Our Learn Self-Reg Institutes bring Self-Reg learning to communities through one-day events that combine two morning talks with Dr. Stuart Shanker followed by afternoon workshops with the TMC team in which participants dialogue and dig deeper to explore and plan strategies for applying Self-Reg in their workplaces and professional practices.

If you are interested in having TMC bring a Learn Self-Reg Institute to your community, send an email to info@self-reg.ca

Recent Events

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Learn Self-Reg Institutes:  6 Options

Self-Reg and Mental Health:  A Learn Self-Reg Institute

In this Institute Dr. Shanker and other members of the TMC team will look at how Self-Reg provides the underpinnings of mental health. Self-Reg sees mental health, not as a default condition (i.e., the absence of mental illness), but as a physical/emotional state that leads to a positive bias and promotes resilience.

Self-Reg in the Early Years:  A Learn Self-Reg Institute

Children in the early years are suddenly confronted with a sharp increase in stresses across all five domains of the Self-Reg model (biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial). In this Institute Dr. Shanker and other members of the TMC team will look at how we can help children deal successfully with these challenges and begin to learn how to manage these new stresses on their own.

Self-Reg in K-12:  A Learn Self-Reg Institute

Children and youth are confronted with a constantly growing and shifting range of stressors in K-12: positive as well as negative. In this Institute Dr. Shanker and other members of the TMC team will look at look at the difference between these two kinds of stress and what educators can do to mitigate, and help students themselves learn how to manage the negative stresses, so as to enhance their capacity and readiness to benefit from the positive stresses.

Self-Reg and Adult Well-Being:  A Learn Self-Reg Institute

The well-being of children is inseparable from the well-being of the adults in their lives. In this Institute Dr. Shanker and other members of the TMC team will look at the kinds of stress experienced by educators, and other professionals who work with children and how adults can use Self-Reg to maintain and enhance their own well-being in order to be in the best possible position to support the well-being children they work with.

Self-Reg and Parenting:  A Learn Self-Reg Institute

The foundation of self-regulation is the feeling of calmness and safety that children experience with their parents. Yet today’s parents are subject to higher levels of stress than ever before. In this Institute Dr. Shanker and other members of the TMC team will look at the overt and hidden stressors affecting parents in today’s world and show mothers and fathers how Self-Reg can reduce the impact of these stressors so that they can become the parents they want to be and that their children need them to be.

Research and Evaluation for Self-Reg:  A Learn Self-Reg Institute

Today’s educators and practitioners are constantly called upon to show that their practices are “evidence-based.” This creates challenges for Self-Reg practitioners because Self-Reg is not a program that comes with prescribed how-to and must-do instructions and lesson plans. In this Institute Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant and members of the Self-Reg Institute team will look at the considerable research-base for Self-Reg and how educators and other practitioners can do their own research to understand and evaluate the impact of their Self-Reg initiatives.