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Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program | Sept 3

Our flagship Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program has been a game-changer for thousands of learners, bringing them to an entirely new understanding of what makes people tick. Join Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins as they take you deep into the science of self-regulation and stress, including the brain/body stress system, how stress affects children’s behaviour and the importance of relationships in self-regulation and learning. 

Leadership for Self-Reg Schools Certificate Program| Sept 10

School leaders today are confronted with behavioural, emotional, and cognitive challenges far in excess of what their predecessors had to contend with. The Leadership for Self-Reg School Certificate Program has been developed specifically for school leaders: with the knowledge and guidelines needed for their school to become a centre of deep learning, in all its many facets.

Self-Reg in Early Childhood Development Program| Sept 10

The Self-Reg in Early Childhood Development Certificate Program explores child development from birth to age 10 and is relevant for anyone who has or works with young children, neurodiverse children, challenging children or children with special rights or needs. Learn the core underpinnings of Self-Reg and why we truly believe that there is no such thing as a bad kid.


The Self-Reg Foundations Course provided none of what I expected but exactly what I needed! My personal and professional life have been transformed as a result of the learning in these courses. Reframing is becoming second nature, which allows me to move forward in each of my relationships (including with myself!) with a new perspective and ability to engage that did not exist previously. I would highly recommend the Foundations Courses for everyone – regardless of professional background. This is not just for those working with children. Self-Reg applies to each of us, across the lifespan. I am so thankful for this experience! – Cassandra E.

This course completely change my thinking about my role as a ECE, helped me to be patient with our children, better understand their needs and accommodate them. I think this course have to be a mandatory course for ECE programs at colleges. – Anzhelika K.

Self-Reg has been very helpful in not only my workplace but also in my home. Helping to see the behaviour of my students and my son in a new way has significantly improved the way that I respond to situations. Learning to regulate before correcting is a game changer. – Jessica R.


SRSS 2020 Online: Self-Reg, Equity & Well-Being | On Now!

Join Stuart Shanker, Susan Hopkins, the TMC Team and our Self-Reg community from across Canada and around the world at for our 6th annual and first-ever online Self-Reg Summer Symposium: Self-Reg, Equity & Well-Being: VISION 2020. Join in anytime over July and August to access exclusive Self-Reg content. Registration has now closed, but feel free to reach out to events@self-reg.ca if you have any questions. We will be looking to repurpose much of our great SRSS content elsewhere.


Dr. Stuart Shanker 

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

We are in the midst of a scientific paradigm-revolution in our understanding of the effects of excessive stress on behaviour, social-emotional development, intelligence, empathy, motivation, and character. The theoretical foundation of the Shanker Self-Reg® framework rests on these recent advances in neuroscience, physiology, psychology and clinical practice. The Shanker Method® explores, explains, and applies these new insights in a way that benefits every child, youth, adult and senior.

Self-Reg provides us not just with the why, but also with next steps on “the how”.  How to distinguish between maladaptive and growth-promoting modes of managing stress;  between misbehaviour and stress-behaviour; between laziness and processes deep inside the brain that impede learning or effort. And what to do about it.

With Self-Reg we learn how to transform the dream of a Just Society into a reality, one mind at a time.


 “There is no such thing as a bad kid”

-Stuart Shanker