BarrettDr. References and resources are listed by module as well as in General Resources.

General Resources

Power Versus Force, David HawkinsThe original research on levels of consciousness. A must read.

Mindsight, Daniel Siegel — True stories of real profound changes and healing. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, Louis Cozolino — in my opinion, probably the best book for coaches out there, although he focuses on therapists.

Coaching with the Brain in Mind, David Rock and Linda Page — I use this for reference. It’s very detailed and complex and perhaps not an easy cover to cover read, but I find it very helpful for looking things up.

Incognito, David Eagleman — also an easy to read book, lots of true stories about how we know what we know.

Your Brain at Work, David Rock — good for leaders, very business focused.

The Buddha’s Brain, Rick Hanson with Richard Mendius — a great introductory book on the brain that weaves in mindfulness and Buddhist wisdom and includes practical tools for personal development.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Gabor Mate — fabulous work on the neuroscience of addiction.

Integration, Betz and Kimsey-House – comprehensive overview of the importance of integration, and the neuroscience of the Co-Active coaching model.

Recker, Gary; Peacock, Edward; Wong, Paul. “Meaning and Purpose in Life and Well- Being.” Oxford: Journal of Gerontology, Volume 42, Issue 1, 1985

 

Module One

Neuroplasticity

The Brain that Changes Itself, Norman Doidge — wonderful true stories of “neuroplasticity” and astonishing ways the brain can find new ways to do things.

The Art of Changing the Brain, James Zull — this may be the best book on learning and the brain for educators.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/new-clues-to-just-how-much-the-adult-brain-can-change/

Brain Plasticity and Behavior, https://www.psychologicalscience.org/journals/cd/12_1/Kolb.cfm

 

 

 

The Five Keys

Healthy Heart equals Healthy Brain – Journal of the American Heart Association http://newsroom.heart.org/news/healthy-heart-equals-healthy-brain

Sleep

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sleep-deprivation-epidemic-health-effects-tired-heart-disease-stroke-dementia-cancer-a7964156.html

https://www.med.upenn.edu/uep/user_documents/dfd3.pdf

https://neurosciencenews.com/sleep-hippocampus-memory-12058/?fbclid=IwAR3iuNx4CerEvufFzNKyaHgO94VtvA6TImU-Ued5nREJvmsfBWxxffHYt0o

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24136970   Sleep drives metabolite clearance from the adult brain.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/science/sleep-memory-brain-forgetting.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170204&nlid=65920631&tntemail0=y Neurons are pruned during sleep.

http://neurosciencenews.com/sleep-learning-efficiency-6741/  Deep sleep and learning.

How sleep clears the brain. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/how-sleep-clears-brain

https://bigthink.com/lack-of-sleep-makes-your-brain-eat-itself

Exercise

Why Doing Squats Might be Good for your Brain http://news.health.com/2015/11/11/strong-legs-linked-to-strong-mind

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/np/2012/516364/fig2/

Different Types of Exercise Affect Different Parts of Your Brain http://consciouslifenews.com/new-finding-different-types-exercise-affect-different-parts-brain/11121031/

 

Nutrition

http://www.healthybrainforlife.com/articles/school-health-and-nutrition/feeding-the-brain-for-academic-success-how

Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus: a longitudinal investigation http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/13/215

Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

Great overall video on the gut-brain connection — The Broken Brain

Novelty

http://lifehacker.com/novelty-and-the-brain-why-new-things-make-us-feel-so-g-508983802

Focus and Attention

Meditation and Neuroplasticity: Using Mindfulness to Change the Brain https://goo.gl/yl6YAG

http://neurosciencenews.com/stress-social-competence-7678/

Enhancers

http://www.aspenideas.org/session/neuroscience-play-what-play-does-you-and-your-brain-and-what-happens-you-if-you-dont-playI

Neuroscience Backs What Great Leaders Know: To Succeed, Embrace Your Mistakes

Humour, Neuroplasticity and the Power to Change Your Mind:  http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/10/20/humor-neuroplasticity-and-the-power-to-change-your-mind/

Three Decades Investigating Humor and Laughter: An Interview With Professor Rod Martin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991054/

The Positive and Negative Effects of Video Games

http://www.raisesmartkid.com/3-to-6-years-old/4-articles/34-the-good-and-bad-effects-of-video-games

Personality, Humor Styles and Happiness: Happy People Have Positive Humor Styles

http://ejop.psychopen.eu/article/view/1160/html

Sense of Humor, Stable Affect, and Psychological Well-Being

http://ejop.psychopen.eu/article/view/746/html

Examining the Energizing Effects of Humor: The Influence of Humor on Persistence Behavior

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10869-014-9396-z

The Neurology of Humour

http://www.acnr.co.uk/2014/02/the-neurology-of-humour/

The Prefrontal Cortex

Arnsten, Amy. “The Mental Sketchpad: Why Thinking has Limits.” NeuroLeadership Summit Lecture, 2008

Creative Minds: Making Sense of Stress and the Brain

http://www.medicineatyale.org/janfeb2010/people/peoplearticles/55147/

The Goldilocks of the Brain (Your Pre-Frontal Cortex)

Rock, David. “SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others,”NeuroLeadership Journal, Issue One 2008

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2907136/

Stress

Impact of our stress on others
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-02-brain-cells-contact-stressed-individual.html

Naming the Emotion
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sweet-emotion/201408/why-labeling-emotions-matters

http://dana.org/BrainWork/2013/When_Labeling_an_Emotion_Quiets_It/

Controlling the Environment

Values and Purpose

Reframing or Reappraisal

http://www-psych.stanford.edu/~ochsner/pdf/Ochsner_ER-SCN_chap.pdf

Mindfulness
Luders, Eileen; Clark, Kristi; Narr, Katherine; Toga, Arthur. “Enhanced Brain Connectivity in Long-term Meditation Practitioners.” NeuroImage, 2011

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-courage-be-present/201002/practicing-mindfulness-without-meditating

http://www.mindandsoul.info/Articles/357258/Mind_and_Soul/Resources/Topics/Mindfulness/Mindfulness_without_Meditation.aspx

Activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System (recovery from stress)

 

Module Two

The Right and Left Hemisphere

My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor — a wonderful book about right brain/left brain, written by a neuroscientist who had a stroke. Also TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

The Master and His Emissary, Iain McGilchrist — amazing, powerful work on the right and left brain. The RSA video is also fantastic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI)

Attention and the Hemispheres, Iain McGilchrist — https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-skeptical-brain/201012/attention-and-the-hemispheres

Bloom and Hynd. “The Role of the Corpus Callosum in Interhemispheric Transfer of Information: Excitation or Inhibition?” Neuropsychology Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2005

Holt, Jim. “Of Two Minds.” New York Times, May 2005

“Right Left Right Wrong,” Luke Mastin — a rigorous look at right and left handedness and brain research.
http://www.rightleftrightwrong.com/brain.html

Neuroscience and the Link Between Inspirational Leadership and Resonant Relationships

The Default Mode Network and Task Positive Network

The Power of Dreaming, The Power of Action

http://www.princeton.edu/~njclub/2007-10-10_papers/Fox+etal_2005.pdf

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/75923

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941086/

https://weatherhead.case.edu/departments/organizational-behavior/workingPapers/WP-13-04.pdf

Bad Coach

 

 

Module Three/Four

The Body/Somatics

Cuddy, Amy. “Your body language shapes who you are.” TEDGlobal, June 2012

Embodied cognition: thinking with your body

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

Porges, Stephen, The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology), 2011

Embodiment of metaphor — why escalators bring out the best in people

The Gut Brain Connection

The Human Intuition System

Bradley; McCraty; Tomasino. “The Resonant Heart.” Institute of HeartMath, 2005

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/03/study-finds-sniffing-sweethearts-sweaty-t-shirt-may-lower-stress/
https://neurosciencenews.com/emotional-mirror-neurons-rats-11066/?fbclid=IwAR0KTXeRta2TD0nw8yoyjSCh9bm6T2Tw79BX-kFcf9zNdSEG2bTBF5G0ufU

Emotions and Prediction

See Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, How Emotions Are Made, the secret life of the brain (available at most booksellers)

https://neurosciencenews.com/depression-negative-emotion-14361/?fbclid=IwAR03SdoPGyiIXmIDikQeWeEpyDmx-dGVOq4B32UAWk0X2TzBmQNiGRu02VU

Metaphor

Metaphors are Lint Catchers for the Brain

Metaphors Trigger Sensory Parts of the Brain

The Social Life of Metaphor

Epigenetics

The Collective Consciousness 

Lieberman, Matthew. Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect. Crown, 2013

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