In this episode we discuss how you can battle depression and anxiety and break out of a vicious downward spiral by literally changing the chemistry of your brain using very simple and straightforward tactics that you can start applying right now.
If you've struggled with depression or anxiety, or you want to understand how we can reshape our brains with our actions, listen to this episode immediately!
Dr. Alex Korb is a neuroscientist at UCLA, is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, and author of the Prefrontal Nudity blog on Psychology Today.
Alex and I discuss:
-How people get stuck in a loop of anxiety or depression
-How to strengthen and grow new neurons to literally change the structure of your brain
-Why nothing is wrong with your brain when you get stuck in a loop of depression or anxiety
-How the same action can have an entirely different impact on your brain at a different time
-How your own choices and actions change your brain in real time
-The difference between depression and anxiety
-How 10 mins of exercise can dramatically change your brain chemistry (and the study that shows it)
-How your actions can determine your perception and shape your reality
-The Neuroscience behind “The Secret” and why it really works
-And much more!