The Upward Spiral
Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression
Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In his book The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb, PhD, demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better.
In this immersive weekend, you will experience the effects of several practices backed by neuroscience for rewiring your brain and creating an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life.
Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this weekend offers an engaging look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, thoughts, and actions.
You will learn:
- What’s happening in the brain with depression and what you can do about it
- Simple steps you can take to alter brain activity and chemistry
- How to reshape your brain and improve your mood, one small change at a time
- Tools for health professionals to share with clients.
The truth is that there isn’t one big solution to depression, but there are numerous natural ways to alter brain activity and chemistry. Some are as easy as relaxing certain muscles to reduce anxiety or getting more sunlight. Even small steps in the right direction can have profound effects—giving you the power to become your best self—boosting your mood, energy, focus, decision-making, and more.
Master simple-to-learn tools for creating an upward spiral of your mood, which can lead to greater happiness, connection, and sense of purpose.
Gain an understanding of the neuroscience of the brain, including how and why specific natural techniques can rewire your brain and uplift your experience of life.
For health practitioners, expand your toolkit to include daily techniques for your own self-care, as well as for sharing with your clients.
Things to Know
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Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:
Standard single: from $390
Standard double: from $360
Traditional: from $420
Suite: from $700
Fuel knowledge, deliciously.
Exceptional meals are made from scratch to sate your taste buds, while energizing you and your learning.
Find balance and bliss.
Massage and other healing arts harmonize the mind, body and spirit, while integrating your experience.
Explore campus grounds.
Brand new construction celebrates the outdoors with state-of-the-art facilities that honor nature’s beauty.
Start where you are.
Choose your path to a better life, on purpose, with practice, in an immersive setting for limitless learning.
Discover natural inspiration.
A thoughtfully designed campus set in nature’s sanctuary fosters connection with peers and deep personal growth.