Select Page

Home  > Learn > Online Learning > Self-Reg Foundations Program


Level 1 Certificate Program 

$1,695 Full Program or $500/Course

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 on August 31, 2023.

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



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 31, 2023  |  October 26, 2023 |  January 4, 2024 |  March 7, 2024 |  May 9, 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)
    • BSelf-Reg Specialists Stream (health practitioners, specialists, counsellors, clinicians): Applying Shanker Self-Reg
    • C. Early Years / Parent-Stream: Parenting with a Self-Reg Mindset
    • DPersonal Self-Reg Stream (applies to anyone): My Self-Reg

Still not sure?

See what our learners have to say here or email us at if you have any questions

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.

GST/HST Tax Exempt? Feel free to reach out to us at with your exemption number and we can invoice you