After two years as a fully certified and trained clinician for the Safe and Sound Protocol, I am now also trained and certified to offer the remote SSP.

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a research-based therapy designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement. This auditory intervention includes 5-hours of filtered music aimed to tone the vagal nerve, which calms your nervous system and thereby helps with

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  • Emotional Regulation
  • Auditory sensitivities
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Inattention / ADHD
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Digestive Issues
  • Motion Sickness
  • Dysregulated Nervous System
  • Misophonia (strong reaction to noises)
  • and more!

Monthly Remote SSP Cohort (ADULTS)

I created a monthly cohort as an affordable option for adults who want the training and support necessary to optimize their SSP experience. You will attend a training session, then do the remote listening on your own schedule before meeting again for a review session.

$10 application to determine if remote SSP is appropriate for you.
$375 Remote SSP Cohort Group

  • Remote support
  • 1-month Access to adult SSP subscription
  • Encrypted account to record your progress
  • Pre/Post tests
  • Individualized plan
  • 2 live group sessions
  • Group support
  • Nervous System Support Guide

 

May Cohort (deadline 4/28/21)
Virtual Group Training 5/03/21 @ 10:00a
Virtual Review Session 5/21/21 @ 10:00a

June Cohort (deadline 5/28/21)
Virtual Group Training 6/07/21 @ 10:00a
Virtual Review Session 6/25/21 @ 10:00a

July Cohort (deadline 7/02/21)
Virtual Group Training 7/05/21 @ 10:00a
Virtual Review Session 7/23/21 @ 10:00a

For questions, please email amy@wildchildcounseling.com

Complete your application!

The SSP is not a quick fix, but rather a process you engage in to help your nervous system learn new ways to stay more calm and regulated. Although the listening is passive, the work to sustain the experience is intentional, and requires active engagement from you.

Note: the remote SSP cohort is not an appropriate fit for you if your anxiety is a 10/10, if you have an unstable living arrangement (domestic violence, recent divorce, etc.), or if you have untreated trauma.

Application takes about 20 minutes to complete.


 

What to expect:

Step 1: Complete the application, which includes 2 assessments so I can determine if the remote SSP is appropriate for you. If it is, you will receive confirmation of admission into the 1-month cohort. If it is not, I will contact you about other possible options.

Step 2: Attend the Virtual Group Training Session. We will review the Nervous System Support Guide, engage in a short SSP listening session, and co-create an individualized plan for your remote listening sessions.

Step 3: Begin your SSP remote listening
 using the app. You will listen on your own at a time you designate. The amount you listen each day depends on your nervous system. The total listening time is 300 hours, so 20 minutes a day, is a 15 day protocol. The app will record your listening progress, and the Support Guide / Check-In will track your experience. You can use these tools to check in with me and/or the group as needed. I will also check in on your app progress in case you get stuck.

Step 4: Attend the Virtual Group Review Session. The final live session is an opportunity to review your experiences, ask questions, and learn about what to expect as your nervous system continues to integrate  new learning.

Some people return to the SSP quarterly to yearly, depending on their goals, challenges, and needs. Once you've completed this training and experience with me, you can contact me directly to purchase a 1-month SSP subscription for $150.

What types of changes might I notice?

 

 

  • Less noise sensitivity
  • Increased attention
  • Better sleep
  • More able to relax
  • Increased emotional regulation
  • Greater tolerance for conversation
  • Greater tolerance for noise
  • More eye contact
  • Increased singing and laughter
  • Greater awareness of hunger and satiety
  • More likely to seek physical touch and comfort
  • Less sensory seeking behaviors
  • More likely to express feelings
  • Better able to engage in play with others
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Individual Remote SSP for ADULTS

$25 application fee to determine if remote SSP is appropriate for you.
$775 Remote SSP Includes

  • Remote support
  • 1-month Access to adult SSP subscription
  • Encrypted account records your progress
  • Pre/Post tests
  • Individualized plan
  • 2 individual virtual sessions
  • Nervous System Support Guide

Preparation & Therapeutically Supported SSP Listening Session
In our first virtual session we will create an initial individualized plan, and review the Nervous System Support Guide. Then you will engage in your first SSP listening session. During this therapeutically supported listening, you will tune in to your body's signals, and I will support you in noticing signals as they arise. I may prompt you to move, breathe, or pause the music to support your nervous system with cues of safety and capability, allowing it to replace old memories of danger or threat with new experiences of safety. After your listening, we will explore your experience, make changes to your individualized plan, and discuss your personal tool box for your remote listening sessions.

SSP Remote Listening
After our second session, you will access the app to listen to a portion of the 5-hours of filtered music each day, either on your own or with your support person, while applying the support tools we identified together. The amount you listen each day depends on your nervous system. The app will record your listening progress, and the Support Guide / Check-In will track your experience. We will also use the app and guide / check-in during our final review session.

Review Session
In our third virtual session we will discuss your experience with the SSP, review your app and Support Guides, and talk about what you can expect in the next 6 weeks as your nervous system integrates it’s new learning. While many people have an immediate response to the SSP treatment, the effects also build over time, especially during the first 4-6 weeks. The review session allows us to explore your experience and discuss additional activities and therapies that will continue to support your system.

Remote Support
In addition to the 2 virtual sessions, individualized plan, and guide, you will have remote support via the app that tracks your progress. I will also check in on your app progress in case you get stuck.

*Therapeutic Remote Support  (additional $150)
In addition to the support above, you can sign up for remote support via email or text. Each day that you send me your Support Guide / Check-in, I will review your experience and questions, and provide you with additional ideas to personalize your use of the SSP.

You can sign up for additional sessions with me as needed at my hourly rate ($150). After completing the initial SSP treatment with me, you can return to the healing process as needed via SSP subscription for $150/month. Some people return to the SSP every 4-6 months, depending on their goals, challenges, and needs.

SSP for Children: $150, Includes Child SSP Subscription and Child Guide / Check-In
Once you've completed the SSP, you will be prepared to support your child through the protocol because you will know what to look for and how to support them as they listen...and your nervous system will be too! You will be their daily listening support person.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please email: amy@wildchildcounseling.com