Susan Reyland, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical & Developmental Psychologist in Denver, Colorado

How the Safe and Sound Protocol can help:


What is the Safe and Sound Protocol?

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more successful therapy.

Emotional and physiological state are critical to how we approach the task at hand. So when a client has better state control, not only can they be more socially engaged, they are more open to therapy. Better state regulation improves therapeutic outcomes. 

This non-invasive intervention involves listening to music one hour a day for five days that has been processed specifically to retune the nervous system (regulating state) to introduce a sense of safety and the ability to socially engage. This allows the client to better interpret not only human speech but, importantly, the emotional meaning of language. Once interpersonal interactions improve, spontaneous social behaviors and an enhanced ability to learn, self-regulate and engage are often seen.

Contact

Susan Reyland, Ph.D.

Psychotherapy, Therapy,
Counseling and Coaching
1440 Blake Street, Suite 330
Denver, CO 80202
T- (303) 941-8609
F- (214) 586-0138
srphd@SusanReyland.com