“You have to be calm in order to enjoy being calm. If we’re over-stressed going into the holidays we’re likely to be over-stressed coming out.” In this article, Dr. Shanker discusses the reasons why the winter holidays are often more stressful than they are restorative, and how we can tackle this issue from a Self-Reg perspective.
Psychology Today: Self-Reg and Holiday Stress
Dr. Stuart Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology from York University and the Founder & Visionary of The MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. Stuart has served as an advisor on early child development to government organizations across Canada and the US, and in countries around the world. Dr. Shanker also blogs for Psychology Today