We welcome you to join other exceptional clinicians to become certified in neuroscience-based healthcare. Stress reactivity is the modifiable root cause of up to 90 percent of health problems in modern life. This certification will prepare you to be part of the brain-based solution: turning stress reactivity into stress resilience. There is an urgent need to retrain our health professional workforce for this new paradigm in healthcare:
A universal way to promote well-being – Brain Based Health trains individuals in the tools to take charge of their self-regulatory circuits in the emotional brain that either promote stress reactivity and health problems or stress resilience and well-being.
These circuits control our: 1) emotions, 2) thoughts, 3) behaviors, 4) rewards, and 5) our entire physiology. Never before has a method codified the tools to self-direct which circuit is activated in the moment, and with repeated use of these tools over time, which circuits become dominant and the brain’s habit (set point). Raising the set point of the brain from reactive to resilient is the most powerful strategy anyone can use to improve their overall health and well-being. There is nothing that compares to having a dominance of resiliency circuits stored in one’s unconscious memory systems of the emotional brain and being activated without our awareness. All we know is that we feel happier, more vibrant, and more in control of the quality of our lives.
This approach is a new paradigm in healthcare. As these wires are biologic, EBT has made the psychological and behavioral biologic. The rewards that are integrated into stress resiliency circuits are of higher purpose (eudonic), in contrast to the rewards that are encoded into stress reactive circuits and are of lower purpose (hedonic). EBT has made human development and our emotional evolution biologic. By establishing a biologic root cause, neural circuitry, and by knowing that these emotional circuits are plastic, we can think about our health and well-being in a new way. We can use emotion regulation techniques to switch off errant circuits, and the focused intensive use of the same techniques to promote positive emotional neuroplasticity, the practice of targeting and rewiring maladaptive circuits. We can see both practices as central to our self-care, a new pathway to optimal health.
An epidemic of stress-induced health problems – Stress reactivity and chronic stress are the modifiable root causes of the up to 90 percent of health problems. The epidemics of emotional and behavioral health problems, chronic disease, accidents, and suicides in the U.S. can be traced to excessive stress. Now 45 percent of Americans have at least one chronic disease. Nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, and 35 percent of all adults have metabolic syndrome (a combination of obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and poor lipid profiles). Mental illness and substance abuse affect 20 percent of Americans, and deaths by suicide have increased by about 30 percent since 1999. Despite spending double what other wealthy countries spend per person on healthcare, including a per-capita pharmaceutical expense that is the highest in the world, the U.S. ranks last in life expectancy among the 12 wealthiest industrialized nations.
The current model falls short of treating stress effectively – Stress diseases have become epidemic and traditional methods are not designed to treat the root cause: stress circuitry. They have not empowered people to prevent stress circuits to be activated maladaptively and persistently, causing the health problems we now face.
The neuroscience breakthroughs of the last 10 years have helped us understand that stress is not tension or something in the environment. It is personal, the moment-to-moment activation of circuits. We now know enough about the neurobiology of stress and positive emotional neuroplasticity that we have a model of care to treat it.
These stress-reactive circuits are "positive feedback loops" and cannot be efficiently deactivated with self-applied cognitive or behavioral processing. Traditional psychotherapy sessions, which can switch off and rewire these circuits, cannot control the patient’s stress reactivity between clinical sessions, which can maladaptively rewire the circuitry progress made in the session. Medications can improve brain functioning, but they do not reconsolidate stress-reactive wires into stress-resilient wires.
These wires only change by emotionally-vivid experience, repeatedly processing emotions from stress to joy. Brain Based Health provides a scalable approach to emotional and behavioral health and the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. By using technology and health services, we can provide a continuous care model of stress resiliency training and establish a new standard of care. With emotional resiliency training in place, traditional healthcare may become more effective and outcomes more sustainable.
Brain Based Health can treat stress effectively – –Treating the root cause of health problems effectively requires an intervention that is continuous, as stress circuitry can be activated at any time. This takes a new prevention and treatment model that relies on technology to facilitate continuous access to the effective use the tools, as well as emphasizing peer-to-peer support which enables maximum privacy and convenience through technology.
Professional support can be essential to success in this new paradigm, as the co-regulation with another person and their guidance in using the tools can improve immediate stress resilience and rewiring for lasting effects. This has been demonstrated in research on both psychotherapy and the placebo effect.
As a health professional delivering Brain Based Health, you will provide coaching and group training, and have a suite of exceptional technology features for state-of-the-art services. Our technology portal includes:
Your use of this platform will add a new dimension to your professional life. You will be at the forefront of using neuroplasticity to help people become stress resilient and to evolve into self-directing their own neuroplasticity to achieve more control over their health and the quality of their lives.
As a Certified EBT Provider, you launch your Brain Based Health practice. You integrate Brain Based Health into your current clinical practice and have the option to establish a private practice in Brain Based Health on our technology platform. You will be able to:
Our training program is lively, effective and purpose-driven – This certification program provides you with just the knowledge and skills to transition into using this new paradigm in healthcare. It provides quick access to solid science, with downloadable articles and easy synthesis of the concepts. You'll apply this science immediately in your clinical practice and in role plays in the sessions for a lively and exciting experience. EBT is deep, fascinating, and fun, and so is our training. We take seriously the time you spend in this training and want to be sure that you both master the skills and have a highly rewarding time learning them!
The training includes:
The Science of Brain Based Health – Start by understanding the neurophysiology and neuroplasticity of optimal stress resilience, and reframing health problems based on brain states, stress circuitry, reward states, and the brain’s set point, all of which give us personal control over our physiology. Even if you have extensive knowledge of neuroplasticity and neuroscience, the unique focus in EBT on the neural circuits that determine how we respond to life will be new, elegant, simple, and exciting. It is a new paradigm in healthcare.
EBT Concierge Coaching – You will learn how to deliver a successful, private practice in EBT. Sessions are brief because the tools work rapidly. We can provide meaningful, effective services for patients in half the time of typical counseling sessions. The protocols for coaching sessions have been developed so that patients identify the circuits they want to change and your work deepens the effectiveness of the tools on emotion regulation and neuroplasticity. Coaching is extremely satisfying, and just what the public wants: rapid results that take them from stress to joy.
EBT Group Programs and Intensives – You will learn how to facilitate group training programs, including weekly programs and 30-day daily intensives. The brain changes based on repetition and emotional intensity. Group training favors both, and the relationships formed in a group create a long-term experience of positive emotional plasticity to raise the brain's set point for lasting resiliency and access to the seven earned rewards of a purposeful life.
After certification, you will be part of the Brain Based Health professional community. All clinicians, researchers, and leaders are dedicated to using the power of emotion regulation and brain plasticity to address the epidemics of stress-induced diseases. They share in the belief that people can change when given the tools and support to take charge of their emotional brains. They are dedicated to empowering people to take charge of their stress and their life through positive emotional plasticity.
EBT rewires the emotional brain, which is the seat of the soul and the foundation for loving connection. As a provider, your love for all living beings is essential to becoming a highly effective EBT Provider. However, your credentials and experience will enable you to grasp and apply EBT rapidly. The following credentials are required for certification:
An Experienced, Licensed Health Professional – A psychotherapist, physician, counselor, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, social worker, addiction counselor, and other licensed, certified, or registered health professional, with a master’s or doctoral degree
A Newly-Licensed Health Professionals or Interns – A newly-licensed, certified or registered health professional or an intern with a master’s or doctoral degree. (We recommend completing this certification at your earliest convenience so that you can integrate this science and practice early in your career.)
Personal Training in Brain Based Health with EBT – Training begins with an immersion program to learn the techniques of EBT personally. Participate in a 30-day intensive, which involves 30 minutes per day of telegroup training plus e-learning to master the fundamental clinical tools of Brain Based Health. Select an emphasis for your certification, either stress overload (emotional and behavioral health) or stress eating (overeating and overweight). If you want to complete both intensives, we recommend taking one at the start of training and another one, for deepening your clinical skills, as you launch your clinical practice.
Providers-in-Training receive a $100 discount for this service for this initial training and for a second intensive when taken within three months of certification. To receive this discount, meet the eligibility criteria above and participate in an informational consultation session (see below). Fee: $599 (regularly $699)
Clinical Training as an EBT Provider – The certification process includes e-learning to support your progress with the science and clinical practice of Brain Based Health and EBT and a practicum to support your success in mastering core clinical skills for coaching and group services. A multiple-choice test will document that you have learned the basic core concepts of Brain Based Health and EBT. The certification training includes:
Participate in at least 10 of the 12 hours of video conferencing training, pass the multiple-choice test, and pass the practicum of conducting a clinical encounter in a challenging role play. For any missed session, view the video of the session and schedule a consultation session (additional fees apply) to practice the clinical skill of the session. The last three weeks of the program focus on taking the multiple-choice test and role-playing difficult patient encounters using the Brain Based Health paradigm and the EBT clinical tools. This offers an exciting and highly effective conclusion to the course with awarding of certification in the last session.
Fee for the complete Certification Program of six months of support and training: $975 ($325 monthly for the first three months of the training program).
Upcoming certification courses:
To learn more about certification, schedule a complimentary informational consultation with EBT Founder, Laurel Mellin, PhD, at: https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/LMEVMM
Schedule a complimentary information session with Dr. Mellin to learn more (and receive a discount on personal intensives.)
Complete personal training before beginning your clinical training.
Become certified after 12 weeks of lively distance learning workshops:
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