What is Self-Reg and Why is it so Important?

Recent advances in developmental neuroscience are dramatically altering attitudes towards the possibility of maximizing the educational potential of every child. Scientists now understand that the better children can self-regulate, the better they can rise to the challenge of mastering ever more complex skills and concepts. But what exactly is self-regulation, how does it develop, why do some children struggle with it, and what can we as parents, caregivers and teachers do to enhance its development?

Using Shanker Self-Reg®, a powerful method for understanding stress and managing tension and energy, this presentation will provide an introduction to Self-Reg and discuss:

  • The impact of an excessive stress load on energy, mood and behaviour
  • The limbic system and the brain
  • The five domains of Self-Reg: biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial
  • The difference between self-regulation and self-control
  • Individual differences in stress reactivity, including the difference between stress behaviour and misbehaviour
  • What you can do to enhance other’s self-regulation


ERLC Office at Elmwood School
Room 17/18, 16325 83 Ave
Edmonton AB T5R 3V8

Date & Time:

October 16, 2019 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.