Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)

Decrease stress.
Increase auditory processing
and social engagement

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five-hour auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more successful follow-up therapy.

The SSP is a research-based therapy showing significant results in just five sessions in the following areas:

  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Auditory sensitivities
  • Anxiety and trauma related challenges
  • Inattention
  • Stressors that impact social engagement

Emotional and physiological state are critical to how we approach the task at hand.  So when a client has better state control, not only can they be more socially engaged, they are more open to therapy.  Better state regulation improves therapeutic outcomes.  

This non-invasive intervention involves listening to music that has been processed specifically to retune the nervous system (regulating state) to introduce a sense of safety and the ability to socially engage. This allows the client to better interpret not only human speech, but, importantly, the emotional meaning of language. Once interpersonal interactions improve, spontaneous social behaviors and an enhanced ability to learn, self-regulate and engage are often seen.

The SSP remote program can be accessed via an app on an Android or Apple device.

For more information, visit Integrated Listening Systems.

An initial evaluation/assessment is required prior to starting the SSP Remote.  An abbreviated Occupational Therapy evaluation for the purposes of the remote SSP access only is $125.

Rate for 1 individual:

Six weekly payments (evaluation + 5 sessions)…..$125/session ($750 total)

One-time payment …………………………….……….…$700 (save $50) 

Questions, call us at 813-803-3470.

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