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The MEHRIT Centre’s Learn Self-Reg K-12 Institute in Halifax

17may9:00 am4:00 pmThe MEHRIT Centre’s Learn Self-Reg K-12 Institute in HalifaxTowards Thriving Students

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Recent advances in developmental neuroscience are dramatically altering attitudes towards the possibility of maximizing the educational  potential of every child. We now understand that the better children can self-regulate, the better they can rise to the challenge of mastering  ever more complex skills and concepts. But what exactly is  self-regulation, how does it develop, why do some children and teens  struggle with it more than others, and what can we do to enhance its development? Shanker Self-Reg®, a powerful method for understanding  stress and managing tension and energy, this Learn Self-Reg Institute will include explorations and practical applications of:
  • The impact of an excessive stress load on energy, mood, behaviour and learning
  • The “Triune” brain: Limbic versus “learning” states and the limbic “brake”
  • The five domains of Self-Reg: biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial
  • The difference between self-regulation and self-control
  • Individual differences in stress reactivity, including the difference between stress behaviour and misbehaviour
  • Self-Reg  as a process, not a program: Where and how it fits with mindfulness,  safe schools, cultural programming and wellbeing initiatives
  • What you can do to enhance other’s self-regulation (and your own)
  • Self-Reg at the whole class and whole school levels.

Your day: Each session is co-led by Dr. Stuart Shanker and members of the TMC team, including Executive Director Dr. Susan Hopkins. We will provide a fresh, locally-sourced lunch as well as snacks.

Location: Dalhousie University – Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building,  6135 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 4P9

Time: May 17, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM



(Thursday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Dalhousie University

Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Ave