Research suggests a trauma-sensitive and socioculturally adapted group intervention can significantly reduce posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and multimorbidity among refugees and asylum seekers.
Humans are an easily distracted species, but we’ve always longed for ways to regulate our own attention. Psychological science has shed a lot of light on this issue, says APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner.
Studies show that Buddhist monks, who have spent thousands of hours of meditating, have distinct patterns of brain activity. But findings suggest brain activity could change after just a short period of practice.