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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 5



Required Home Practice

Practice recommended = total of 20 to 45 minutes/day


Formal Practices

Intro to Mindfulness Sitting Meditation 5’

Guided Mindfulness Sitting Meditation 18’

Guided MBSR Meditation 30’

Informal Practices

(See prior weeks)

Attitudinal Practices (by Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Acceptance 3’


Home Practice Logs

Queries for Reflecting on My Practice

Helpful Practice Guides

To use if there’s time after daily formal practice

Supporting Materials

optional for now


The Cure at Troy, the story of Philoctetes

(retold by Seamus Heaney)


Posture for Meditation

Your Brain on Meditation

What is the Mind - Science of Transformation by Dan Siegel MD


Name it to tame it. (“Hello, my _____, here you are… you’re a part of me...”)

"I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight... I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence." Thich Nhat Hanh (Being Peace)


Why Meditative Practice Creates Wellbeing in Our Bodies and Minds

Verbalizing Feelings Makes Sadness, Anger and Fear Less Intense

What is the Mind? An Interview with Dan Siegel MD


Steps and Stones by Gail Silver and Christiane Kromer


Difficult Communications Chart


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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