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Below you will find the presentation’s slides as well as a compilation of resources and recommended readings to dive deeper into the Self-Reg concepts presented. Feel free to explore our website for more Self-Reg content or reach out to if you have any questions.

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Shanker Self-Reg 5 Domains 5 Steps Practices


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Self-Reg For Parents

The ultimate, long-term Self-Reg goal is to help children acquire the necessary understanding of when and how to manage their own energy and tension, so they can adapt to the various stresses of life. But Self-Reg is also personal. If we are going to support our children’s self-regulation we first have to…

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Self-Reg For Elementary Teachers

If we are going to “lend students our calm,” we first have to understand our own stress and know how to manage our own energy and tension. Self-Reg can help us understand and respond to the roots of behaviour, learning, motivation and social problems in…

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Self-Reg For Teens

Self-Reg is a process of ongoing personal learning about the connections between stress, energy and tension and how they affect our moods and behaviours.

When you’re feeling unbalanced or “not yourself”—mentally, physically or emotionally, always ask yourself how excess stress might be affecting you.

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The Self-Reg Show Podcast

Join Stuart and Susan for a taste of Self-Reg and explore why it is so crucial for the wellness of children, youth and even us adults today more than ever. Shanker Self-Reg® is a framework and a five-step process that can be used by educators, parents, or anyone dreaming about a world where well-being comes first. Tune in every other week to explore how there is no such thing as a bad kid, why we must always ask Why? and Why Now? when it comes to behaviour and so much more.


Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program

Our flagship Self-Reg Foundations Certificate Program has been a game-changer for thousands of learners, bringing them to an entirely new understanding of what makes people tick. Join Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins as they take you deep into the science of self-regulation and stress, including the brain/body stress system, how stress affects children’s behaviour and the importance of relationships in self-regulation and learning. 

Self-Reg and Leadership in Schools

Every educational leader* has always had the same goal: a school in which everyone flourishes – not just academically, but socially, psychologically and morally. It’s the HOW that has always proved challenging. Self-Regulation is needed now more than ever, as school leaders* confront ever-increasing challenges: explosive behaviour, mental health needs around every corner, staff shortages and burnout. And all this amid the important overarching goal of providing the best possible education to every child.

* includes teacher leaders, department heads, special education teachers, ECE leaders, school administrators, camp directors, professional learning leaders, teacher consultants and other school board staff.

Self-Reg 101 For All| Professional Learning Series

This Professional Learning series will focus on Self-Reg 101 for all groups, shifting away from exclusively a school focus. Be that corporate, law enforcement, legal, government or research teams, Susan Hopkins will guide you through both the 5 Domains (Biological, Emotion, Cognitive, Social & Prosocial) and the 5 Steps (Reframe, Recognize, Reduce, Reflect & Restore) of the Shanker Self-Reg® Framework. 

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Self-Reg Summer Symposium 2023

Join Stuart Shanker, Susan Hopkins & the TMC Team as we explore the 5 Steps of Shanker Self-Reg®, science, stories & strategies as we address the explosion of behaviour and mental health challenges in children & youth.

In person and online options available.