Stuart Shanker, PhD

Dr. Stuart Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University in Toronto and CEO of The MEHRIT Centre (www.self-reg.ca). He has just published Self-Reg: How To Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life (Penguin 2016), which is currently being translated into eight different languages. A former president of the Council of Early Child Development and the Council of Human Development, he has been an adviser on Self-Reg initiatives for education and government organizations around the world. Dr. Shanker has become increasingly concerned about the impact of excessive stress on child development and behaviour. Dr. Shanker’s five-step Self-Reg model — The Shanker MethodTM– is a powerful process for understanding and managing stress in children, youth and adults. In 2012 Dr. Shanker founded The MEHRIT Centre as a Self-Reg learning and information centre. Stuart commits considerable time to bringing the research and science of Self-Reg to parents, early childhood educators, teachers, educational leaders, health practitioners and communities through presentations, master classes, online courses, webinars, publications, social media and a blog entitled, “The Self-Reg View”.