EBT Professional Certification

Brain Based Health by EBT

We live in high-stress times when stress overload causes or exacerbates up to 90 percent of health problems. We need science-based innovations that empower the population to become stress resilient, even in high stress. We need self-directed, positive emotional plasticity to prevent and treat trauma, as well as emotional and behavioral health problems, including the three biggest causes of premature mortality in adults - diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

This is a national and global priority. EBT professional certification has been designed to retrain the workforce to eradicate the current #1 public health enemy: stress overload. We need to optimize our innate potential for healing with relationship-centered care wherein both providers and participants create an environment that fosters connection, trust, compassion, resilience, and wholeness.

The Urgent Need to Retrain Our Healthcare Workforce

  • There is a global epidemic of stress-induced health problems.
  • New Brain Based Health approaches are needed to optimize stress resilience.
  • Professionals require new skills to use in their professional practices to treat stress overload and its symptoms.
  • EBT Professional Certification provides the skills to overcome the epidemic of stress-induced health problems and promote survival of the species and planet.

EBT is integrative healthcare, a combination of proven paradigms in science and alternative medicine, including psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, mindfulness, guided imagery, self-regulation, and positive emotional plasticity for reconsolidation of trauma circuits and fear memories. EBT is self-directed neuroplasticity targeting the stress response and promotes optimal physiology, thereby enhancing functioning in all domains of life. The method is relational in that updating the emotional brain’s circuitry is significantly enhanced by co-regulation, either with neuroplastic encounters with peers or sessions facilitated by professionals. A provider’s professional knowledge of the science and practice of EBT, personal and clinical EBT skills, and high brain set point all contribute to participant satisfaction, retention, and health outcomes.

EBT’s Brain Based Health Initiative

The overall goal of EBT is to raise the participant's brain set point for optimal resilience and a homeostatic set point; however, the provider personalizes the use of the tools. This serves the larger mission of integration of healthcare, empowerment of the individual, and the need for relationship-centered clinical care to raise both the participant’s and provider’s set point rather than lower them. EBT supports the body's innate ability to heal and integrates the role of lifestyle factors and the interplay of mind-body-spirit to balance health. EBT is based on proven sciences of neurophysiology and neuroplasticity and is designed to improve the cost-effectiveness of care, lasting post-treatment health outcomes, and the overall emotional and spiritual evolution of the individual. The goal of the EBT professional community is to support the population in eradicating suffering from stress overload and raise the set point of the nation and the world.

Fees are prepaid for each course. Basic Certification in EBT incorporates introductory personal skills training at $225. Certified Provider and Coach Training is stepwise with personal training paid separately for each level of certification. To attain fully certified status (Certification Level 5) takes a minimum of 9 months with fees of approximately $3,350 for professional training and $2400 for experiential/personal training.

We offer three categories of certification:

  • Certified EBT Provider (Master’s degree or above AND a clinical license, registration, or certification).
  • Certified EBT Coach (Master’s degree or above in a health-related field OR a clinical license, registration or certification).
  • Basic EBT Certification (first responders, educators, clergy, community leaders, and others who want basic skills in sharing EBT with others and understanding the science and practice of Brain Based Health).

Basic Certification in EBT (Level 1)

All professionals complete Basic Certification in EBT. Those who are pursuing Certified EBT Provider or Coach status continue through the professional certification courses. We recommend that all individuals who complete Basic EBT Certification also complete personal training both to inoculate themselves against stress overload and to apply EBT most effectively.

Certified EBT Provider or Coach Training (Levels 2 to 7)

All certified provider/coach training includes small group (six to eight participants) practice and support with hands-on role plays and clinical practices used to promote lively and effective learning experiences. The brain is very precise in how it self-regulates and reconsolidates circuits, so careful attention to best practices is important. We use role plays during sessions and audios of exemplary sessions to learn the clinical skills.

All training includes e-learning with the demonstration of mastery of the instructional objectives through a multiple-choice test requiring 80% correct responses. Tests can be taken twice, and if not successful after two attempts, retaking the course (with a 20% discount) is required. If additional consultation is needed, extra fees apply ($79/session). Our learning environment is aimed at promoting success for all certification candidates. Once certified, professionals apply the method in their clinical or educational setting and practice within the scope of their certification level.

LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION

Basic (Level 1) EBT Certificate

Objectives: The professional will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental science of EBT to participants.
  • Differentiate EBT from other clinical and educational methods.
  • Set up a personal practice in EBT and use all eight basic tools effectively.
  • Conduct a one-on-one session with a new participant, including:
    • Setting up the participant to use the Brain Based Health by EBT mobile app.
    • Coaching the participant through use of the Be Positive Tool, the Stop a Trigger Tool, and the Take Action Tool, explaining the scientific rationale and effective techniques in using them.
    • Differentiating the three types of Cycle Tools based on the neurophysiological cause of the activation.
  • Develop a plan for implementing EBT health promotion stress resilience training into your professional activities and building your practice.

Basic EBT Certificate: A three-hour ZOOM video training session with a Certified EBT Trainer for experiential learning and clinical practice, two hours of home study, and pass a 30-item multiple-choice test. Home Study: Read “What’s my number?” One Simple Question that Unlocks Your Brain’s Power for Health, Happiness & Purpose. $225

Experiential (Level 2) Applied Training in Resiliency and Rewiring

Objectives: The professional will be able to:

  • Use the 30-day challenge skills in stress overload or stress eating, including:
    • Mastering the self-regulation and lifestyle skills.
    • Developing four Power Grind Ins.
    • Participating in online learning: forum boards and workshops.
    • Giving connecting messages and making community connections.
  • Develop a plan for implementing EBT health promotion stress resilience training into your professional activities and building your practice.

Experiential EBT Certification Course: 30 days of participation in an intensive with 30-minute daily telegroups and comprehensive e-learning. Pass a 50-item multiple-choice test. Participate in 28 or more of the 30 Intensive sessions including 80 or more community connections. $699 intensive fee plus $95 testing and administration fee. More coaching may be needed (additional fees apply).

NOTE: If you are considering certification as a coach or provider, we recommend participating in the intensive at your earliest convenience, even prior to complete the Basic EBT Certificate to begin your experiential learning and start progressing with the advanced experiential training required for certification at levels 3 and above.

Intermediate (Level 3) One-on-One Cycle Coaching

Objectives: The clinician will be able to:

  • Coach participants in one-on-one Cycle Coaching including:
    • Explaining the science of stress resilience.
    • Administering the Brain Based Heath Inventory.
    • Identifying each step in the Cycle Tool process for each of the three types of Cycles and the rationale for each step.
    • Conducting a one-on-one session with a participant adjusting for skill insufficiencies, set points, and circuit types.
    • Using EBT techniques in coaching sessions for 5 Circuits, that promote rewiring adverse childhood experiences and later episodes of trauma.
  • Develop a plan for implementing EBT Cycle Coaching into your professional activities and building your practice.

Intermediate EBT Certification Course: Six weeks, including two hours per week of small group ZOOM sessions with a Certified EBT Trainer for experiential learning and clinical practice, and four hours per week of e-learning. Pass a 50-item multiple-choice test and participate in all training sessions (or participate in coaching as a substitute, additional fees apply). $975

Additional training required prior to receiving Level 3 certification: Participate in a second intensive for the alternate course, thereby completing both the stress overload and stress eating options personally OR participate in weekly premium telegroup to complete advanced courses 1 and 2.

Advanced (Level 4) Reconsolidation of Survival Circuits

Objectives: The clinician will be able to:

  • Train participants in effective neuroplastic peer support experiences.
  • Explain the reconsolidation science of EBT to participants.
  • Conduct a one-on-one session with a participant, including:
    • Educating participant in the three steps of reconsolidation.
    • Using discovery techniques to identify a survival circuit.
    • Training in grieving loss and promoting reattachment experiences.
    • Negating the survival circuit’s ineffective message.
    • Transforming the circuit to promote resilience and secure attachment.
    • Using the Brain Based Health app to release productive stress.
    • Using the Power Grind In and assessing signs of reconsolidation.
    • Explaining common challenging configurations of circuits and how to treat them.
  • Deliver telegroup interventions for stress resilience and reconsolidation.
  • Develop a plan for implementing EBT reconsolidation into your professional activities and building your practice.

Advanced EBT Certification Course: Six weeks, including two hours per week of small group ZOOM sessions with a Certified EBT Trainer for experiential learning and clinical practice, and four hours per week of e-learning. Pass a 50-item multiple-choice test and participate in all training sessions (or participate in coaching as a substitute, additional fees apply). $975

Additional training required prior to receiving Level 4 certification: Participate in a second intensive for the alternate course, thereby completing both the stress overload and stress eating options personally OR participate in weekly premium telegroup to complete advanced courses 1-5.

Fully Certified (Level 5) – Rewiring Core Circuits and Raising the Set Point

Objectives: The clinician will be able to:

  • Explain the advanced reconsolidation science of EBT to participants.
  • Conduct a one-on-one session with a participant, including:
    • Explaining the rationale for each core process of raising the set point, including a cohesive narrative, visualizations, and expressive arts therapy, encoding elevated emotions, and rewiring trauma circuits.
    • Applying each of these therapies in challenging role plays.
    • Coaching the Cycle Tool for participants with allostatic set points.
    • Identifying coaching techniques to promote safety with sensitive topics.
  • Discuss advanced techniques for participant management and referral.
  • Identifying common resistance to raising the set point.
  • Develop a plan for implementing EBT core circuits and raising the set point into your professional activities and building your practice.

Fully Certified EBT Certification Course: Six weeks, including two hours per week of small group ZOOM sessions with a Certified EBT Trainer for experiential learning and clinical practice, and four hours per week of e-learning. $975.

Additional training required prior to receiving Level 5 certification: Participate in both the stress overload and stress eating intensives and complete all seven advanced courses in weekly premium telegroup.

Trainer (Level 6) Training Professionals

After a minimum of two years of delivering EBT services through the EBT portal, Level 5 providers can apply for Level 6 Trainer Certification Training. Trainer courses are focused on deepening knowledge of the science, theory, and practice of EBT and specializing in one leadership area: training research or service. $975

Master Trainer (Level 7) Leadership and Training Professionals

After a minimum of five years of delivering EBT services through the EBT portal, Level 6 trainers can apply for Level 7 Master Trainer Certification Training. Master Trainer courses are focused on deepening knowledge of the science, theory, and practice of EBT and specializing in one leadership area: training research or service. $975

All fees are prepaid, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Full refunds are given up to two weeks before the program begins, 50% up to the date of the first session, and no refunds thereafter.

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After completing the intensive, if you have questions about certification or want to enroll in an upcoming certification course, please email Frannie Wilson at frannie@ebt.org.