mind surgery method™


A 4-month NLP coaching certification designed exclusively for coaches and wellness practitioners ready to upgrade their practice with the tangible change work tools that help their clients get lasting results.

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I've personally invested over $100K and 6+ years of trial and error to know what I know now about coaching. And I've put  it all together the 10-step process that I wish I had a in the beginning. No fluff. Just the most effective tools for creating lasting transformation... for you and your clients.

Clear generations of negative emotions and limiting beliefs at the root in 2 minutes flat. (No need for years of traditional therapy!)

Get rid of unwanted behaviours that keep sabotaging your results and replace them with more empowering ones that are congruent with next level you to help you reach your goals.

Go from procrastination to motivation in a flash and learn how to anchor any desired energetic state so that you can have access to it anytime you need it.

Install a goal into your future (yep -- kinda like riding in a time machine) and take your manifestation game to the next level!

And so much more! (Including how to package and sell your new offers and/or work the tools into your existing programs.)

The  MIND SURGERY METHOD™ is an identity-based approach to coaching integrating Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Mental and Emotional Release® (MER). It's for YOU and your clients.


Whether you're a newer or veteran coach, chances are you've had the frustrating experience of having only some clients get epic results, some make progress only to sabotage it weeks later and others returning week after week not doing the work they agreed to.

And if you're completely honest with yourself, they're mirroring you in some area of your own life!

Deep down you know that it's about getting out of your own way but you're not exactly sure how.

Creating new habits to support your goals is so much more effective (and efficient!) once you have the major negative emotions and limiting beliefs out of the way. 

Because here's the reality – if you're trying to create results while fighting against all of that crap, it's going to feel like a struggle. The reason you don't have what you want right now is because CURRENT YOU  likely has baggage in the way and a very protective unconscious mind that sees your growth as “scary” or “un-safe” in some way.

Once you can get your belief systems and emotions in alignment with The Version of You Who (that's the next level you who has already achieved the thing!) and you begin to take action from THAT place, things just start to flow. 

Because that's just who you are now, at an identity level. 


Training modules will recorded live together over 4 months at a pace of 3 live lessons per month. Recordings are housed on the membership site  so you can re-watch any time. Upon registration you'll get immediate access to your NLP Practitioner pre-study with 6+ hrs of video content, as well as your bonus Intro to Hypnosis mini-course.

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group coaching

Receive access to 3-4 live calls a month with interactive Q&A, coaching, group exercises and demos. Once a month there is a special workshop with your Support Coach for deeper support around belief work and techniques, which will be custom tailored to group needs. Replays will be available for any calls you cannot attend live.


Join the private Facebook group to connect with other students, to get support from Cara between coaching calls and to find partners to practice your new NLP techniques with. Unlike many courses where you're plopped into a group of hundreds -- this is more like a mastermind of biz besties on the journey with you.

onLINE training

Over 4 months, not only will you learn the 10-step MIND SURGERY METHOD ™ for creating lasting transformation with your coaching clients, but you'll also apply it to your own life as we go! You'll have the option to be certified as an NLP Practitioner through Cara Rice International and receive a certificate of completion in Mental and Emotional Release®  at the Practitioner level.

Hear it straight from the students!

Whether you are coaching on health, life or biz -- at it's core, all coaching is mindset coaching. And while conversational coaching is powerful, it can take a long time to get your clients over to the other side of their blocks. I remember very early on wishing I had some magic tricks to go in there and help them get results faster.

Enter NLP neurolinguistic programming (NLP). While NLP isn't technically magic (even though it feels like it!), all learning and behaviour change happens at the unconscious level. NLP helps us get the conscious mind out of the way, so we can help the client create change at the root.

Just some of the major techniques you’ll learn in the MIND SURGERY METHOD™:

✔️SWISH Pattern – for replacing sabotaging behaviours with new ones that support your goals
✔️Mapping Across – for disliking a specific food or beverage that you no longer want to like (health coaches rejoice!)
✔️Submodality Belief Change – for releasing a limiting belief and replacing it with a new, more empowering one
✔️Chaining Anchors – for going from procrastination to motivation
✔️The Ring of Power – for installing your core desired states that you can access at any time
✔️Parts Integration – for major life decisions, internal conflicts & resolving “secondary gains”
✔️MER for Negative Emotions – for releasing childhood/generational emotional baggage 
✔️MER for Limiting Beliefs – releasing limiting beliefs at the root (likely not even your own!)
✔️Installing a Goal Into Your Future – yep, hop into your new time machine and take your manifestation game next level 💫
✔️The Anxiety Process – conquer anxiety and fear any time any place in 2 min flat
✔️Elman Hypnosis Induction – to affirm and wire in your new beliefs and positive affirmations
✔️Dowsing & Healing with a Pendulum – for communicating directly with your unconscious mind and strengthening your intuition

Plus so much more, including language patterns like Meta Model coaching questions and Milton Model hypnotic language patterns that you can incorporate into the conversational component of your mindset coaching.

chelsea Gross, CTNC
& mindset coach

I’ve been coaching women for the last 5 years and have been searching for another way to support them in their deeper struggles and imbalances. The Mind Surgery Method really was the perfect accelerated step for me to take my client’s transformations to the next level. I work in the disordered eating space, and the main things that hold my clients back from reaching their fullest potential is absolutely limiting beliefs and secondary gains. I’m really excited to have techniques like MER and Parts Integration to work through these roadblocks. I’ve already found it so helpful in my practice.

Cara is so incredibly supportive, knowledgeable and motivating. She provides a calm, cool and collected teaching style, and delivers all the information in a really digestible way. I really like that the program is a mix of recorded videos, downloads, and live calls. There is honestly so much to dive into and learn.

I honestly can’t imagine a coach who wouldn’t find this skill set important and impactful to their business (and beyond). I’m unbelievably grateful to have this education, and feel so empowered by what I know and how I can now more clearly guide, support and facilitate growth in my clients.

Now I actually have  tangible tools to guide my clients into a space where they can overcome what’s keeping them stuck.

Words from our Alumni...

Ana sanson, holistic life coach

The Mind Surgery Method is an excellent program not only in scope of content but also delivery. Cara took extra care and attention to introduce and teach the material in such a way to ensure we fully integrated the knowledge and training we needed to feel equipped and prepared to support our clients powerfully with NLP.

 Cara also tends to draw in wonderful powerhouse women to her programs as well, and the support for one another within this group was amazing. I loved the opportunity to practice in a safe space with one another and receive the benefits of NLP tools and techniques myself as I sat in as a practice client for others. It was the best of both worlds! I have made so many positive shifts internally and externally in the way I approach my business and the way that I help my clients align with their goals and achieve results.

My clients have been appreciating the deeper level of awareness and clarity they have gained from our intensives and they've been able to move forward often in different ways that they never could before, as a result. I would definitely recommend the Mind Surgery Method to anyone interested in learning NLP and desiring to add to their toolbox in facilitating positive, powerful shifts in their clients.  

I loved the opportunity of practicing in a safe space with one another.


Cara’s wonderful blend of clear teaching and her passion for NLP really shines through and is contagious! She has a developed a really carefully considered course with great structure and value. She goes above and beyond to provide plenty of support from herself to ensure the techniques are both understood as well as sufficiently practiced to be used in the real world. 

Cara brings her unique skill set of real experience in running her own successful coaching business, alongside her background in marketing and the health industry to create a very special learning container. She not only teaches NLP in a great digestible way, but ensures you know how to package and integrate it in a way that makes sense to your coaching practice which isn’t usually offered in standard NLP training.

Further more she attracted a delightful group of women to learn and grown alongside who we’ll have ongoing connection with as we further integrate NLP into our practices. I would recommend Mind Surgery whole heartedly.

Cara, I’m so glad I chose to do this training with you, I’ve thoroughly loved the journey and process, thank you! xx

This course has been such a wonderful experience - both personally and in terms of learning a really powerful set of NLP tools to use with clients. 


I joined the Mind Surgery Method certification because I was looking to take my coaching business to the next level and had spent some time looking for an NLP focused programme but couldn’t find something which quite fit my needs. 

I am so glad I took the leap to work with Cara because the Mind Surgery Method is so much more than a certification. The whole experience she created and the support and value she gave during the 4 month programme, went way beyond my initial expectations. 

It is such a powerful container to be part of, from the weekly training calls to the extra sessions on marketing and messaging and incorporating the new tools into your business, it has been invaluable.

I am so excited to share the new tools especially MER with my clients and women in my community.

On a personal level, being part of the programme has provided me with so many breakthroughs and light bulb moments about myself and what my own next level looks like.

I am so glad I took the leap to work with Cara because the Mind Surgery Method is so much more than a certificatioN!

From our most recent grads

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- Mindy Touzani, Business Coach 

While working with Cara, I've filled 2 group programs, raised my rates (twice), and set more healthy boundaries with clients. I've been able to guide my clients with the same NLP tools, let me tell you -- it's been a total game changer for them too (getting paying clients quicker, more creative clarity, and releasing fear)! 

"Experiencing NLP with Cara has given me next level clarity personally and professionally."

- Nicki Hoffman, Transformational Nutrition Coach

Having tangible tools and techniques to use with my clients has been a game changer! MER creates incredible shifts in their perspective and life. The awarenesses that come up in sessions is mind boggling. The Mind Surgery Method NLP Practitioner certification is a must for any coach wanting to create lasting change.

"I went from $3K months to $30K months after clearing the  belief that it took a long timE to make money."

- Brogan Metcalf, Health & Fitness Coach

The Mind Surgery Method NLP certification is GOLD. Cara does not disappoint and when it comes to details, no corners go unturned. This has seriously upped my game in conversations with clients. I am able to tune in and really have an understanding of what they need and am much more confident with handling my coaching sessions. NLP is a game changer, and you will be glad you had Cara to lead you through the ins and outs. 

"this has absolutely increased MY value and what I offer to my clients."






by the end of this experience you will:

How does this sound?

Feel ultra-confident in your ability to use both Practitioner-level NLP & Mental and Emotional Release® with new or existing clients.

Come away with new (or upgraded) programs and offers that reflect your new approach to transformation, along with elevated messaging to attract highly-motivated clients.

Form friendships for life who you will stay connected and continue learning with inside our Alumni group with all previous cohorts.

Release the limiting beliefs, negative emotions & self-sabotaging patterns that have been keeping you from achieving your goals.

Know exactly how to help your clients release their baggage that may otherwise hinder optimal results in your coaching program.

You are excited to share the journey with an intimate community of committed coaches and wellness practitioners all over the world. 

You are fully-invested in your success and able to dedicate 3-4 hrs a week to the program. (Including course content, calls and practice.)

You already feel confident in your abilities as a coach AND you know that having these tools will take your success rates to the next level!

You're a coach, mentor, healer or wellness practitioner with an existing business. (i.e., You didn't decide to become a coach yesterday.)

This if for you if...

What's Included:
- 4 month curriculum covering NLP & Mental Emotional Release®
- Access to 3 live training calls per month including group exercises & laser coaching
- Additional practice labs on a rotating schedule
- Mastermind group to find your practice partners and receive support from Cara between calls, including help with creating your coaching package(s) and/or integrating your new tools into your existing offers
- Online test to ensure you understand the techniques and can effectively integrate them into your coaching practice.
- Receive complimentary lifetime access to our Alumni group for ongoing support.
- A printed master manual mailed to you, along with a custom pendulum (Sept 2022)

Bonus: Intro to Hypnosis for Coaches mini course, with Ricardo Rodriguez

Bonus #2 Complimentary access to the Signature Coaching Packages That Sell & Get Results Self Study Course (Reg $697)

Certification Option Only:
- Personalized feedback on your demos that you'll upload to a private folder (90-min of review time is dedicated to each student)

- 3 certificates mailed to you upon successful completion of certification requirements

$4497 USD in full [waitlist]
5 & 9 mo. payment plans available.



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Cohort 5 now in progress!

 what's included

What's Included:

- Immediate access to 14 recorded modules covering NLP & Mental Emotional Release® for specific use within a coaching practice
- Over 40+ hrs of recorded trainings & technique demos

- A printed master manual mailed to you, along with a custom pendulum

Bonus #1 Intro to Hypnosis for Coaches mini course, with Ricardo Rodriguez

Bonus #2 Complimentary access to the Signature Coaching Packages That Sell & Get Results Self Study (Reg $697)

$2497 USD in full*
4 payments of $599

*Should you choose to upgrade to a the Oct live cohort for certification, you can apply your full investment as a credit. #winwin!

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Register for the waitlist for our 6th live cohort in Oct 2022.


the mind surgery method™ is for 

- Courtney Boyer, Therapist & Relationship Coach 

I cannot even begin to tell you how invaluable of a tool MER has been for my clients. It has accomplished healing and opened emotional doors that my clients have struggled with for years in just one session. I'm so thankful I was able to utilize the skills Cara taught me and apply them to my relationship coaching practice. It has been a total game changer for my business. I even experienced my first $10K month after clearing limiting beliefs!

"i had my first $10K Month in the program and have earned consistent $10K+ months since."

- Mariya Khymych, Life Coach

I had always known that there were internal barriers stopping me from doing more but through our work together I was able to knock out those limiting beliefs. As a new newer coach, I’ve discovered through my own practice how powerful this work really is. Now with the MIND SURGERY METHOD certification I feel confident in launching my coaching business knowing I have the tools to create incredible transformations with my own clients.

"Cara is an incredible coach. She has the intuition of a tiger and calls you out on your bull$hit."

Rosanna Gentile, Mindset Coach

Working with Cara has been a game changer both personally and professionally. I have never felt more confident and comfortable in my own skin, and I'm thrilled to use the MIND SURGERY METHOD in my own coaching practice. This program is a MUST for anyone with a calling to help others level-up!"


I've gone from selling $47 detoxes (to anyone who would work with me) to sustaining a fully-booked 6-figure coaching business for over 5 years now, while travelling the world.

My clients are nutritionists, health coaches, life coaches and healers across the globe. I’ve also helped leadership coaches, real estate coaches, brand strategists (and even a few stylists!) build their businesses, too.

From getting on video for the first time, launching their signature programs, signing their very first paying clients to creating $5K, $10K and even $35K+ months -- nothing makes me happier than to support someone to RISE UP and fully step into their next level of INCOME & IMPACT as a coach. (And transform their own life in the process.)

Hey there!

i'm cara

A business coach & certified trainer of NLP and mental emotional release®