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Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)


The SSP is an evidenced-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioural state regulation, and social engagement behaviour through filtered music.


Why Nervous System Regulation is Essential for Our Well-being


The autonomic nervous system regulates essential bodily functions. When we feel in danger, this system kicks in to protect us by engaging what are commonly known as the “fight/flight” or “freeze” responses. You may be able to identify when your autonomic nervous system is in a defensive state if you notice difficulties with:





Mental clarity 

Social connection


Benefits of Nervous System Regulation

  • Improved response to stress.

  • Better respond to difficult situations and move past them instead of reacting and getting “stuck” in them.

  • Ability to access higher learning and cognition.

  • Become attuned to and more in control of emotions, so you can move through temporary setbacks with more flexibility and ease.

  • More social connection and deeper relationships.

  • By activating the part of the brain that allows us to be more social, affectionate and connected, the SSP can help shift you into a state where you are more comfortable and at ease engaging with others, leading to deeper and more meaningful relationships.


Five hours of music.  Long-lasting impact.

Beyond listening, you do not have to “do” anything to experience the benefits of the SSP. The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a powerful and innovative listening therapy designed to reduce hearing sensitivity and help regulate the autonomic nervous system. This process helps build the foundation for awareness, embodiment and resilience.


How It Works

The music of the SSP has been specially filtered to highlight frequencies of sound that typically make us feel safe. These types of frequencies can be found in everyday sounds, such as:

  • Talking, laughter

  • Water flowing

  • Musical instruments

  • Wind, leaves rustling


Some people’s nervous systems have a harder time interpreting safety on their own. This can include (but is not limited to) individuals who:

  • Have experienced difficult life events

  • Live with an illness or injury

  • Have sensory, learning or developmental differences


The SSP helps restore this ability by sending “cues of safety” directly to the nervous system, so you can feel more calm, engaged and balanced.


Supports Many Symptoms and Conditions

The SSP may be helpful in reducing symptoms and supporting overall health and resiliency for

people seeking support for:

  • Trauma history

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Autism, hyperactivity and attention

  • Chronic pain

  • Chronic health conditions

  • Sensory and auditory processing

And more


Works with Other Therapies

The SSP can be combined with and is supportive of other therapies that you may already be

engaged in, such as:

  • Occupational, physical and speech therapy; play therapy; and sensory integration therapy

  • Mental health and trauma therapies, such as

  • EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Internal

  • Family Systems (IFS)

  • Talk therapy (CBT, DBT, MCBT, etc.)

  • Body work, yoga and other somatic approaches


Listen From Almost Anywhere

You can listen to the music of the SSP either in person with your certified provider or remotely from the comfort of your own home, allowing for flexibility and ease. Your provider will collaborate with you on a listening plan that meets your needs.


Multiple Playlists to Choose From

Genres include popular, classical instrumental, and ambient music, offering both vocal and nonvocal, trauma-sensitive options. The playlists are suitable for all ages.


Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) - What is the SSP?

Excluding GST/HST |
  • Interested in learning more about how the SSP may fit for you? We will reach out to you when you purchase this free What is the SSP? option.

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