Regulate Stress & Anxiety Through Sound

The Safe & Sound Protocol helps you feel better, think better and connect better.

Learn more about Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) by watching the video below:

The Safe & Sound Protocol helps you regulate your nervous system, to decrease anxiety and stress

  • Anxiety and/or stress management

  • SSP helps emotional and nervous system regulation
  • Build connection, trust and a safe environment through co-regulation of the nervous system

  • Enables a physiological shift to align the mind and body

  • Helps accelerate lasting change and coping skills

  • For people with auditory sensitivities

  • Helps you to regulate stressors related to social situations

  • Helps people with auditory sensitivities

What is Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)?

The Safe and Sound Protocol (known as SSP) is an auditory program that was developed to help regulate the nervous system effectively, and consistently. SSP was developed by Dr. Steven Porges, of iLS. Research and experience tell us that rapid societal change and adverse life experiences are increasingly resulting in physical and mental health challenges for many people, and SSP was developed to help you respond effectively to life’s challenges, access higher learning and cognition, and build positive social relationships.

“The notion that the brain is able to change in response to stimulation, an ability known as “neuroplasticity,” is now so widely accepted it can be called fact. Unyte-iLs programs are based on this principle, providing gentle and specific stimulation in order to activate the neural pathways used in the processing of sensory information. Neuronal connections in these pathways are strengthened and new connections are established through repeated sessions of multisensory input.” – from the website

SSP offers a 5 to 15 hours auditory program, that will help you regulate your nervous system more effectively because it trains your neural network and nervous system. SSP uses music to create a sense of safety, by stimulating the vagus nerve, and calms the emotional and physiological state. This helps improve communication, stress and anxiety management, and social interactions.

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SSP Programs Offered by Kate Appleton

SSP programs are for adults or children, and are facilitated through the remote listening program. Please reach out to me through the contact page if you are interested in learning more about an SSP program. Pricing is custom to the needs of the client please inquire by identifying the services you are interested in. 

Hybrid Remote Home Program

You are able to remotely access the program, and have 3 video sessions with Kate.

100% Supported SSP Core Program

You are able to access the program either remotely or in-person and all sessions are monitored by Kate.

SSP Delivered as a 5-7 Day Retreat Program

This is the ideal method for the whole family to do together or for a rich individual “surround” experiential retreat.
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Contact Kate Appleton for SSP Program Information

The Focus System

What is the Focus System?

Information provided by iLS (

The Focus System is a clinical intervention used to improve brain function through brain and body integration via multisensory input.

The Focus System can be used in-clinic or at home, and consists of specially-treated music combined with fun movement activities, and, when ready, cognitive challenges to further activate brain networks.

Ideal for both children and adults, the Focus System includes programs for sensory & motor, concentration & attention, reading & auditory processing and more.

And with the flexibility of 60-minute or 30-minute sessions, it’s easy to implement in the office, at school or at home.

For more information about this, please contact Kate.