Why might you want to do the protocol before your child?

Many children struggle with “stress behaviors,” because their social engagement system is frequently offline. This can be an adaptive response to family stress. It is common for there to be chronic stress in many families. Often the parents’ social engagement system also adapts to family stress by shutting down. Parents may feel more vigilant and in a task mode, where they feel a lot of pressure. This state allows the parent to respond to the demands of work and to juggle all the pragmatic needs of the family, but also makes them less available to convey a sense of presence and attunement with their child. So, it helps if the parent first has support bringing their own social engagement system online with a supportive therapist, so they are prepared to meet the child’s emerging relational needs that may begin to express due to the treatment. It also gives the parent a direct experience of what the protocol feels like both physiologically and emotionally. This helps the parent both understand and trust the process with their child.


The Safe & Sound Protocol is a neuro-platform that supports your nervous system to be available for social engagement. It can support other ways in which your are nourishing your relational health, including psychotherapy, body therapies, singing or engaging in music especially socially, and other ways in which you nurture your need to connect to others while feeling good in your body.

How each day of treatment progresses…

Helpful Treatment in ADULTS for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Distress related to trauma
  • Dysregulation due to Complex Developmental Trauma
  • Inattention
  • Auditory sensitivities
  • Sensory sensitivities

Possible Positive Outcomes

  • More spontaneous
  • Better sleep
  • Greater focus
  • Greater enjoyment of physical touch and comfort
  • Able to let go of tasks in order to relax and experience being-ness
  • Able to enjoy conversations with others
  • Greater capacity for emotional vulnerability
  • Increased tolerance for intimacy
  • Improved awareness of state changes in the body and able to respond in helpful ways
  • Better digestion
  • Greater sound tolerance

Monthly Remote SSP Cohort (ADULTS)

A monthly cohort is 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.

$375 Remote SSP Cohort Group

  • Remote support
  • 1-month Access to adult SSP subscription
  • Pre/Post tests
  • 2 live group sessions
  • Nervous System Support Guide

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 (such as domestic violence), or if you have untreated trauma.

The 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 create a plan for how you will implement the SSP.

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.


Monthly Remote SSP (CHILDREN)

Helpful Treatment in CHILDREN for:

  • Overwhelming Tantrums
  • Anxiety
  • Inattention
  • Auditory Sensitivities
  • Sensory Processing Sensitivities
  • Dysregulation due to Trauma
  • Difficulty with Social Engagement
  • Possible Positive Outcomes

  • More eye contact
  • Increased singing and laughter
  • Better sleep
  • Greater awareness of hunger and satiety
  • Greater attentionMore likely to seek physical touch and comfort
  • Greater emotional regulation
  • Less dependence on proprioception for self regulation (jumping on furniture, shoving into others, banging body against things, flopping around without body awareness)
  • More likely to express feelings and use language to communicate needs
  • Better able to engage in play with others
  • Greater emotional toleranceLess audio sensitivity
  • Better digestion
  • Lessening of constipation, diarrhea, or other enteric distress
  • 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.

    $150 for Children if completed remotely with parent

    • Remote support
    • 1-month Access to adult SSP subscription
    • Pre/Post Tests
    What kinds of changes can we expect?

    To contact Robbyn for more information…