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Shanker Self-Reg® is a process, grounded in new science, for developing growth-promoting modes of self-regulation, dealing with stress, and restoring.

If you’ve tried everything as an educator, parent, or service provider to support children, teens and their families, Self-Reg can help. Learn how to read, reframe, and respond to behaviour, strong emotions, dysregulation, and much more.

Self-Reg is a pathway to enhancing resilience, motivation, learning, & well-being.

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Early Years

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"One thing that is clear is that no child chooses to be left behind,<br />
and if it seems that way, you have not dug deeply enough." Stuart Shanker


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Self-Reg: The Basics

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. Self-Reg is based on…

No Such thing as a bad kid

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid

Children have such different ways of responding to being over-stressed. What all children have in common is that they behave in a characteristic way when they are over-stressed: what becomes a sort of patterned response. But what markedly distinguishes between them, is…

What is Self-Regulation—Really Shared understandings and language matter

Self-Reg Global

Self-Reg Global is a distinct division of The MEHRIT Centre that has been established to fulfill TMC’s strategic directions within an international context. Our goal is to produce the same high-quality Shanker Self-Reg® learning resources and establish TMC as the knowledge hub for audiences around the world.


Susan Hopkins quote: Lend your calm, soothe with kindness, and bring soft eyes to the stress behaviour of others.


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What is Self-Reg?

Self-Reg is a pathway to calm, resilience, motivation, learning, & well-being.

Early Years



The Shanker Method

5 Domain Framework

Free Self-Reg 101 Webinar

Our Mission & Values

About Stuart Shanker

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Explore how learning Shanker Self-Reg can help your approach to behaviour, dysregulation, emotions and any of the challenges that brought you to Self-Reg as a someone who cares.

Level 1 Certificate Programs

*NEW* Education Assistants

Early Childhood Development

Self-Reg Foundations

School Leadership

ASK Courses

Reframing Bullying

Enhancing Resilience

Self-Reg Parenting

Learning for Teams

On-Demand Webinars

Upcoming Events

Summer Symposium

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Self-Reg can be practical, community based and woven with other initiatives, movements or priorities. How can you bring Self-Reg to your community or context?

What is Applied Self-Reg Knowledge?

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School Leadership Certificate

Learning Facilitator's Certificate

Living, Learning & Linking Certificate

Self-Reg Schools Handbook


Mentoring & Consulting

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Havens are our dream for all! A Self-Reg Haven is a place where everyone feels safe in every way: physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.

I Know a Haven When I Find One

5 Self-Reg Haven Look Fors

Havens 101: Group Learning

RADAR Project Planning Tool

Self-Reg Schools Handbook

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Enhancing Resilience In Children & Youth

Certificate Program Starts June 20th

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