Safe and Sound Protocol™ is a passive pathway intervention that boosts or accelerates the effectiveness of other active pathway therapies, including psychotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy. 

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges and based on the Polyvagal Theory, the Safe and Sound Protocol™ (SSP) is a five-day, one-hour per day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience.  The intervention uses prosodic vocal music that has been filtered to train the middle ear muscles to focus in on the frequency envelop of human speech.  Once human speech is properly perceived, the portal to social engagement has been opened.  SSP assists in calming the physiological and emotional state which leads to improved communication and more successful therapy.


The SSP is a research-based therapy showing significant results in just five days in the following areas:

  • Social and emotional difficulties

  • Auditory sensitivities 

    • Including Hyperacusis and Misophonia

  • Anxiety and trauma related challenges 

    • Including sleep difficulties, gut problems (IBS), Hypertension, Chronic pain, Vasovagal syncope, "Self-medicating", emotional dysregulation

  • Inattention

  • Stressors that impact social engagement  

 Safe and Sound Protocol™ Digital Interventions are administered at home on Android and iOS devices.  You will need over-the-ear headphones for the best results.  


Out-of-Pocket Cost:

$250.00 - Per Five-Day Digital Intervention for Non-Established Clients

     $100.00 - Per Five-Day Digital Intervention for Established Clients 

If interested in completing the Digital Safe and Sound Protocol™ at home and you are physically in North Carolina or Arizona, please contact me for more details.  

If you are in another state, please complete this form to be matched with a Unyte-iLs Safe and Sound Provider in your area. 



Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist; Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor; Neurobiologically-informed Private Practitioner; Certified in Social Work Practice with the Deaf & Hard of Hearing; Animal Informed Social Worker​; Clinical Supervisor; National Public Speaker; Safe and Sound Protocol Provider; LAMP Trainer  

Jessica Holton, PLLC

740 SE Greenville Blvd.

Suite 400-208

Greenville, NC 27858



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