Self-regulation, Behaviour and Social Competency

Professional development (PD) Wellington

Posted: 07 September 2020
Notice reference #: 1HAAcP

Presented by Ali Porteous.

“View a child differently and you will see a different child”- Dr Stuart Shanker.

In this day and age, we are seeing children with much higher levels of stress than ever before and this can result in many undesirable behaviours. But how do we respond to the many differing needs of our tamariki in a centre environment? This workshop will help you discover all about Dr Stuart Shanker’s ‘Self-Reg’ process that will revolutionise the way that you view a child. From misbehaviour to stress behaviour, and from attention seeking to relationship seeking.

Participants will:

  • Gain an overview of Dr Stuart Shanker’s 5 step Self- Reg process
  • Learn the difference between stress behaviour and misbehaviour
  • Discover the neuroscience behind children’s brain development and how this impacts their behaviour
  • Explore how stress can manifest itself in many different ways, and what this may look like over 5 different domains: biological, emotional, cognitive, social, and pro-social
  • Learn how to become a ‘stress detective’ and help children to return to a sense of calm and well-being
  • How to structure your learning environment to help bring a sense of calm to your space
  • Explore how you can work together as a team, to ensure there is a consistent approach to promoting positive social relationships.

Course runs from 9am–3pm.

Normal price: $195.

Location: Childspace Institute, 45 Helston Road, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037.

Events summary


17 November 2020 – 17 November 2020

Further information

Contact: Anita Furter

 (04) 477 0933