The Upward Spiral

Author: Alex Korb
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626251229
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Self-Help

Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life. Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this book offers an engaging and informative look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, thoughts, and actions. The truth is that there isn’t one big solution to depression, but there are numerous simple steps you can take to alter brain activity and chemistry. Some are as easy as relaxing certain muscles to reduce anxiety, or getting more sunlight to improve your mood. Small steps in the right direction can have profound effects—giving you the power to become your best self as you literally reshape your brain, one small change at a time.

The Upward Spiral

Author: Alex Korb
Publisher:
ISBN: 1458793931
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre:

Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life. Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this book offers an engaging and informative look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, thoughts, and actions. The truth is that there isn't one big solution to depression, but there are numerous simple steps you can take to alter brain activity and chemistry. Some are as easy as relaxing certain muscles to reduce anxiety, or getting more sunlight to improve your mood. Small steps in the right direction can have profound effects - giving you the power to become your best self as you literally reshape your brain, one small change at a time.

The Upward Spiral

Author: Alex Korb
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626251212
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Psychology

Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life. Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this book offers an engaging and informative look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, thoughts, and actions. The truth is that there isn’t one big solution to depression, but there are numerous simple steps you can take to alter brain activity and chemistry. Some are as easy as relaxing certain muscles to reduce anxiety, or getting more sunlight to improve your mood. Small steps in the right direction can have profound effects—giving you the power to become your best self as you literally reshape your brain, one small change at a time.

Undoing Depression

Author: Richard O'Connor
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316071352
Release Date: 2010-01-07
Genre: Psychology

Like heart disease, says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, depression is fueled by complex and interrelated factors: genetic, biochemical, environmental. In this refreshingly sensible book, O'Connor focuses on an additional factor often overlooked: our own habits. Unwittingly we get good at depression. We learn how to hide it, how to work around it. We may even achieve great things, but with constant struggle rather than satisfaction. Relying on these methods to make it through each day, we deprive ourselves of true recovery, of deep joy and healthy emotion. UNDOING DEPRESSION teaches us how to replace depressive patterns with a new and more effective set of skills. We already know how to "do" depression-and we can learn how to undo it. With a truly holistic approach that synthesizes the best of the many schools of thought about this painful disease, O'Connor offers new hope-and new life-for sufferers of depression.

Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Author: Catherine M Pittman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626251151
Release Date: 2015-01-02
Genre: Self-Help

Do you ever wonder what is happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, and worried? In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research. In the book, you will learn how the amygdala and cortex (both important parts of the brain) are essential players in the neuropsychology of anxiety. The amygdala acts as a primal response, and oftentimes, when this part of the brain processes fear, you may not even understand why you are afraid. By comparison, the cortex is the center of “worry.” That is, obsessing, ruminating, and dwelling on things that may or may not happen. In the book, Pittman and Karle make it simple by offering specific examples of how to manage fear by tapping into both of these pathways in the brain. As you read, you’ll gain a greater understanding how anxiety is created in the brain, and as a result, you will feel empowered and motivated to overcome it. The brain is a powerful tool, and the more you work to change the way you respond to fear, the more resilient you will become. Using the practical self-assessments and proven-effective techniques in this book, you will learn to literally “rewire” the brain processes that lie at the root of your fears.

The Science of Positivity

Author: Loretta Graziano Breuning
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440599651
Release Date: 2016-12-02
Genre: Psychology

Learn the scientific benefits of positivism! Sometimes it's easiest to look for the worst in every situation--our brains have evolved to scan for problems in order to help avoid them. But you can transcend this natural negativity--if you know how. The Science of Positivity teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed, and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them. Neurochemical expert Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD, empowers you to transcend negativity by creating new thought habits. You'll learn simple, practical actions you can take to shift your thinking to a way that causes your brain to reward optimism with the release of happy chemicals. You can even permanently replace cynical thought patterns with realistic and optimistic thoughts. In just minutes a day for six weeks, you will build new pathways to see the world in new ways. Frustration is an inevitable part of life, but rather than using cynicism to manage frustration, you can rewire your brain to get beyond it.

The Upward Spiral

Author: Harvey Hyman J. D.
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984113908
Release Date: 2010-04
Genre: Self-Help

Lawyers help others but take very poor care of themselves. In their quest to max out their earning potential and afford the best material goods our economy has to offer, lawyers lead a narrow, grimly serious existence without emotional rewards. They work inhuman hours yet always feel pressured for time. Since they never stop, breathe, and relax, they are frequently tense, irritable and ready to bark. Lawyers are highly competitive, results-oriented and easily shamed by losing. They see opposing lawyers as the enemy and they substitute suspicion, cynicism and verbal abuse in place of peaceful, connected communication. This has made lawyers sick, sick of being lawyers and sick both mentally and physically. In polls of career satisfaction, more than half of all lawyers say they would quit today if they could afford it. One out of every five lawyers has major depression or alcoholism. Lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to be depressed than all other people working full time, and twice as likely to be alcoholics. It doesn't have to be this way. Lawyers can learn to let go of their manic pursuit of material wealth and value things like love, friendship, self-discovery, authenticity, spirituality and working with others to create something deeply meaningful. Lawyers can learn to overcome the polarizing us/them mindset which turns colleagues who deserve inclusion, respect and cooperation into enemies to be feared, mistrusted, hated and attacked. They can be taught to practice law with inspiration, enthusiasm, zest, pride and pleasure. They can learn how to practice effectively and yet still give themselves what human beings need - freedom, sunshine, fresh air, rest, ease, play, laughter, spirituality, creativity, and the pleasures of family, friendship and community. This book is a comprehensive self-help guide that can save the careers and lengthen the lives of lawyers under stress, and help them achieve the unthinkable - to feel happy, joyful, grateful to be alive.

Habits of a Happy Brain

Author: Loretta Graziano Breuning
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440590504
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Genre: Psychology

Offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals"--serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. You'll also learn how to build new habits by rerouting the electricity in your brain to flow down a new pathway, making it even easier to trigger these happy chemicals and increase feelings of satisfaction when you need them most.

The Depression Cure

Author: Stephen S. Ilardi
Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
ISBN: 9780738213132
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Self-Help

A clinically proven 6-step program for beating depression by reclaiming lifestyle elements from our evolutionary past

Unstuck

Author: James Samuel Gordon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143115510
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Self-Help

A practical guide to healing depression without anti-depressants builds on a philosophy that depression occurs as a result of life imbalances, in a reference that outlines a seven-step program for taking control of one's circumstances.

The No Bullshit Guide to Depression

Author: Steven Skoczen
Publisher: Ink and Feet, LLC
ISBN: 0998280410
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre:

Funny, insightful, and relentlessly honest, this book is the manual for living with depression that everyone should have been given.It's packed with bite-sized chapters covering big-picture concepts, 60+ research-backed tools, and a friendly, no-nonsense style. This guide will get you through visits from depression and into a value-filled life.

Heal Your Brain

Author: David J. Hellerstein
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801899324
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Self-Help

The book’s compelling narrative demonstrates that, in many cases, it is possible to achieve a stable recovery and return to—or even experience for the first time—a life free of crippling anxiety and depression.

Beat Depression and Anxiety by Changing Your Brain

Author: Debbie Hampton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1514112000
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre:

The key to overcoming depression and anxiety and stop living a fear-based existence is in your head. Literally. By taking control of your mind and thoughts and adopting brain-healthy habits, you can harness the superpower we were all born with, neuroplasticity - your brain's ability to change itself, optimize operation, reverse negative thinking patterns, and actually alter its chemical balance and physical form and function, so that happy and healthy become the default. Change your brain. Change your life. I did it. But only after a decade of depression ending in a suicide attempt that left me with a seriously compromised brain. In healing my brain, I healed my life. You can do it too. I'll tell you in plain English backed by science how you can improve your brain and life through simple practices: - diet and exercise - mindfulness and meditation - responding rather than reacting - gratitude and forgiveness - making friends with fear - visualization, thought reframing, and more. "This book is a wonderful source of insight and understanding from someone who knows firsthand the transformative powers of the brain's plasticity." Dr. Micheal Merzenich, world authority on brain plasticity and author of Soft-Wired: How The New Science Of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life "Debbie Hampton gives a behind the scenes look at the workings of the mind and brain and draws from some of the leading scientists and teachers of our time. But more than that, she weaves her own powerful story of recovery from brain injury into each chapter. She provides a refreshing and personal look into mindfulness, neuroplasticity and recovery from someone who has travelled the journey. A remarkable book that is beautifully written, compassionate and wise." Dr. Sara McKay, neuroscientist, writer and founder of Your Brain Health

The Mindful Way through Depression

Author: J. Mark G. Williams
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462508013
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Genre: Psychology

If you’ve ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience. This e-book includes an audio program of guided meditations, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, for purchasers to stream or download from the Web. See also the authors' Mindful Way Workbook, which provides step-by-step guidance for building your mindfulness practice in 8 weeks. Plus, mental health professionals, see also the authors' bestselling therapy guide: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Second Edition. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

Louder Than Words

Author: Benjamin K. Bergen
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465028290
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Describes how meaning is conveyed and processed in the mind, answering questions about how people can understand information about things they have never seen in person and why they move their hands and arms when they speak.