Shanker Self-Reg is a framework and an on-going process for enhancing self-regulation by understanding and dealing with stress. Mindful self-regulation, which enhances learning and emotional, social and physical well-being, involves learning to recognize and respond to stress in all its many facets: positive as well as negative, hidden as well as overt, minor as well as traumatic or toxic. Self-Reg can help us understand and respond to the roots of behaviour, learning, motivation, social problems and strong emotions that impact energy systems.
Some benefits to practising Self-Reg may include:
fewer emotional meltdowns
quicker recovery from disappointment
enhanced interpersonal skills
improved recognition of what others are thinking and feeling
Dr. Stuart Shanker is the founder and CEO of The Mehrit Centre, Ltd. (TMC) as a Self-Reg learning and information centre providing resources, and learning opportunities for schools and communities. The TMC vision is calm, alert learners, educators and families flourishing in physically and emotionally nurturing environments. The TMC mission is grounding living and learning in self-regulation.
"See a child differently, you will see a different child." - Dr. Stuart Shanker
Brief video (4 mins) overview of stress management strategies
Brief video (7 mins) overview of Self-Reg
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