD Journaling Process (the Thought Record)
  • ABCD Journaling WS
  • Fact or Opinion
FOUNDATION: CBT and the Growth Mindset 23:13
  • Stop Feeling Out of Control (Locus of Control Assessment)
  • Locus of Control
  • Why the Growth Mindset is the Key to Successful CBT
  • Mindset Assessment
  • You Can Change Your Brain, Your Mindset, and Your Thoughts
FOUNDATION: Understanding Cognition (How Thinking Works) 33:05
  • Thoughts Create Emotions and Behaviors
  • Cognitive Distortions, Part 1
  • Cognitive Distortion, Part 2
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Stop Irrational and Illogical Thinking with Socratic Questioning
  • Socratic Questioning WS
FOUNDATION: Developing Awareness of Thoughts, Emotions, and Behaviors 49:43
  • Cultivating Mindfulness and Awareness
  • Developing Awareness of Thoughts and Self-Talk
  • Developing Awareness of Self-Talk, Part 2
  • Self Talk Part 2 WS
  • Developing Awareness of Emotions
  • Awareness of Emotions
  • BONUS: Situational vs Psychological Fear
  • Recognizing Triggers
  • Recognizing Triggers
  • Identifying Core Beliefs
  • Identifying Underlying Beliefs
  • Acceptance
CBT Techniques: Cognitive 62:19
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Half-Smile Technique
  • Square Breathing
  • Guided Progressive Relaxation
  • Visualization (The Science)
  • 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
CBT Techniques: Behavioral 42:59
  • Behavioral Experimentation
  • Behavioral Experimentation WS
  • Overcoming Indecision Part 1, Autopilot and Being Stuck
  • Overcoming Indecision Part 2, Irrevocable Choices
  • Overcoming Indecision WS
  • Overcoming Inaction
  • Overcoming Inaction WS
  • Exposure Techniques for Overcoming Fear and Resistance
  • Exposure Techniques WS
  • The Exposure Ladder
  • Exposure Ladder
  • Scheduling Activities
CBT Techniques: Additional Activities 26:38
  • 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
Wrapping Up! 03:26
  • Congratulations coach
  • Receiving Your Official Certification & Logo
  • FREE Human Mind Owner's Manual EBOOK

meet your instructors

Joeel and Natalie Rivera

We are Joeel and Natalie Rivera—your soon-to-be coach trainers! (Yes, we’re married AND work together… 24 hours a day… and we LOVE IT!) Below we’ll tell you our story, briefly… the REAL story. The one that wasn’t always easy but that lead us PERFECTLY to this place of living out our life’s purpose and creating the thriving business (and the FREEDOM that comes with it) that we always wanted! 


We seek to ignite a revolution of personal freedom through entrepreneurship, empowering each individual to reach their potential and fulfill their life’s purpose.


 We are freedom junkies and serial entrepreneurs who empower INDIEpreneurs to create a purpose-driven business and fulfill their life’s purpose. We specialize in teaching people how to use their gifts to make money teaching what they know and love through life coaching and online courses. Joeel has 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. 


In 2014, when we converted our print magazine into digital format, we found we could reach an exponential, worldwide market at a fraction of the time and cost. This inspire us to officially become INFOpreneurs. Then, in 2016 we 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 to teach and empower others by turning their in-person workshops, speeches and coach training programs into online courses.

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  • Taught by top instructors and coach trainers
  • Best value and price in the industry
  • 100% 30-day money-back guarantee
  • No degree or experience required
  • Official certificate & logo upon completion

Frequently asked questions

Approximately 15 hours including video lectures and independent completion of worksheets (both required).

Life coaching is a non-regulated industry, so there is no license or degree required. There exists no official accrediting institution or governing body in the life coaching industry. There may be organizations that claim to be an official or legal accrediting body; however, this is false. Therefore, anyone can coach based on their own level of comfort with their chosen training and/or past relevant experience. As long as you are not going outside the scope of coaching, such as practicing therapy (for mental health, for instance) you are free to coach as you wish! It is recommended that any coach who is concerned regarding this matter seek advice from his/her state. Life coaches must be aware of and strictly adhere to the appropriate role of a life coach. Life coaches are not licensed mental health care providers or therapists and must not provide medical advice, engage in patient diagnosis, or treat mental illness or trauma. Also, former therapists may receive legal consequences for practicing as a “life coach” while conducting therapy.

No, we are NOT affiliated with ICF (International Coach Federation) or any other life coaching association. We are an independent Life Coach Training Organization. Contact hours, meaning live interactions between an instructor coach and the student, is required for ICF approved programs. We do not wish to include contact hours in our programs because we believe our students enjoy the self-paced, virtual nature of our training programs and the opportunity to receive high quality education at a great price. Also, requiring contact hours would greatly increase the fees we would need to charge for our programs, making them out of reach for many of our students around the world. We believe in the democratization of education, not creating unnecessary red tape and costs.

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available that go along with this course!
Check out all books and workbooks HERE.