The following write-up of the Calm Clarity session for LEADERSHIP Philadelphia’s Core class on Feb 12, 2015 was just published in their February newsletter:
Each year, brand strategist Ed Tettemer runs a session on identifying your personal brand. He cajoles you into boiling your brand down to a phrase, often in response to, “Why are you here?” My answer is “to call people to the better angels of their nature.”
Last week, we introduced a Core segment that directly supports this brand promise. After years of wanting to add meditation into the curriculum, we found the right person: Due Quach from Calm Clarity. Her approach offers scientific research combined with an easily understood framework to practice meditation.
Due refers to her work as neuroscience-based resilience training. Her model presents ways to move yourself from “Brain 1.0” (stress, worry, and negativity) past “Brain 2.0” (pleasure, acquisition, and competition), to “Brain 3.0” which is about well-being and mastery. This is the place of altruism, collaboration, innovation, and courage.
In subtle ways, the Core program moves participants from Brain 1.0 to Brain 3.0. Due’s model offers a specific practice to cause this evolution. If you’d like to hear more, visit her website. She ended class with a meditation that we all can use:
May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May you be peaceful.
May you be prosperous.
May you live in harmony with others.
May you have calm clarity.
CEO, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia