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

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 7




Required Home Practice

Practice recommended = total of 20 to 45 minutes/day


Formal and Informal Practices

Guided Mindfulness Practice MP3s  

Attitudinal Practices (by Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Gratitude & Generosity 4’


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


Joy is entering the river by Ghalib


How to Maintain Mindfulness in a Busy Life

Mindfulness Guide for the Super Busy


Everyone’s just trying to get comfortable.

Everyone’s doing their best (at any given moment, including ourselves). Pema Chodron

When conditions are sufficient, things arise.


Neuroscience of LovingKindness & Compassion

Changing Your Brain and Generosity Through Compassion Training

3 Insights About Compassion, Meditation, and the Brain

CCare at Stanford University - Research Database



The Jade Stone - A Chinese Folk Tale


Present-Moment Awareness and the 3-Minute Breathing Space

Attitudinal Practices - Practicing on Purpose


Mindfulness Self-Assessment Tools (compare with ones you completed at beginning of  the course)



Perceived Stress Scale


5-Facet Mindfulness


Emotional Intelligence


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Renée Burgard LCSW, Mindfulness & Health . 300 Plaza South, Los Altos, CA 94022 . (650) 269-4807 . .