Satori offers four risk management of aggressive behavior courses. Please contact us if you have questions.
Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA)
SAMA is presented in four video-driven, Facilitator-coached experiential programs. Additional Information below.
SAMA BASIC COURSE: Two Days
Led by CERTIFIED FACILITATOR
SAMA is presented in four video driven, Facilitator coached experiential programs.
Program One focuses on participants being able to de-escalate volatile situations using our Assisting Process. The Assisting Process is a logical, sequential format that leads the person in crisis from the reactive part of the brain to the reasoning part of the brain to resolve the activating situation. Participants also learn what drives anger and aggression, the Five Principles of SAMA that can be used in situations not specifically covered in the program, Critical Beliefs that underlie SAMA, exercises for developing empathy for those served.
Protection of Self and Others
Program Two focuses on skills for protecting oneself and others from aggressive act like strikes, kicks, pushes, wrist grasps, life threatening acts like chokes, hair pulls, bites and how to protect oneself on the ground. The techniques avoid pressure points and joint locks and protect both individuals. The Assisting Process is incorporated into the skills.
Program Three teaches skills for physically holding someone if they are actively trying to harm themselves or others and there is no less restrictive alternative available. The techniques avoid pressure points and joint locks and are based on the Five Principles of SAMA and body mechanics rather than muscular force. The Assisting Process is incorporated into the skills.
Program Four teaches skills for retrieving objects when a person is threatening to do harm and actively doing harm. The Assisting Process is incorporated into the skills.
Certification Four Day Course
The course is video driven and lead by a Master Facilitator. Facilitator candidates learn to perform all of the skills in all four programs, to coach student performance, and to assess student performance. Candidates lead the SAMA Basic Course using a video, Facilitator Manual and Skills Checklist.
Re-Certification Two Day Course
The course is a refresher course for those who have completed the SAMA Four-Day course. Recertification is required of all Facilitators in order to maintain SAMA standards and retain your SAMA certification.