Self-Reg Across the Lifespan
Self-regulation is not just a story of the early years. Science is revealing insights about the impact of self-regulation across the lifespan, from the pre-natal months into the senior years. Enhancing an individual’s ability to self-regulate in a mindful way has a dramatic impact on the well-being and learning capacity of children and teens and the parents and educators who care for them and work with them.
TMC is Committed to a “Dynamic System” Model
Dr. Shanker’s Self-Reg Framework and its underlying dynamic systems model is the foundation for all our work at TMC.
In Shanker Self-Reg® all five domains of self-regulation—biological, emotion, cognitive, social, and prosocial—are viewed as a dynamic system. The domains all influence one another as part of a complex, yet seamless, integrated web.
Each domain presents a unique set of stressors, which are impacted by and impinge on stressors in all the other domains.
Children, teens and adults learn how to manage their stress in all five domains, and not just the one or two domains that may be the primary concern.
We cannot consider the well-being of any child or teen without thinking of the well-being and self-regulation needs of the all the adults in their lives. This includes parents and educators, but it also includes grandparents, school bus drivers, the staff at the community centre and the elderly neighbour down the road. Everyone.
Shanker Self-Reg® is a universal platform for understanding and supporting self-regulation in children, youth and adults. It is not meant to replace diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders.