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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 3





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





Otherwise by Jane Kenyon

Ithaca by Cavafy


Why Yoga Works


This is Your Body on Stress


Why Zebras Don’t get Ulcers


Smile, breathe and go slowly.”

Thich Nhat Hanh


Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.”

Viktor E. Frankl


Stress Physiology - How to Make Stress Your Friend


The Neurobiology of Grace Under Pressure: Vagus Nerve


The Vagus Nerve - Its Many Roles and Functions


Improving Acute Stress Responses: Reappraisal


Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by    

Mindfulness Meditation


The River and the Clouds by Thich Nhat Hanh


Non-Striving Stories
Breath of Life


Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guided Practices App (yoga)




Headspace on the Go





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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