Safe and Sound Protocol Group™

An immersion in auditory listening to regulate your nervous system

“Only when we are in a calm physiological state can we convey cues of safety to another.”
― Stephen W. Porges, The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe

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.

This may be a good fit for you if:

  • you experience ongoing or situational anxiety or depression
  • you have a history of trauma
  • you long for regulating tools
  • you have a history of auditory complaints
  • you want to send and receive accurate social cues

What participants may expect in the group:

  • hands on use of the SSP app on a phone or device
  • shared experience in dyads and small groups
  • experiential practice of regulating resources
  • development of a personal resources toolkit

Using SSP may help you to:

  • calm fight/flight/collapse response
  • identify cues of danger and safety
  • connect with self, the world and others
  • increase knowledge of polyvagal theory

The format includes brief lectures, demonstrations, music, private reflection and sharing in dyads, and small group interactions, all in a confidential and welcoming zoom setting. You are never required to share personal information.

All are welcome. If you have questions or concerns about your participation contact Hayley