Safe and Sound Protocol

What is the Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a therapeutic listening program designed to increase regulation in the nervous through auditory stimulation of the vagus nerve. The SSP contains 5 hours of specially filtered music that offers signals of safety to the nervous system and retunes the nervous system to pay attention to safety instead of threat. The SSP can be delivered in person, remotely, or a combination of both.

How can SSP help me?

The Safe and Sound Protocol has been shown to help with auditory sensitivity and other sensory processing challenges, trauma and nervous system regulation, depression and anxiety, sleep challenges, and migraines, among other things.

What does an SSP treatment program look like?

Typically, we start with meeting in person or virtually to discuss your goals and any challenges you are hoping to work on. Then we do an initial short listen together to see how your nervous system responds. A customized listening plan will then be developed for you. This may include listening together in sessions, independent listening at home, or a combination, depending on your needs and preferences. SSP sessions may be combined with other modalities such as Somatic Experiencing to further support your nervous system in feeling more safe and regulated.

What do I need in order to do the SSP?

Once you decide to move forward with the SSP, you will be provided with an invitation to access the Unyte app and given access to the listening program. You will need a phone or tablet to download the app onto. You will also need access to over the ear headphones without noise cancelling or sound modifying features, or with the ability to turn these off.

What is the cost of SSP?

There is an initial fee of $250 which includes your subscription to the SSP program, as well as an initial session to get you started. Additional sessions to support your nervous system and listening are billed at the normal rate of $150 for a one hour session or $75 for a half hour session. Support through email is also available during your listening. SSP is not a one size fits all approach, and different people require different levels of support.

Where can I learn more about the SSP?

You can learn more about the SSP here: Home | What is the SSP

If you are interested in learning more about the Safe and Sound Protocol, you can contact me at or visit our website to set up a free discovery call.