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The Upward Spiral: Evidence-Based Neuroscience Techniques for Rewiring the Pathways of Anxiety, Depression and Related Disorders
Korb, Alexander, PhD
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2017-09-01 / X52345
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Early in my career, I recognized a disconnect between neuroscience research and popular treatment strategies. While depression and anxiety are clearly rooted in altered brain function, most clinicians were not taught about specific neural circuits and neurotransmitters that contribute to these disorders. As a result, treating mood and anxiety disorders were often incomplete – many solutions uncovered by research were overlooked and strategies relied heavily on medication without any changes in a client’s action, activity and environment. There had to be a better way to treat these clients and improve outcomes!

Today, I know that using proven cognitive-behavioral interventions like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT) in conjunction with exercise, social support and positive habits yields powerful therapeutic effects. Expanding your tool kit of brain-based interventions allows you to accommodate your clients’ different challenges. And, when your clients understand that what feels “wrong” is actually the activity and chemistry of particular brain circuits, it improves treatment buy in and compliance.

Join me for this must attend conference and I will show you how to put the power of neuroscience to work for you and your clients:

Utilize brain-based cognitive therapies like ACT, MBCT, and BAT for mood and anxiety disorders
Apply new techniques informed by the latest neuroscience research to improve treatment outcomes
Discover how simple interventions modulate the activity and chemistry of key brain regions
Learn how to teach clients about their brain
Are you ready to expand your treatment tool box with the latest in neuroscience techniques?

Let me help you take your practice to the next level. Your satisfaction is guaranteed

Dr. Alex Korb


Understand the key brain regions and neurotransmitters that contribute to depression and anxiety.
Explain why the future of mood and anxiety disorder treatments relies on a dynamic understanding of the brain.
Identify the means to improve sleep hygiene.
Differentiate between planning, worry and anxiety, and how they impact the brain.
Assess how a client’s actions, interactions, thoughts and environment are impacting their disorder.
Describe how mindfulness, meditation and gratitude affect the brain and are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.
Discover how the prefrontal cortex can regulate the emotional limbic system and habitual striatum.
Formulate a treatment plan that takes into account the domains of modulating brain activity and chemistry.



Alex Korb, PhD., is a neuroscientist, writer and coach. He has studied the brain for over 15 years and is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. He received a BS in Neuroscience at Brown University, before earning a PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA. His dissertation focused on measuring electrical activity in the brain to better understand and treat depression. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UCLA where his research focuses on neuroimaging and the development of a novel brain stimulation device. He has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles on the neuroscience of psychiatric disorders.

His popular blog on has over a million views. He speaks around the country on neuroscience and has appeared on radio shows and podcasts worldwide. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.

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