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Extrait du livre traduit en français, maintenant disponible à l’achat – Votre enfant, Self-Reg et vous : comprendre l’autorégulation pour vivre mieux :

Self-Reg : les cinq étapes

Les trois premieres étapes de Self-Reg sont :

Lire les signes et recadrer le comportement. Une grande partie du travail que nous allons accomplir consiste à apprendre comment interpréter des comportements que vous trouvez habituellement tout simplement troublants ou irritants. Cette démarche commence avec vous-même : apprendre à lire vos propres signes et à les reconnaître pour ce qu’ils sont, à savoir des indices tout aussi significatifs qu’une fièvre ou une éruption cutanée. 

Reconnaissez les facteurs de stress. Demandez-vous : « Pourquoi ? » et « Pourquoi maintenant ? ». […] Le concept de stress est vaste et subtil, en particulier dans le cas des facteurs de stress cachés. Pour les uns, le bruit ou certains types de sons sont des facteurs de stress importants alors que pour les autres, ce sera la lumière ou la stimulation visuelle (trop ou trop peu). Les odeurs, les textures, la position assise ou debout et l’attente sont d’autres facteurs de stress courants.

Réduisez le stress. Nos facteurs de stress sont physiques, émotionnels, cognitifs et sociaux : il est utile d’avoir un variateur pour chacun d’entre eux. Dans certains cas, vous pouvez même réussir à éliminer complètement votre exposition à un facteur de stress. (pour accéder les deux prochaines étapes du livre en français, cliquez ici)

Excerpt from the 2016 book Self-Reg by Stuart Shanker, now available in French:

The Five Core Steps of Self-Reg

The first three steps of Self-Reg are:

Read the signs and reframe the behavior. A lot of the work we’re going to do will involve learning how to understand the meaning of behaviors that you would otherwise find only troubling or irritating. This starts close to home with learning how to read your own signs and recognize them for what they are, something every bit as significant as a fever or a rash. 

Identify the stressors. Ask, “Why now?” Stress usually means work, money problems, social worries, having too much to do and not enough time. […] the concept of stress is broad and subtle, especially when we turn to hidden stressors. For some people noise or certain kinds of sound can be significant stressors. For others light or visual stimulation (too much or too little) is stressful. Other common stressors include smells, textures, sitting or standing, and waiting. Remarkably, our environment may be highly stressful and yet we block this out as conscious information.

Reduce the stress. We have physical, emotional, cognitive, and social stressors, and it’s helpful to have a dimmer switch for all of them. In some cases you may be able to eliminate your exposure to a stressor altogether. (continue to read the book Self-Reg)

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