Covid 19 Statement


As COVID restrictions ease,  our training courses will now be provided both on line and on site as and when conditions are deemed safe to return to site based training.

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

The Just Right State Course in June-July: and the Introductory Course in September. 


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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 Parents' 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 for Adults and Adolescents 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: £850 plus VAT


Online Course


Venue: Ash Cottage

The Just Right State



(Part One) 30th June & 1st July 2022

(Part Two)  7th & 8th July 2022

Course Organiser: Ash Cottage SAI Clinic

Course Tutors:

Éadaoin Bhreathnach & Chris West

Fee: £975 (no VAT)


Online Course

The Just Right State

Dates: (Part One) 3rd & 4th November 2022

            (Part Two) 10th & 11th November 2022

Course Organiser: Inspire Me Events

Fee: £975 plus VAT


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