Éadaoin Bhreathnach, developer of the Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI) model will use a case study to demonstrate how she uses the SAI and how she incorporates the DMM-attachment perspective. The SAI enhances the DMM perspective in important ways and this session will offer a fascinating dive into how adding an expanded sensory perspective can greatly inform any relational professional in their work.
Please note we will replay the session A video recording in a special session C on Friday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. Seattle time (Saturday, January 16 in Australia at 11:00 a.m.)
Our behavioural responses arise from our experiences of self, other, and the environment. Trauma and abuse negatively impacts these relationships in terms of physiological, sensory, affective, and cognitive processing. Intervention needs to address all of these elements neurosequentially. SAI is informed by the theories of Developmental Trauma, Psychobiological Regulation, Sensory Integration, Attachment, and the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM). It focuses on developing the capacity to self regulate and co-regulate in the context of an attachment relationship. This presentation will look at the origins of this clinically driven model, its core principles, use of assessments and will provide a case study illustration of intervention and long term outcomes.
For more information about Sensory Attachment Intervention, see www.sensoryattachmentintervention.com
Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 (live), and on Thursday, 14 January 2021 (video replay)
Length: 60+ minutes
Host/Facilitator: Éadaoin Bhreathnach
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both!
Session times: Times listed below, PLEASE NOTE, some computer calendars do not automatically handle the time zone conversion correctly.
Session A (live) (EU/US/India): Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (noon in Miami; 5:00 p.m. in London; 9:00 p.m. in New Delhi; midnight in Bangkok.)
Session B (video replay) (US/EU/AUS/Asia): Thursday, 14 January 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in Seattle (4:00 p.m. in Miami; 9:00 p.m. in London; and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 8:00 a.m. in Sydney. (AUS/ASIA participants should confirm the start time.)
Session C (video replay) (US/AUS/Asia): Friday, 15 January 2021, at 4:00 p.m. Seattle time, 8:00 p.m. Miami time; and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Saturday, 16 January) at 11:00 a.m. Sydney time.
Éadaoin is an Occupational Therapist & Attachment Counsellor and visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton M.Sc. Attachment Studies Course. Éadaoin is involved in collaborative research with academics and clinically based Occupational Therapists, exploring the impact of Developmental Trauma on sensory processing, attachment patterns, and stress patterns. She has been doing sensory attachment therapy work for over 40 years.
The Sacred Gang – children’s books describing attachment patterns
Éadaoin has worked for over forty years on the impact of attachment trauma and sensory processing leading to the development of her model Sensory Attachment Intervention. She is the author of The Scared Gang series that helps children to recognise their own survival and attachment patterns through The Scared Gang characters. These books are widely used as a therapeutic tool by professionals working in the field of Attachment Trauma. Her latest publication The Scared Gang Are Asked to Tell is a resource pack to enable narrative work and emotional regulation.
For parenting tips from the SAI team, see this free PDF