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Self-Reg looks at stress and self-regulation (how we respond to stress) across five domains of experience:

  1. Biological:  physiological factors:health, nutrition, sensory issues illness, tiredness
  2. Emotion: stressors around strong and uncomfortable emotions
  3. Cognitive: stress related to thinking, concentration, attention, perseverance
  4. Social: social interaction, relationships, friends,
  5. Prosocial: stress around moral judgments and behaviour, empathy, other people’s stress

Why is it important to look at all five domains?

  • Helps us see beyond the most obvious stressors
  • Stress in one domain can cause or worsen stress in another domain
  • Helps us look at children’s (and our own stress) more holistically
  • Opens our eyes to more possibilities for reducing stress

Learn more:

The Self-Reg Framework: The Five Domains of Self-Reg

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