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Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening program designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, physiological 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 activates the client’s social engagement system, helping to accelerate and enhance therapeutic outcomes. 

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. 

The following video will explain Unyte iLs' Safe and Sound Protocol and how it helps to regulate the nervous system: 


The Safe and Sound Protocol is rooted in the Polyvagal Theory. The following video by The Trauma Foundation is a 9-minute video that explains Trauma and the Nervous System - A Polyvagal perspective: 

Program Details

  • The SSP is a five-hour auditory intervention. The five hours can be completed at various intervals depending on the individualized pace determined together. 

  • There is an added SSP program cost added to the cost of regular Psychotherapy sessions. 

  • Please contact me for more details! 

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