Safe and Sound Protocol ( SSP)

What is Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)?

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, founder of the Polyvagal Theory, the Safe and Sound Protocol is a non-invasive acoustic vagus nerve stimulator that helps individuals connect with themselves, others, and the world from a foundation of physiological safety.

The Safe and Sound Protocol is an evidence-based therapeutic tool designed to work with other therapeutic approaches and modalities. The SSP features specially filtered music that stimulates the vagus nerve. It is suitable for children and adults. SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences, and much more.

The SSP is delivered through an app-based platform, available on Android and iOS devices, that empowers therapists, clinicians, educators and healthcare providers to easily and conveniently provide this life-changing therapy.

Delivered either in-clinic or remotely, the client experiences the SSP through over-the-ear headphones conveniently connected to the Unyte-iLs app. The clinician manages client access and monitors listening on the MyUnyte Platform. The “safe” provided by the support person and the environment, while listening, is just as important as the “sound” in the clients’ path to positive outcomes.

Many clinicians have noted results after one session, and after completion of the full program (which can be titrated based on individual client need and receptivity), the ability for clients to better regulate and connect as a result of physiologically retuning their nervous system toward safety.

For more information on pricing or how to access the program, you can contact Leslie directly at

Psychotherapist licensed

 by the California BBS (#100845), Colorado BHA (#09929716)  Texas BHEC  (#107087)

and Virginia DHP (#0904015691)