What is the SSP?

If you’ve experienced trauma, you know first-hand the devastating impact it can have on your life. Trauma can leave wounds that feel too deep to heal, making it difficult to move forward and find peace. But there is hope. The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)  is a simple sound therapy that offers a transformative approach to trauma recovery.

By tapping into the power of our connection to sound, SSP can help you unlock your innate healing potential and transform your trauma into a journey of growth and resilience. In this article, we’ll explore how SSP’s sound therapy can help you on your trauma recovery journey and can be a powerful tool to unlock healing and resilience.

Understanding Trauma and Its Effects on the Body

Trauma can take many forms, including physical, emotional, and psychological abuse, neglect, or a traumatic event. Regardless of its shape, trauma can severely affect an individual’s body and mind. Trauma survivors may experience a range of challenges, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and emotional dysregulation.

However, trauma recovery is possible with the right approach. SSP therapy is one such approach that can help individuals heal from trauma, improve their emotional regulation, and increase their quality of life.

What is SSP and How Does it Work?

The Safe & Sound Protocol is a five-day therapy that involves listening to specially designed music filtered to emphasize frequencies that help promote safety and calmness. The music is delivered through special headphones.

The frequency modulation is based on the Polyvagal Theory, which suggests that the vagus nerve plays a vital role in regulating our body’s stress response. SSP therapy helps retrain the vagus nerve (our inner warning system), promoting safety, improving social engagement and emotional regulation, and often reducing day to day anxiety.

How long does it take?

The SSP is delivered (usually remotely) in 3 stages – Connect, Core & Balance. This can take anywhere from 1 month to 3 months and more depending on the individual. Like anything powerful and long lasting it is not a ‘one hit wonder’, we appreciate the solid changes it can bring over time. It is important to step into a slower pace and be supported through the process.

Efficacy of SSP

Several research studies have shown the effectiveness of SSP in trauma recovery. A survey conducted by Porges et al. (2019) found that SSP therapy was effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression in veterans.

Another study by Porges et al. (2018) found that SSP therapy helped improve social engagement and emotional regulation and reduce stress in individuals with autism. These studies highlight the potential of SSP therapy in trauma therapy and how it can help individuals heal from their traumatic experiences.

Who Can Benefit from SSP?

SSP therapy can benefit various populations, including trauma survivors, individuals with anxiety and depression, sensory processing issues, and ADHD. Trauma survivors can benefit from SSP therapy by reducing symptoms of PTSD, improving emotional regulation, and promoting a sense of safety. This can be particularly useful for hidden, small t, trauma such as emotional abuse recovery.

Individuals with anxiety and depression can benefit from SSP therapy by reducing stress, improving mood, and increasing social engagement. Individuals with sensory processing issues and ADHD can benefit from SSP therapy by improving focus, attention, and sensory integration.


Trauma and chronic stress can leave a lasting impact on an individual’s life, but the Safe & Sound Protocol offers hope and healing through the power of sound therapy. With its proven effectiveness in improving outcomes for individuals with trauma, anxiety, and sensory processing issues, SSP has the potential to unlock the healing power within us all.

We don’t need to let old stories of trauma hold you back any longer – consider the Safe & Sound Protocol as a treatment option and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future. Let the power of sound therapy guide you toward a life full of joy, hope, and renewed strength.

Kate is a trauma and embodiment specialist. She is a TRE & EFT Supervising Mentor and is on the Executive Board of EFT International (formerly AAMET) and is a Comprehensive Energy Psychology Practitioner, DipPsych, Master Hypnotist, Master Practitioner of NLP and Time Line Therapy (accredited by the ABNLP) and has been an intuitive body & energy worker for 30 years. While she works with any problem state she specialises in the sensitive areas of Post Traumatic Stress, emotional abuse, chronic pain and anxiety.