Master Your Emotions: Uncertainty, Stress, Anxiety and Fear
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Master Your Emotions: Uncertainty, Stress, Anxiety and Fear

Emotional Self-Control Techniques for Recognizing, Managing, Overcoming, and Coping with Negative Emotions
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What Will I Learn?
  • Feel good (or at least better) no matter what is going on around you
  • Stop your emotions from spiraling out of control
  • Feel resilient and capable of handling life stressors
  • Stop racing thoughts and calm your anxiety
  • Develop mindfulness by focusins on the present moment
  • Feel confident and in control of your emotional state and your life
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We’ve been told lies about our emotions:

  • Emotions are bad or that we’re not supposed to express them.
  • We should trust them—trust our gut—but, wait, no—emotions are irrational and shouldn’t be trusted
  • Emotions are something that happens TO us and, therefore, they’re outside of our control.
The truth is that you CAN control your emotional state—avoid the unwanted ones and purposefully create the ones we want. Just think about an astronaut—the HAVE to learn how to control their mind, emotions and body in order to handle the extreme stress of living in space. And if they are human beings and can develop this ability, so can you.

In fact, the skill of emotional self-control is perhaps the most valuable skill you can EVER acquire.

Being able to cope with and prevent high intensity stress, anxiety and fear unlocks our greatest abilities, frees us to go for our wildest dreams, and is a powerful factor that is often overlooked when comparing those who are successful at achieving their dreams and those who are not.

For most of us, in our homes and schools, no one teaches us about our emotions and how they work.

No one teaches that WE can control our emotions using the power of our own mind to become aware of our thoughts and feelings and so unlock the ability to choose our emotions and direct the content of our lives.

No one teaches us that lack of emotional management is what leads to drama, suffering, addiction, and poor decisions…. And that if we learn to control our emotions we can avoid these things.

Emotions matter!

And that’s why we’ve created this course.  We’ll focus on 3 of the most undesirable emotions—uncertainty/insecurity, anxiety/worry, fear—and how you can use emotional awareness and self-control techniques to take back control of your emotions and feel better now.

We’ll teach you what your emotions REALLY mean, how to recognizing them, and how to direct them in a way that allows you to move toward your life goals

We’ll teach how to get out of your head and become the observer of your emotions as they happen, so you can avoid being hijacked by your own brain and feel in control again.

In this course, you will learn:

  • What emotions are and how they work
  • How to recognize and identify your emotions
  • How to direct your thoughts, giving you the power to direct your emotions
  • How to re-frame your thoughts to find the blessings hidden within the pain
  • How to take back your power and putting yourself first
  • Stress reduction techniques to make every day more enjoyable
  • Proven tools for preventing emotional loss of control
  • Techniques to de-escalate anxiety and fear
  • NLP (neuro linguistic programming) techniques to rewire emotional reactions and anchor positive emotions
  • How to cope with challenges using humor and other self-empowerment techniques
  • How to develop feelings of self- confidence and certainty
  • How to master feeling hopeful and joyful

So, who are we: 

We are Joeel & Natalie Rivera. We both have over a decade in the field of education, psychology, social service and life coaching. Joeel has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Education and is finishing his dissertation for his PhD in Psychology with an emphasis on happiness. He is also a former psychology instructor. We have over 30,000 students from 170 countries. We have worked with thousands of individuals and we’ve observed clearly that the content of people’s thoughts and focus influence their emotional state, which then influences their behavior and the results and outcomes they experience in their lives. We have each also had experiences in life that have pushed us to learn how to understand, identify and influence our own mental and emotional states—and our ability to control our emotions is directly responsible for the success we have created in life. In this course, we teach you everything we have learned through our own experiences, as well as through what we’ve learned from our clients, our research, our careers and our education.

Who is the target audience?
  • You’re experiencing UNCERTAINTY in your life and want to feel confident and at ease.
  • You’re STRESSED OUT and want tools to cope with the ups and downs of life and perform better under stress.
  • You experience ANXIETY, FEAR, or WORRY and you want to learn how to prevent de-escalate these emotions.
  • You are tired of feeling like your emotions are outside of your CONTROL.
  • You no longer want to experience DRAMA, fighting or emotional turmoil in your life.
  • You want to understand your emotions, how they work, and how you can manage them.
  • You want to learn how to take control of your thoughts, avoid negative, compulsive THINKING and silence your inner critic
  • You’re a life coach, counselor, social worker, teacher, nurse or parent who wants to HELP OTHERS learn to take control of their emotions.
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
4 Lectures 25:19

Overview of why emotions matter and how this course will help you master your emotions.

Preview 05:23

Experience for yourself the power of the mind to impact your body and your emotions.

Preview 03:52

Meet instructor Joeel Rivera and her why she's passionate about helping you take your power back over your emotions.

Preview 05:55

Meet instructor Natalie Rivera and her why she's passionate about helping you take your power back over your emotions.

Preview 10:09
4 Lectures 42:10

Learn how to move incrementally up the emotional scale.

Emotional Scale: Uncertainty (insecurity), anxiety/worry, and fear

Learn the difference between fear that is triggered by immediate threat vs fear that is triggered by your thoughts.

Situational Vs Psychological Fear

Explore how thoughts create your emotions, which then lead to behaviors and outcomes, and how learning to direct your thoughts consciously gives you the power to create your life.

Thoughts Create Emotions

Learn how acceptance of your current emotional state is a key to being able to change it.

Accepting Your Emotions
9 Lectures 01:24:30

Your emotions are a signal, a sign. Learn how to determine what they're trying to tell you.

What Are Emotions Telling You?

Learn why the present moment holds the key to unlocking the relief you want from your emotional suffering AND the key to unlock the positive emotions you want to experience.

Present Moment Awareness

Learn a process for bringing your attention and awareness into the present moment.

Present Moment Process

Learn how to recognize and identify your emotions so that you can redirect them to better feeling emotions.

Recognizing Your Emotions

Learn how to identify what you're thinking about or what you believe that is influencing how you're feeling. Once you know this, you can change your thoughts as well as your emotions.

Identifying Underlying Thoughts

Learn a simple strategy for challenging and changing belief systems that limit you.

Changing Beliefs

We all have triggers that influence our emotions. Some of the triggers are obvious and some are subtle. However, either way they have a significant influence in our life and our emotional state. Recognizing these triggers an essential part of taking control of your emotions. In this video we will go over how to identify emotional triggers. 

Identifying Triggers

Learn how mirror neurons make us susceptible to being affected by how others are feeling and what's going on around us.

Mirror Neurons

Dig deeper to unearth the root thoughts or beliefs that are the true source of your emotions.

Behind the Scenes: Identifying the root source of emotions
6 Lectures 48:50

Take back your power by learning how to control your emotional and mental state.

Taking Back Your Power

Learn how thoughts and emotions end up spiraling out of control and how to stop them before they develop momentum.

Momentum: Stopping It Early

Explore techniques for calming your emotions and getting centered.

Centering Exercises

Discover how reframing your perspective unlocks hidden blessings from within the curses. A new way of looking at something actually CHANGES your emotional experience of it.

Perspective: Reframing Your Thoughts & Rationalizing

Explore how "getting in the flow" gives you a positive outlet for your emotional energy.

Flow: Channel the Energy

Learn how to balance and manage your emotional reactions.

Balancing Emotional Responses with Physical Actions
Neuro Linguistic Programming Processes
5 Lectures 35:03

NLP (neuro linguistic programming) exercise: Learn how to replace a negative memory that triggers negative feelings with a neutral or positive, imaginary memory that stops the negative emotional response.

NLP: Re-coding Your Emotional Memory

NLP (neuro linguistic programming) exercise: Learn how to eliminate a fear response by addressing the "structure" of your emotional and mental fear, rather than addressing the fear itself.

NLP: Restructuring Your Feelings

NLP (neuro linguistic programming) exercise: Learn how to take power back from your inner critic and it's negative self talk by changing how you hear your own inner voice.

NLP: Changing Your Negative Self Talk

NLP (neuro linguistic programming) exercise: Learn how to create positive emotional anchors/triggers and how to use anchoring as a tool.

NLP: Anchoring Part 1

NLP (neuro linguistic programming) exercise: Go through the NLP process for creating an anchor on yourself.

NLP: Anchoring Part 2 Creating a Happy Anchor
5 Lectures 58:17

Learn how stress is cumulative and how the more stressed you are the more sensitive you are to additional stressors... and how learning to reduce your stress is the key to coping with it.

Backing Away From the Stress Cliff

Learn how exercise can help reduce your stress.

Exercise and Stress

Learn how food and digestion both contribute to stress and can help reduce your stress.

Your 2 Brains: Food and Digestion (Neurotransmitters)

Discover how to change your emotional default or set point and find emotional equilibrium.

Emotional Equilibrium and Your Default

This video is a guided progressive relaxation audio for calming your mind and relaxing your body.

Progressive Relaxation
10 Lectures 01:15:32

Explore how self care unlocks your emotional control and empowers you to help others.

Putting Yourself First

Learn powerful tools for directing your own emotional state, including the RIGHT way to use positive affirmations (so they really work) and how to take it to a deeper level through incantations.

Affirmations and Incantations

Explore how to give yourself the ultimate pep talk.

Confronting Yourself

Explore how self-reflection will help you find perspectives of yourself and your past that unlocks your freedom.

Becoming a Student of Yourself

Explore how humor and other tools for self-empowerment can lighten even the darkest situations.

Humor: Laughing At Yourself

Learn why people tend to move toward pleasure and away from pain and how you can use this instinct to motivate yourself to make changes.

Pain and Pleasure

Learn how to create positive triggers for yourself that elicit desired emotional states.

Trigger Phrases

Learn tools for practicing the emotions of confidence and certainty so that you get better at them and counteract experiences that feel uncertain.

Practicing Confidence and Certainty

Learn tools for practicing feeling hopeful and happy so that you can FEEL GOOD NOW, reduce your stress, and be better able to find your way back to feeling good when stressors bring you down.

Practicing Hope and Joy

Identify how you REALLY want to feel in life, which is ultimately the reason you want everything you want. Then, learn how to FELL IT NOW without having to wait for this, that, or the other thing to happen. You can feel good now!

Experiencing UNconditional Emotions
Next Steps
1 Lecture 02:51

Congratulations, you did it! In this section we will take a look at how what you've learned can be implemented in your daily life and how you can take it further.

Next Steps
About the Instructor
Joeel & Natalie Rivera
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Joeel & Natalie are firestarters, entrepreneurs, coaches and professional speakers. They are powerful, passionate, and REAL! They have had over thirty thousand students from over 170 countries take their courses. They take students beyond the typical online course experience by evoking deep, emotional reactions that transform them from within. Rather than simply learning information, students finish each course with a clear, immediate action to take and practical tools to stay empowered and achieve success.

Their goal is to challenge individuals to step outside their comfort-zones and break free of their old patterns and limitations. They inspire students to rewrite their life stories, turn their curses into blessings, discover their greater purpose, and be the change they want to see in the world.

More about the instructors:

Joeel A. Rivera, MEd: 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. He returned to college, earning a Master's Degree in Counseling, and he is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. In almost a decade, Joeel has reached over ten thousand people from different parts of the world as an educator, entrepreneur, speaker, curriculum developer, and consultant. His clients have included school systems, the juvenile justice system, non-profits, the penitentiary system, medical centers, legal firms, individuals and small businesses.

Natalie Rivera is passionate about empowering others to live authentically and embrace their inner callings. After a decade of living a life that wasn't hers and developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 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, and created a non-profit teen center. She is also the Publisher of Transformation Magazine.

Transformation Services, Inc. (a.k.a. Transformation Academy) offers online courses, life coach training programs, professional speaking, curriculum development, life coaching, event management, and publishing for individuals on a path of transformation.