| The Catalan psychologist and writer drew attention to the capacity of the mind to generate unreal negative emotions | With the conference "Be happy in Alaska", Rafael Santandreu ended last night the intense cycle 'Love and Happiness' organized by the Department of Culture of the Mazarrón City Council and coordinated by the journalist Lola Gracia.
The event has been very well received by residents and tourists who, during the month of July, have also been able to enjoy talks by Ángel López Naranjo, Valérie Tasso and Sylvia de Béjar.In the first part of the talk, Santandreu exposed some essential points about what cognitive psychology is to the public, and later opened a question time for attendees.
According to the expert psychologist, we have the ability to transform our negative emotional world by "realizing that what happens to us is not real but is a product of an imperfective mind; proof of this is that when we suffer from" neura so strong like depression, anxiety disorders or obsessions and suddenly something stronger happens to us or we get distracted by something we like, it disappears, "said Santandreu.For his part, the deputy mayor for Culture, Ginés Campillo, expressed his satisfaction with the development of the cycle, since "it has not only been a determined commitment to Culture in a moment as difficult as the one we are experiencing, but it has also supposed an original and novel initiative that has had a great media impact that has returned to place Mazarrón as a cultural benchmark both in the Region of Murcia, and also outside regional borders, "said the mayor.
In addition to Campillo, councilors Miguel Ángel Peña and Conchi Aparicio attended the conference held in the renovated Mirador de Bahía.For next August, the Department of Culture will continue with this determined commitment with the 'Paper Seas' cycle in which the participation of important figures in literature and journalism such as Marta Robles, Fernando Schwartz, Santiago Posteguillo and Máximo Huertas is planned They will also be held at the aforementioned viewpoint and whose information can be consulted on the new website www.maresdelpapel.es, where you can also request invitations for talks starting 15 days before they are held.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón