Safe and Sound Protocol in Michigan

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a multi-session protocol using specially filtered music to help “tune” your nervous system. It works off of Dr. Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory to help keep you feeling on top of your game! It also serves as a wonderful adjunct to other therapies as the “pre-treatment” therapy.

If you’re like me and like videos better, here’s a short (ish) and simple video about the Polyvagal Theory!

Conditions treated

  • Sensory Sensitivities
  • Gastro-Intestinal Issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Executive Functioning (Smart-Brain Functioning)
  • Misophonia
  • Sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
safe and sound protocol in michigan
safe and sound protocol in michigan

How Does SSP Work?

The Safe and Sound Protocol consists of specially filtered music designed to help tune your nervous system for regulation. It trains your ears to hear specific frequencies that help train your nervous system to notice more cues of safety. This results in higher levels of felt safety for us neurodivergent folx.

The safer you feel, the less your nervous system has to mount a defense against your environment. Those defenses tend to show up as the conditions listed above as well as others. The less your nervous system has to work to defend you, the more you get to use it for the things you enjoy (or in us neurodivergent peoples’ cases, things we need to do)!

For a more comprehensive guide on how the SSP works for my neuroscience aficionados, feel free to check out this link from a fellow practitioner who gives a wonderfully thorough overview of SSP.

Safe and Sound Protocol at Home/In Clinic

SSP offers very flexible treatment options. We will develop a listening plan to listen through the 5 hour protocol either at home, in clinic, or a combination of both. I will be available, either in person, via telehealth, or “on demand” during your listening sessions depending on your specific needs.

safe and sound protocol in michigan

This allows you to best experience SSP’s effects in your most comfortable environment! In order for you to feel true safety, you need control over the 3 following aspects of treatment:

  • Context – Your Environment
  • Co-Regulation – Who Is With You
  • Choice – As Much (Or As Little) Choice As You Want In Treatment

If you choose to experience SSP in person, above is the office you’ll get to hang out with me in! Pretty cool, huh? We will work together in sessions prior to the SSP to optimize these 3 “Cs” of safety so you can get the most out of treatment whether in the office or at your home.

Safe and Sound Protocol in Michigan – Group SSP

It is also possible for listening to SSP in a group! Having co-regulation from myself as well as other groups members can help enhance your SSP experience. If you’re interested in group SSP, be sure to reach out for times at (269) 350-3470 or email and I’ll be happy to answer your questions!

Meet Your Safe and Sound Protocol Practitioner

Antonio Siciliano

Antonio Siciliano, LMSW-C

Hi! I’m Antonio, your safe and sound protocol practitioner. As a neurodivergent person (ADHD), getting my nervous system “tuned up” was definitely an interesting experience. It was so cool for me that I got trained to provide it to you!

SSP is a powerful tool that I use with many other types of therapies – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and so many others.

Let’s expand your toolbox to best address your needs with SSP!

Reach out for general info here and pricing info here!