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We help K-12 teachers, principals and school teams learn to apply the brain-body science of stress, dysregulation, and self-regulation. Self-Reg allows us to reframe and respond to challenging student behaviours, enhance student resilience and get back to teaching and learning.


4 Series to Choose From: Havens, Framework, Haven and the Shanker Method, image of five children in a circle looking down at the camera
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Our tools, image of the 5 Self-Reg Have Look Fors: Safe, rooted, balanced, capable & trusted
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"One thing that is clear is that no child chooses to be left behind,
and if it seems that way, you have not dug deeply enough." Stuart Shanker


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Self-Reg for Elementary Teachers

If we are going to “lend students our calm,” we first have to understand our own stress and know how to manage our own energy and tension. Self-Reg can help us understand and respond to the roots of behaviour, learning, motivation and social problems in…

From Seeds to Glitter

From Seed to Glitter

When I started learning about Self-Reg the idea of planting seeds of knowledge aligned well with my journey. I was starting the journey on my own, so I was able to look at my own regulation but also spread a LOT of seeds along the way. I was able to plant seeds by…

schools as self-reg havens

The Self-Reg View of: Schools as “Self-Reg Havens”

a Self-Reg Haven is a school in which everyone, students and staff, feel emotionally as well as physically safe. But then, such an answer might seem to border on the trite. After all, scientists have been reporting on the importance of…


Educator quote by Aviva Dunsiger: Imagine if we never thought about children as 
"this child" or "that child", but just as a child.


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What is Self-Reg?

Self-Reg is a pathway to calm, resilience, motivation, learning, & well-being.

Early Years



The Shanker Method

5 Domain Framework

Free Self-Reg 101 Webinar

Our Mission & Values

About Stuart Shanker

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Explore how learning Shanker Self-Reg can help your approach to behaviour, dysregulation, emotions and any of the challenges that brought you to Self-Reg as a someone who cares.

Level 1 Certificate Programs

*NEW* Education Assistants

Early Childhood Development

Self-Reg Foundations

School Leadership

ASK Courses

*NEW* Gray Brain Science

Reframing Bullying

Enhancing Resilience

Self-Reg Parenting

Learning for Teams

On-Demand Webinars

Upcoming Events

Summer Symposium

Book a Presenter

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Self-Reg can be practical, community based and woven with other initiatives, movements or priorities. How can you bring Self-Reg to your community or context?

What is Applied Self-Reg Knowledge?

Blogs & Vlogs


Webinars & Upcoming Events

School Leadership Certificate

Learning Facilitator's Certificate

Living, Learning & Linking Certificate

Self-Reg Schools Handbook


Mentoring & Consulting

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Havens are our dream for all! A Self-Reg Haven is a place where everyone feels safe in every way: physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.

I Know a Haven When I Find One

5 Self-Reg Haven Look Fors

Havens 101: Group Learning

RADAR Project Planning Tool

Self-Reg Schools Handbook

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Reframing Stress Behaviour with Gray Brain Science

Certificate Program Starts August 1st

Facilitated Certificates

Self-Directed Courses

On-Demand Webinars

Events - Live & Online

Tools & Strategies

Speakers & Presentations

Books & Publications

Blogs & Vlogs


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Translated Resources

Media Releases

Meet Our Team


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