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Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program | July 1

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| Aug 19

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| July 8

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 | Sept 16

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.


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SRSS 2021 is booked for

JULY 5-23, 2021

Online Self-Reg Summer Sumposium 2021


A Self-Reg Reset for Educators & Caregivers

Join Stuart Shanker, Susan Hopkins, the TMC Team and Self-Reggers from around the world for SRSS 2021: Calm, Kind and Capable, A Self-Reg Reset for Educators and Caregivers. Our 7th summer symposium will offer diverse virtual experiences that will not only deepen your Self-Reg knowledge, but also help you recalibrate and restore after a historic and challenging year where we had to learn to meet children’s needs (and our own) in new and unforeseen ways.

In fact, a deep focus on restoration, which is the fifth practice of Self-Reg, will be front and centre at SRSS 2021. We’ll dive deep into restoration, not just in the biological domain, but across all five domains! What does it mean to restore cognitively, or prosocially for that matter? How does restoration affect our capacity to help children grow into the calm, kind and capable friends, learners and leaders our communities need? Join us and find out!

Check out our SRSS 2021 Program Snapshot here!


Dr. Stuart Shanker 

Founder & Visionary

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