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Revolutionize Your Organization with the Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) has been successfully integrated across practice settings along the continuum of care. From large hospital systems to community clinics, private practices, and non-profit organizations, the SSP can empower your team and help their clients thrive.


Help your clients recover faster.

The SSP is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to regulate the nervous system and build resilience.


The music of the SSP is designed to engage the vagus nerve through the neural network associated with listening.


Through evidence-based, algorithmically filtered music, the SSP shifts your client’s nervous system into safety.


This allows for the administration of therapy to a physiologically and psychologically available and receptive client.

As a clinical leader, you want to provide the best care possible to your clients, drive clinical outcomes, and support staff well-being and retention — all while maintaining or reducing costs. However, with limited time, resources, and tools, achieving this quadruple aim can be challenging for you and your team.

The SSP can help clients recover more quickly through improvements in emotional, cognitive and social functioning. By increasing client accessibility to other treatments, the SSP drives clinical change and increases reach, leading to organizational growth and greater impact.

“Medical and scientific research suggests that music and sound are some of the most effective instruments that can be used to facilitate patient recovery from surgery, trauma, and disease. … Music prompts neuroplasticity.” (Fauble, 2017)


Make a difference with the SSP.

If clients aren’t progressing or struggle to see change, it may be because their nervous system is tuned to feel unsafe.

The SSP is a revolutionary tool for organizations looking to improve their clinical outcomes and provide better care for their clients. Based on decades of research and development, the SSP can help retune the nervous system for safety and connection, moving clients into a regulated state where they can be calmer and more engaged with treatment.

The SSP is a non-invasive, non-pharmacological, integrative clinical tool. It can be delivered alongside a range of treatments and services, including individual, family, and group therapy, both in-person and remotely.

It is effective for people of all ages and backgrounds, and can be used across settings and disciplines, including mental health, physical rehabilitation, education, coaching, and more.

Empower your clinicians to help as many people as possible, as efficiently as possible.

Leading a clinical team is a significant responsibility. With the SSP, you can position your organization as a leader in integrative health and nervous system solutions by staying current with the latest advances in neuroscience, updating staff knowledge and empowering your team with an evidence-based paradigm for nervous system health.

Benefits for Organizations:

  • Improve clinical outcomes by reducing the effects of trauma and stress on your clients.
  • Improve client experience through a passive and non-invasive listening therapy that can be used at any time during a client’s journey to better health and well-being.
  • Improve provider well-being by helping your providers regulate their nervous systems.
  • Reduce costs by shortening the length of stay and optimizing the time with clients through a low-cost, high-impact tool.
  • Grow your organization by differentiating your offering with a cutting-edge nervous system solution that drives change.

Not one therapy or the other, but working together.

The SSP works with other therapies and acts passively on the autonomic nervous system, meaning that beyond listening, the client does not have to “do” anything to experience the benefits.

By helping to regulate the nervous system, the SSP makes it easier for clients to engage in other therapies, including mental health treatment, education, body work, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

For organizations, the SSP is an integrative tool that complements other treatments and modalities, providing a safe and welcomed respite from more intense therapies.


How the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) Became Key to Capstone’s Treatment Plans for Young Men

“SSP is now a standard part of what we do with every client.”

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Delivered by

Occupational Therapists
Social Workers
Nurse Practitioners
Physical Therapists
And more

Works well with

Somatic Experiencing®
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Play Therapy
Body Work
Sensory Integration
Behavioral Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
And more

Enhances treatment for

Eating Disorders
Sensory Processing Differences
And more

Backed by Clinical Trials and Real World Evidence

In addition to decades of research on Polyvagal Theory, the SSP is backed by many clinical trials, with publications in leading journals including Frontiers in Pediatrics, The International Journal of Psychophysiology, the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, and the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

These include two randomized controlled trials showed significant improvement in autonomic nervous system regulation, including:

  • Increased auditory processing
  • Reduced auditory sensitivity
  • Improved emotional control
  • Vagal regulation of the heart

There are also several developing clinical trials with promising early results on a variety of conditions and populations, including PTSD, Ehler Danlos Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, Autism, anxiety, early intervention, and more. Publications expected in the coming year.

The SSP is also supported by a growing body of real world evidence, informed by assessments data, case studies, and surveys.

Join the movement to advance the evidence for bottom-up and integrative therapy!

As an organizational partner with Unyte, you have the opportunity to participate in research projects and clinical evolution of the SSP. In addition to support for research design, data collection and analysis, Unyte facilitates clinical-research partnerships that aid in the development of evidence for nervous system solutions.

Learn more about the science behind the SSP →

New Release: White Paper

Nervous system regulation through listening: The science and applications

In this white paper, we dive into the profound impact of music-based interventions, sound therapies and listening therapies.

In an exploration of science, clinical research and real-world evidence, we aim to enrich your familiarity with bottom-up therapies and how they can complement traditional, top-down approaches to create holistic healing strategies grounded in physiological safety and autonomic regulation.

Fill out the form to view the white paper:

We’re here to support you.

Our team of experts will help you integrate nervous system solutions into your organization, providing training, mentorship and support every step of the way.

In addition to on-demand and live staff training with ongoing clinical mentorship, we provide support for grant submissions or funding requests, evidence briefs, case studies, and outcomes measurement solutions. 

We’ll work with you to understand your unique needs and clinical and operational challenges, and develop a customized plan that meets your goals and budget.

We offer flexible plans with graded support, and will come alongside you to design and implement the right solution for your organization.

Hear what our providers have to say

Watch as Deirdre Stewart, Vice President of Trauma Resolution Services, shares her experience with the SSP at Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, a leading national provider in Wickenburg, Arizona.

The SSP guides the nervous system to a place of safety, resulting in:
Better emotional regulation
“My client is significantly more at ease and they are able to connect without getting overwhelmed.”
More engagement in therapy
“My client seems to be much more present and they haven’t skipped a session in months!”
Improved therapeutic outcomes
“My client has improved leaps and bounds. They are connecting in a way I’ve never seen before.”

“[The SSP] has allowed me to work with clients, children and adults, through a very short period of time and achieve results that normally would take me six months or more in a regular therapeutic process.”

— Ana do Valle, OTR, SEP

How we work with organizations

Needs Assessments and Goal Setting

  • Identify and prioritize clinical needs, alongside potential hurdles to successful delivery
  • Discuss organizational goals and clinical outcomes expected from implementation.

Delivery Design

  • Bridge the clinical and the operational elements of implementation through expert consultation, working holistic with your organization from administrators to clinical leaders. 

Education and Training*

  • Participate in on-demand and live training developed by leading clinicians, researchers and thought-leaders nervous system health and sound therapy.  *approved CEU course for many providers.

Clinical Mentorship

  • Access ongoing support for your clinical team through an embodied learning experience that enhances readiness for delivery, followed by continuous mentorship and case support to improve provider confidence in delivery.

Measurement Support

  • Measure the impact of the SSP through virtual research coordination and administrative support, data processing, interpretation and visualization, outcomes tracking and technical information systems integration

Additional Support Services

  • Dedicated Success Manager to assist and guide in day-to-day delivery and operations.
  • Periodic business reviews to discuss progress and areas for growth.
  • Marketing support and co-branded materials for education of the SSP to your clients.

Trusted by professionals worldwide


certified SSP providers in more than 70 countries


kids and adults helped


modalities practiced in tandem with the SSP, including EMDR, SE™, IFS and more


SSP listening sessions delivered in the past year


of active providers use the SSP with 10+ clients


of active providers use the SSP with 5+ clients

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How the SSP is delivered

The client experiences the SSP by listening through over-the-ear headphones, connected to the Unyte-iLs app.


The clinician manages client access and monitors listening on the MyUnyte platform.


Assessments are administered directly on the MyUnyte platform to evaluate client readiness and monitor changes.


The SSP provider monitors their client’s response, and titrates the delivery of the SSP program.


Each SSP program includes 5 hours of filtered music, typically delivered in 15- to 30-minute listening sessions over several weeks.


Clients who participate in the SSP find themselves more open and accessible to other treatments, and more engaged in the therapeutic process.


Powered by the MyUnyte Platform and the Unyte-iLs Smartphone App

  • Manage, track and report on clients’ listening sessions from the all-in-one MyUnyte platform.

  • Administer intake forms and assessments, such as the Body Perception Questionnaire, BBCSS, GAD-7, NPSS, PCL-5, and more.

  • Access a vast library of resources and training designed to support your continued delivery.


Are you ready to revolutionize your services with the power of the Safe and Sound Protocol? Schedule a consultation with our organization solutions experts today.

“Medical and scientific research suggests that music and sound are some of the most effective instruments that can be used to facilitate patient recovery from surgery, trauma, and disease. … Music prompts neuroplasticity.” (Fauble, 2017)

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