The Just Right State 

This 4 day course will train Professionals in the use of The Just Right State Children's Programme and Parents Programme.

​The Just Right State Children's Programme

The Just Right State programme looks at the use of sensory activities and foods, to help children learn how to self regulate their emotional states and behaviour. It also uses cartoon characters called 'The Scared Gang' which represents the different survival and attachment patterns of behaviour. The different characters tell the children how they react to situations and what each of them does to achieve the "just-right state". The goal of the programme is to enable children become more emotionally aware of themselves and of others, to give them simple tools to enable them to self regulate and achieve the just right state, whether it is to engage in academic learning, interacting with their peers, or to be able to get a good night's sleep. Children are seen in groups of four to six for one hour fifteen minutes once a week.​​

The Just Right State Parent's Programme

Parents learn how to regulate their child from sensory and attachment perspectives. The aim of the programme is to enhance parents' awareness of their own engagement patterns and how this impacts on their child's emotional states. It also addresses the underlying reasons for behaviours. Parents first complete a sensory-attachment profile questionnaire that looks at the survival, sensory, and attachment behaviours of their child. They learn about; the different levels of self- regulation (physiological, sensory, emotional, and cognitive); the regulating effects of food and activities; and how to create an enriched environment that is tailor made both for them and their child's sensory-attachment needs.

Parents of the children attending the JRS programme meet together for two hours once a week for six weeks. It runs in parallel to their children's programme.

The children's facilitators also lead the parents' programme.

Entry requirement:

Participants must have either completed SAI Foundation Training* or SAI Adolescent and Adult Course.

* Until December 2022 people who have completed the SAI Level One for Professionals (SPTA) (pre February 2020) do not need to attend the Foundation Training element 'SAI Introduction' and only need to complete one of the following courses to attain the Foundation Training Certificate:

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


- Any of the 'Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM)' courses with the Family Relations Institute


- 'Child Attachment & Play Assessment Training'  with CAPA

Online Course

The Just Right State


Dates: (Part One)16th &17th November 2021

            (Part Two) 23rd & 24th November 2021

Course Organiser: Inspire Me Events

Fee: £1020 incl VAT

Contact: Inspire Me Events 

Online Course

The Just Right State

FULLY BOOKED. Reserve List Available.


(Part One) 2nd & 3rd December 2021

(Part Two) 13th & 14th January 2022

Course Tutors:

Éadaoin Bhreathnach & Chris West

Fee: £850 (no VAT)


Covid 19 Statement


We wish to inform you that our training courses will now be provided online until conditions are deemed safe to return to site based training. The courses are currently being redesigned to suit the new format.  A number of our courses had to be postponed during lockdown. We will shortly be publishing our new time table. If you are booked on one of our postponed courses we will be contacting you individually. If you are booked on a SAI course at a venue other than Ash Cottage contact the host organiser directly. 


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