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 8 weeks, we will meet via a zoom platform
  • Days and Times: 8 sessions of 90 minutes
  • Dates: Jun-Jul


Places Still Available

Hayley Hoffman, MA, LPC (she/her)
Email Hayley

Jun-July (8 sessions)

TIME 05:45 p.m. - 07:15 p.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 Advanced 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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