Safe and Sound Protocol

5 hours total intervention


The Safe and Sound Protocol™(SSP) is a portal to the social engagement system in the nervous system and it can have beneficial impacts on how your child interacts with you and the world. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the SSP is a five day auditory (listening) intervention designed to reduce stress and sensory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. By calming the stress response system in the body, the brain is opened to improved communication, emotional regulation, and new learning.

Fees include intake and evaluation, baseline and 4 weeks post SSP assessments, program design, monitoring and modification of protocol implementation as required, equipment rental, and supervision of implementation at home or school.

The protocol consists of 5 hours of intervention administered 1 hour per day for 5 days consecutively. Based on a person’s response to intervention this schedule may be modified. The administration may take up to 20 days in rare cases. Modifications to the timing of administration of the SSP are made by the administering practitioner based on a person’s response to intervention.

Subsequent 5 hours of SSP Intervention





3 hours total for up to 30 people


Adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress are impacting a majority of children and their parents. The prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress will be presented in this interactive training. The impact will be described with current research on the science of neurosequential brain development and the stress response cycle in the body.

Video examples, real life personal and professional stories, and discussion will facilitate learning and engagement.

Participants will be challenged to change their thinking about children’s behavior and begin to question not what is wrong with the children, but what happened to them. The focus will be on modifying a child’s physiology which is the cause of the behavior, not just changing the behavior.

6.5 hours total for up to 30 people


This 6.5 hour training will present the foundational information of the 3.5 hour training along with time for practice and coaching for skill development.

Specific strategies will be described that can be immediately utilized in the classroom or at home. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice strategies and games that work with the neurophysiology of behavior instead of against it. Additionally, participants will be given tools and coached through scenarios on the effective handling of children’s behavior.

Professional Learning Community Facilitation

(up to 2 hours) for up to 10 people


Building on the foundation of the 3.5 and 6.5 hour training sessions, participants will engage more deeply in the science and strategies to manage and modify physiology, change behavior, and increase academic progress. Participants will engage in a didactic session and then be asked to share and discuss examples of classroom incidents, challenges, and successes. It is recommended that Professional Learning Communities occur about every 6-8 weeks throughout a school year.

Professional Learning Community topics include:

  • Felt Safety as a Predictor of Behavior
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Positive Behavior Support and Discipline
  • Restorative Practices and Community Building
  • Resilience and Creating Hope for the Future

Parent Summits

(2 hours) for up to 20 people


Parents have the greatest impact on a child’s development, beginning from infancy and far beyond. Often parents face stressors that make connecting and relating to their children challenging, and when children engage in disruptive and harmful behavior parents may begin to feel ill equipped. Summits are designed to both educate and support parents. The host is encouraged to provide a meal during which relationships and sharing will be facilitated. Parents will then engage in an interactive session that will give them insight into the science of “why” their children are behaving in certain ways, and hope that these challenges can be overcome. Parents will be given hope when they realize that there are actions that they can take that will change children’s physiology, the ultimate cause of their behavioral challenges. The demand for compliance will be released. Parents will walk away feeling empowered and renewed. It is recommended that Parent Summits be held about every 8 weeks during the school year. Parent Summit Topics include:
  • Emotions and Behavior
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Positive Behavior Support and Discipline
  • Resilience and Hope for the Future
Parent summits may be stand-alone supports for your community or may be combined with trainings and professional learning communities. When combined, emphasis will be placed on consistency and communication between home and school and the effective utilization of tools and strategies across environments.


Consultation can occur on site or by phone/Facetime/Skype


  • Parenting support for attachment and behavioral challenges
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) consultation for family or district
  • Coaching for emotional regulation including heart rate tracking, Mightier
  • Family Peer Support Specialist

My Brain, My Body, My Behavior Curriculum

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This curriculum focuses on educating the students about their brains and bodies; building awareness of sensations, emotions, thoughts, and actions. This self-awareness, or mindfulness, empowers students to manage their behaviors and make responsible decisions. The primary goal of the curriculum is to get the students to understand the internal states that cause them to think and behave in certain ways. This approach is less confrontational, and more effective then addressing specific behaviors because it goes to the core of behavior, which is physiology. In addition, students will be encouraged to take a hopeful view of their futures and will be supported in documenting and pursuing individual hopes and dreams.

Customized Programs

Please contact us to discuss how our programs can be customized to meet your needs.

Materials presented during training sessions will be made available digitally to participants at no additional cost. Hard copies or fully assembled tools may be purchased separately.