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Five Hours of Listening

Long-Lasting Impact

Tunes that Retune

The Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a powerful listening therapy designed to help regulate the nervous system, so you can better connect with yourself, others and the world around you.

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What can the SSP help me with?

▸  Alleviate symptoms of Depression and Anxiety 
▸  Decrease symptoms related to trauma
▸  Improve emotional control
▸  Improve mood
▸  Improve sleep
▸  Improve sensory processing
▸  Better nervous system regulation
▸  Increase resiliency

And so much more!

The Safe and Sound Protocol is the only practical application of Polyvagal Theory.

It is designed to improve sound sensitivities and auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through specially filtered music that stimulates the vagus nerve.

 

The nervous system uses tone of voice as one way to determine safety. Different frequencies of sound communicate different information to the nervous system. Low frequencies are associated with sounds of life threat and danger, while high frequencies (like a siren wailing) communicate alert.

The SSP trains the middle ear muscles to tune in to cues of safety signaled by the frequencies of the human voice, which stimulates the social engagement system through the neural network associated with listening. When the tone and prosody of the human voice can be better processed, it can provide signals of safety and calm to the nervous system. Suddenly, cues of safety exist in the voices of friends and family.

 

Once a sense of security is achieved, emotional resilience and nervous system regulation are possible.

Trauma, chronic stress, and even a history of ear infections can retune the autonomic nervous system toward chronic states of defense (fight, flight, freeze, or collapse). An embodied sense of safety may feel unreachable when stuck in chronic security conditions. You may feel constantly on edge, anxious, easily triggered, on high alert, foggy, frozen, or shut down.

The SSP allows for the repatterning of neural networks and improved regulation of the autonomic nervous system for lasting change.

Ready to find out if you are a candidate?

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Interrupt Old Patterns

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

Feel Safer

The SSP uses algorithmically filtered music focused on the human voice's frequency range that alters how sounds are interpreted.

Connect Better

Guide the nervous system out of a defense state (flight/fight/freeze/collapse) and into a socially engaged state. 

INTRODUCING

Safe and Sound Protocol

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The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a powerful listening therapy designed to help regulate the nervous system so you can better connect with yourself, others, and the world around you. The SSP is an evidence-based program to help reset your nervous system and return it to safety in the aftermath of trauma or chronic stress.

Find out if you are a candidate for SSP!

LET'S DIG INTO THE DETAILS

Here's how we will do it...

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Assessment and Intake

Free assessment to find out if you qualify for the program here

If you are a candidate, you will receive a detailed intake to develop a listening plan specifically tailored to your nervous system needs. 

Live Onboarding Sessions

Learn everything you will need to know to fully participate in the SSP

A live onboarding session is required for each and every participant in order to ensure a smooth delivery process.

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In depth video lessons

Education on the entire SSP process

Each video will give you step by step instructions to make the most of your SSP journey. 

The Playlists

The heart of the protocol

Access to the SSP dashboard and Unyte-iLs app, which includes five hours of listening to the CORE program, as well as unlimited access to the BALANCE and CONNECT playlists, for the duration of your protocol. 

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Community and co-regulation

Fully immerse yourself in the protocol, and interact with others

Access a private forum to stay connected with your SSP cohort. Discover the magic of co-regulation.

You also have access to...

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OPTIONAL PRIVATE SESSIONS

1:1 Sessions for further nervous system regulation with SSP certified provider, Emily Paulson

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Support Meetings

The SSP includes access to a supportive community of women

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BALANCE PLAYLISTS

6 weeks of music you can use to integrate further. 

Ready to begin? 

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Is this Protocol Effective?

Yes!

The effectiveness of the SSP has been proven in a wide range of studies, including clinical trials involving children with autism, along with numerous case studies demonstrating effectiveness with emotional regulation, trauma, anxiety, and more. Research has begun on how the SSP can affect the impact of long COVID.

The SSP is designed to work in tandem with other therapeutic approaches and modalities, and results may vary. While some people notice effects immediately, others may take up to eight weeks to experience full benefits.

Read a few case studies HERE

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Your Certified SSP Provider

I'm Emily, and I'm looking forward to showing you the benefits of the SSP!

I have personally experienced the incredible benefits of the Safe and Sound Protocol, and I'm thrilled to be able to share it with others. As a Certified SSP practitioner, I'm qualified to deliver the Protocol to members of Sober Mom Squad. I only work with women who have been free from mind-altering substances for at least 30 days, and I only deliver the SSP remotely. To make sure that the group protocol is a good fit for you, I'll ask you to complete an in-depth assessment in order to get to know you and your circumstances better. If the group option isn't right for you, don't worry! I can help you find other methods for SSP participation. Please reach out with any questions!

HAVE A QUESTION?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I NEED TO DETOX, IS THIS GROUP FOR ME?"
    If you are in need of medical detox or are experiencing medical withdrawal, you must speak to your doctor or call 911.
  • DO I HAVE TO SPEAK OR SHOW MY FACE IN MEETUPS?
    Never! Sharing is always optional, as is showing your face.
  • WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE THE MEETUPS LIVE?
    Due to privacy, we are not recording virtual meetups. We have a variety of times available, but please contact us if there is a time that would be ideal for you! We have general sobriety support meetings each day, as well as affinity meetings. We will be adding more meeting times as the demand for them increases. The community and other resources will always be accessible 24/7
  • WHAT IF I DON'T IDENTIFY AS SOBER OR AM JUST SOBER CURIOUS?
    We would love to have you. We all started our journey somewhere! We are all like minded in the sense that alcohol and substances are not required accessories to motherhood! However, we do not “teach” moderation, our ultimate message is that alcohol free life is a better life.
  • WHAT IF I'VE BEEN TRYING TO QUIT DRINKING FOR YEARS, AM NOT SURE IF I WANT TO STOP FOREVER, AM STILL DRINKING/USING, OR HAVE A SLIP OR "RELAPSE"?"
    Even more reason for you to need a community of moms who understand. You cannot share during meetings while actively under the influence, however, and we will not teach members how to moderate alcohol. Rather, we will show you how to live a life that makes alcohol small and irrelevant. Wherever you are on your journey toward the ultimate goal of alcohol free life, you are welcome here.
  • ARE THE MEETUPS RECOVERY MEETINGS?
    Our virtual meetups are not AA, or NA or SMART recovery or any other organized program. The focus of our meetups is connection, female empowerment, and joyful motherhood. This is a group of moms trudging through motherhood together, and desiring an alcohol free life through it all. We welcome people from all recovery modalities, practices, religions, colors, shapes, and sizes! We are open, and inclusive. If you are a mom (or mom to be) navigating the sober or sober-curious lifestyle, we are here for you.
  • WHAT ABOUT OTHER SUBSTANCES/DRUGS?
    We have moms in recovery from many different types of substances, you are welcome here! We also do not take a personal stance on drug use, just as we do not take a personal stance on alcohol use, but we do not allow conversation in our meetings or community encouraging others to use substances, or to promote your use of them. Our meetings are focused on living alcohol free.
  • TALK TO ME ABOUT PRIVACY!
    Though only members have access, we can't guarantee your privacy if you chose to show your face and use your name. If you are concerned, keep your video off and don't use your real name.
  • WHAT’S YOUR CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY?
    You can cancel your membership anytime, but there are no refunds. Contact us if you need help cancelling. You can read the Terms and Conditions here.
  • WHY IS THIS A PAID SERVICE?
    All recovery organizations require money to flow through them to operate, we are no different! The platform, labor, human resources that go into making Sober Mom Squad run are not free. We are also a financial supporter of the SHE RECOVERS Foundation Conferences (Miami and Chicago). In addition, we believe in paying women for the work they are trained for. Because we charge a membership fee, we can offer scholarships to anyone with financial need. Contact us for more info! We will always offer our free resources like our Wednesday meeting (sign up here!)
  • I CAN'T AFFORD THIS, OR KNOW SOMEONE ELSE WHO CAN'T, DO YOU HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS?"
    Yes! We offer scholarships! Contact us!
  • WHAT IS THE SOBER MOM SQUAD AND HOW DO I JOIN?
    We are a community for moms who are sober or exploring an alcohol free life! find out more at join.sobermomsquad.com!
  • CAN I MAKE A DONATION?
    Yes! https://sobermomsquad.ck.page/products/sms-scholarships

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