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Practice of Cognitive Restructuring

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We invite you to participate as a researcher for finding and adding resources on transformational change.   This is a dynamic tool for you to add information you find to your FW 311 individual group's wiki as you do research for class projects (click on the "Sidebar" located on the right in the "View" mode--select the appropriate Class Wiki).  We encourage you to share not only titles (for example, the citation of a journal article, a book, a blog, or title of a digital media stream), but also the places you found the resources and the search strategies you found useful, as we have in the links below.  



Required Assignment Materials:


Measuring the Immeasurable: The Scientific Case for Spirituality. (2008). Boulder, CO: Sounds True Publishers.  Read The Science of Emotions and Consciousness, pp. 15-33.


Miller, W.C. (2002). The Improbability of Lifestyle Change. Healthy Weight Journal, November/December, 84-85.


improbable change article.pdf


Dyer, W. (2008, November 29). The Power of Intention. Video posted to




Dyer, W. (2012, April 10). Behind every thought is an energy. Video posted to




Thorn, V. (2009, April 17). Change your thinking to reduce headaches. Video post to




Supplementary Resource Materials:




Peer Reviewed:


Hamdan, A. (2008). Cognitive Restructuring: An Islanmic Perspective. Journal of Muslim Mental Health, 3, 99-116.


 Cognitive Restructuring Islamic Perspective.pdf 


Hayward, L. M., Nixon, C., Jasper, M. P., Murphy, K. M., Harlan, V., Swirda, L. & Hayward, K. (2000). The process of restructuring and the treatment of obesity in women. Health Care for Women International, 21, 615-630.


cogitive restructuring and obesity.pdf  


Hunt, M., Schloss, H., Moonat, S., Poulos, S. & Wieland, J. (2007). Emotional processing versus cognitive restructuring in response to a depressing life event. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31, 833-851.


cognitive restructuring and depression.pdf  




McCullin, R. (2005). Taking Out Your Mental Trash: A Consumer's Guide to Cognitive Restructuring Therapy. New York: Norton.


Electronic Books from Cline Library:


Destructive emotions: how can we overcome them? : a scientific dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Narrated by Daniel Goleman ; with contributions by Richard J. Davidson ... [et al.].  New York : Bantam Books, 2004. Access ebook.


Emotional cognition: from brain to behaviour.  Edited by Simon C. Moore, Mike Oaksford.  Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub., c2002. Access ebook.


Hot thought: mechanisms and applications of emotional cognition. Paul Thagard ; in collaboration with Fred Kroon ... [et al.].  Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2006. Access ebook.


Predicting health behaviour : research and practice with social cognition models. Edited by Mark Conner and Paul Norman. Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005. Second edition. Access ebook.







Dyer, W. (2008, April 19). Change the Way You Look at Things. Video posted to



Streamed Videos from Cline Library:


Acutely anxious. TVF International, 2006. 48 minutes. View streaming video. Summary:   Acute anxiety, one of the most common psychiatric illnesses, makes everyday experiences like walking down the street or talking on the phone a source of potential terror. This program explains how and why this happens as it examines the physiology and psychology of anxiety, its symptoms, its highly maladaptive consequences, and treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Case studies involving panic disorders and social phobia are spotlighted.



Fixing My Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Arrowsmith Program. Filmoption International, 2008. 52 minutes. View streaming video. Summary: In her youth, Barbara Arrowsmith struggled with a severe learning dysfunction-until she designed a self-improvement regimen aimed at strengthening areas of her brain. This film profiles Arrowsmith, takes viewers inside the school she founded, and follows the progress of four cognitively challenged students enrolled there. Psychology and special education experts articulate diverging opinions of Arrowsmith's methods-including enthusiasm from Dr. Norman Doidge of Columbia University and skepticism from Dr. Linda Siegel of the University of British Columbia. Displaying a wide range of attitudes among students and parents, the film culminates in a graduation ceremony-and measurable cognitive improvements.

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