meditate-on: allowing the breath to breathe itself

meditate-on: allowing the breath to breathe itself The breath is always with us and allows us a ready-made focal point for mindfulness meditation. Bringing simple, non-judgmental attention to the breath can be more complicated than it sounds. Our breath is so tied to our mood states: when we are anxious we may notice a corresponding shortness Read more about meditate-on: allowing the breath to breathe itself[…]

Dr William Clancy, Denver Psychologist

meditate-on: the breath

When we meditate we are intending to bring attention to something. When I teach meditation I initially ask clients and students to bring detailed attention to the sensations they find present as they breathe. Growth in mindfulness practice often comes when we experience this type of present-focused attention. Concurrently, skillful management of distractions when focusing Read more about meditate-on: the breath[…]

race anxiety sports psychology denver dr Justin Ross

Embrace Pre-Race Anxiety to Fuel High Performance

Stress and pressure are a natural part of the training cycle as you approach race day. Optimal performance in your event comes down to many factors, many of which have been set in motion in the previous months during your training cycle. Improperly managed emotion, stress, or anxiety in the days leading up to a race, Read more about Embrace Pre-Race Anxiety to Fuel High Performance[…]

MindBodyHealth accepts Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Now Accepting Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield!

We are excited to announce that MindBodyHealth & Associates is now in network with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance, effective August 15, 2017. Anthem is added to a growing list of accepted insurance providers, in our expanded effort to make services more widely available for those seeking integrative, health, wellness, and psychological care. We are currently able to work Read more about Now Accepting Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield![…]

Sports Psychology Expert Dr Justin Ross Managing Excitement at Boston Marathon

Managing Race Week Excitement/Anxiety – Boston Marathon Edition

IT’S BOSTON MARATHON WEEK! I can hardly believe that it’s upon us. A lot of people (including myself) have dedicated countless hours training, working extremely hard to earn the right to toe the line at the Boston Marathon. For many, this is a once in a lifetime achievement. Performing well at the Boston Marathon will require Read more about Managing Race Week Excitement/Anxiety – Boston Marathon Edition[…]

Sports Psychology Denver, Dr Justin Ross

High Performance Mental Skills Training

High Performance Mental Skills Training You’ve seen the scenario play out before: You start something athletic-related—a training program, a tempo session on the track, a self-care practice like foam rolling, your target race—and you are gung ho. You are confident you will NAIL IT this time. Then, an obstacle hits. The flu invades your house, Read more about High Performance Mental Skills Training[…]

Mental Toughness and A Missing Cat

What I Learned About Mental Toughness From My Missing Cat

Preface: I never imagined I’d be writing a blog post about my cat. But here I am, and here we go. On Wednesday, February 22 our beloved  13-year-old cat, Aspen went missing. This was most unusual for several reasons. First, she’s an indoor cat only who’s spent maybe a total of 3 hours of her Read more about What I Learned About Mental Toughness From My Missing Cat[…]

Kaizen at MindBodyHealth Denver, Clinical Psychologist Dr Justin Ross

What is Kaizen?

What Is Kaizen? I’ve heard the idea of Kaizen spoken about A LOT in 2016. Numerous authors have used this concept in their works on self-improvement, performance enhancement, productivity, and climbing the corporate ladder. Kaizen has been spoken about on podcasts and featured in blog posts in much the same way, often being alluded to as Read more about What is Kaizen?[…]

Strength Running Podcast with Jason Fitzgerald

Strength Running Podcast With Jason Fitzgerald

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on the Strength Running Podcast with Jason Fitzgerald, talking about sports psychology as it relates to running. We talk a lot in this interview on the enormous mental component involved in sports, especially endurance sports. Knowing that without having the right mindset about running, training, and performing, you’re destined Read more about Strength Running Podcast With Jason Fitzgerald[…]

New Years Resolution, Denver Psychologist Dr Justin Ross

New Year, New Daily Wellness Regimen in 3 Easy Steps

Happy New Year! So many of us are looking for a healthy start to 2017, connected to wellness and living with intention and meaning. Cultivating wellness can occur on a daily basis by focusing on 3 key, yet simple ingredients. A New Year, New Daily Wellness Regimen in 3 Easy Steps: Wake up with “I Read more about New Year, New Daily Wellness Regimen in 3 Easy Steps[…]