The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an
evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce
sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing,
behavioral 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 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