Explore the Cultural Confidence™ Curriculum

What We Believe In

Our mental health must be a top priority as we face anti-Asian racism and navigate through collective and racial trauma.

This is why we must embrace Cultural Confidence™, an intentional practice promoting healthy emotionality through the intersectionality of mental health, identity, mindfulness, and resilience.

We’ll begin with understanding the powerful intersectionality of mental health and self-identity, realize the impact of mindfulness practice to cultivate peace and joy, as well as learn how to build stress resilience by being solution-focused.

Core series

Session 1

Embracing Cultural Confidence™: A Powerful Intersection of Mental Health and Asian Identity

Join international mental health speaker and clinician Jeanie Y.  Chang, LMFT, CMHIMP, CCTP as she provides insights on the powerful intersectionality of mental health and self-identity following the horrific shootings in Atlanta and amid increased anti-Asian violence around the country.

Now more than ever we need to understand our cultural identity and the social constructs surrounding it such as the model minority myth.  Anti-Asian racism is propelling us to embrace cultural confidence™, which empowers us toward mindful identity; acknowledging that grasping our own narrative strengthens our mental health. 

Session 2

Embracing Cultural Confidence™: Mindfulness – A Cultural Balance of Authentic Self-Care

The power, purpose, and practice of mindfulness is a “brain changer.”  That’s according to research showing how the brain can be trained and re-trained, especially in managing trauma.

Realize the meaningful impact of incorporating both Eastern and Western mindfulness techniques to cultivate peace in the midst of crisis and recognize purpose and meaning in the present moment. Gain insight on self-compassion and heightened attunement in your feelings and thoughts for healthy emotionality by applying key mindfulness skills.  

Session 3

Embracing Cultural Confidence™: Building Cultural Resilience in Racist Times

Understand the meaning behind resilience, specifically cultural resilience, as an AAPI in the face of anti-Asian racism. Learn to distinguish between stress and burnout and acknowledge anxiety mindfully to gain insight on managing distress in order to de-stress.

Hold a solution-focused perspective to build resilience through skills and techniques that reframe our perspective to look at what is already going well or what we have accomplished in this fight against racism.  

WORKplace series

SESSION 1

Embracing Cultural Confidence™ in the Workplace: Intersecting Mental Health & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion​

Mental health is being recognized as an essential frontier in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) which furthers the movement to address the social stigma surrounding it.  DEI is pivotal in showcasing the value of intention and purpose behind destigmatizing our mental health challenges and conditions at work. 

Get a deep dive on psychoeducation to understand how normalizing our mental health experiences can cultivate an empathetic and compassionate workplace culture.  Intersecting mental health and DEI in the workplace is impactful because it creates a ripple effect across organizations to produce a heathier workforce.

SESSION 2

Embracing Cultural Confidence™ in the Workplace: The Power of a Happy Workplace

“Happy Workplace, Psychological Safe Place.” So says Licensed Clinician and National Mental Health Speaker Jeanie Y. Chang, LMFT, CMHIMP, CCTP who indicates psychological safety is vital to producing successful outcomes at work. Research shows the numerous benefits including greater employee engagement and productivity because employees feel more comfortable being themselves and trust their colleagues.

Hence, the power to a happy workplace is crucial, especially as we navigate this historic pandemic which has shifted our workplace as we know it. 

SESSION 3

Embracing Cultural Confidence™ in the Workplace: Authentic and Impactful Leadership

Most likely, you’ve heard or been told to “bring your authentic self to work.” However,  what does it mean and how does it look in the workplace? Through a cultural  confident approach, realize the powerful correlation between your mental health and  leadership identity. Appreciate the meaning of knowing your core values and its  effect on promoting good mental health.

In essence, it’s about leading by living into  your core values to make your own impact in the workplace, community or beyond.  It begins first with acknowledging that leadership can be learned and developed.

SESSION 4

Embracing Cultural Confidence™ in the Workplace: Being Motivated to Engage for Change

Change is uncomfortable which means there will be resistance.

Through this session, recognize the difference between simple behavioral change and overall  systemic change. The latter, being more effective and beneficial in the long-run. Appreciate how to be solution-focused, a goal-oriented approach in facilitating positive change. Understand how to ask solution-focused questions to evoke, plan, and create change when it is needed.

SESSION 5

Embracing Cultural Confidence™ in the Workplace: Systemic Communication as One Emotional Unit

We cannot not communicate. Therefore, it is essential, now more than ever, that we  seek to create a culture of feedback by understanding the impact of systemic  communication.

Through this live webinar by clinician and speaker Jeanie Y. Chang,  LMFT, CMHIMP, CCTP, gain insight on how to drive engagement for an encouraging  family and work environment. Grasp evidence-based skills like reflective listening  and accurate empathy to foster connection to effectively communicate systemically.  Recognize that systemic communication goes deep; searching for the meaning  behind the words being shared.

SESSION 6

Embracing Cultural Confidence™ in the Workplace: Managing Workplace Conflict for Social Wellness

It is rare for conflict to resolve itself, especially in the workplace where social wellness  is especially beneficial. Therefore, we need to deal with it properly and proactively,  before it escalates.

Identify communication roadblocks and traps to being reflective  and responsive. Grasp skills and techniques such as O.A.R.S. to motivate toward  change in hopes of a strengthened team and an encouraging environment so there’s  social wellness at work.