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Safe & Sound

Vagus nerve stimulation program for children

Nervous System Regulation 

The nervous system is at the center of balancing the whole body.  Nothing can be right if the nervous system is stuck in a state of 

"fight or flight", also known as sympathetic overdrive.

The nervous system is connected to the gut, the brain, and plays a role in every system in the body.  

What is it?

Safe & Sound is a listening program developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the author of the polyvagal theory.  

Through his research, he identified specific sound frequencies that stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to induce a state of calm, rest, digest, and healing,  

Many methods of nervous system regulation are difficult for children to do... like meditation or visualization exercises.  

This program involves listening to specific  frequencies to induce a state of safety as means to balance the nervous system and allow the body to heal. 

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Who is a good candidate?

Arguably, everyone.  But definitely if your child or loved one has any of the following conditions:

  • History of trauma

  • History of long hospital stays or medical interventions

  • Gut-related imbalances

  • Constipation

  • Reflux

  • Delayed gastric emptying

  • Neurological imbalances

  • Sensory processing disorder

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • Food refusal

  • Food allergies or sensitivities 

  • Failure to thrive 

The Polyvagal Theory

The Polyvagal Theory, developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, proposes that the vagus nerve, a major nerve in the body, plays a crucial role in regulating our physiological and psychological responses to stress and social interactions. According to the theory, the vagus nerve has evolved over time to have three distinct branches, each associated with different behavioral states.

1. Social Engagement System: The theory suggests that the ventral vagal complex, a part of the vagus nerve, is responsible for promoting feelings of safety and connection. When activated, it facilitates social engagement behaviors like facial expressions, vocalizations, and the ability to connect with others.

2. Fight or Flight Response: The sympathetic nervous system, which is associated with the body's fight-or-flight response, is activated in situations of perceived danger or threat. This response prepares the body to either confront the threat or flee from it.

3. Shutdown Response: The theory proposes that when the ventral vagal complex is unable to regulate the fight-or-flight response effectively, or when the threat is overwhelming, the body may enter a shutdown state characterized by immobilization, dissociation, or disconnection from the environment.

The Polyvagal Theory provides a framework for understanding how our nervous system responds to various stressors and social interactions. By recognizing these different physiological states, individuals and healthcare professionals can develop strategies to promote feelings of safety and connection, leading to improved emotional regulation and overall well-being.

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What are the details?

Length of time: 

  • There is no required length of time, listening can happen for a few minutes a day up to 1 hr per day


  • $250 for one year access 


  • Ability to wear headphones for at least a few minutes at a time

  • Ages: ideal for children of any age 


  • This program may not be suitable for certain children that have a history of seizures 

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"This program allowed my son to get to a place where he could tolerate supplements and allow him to make significant changes in his gut health.  I would absolutely recommend this program!"

Sean, CA

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