How effective is EBT?
EBT has been used by more than 500,000 people and is the only method that gives patients skills to switch off the strong stress-induced drives for mindless eating, eating binges, and food cravings. It treats the circuits that cause
widespread disregulation. Researchers have shown that stress is the root cause of why people overeat. Janet Tomiyana, PhD, wrote in her review of stress and obesity that "
the evidence shows that a vicious cycle may be at play, whereby stress begets obesity,which begets stress, and so on. This positive feedback loop may be one reason why obesity rates remain high in the United States.
EBT offers a set of tools for dietitians to use to switch off physiological stress rapidly and over time, promote lasting changes in health, eating, and weight. With
12 studies conducted with dietitian providers
supporting its effectiveness and all tools grounded in the latest sciences of neurophysiology
and neuroplasticity, this method is equipped to enhance the success of dietitians in turning around the epidemic of overweight in America.
Who is the instructor and presenter of the program?
Dr. Laurel Mellin is a nutritionist, health psychologist, and internationally-recognized authority on obesity, disordered eating and stress eating. In addition, three EBT Master Trainers who have 10 to 15 years of experience
applying EBT in a broad range of facilities and programs will present their experiences integrating EBT into their practices, including Deanne Hamilton, RD, MS, CDE, CSOWM, Robin Anderson, RD, and Eve Lowry, RD.
Dr. Mellin 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 the
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.
How will EBT Provider Certification help me?
Since the pandemic, stress overload has impacted all Americans. By completing this certification, you will be able to think differently about eating and weight. Since the pandemic, stress overload has
impacted all Americans. As dietitians, we need to update our methods to be optimally effective in our changing environment. Research has shown that stress levels are so high that patients have difficulty learning what to do and
then, in times of stress, face challenges in following through. By completing this certification, you will think differently about eating and weight, and improve your patient's success in taking charge of their eating and weight.
Becoming certified in EBT has two significant implications. One is that the science shows that physiologic stress overload is the root cause of overeating and obesity. Nutrition is a science-based discipline, so updating our
practices to include treatment of stress overload is important. Second, EBT has been shown to produce lasting results at two- and six-year follow-up, whereas nutrition counseling alone produces weight loss for only six months. By adding
EBT tools to your practice, you will be at the cutting edge of our profession and offer patients the evidence-based methods of losing weight and keeping it off.
What if I want more support and training?
Dietitians and other health professionals who complete the training can request immediate access to audiotapes of patients learning the EBT tools. This way of learning the EBT personally (so you can teach from your own experiences)
and professionally has been highly rated by dietitians, and you will have access to that "clinical session bank" for stress eating and obesity at no additional charge.
As an Certified EBT Provider, you will be part of the EBT professional community of health professionals who are addressing the stress pandemic and training patients in the tools to overcome common stress-induced health problems
ranging from obesity, stress eating, and diabetes to community health promotion, emotional and behavioral health issues and chronic disease. Our provider community is warm, supportive, and collaborative in continuing to use
neuroscientific skills to improve the health of our nation.