Ever feel like your life is going in a circle? Let’s Change That!


life podcastEver feel like your life is going in a circle? Maybe you want to get more clients, have more free time, and make a little extra income to not feel stressed?

What if I told you you could do that and enjoy your life? Recently I was interviewed for a podcast on how to utilize the law of attraction to create the life of your dreams and get the things you want, by dropping your stress level.

In this podcast I will talk about some tips and tricks to help you obtain those things that you want including changing your mindset. If you’re ready to have a fulfilling life not only professionally, but personally, to get out of bed every morning and look forward to the day, you’re going to want to listen to this podcast and reach out for further information on how to obtain your goals.

From training and certification, to helping you craft the perfect company and the perfect life, The Academy and Dr. Cali Estes has everything you need to get where you need to go. Check out the podcast below and if you want to learn how to become a life coach, a recovery coach, or a counselor and do a private practice and master your life give us a call at 1-800-706-0318 ext 2


Reality TV Shows Are Not What You Think. Dr. Cali Estes Discusses Temptation Island with VOX


Reality TV Shows Are Not What You Think

Dr. Cali Estes Discusses Temptation Island with VOX

USA Network

Reality TV shows are not what you think. If you’re looking to become an actress or gain followers on TikTok Instagram or Snapchat auditioning for and starring in if that’s what you wanna call it a reality TV show is the way to go. But thinking that you’re going to actually get therapy in one of the settings were alcohol possibly other illicit substances flow freely is not exactly correct. I’ve had a lot of celebrity clients including those on housewives and several other reality shows and I can tell you that reality TV will cause more damage than good.

Here is my interview regarding temptation island and why I think if you were already in a problematic relationship that not knowing where your significant other is or if they’re cheating it’s probably not a good idea. And if you already have an inclination towards an alcohol or drug problem throwing in unlimited amounts of alcohol is not going to be conducive to repairing and restoring and already turbulent relationship. Read more about what I had to say regarding the show here.

The sleazy thrills of Temptation Island

The reality series is an appalling, appealing blend of barely ethical chaos, psychological warfare, and irresistible TV.

A Felony Record Is NOT the End of the Road. Quality Sober Coaches Needed!


felonyHow many of us convicted felons know the feeling of applying for a job, being overly qualified for the job, out performing every one of the other applicants during the interview process, but you still get told that you can’t get hired because you are a convicted felon. They don’t care that you are off probation, they surely don’t care that you’ve paid your debt to society, and they absolutely do not care that you are the most qualified candidate by a long shot.

All that matters to most professional employers is that you have a spotless background.

This is sad, in my opinion, as  these companies are actually holding themselves back without even knowing it. Now comes the addictions industry! An industry where your felony convictions not only do not matter, but some of them may even enhance your ability to get hired and do your job at a high level!

Think about it like this. If I was hiring a professional sober coach I would want someone who has been down the road of addiction and made it out alive. I would want someone who knows the “ ins and outs” of becoming a successful drug addict during their using days so that they know exactly what to look for when helping our clients successfully overcome addiction. Candidates in the addictions industry without having been through addiction themselves, been arrested and thrown in jail and successfully turn their lives around are of little to no use to employers in this industry.

Let’s take The Addictions Coach as a prime example. They are known in the addictions industry to have the industry’s top professional sober coaches. Their sober coaches are highly skilled in the most diverse addiction treatment programs. But their coaches are not only highly skilled and diverse, but they are also recovering addicts with lengthy felony records. Their coaches have walked the walk that they are now asking their clients to walk themselves. These sober coaches have experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows that an addict will experience trying to get sober and free from addiction.

So, are you tired of being told that you are disqualified from a job opening that you are truly qualified for just because of your past mistakes? If so, maybe it’s time to start your new career as a professional sober coach by contacting The Addictions Academy. The Addictions Academy has the industry’s most aggressive, diverse and successful training to set you up and send you on your way to unlimited success both personal and financial. Contact The Addictions Academy by calling 1-800-706-0318 or at http://www.theaddictionsacademy.com.

We Help People Get Jobs

We Help People Get Jobs

jobsJooble is a website that collects all the vacancies from 71 countries around the world. We help people find jobs on different continents. Now we take the 2nd place in the world among job search sites. Every day, more than 4 million people find a job with the help of Jooble, and we know that this is not the limit. The main goal of Jooble is to help candidates find the perfect job.
By gathering all the jobs in the internet in one place we just provide our users with an opportunity to find a perfect job using the only one web site.
Work is an important part of a person’s life; it is a matter of self-actualization, the desire for the most complete identification and development of personal capabilities, which is an essential condition for happiness. We believe that every person has a suitable job that will add meaning to their life and the joy of being useful to society.
We create simple and convenient tools for job seekers that help them choose jobs that exactly match their skills, knowledge, place of residence or other important parameters for the applicant
We strive to provide any information about the future place of work that will help the applicant understand whether this vacancy is suitable for him.
We remove the barriers between the applicant and his new job.
Our goal is to help anyone find a job, regardless of their place of residence, language, religion, skin color, or beliefs!


How do you keep clients engaged in addiction treatment, so they complete the program?

How do you keep clients engaged in addiction treatment, so they complete the program?

What You Need to Know About AMA/APA Block training


AMA/APA Block trainingI just spent the past two weeks traveling around the country teaching a class called AMA/APA block training for addiction treatment center staff. I trained three different treatment centers in California, one in Kentucky and one in Indiana, on how to keep people in treatment for a longer period of time. The problem with treatment centers is there is a 95% failure rate because people get irritable, restless, discontent, and leave early without actually finishing the medical and clinical programming.

Many treatment centers are not trained and equipped on how to try to keep them engaged into treatment and it causes a crisis within the milieu when somebody wants to leave. Counselors, therapists, behavioral health tech staff, and even the director of operations end up blocking the client from leaving and then end up blocking multiple clients from leaving, because they always want to leave in pairs. When this happens, it causes a disruption and causes all of the staff to stop their daily activities and duties and run to the client that wants to leave. Groups get missed, paperwork does not get done, and individual sessions get cancelled. I created this class specifically to help the staff understand terminology, tips and tricks to block the client from leaving without causing a disruption within the normal programming, while retaining the client for a longer period of time.

Since there was nothing available for training, we are the only provider of the AMA/APA block training class in the world. I have personally trained over 350 treatment centers in the past 10 years, utilizing these techniques on how to intervene correctly efficiently and easily before the client wants to leave. The key is to understanding what the issues are within the treatment center and moving certain small things around and utilizing different talking techniques and body language to understand where the client is coming from, what the issues are, and how to stop them before they get out of hand.

Here are a few tips from my training:

Tip One: Take the mood temperature of the clients on a daily basis. If you know where everyone is at mood-wise you will know what their behavior will be. We know that a feeling leads to a thought, leads to an action. If you know what the clients are feeling and thinking, and you can get a handle on that on a daily basis, you drop your AMA/APA rate significantly. This class has many different components that will teach the clinical staff, the behavioral health tech staff, and any of your leadership team, on how to provide these tools before the client decides they want to leave.

Tip Two: Use strategic open-ended questions. We tend to give directives like ‘go to group’ or ‘you need to stay because the consequences are dire”, but this doesn’t work. You need to use the 6 open ended questions to elicit real thought and change. We cover these in class.

Tip Three: Engaging groups. The amount of groups that clients encounter that are boring, antiquated and simply talk or visual is astounding. You need to engage all the senses in a group to keep clients interested and plugged in.

Tip Four: Validate your clients. Many clients feel herded like sheep from activity to activity. You need to validate their thoughts and feelings to elicit real change and completion of the treatment protocols.

Professional Value of our APA/AMA Block Training
• Learning the Proper Language to use to end the AMA/APA.
• How to build rapport with the client before during and after the intervention process.
• How to refer out and build referrals with partner Centers.
• Key Questions to ask the person to stop the AMA/APA.
• Increase Return on Investment (ROI).
• Handling the angry and obstinate client.
• Proper use of Assessment Tools.
• Service Coordination for Client Retainment.
• Objections 101.
• Reducing the AMA and APA Rate from the beginning, not just in crisis.
• Overcoming Objections to Treatment.
• Dealing with the desire to ‘just get high”.
• Handling guilt, remorse, and self-sabotaging behaviors.
• Body Language Techniques/NLP
• Stages of change
• Active vs. Passive Listening Skills

More on the class can be found HERE and you can call us at 1.800.706.0318 ext 2 to book your treatment center today.

Reviews on the class HERE