Dog Life With No Spoons

Emotional Regulation with Grisha Stewart

November 12, 2023 Rene Smith and Jade Johnson Season 2 Episode 27
Dog Life With No Spoons
Emotional Regulation with Grisha Stewart
Show Notes

We are so excited to share this episode for more than one reason! The first being that our guest is Grisha Stewart, who so kindly agreed to share her time and knowledge with us on a topic Jade is only becoming more passionate about. The other is a chance to share an upcoming webinar covering all sorts of topics about finding, adopting, and training a new dog in a neurodivergent-centric way!

We invited Grisha Stewart to discuss emotional regulation instead of something more dog-centric or BAT related because Grisha's academy has been the first source of information where learning about the nervous system and emotional regulation didn't put me (Jade) off immediately. The concepts and practices introduced have created a profound shift in my wellbeing and by extension, my dog's wellbeing, and my relationships with other people. Of course, I had lots of questions and want to make these concepts more accessible for more neurodivergent people, so I hope you find many valuable points to take away while listening.

Back to the upcoming webinar - visit the link below to learn more and sign up!
The webinar is created and hosted by neurodivergent individuals and for neurodivergent owners (or professionals who want to learn more about working with ND owners).
We'll be covering things like breed traits that disproportionately affect ND owners, specific equipment for making training sessions more sensory friendly, and sensory considerations to take into account when considering what breed to get!

About Grisha Stewart

Grisha Stewart is an author, international speaker, dog trainer, and online dog school facilitator based in Oregon, USA, who specializes in dog reactivity and canine empowerment.  “Ahimsa” is a Buddhist doctrine of nonviolence to all living things, which reflects Grisha’s focus on force-free methods to promote the well-being of dogs and their humans. Her seminal book, “Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Aggression, Reactivity, and Fear in Dogs,” was published by Dogwise in late 2011. Grisha’s popular second book, “The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving & Manners,” was published in 2012 and updated in 2014. Her third book, BAT 2.0 was released in early 2016 and is available to order on her site.


Learn more about becoming a diamond member and subscribing to the academy (Jade considers this her personal favorite and most comprehensive + cost effective option for continued education)

Learn more about how to apply for a 6 month scholarship to the academy to study or earn your CBATI certification
Need based for individuals:
free courses for shelters and rescues:

Specific courses at the academy
How to Human:
(message Jade for discount code)

Mentioned resources:
A little bit of lucid dreaming:
Marble spinner:
Atlas of the Heart: