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Elison Santos offering a lecture

Psychology of Love and Life for our Times

We are living in challenging times, though some might argue that they pale in comparison to centuries past. Despite the progress we've made, our modern era presents its own set of hurdles, many of which are tied to psychological well-being.


One can possess abundant material wealth and still find themselves grappling with feelings of frustration, sadness, depression, anxiety, and even experiencing panic attacks, relationship strife, or suicidal ideation. For some, life may appear devoid of meaning.


Turning to our cell phones, if they're ever turned off, we're met with the sight of a frenzied society, each person racing as if tomorrow may never come. We've adopted a "constantly late" lifestyle, unable to pause videos or afford to miss the latest updates. What if we miss something crucial?


Meanwhile, life continues unabated, proceeding at its own pace, neither hastening nor slowing. Our brains function as they always have, while our minds yearn for purpose and fulfillment in this existence.


Ah, life! The elusive pursuit of happiness and fulfillment. If psychology were to be invented, it would be to facilitate the realization of this essential, remarkable life that we all seek—it's within reach, waiting for us. I firmly believe in and dedicate myself to a psychology that empowers individuals to embrace this meaningful life each and every day.


Over the span of more than 20 years, I've dedicated myself to understanding human relationships and mental health. Through this journey, I've come to realize that our interconnectedness is paramount to our well-being, and there exist methods to enhance our lives by improving our interactions with others.

I firmly believe that success and happiness are not mutually exclusive; it's entirely feasible to cultivate both while fostering kindness and nurturing a thriving career. In my book, "Heroes of Our Existence," I delve into the profound influence of love, illustrating how it can serve as a potent tool to surmount psychological challenges and pave the way to a fulfilling life.

Elison Santos on a round table with other colleagues in an international congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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