Safe & Sound Protocol

The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) is a therapeutic listening intervention that is based on principles of safety and connection. It helps the nervous system to calm down and tune into safety.

A nervous system that feels safe enables one to… 

  • feel better, calmer
  • engage more safely and successfully with others
  • stop to think before reacting
  • think better, listen, concentrate
  • engage better with other therapies

SSP is a great way to help children and adults move through major transitions, engage more purposefully in social interaction, experience emotional regulation, and complements other therapeutic interventions, like arts therapy. It is not meant as a stand alone intervention.

Based on years of research by Dr. Stephen Porges and his Polyvagal theory,  the SSP is a listening protocol using filtered music. The music is designed to stimulate the vagus nerve, which is responsible for calming the nervous system. This allows for enhanced social engagement and resilience in children and adults.

I really do believe that it could have great positive results for some and would be happy to try and answer any questions you might have.