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SAI for Adults & Adolescents

We recommend attending training at Ash Cottage and its regulating garden spaces to fully experience the

different elements of the SAI Model.

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This course is one of the Foundation Training Courses.


This six day course trains therapists in the use of Sensory Attachment Intervention with adults and adolescents. 

This course introduces Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI). It trains therapists in the use of the Just Right State Programme (JRS) for Adults and Adolescents, and in the use of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Profile Questionnaire. SAI looks at the process of regulation and co-regulation from an integrative and neurosequential perspective.

The Just Right State Programme can be used with individuals, groups or families. It focuses on developing the capacity for self-regulation, co-regulation and reflective functioning. The Just Right State Programme was developed for individuals who struggled to participate in intervention programmes because of their incapacity to regulate their emotional states.The Autonomic Nervous System Profile Questionnaire is a self-report questionnaire that looks at indicators of stress, survival behaviour responses and self-regulating behaviours.It is an exploratory tool for use with individuals to help formulate their regulating needs.

Course Handbook includes; assessment tools, and the Just Right State manual and JRS intervention pack.

Entry Requirements

Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working in LAC, CAMHS  or Forensic Mental Health Services.


"This training has been the best I have received! It has allowed me to reflect on myself and become (hopefully) a better practitioner."

"Absolutely loved the training. I feel as though it has been a missing piece of the puzzle."

"SAI will offer me an understanding of the challenges of the patients I work with and a means of thinking about the collaborative approach between patient and MDT."

"Thank you such a well delivered and thought provoking training. It will change my practice. Change how I think about intervention."


"Feel the way the theory was explained made the transition into practice simplified."

To continue on the training pathway completion of ONE of the following courses is also required (this can be done in any order):


  • 'Attachment: Parent Child Relationships: An Integrative Response to Assessment and Intervention' with Attachment Works 

Or ​


  • ‘Child Attachment & Play Assessment’ Module 1, with CAPA.   See


For more information and the course timetable please download our flyer here


For any enquiries please contact:

To book a place on a course please contact:

Course Dates

Hybrid Courses

We strongly recommend where possible that you choose the hybrid version of this training because of the experiential nature of the course materials. It enriches the learning experience and you enjoy the 

the benefits of socially engaging and networking with other course participants during meal and break times. 


"Excellent: loved being valued and nurtured. Course content and materials were so good. 3 days passed so quickly."


"The best training- self nurturing experiences’ amazing. Opened up my nervous system to support my learning."

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Booking now closed

Dates: 15th-17th & 22nd-24th May 2024


Days 1-3 Online 

Days 4-6 Onsite at Ash Cottage, Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland

Capacity: 12

Fee: £1300 no VAT

To book a place contact:

More info and timetable here

Online Courses


Open for booking

Dates: 20th-22nd & 27th-29th November 2024

Venue: Online  

Capacity: 16

Fee: £1200 no VAT

To book a place contact:

More info and timetable here

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