***If you would be interested in becoming a Life Story Coach, we have a certification version of this course available. It contains ALL of the content of this course, plus coach training.***
Life truly is what we make of it. The stories we tell can either liberate us or enslave us.
We are all natural story-tellers and are constantly telling ourselves and others stories about our lives. But, our life stories are more fiction than fact. We believe they are real, but they’re only loosely based on what actually happened. They are muddied by our interpretations, the people who influenced us, our limited memories, and the meaning we ascribed to each event. Usually, these stories are unconscious; they are deeply ingrained into our psyche through years of repetition. We tell stories about who we are and what happened to us. We tell stories about others, We tell stories about life.
But these stories aren’t who we are. Most of them aren’t even true. We continue to tell them out of habit. And continuing to carry them around will perpetuate those stories into our future.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Studies have proven that even subtle tweaks to our story can shift our attitude, improve our self-confidence, and redirect our futures. We may not be able to change the past, but we can change how we see it, the story we tell, and therefore how it affects us and who we become.
By changing how see the past, we can better envision a compelling future. When we find the blessings contained within the curses of our past, we tell our story from a new perspective, and are able to see current and future challenges as opportunities.
The activities and tools you will use to transform your life are based on a foundation of neuroscience, psychological principles, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Transactional Analysis.
This course is designed to walk you through the process of:
This course is taught by three experts in the fields of life coaching, personal development, psychology and psychoanalysis. Our varied experience and perspectives add depth and variety to the program. Instructors Joeel & Natalie Rivera run Transformation Services, Inc in Florida, United States. They have over a decade in the life coaching field. The have a background in social services, psychology, education and as entrepreneurs. Joeel has a Masters’ in Counseling and is completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Psychology, with a focus on happiness.
Libby Seery is the founder of Renaissance Life Therapies, located in London, England. She is a counselor, psychotherapist, and therapeutic life coach. Libby Seery is accredited through the CPD Standards Agency in the UK and is offering a diploma and 10 hours of CPD credit upon completion of this course. Between the three of us, we have over 60 thousand students from 170 countries around the world.
We all look forward to supporting you along your journey to fulfillment and alignment with your best self. See you in the course!
Welcome! Watch a quick introduction to life stories, whey they matter, and what this means as a coach.
Our life stories are developed without us even knowing it as we grow up and live life according to our belief systems and identity. This story shapes how we see the world and our future, and therefore determines what we do and how life unfolds. Find out more!
Here is where we look at a life story from the perspective of Transactional Analysis
Here is where we look at a life story from the perspective of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Meet Natalie Rivera and hear how her life story has evolved.
Meet Joeel Rivera and hear how his life story has evolved.
Learn more about why I have chosen to use a specific medium to create my lectures.
Hear a little bit about my own personal story of how my life began and what my life story first looked like
Before beginning the process of understanding and rewriting your life story, it's important to know WHY you are doing it.
Learn how our beliefs and stories are influenced by the people around us and other influences in our environment.
Here we cover the influence of other factors and their impact on our life story. In particular we look at at the influences of peers, the media and social responsibility
Develop an understanding of how the brain organizes information and why you need to understand this in order to change your story.
Understand how we develop patterns of behavior and belief over time because of reinforcement for our behaviors.
Learn how to get past the discomfort of doing new things.
Find out why your brain is constantly trying to prove you right, how this can get in your way, and how you can use it to your advantage.
Learn about how our memories work and why this is vital for understanding how our life stories are formed in our mind.
Learn how NLP submodalities can be used to change internal representations of memories and re-code the way they are stored, which changes the experience we have when we recall those memories.
Explore fascinating science that shows us that not only our stories and beliefs can be change but that our BRAINS are changed too!
In this lecture we look at the four life positions of Transactional Analysis sometimes known as the OK Matrix
IMPORTANT! This lecture and activity are a key to this life story process. This is where you will be writing out your "old" story in the format of a movie script. You will be revisiting this activity near the end of the course.
Explore 12 Jungian Archetypes such as "The Hero" and "The Sage" to determine core aspects of your personality and identity.
Explore common aspects of identity, such as poverty and victim, and develop a deeper understanding of your self.
In this lecture we learn more about Transactional Analysis with a closer look at personalities and ego states
There beliefs you hold that you aren't aware of because they are operating below your awareness... learn how to identify them and take away their power!
In this lecture, we look at what has helped shape your life story
Here we take a look at identifying the negatives in relation to your life story
This lecture and activity give you an opportunity to dig deep into your beliefs, determine what they are, if you truly believe them, and how to release the limiting ones.
In this lecture we look at negative thinking traps that we fall into and how we can change them to more balanced alternatives
In this lecture we take a look at how we can identify negative core beliefs
You are attached to your old story, that's why you keep it around. Discover the benefits you receive from your problems so that you can get honest with yourself and let them go.
We are all moving toward pleasure or away from pain. This activity will
help you associate enough pain to NOT making life changes and enough
pleasure TO making those changes that you'll be highly motivated to
Sometimes what IS does not fit will with your beliefs about what "should" be, and so you ignore, deny, or repress it. Learn how facing the truth can set you free.
Here we take a look at exactly it is you want to change in order to rewrite your life story
Reframing your story means looking at the experiences of you life from a new perspective. Doing this activity is the key to being able to discover the blessings hidden within the curses.
Powerful activity that helps you identify the negative lies your inner critic tells you and the replacing them with the truth of who you are through positive affirmations.
Powerful exercise to dismantle limiting beliefs and replace them with new, empowering ones.
In order to rewrite your new story, you have to know what you WANT in your life. This activity helps you identify your true desires and empowers you to dream big!
The ABC model is an effective method to use in helping rewrite your life story
The Rubber Band is a technique taken from Transactional Analysis that helps with disconnecting from negative associations
This is another technique taken from Transactional Analysis
Now that you've evaluated your beliefs and identity, it's time to rewrit your movie script from your new perspective.
It's important to identify what IS and is NOT within your power to control or influence so that you can use your energy toward what will make the biggest difference in your life.
Willpower or self-control is NOT enough! In order to be able to create change you must understand the cues and triggers that keep you in your old patterns and habits so that you can change them.
In this lecture we explore exposure therapy in a gentle controlled way
Help yourself follow through by rewarding yourself along the way.
Now that you've determined what you want your new life story to be, it's time to identify what changes you need to make in order to LIVE that new story.
Now it's time to put these changes into practice.
It's important to be able to apply what you've learned to your ability to empathize and accept other people's stories.
This is a short summary of how you can use Transactional Analysis and CBT effectively to help rewrite your life story
Create a symbolic ceremony for yourself to signal to your brain that you have released your old life story and are ready to step forward into the new!
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.
LIBBY SEERY - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.NLP, Dip.Psych.Coach
All of my online courses are fully accredited with the CPD Standards Agency and offer students the opportunity to gain CPD credits/hours.
I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and Therapeutic Art Practitioner.
I run a very successful practice in Harley Street, London which is recognised the world over as a centre of medical excellence.
I am a highly trained specialist with a wealth of experience, working with people from all walks of life; including referrals from charities I'm involved in, to very high profile clients from all over the world.
As well as my client work, I have had a number of works published and have appeared on TV and radio.
I am also the founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Training Academy, which offers courses in counselling, CBT and other areas of self development.
As an accredited CPD training provider, I have more than 60,000 students, from 181 countries, and have been honoured with a number of awards for my contribution to education.
I also write and lecture in my subject, as well as training other doctors and counsellors in specialist areas of counselling and therapeutic art.