Integrated Listening Therapy
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through filtered music. As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal nerve stimulator, helping to re-tune the nervous system to better support connection, collaboration and resilience. The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider, in-person or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more.
Woven Blessing uses the Safe and Sound Protocol as only one part of treatment with children who have a variety of needs.
A five-hour auditory intervention developed and patented by Dr. Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory.
Designed to reduce sound sensitivity, and improve auditory processing
and behavioral state regulation.
Supports physiological state regulation, allowing for greater resilience.
Activates the client’s social engagement system, helping to accelerate and enhance therapeutic outcomes.
Three SSP Listening Pathways:
Used to extend and integrate the gains of the SSP and potentially act as a state stabilizer
The music uses the same playlists as Core, but is treated to present the frequency envelope of human voice
5-hour playlist of full spectrum, unfiltered music
For those who would benefit from a slower and gentler introduction
Sometimes used as a preparatory program before Core or Balance
5-hour playlist of filtered music
Designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience