What is Self-Reg™?

Self-Reg™ was developed and studied by Dr. Steward Shanker. After years of research and implementation, Self-Reg™ has been making its way into the school systems and counselling relationships in North America. Self-Reg™ is helping individuals and families break out of their stress cycles and live healthier and happier lives. Now, we can see Self-Reg™ building momentum all over the world. We can now find Dr. Shanker’s methods and concepts in Canada, United States, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and South Korea.

What is a Stress Cycle?

So, here is the million dollar question, when do we need to start applying Self-Reg™ concepts?  How do we know when we are or someone that we love is caught in a stress cycle? When we are concerned with:
  • High Anxiety
  • Heightened impulsivity
  • Difficulty ignoring distractions
  • Problems with mood (when we see most things negatively)
  • Erratic mood swings
  • Trouble listening
  • When people are so overwhelmed that they are not making sense
  • Have trouble falling asleep
  • Trouble staying asleep
  • More irritable – small things tips coping
  • Hard to stay focused
  • Trouble remembering
  • Hard to solve simple problems
  • Low energy
  • Easy things are now hard
  • Powerful cravings
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Constant worries
  • Decrease in pleasure
  • Emotional jags

Misbehaviour or Stress Behaviour?

Self-Reg™ helps adults become stress detectives, and reframe how we view challenging behaviours.  When we pause, look deeper at behaviour we often see a child who is struggling with multiple-layered stress and anxiety.

At Feeding Futures we have seen the power of Dr. Shanker’s approach to emotional regulation, and we are thrilled to be part of this shift in thinking about anxiety management.  To learn more, please explore The MEHRIT Centre by clicking the link below.