Calm Clarity November Workshop at Villanova University

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Sat, Nov 10 2018 9:30 AM EDT Sun, Nov 11 2018 5:00 PM EDT

Are you ready to break free of the mindless patterns that keep you from realizing your full potential?

Join the Calm Clarity November Weekend Workshop at Villanova University to master your mind and be your best self.

After exploring the alignment of spiritual teachings with scientific findings, Due Quach (pronounced Zway Kwok) created the Calm Clarity Program by integrating neuroscience and spiritual wisdom to rewire the brain for genuine self-actualization.

During this experiential workshop, you examine how the mind works and learn how to direct your own brain development. You gain insight into how your brain activation fluctuates between three primary emotional states: Brain 1.0 (fear and self-preservation), Brain 2.0 (reward-seeking, and instant gratification) and Brain 3.0 (self-mastery, wisdom, and well-being). You also learn and practice effective exercises to activate and strengthen Brain 3.0 so you can be your best self, live in alignment with your core values, and enhance and deepen your relationships.

This training will benefit anyone looking to think clearly and make effective decisions, be more creative, innovative, and collaborative, and build resilience to stress.

Calm Clarity Mindful Leadership Program Overview 

This is an intensive non-residential two-day course that goes from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. This experiential learning workshop involves interactive exercises, discussions, videos, and meditations.

Please note: Space is limited. Reservations will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Dress code: Comfortable: t-shirts, shorts, jeans, sweats, sneakers, or sandals are fine.  

Agenda for Day I: Saturday - The Science of Mind Training 

09:00 Registration opens

9:30 Kick-off and introductions - everyone introduces themselves and sets an intention for the experience.

10:00 Module 1 – Boosting Brain Functioning:
We share insights from science to introduce the emotional states of the brain (Brain 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0) and their impact on individual and team behaviors. We help you recognize your triggers and understand how you think, feel, and act differently in each state. We also introduce science-based techniques to activate and strengthen the neural circuits of Brain 3.0 that support you to be your best self.

12:30 Lunch Break

1:30 Module 2 – The Voice in Your Head:
We explain how prior conditioning and beliefs shape our stream-of-consciousness inner dialogue, experienced as a “mind-track,” and become aware of how it often sounds like an “Inner Critic” that beats down on us and other people or like an “Inner Sage” coaching and guiding us forward. We then activate Brain 3.0 to turn up the volume of the “Inner Sage” and disarm the “Inner Critic.”

4:00 Debrief and reflections 

4:30 Wrap-up and Q&A (close by 5pm)

Agenda for Day II: Sunday - Presence and Positive Relationships
(We recommend all participants complete Modules 1 and 2 before taking Modules 3 and 4)

9:30 Brief Recap of Day I

10:00 Module 3 – Minding Your Autopilot: 
We explain how the autopilot helps us to conserve energy by hard-wiring habits into our brains and how mindfulness enables us to observe and re-train the autopilot by bringing more of our habits and patterns into conscious awareness. We then apply mindfulness to activate Brain 3.0 and observe and break habits and patterns that no longer serve us.

12:30 Lunch Break

1:30 Module 4 – Deepening Connection: 
We present research on relationships, communication, and empathy as we practice mindful listening and speaking to intentionally build empathic connections, genuinely open our minds and hearts to see and feel another person’s perspective, tune into our inner experiences with compassion, and express ourselves with authenticity

4:00 Debrief and reflections 

4:30 Wrap-up and Q&A (close by 5pm)

About Calm Clarity

Calm Clarity is a social enterprise that uses science to share the benefits of mindful leadership with people across the socioeconomic spectrum, including top executives, professionals in a variety of fields, people in workforce development programs and low-income and/or first-generation college students. We create social impact by developing creative approaches to sustainably offer our training to low-income groups facing challenging obstacles. 

Your ticket purchase sponsors low-income first-generation college students to attend this weekend workshop at no cost through our College Student Scholar Program. Thank you for paying it forward! If you are a college student interested in participating in this program, you can learn more here.

About the founder, Due Quach:

From a traumatized refugee to an overachieving workaholic to a pioneering social entrepreneur, Due’s unique journey shows how genuine transformation is possible and accessible using the Calm Clarity framework, a powerful distillation of modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom. Today, she shares her insights and experiences to bring Calm Clarity to every-one, including senior executives, professionals, educators, people in work-force development programs, first-generation college students, and inner city teens. Due is a graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business and calls Philadelphia home.

Due has brought the benefits of Calm Clarity to many organizations, including Ernst & Young, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Vanguard, M&T Bank, Devereux, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and New York University. Her inspiring story has been featured in the New York Observer, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly Voice, Streetwise, and the Seattle Times. Her highly acclaimed book, Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, was published by TarcherPerigee Penguin Random House in May 2018.  

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"I found the Calm Clarity workshop to be very rewarding and really effective in laying out a strong foundational blueprint for integrating both sides of my brain to improve my focus, relax my mind and body, and become better aligned with 'making things happen' in my world. I enthusiastically recommend this class (and the book by the same name) to anyone seeking clarity in their quest for a successful career and life."
      ~Jordan Anderson, Marketing Executive

“I left the workshop a slightly different (and, in my opinion, better) person than when I arrived. I feel the same way about my son…The work that you have done to merge the complex concepts of neuroscience with the often misunderstood and counter to much of our culture notion of mindfulness and meditation and package it in such an easy to understand way is truly impressive and commendable…it is an incredibly valuable investment of time and money, no matter the distance.”
      ~Chris Noble, Director, Portfolio Development and Pipeline Innovation (Fortune 500 Company)

“My senior executives and I found her mindful leadership training very inspirational. Her powerful personal story touched all of us, and her faithfulness to the science (and skipping the “woo”) impressed a very tough crowd (psychologists, behavioral analysts and the past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists).”
     ~Robert Kreider, President and CEO, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

"I am fully supportive of Calm Clarity and the many great things it can do in many different channels. We believe the construct is easily understandable, practical and intuitive."  
     ~George Brooks, Americas Leader for Ernst & Young People Advisory Services

“Engaging. Inspiring. These are just two words to describe Due Quach’s Mindful Leadership Program... What resonated with each individual was Due’s compelling, personal story, which served to build not only credibility, but also an openness amongst the group. From there, Due taught us the tools that can be used to unlock the brain and build resilience. A number of attendees even declared to have a reduction in stress immediately following the program!”
     ~Melissa Govette, Vice President, M&T Bank

“Calm Clarity gave our company a common language when talking about maintaining presence in our work and with ourselves and each other...It was definitely worth it!”
     ~John Silkey, Director, Milepost Consulting

“I have personally witnessed the program transform a room full of skeptical individuals into believers. The key, in my view, is layering neuroscience on top of the meditation. By answering the “why”, the program allows people to more easily embrace the meditation exercises, greatly enhancing their effectiveness. “
      ~Brett Topche, Managing Director, MentorTech Ventures



Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to 30 days before your program. Cancellation requests made between 29 and 8 days prior to the start of the workshop will be charged a minimum of 50% of the original workshop fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations within one week (7 days) of the workshop. We can coordinate with you to reschedule your participation to a future workshop or assign your seat to another party. Please take this into account when you sign up for a workshop.

Calm Clarity reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any workshop for any reason, including canceling a workshop that does not meet minimum registration requirements or canceling a workshop due to inclement weather. If Calm Clarity cancels a workshop, paid registrants will be given full refunds.

Mailing Address

1315 Walnut St, Suite 320 Philadelphia, PA 19107