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Safe & Sound Protocol
About the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing,

behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through filtered music. 


As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal nerve stimulator, helping to re-tune the nervous 

system to better support connection, collaboration and resilience. 


The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider, in-person or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more.

Highlights of the SSP:

* A five-hour auditory intervention developed and patented by Dr. Stephen       Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory.

* Designed to reduce sound sensitivity, and improve auditory processing and    behavioral state regulation.

* Activates the client’s social engagement system, helping to accelerate and     enhance therapeutic outcomes.

* Supports physiological state regulation, allowing for greater resilience.

* Enhances and accelerates the impact of other therapies, such as CBT,

  EMDR, SE, IFS, and neurodevelopmental treatments.

Polyvagal Theory: the Science of Feeling Safe

Developed by world-renowned researcher and Unyte’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory focuses on what is happening in the body and the nervous system, and explains how our sense of safety, danger or life-threat can impact our behavior.

Understanding Polyvagal Theory gives us a scientific framework that can be applied through physiological, or “bottom-up” therapies, to help change and improve how we feel, think and connect with others.

Session & Fee

Please call for information on fee and what to expect in session. 

Because each individual is different, every SSP experience is tailored to meet your unique needs. I will work with you to gather all information needed through assessment to determine complexity and the best way to administer the SSP.

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