The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to improve processing, emotional regulation, and social engagement through filtered music.
Rooted in 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.
...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.
The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider, in-person or remotely.
SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more.
View this video to learn more about the principles informing SSP, Polyvagal Theory.
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