zones of regulation

How are you feeling today?

Take a moment to check in with yourself. How are you feeling? Happy, sad, mad, excited?


This zone is for extreme emotions such as anger, rage, devastation, terror and aggression. When you are in this zone, you are out of control, have trouble making good decisions and must STOP!


This zone describes when you start to loose control, such as when you are frustrated, anxious, stressed, excited, nervous, worried, silly or surprised. Use caution when you are in this zone. 


Like a green light, you are “good to go.” You body may feel happy, calm, content and focused. This is the optimal ready to learn zone.


Your body is running slow, such as when you are tired, sick, sad or bored.  

Remember: ALL THE ZONES ARE OK! There are no good or bad Zones. The Zone we are in is determined by how we feel on the inside, not the behavior on the outside.

Leah Kuypers