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From July 4-6, 2023, Dr. Stuart Shanker and Dr. Susan Hopkins will welcome educators, parents and various professionals who work with children and families to the 9th annual Self-Reg Summer Symposium (SRSS), at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.

Shanker Self-Reg® is Dr. Shanker’s five-practice method for dealing with stress to help people experience calm in mind and body and maintain or restore their energy in ways that help them be productive, content and engaged in growth, learning, relationships and navigating challenges. Dr. Shanker is the founder and visionary of The MEHRIT Centre (TMC) and Dr. Hopkins serves as Executive Director.

Since 2015, TMC has been teaching people who care for and work with children and youth to help them become better equipped to support the development of self-regulation in children, and, in particular, how to support children who are dysregulated due to high levels of excess stress.

This year’s symposium theme: We are the Strategy: Co-regulation with Dysregulated Kids, is vitally important in today’s world says Dr. Shanker. “When we say children are dysregulated we mean that they are dealing with high levels of stress. As a result their ability to pay attention, learn and interact socially —their entire well-being in fact—is impaired because their brains and bodies are burning up most of their energy trying to deal with the excess stress.”

Read the full media release here.