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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 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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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