The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

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Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

Traumatic events rewire your autonomic nervous system (ANS)—keeping survivors in a physiological state of fear and protection. This makes safety, connection with others, and healing difficult if not impossible for some.

Bonnie Barclay, LCSW, uses the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) as an adjunct to EMDR Therapy to help clients find their way back to safety.

How? By leveraging the revolutionary tools and insight from the Polyvagal Theory.

Completion of this program allows clients to feel safe enough to the do the brave work of trauma healing, EMDR therapy .

Learn more: Polyvagal Theory and How Trauma Impacts the Body Click Here

Bonnie Barclay, LCSW offers both a traditional weekly approach to EMDR therapy as well as an Intensive EMDR Program.

What is the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)?

The Safe and Sound Protocol is an evidence-based therapeutic tool developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, founder of the Polyvagal Theory. Based on years of research, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five-hour therapeutic listening intervention designed to support the client’s emotional regulation and neuroception (i.e. sense of one’s safety). This therapy resets the nervous system and returns it to safety, enhancing social engagement and resilience.

This approach is designed to work with other therapeutic approaches and modalities, including EMDR. The SSP features specially filtered music that stimulates the vagus nerve. This therapy has demonstrated significant benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences, and much more.

Bonnie Barclay, LCSW, is a certified SSP provider. The SSP is meant to be used in combination with and enhance your existing therapy approach. This program can be administered in-office, at home, or remotely through our digital delivery platform. An individualized program will be developed following an initial assessment and ongoing monitoring of each client’s response and needs to successfully complete the program.

Are you ready to feel better, calmer?

Are you ready to respond effectively to life’s challenges, replacing emotionally charged reactivity with controlled responsiveness and resilience?

Ready to learn more? Set up a consultation call today.