Want more control over your life? Rewire your emotional brain.

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    Identify a problem that blocks your joy (e.g., overeating, overworking, substances, moods, relationships).

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    Stop blaming yourself. It's just a wire.

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    Rewire it with Emotional Brain Training and get your joy back

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Meet Dr. Laurel Mellin

Laurel Mellin, PhD is a health psychologist, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Emotional Brain Training. She developed EBT during her 40 years as a professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her work has received awards from the American Medical Association and the US Department of Consumer Affairs.

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What is EBT?

Emotional Brain Training is a scientific, proven method to rewire your brain. Whether you are stuck in anxiety, depression, or anger, or feel out of control of relationships, food, work, drugs, or alcohol, the problem is not you. It's a wire in your brain - and you can rewire it with EBT

The EBT tools are effective right from the start in improving relationships, personal control, and quality of life.

How does EBT work?

Start using our amazing app throughout the day to quickly return to feeling at your best when you are triggered. Enjoy having the power to turn stress into joy. Then choose one circuit to rewire - and then another (most people have four) and train your brain for exceptional resiliency and a life of joy and purpose.

What support is available?

Great support is included with all memberships. Every day there is a LIVE drop-in session with a Certified EBT Provider so you can have your questions answered and learn the basics of the tools. It's private and confidential. See the techniques in action and feel better on the spot.

Using EBT tools to rewire an unwanted behavior such as overeating makes habit change easy, natural, and lasting.

How does rewiring circuits change me?

Once you learn the EBT tools, you can relax. Whenever you feel bad, you know just what to do: reach for your app and switch off the circuit that is causing the problem. It all adds up. Each time you rewire a circuit,your brain becomes more naturally resilient and you become happier and healthier.

EBT tools deliver immediate access to the brain's five resiliency pathways to clear negative moods and thoughts and create joy.

Can rewiring circuits transform my life?

YES! A product of more than 30 years of research, our video course, the EBT 1-2-3 JOY Program, guides you in raising your brain's set point for lasting improvements in health and well-being. Train your brain for spontaneous resilience and the habit of being in joy and purpose rather than in stress so that you can live your best life.

The tools of EBT help control one's mindset at work, easing stress and improving empathy, creativity, strategy, and communication.

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The Weight Loss Solution

If you want to lose weight and keep it off naturally, EBT is the right program for you. Begin your EBT journey by using our Spiral Up! app. Switch off the circuits that drive the chemicals that cause you to overeat. Notice that it easier to eat healthy right from the start.

Continue with the proven EBT Program. Rewire your "Food Circuit" and other wires so that you stop needing the extra food and losing weight becomes easy and natural. EBT is the only method that has been shown in peer-reviewed research journals to produce lasting weight loss after treatment ends. This program is life-changing.

"EBT acts like a natural appetite suppressant. I am losing weight without diets or therapy. This method is magical." Susan F., Portland, Oregon

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The Emotional Health Solution

Your brain is amazingly resilient. You can use its natural resiliency pathways with our Spiral Up! app and feel better right from the start. Whether you are overcoming anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions, or stress, the tools are amazingly powerful.

EBT goes to the roots of emotional health issues and rewires the circuits that cause them. Continue with the proven EBT program to rewire trauma circuits, reactivity, and chronic stress. Learn how powerful you can be in changing you own emotional health by using the best of neuroscience and feel better faster.

"EBT has changed my life on so many levels. I am no longer on anxiety meds and I'm healthier than ever. I'm eternally grateful to EBT." Melissa M., Seattle, Washington


Beyond Drugs, Therapy, or Diets

Sometimes people need drugs. Therapy can help, and nutrition knowledge is important, however, what is missing in all these approaches is EBT.

EBT switches off the chemical drives that limit the effectiveness of these methods and activates healing chemicals that promote faster results and lasting improvements in health. Add EBT to your health program and feel the difference right away.


EBT works immediately
and in the long-term

Immediate symptom reliefAnytime you feel bad, the problem is the circuit your brain is running. Switch off that circuit with EBT and you will feel better right away.

A lasting, natural solution to problemsUse EBT to discover the circuit that causes a problem and to rewire that circuit so that the problem fades or disappears.

Use EBT as a Natural Solution to Common Problems

stress eating
work stress
relationship problems
sleep problems
EBT Founder Dr. Laurel Mellin presents Food Addiction: Treating Compulsive Eating through Emotional Brain Training sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco's Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment.

Scientifically Validated Benefits That Last

In a study conducted at UCSF, participants had improved their health at 3 months and these improvements were sustained at 2-year follow-up.

91% Increased Happiness
86% Enhanced Relationships
77% Decreased Weight
Mellin, L., Croughan, M., & Dickey, L. (2000). American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, and Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 97, 1133-1138.
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"The method is a life-changer! The tools are based on cutting-edge neuroscience and they work."
Patricia A. Robertson, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology,
School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

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