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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.
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.” [...]

15 12, 2016

Self-Reg In Karate

By | 2016-12-15T17:39:34+00:00 December 15th, 2016|

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 and Self-Reg advocate, she is also a [...]

11 11, 2016

Talking to Young Children About the Presidential Campaign

By | 2016-11-18T12:51:06+00:00 November 11th, 2016|

This post was originally released as a letter to parents from the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health of Montclair State University in Newark, New Jersey. You can download the original letter here. By: Dr. Gerard Costa For the past 18 months, we have been flooded by a multi-media presidential campaign filled [...]