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Renée Burgard, LCSW
Psychotherapy, Classes, Workshops, Training, Writing, Consultation

Renee Burgard, LCSW
300 Plaza South
Los Altos, CA 94022
BBSE License #08952

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

Specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and MBSR/Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and MSC/Mindful Self-Compassion classes. Private 1:1 mindfulness training sessions are also available.

Mindfulness/MBSR Program Teaching Sites:
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Apple Computer

PAMF MBSR Classes and Retreats Calendar -2020

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)




All materials on this site, except where otherwise noted, are licensed under:
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
For questions or requests, please email: 
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Renée Burgard LCSW, Mindfulness & Health . 300 Plaza South, Los Altos, CA 94022 . (650) 269-4807 . [email protected] . www.mindfulnesshealth-psychotherapy.com