Safe & Sound Protocol

An auditory intervention for social anxiety, Austism Spectrum and ADHD for children and adults.

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A research based listening intervention to improve social engagement and self regulation

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We Help Our Clients Thrive

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is powerful, evidence-based tool used by exceptional therapists, clinicians, educators and healthcare professionals worldwide.

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.

It is an innovative intervention designed to improve an individual’s social communication behaviors by reducing hearing sensitivities. It is 5 hours of listening to specially treated music remotely or in-person.

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 more.

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) Helps with:

Nurturing feelings of safety & helping how we engage within social relationships Receiving, processing and responding to cues from others. Increasing emotional control while reducing reactivity.

Highlights of the SSP:

  • A five-hour auditory intervention developed and patented by Dr. Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory.
  • Designed to reduce sound sensitivity, and improve auditory processing and behavioral state regulation.
  • Activates the client’s social engagement system, helping to accelerate and enhance therapeutic outcomes.
  • Supports physiological state regulation, allowing for greater resilience.

Safe & Sound Protocol Therapists

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Rachel Wakaluk

Reg. Social Worker
Ages: 16-17, 18-25, 26+
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Between 3:00 - 6:00 pm, After 6:00 pm
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Fatima Tahir

Reg. Social Worker
Ages: 16-17, 18-25, 26+
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Between 3:00 - 6:00 pm, After 6:00 pm
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Vielka Almanzar

Reg. Psychotherapist
Ages: 16-17, 18-25, 26+
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Before 3:00 pm

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