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Golf and shared meals as methods for stress and trauma

“Active forgetting”, i.e. blocking unwanted memories with environmental reminders, and other psychological experiments show that so-called memory suppression is not only possible, but also likely to protect us from anxiety and depression.  “Active forgetting” can help clear the mind of intrusive memories and the aftermath of trauma, preventing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and is an important coping skill in a crisis. Meanwhile, according to researchers at the University of York, among other institutions,  playing sounds to sleeping people  can help them forget selected traumatic memories. Previous research has shown that playing sounds during sleep can also be used to reinforce specific memories.

US army veterans cope with   trauma and assimilation into the community  US army veterans cope with trauma and assimilation into the community by playing golf as part of PGA Hope – the flagship military programme of PGA Reach, the charity organisation of PGA of America. The rehabilitation programme engages more than 7,500 veterans at 215 sites each year. Meanwhile, in a survey of 1,000 people by the American Heart Association (AHA), more than nine out of 10 parents (91%) reported that  their family was more relaxed  when everyone dined together, and according to 67% of people, a shared meal reminds them of the importance of their relationships. For 59% of those surveyed, feasting together means healthier food choices.

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