A neuroscience-based course that inspires immediate change and lasting impact

This powerful training uses our simple, easy-to-remember framework to shed light on how unconscious bias gets hard-wired into the brain and guides you to activate and strengthen the neural networks that enable you to counteract biases and heal internalized oppression.

About this course

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who wants to understand how their brain works
  • Anyone looking for effective science-based tools to understand, address, and counteract unconscious biases
  • Anyone seeking tools to heal internalized oppression and break free of self-limiting patterns and beliefs related to experiences of discrimination, marginalization, and stigma. 

What will you gain?

You will gain practical knowledge, tools, and techniques to deconstruct your own biases and more effectively recognize, navigate, and change biased policies and systems. 

Through our experiential exercises, you will learn to discern how the neural mechanisms that give rise to unconscious bias correspond to sensations in your body and to narratives in your mind. This will enable you to be mindful when biases and internalized oppression arise in your everyday professional and personal life. 

The course also guides you through techniques to activate neural pathways that enable you to counteract biases and internalized oppression and more effectively engage with people whose perspectives and backgrounds may be very different from your own.

This course enables you to: 

  • Experience how the associative activation of neural pathways gives rise to unconscious bias.
  • Observe and sense how biases are are associated with three patterns of brain activation.
  • Identify patterns for “universal” biases that are hard-wired into the human brain, which also serve as mechanisms for unconsciously internalizing oppression.
  • Discern when people use covering as a defense mechanism to protect themselves from bias and stigma 
  • Understand the effects of social conditioning, power dynamics, and intersectionality on career progression, and apply neuroscience and mindfulness to address and counter these effects.

Time Required:

It will take about 5-8 hours to complete the course, depending on how much time you invest in doing the exercises  and practicing the techniques.


Course Outline

This course is built around our original NOTE framework to deconstruct unconscious bias.

  • NOTICE the subtle signs of bias arising by being aware of associations, valence, and brain activation.

  • OPEN minds using curiosity to explore how biases are hard-wired into our “autopilot,” often as social narratives and life scripts.

  • TUNE IN to compassionately hold space to process charged emotions and calm amygdala hijacks triggered by past experiences of stigma, stereotyping, and shame.

  • ENGAGE by activating neural pathways that enable us to embody our core values and respond with wisdom and compassion to create a more effective, genuinely inclusive, and collaborative path forward.

Course curriculum


Author & Founder, Calm Clarity

Due Quach

(Pronounced ‘Zway Kwok’) An inspiring social entrepreneur and mental health advocate, Due is the author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, one of Fast Company’s best business books of 2018. Due founded Calm Clarity in 2013 by combining neuroscience and mindfulness to show people from all backgrounds how to rewire their brains to realize their full potential. Having started life in poverty as a refugee in inner-city Philadelphia, Due used neuroscience to heal the long-term effects of trauma, graduate from Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business, and build a successful international business career, before turning her focus to Calm Clarity.

About Calm Clarity

Who we are

Our mission is to improve collective well-being, develop inclusive leaders, and create a world where all individuals and communities thrive together.  

Our innovative programs combine neuroscience and mindfulness to heal trauma, deconstruct unconscious bias, and develop inclusive leadership skills.

We are working to close disparities in well-being and mental health by applying neuroscience to address the impact that challenges and traumas often experienced by marginalized groups, such as poverty, inequality, stigma, discrimination, and violence, have on the brain. Since our first programs in 2013, we have supported diverse groups facing financial hardship and adversity to rewire their brains and harness their inner wisdom to more effectively navigate obstacles, improve their lives, and positively impact their community. 

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