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SSP (Safe and Sound Protocol) 

Serving Southeast Michigan and the greater Ann Arbor area. Virtual appointments available for residents of Michigan and Tennessee. 

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Your life is meant for more than just surviving! 

Your body is your best guide.

It constantly tells you, in the form of pain, pleasure, or sensation, what is working for you and what is not.

- Hina Hashmi

What is the Safe and Sound Protocol?

The SSP interrupts chronic states of nervous system defense by stimulating the neural networks associated with listening.

 

 

 

It uses algorithmically filtered music focused on the frequency range of the human voice that alters the way sounds are interpreted.

 

 

It ushers the nervous system out of a defensive (fight, flight or freeze) state and into a socially engaged (ventral vagal) state.

 

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The Safe and Sound Protocol is an evidence-based therapeutic tool intended to reset the nervous system and return it to safety. Designed to work with other therapeutic approaches and modalities, the SSP features specially filtered music that stimulates the vagus nerve.

 

Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences, and much more.

Watch the video below to see what the research says about SSP.

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Next Steps:

  • Reach out to Brooke at dreamingtreecounseling.llc@gmail.com to schedule a free twenty minute consultation to further discuss treatment options!

  • Schedule a ninety minute evaluation with Brooke to determine if SSP is the best fit for your specific needs. 

  • Develop a personalized treatment plan and decided which  options works best for you and your schedule. 

  • Schedule your intake session with Brooke and hold your spot with a nonrefundable $250 deposit payment. 

  • Receive paperwork via email to complete prior to your session. 

What to Expect from Your SSP Experience

Your Role

As the listener, all that is required of you during a session is to simply listen to the music and to let your provider know of feelings or sensations, whether emotional or physical, that may arise.

Your provider may also have you engage in light activity during your listening sessions, such as stretches, breathing exercises, or drawing. Be sure to stay in close communication with your provider, so they can adjust your listening plan to suit your needs.

Your Provider's Role

Your certified provider will be your guide along your SSP journey. They are trained to make sure that you are ready even before you start listening to the music, and will recommend an individualized listening plan for you. They will provide education, answer all your questions and prepare you for all that you may experience once you begin.

During the listening, they will monitor your progress and make sure you are not completing the program too quickly or too slowly. They will support and work with you to find the right pace and conditions for the optimal listening experience for you.

If you are a parent or caregiver, you may be the primary listening partner for your child. Follow your provider’s instructions for what activities to do and how to guide your child. 

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