The safe and sound protocol originates from Dr Stephen Porges polyvagal theory: the science of feeling safe. Polyvagal theory looks at the individual’s nervous system specifically, how our sense of safety, danger or threat, can impact our behaviour and ability to participant in activities of daily life.

Music Time

‘Feeling safe in a complex world’

The safe and sound protocol (SSP) is an acoustic intervention (listening to music). The purpose of this auditory intervention is to help clients access a physiological state, conducive to well-being, positive engagement with others, and growth in learning and therapy.


The SSP is an adjunct therapy, to be used in combination with and to enhance existing treatment programs. Once clients can enter a regulated state of safety and calm by listening to the treated music served by the SSP, they become more receptive to other effective therapies.


This program can be administered in-clinic, at home, or remotely through our digital delivery platform.

The SSP has evidence with the following conditions:


  • Anxiety

  • Inattention and Focus

  • Auditory sensitivities

  • Behavioural Regulation and Resilience 

  • Physical Coordination and Balance

  • Reading and Auditory Processing

  • Sleep

  • Speech and Language 

  • Social and emotional difficulties

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Stressors that impact social engagement