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Safe and Sound Protocol

A digital listening-based programme

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) helps people feel safe and close to others by making their nervous system feel calm.

How SSP works

SSP uses special music to help you relax. This music makes your nervous system feel better by working with a special nerve called the vagus nerve.

The vagus nerve helps control our feelings, heart, and breathing. When you feel calm, you can connect better with others and focus on what you’re doing.

You listen to the music through headphones for about an hour each day for five days. You can sit or lie down in a quiet place while listening. You can do this with a therapist or at home if a trained person helps you.


SSP is great for children and young people who have special needs or emotional challenges.

  • Less stress and worry: SSP helps the nervous system feel calm, which can make kids feel less stressed and worried.
  • Better with others: SSP helps kids feel safe and close to others, making it easier for them to make friends and enjoy being with people.
  • More focus: When kids are calm, they can pay attention to their schoolwork and other tasks better.
  • Good at handling emotions: SSP helps kids learn how to control their feelings, making them feel happier and healthier.
  • Simple and gentle: SSP is easy to use and doesn’t need any medicine or hard steps. It’s a great choice for kids and their families.

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