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Contributions on the Self-Reg Community blog page come from various members of our TMC team and folks in our Self-Reg Foundations program.
1 03, 2017

Sophie’s Self-Reg Story

By | 2017-03-01T15:05:02+00:00 March 1st, 2017|

Submitted anonymously by an 8-year-old Self-Regger There was once a little girl named Sophie, and she was a great little girl. But there was a dark side to Sophie that nobody knew except for Sophie. Sophie knew that her dark side was very dangerous so she decided to not go [...]

13 02, 2017

Top 5 Misconceptions Around Self-Reg

By | 2017-02-13T13:59:35+00:00 February 13th, 2017|

By: Mary Ann Coleman “Our school had many presentations last year from your SEL partners. Our teachers know all they need to know about Self-Reg!”   It's great that your school has a terrific background around self-regulation! This year, we are trying for a whole-school approach and want to have [...]

31 01, 2017

Chaos or Kaleidoscope?

By | 2017-01-31T12:26:52+00:00 January 31st, 2017|

A Friday in the Life of an Elementary School Principal By: Arlene Robinson   “Are you okay?” asked several staff as they exited on Friday afternoon.   “Huh? Yes, why?” was my response to the first couple.   That day, the perception of many was that I was having a 'bad [...]

19 01, 2017

Teach Me to Dance

By | 2017-01-19T15:34:19+00:00 January 19th, 2017|

By: Cathern Lethbridge   The following poem is dedicated to children who are in the system as either foster or adoptive children. It also applies to our children of trauma who have had similar experiences in their early lives as the children of the system but haven’t actually been in [...]

19 01, 2017

The 5 Domains and Injury

By | 2017-01-19T15:34:34+00:00 January 19th, 2017|

By: Chris Robinson   Burning pain, nausea, can’t stand, can’t sit, going to pass out Full body attention to injury Who knew rolling in bed could be so painful?   The neuroceptively-aware waiter body-reads my distress Offers empathy and support through soft eyes, gentle voice, and literally a hand of [...]

19 01, 2017

Dark Night of the Self-Reg Soul

By | 2017-01-19T15:34:42+00:00 January 19th, 2017|

Author: Susan Conklin   The more we learn The more we learn we have so much more to learn.   Ideas and goals Swirling about in tornado-like flurry Have I learned anything? Do I know anything about Self-Reg? About myself?   ~ PAUSE ~ Always. PAUSE.   We are only [...]

19 01, 2017

The Self-Reg Dance Instructor

By | 2017-01-19T15:34:48+00:00 January 19th, 2017|

Author: Chris Robinson   My interbrain gets a real workout When it’s job is to co-regulate two or more people in the clinic Peeling back centuries of self-control paradigm To allow Self-Reg to see the light of day   Stuck in a myriad of Self-Reg snags Come children and youth [...]

19 01, 2017

Our Self-Reg Journey

By | 2017-01-19T15:34:56+00:00 January 19th, 2017|

Author: Susan Conklin   Dear Children,   Learning to become aware and to learn to live Lovingly and compassionately Within ourselves and with others Is a lifelong journey.   In our Self-Reg Journey we’ll consider “Five Domains” and “Five Steps” to help us along the way.   Across the five [...]

19 01, 2017

Pause and Play

By | 2017-01-19T15:35:02+00:00 January 19th, 2017|

Author: Susan Conklin   PAUSE: Why? and Why now? in Self or in Another Pause for a moment for a “30-second-holiday” for a week, a month, a year. But Pause.   PLAY: Dance the Self-Reg Tango in Five Steps across the Five Domains on a Dynamic Systems Dancefloor   Read [...]

19 01, 2017

One Teacher, One Child

By | 2017-01-19T15:35:10+00:00 January 19th, 2017|

By: Nadine Osborne I see him. I hear the other children shouting “Madame, Madame he is throwing the puzzle pieces”. I know he is throwing the puzzle pieces. He often throws the puzzle pieces.   I am working so hard to understand why.   Other teachers say “He wants attention.” [...]