Learn 10 Techniques to Rewire and Soothe Your Anxious Brain

This FREE course can help you more effectively manage stress and adversity

A message from the creator: Due Quach ('Zway Kwok') 

Who is this course for? 

  • High school students
  • College students
  • Anyone 14+ who wants to understand anxiety

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.  

Time required:

  • It takes less than 2 hours to go through all the videos in the course. 
  • The course is made up of 10 modules (one for each of the 10 techniques). The modules range from 2.5 minutes to 15 minutes.  
  • The exercises to practice the techniques can take an additional 1 to 3 or hours depending on whether you rush through them or take your time to become adept at applying them.


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 and soothe an anxious brain!

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...(new)

    • Pre-Course Research Survey (new)

  • 2

    1. Understand & Accept that Anxiety is Biological

    • Reflection exercise

    • 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

    • Post-Course Research Survey (new)

    • 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: https://calmclarity.wedid.it/
  • 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

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.

Since our first programs in 2013, we have supported diverse groups facing financial hardship and adversity to develop and strengthen Brain 3.0. The support we provide enables them to more readily navigate obstacles, improve their lives, and positively impact their community. 

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. 

This course was made possible by donors and clients who support our non-profit initiatives.

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 this course 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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"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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