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.