A neuroscience-based course that creates immediate 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.

What you will learn

By taking this course, you will gain practical knowledge, tools, and techniques to understand the widespread phenomenon of unconscious bias, to deconstruct your own biases, and to 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, so that you can be mindful when biases 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 more effectively engage with people whose perspectives and backgrounds may be very different from your own.

At the end of this course, you will: 

  • Understand how the associative activation of neurons leads to the formation of unconscious bias.
  • Observe and sense how biases are marked by emotional valence and are associated with three patterns of brain activation.
  • Identify patterns for “universal” biases that are hard-wired into the human brain.
  • Understand the effects of social conditioning, power dynamics, and intersectionality on career progression, and apply neuroscience and mindfulness to address and counter these effects.


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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

Instructor

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. Her social enterprise, also named Calm Clarity, uses neuroscience and mindfulness to guide organizations and individuals to address unconscious bias and systemic inequity, develop leadership and resilience, and foster genuine inclusion. Having started life in poverty as a refugee in inner-city Philadelphia, Due turned to 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 guide and support people to rewire their brain and embrace their inner wisdom to improve their well-being and become inclusive leaders.  

We provide training, consulting, and other resources to guide people and organizations to develop and strengthen neural networks we refer to as "Brain 3.0." Brain 3.0 is a state of brain optimization that enables people to:

  • master their urges and impulses
  • heal trauma
  • counteract unconscious biases
  • change limiting patterns
  • navigate challenges and crises
  • embody their core values and aspirations
  • realize a greater vision and purpose.

We also guide leaders and organizations to harness and use Brain 3.0 to inclusively co-create transformation at the individual, organizational, community, and systemic levels that move us towards collective well-being, prosperity, and flourishing. 

Our clients enable us to run non-profit programs to share the benefits of Calm Clarity with first-generation college students and schools, non-profit organizations, and workforce development programs serving low-income communities.

Currently, to create mental health equity, we are building a digital platform and a peer mentorship program to support more people to improve their well-being.

Connect with us

To stay in touch and get updates, please subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of our website: www.calmclarity.org

Help Us Improve Collective Mental Health

We need your support to train peer mentors to share Calm Clarity training in low-income communities

Please donate to help us build a peer mentorship program to reach young people in low-income communities who don't normally have access to preventive mental health education. Our peer mentors will help classmates, friends, family, and neighbors learn the techniques in this course to improve their mental health and well-being.
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Read the Calm Clarity book

to deepen your journey

"Calm Clarity tells Due Quach’s story of transformation, weaving her rich life experience with in-depth scientific insights from across diverse fields. Due has created practical and accessible tools for readers to not just be inspired by her transformation, but to set off and experience their own profound changes as well." ~Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author of Real Love and Real Happiness
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