The current Covid-19 pandemic we are going through has brought millions of infected and dead. But also, more millions of people with mental health problems Because of concerns about when this new coronavirus will end, or because it disappears spontaneously like its predecessor SARS, or because of the arrival of a vaccine that prevents it or an effective treatment that saves severe cases.
This mental affectation it is also attributed to long and repeated periods of imprisonment to which companies in all countries of the world are subjected to avoid further infections and deaths.
In these difficult and unprecedented times, well-being came to occupy a central place in the field of health. And that’s why the Ineco Foundation he wanted to offer his grain of sand for the benefit of the people with the organization of first international virtual symposium on neuroscience and well-being, which since 2007 has been dedicated to mental health professionals, but this year in particular it is open to everyone and free of charge, with the participation of the best Argentine experts and renowned professionals from abroad.
The symposium, which will focus on the role of neuroscience playing in the construction and development of well-being through dialogue, collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange, will take place on October 28, in a long day that will cover the whole day. The event is organized by the INECO Foundation in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and will allow to structure a space for debate, communication and information on neuroscience and well-being, its key role during the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for mental health.
International and national specialists and researchers in various fields such as sociology, medicine, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, musicology, among others; will conduct a never-before-seen interdisciplinary exchange to address this global need.
“The symposium has the goal of give tools to society on how to preserve mental well-being during this exceptional period. It is part of a response to what we have witnessed since the start of the pandemic, where anxiety symptoms had skyrocketed in society at first. Over time, distress, low mood, and depression appeared. And basically what we see is that constant fatigue prevails. We are exhausted because we have done things that we have not done before and we do not do things that we have done before. So it’s not just people who are getting poorer, or losing their jobs or afraid of losing it. We are all exhausted, even those of us who are lucky not to have lost our jobs. There are tools of science to improve our well-being. And in this symposium, which is free, we will provide tools to the entire Latin American community with the best specialists in the world on these issues “, underlined the neuroscientist. Facundo Manes, President of the INECO Foundation and one of the organizers of the important international event.
And I add: “While the pandemic is global. The story in Argentina is different because it is a more vulnerable country than the northern countries. In the studies we carried out at the Ineco, we saw that the symptoms of anguish, anxiety and mental fatigue were not related to the places with the greatest number of infected, but rather homogeneous. Because we are not only worried about the virus, but for the economy, for work, for the country. Because we don’t have the same reserves, for example, as European countries. And this generates a mental impact. In vulnerable countries the film is another ”.
The psychologist Fernanda Giralt Font, The Coordinator of the Wellness Area and Deputy Director of the Ineco Psychotherapy Department highlighted Infobae the importance of this symposium for people. “This pandemic has produced a great deal of stress on the entire population. And this meeting with prestigious national and international professionals is an important way to help generate well-being in people. We have had several interviews with international speakers in recent months on the importance of how to speak to the population with simple, clear and useful language. To pass on modules, examples and recommendations for good habits during and after the pandemic ”, explained the specialist.
“It is a very special moment all over the world. One way to combat it is with wellness. When you think about wellness, you imagine a series of integrated things that make it up. But is not so. Sometimes with small gestures, with a different look at things, with enjoying a particular moment and by doing something that gives us pleasure, well-being is achieved. And we will tackle the approach of intelligent optimism, music therapy, altruism and more, ”added Giralt Font.
1º International virtual symposium on neuroscience and well-being
They organize: INECO Foundation and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Date: October 28, from 2pm to 7pm
Signing up: https://simposio.fundacionineco.org/
Contact: https://www.fundacionineco.org/ Marcelo T. de Alvear 1632 – C1060AAF – CABA – [email protected]
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