The Upward Spiral Workbook: A Practical Neuroscience Program for Reversing the Course of Depression (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN 10: 1684032423
ISBN 13: 978-1684032426
Positive life changes lead to positive brain changes. Drawing on the huge success of his groundbreaking book, The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb offers actionable, step-by-step skills to help you reshape your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life.
Depression is defined by a collection of symptoms. You feel crappy most of the time. Nothing seems interesting, and everything seems overwhelming. You have trouble with sleep. You feel guilty and anxious and have thoughts that life isn’t worth living. Each symptom reinforces and inspires new symptoms, and this is a sign that your brain circuits are caught in the downward spiral of depression. So, how can you reverse it?
In his first book, The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystified the intricate brain processes that cause depression and outlined a practical and effective approach for getting better. Based on the latest research, this evidence-based workbook takes the theory behind Korb’s breakthrough book and distills it into concrete, actionable exercises and skills.
Just as one small trigger can drag you down, an effective intervention can start enough momentum to carry you back up. Exercise, attention to breathing, gratitude, sleep hygiene, and positive social interactions are just some of the offerings in this workbook that can help alter activity in specific neural circuits, setting you on the path toward an upward spiral to happiness and well-being.
—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Aware
—Kay Redfield Jamison, author of An Unquiet Mind, and Pulitzer Prize finalist for Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire
—Elisha Goldstein, PhD, author of Uncovering Happiness
—William Knaus, EdD, author of The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression and The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety
—Helen Mayberg, MD, director of the Center of Advanced Circuit Therapeutics, and professor in the departments of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, and neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
—Richard P. Brown, MD, coauthor of The Healing Power of the Breath and Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice
—Poppy Jamie, founder of Happy Not Perfect
—Eric Barker, Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree
—Catherine Gray, author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober and The Unexpected Joy of Being Single
—Nataly Kogan, author of Happier Now