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Safe and Sound Protocol


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.

Through specially filtered music, the SSP sends cues of safety to your nervous system, building the foundation for awareness, embodiment, and resilience. When our nervous system is regulated, it’s easier to sleep, eat, digest, concentrate, communicate, and participate in meaningful relationships with others.

The protocol was developed by Dr. Stephen Proges, based on his Polyvagal Theory.   The SSP involves listening to specially processed music that is designed to stimulate the vagus nerve and regulate the autonomic nervous system.  The primary goal of the SSP is to improve social communication, emotional regulation, and overall well-being. It aims to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation. The auditory stimulation used in the SSP is believed to help calm the nervous system.

The Safe and Sound Protocol is a research-based and evidence-informed treatment intended to be used alongside other therapies to enhance their effectiveness

As a certified Safe & Sound Protocol Provider, I provide access to Safe and Sound Filtered Music and/ or engage in other activities such as therapeutic dance, intentional creativity, and mindfulness activities.  Together, we build a personal practice that helps you reduce stress , increase energy, and balance your autonomic nervous system for better health.

Safe and Sound offers meaningful outcomes for those dealing with: 


anxiety, depression, sensory sensitivities, mold exposure, auditory processing disorder, ADHD, digestive issues, long covid, PTSD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, POTS

Improvements you may experience after completing  SSP with a certified practitioner:

Reduced chronic pain, increased feelings of calmness, improved self-awareness, improved digestion, reduced tension in the body, reduced body sensitivities, reduced sensory hypersensitivities, increased feelings of social connection


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