Recently, I was struggling in a phone interview with a reporter, trying to tell her how the rewiring tools of EBT work.

She was perplexed, and I was on the brink of seriously judging myself for not finding a good way to explain it. I told her how you can't think your way out of high-stress states, and you have to do an emotional dance.

What the brain needs to switch off cravings and negative moods is a complicated multi-step process. However, the EBT "Cycle Tool" makes it simple – and you learn the basics by using an app.

There is no guesswork involved. It's a simple skill.

To rapidly change our stress levels and our attendant "challenging" drives, whether it's for food, shopping, drinking, texting, or any of thousands of other ways we escape from being present that stress us out even more, the brain needs to:

  • Briefly activate the same level of stress you were in when the wire was encoded (this unlocks the wire so we can change it)
  • Then quickly switch off that stress and turn it into positive, rewarding emotions that make us feel great – so rewarded that we don't even want that food, drink, text, or (my favorite) online purchase!

The reporter paused, so I added one last detail: It's super quick. Emotions are like that. Thoughts are far slower and so is being mindfully aware, both taking 20 minutes to three hours to deactivate a strong drive or episode of stress overload. I told her that it takes a few minutes, usually four minutes or less!

Then she said, "Oh, so you are telling me that you have to have a "Successful Emotional Meltdown" and you can do that in four minutes?"

                                Why We Overeat! - #6

                    The Successful Emotional Meltdown

Dr. Laurel Mellin, Founder of EBT and The Brain Based Health Movement (

She was exactly right! It's a tool that's so simple, it's on our app, and so deep that your brain will fall in love with it and learn how to use it to shut off cravings, heal hurts, recharge relationships, and mostly, to create more joy in your life.

In the video on this page, you can see the tool in action. This is not happiness training or psychotherapy. It's not psychological. It's biological.

Turn stress into joy. Try out the tools!

All you need to get started is to try out the tools. The brain learns this by doing it! Download the app (after becoming a member of the Brain Based Health community at

You'll have the confidence of knowing that the combination of your beautiful brain and the tools in this app will enable you to change how you feel, what you think, and what you do naturally and rapidly. Brain Based Health is a great way to live!

Thanks for watching this video and learning more about Brain Based Health. Everyone needs these tools to truly control their stress to help prevent or to more effectively treat overeating.

If you know anyone who is suffering from stress or overweight, send them a copy of The Stress Eating Solution book OR a membership in the community ( so they can instantly download the Brain Based Health app and start moving through stress to joy!

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