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.

Train Our Healthcare Workforce in EBT

  • 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’s Brain Based Health Initiative

EBT professional services are based on brain science, but the emotional brain is the social brain, based on loving connection. It is not a surprise that in order to be highly effective, EBT professionals must be: 1) highly emotionally expressive and warmly engaging, 2) able to vocalize strong emotions, both positive and negative, 3) authoritative and able to set effective limits to encourage participants to work hard as the brain only changes through experience, and 4) tender, loving, and vulnerable, modeling and sharing their own personal use of the method. Consider becoming an EBT Professional if you: see yourself as a natural-born healer, are willing to learn and practice a novel, science-based approach, a completely new method of healthcare, and insist that you rewire your own reactive circuits and, over time, become wired for love and joy ("Wired at One”). You cannot teach skills you do not use nor transmit being wired for joy unless you experience that in your own life.

Our professional community is exceptional. We are committed to the power of EBT, using best practices of EBT and bringing these life-changing tools to as many people as possible. We believe that people can change. All they need is the tools to access their own inherent strength, goodness, and wisdom. We honor the power of peer support and community, so that participants have multiple layers of support to use the tools to become Wired at One.

If you are willing to learn and practice these brain-based concepts and tools, to give your participants love and limits, sharing your joy with them, and to learn this new, brain-based approach to healthcare and psychotherapy, please consider becoming certified and joining our professional community. Let’s raise the set point of the planet together!

Summary of EBT Professional Training

We welcome a broad range of people to basic certification in EBT. Those who meet the qualifications for coach or provider continue with additional courses, as described below. Fees are moderate and prepaid through EBT Support for each course. Basic Certification in EBT incorporates introductory personal skills training at $325. 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 Educator (EBT-E) Our basic certification for health professionals, educators, clergy, community leaders, and others who want to share EBT stress overload tools with clients and patients for the prevention of health problems. This certification is a prerequisite for coach and provider certifications.
  • Certified EBT Coach (EBT-C) Our advanced certification in rewiring the stress response for the prevention and treatment of health problems, requiring a master’s degree or above in a health-related field OR a clinical license, registration, or certification).
  • Certified EBT Provider (EBT - P) Our advanced certification in rewiring the stress response for the prevention and treatment of health problems, requiring a master’s degree or above AND a clinical license, registration, or certification.

Certified EBT Educator (Level 1)

This basic course in EBT provides professionals with skills in explaining the science and tools to deactivate reactive circuits, activate resilient circuits, and change behavior. All professional certifications begin with this basic certification. Those who are pursuing Certified EBT Provider or Coach status continue through the professional certification courses. This certification is completed through EBT and, by special arrangement, in partnership with various health organizations.

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

The certification training for providers and coaches is the same, however, Certified EBT Coaches deliver clinical services to participants whose set points are in the 1-to-3 range, focusing on primary and secondary prevention. Certified EBT Providers (EBT-P) deliver clinical services to participants whose set points are in the 3-to-5 range, focusing on tertiary prevention.

All professional training includes small group (eight participants) practice with hands-on role-plays and clinical practices used to promote lively and effective learning experiences. They practice evidence-based procedures to switch off toxic stress and train the brain for optimal resilience. The Zoom sessions are supplemented with audios of actual sessions demonstrating advanced techniques and challenging clinical encounters.

Certification requires successful completion of in-session role-plays and demonstrations and a multiple-choice test requiring 80% correct responses. Tests can be attempted twice, and if not successful, 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. We want you to succeed and find your EBT clinical practice to be extremely rewarding. Once certified, professionals apply the method in their clinical or educational setting and practice within the scope of their certification level.

Levels of Certification

Certified EBT Educator (Level 1)

Objectives: The professional will be able to:

  • Describe EBT, a neuroscience-based approach to health.
  • Define and differentiate reactive and resilient circuits.
  • Identify four needs of participants for optimal engagement and one brain-based tool to apply for each.
  • Describe five brain-based clinical techniques to promote improved resilience.

Basic EBT Certificate Program: A three-hour video training session (on-demand or live sessions) with a Certified EBT Trainer or Founder for experiential learning and clinical practice, plus home study. Choose one of two specialties: stress solution or weight solution. In addition to the video training sessions, the participant will be required to complete the following:

  • Readings: "What’s my number?" One Simple Question that Unlocks Your Brain’s Power for Health, Happiness & Purpose.
  • Experiential learning: Use the EBT app to spiral up a minimum of 30 times.
  • Pass at 80% level a 30-item multiple-choice test about the basics of EBT.
  • Orientation: Participate in a post-exam one-hour Zoom orientation.

After certification, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a personalized EBT professional webpage on the EBT website.
  • Participate in optional monthly drop-in sessions with other Certified EBT Educators for support and to ask questions of a Certified EBT Master Trainer or Founder.
  • Use EBT as part of your clinical practice to boost the stress resilience of your participants.
  • Pursue further training in the method, as attaining Certified EBT Educator status is a prerequisite for certification as an EBT Coach or Provider.
  • Participate in ongoing EBT Professional Community activities and annual meetings.

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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Enroll in an EBT intensive: View Open Intensives

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.

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