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Some Self-Reg resources to support our community while we all work together to flatten the COVID-19 Curve.


Self-Regging Our Way Through COVID-19

with Stuart Shanker & Susan Hopkins

Explore the Self-Reg view on panic buying, hope, comfort foods, caremongering and much more with Stuart and Susan in our Self-Regging Our Way Through COVID-19 video series, exclusively on our Co-Reg Community.

Free with our extended 3 month Co-Reg Community trial. 

Vlog: A COVID Scare: 10 Self-Reg Reframes to Bring Safety and Calm to the Kids in Your Care

After a COVID scare close to home, Susan has a series of 10 Self-Reg reframes for when approaching COVID with the children in your care. Join Susan for the story of her daughter’s recent stay at the hospital and the many ‘ah ha’s Susan had along the way.

Vlog: A Self Reg Lens on Returning to School during the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this video, Susan Hopkins shows us how the Energy-Centred Teaching Model (ProtECT, DetECT CollECT and ConnECT) can help educators reflect on and manage the challenges of returning to school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unpacking Step 4

Coronavirus Conversations: Unpacking Step 4

In this Self-Reg blog from Stuart Shanker, he unpacks step 4 of The Shanker Method, Restore and enhancing stress awareness. He shares that the starting and ending points are the same; the mindfullness view of calmness.

Self-Reg Diaries Series with Susan & Siena Hopkins

Our Executive Director, Susan Hopkins talks with her daughter Siena about our current situation with COVID-19, how talking with kids helps, and how we can help them (and they can help us) Self-Regulate. All free on our YouTube Channel.


Blog Series: Coronavirus Conversations

In this blog series by Stuart Shanker, he addresses some of the very unique issues we are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He gives us a Self-Reg view to look at issues such as defiant partiers, trust, changes that have occured in our society, and more.

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Self-Reg Online Courses

Consider one of our online Self-Reg courses as a way to bring Self-Reg in to your life and those that you love. Our certificate courses offer a discussion component allowing for sharing and working with others to discuss the issues of today with a Self-Reg lens.

On the Co-Reg Community

Helping kids feel safe

Helping Kids Feel Safe in a Pandemic

by John Hoffman

In this recent blog, John discusses helping kids feel safe during the COVID-19. It takes not only words, but simple actions too.


Vlog: Exacerbated Stressors, Coming Together & Learning Self-Reg for A Just Society

In this vlog with Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins, they discuss that in many ways the stressors we are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic are actually the same stressors we have always had. The pandemic just exacerbates them.

A Tale of Empathy

Reframing The Coronavirus: A Tale Of Empathy

by Aviva Dunsiger

In this blog, Aviva discusses the challenges of teaching Kindergarten children during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the challenges can be reframed when looked at with a Self-Reg lens.

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Vlog: Pandemic Parenting, StatCan Survey & a Self-Reg Perspective

In this Self-Reg vlog from Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins, they discuss the results from the StatCan Survey about how parents are dealing during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer parents some perspective from a Self-Reg point of view.

And the parenting advice just keeps coming

And the Parenting Advice Just Keeps on Coming

by John Hoffman

In this blog, John shares that no matter how great the parental advice is (and there is plenty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic), if stress-alarms are on high alert, this advice will be unproductive.


Vlog: Nurses, Equity & Further Learning

In this vlog from Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins, they honour front line nurses, and how they make a huge difference in the lives of so many.

Reading in the Time of Covid

Reading in the Time of COVID

by Aviva Dunsiger

As a lover of reading, in this blog Aviva shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected her reading behaviour including her choices, and how she views the characters in the pages.

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Vlog: Zoom Celebrations

In this vlog, Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins, talk about the Zoom Celebrations that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to partake in. It’s not ideal for everyone, but it’s such a great display of human resilience. 

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In The Heat of the Moment: Am I Co-regulating or Co-escalating?

by John Hoffman

In this blog, John discusses the importance of parents recognizing and addressing their own stress first in order to better Co-Regulate their children. In order to lend our calm, we have to be calm.

Professional Learning 

Self-Reg 101 For All | $600/team

Moving away from a classroom focus, this PLS series will focus on Self-Reg 101 for any group looking to understand and manage stress. Be that corporate, law enforcement, legal, government or research teams, Susan Hopkins will guide you through both the 5 Domains (Biological, Emotion, Cognitive, Social & Prosocial) and the 5 Steps (Reframe, Recognize, Reduce, Reflect & Restore) of the Shanker Self-Reg® Framework. 

Self-Reg Framework 101 | $600/team

This webinar series, hosted by Dr. Susan Hopkins, explains the science and theory behind Self-Reg, focusing on being a stress detective in the 5 Domains of stressors: Biological, Emption, Cognitive, Social & Prosocial. Explore the impact these stressors have on the stressloads of the children and staff in our care. Reducing these energy zapping stressors frees up valuable energy for learning.

The Shanker Method 101 | $600/team

Designed to build on the Self-Reg Framework 101 series or be taken as a stand alone offering, this webinar-based course dives into the 5-Step Shanker Method® at the heart of Self-Reg Practice with the 5 Steps. Reframe the behaviour. Recognize & Reduce the Stressors. Reflect: enhance stress awareness. Restore: develop personalized strategies to promote resilience and restoration.