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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.

Shanker Self-Reg - Reframe the behaviour, recognize the stressors, reduce the stress, reflect: enhance stress awareness, and restore energy. 5 Domains represented by two cartoon people holding hands - biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial


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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…

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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

What is Self-Regulation—Really?

Did you hear the one about two psychologists and a philosopher who searched The Google for the true meaning of self-regulation and found 447 definitions? This is not the first line of a bad joke. It actually happened. Interestingly, the definition of self-regulation that TMC uses…