The Upward Spiral Card Deck: 52 Ways to Reverse the Course of Depression...One Small Change at a Time

The Upward Spiral Card Deck: 52 Ways to Reverse the Course of Depression...One Small Change at a Time

by Alex Korb PhD

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A 52-card deck to rewire your brain and reverse the course of depression—one small change a time

When you have depression, you feel like you’re stuck in a downward spiral. Nothing seems as enjoyable as it used to, and everything feels overwhelming. At your worst, you may feel emotionally and physically paralyzed, and even taking small steps toward recovery can seem impossible.

Drawing on neuroscientist Alex Korb’s innovative book, The Upward Spiral, this 52-card deck offers the same effective approach for reshaping the brain and creating an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life—all in a practical, take-anywhere format. By picking one card and making one small change each day, you may find that, over time, you feel better and better.

Just as one small trigger can drag you down, one small positive change can jump start enough momentum to carry you back up. Exercise, attention to breathing, gratitude, sleep hygiene, and positive social interactions are just some of the tips and tools this card deck offers to help alter activity in specific neural circuits, setting you on the path toward the life you want.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684035915
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 01/02/2021
Pages: 55
Sales rank: 271,078
Product dimensions: 3.50(w) x 5.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alex Korb, PhD, is a neuroscientist, writer, and coach. He has studied the brain and mental health for more than fifteen years, starting with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Brown University, before earning a PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is author of The Upward Spiral and The Upward Spiral Workbook, and is currently adjunct assistant professor at UCLA in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. Outside of the lab, he is available for personal coaching, consulting services, and speaking engagements. He is head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, and has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.


Korb resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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