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Safe & Sound Protocol

a noninvasive, auditory application of polyvagal theory

What is the Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)?

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a powerful listening therapy designed to help regulate the nervous system, so you can better connect with yourself, others and the world around you.


What can I expect?

Through the specially filtered music, the SSP sends cues of safety to your nervous system, building the foundation for awareness, embodiment and resilience.

The music of the SSP is unlike any other. Each track has been filtered through a patented algorithm that highlights specific sound frequencies that are similar to the human voice.

As you listen to the music of the SSP, these highlighted frequencies send cues of safety to retune your nervous system, which can help you feel more settled, engaged and balanced.

As the listener, all that is required of you during a session is to simply listen to the music and to let your provider know of feelings or sensations, whether emotional or physical, that may arise.

I may also have you engage in light activity during your listening sessions, such as stretches, breathing exercises, or drawing. Be sure to stay in close communication with me during the protocol, so I can adjust your listening plan to suit your needs.


Who can benefit from SSP?

The SSP is safe and effective for all ages and families. 

The SSP may be helpful in reducing symptoms and supporting overall health and resiliency for people seeking support for: depression and anxiety, neurodevelopmental differences, such as autism, hyperactivity and attention

Learning difficulties, sensory processing differences, and trauma histories. 


Supportive / Adjunctive Resource

SSP can be combined with and is supportive of other therapies, including: Neurodevelopmental treatment, such as occupational therapy, play therapy and sensory integration therapy

Other forms of mental health and trauma therapies, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), and Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other forms of talk therapy (e.g. DBT, MCBT, etc.)

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