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…

Protocol for ADULTS

Helpful Treatment for:

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

Treatment Includes

An initial assessment that helps us understand the influence of your history on your nervous system and the strategies that you use to feel good. This also helps us understand the ways in which your nervous system is currently responding to stress.

5 sessions for 90 minutes using the sound protocol (every person has a unique response to the sound protocol, so we’ll adjust the frequency and duration according to the needs of your nervous system)

Follow-up Session to discuss ways to enrich your life to optimize the benefits of the treatment.


Protocol for Children/Families

Helpful in the treatment of:

  • 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 attention
  • More 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 tolerance
  • Less audio sensitivity
  • Better digestion
  • Lessening of constipation, diarrhea, or other enteric distress

Treatment Includes

An initial assessment of the family which helps us understand the influence of your child’s early experiences on the nervous system and the strategies your child uses to feel good. This helps us understand the ways in which your child’s nervous system is currently responding to stress. The assessment will help us understand your own strategies as well, and ways that you are responding to stress, particularly the stress of parenting.

Parent: 5 sessions for 90 minutes using the sound protocol (every person has a unique response to the sound protocol, so we’ll adjust the frequency and duration according to the needs of your nervous system)

Child: 5 day treatment (every child is unique, so we’ll adjust the frequency and duration accordingly) Often, much of the treatment can be done at home.

We will listen to the cues of your child’s energy level, sleep patterns, and emotional state to help us find a pace that best meets your child’s needs. This optimizes the positive effect of the treatment by supporting the neural learning of nervous system.

Follow-up Session We will assess how you and your child are responding and how to provide an environment that will most closely attune to the shifts in both your own and your child’s relational capacity.


What kinds of changes can we expect?

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