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Elevate the hearts, minds, and souls of learners, professionals, and students
Share a profound experience that changes the way people see the world and their place in it.
Due's presentations are often rated by attendees as one of the most compelling and memorable sessions in the many conferences and programs where she has spoken.
The Neuroscience of Mindfulness:
Experience how mindfulness practices enhance your brain
Do you ever ask yourself "am I doing this right?" when you practice mindfulness?
This live virtual workshop will give you answers to this question by sharing insights from contemplative neuroscience to empower you to practice mindfulness with more clarity and efficacy.
During this workshop you will be guided to practice and experience how a variety of mindfulness techniques can serve as “work outs” for 4 key brain systems that enable you to concentrate, be self-aware, bounce back from setbacks, and build healthy connections.
Connect mindfulness practices to the strengthening of 4 key brain systems: the attention system, the meta-awareness system, the resilience system, and the connection system.
Practice 4 different mindfulness techniques to experience the activation of each of these key brain systems.
Apply this knowledge to meditate more effectively and reap the benefits of a regular mindfulness practice.
The Neuroscience of Inclusion:
How to Mindfully Steer Brain Activation to Develop Inclusive Leadership
How does your brain activity affect the people around you and your organization? Furthermore, what differentiates the brain of an inclusive leader and how does their brain activity affect the people with whom they work?
In this experiential, interactive workshop, you will gain a visceral understanding of why inclusion and wholeness are essential to well-being and performance at the individual and at the organizational level. The first part of the workshop sheds light on the impact of exclusion on the human brain and how biases and inequity contribute to marginalization and trauma. Then the workshop guides you to practice a series of neuroscience-based techniques that activate and strengthen key neural networks that enhance your capacity to effectively foster inclusion, learning, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and transformation.
Be able to link exclusion and inclusion to three primary patterns of brain activation.
Apply insights from neuroscience and mindfulness to build up the brain systems that support emotional intelligence and inclusive leadership ("Brain 3.0").
Practice techniques to develop and harness Brain 3.0 to more effectively co-create inclusive environments that enable people to perform as their best selves.
The Neuroscience of Marginalization, Trauma and Bias
This experiential, interactive workshop is designed for professionals (such as teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers, school resource officers, youth development staff) and volunteers who serve groups and communities experiencing marginalization and trauma. The training will equip participants to more effectively address maladaptive survival and defense mechanisms that often manifest when people experience various forms of adversity and distress, and to also mitigate secondary traumatic stress and burnout.
You will engage in exercises that activate and strengthen neural networks that enable you to be more present, centered, and attuned and to harness your wisdom and compassion to foster connection, resilience, openness, self-awareness, learning, growth, and insight.
Be able to link the neurobiological effects of marginalization and trauma to two patterns of brain activation: hypervigilance in “Brain 1.0” and tunnel vision in “Brain 2.0.”
Apply insights from neuroscience to develop key neural networks in “Brain 3.0” that support executive functioning, self-regulation, de-escalation, self-efficacy, resilience, and learning.
Practice techniques that activate and strengthen Brain 3.0, a higher state of brain functioning in which we have the capacity to change limiting patterns and beliefs, move towards self-actualization, and positively impact our communities.
The Neuroscience of Wisdom:
How Mindfulness Builds the Neural Networks for Emotional Intelligence
Are widespread beliefs that emotions negatively impact reasoning and decision-making true? Is our ability to reason separated from or intertwined with the "emotional brain"? How can insights from neuroscience help us understand and harness the wisdom of our emotions?
The purpose of this session is to provide a deeper understanding of emotional intelligence by synthesizing research on the brain systems that correspond to processing emotions, empathy, and decision-making. Experiential exercises will bring these insights from neuroscience to life to give you a visceral understanding of how emotions are vital to cognition and the development of wisdom. You will also learn and practice mindfulness techniques to enhance and build the neural networks that correspond to emotional intelligence.
Improve self-awareness by learning how to connect emotions, urges, and impulses to three primary patterns of brain activation.
Use mindfulness techniques to center yourself and shift into the pattern of brain activation that enhances wisdom and intuition.
Learn how to intentionally guide brain activation through interpersonal interactions to strengthen connection, empathy, compassion, and collaboration.
Three Critical Skills to Navigate Crises:
Re-center Your Body, Re-set Your Mind, Re-connect to a Greater Purpose
What physiological changes do crises trigger in the human brain and body that make it even more challenging for people to be calm, think clearly, and collaborate effectively? What can we do to counteract these changes to restore optimal functioning and prevent prolonged stress from wearing down our bodies and fogging up our minds?
This experiential session sheds light on the impact of stress and adversity on the brain, so you are able to recognize these patterns in yourself and your team and understand the importance of investing in self-care as a critical component of a leader's daily routine. In addition, you will learn how to exercise and train your brain using various mindfulness techniques to enhance resilience, mental agility and clarity, connection, and collaboration so you can more effectively navigate and steer your organization through the crises that inevitably arise.
Recognize how stress impacts the brain in ways that negatively affect how people feel, think, interact, and make decisions.
Use mindfulness practices to optimize your brain functioning and develop resilience, mental agility and clarity, and connection, and collaboration.
Harness your inner wisdom and strength to rise to the toughest of challenges.
A Mind-hacker's Guide to Calming Anxiety:
How to Manage Uncertainty & Stress
During the pandemic, anxiety skyrocketed around the world among all age groups, all occupations, and all management levels. How have you navigated these anxious times? What more can be done to heal?
In this session, you’ll gain insight into how anxiety impacts the human brain. You’ll also discover practical techniques to improve your own brain functioning to make more effective decisions in the midst of uncertainty, stress and adversity.
Understand and befriend the biological role of anxiety and how it manifests physiologically, emotionally, and mentally.
Learn science-based techniques to manage anxiety by shifting our physiological state, emotional state, and mental state.
Gain a toolkit to harness anxiety that equips you and your clients to more effectively handle adversity and overcome challenges.
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—Alyssa Hand, e-Learning Trainer, MOM's Organic Market"
"This was extremely well structured and shows the clear and research-supported individual and societal benefits of living mindfully, especially in a world that frequently brings out reactive and exclusionary us-and-them attitudes and behaviours in us. The model Quach presents is elegant and shows concretely and practically the path to integrating mindfulness and compassion in our everyday challenges and encounters, be they in the workplace or elsewhere. Bravo and thank you!"
—Dr. Meagan Daley, PhD, psychologist and professor, Clinique de Psychologie et d'Insomnie, Quebec, Canada
"Due Quach provides a compelling and thought-provoking approach that enables leaders and their teams to gain a better understanding of what is happening inside the mind. Her engaging manner and personal story grab a hold of you. The big takeaway is a framework that can easily lead to greater understanding and success in personal interactions."
—Bernard Dagenais, President & CEO, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce