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![…]

Psychological Impact of Injury, Dr Justin Ross, Sports Psychologist Denver

Dealing With Illness and Injury

Dealing with illness, disease or injury is both physically and psychologically demanding. The psychological impact of illness or injury is profound, and for many, more difficult to manage than the physical components. Yet, so often these psychological experiences go unrecognized or untreated. No where do I see more of a psychological impact than with those who Read more about Dealing With Illness and Injury[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

January Mindfulness Groups, MindBodyHealth, Denver Mindfulness, Dr Justin Ross, New Years Resolution

New Year, New Mindfulness Groups!

It’s almost the New Year! We are happy to announce our next set of groups slated to begin in January. We will now be offering three groups: Tuesdays 9:30 AM, Dr. Clancy January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7 Tuesdays 10:30 AM, Diana Hinojosa MA. We will have a new group for Spanish speaking individuals and their families Read more about New Year, New Mindfulness Groups![…]

Men's Health, Dr Justin Ross, Denver, Psychologist, #movember

Dr. Ross featured on ABC for Men’s Health Month

Dr. Ross was recently interviewed by ABC News on the subject of men’s health issues. Because November is men’s health month, news and information about men’s health is front and center. Some of the topics covered in the interview, which is to air in up to 35 national markets at 4:00 PM on Friday, November Read more about Dr. Ross featured on ABC for Men’s Health Month[…]