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  • Susan Hopkins’ presentation slides (with notes): download here
Shanker Self-Reg 5 Domains 5 Steps Practices


Boys at schools gathered around their teacher

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…

You Are the Strategy Graphic

No matter what we’re doing, we’re trying to be a positive influence on our kids, and it’s all done within the context of the adult-child relationship. Our efforts may go well or not so well depending on the nature of that relationship, and our ability to co-regulate with the child.

That’s why relationships are at the heart of Self-Reg. The phrase, “You are the Strategy,” is one simple way of expressing all of that. 

Reframe the Behaviour KW Visual

Reframe The Behaviour Infographic

This infographic, by educator Kristin Wiens, aptly illustrates the Shanker Self-Reg® practice of Reframing Behaviour: seeing and understanding the reasons for a child’s (or adult’s) behaviour in a different way.



Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program

Our flagship Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program has been a game-changer for thousands of learners, bringing them to an entirely new understanding of what makes people tick. Join Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins as they take you deep into the science of self-regulation and stress, including the brain/body stress system, how stress affects children’s behaviour and the importance of relationships in self-regulation and learning. 

Leadership for Self-Reg Schools Certificate Program

School leaders today are confronted with behavioural, emotional, and cognitive challenges far in excess of what their predecessors had to contend with. The Leadership for Self-Reg School Certificate Program has been developed specifically for school leaders: with the knowledge and guidelines needed for their school to become a centre of deep learning, in all its many facets.

Early Childhood Development Certificate Program Cover of a smiling toddler

Self-Reg for Early Childhood Development

One of the best ways to invest in our children’s future is to invest in our early childhood educators (ECEs). After all, Dr. Stuart Shanker says they have the most important job in the world! This program is perfect for all educators and leaders who support kids in their earliest years! The certificate program is 100% online and includes three courses that explore child development from birth to age 10.

Havens 101

Self-Reg Havens 101

Self-Reg Havens 101 is a 5-module Professional Learning Series Course that gives teams a unique opportunity to learn together about Self-Reg Havens and how to build one in educational settings, workplaces and communities.

Self-Reg 101 For All

Our 101 for All Professional Learning Series offers a focused introduction to Self-Reg for any group looking to learn more about understanding and managing energy, tension, and stress: health care, mental health, government, law enforcement, or corporate teams.


Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators

Learn how to incorporate Self-Reg into classroom practices and a process of ongoing learning that will help not only your students, but yourself as an educator. Check out our Self-Reg Schools Handbook bookclubs on Facebook.