Everyday Self-Reg: Manners and Courtesy

Everyday Self-Reg: Manners and Courtesy

When I was a kid I had a very negative view of manners. I was taught manners and forced to use them. But I didn’t understand what they were for. To my 10-year-old self, manners felt like a form of social control, rules dreamed up by adults who felt driven to make kids...
The Self-Reg View: Calm Begets Calm

The Self-Reg View: Calm Begets Calm

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Biblical aphorism that one should “Pour oil on troubled waters” began to be seen in literal terms, as an empirical phenomenon worthy of study. Benjamin Franklin performed an experiment on a pond to prove the wisdom of this practice,...
Reframing Explosive Behaviour

Reframing Explosive Behaviour

This article was inspired by Dr. Shanker’s keynote lecture at the 2017 Self-Reg Summer Symposium. Learn more about SRSS here. If you’ve ever seen Stuart Shanker give a talk you’ll notice a couple of things before long. First, he never sticks to his script....
The Self-Reg View of Mindfulness (Part 1)

The Self-Reg View of Mindfulness (Part 1)

Our idea for this blog series was to respond to questions coming from our online communities; and no question has been asked more often than to clarify the Self-Reg view of mindfulness. Understandably, as there is a fair bit of confusion out there as to what...
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