Self-Reg Community

Contributions on the Self-Reg Community blog page come from various members of our TMC team and folks in our Self-Reg Foundations program.
Sophie’s Self-Reg Story

Sophie’s Self-Reg Story

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...

Top 5 Misconceptions Around Self-Reg

Top 5 Misconceptions Around Self-Reg

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...

One Teacher, One Child

One Teacher, One Child

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...

Teach Me to Dance

Teach Me to Dance

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...

The 5 Domains and Injury

The 5 Domains and Injury

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...

Dark Night of the Self-Reg Soul

Dark Night of the Self-Reg Soul

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 human. We,...

The Self-Reg Dance Instructor

The Self-Reg Dance Instructor

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...

Our Self-Reg Journey

Our Self-Reg Journey

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....

Pause and Play

Pause and Play

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...

Chaos or Kaleidoscope?

Chaos or Kaleidoscope?

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...

Self-Reg In Karate

Self-Reg In Karate

As one of the discussion questions in the final course of the Self-Reg Foundations program (F4), learners are asked to choose one of Dr. Stuart Shanker’s Self-Reg blogs that personally resonates and write a reflection. Susan Baldassi is not just an incredible educator...

Making ‘Bad’ Choices?

Making ‘Bad’ Choices?

How Self-Reg helped my son (and me!) to understand his past stress behaviour. By: Vicki Parnell “Can I talk to you for a minute?”  At the end of every school day, I’d wait outside of my son Calum’s grade three classroom, hoping that he would come bursting through...

Self-Reg People: Dr. Gerard Costa

Self-Reg People: Dr. Gerard Costa

Gerry Costa has a list of qualifications as long as your arm. He is a licensed developmental psychologist and founding director of the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University. He holds certificates in the Brazelton Touchpoints...

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