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Let’s look into how to break the stress cycle with Self-Reg, exploring Stuart Shanker’s 2016 book in both English and in French!

Extrait du livre nouvellement traduit en français, maintenant disponible Ă  l’achat – Votre enfant, Self-Reg et vous : comprendre l’autorĂ©gulation pour vivre mieux :

Fais plus d’efforts !
ĂŠtre plus conscients de nos moments d’excès de stress et savoir comment rompre ce cycle aide Ă  mieux nous autorĂ©guler. C’est-Ă -dire on peut gĂ©rer les innombrables types de stress prĂ©sents dans notre vie. Le système nerveux autonome (SNA) rĂ©agit au stress au moyen de processus mĂ©taboliques qui consomment de l’Ă©nergie. Puis le SNA met en place des processus compensatoires qui favorisent la rĂ©cupĂ©ration et la croissance. Plus notre charge de stress augmente, plus le processus de rĂ©cupĂ©ration est limitĂ© et par consĂ©quent, nos ressources pour exercer le contrĂ´le de soi diminuent et nos impulsions deviennent plus intenses. Mais dès que l’on pratique Self-Reg en comprenant la rĂ©ponse naturelle du cerveau en cas de stress, le besoin mĂŞme d’imposer le contrĂ´le de soi disparaĂ®t le plus souvent. (pour accĂ©der le reste du livre en français, cliquez ici)

Excerpt from the 2016 book Self-Reg by Stuart Shanker, recently translated by The MEHRIT Centre into French:


Try harder!
The more aware we are of when we’re becoming overstressed, and know how to break this cycle, the better we self-regulate. In other words, we manage the myriad stresses in our lives. The autonomic  nervous system (ANS) reacts to stress with metabolic processes that consume energy. Then, it sets in motion compensating processes that promote recovery and growth. The greater our stress load, the more constrained this recovery process. As a result, the fewer our resources to exercise self-control and the more intense our impulses become. Once you understand the brain’s natural response to stress and practice Self-Reg, the very need to impose self-control often disappears. (continue to read the book Self-Reg)

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