Calm Clarity benefits Chinese Students at Columbia this summer


On August 14, 2014, I ran a 1-day workshop for the Columbia-China Youth Development Programme, an immersion program for elite college students from China in NYC (the reverse of Princeton in Beijing). It was really wonderful to see the 50 students experience and benefit from Calm Clarity. Many of the students shared amazing stories of resilience, strength, and growth that touched and inspired me. The experience confirmed that the yearning for self-actualization and social connection is universal and that the relevance of Calm Clarity transcends borders.

Here’s note a student sent me afterwards:

“Dear Prof Due,

I enjoyed your lecture very much and was kind of enlightened. I am the leader of a small group of students aspiring for Master or Ph.D degrees abroad back in my university, and now I just cannot wait to share what I learned today and keep practicing meditation with them, because they do suffer a lot of anxieties from Brain 2.0 just like me.

If you are interested to develop your program for youth in Shanghai someday, you might consider Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where I come from. If I am in Shanghai by then, I would be more than willing to be your assistant and help you run the program in my university.

Thank you and good night!

YW, from Shanghai”

Written by duecalmclarity

Due Quach (pronounced “Zway Kwok”) is the founder of Calm Clarity, a social enterprise that uses science to help people across the socioeconomic spectrum master their minds and be their best self. A refugee from Vietnam and graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton MBA Program, Due overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and meditation. After building a successful career in management consulting and private equity investments, she created Calm Clarity to help more people overcome adversity and unlock their potential. Calm Clarity creates social impact by using revenues from corporate training services to deliver the same high quality training to disadvantaged groups such as low-income first-generation college students and inner city teenagers.

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