Gavin T. Murphy

Gavin Thomas Murphy (BS Psychology, MA Applied Spirituality) is a Dubliner and writer on Ignatian Spirituality. He was educated by the Jesuits in Ireland and the US, and spent time as a Jesuit novice in the UK. He also practises Zen meditation.

A deeply peaceful Christmas

December 22, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Eight tips from a wellness course organised by Aware, that may help us live well this holiday season.

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Contemplation to attain love

December 7, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A short story and modern interpretation of the final contemplation in the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola

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Improving wellbeing

November 9, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Five healthy activities can improve our wellbeing and help us get through depression or burn-out.

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Taming our ox-mind

October 27, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: In this video blog I share a personal experience of anxiety and present a contemplative story and psychological research.

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Flourishing in the face of anxiety

October 12, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Addressing worry and practising self-compassion are ways to 'tame our ox-mind'

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Facing anxiety of the ‘new normal’

September 28, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Psychological research and a contemplative story can illuminate our understanding of what it means to flourish in the face of anxiety.

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A time to heal

September 14, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Our job is to move away from the inner critic or inner condemner and move toward divine love and compassion.

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The power of outstretched hands

July 28, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A Franciscan retreat in Ards Friary, County Donegal, inspired a pathway toward disidentifying from vulnerable moods.

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Giving voice to the elderly

May 26, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: Supporting older people in their mental health requires empathy and 'heart-centred' listening.

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Bombed-out and rebooted

April 14, 2021

GAVIN THOMAS MURPHY :: A visit to the local church can provide much strength and serenity from the trauma of Covid-19.

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