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Infographic: What is Shanker Self-Reg®?

A handy visual summarizing Shanker Self-Reg® at a glance. This free printable covers the 5 Steps (Reframe, Recognize, Reduce, Reflect & Restore) and 5 Domains (Biological, Emotion, Cognitive, Social & Prosocial) at a glance.

Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (And You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life

In Self-Reg, Dr. Shanker helps us begin to recognize, not just when children are becoming dysregulated, but what to do about it: the process that will enable us to experience that calmly focused state where learning and growth can occur.

Video: What is Self-Reg?

Dr. Shanker provides a succinct and clear answer to the question, “What is Self-Reg,” by explaining the relationships between stress and self-regulation in the five domains where we experience stress.

Self-Reg in 60 Seconds Video Series

with Stuart Shanker

In this series, great for sharing with colleagues and friends who are new to Self-Reg, Dr. Shanker discusses energy & tension, reframing, seeing a child differently, and the 5 Domains (Biological, Emotion, Cognitive, Social & Prosocial).

The 5 Steps of Self-Reg Graphic

This handy graphic by Kristin Wiens is a great reminder of the 5 Steps (aka Practices) of Shanker Self-Reg®:

  1. Reframe the Behaviour
  2. Recognize the Stressors
  3. Reduce Stressors
  4. Reflect: Enhance Stress Awareness
  5. Restore: Develop Strategies

WHAT IS SELF-REG?

Shanker Self-Reg® is a process for enhancing self-regulation by understanding and dealing with stress. In Self-Reg we consider both our responses to stress and our underlying state of energy and tension when we encounter a stress.

The original psychophysiological definition of self-regulation refers to how we respond to stress—whether in a manner that promotes or restricts growth. Mindful self-regulation, which enhances learning and emotional, social and physical well-being, involves learning to recognize and respond to stress in all its many facets: positive as well as negative, hidden as well as overt, minor as well as traumatic or toxic.

Shanker Self-Reg®

The practice of Shanker Self-Reg® helps people understand and respond to others (and themselves) by considering self-regulation across five interrelated domains—biological, emotion, cognitive, social, and prosocial—using The Shanker Method®:

  1. REFRAME the behavior.
  2. RECOGNIZE the stressors (across the five domains).
  3. REDUCE the stress.
  4. REFLECT: enhance stress awareness.
  5. RESTORE: develop personalized strategies to promote resilience and restoration.
Shanker Self-Reg 5 Domains 5 Steps Practices

Shanker Self-Reg® is a valuable and accessible framework for children, youth, and adults as well as people who care about and work with them. Educators and mental health professionals from across Canada and around the world are using Self-Reg to address behavioural, emotional and social problems and improve learning outcomes for all students.

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