Toronto Self-Reg Events

Toronto Self-Reg Events 2017-12-18T12:39:42+00:00

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Face-to-Face Toronto Seminar - Self-Reg.ca

Face-to-Face Seminar: Pulling Back the Veil and Responding to What We Find Beneath

December 6, 2017

The self-control mindset, which is deeply embedded in Western culture, can result in various “cognitive blinders”. This can make it difficult, if not impossible, to recognize the signs of stress and see the real stressors that are often behind the “misbehaviours” that are seemingly caused by poor self-control. This class explores how Self-Reg can help us “pull back the veil” created by the self-control mindset. This will enable us to use the steps of Self-Reg to understand ourselves, our children and other people more deeply and respond to the stresses that become visible when our cognitive blinders are removed.

Your day: Each session is co-led by Dr. Stuart Shanker and members of the TMC team, including Executive Director Dr. Susan Hopkins. We will provide a fresh, locally-sourced lunch as well as snacks.

Location: Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes Blvd, Toronto

Time: December 6, 2017, 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Face-to-Face Toronto Seminar - Self-Reg.ca

Face-to-Face Seminar: Stress Management as a Distributed Social Phenomenon

December 7, 2017

Stress management is often portrayed as a solitary pursuit – an individual acquiring certain knowledge and skills that will enable them to understand and cope with stress. Yet, we also know, from the work of Steve Porges and others, that social engagement is humans’ primary mechanism for dealing with stress. This class unpacks:
  • the biological and social underpinnings of our capacity for social engagement 
  • various ways in which social engagement helps people cope with and recover from stress
  • the cost of caring for people in terms of stress and energy expenditure
  • the implications for supporting educators and other professionals

Your day: Each session is co-led by Dr. Stuart Shanker and members of the TMC team, including Executive Director Dr. Susan Hopkins. We will provide a fresh, locally-sourced lunch as well as snacks.

Location: Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes Blvd, Toronto

Time: December 7, 2017, 8:30AM – 4:00PM

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A Word From Dr. Shanker:

“Toronto has always been, not just my home-ground, but my testing-ground. All of the work that we’ve done with educators and administrators from across the city has been instrumental to our understanding of the power of Self-Reg to enhance mental and physical wellbeing: in teachers and students alike. In this year’s Institute, we are going to go deeper into this work and then take Self-Reg thinking to the next level by exploring its impact on academic outcomes and student motivation.”

-Dr. Stuart Shanker

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