Restorative yoga and mindfulness meditation non-challenge

I am excited about my recent partnership with First Descents! This fall, I am offering a restorative yoga and mindfulness meditation non-challenge. My efforts are inspired by my old friend Allan Goldberg, former executive director of First Descents. Anyone who knows Allan’s story knows that his own practice of yoga and meditation helped him to[…]

Dr William Clancy, Denver Psychologist

Breaking up with American football

My current rejection of football is simply as a fan or consumer, not as an athlete. It is through a different lens than I looked through as a teenager. Now I’m looking at it as a psychologist and as a father. It’s time for me to, once and for all, break up with American football. Read more.

Fred Grover, Integrative Medicine Denver

An interview with integrative medicine provider Fred Grover MD

Integrative care with a Revolutionary MD: A conversation with Fred Grover Jr., MD by William Clancy, Psy.D.   When I’m having a health or wellness issue that needs to be addressed, the first thing I do is call Dr. Fred Grover. His mind-body expertise provides me a comfort level that I’m going to get my[…]

Denver Psychology

Unscientific Soccer? Health Psychology and Social Justice

…as a Western-trained psychologist, I am careful when I utilize culturally different healing practices so as not to pull them too far from their roots. What happens when we are disrespectful to the cultural roots of a healing practice? First, we deny the experience of people who believe healing to emanate from a culturally learned perspective. We also create risk that…

Mindfulness Therapy Denver, Health Psychology Meditation

Health Psychology and Social Justice

In psychology, mindfulness-based interventions are alternatives to traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy models. They are based in Eastern philosophical and healing practices that have centuries of tradition behind them. In short, mindfulness and acceptance represent a distinct cultural perspective. As mindfulness-based interventions are currently being integrated into Western medicine and psychology…

Investing in the Therapy Relationship, Part I

One of the best investments I ever made was in going to therapy. I was in my late 20s; I was disillusioned with my career, my mood state, and my relationships, among other things. I needed a safe place where I could describe this experience out loud. I didn’t know why or how this would[…]