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Renée Burgard, LCSW
Psychotherapy, Classes, Workshops, Training, Writing, Consultation
Renée Burgard, LCSW
300 Plaza South
Los Altos, CA 94022

BBSE License #08952

Serving the areas of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, Portola Valley, Woodside, Los Altos, Mountain View, Los Gatos, and surrounding areas in California.

Specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, and stress reduction, with a mind-body approach, breathing awareness training, and self-soothing through breathing and body sensation awareness. Working with people experiencing difficulty with anxiety, breathing difficulties, depression, bipolar conditions, obsessive-compulsive conditions, chronic medical conditions -including pain, psychosomatic conditions, and physical disability.

Mindfulness Teaching Sites:

PAMF MBSR Class Information

PAMF MBSR Classes and Retreats Calendar - 2015





Blog Posts

Expert Contributor at  www.GoodTherapy.org

Aware of Awareness: Mindful Acknowledging of "Things as They Are" Changes Brain for Better Health and Well-Being

What is Mindfulness? What is "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction"?

Untying Knots in the Body to Untie Knots in the Mind and Heart

Renee Burgard, LCSW Therapist in Palo Alto Therapist
MBSR Week 2




Required Home Practice

Practice recommended = total of 20 to 45 minutes/day

Helpful Practice Guides

To use if there’s time after daily formal practice

Supporting Materials

optional for now


Inhale, Exhale, Relax

Tame Your Stress


Are You Sure? … “Don’t believe everything you think.”

The mind is “velcro for negative, teflon for positive.”

(We’re practicing making the teflon stickier ….

with “Taking in the Good” and practicing “what’s not wrong”)


Reflections on the Mindful Brain, by Dan Siegel MD

The Neuroscience - Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier

The MBSR Body Scan in Clinical Practice

Mindfulness Starts with the Body


Habit Energy Story - The Galloping Horse

The Old Farmer Whose Horse Ran Away


Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guided Audio - Series 1 MBSR Formal Practices


Coherence (iPhone only, so far)


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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
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Renée Burgard LCSW, Mindfulness & Health . 300 Plaza South, Los Altos, CA 94022 . (650) 269-4807 . reneeburgard@gmail.com . www.mindfulnesshealth-psychotherapy.com