Facilitated By: Nancy Liabotis RECE, RC and Carolyn Little RECE, RC


“Self- Reg is an approach to understanding people, building relationships, and helping people and communities be their best selves in various circumstances. And by calling Self- Reg a platform, rather than a program or intervention, we mean that it is the foundation underlying everything we do – communicating, working with people, remediation, discipline, supporting mental health, addressing special needs and building community.” (Stuart Shanker, 2018).


Self-regulation refers to how well we manage stress, how much energy we expend, and how well we recover. It is about understanding, not managing behaviour and how we can improve the conditions that result in challenging behaviours.


In this three-part series, we will learn about the essentials of self-regulation and the Shanker Method of Self- Reg, through reflection, interaction and small group work.

In session one, May 7 we will explore self-regulation and what it is. We will look at the brain, stress and how self-regulation is about how we manage and recover from stress.

In session two, May 28 we will illuminate the five domains of self-regulation – biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial – and note sources of stress that can occur in each domain.

In session three, June 4 we will delve into the Shanker Method of Self Reg and how to practice all five steps to support children’s (and our) self-regulation and get back to calm.




Thursday May 7, May 28, June 4

*Must attend all three sessions

6:30pm to 8:30pm

St Thomas Public Library, Carnegie Room,

153 Curtis St, St. Thomas, ON, N5P 3Z7


**Registration Access Code Provided for Elgin Professionals


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