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.
Helpful Treatment in ADULTS for:
- Distress related to trauma
- Dysregulation due to Complex Developmental Trauma
- 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 SSP Group (ADULTS)
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 an assessment so that we can determine if the remote SSP will be a helpful way to experience the protocol. 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, including an in-person session or one-on-one sessions.
Step 2: Attend the 3 Group Training Sessions. We generally meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for an hour each. During the initial 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. The following two sessions we will do the SSP together, where you can experience the sound treatment with myself and others, and ask questions and share your experience.
Step 3: Begin your SSP remote listening. You will listen on your own at a time you designate with a person whom you choose. The amount you listen each day depends on your nervous system. The total listening time is 300 minutes, 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.
Step 4: Attend the Final Group Review Session. The final live session is an opportunity to share your experiences over the past month 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:
Possible Positive Outcomes
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 per child when completed remotely with parent
- Remote support
- 1-month Access to adult SSP subscription
- Pre/Post Tests
To contact Robbyn for more information…