Safe and Sound Protocol

Sound is one of the essential ways our brain perceives and makes sense of the world around us. When triggered our brain can enter a defensive mode (often fight or flight) and we can stop perceiving the frequencies of safety around us.


The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy that helps our system begin to recognize those frequencies of safety in our environment. It is designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioural state regulation, and social engagement behaviours through filtered music.


The SSP is a 5 hour protocol that is delivered over several days. It involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider or a support person once the protocol has been set up, in-person or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more.