safe and sound protocol
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The Safe and Sound Protocol, developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, is a five-day intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing capacity for social engagement and emotional resilience. The SSP is a gentle, non-invasive therapy, that involves listening to a specially formulated sequence of filtered music for one hour on five consecutive days. The music has been designed specifically to re-tune the nervous system which activates a sense of safety. This allows children to better interpret not only human speech, but, importantly, the emotional meaning of language. The SSP is a research-based therapy that can benefit both children (as young as 2) and adults. The SSP shows significant results in:

• Anxiety and trauma related challenges
• Social and emotional difficulties
• Auditory sensitivities

Following successful completion of the intervention, children will be better able to:

• Focus and be more present in school, therapy, and everyday life
• Experience a more settled emotional and physiological state
• Improved ability to regulation emotions and engage socially

 We run the SSP programs for children and adults, online and in-person across various locations in the school holiday period. Please call for details or follow us on social media. 

a smiling boy with art materials, and a doll's house full of toys
A smiling boy with art materials

See the following video from Integrated Listening Systems to learn more about the SSP:

Pricing and Locations

The cost for the entire SSP intervention (5 sessions) is $1,260, which includes outcome measurement documents and follow up.

Due to demand, payment is required at time of booking.

We are happy to directly invoice self-managed NDIS clients, NDIS plan managers, or via NDIA Portal.

The SSP Program runs every school holiday in different locations, please check our social media for program dates.

“My child has LOVED attending his therapy sessions at Expressive Therapy SA with Rana. Since starting therapy my child has shown significant improvement with their mental health and only has some bad days now rather than most.”

“The best thing about working with Paula is that I really like her and she understands me.”


“Very happy with the sessions and how they are run! My child can’t wait to go every week and I feel they are helping them.”

“Overall a very positive and enriching experience.”

– Parent Southern suburbs.

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Adelaide CBD
Level 2 147 Currie St
Adelaide 5000

Unihealth Playford
250/252 Curtis Road
Munno Para SA 5115

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