The Upward Spiral

Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression

Alex Korb

July 21-23, 2017

Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

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accommodation rates.


Program Description

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.

Why Attend?

  • 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

  • Program Schedule

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  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Program Faculty

Alex_Korb-2015hs-webAlex Korb

Alex Korb is a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at UCLA and works as a scientific consultant. With an undergraduate degree in neuroscience…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $280
Standard single: from $390
Standard double: from $360
Traditional: from $420
Suite: from $700

Taxes apply.

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