Here are some additional key points about the “Dynamic Systems-Predictive Coding-Neurophenomenological-Embodied Ecology Cognitive Restructuring” framework:
• It provides a multilevel view of cognition – from neural mechanisms to subjective experience to environment. No single level can fully explain cognitive restructuring.
• It recognizes the complexity of the brain and cognitive systems, describing cognition as an emergent property of dynamic interactions within and between systems.
• It acknowledges the important role of self-awareness, mindfulness and self-reflection in identifying and modifying cognitive distortions. But it also incorporates physiological, environmental and behavioral interventions.
• It emphasizes the iterative nature of cognitive restructuring, seeing it as an ongoing process of updating predictions and beliefs based on sensory input rather than a one-time event.
• It suggests cognitive restructuring may be facilitated by activating multiple dynamics simultaneously – within the neural system (e.g. enhancing prediction errors), within the individual (e.g. improving mindfulness) and within the environment (e.g. reducing triggers for unhealthy thoughts).
• Overall, the framework seeks a holistic and integrated view of cognition that considers brain, body and environment as an inseparable system – and of cognitive restructuring as an emergent property of the dynamics within that system.