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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 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







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