EBT for Stress and Obesity
SWITCH OFF THE DRIVE FOR STRESS EATING: THE SCIENCE AND TOOLS OF OPTIMAL RESILIENCE
Research has shown that a major underlying cause of overeating and obesity is physiological stress overload, which decreases access to natural rewards. Learn about the brain’s natural pathways that switch off stress, activate the brain’s reward system, and deactivate the drive to overeat. All people have these pathways and, as a dietitian and health professional, you can share the science and practice of resilience with your patients. Integrate these concepts into your clinical practice for treating disordered eating, binge eating, and mindless eating and the chronic stress associated with obesity (BMI of 35+). This course is an introduction to Emotional Brain Training (EBT), an evidenced-based method for stress resilience that Dr. Mellin has presented at FNCE, past Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) meetings, and state dietetic association meetings. Add your knowledge of this biologically-based method to your nutrition counseling toolkit to align yourself with the post-pandemic need for health professionals to integrate the latest stress resilience techniques into their clinical practices.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the use of the brain’s resilience pathway in treating stress eating and obesity.


  • Differentiate the two types of brain circuits: reactive and resilient.


  • Describe two brain-based resiliency techniques for switching off the drive to overeat and promoting behavior change.


  • Apply brain resiliency concepts to an obesity case study.
Live Event Date: Apr 28, 2022
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 9.2.3, 9.6.1, 9.6.6, 12.1.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $0 ($0.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Laurel Mellin, PhD
Laurel Mellin

Dr. Laurel Mellin is a nutritionist, health psychologist and internationally-recognized authority on obesity, disordered eating and stress eating. She is the founder of Emotional Brain Training (EBT) and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. She has a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, an MA in nutrition from San Francisco State University and a PhD in health psychology and behavioral medicine from Northcentral University. Mellin is a New York Times bestselling author and researcher, with more than 40 years as a registered dietitian. Her organization certifies nutritionists in EBT.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
EBT for Science-based Diabetes Prevention

EBT for Science-based Diabetes Prevention: 15 Techniques to Help Clients Lose Weight and Eat Healthy

On Demand
Live Date: (Sep 23,2021)
Expiration Date: (May 31,2024)

Rating: 4.25 out of 5

Instructor: Laurel Mellin, PhD

Duration: 2 hours