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This workshop provides 6 hours towards your professional development obligations.

The Zones of Regulation workshop will be held in Sydney on Tuesday 2 October 2018 at the Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street Sydney.

Workshop presenter, Leah Kuypers

Leah Kuypers is the best selling author of The Zones of Regulation, a framework designed to foster skills in self-regulation, improving emotional control, sensory regulation and the ability to exercise executive functioning skills. The approach uses four colours (or “zones”) to help students visually and verbally self-identify how they are functioning in the moment, given their emotions and state of alertness. Educators, therapists and parents around the world have enthusiastically received the Zones of Regulation with over 100,000 copies sold.

Training Overview

During the workshop a variety of tools (sensory supports, calming techniques, and thinking strategies) are explored to help students recognise their internal emotions, sensory needs and thinking patterns within in each zone and when shifting from one zone to another. Most importantly you will learn how to teach students to self-regulate within the zones. The approach can be used effectively in the home, at school, and in a range of clinical settings. Workshop participants will learn how to teach the approach as well as when, why and how to use tools effectively.


You can purchase tickets by scrolling to the bottom of this page.

  • Early bird registration CLOSED.
  • Standard registration $495
  • Standard registration CLOSED.

Our Workshop Cancelation and Refund Policy can be found here.

  • All prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST when purchased in Australia.
  • Ticket sales close COB Wednesday 19 September 2018.
  • Information about School Purchase Orders can be found here.

Workshop Timetable

 8:00am – Registration opens

8:30am – Workshop Commences

10:15am – Morning Break (30 minutes)

10:45am – Workshop Continues

12:00 noon – Lunch (60 minutes)

1:00pm – Workshop Continues

2:15pm – Afternoon Break (30 minutes)

2:45pm – Workshop Continues

4:30pm – Workshop Concludes

Leah Kuypers’ Biography

Leah’s biography, along with lots of interesting information about her approach, can be found here.

How is the training delivered?

The workshop will be delivered via a combination of lecture with accompanying handouts, review of clinical applications via video, and audience questions.

Who is the training suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for (but not limited to) health professionals, psychologists, therapists, counsellors, social workers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, teachers, teacher aids, disability workers, policy makers and administrators, juvenile justice workers, child protection workers, mental health practitioners, youth workers, residential and respite care workers, chaplains, nurses, child behaviour specialists and of course parents and carers.

There are no prerequisites to attending this workshop. Anyone interested in the workshop content is welcome to attend, however you do so under your own volition.

Is the workshop catered?

To keep ticket prices as low as possible this workshop is NOT catered.  There are numerous food outlets and cafés within close proximity to the venue and time has been allocated for participants to go out for food and refreshments.  You are also welcome to bring your own lunch if you prefer.

What to Bring?

Water/water bottle, pen and notebook/device, lunch and snacks (you will also have time to buy lunch), don’t forget that water bottle.

Do I get a Certificate of Attendance?

At the conclusion of the workshop all participants will receive a certificate crediting you with 6 workshop/contact hours.  Please ensure you collect your certificate before departing the venue.

What is the workshop refund and cancelation policy?

Our Workshop Cancelation and Refund Policy can be found here.

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What will you learn?

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role sensory processing/ modulation, emotional regulation, executive functioning, and social cognition play in self-regulation.
  2. State three ways in which the Zones of Regulation’s framework teaches students to self-regulate.
  3. Identify two ways to integrate The Zones into practice and support generalization of skills across settings.
  4. Explain how to teach students to individualize their own tools for self-regulation.

How do I get to the venue?

The workshop will be held in the Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street Sydney, in the Wesley Theatre.  Look for the Wesley Conference Centre sign, enter the building, the venue is down the stairs/escalator. The venue is a short walk from either St James station or Town Hall station.

“Conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, only 20 minutes’ drive from Sydney Airport, Wesley Conference Centre is easily accessible by public transport. Public parking is available underneath the building and other public parking is close by.  Many 3, 4 and 5-star hotels just a minutes’ walk away. Pitt Street Mall shopping precinct is around the corner with lots of restaurants and cafes within walking distance”.



These are many accommodation options close to the venue to suit all price ranges.  If you are from out of town and looking for accommodation close to the venue, you should start searching accommodation around Town Hall and Pitt Street. Some suggestions are:

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Need more information about the workshop?

As well as explaining the theory behind the “Zones” framework, this workshop is full of practical strategies. During this one-day training workshop you will learn dozens of functional, ready-to-use strategies for teaching students how to develop the skills necessary for self-regulation.

  • Schools:  Mainstream classroom teachers as well as special education teachers and support staff will benefit from attending. The strategies presented in this workshop will allow mainstream classroom teachers to use the Zones approach within their own classroom.  The workshop will be just as valuable for specialists working individually with students in schools.
  • Professionals: Professionals such as OTs, Speech Therapists, Psychologists, Autism Specialists, Nurses and Doctors will find the information presented invaluable in extending their own practice and in providing advice to schools and parents/carers.
  • Parents/Carers: Parents and carers will also benefit from this workshop.

The Zones of Regulation workshop provides teachers, therapists, and parents with hands-on knowledge about the nature of self-regulation and strategies for improving self-regulation and emotional control in individuals of all ages. The workshop addresses topics such as: the brain’s involvement, typical development, sensory processing, emotional regulation, social cognition, and executive functioning. Audience participants will learn an explicit, stair-stepped method and tools to guide students in using The Zones framework across situations and environments to regulate sensory needs, impulses, and emotional states to social demands.

Visuals, videos, and student work samples are highlighted to illustrate numerous learning activities. A variety of tools (sensory supports, calming techniques, and thinking strategies) are explored to help students recognize their internal emotions, sensory needs, and thinking patterns in each zone, when shifting from one zone to another, and then self-regulate within zones. Participants explore ideas on how to support students using tools effectively across environments. The Zones of Regulation presentation also incorporates core concepts from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking framework to help teach students about perspective taking, so they better understand how being in the different zones impacts the thoughts and feelings of other people around them and use this insight to guide them in self-management.

Still have a question?

Peter is happy to answer your questions via [email protected] or by phoning 0423 205 291.