Denver Sports Psychologist Dr Justin Ross

Sports Psychology Webinar Series Preview

I am excited to announce the beginning of a Sports Psychology Webinar Series that will be launching in 2017 in conjunction with the Train Like a Mother Club! This group will involve discussion of key elements promoting success in sport, including sessions on motivation, goal setting, adopting a high performance mindset, using visualization for success,[…]

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November Mindfulness Groups

November Mindfulness Groups Our October Mindfulness groups are currently wrapping up, and we are pleased to announce the start dates for our November classes. We will once again hold 2 groups; a Tuesday morning class starting 11/1 with Dr. Clancy from 9:30 – 10:30 am, and a Thursday afternoon class beginning 11/3 with Dr. Ross[…]

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Managing Race Anxiety For Optimal Performance

It’s spring race season! One of my favorite times of the year. Managing race anxiety and excitement is imperative for success this season, regardless of distance. Marathon, half marathon, 10 miler, 10k and 5k racers can all benefit from the same applied principles when lining up on race day in order to effectively manage race[…]

Comparison is the thief of joy, Dr Justin Ross Denver Psychologist

Comparison is the Enemy of Joy

Comparison is the thief of joy. ~Theodore Roosevelt (one of my favorite quotes) A prevailing concern in many clients who come to my office is an unhealthy level of comparison. Unfortunately, comparison is a deeply ingrained human tendency experienced by all of us in different intensities and with different targets. Look at the prevalence of such[…]

The Role of Commitment Devices in Behavior Change

At any given moment, a significant percentage of the population is working to change some form of behavior, often targeting health; with New Year’s resolutions, weight loss, smoking cessation, and stress reduction toping the list. When it comes to identifying positive behaviors, we mostly understand the general guidelines: get adequate levels of movement, stop eating junk food,[…]

Dr Justin Ross, Sports Psychologist Denver

The Mental Side of Running: Sports Psychology for Running Podcast

This past week Sarah Bowen Shea from Another Mother Runner, and her dear friend Molly Williams and I sat down to chat more on the mental side of running. We had a engaging conversation that included using appropriate mindset skills for optimal performance. We discussed how cognitive framework is important when approaching a training plan. Other topics[…]

Sports Psychology For Runners Podcast

I had a great time chatting sports psychology with Dimity and coach MK on a recent Train Like a Mother Podcast, specifically in establishing a workable mindset for success in running. We talk about a lot of different topics throughout this podcast, including setting up a proper psychological framework of commitment, connecting to goals, and[…]

Dr. Michael Keller, Summit Primary Care Denver

Interview with Michael Keller, MD of Summit Primary Care Denver

I recently had a chance to sit down with my friend and colleague, Michael Keller, MD, to learn more about his new medical practice, Summit Primary Care in Denver. Dr. Keller is a well known and well respected physician in Denver, who provides excellent patient care. We have collaborated with Dr. Keller for the past[…]

Sports Psychology Tips for Open Water Swimming, Dr Justin Ross, Sports Psychologist Denver

Master Open Water Swimming: Sports Psychology Tips for Triathlon

I recently had the chance to sit down with Rich Soares from Mile High Triathlon to discuss several key sports psychology tips for open water swimming. This was an engaging conversation based partially on my own terrifying experiences of my first open water swim at the Boulder Peak Triathlon a few years ago. In this podcast[…]

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Interview w/ Jennifer Leonard from Integrative Health Denver

        I recently had a chance to collaborate with Jennifer Leonard, co-owner of Integrative Health Denver, and learn more about her practice. Her vision of health and cultivating wellness aligns nicely with the MindBodyHealth model. Learn more about her practice: Tell Me More About Your Practice:  I am a licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine[…]