Mastering The Art of Critical Thinking

Learn to spot bias in seconds and become a master critical thinker.


In this course you'll build your self awareness, a sense of embodiment, and master your critical thinking skills. All crucial tools for our current times.

Video Poster Image
Take This Course

Overcoming Bias & Improving Critical Thinking

Video Poster Image

Are You Ready To Become an Embodied Sensemaker?

Dr. Madhava Setty & Joe Martino will introduce you to practices and insights that will help you master your thinking through an embodied and present state of being.

You'll learn to see where your own bias' exist, and how to clearly see bias in other people, news articles, and in situations.

  • Learn to attune to your heart to think & feel more clearly
  • Get a grasp on cognitive distortions and how they affect our thinking and perception
  • Learn to communicate more effectively with others
  • Develop skills to stay connected to yourself and body while taking in information and communicating

Joe Martino

Joe Martino is the founder of Collective Evolution. At heart a philosopher, but in practice he has been a thought leader, writer  and teacher for over 15 years.

As a somatic practitioner he has melded critical thinking with presence and embodiment to help people make sense of themselves and their external world. Moving towards healing individual and collective trauma.

Joe has helped to evolve the world of news/media by adding transformation and collective witnessing to the process.


Madhava Setty

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., Madhava worked in the defense industry for six years designing simulation and imaging systems. He then completed his doctorate in medicine from Baylor College of Medicine and training in anesthesiology from the University of Pennsylvania where he served as Chief Resident in 2002.

Dr. Setty’s diverse background and experience has allowed him to approach problems in novel ways. “When we cannot find the answers”, he says, “it is often because we are not asking the right questions.” His book “WOKE: An Anesthesiologist’s View” forms the foundation for this course that explores bias in a new light.

What People Are Saying About The Interview...


"The "Overcoming Bias..." course has already started to transform my personal bias. I am excited to go forward and learn more. "


- Kathleen M

"Love the workbook and exercises, that is where I'm having my mind blown open. Thank you both, looking forward to going deeper and learning more."


- LJ

"This was an incredible interview! Such great questions and deep knowledge from you both. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming parts of this. Thanks guys!"


- Anthony T

Overview of The Course

If you feel like it's becoming more and more difficult to make sense of what's going on in our world, and you want to develop useful skills in self-awareness, critical thinking and communication, this is the place to be.

By taking this course, you're taking the first step in an important journey into self discovery and self awareness. Often times through spiritual work, we might forget to examine our thinking, habits, and automatic patterns. Since spirituality is really all about our relationship with life, our mind, body, and the collective, it's important to master our thinking habits.

The skills learned in this course are directly applicable to the real world and are amongst the most important factors in creating a society that more effectively makes sense of the world so we can create a thriving society.

By nature, since this is also a process of self observation and exploring our emotions, we are also going to develop a greater sense of presence within ourselves, helping us navigate individual and collective trauma more effectively.

Take This Course

Course Outline


Introduction & Ethos of The Course

In this module we explore why becoming aware of our biases is important in removing blocks to become an effective thinker, decision maker and communicator. Since this course is also an inner journey, we'll also explore tools to embody a deeper sense of calm in our physiology.


Confirmation Bias

The first source of bias we will begin looking at is confirmation bias, which typically arises from a feeling. What feelings arise when we hear information in general? Why do we more easily seek information to confirm our position as opposed to information that might counter it?


Unbalanced Inquiry

Next we'll explore a source of bias that often causes us to assume we know what another perspective is, while not taking an honest look at it. You'll learn how to become aware of when this source leads to bias.


Overconfidence In Accepted Position

This source of bias causes us to feel like we're so sure of our position that we no longer need to keep an open mind or hear new information. This can lead to bias. We'll explore how to become aware of what's happening and overcome it. You might see this in yourself and others.


Unfairly Judging A Source

What happens when we begin closing off sources because they may have produced 1 or 2 pieces of false content? We'll explore how to discern content no matter the source, so that you don't succumb to bias.


Something To be Gained or Lost By The Outcome

We often know this as a conflict of interest. In this module we'll explore various examples of how conflicts of interest play in our relationships, daily lives and news sources. You'll learn to identify and discern.


Inability to Comprehend Information & Its Relevance

If we are not an expert in something, can we truly understand all of what is being said? What might the limitations be and how can we steer clear of bias in these situations?


Presumptive Legitimacy of The Majority

We can often assume that the majority is right because a consensus based on sound research has created that majority, but what happens if the majority didn't actually arrive at consensus that way? Assuming the majority is right may not be the best choice all the time, so how would we go about examining this?


Using The Credibility of a Conclusion To Assign Credibility of Evidence

We're going to look at how we assign credibility to evidence. Do we even accept evidence that leads to a conclusion we might not like? What if that evidence isn't truly bad but we think it is because we don't want to accept the possible conclusion it leads to?


Moving Forward

We'll summarize what we've learned and explore what next steps ot take to implement a critical thinking and sense-making into your everyday life. At this time, we need change agents who are skilled at converging on ideas, we can't rely on old ways of playing the game to lead us to a world where we can thrive.


Get Instant With Explorer Lounge Membership


  • 10 modules and 22 total video lessons.
  • A course workbook so you can complete the powerful introspective exercises.
  • Important tips to better communicate with friends & family.
  • Access to an entire membership of exclusive video content.
  • Join our members only social network called CE Connect.
Learn More