Safe and Sound Protocol Group

The Safe and Sound Protocol (for Adults) is a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors. The SSP is delivered through specially-filter music that tones the middle ear muscle and activates the cranial nerves, thereby “waking up” your vagus nerve. This group is not a certifying group. It is a practical application experience. From this experience, you may decide to become certified in the SSP delivery. There are NOT CEU’s for this process group.

When and Where?

  • For 10 weeks, we will meet via a zoom platform
  • Dates and Times: Mondays 7:30-9 am 10 sessions of 90 minutes on Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12


13 Places Available

Hayley Hoffman, MA, LPC
Email Hayley
DATE April 03, 2023 - June 12, 2023
TIME 07:30 a.m. - 09:00 a.m. EST

Each session will be made up of:

  • educational content regarding Polyvagal Theory and regulating your autonomic nervous system
  • small group (2-3 people) processing time
  • music listening time
  • whole group processing

Is there more?

  • Each participant needs over-the-ear (circumaural) headphones because they allow for an immersive sound experience
  • On-ear headphones and earbuds are not recommended
  • Avoid noise-canceling headphones (unless noise-canceling can be turned off)
  • Avoid headphones with a bass boosting feature or turn it off.
  • Bluetooth headphones are approved if the distance between the headphones and the device is kept to a minimum so as to not disrupt the music.
  • Each participant will be invited to install the free SSP app on their personal phone for the duration of the group.
  • There is no additional knowledge required to participate. There are no prerequisites.
  • A Link to Integrated Listening SSP Brief video

Who is Hayley?

I am a certified Imago Therapist, working in person and virtually from my home base of Washington DC. I am trained in Polyvagal Informed therapy and, I am a certified SSP provider.
Learn more about me here.

Our Cancellation Policy

  • Space is considered “reserved” after payment in full has been received. You will be notified when payment and registration are completed.
  • After registration is confirmed, requested refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee.
  • If a cancellation occurs within 14 days (two weeks) of the workshop start date, an additional $100 cancellation fee applies.
  • If a cancellation occurs within 7 days (one week) of the start date, a refund is not available. However, a 50% credit towards a future Imago Center event is offered for use within one year, pending availability.
  • Refunds and credits are not available for participants who “no show” or leave early.
  • Presenters are not responsible for non-refundable travel/hotel expenses under any circumstances.
  • Full refunds are issued for “presenter canceled” events.

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