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Dr. Maureen Gaffney announces candidacy in Trinity Seanad bye-election

CF7I3655       Well known clinical psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Maureen Gaffney has today announced that she will be a candidate in the forthcoming University of Dublin Seanad bye-election.       Dr. Maureen Gaffney has today February 11th confirmed her candidacy in the University of Dublin bye-election to take place by postal vote on March 30th 2022. This bye-election will fill a vacancy in the University... Read More

Posted: 11 February 2022

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Unlocking and understanding the keys to living your best life

Unlocking and understanding the keys to living your best life   The need for closeness, autonomy and competence are the drives that govern much of our lives, writes psychologist Maureen Gaffney whose new book is out this week   How often do you think about your life and yourself? If you’re like most people, you do it a lot. In fact, there is a special part of your brain... Read More

Posted: 12 September 2021

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As society opens up again, this is now our moment in time to seize the day

As society opens up again, this is now our moment in time to seize the day   Pandemic created time to take stock, and now we can put what we’ve discovered into practice   The Ancient Greeks had two words for time: “chronos” and “kairos”. Chronos is ordinary time — the time of day, the stage you are at in life, the way you... Read More

Posted: 27 June 2021

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To approach or to avoid: the new choice for us all

We're entering a fresh stage of the 'now normal' and that means adapting to increased uncertainty, writes Maureen Gaffney   So, it's to be a summer of hope after all. Last Friday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced an accelerated lifting of lockdown. With the infection rate brought under some kind of control, To approach or to avoid: the new choice for us all there is... Read More

Posted: 07 June 2021

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Covid-19 has scored a direct hit on our most basic psychological drives

‘Covid-19 has scored a direct hit on our most basic psychological drives’ May 23, 2020 We have never known personal, cultural or societal upheaval like this, so we must stop looking for the 'New Normal' and learn to live in the "Now Normal'.  Stormy weather Just can’t get my poor self together I’m weary all the time, So weary all the time… Stormy weather just can’t seem... Read More

Posted: 31 May 2021

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Holiday Healing

Holiday healing: how to get the most from our precious breaks Maureen Gaffney   Psychological benefits of spending time and money on experiences outweigh the equivalent spend on material things   Long before the pandemic, the Irish headed off in droves in search of sun, desperate to get away from routine and sometimes each other. This year the urge for a break is stronger than... Read More

Posted: 23 May 2021