As COVID restrictions ease,  our training courses will now be provided both on line and on site at the SAI Clinic, Ash Cottage - subject to Covid safety assessments.

In 2022; two courses will be presented at the SAI Clinic at Ash Cottage:

The Just Right State Course, in June-July: and An Introduction to SAI, in September. 

SAI Foundation Training

There are two elements to the Foundation Training:


'Introduction to SAI: The Impact of Developmental Trauma and Insecure Attachment on Sensory Processing' (more information below)


and completion of one of the following courses:


'Attachment: Parent Child Relationships: An Integrative Response to Assessment and Intervention' (more information below) with Attachment Works 



Any of the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) courses with the Family Relations Institute or the University of Roehampton




'Child Attachment & Play Assessment Training'  with CAPA



Both elements must be completed to receive a SAI Foundation Training certificate. These can be done in any order. This certificate is required before proceeding on the SAI training pathway. The SAI Foundation Training is open to all Therapists and Practitioners with a Primary Degree in Health, Social Care or Education.

Introduction to SAI:
The Impact of Developmental Trauma and Insecure Attachment on Sensory Processing.    

2022 Course fee: £600.00 [+ VAT if applicable]


This three-day course will look at the theories that provide the framework for SAI. Emphasis will be on the impact of trauma on sensory processing, and on the capacity for self and co-regulation.


Participants will learn the neurosequential approach to intervention; that is, when it is most effective to use interventions such as narrative work, play therapy, and education.


They will learn the principles of up-regulation and down-regulation to enable physiological adaptation for social engagement and academic learning.

Parent child Relationships: An Integrative Approach to Assessment and Intervention

£450 + VAT.      [increasing to £500 + VAT from May 2022]

This three-day course with Helen Johnson aims to examine contemporary attachment theory in the context of other theories. The focus will be on enabling participants to explore the ways in which an attachment lens can inform our understanding of parent/child interactions and family dynamics with a view to formulating more effective interventions.

Book directly with Attachment Works. For dates and availability please contact Helen Johnson at:

Some places still available on: 29th - 31st March and 10th - 12th May 2022.


Introduction to SAI


Online Course


Fully Booked

Dates: 27th, 28th & 29th April 2022.

Course Organiser: Jump Start Centre

Fee: £600 no VAT


Online Course


Fully Booked

Dates: 18th, 19th & 20th May 2022. 

Course Organiser: Inspire Me Events

Fee: £600 plus VAT


Online Course


Presented over 6 half days:

2pm - 6pm BST [GMT+1]

8am - 12 noon  US/Canada Central Time.

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May & 1st, 8th June 2022.


Fee £600.

To Book, contact:



Site Based Course; subject to Covid Rules.

Fully Booked. Reserve list only.

Dates: 21st, 22nd & 23rd September 2022.

Venue: Ash Cottage, Ballynahinch

Course Organiser: Ash Cottage SAI Clinic.

Fee: £600 no VAT


Click here to see the Pathway for each course

Please only pay a deposit once you have received confirmation you have a place.