Once upon a time (as common lore tells us) we humans held a belief that the world was flat. This mindset led to fear that if we were to venture too far, we’d simply fall off. The fear then perpetuated avoidance behaviors in an effort to keep us safe. But playing it safe had a downside, as this Read more about The World is Flat…[…]
More details about the February 2015 mindfulness group at MIndBodyHealth, led by health psychologists William Clancy and Justin Ross.
Mindfulness Group Denver, March 2015 Every Wednesday in March: March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 530 pm. Mindfulness Group Denver, January 2015 MindBodyHealth will be offering a 4 week mindfulness group in January, beginning Wednesday January 14 at 530pm. Groups will be held each Wednesday for 4 consecutive weeks (Group Dates: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 and Read more about Mindfulness Group Denver[…]
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.
There’s a saying: “Mindfulness isn’t difficult. What’s difficult is remembering to be mindful.” Very true. We live incredibly complex, busy lives. We juggle family, work, and personal obligations each and every day. We are multi-tasking constantly. And we often let self-care (especially mindfulness based attention) slip to the bottom of our priority list. The truth Read more about Mindfulness Isn’t Difficult. What’s Difficult Is…[…]
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 Read more about An interview with integrative medicine provider Fred Grover MD[…]
…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…
With so many articles and news stories published each and every day proclaiming the dire health of the individuals in our society, I am reminded how quickly we forget that taking care ourselves is often in our own power. In the majority of our lives, maintaining health involves consistently making decisions for our benefit, not Read more about The Trifecta of Health[…]
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…
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 Read more about Investing in the Therapy Relationship, Part I[…]