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Level 1 Certificate Program 

$1,695 CAD Full Program or $500 CAD/Course

★★★★★ Based on 134 Reviews

The Self-Reg Foundations Certificate, our flagship Self-Reg program, has been a game-changer for thousands of learners, bringing them to an entirely new understanding of what makes people tick. In this four-course, online program, Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins take you deep into the science of self-regulation and stress including:

    • how the brain/body stress system works
    • how stress affects children’s behaviour and moods
    • the difference between misbehaviour and stress behaviour
    • the importance of relationships in self-regulation and learning

Over 1500 teachers, mental health professionals, health professionals and parents have taken this course. Many say it has changed their outlook on children, their work and their own well-being. Join us for the next cohort starting:

About the Program

Learn the science behind Self-Reg with Stuart Shanker & Susan Hopkins

The Self-Reg Foundations Certificate is a four-course, online program designed and delivered by Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins on our eSchool. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate identifying you have completed the Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program. We refer to the alumni of all of our Self-Reg education programs as Self-Reg Champions, in recognition of the time they have spent learning with us.

But, is it for me? If you’re interested in learning the basic underpinnings of Shanker Self-Reg®, then yes – this course is for you.

    • Four separate courses
    • Each of the courses takes six weeks to complete
    • A new module opens each week and learners have one week to complete it
    • Approximately 4 – 6 hours per week
    • Short videos from Dr. Shanker and Susan Hopkins with “bite-sized” chunks of information
    • Questions designed to support understanding, reflection and application of Self-Reg learning
    • Interactive responding to comments of other learners online
    • No tests, quizzes or exams in this program, rather this offering is for educational purposes where we interact and learn alongside fellow learners
    • Course facilitation from various TMC Self-Reg Specialists


Course Calendar

We run new cohorts of our Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program throughout the year. Pick the start date that is best for you and your team:

August 29, 2024 | October 31, 2024

Check out all of our program start, specific module and end dates in our 2023-24 Course Calendar here.

FOUNDATIONS 1: The Bio Domain: The Brain, Stress and Self-Regulation

Module 1: The Dawning of Relationships
Module 2: The Nature of Stress
Module 3: The Problem of Excessive Stress
Module 4: The Cascading Effects of Excessive Stress
Module 5: The Brain’s Reward System
Module 6: Self-Reg Method Step 1: Reframing the Behaviour

FOUNDATIONS 2: Self-Reg and Emotional, Social, Cognitive and Pro-Social Well-Being

Module 1: Self-Reg in Dynamic Systems and the Bio Domain Foundations
Module 2: Self-Reg in the Emotional Domain
Module 3: Self-Reg in the Cognitive Domain
Module 4: Self-Reg in the Social Domain
Module 5: Self-Reg in the Pro-Social Domain
Module 6: 5 Steps of Shanker Self-Reg Method

FOUNDATIONS 3: Self-Reg and Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Module 1: Autism
Module 2: “The Anxiety Epidemic”
Module 3: Self-Reg and Adolescence
Module 4: Self-Reg Across the Lifespan
Module 5: Self-Reg and Mindfulness
Module 6: Self-Regulation vs. Self-Control

FOUNDATIONS 4: The Shanker Self-Reg Method in Context

4 Course Stream Options (Offered upon completion of Foundations 1 – 3):

A. Educator’s Stream: Self-Reg as a Universal Platform in Education (early years, K-12, or adult education)
B. Self-Reg Specialists Stream (health practitioners, specialists, counsellors, clinicians): Applying Shanker Self-Reg
C. Early Years / Parent-Stream: Parenting with a Self-Reg Mindset
D. Personal Self-Reg Stream (applies to anyone): My Self-Reg


Foundations Program Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 143 reviews)
Very good1%

Such a great value for everyone seeking to live a life of love and connectedness

June 22, 2024

I’m a Life Coach with a specialty in ADHD impacted people. Self-reg is so important to a population of people who live in a world that is hostile to their nervous system. This course is worth every penny and then much more. Dive in and enjoy. It will change your life.


Best Course

June 21, 2024

Best Course I’ve taken, Love the shortness of the videos, and it’s explained in such a simple way that I felt like I was taking in a lot of knowledge on the topics discussed. Everything I learned I will be using within the classroom, it help me understand the children we would have a hard time with.


If only all educational experiences were paradigm shifts!

April 22, 2024

This course is a thoroughly refreshing. It’s a practical, science based invitation to engage other humans, and especially the young ones, with love and curiosity. At its core, self-reg is an invitation back to the very best part of ourselves. You will be glad you did this course and you will change as a human being. I encourage you to take the leap. There’s more to you and others than you currently know.


Wow! Best info yet!

April 22, 2024

I loved the whole thing! Truly was meant for anyone willing to learn. I never felt discouraged and the information was given in an easy way to process.


Self regulation with an Indigenous Perspective

April 20, 2024

I appreciated this course and all of the information it give. It offers many new insights into self regulation and it’s importance. It will help others understand themselves and others around them. Highly recommend this for future and current educators.


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Group Pricing: 10% off is always available for groups of 6 or more learners, simply use the discount code GROUPDISCOUNT at checkout or email for invoicing.

Equity Pricing: We know that pricing can be a barrier, that’s why we offer a number of equity priced spots for those paying out of pocket with each cohort we offer. Learn more and join the waitlist here.

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