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Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program | Jan 7

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| Feb 4

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| Jan 14

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.

Living Learning Linking Self-Reg Program

Living, Learning & Linking Program | Start Today!

Recently refreshed! This self-paced 30 module facilitated program offers you a range of opportunities to go deeper into the science, the practice, and the leadership of Self-Reg with Dr. Shanker, the TMC Team & Self-Reg Community. This is a great program for those who want to continue their personal Self-Reg Journey and professional development.

REFRAMED: Masters in Self-Reg Reframing | Feb 4

A new certificate program coming Fall 2020 for Self-Reggers looking to dive deeper into the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of Shanker Self-Reg® presented in Dr. Shanker’s book REFRAMED: Self-Reg for a Just Society. Explore how together we can potentiate a child’s potential.

Self-Reg Parenting Course | Start Today!

Gain a whole new understanding of your child’s behaviour and how to respond to it with our video-based Self-Reg Parenting Course designed to help parents apply Shanker Self-Reg® in their day-to-day parenting. Register at any time you like to take the content at your own convenience over a 6-month period..



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 Self-Reg Summer Symposiym 2021


SRSS 2021 is tentatively booked for

JULY 6-9th, 2021

Online Self-Reg Summer Sumposium 2020

An event like no other, SRSS attracts Self-Reggers from across the globe to live and learn Self-Reg together! Typically held at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, in 2020 we moved our summer symposium online for the month of July in an effort to care for the health and well-being of our attendees and team.

Although we don’t know what Summer 2021 will hold, we have tentatively booked our usual space at Trent University for July 6-9th, 2021. We are currently exploring hybrid event options, as well as online event options to cover every eventuality. But rest assured, we will listen to the needs of our community and prioritize the safety of our attendees above all.

Stay tuned for more information and our 2021 theme, coming soon!

SRSS 2020 is still accessible online, email info@self-reg.ca for options. You can also access chunks of the great SRSS 2020 content in our Living, Learning & Linking Program as well as our other great Self-Reg online learning offerings.  And you can watch our SRSS 2020 FREE Parenting Evening here!


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