Getting Back to a Regulated State

Adapted from Dr. Bruce Perry’s Sequence of Engagement

Our bandwidth for experiencing a regulated state can be thought of as our window of tolerance. Some people have a wide window of tolerance— meaning they can experience most stressors without triggering a stress reaction (dysregulated state). However, the pandemic, and all of the circumstances surrounding it, have narrowed the window of tolerance for most educators.

Through self-awareness about stress activation in our bodies and employing specific tools and practices, we have the ability to recover from these stress reactions and return to a regulated state.

The Regulated Classroom© helps educators and their students to more quickly recover from stressors and return to a regulated state.

The Regulated Classroom© 

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