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Calm Clarity Workshop at Liguori Academy

About this course

A message from the creator 

Who is this course for? 

  • High school students
  • College students
  • Grown-ups

What you will learn:

  • An overview of the "anxious brain," including why anxiety evolved, how it can be harnessed to rise to challenges, and how to strengthen neural networks that calm anxiety.
  • A better understanding of what triggers anxiety in your life and how you can "hack" your mind to manage and develop resilience to these triggers. 
  • A toolkit of 10 science-based techniques to soothe an anxious brain which you will practice applying to your personal situation to explore which ones are more effective for you. 
  • Insights from applying exercises to your real life challenges that will help you overcome the fear and anxiety of having anxiety.  


What people are saying about this course

"This course helped me to understand anxiety..."

Maeva, college sophomore

"This course helped me to understand anxiety using science and I also appreciate having the workbook to look back at and use as a resource. I recommend this course to my friends because it provides insight and tools anyone can use to address their anxiety and stress."

"Quite possibly the best organized and delivered content on anxiety..."

Michael, Executive Coach

"This Mind Hacker's Toolkit is quite possibly the best organized and delivered content on anxiety and beyond that I have come across to date. It is incredible in that you take a mountain of information on various topics, and present it in a way that is digestible by a broad spectrum of people. It's truly awesome."

"I really, really enjoyed it!"

Sudipti, college senior

"I really, really enjoyed it! The course is amazing, especially the exercises. I'm now able to see Brain 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 in my life and am excited to put it into practice because it was very helpful!"

"I gained a lot more from this course than i could have imagined!"

Paul, Therapist

"I gained a lot more from this course than i could have imagined! The course gave me creative and fun tools that I will share with my clients and use for my journey as well."

"An elegant blend of the science..."

Cinzia, Biology Professor

"By providing an elegant blend of the science behind emotions, beliefs, and mindfulness practices, this course builds a scientific awareness of what triggers our unconscious reactions, which is a first step towards positive behavior changes in ourselves and our community. I highly recommend it, especially for college students!"

"I really loved the tools"

Graciela, Registered Nutrition Practitioner & Coach

"I really loved the tools and found the explanation about how our brain works very useful and easy to understand. I love how it's structured with short videos and how the tools are easy to implement."

Take this course free!

Learn how to rewire your brain and transform your life.

Join the thousands of people experiencing the benefits of Calm Clarity.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Instructor greeting

    • My story: how mind-hacking calmed my anxiety

    • Course design

    • Course workbook

    • How to use this course platform - from Thinkific

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    1. Understand & Accept that Anxiety is Biological

    • Anxiety is extra energy

    • Understanding the "anxious brain"

    • Anxiety & tunnel vision

    • The distinction between primal fear and anxiety

    • Deeper dive into the anxious brain

    • Key mechanisms to build up your "emotional immune system"

    • Strengthen Brain 3.0 to calm anxiety by being aware of your brain activation

    • Exercise: What in your life activates Brain 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0?

  • 3

    2. Stimulate Your Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS)

    • The easiest way to turn on your PNS

    • More ways to restore your PNS

  • 4

    3. Activate the Tend-and-Befriend Response

    • What is the tend-and-befriend response?

    • Meditation to activate the tend-and-befriend response

    • Post-meditation comments

  • 5

    4. Write Down What Brain 1.0, 2,0 & 3.0 Say

    • Observing your "inner dialogue"

    • Explaining the worksheet

    • Exercise: Write down your inner dialogue

  • 6

    5. Revise Unrealistic Beliefs & Expectations

    • How our beliefs shape our reactions

    • How to use the ABCDE Model

  • 7

    Mid-point Check-in

    • How is everything going so far?

    • Please help us gather information for fundraising

  • 8

    6. Shift How Your Mind Thinks about Negative Events

    • Learn how to shift the 3 Ps of Pessimism

    • Practice shifting the 3 Ps

    • Additional Practice with the 3 Ps

  • 9

    7. Visualize Yourself Overcoming Negative Outcomes

    • Why I visualize negative outcomes

    • Visualization exercise

  • 10

    8. Focus on Concrete Actions Within Your Control

    • Circles of concern, control, and influence

    • Apply this framework to a concern

  • 11

    9. Connect to a Greater Purpose and Take Small Steps Towards It

    • Choices, purpose, and interdependence

    • Future Self exercise

    • Post-exercise message

  • 12

    10. Build a Daily Routine to Strengthen Brain 3.0

    • Work out Brain 3.0 everyday

  • 13

    Closing Message & Resources

    • End of course message

    • Resources to shift into Brain 3.0

    • How was this course?

    • Credits and Thanks

Pay-it-forward model

Take this course free, then help us make a difference

Here are some of the ways you can pay it forward to enable more people to benefit from this course (feel free to come up with more ideas):

  • Make a tax-deductible donation to support this social impact program:
  • Recommend this course to anyone you know who is experiencing anxiety.
  • Spread the word on social media and in-person about how this course benefited you and ask people to learn more about and support it. (Please tag us using: #calmclarity @calmclarityorg)
  • Tell people at your school, college, or organization about this course as a resource for calming anxiety and ask them to recommend and support it.  
  • Raise funds to support Calm Clarity on special occasions such as your birthday or Giving Tuesday.


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

Calm Clarity is a social enterprise guided by a vision of an inclusive society where human beings of every skin color, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status are valued and nurtured to thrive, discover and develop their gifts and talents, and realize their full potential. 

In support of this vision, Calm Clarity combines insights from neuroscience and mindfulness to foster genuine inclusion, address unconscious bias and systemic inequity, and improve mental health and well-being.

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" that enable people to more effectively realize a greater vision and purpose, navigate challenges and crises, and embody their core values and aspirations. 

We teach practical techniques and tools to develop inclusive leadership and emotional intelligence, and to enable human beings to see and change social narratives and limiting patterns that keep us from realizing our full potential and becoming the highest expression of who we can be.

Through our non-profit initiatives, we create social impact and socioeconomic inclusion by supporting diverse groups facing financial hardship and adversity to develop and strengthen Brain 3.0 so that they can more readily navigate challenges, improve their lives, and positively impact their community.

This course was made possible by donors and clients who support our initiatives to address systemic inequities.

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