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SAI Foundation Training

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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There are two Foundation Courses available:


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


'SAI for Adults & Adolescents' (for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists only).

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

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.

Eligibility: This course is for Therapists and Practitioners with a Primary Degree in Health, Social Care or Education.

Dates of available courses are below.

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

SAI for Adults & Adolescents

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.

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

Click here to see dates for this course

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 any enquiries please contact:

To book a place on a course please contact:


Introduction to SAI

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. 


"So good, really felt like we were seeing SAI in practice with the setting and way the training was run."


Open for booking

Dates: 5th-7th August  2024

Venue: Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville

Victoria 3052, Australia

Course Tutors: Chris West & Angela Tieman

Fee: $1500

To book contact

For more information download flyer here

Online Courses


Open for Booking

Dates: 26th - 28th June 2024

Capacity: 24

Course Organiser: Jumpstart Centre

Fee: £600 no VAT


Download flyer and timetable here

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