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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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![…]

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, Read more about Sports Psychology Webinar Series Preview[…]