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Summer SSP

Hooray! Summer is here!  

School is out, the pace is slower. Your summer may feel full with family plans and memory making but there is also a sense of freedom and space that make it the perfect time to calm our children’s nervous system.  


Join Us!

If your children are leaving the school year feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, overstimulated, depressed and anxious, this is a cue to us from their nervous system that it is out of the safe and connected zone known as the Ventral Vagal parasympathetic state. The Safe and Sound Program can help maximize that summer safe zone and get them back on track!

What is SSP?

The Safe and Sound Program is an acoustic program that has a global effect on the brain and nervous system via the inner ear.  It is an evidence-based therapeutic tool designed by Dr. Stephen Porges, a world renowned researcher and neuroscientist, to reset the nervous system.  As their brain and body connection becomes more organized and less stressed as the program progresses, they can better process and interact with the world around them and become more confident, happy and engaged.  


This practical application of the Polyvagal theory is designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation and social engagement behaviors through specially filtered music by specific layers of musical prosody.  

By listening to the music in the Safe and Sound Protocol, in an organized and tailored process, it will bring your child’s nervous system back to the calm and connected safe zone. 

MereAnn and Carrie will be there step by step along the way to help gently and safely guide your child back into the physiological state that is conducive to improved stress resilience, improved emotional and behavioral regulation by allow the brain to pattern organized thought and increase the ability to process information taken in, and appropriately decide what to do to convey thoughts and feelings outwardly.  


The Safe and Sound Program focuses on the impact of behavior based on what is happening within the body and nervous system regarding a sense of safety, danger or perceived threat.  SSP is simple and effective.  The auditory program is broken down into segments over a personalized timeframe.  For our summer SSP program, this will be 8 weeks in length, customized to each member. 

Benefits of SSP

By helping your child access this new grounded state of mind, things can shift for your child. 

You can see changes and improvements if your child struggles with the following (and more!)


  • Anxiety

  • Auditory Processing 

  • Auditory Sensitivities

  • Behavioral regulation and resilience

  • Emotional difficulties

  • Inattention and focus

  • Physical coordination and balance

  • PTSD

  • Reading

  • Sleep

  • Social difficulties

  • Speech

  • Stressors that impact social engagement

  • Trauma

Who is Stephen Porges? 

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland.

Program Offerings 

What the Summer SSP Program Offers

July 2nd - August 28th


  • Unlimited access to the Safe & Sound Protocol customized to fit the needs of your child.

  • Themed weekly Zoom check-ins for Q+A, problem solving, inspiration and connection with other parents

  • Special workshop on attachment and regulation

  • Essential oil blend to regulate the nervous system

  • (4) needle-free acupuncture treatments (Shonishin) customized for your child and their nervous system regulation

  • Gentle acupressure support via adhesive Ear Seeds

  • 1:1 support (text/email) with your SSP guide, Carrie or MereAnn 


MereAnn Reid and Carrie Crimin are both certified and trained providers in offering the Safe and Sound Protocol, an acoustic vagus nerve stimulator, based on the Polyvagal Theory by Dr. Stephen Porges. Through this auditory program, we are able to help clients access a physiological state conducive to well-being, positive engagement with others, and organized learning.  SSP also supports existing therapies that may already be in place for your child.


By blending our expertise and experience, we can support your child and your family to get back on track in a fun and engaging way.


Cost:  $895 for all 8 weeks or divided into 2 payments


Email for more information:

Carrie Crimin, RN, L.Ac. •

MereAnn Reid, MA, LPC • 

Request a Call to see if the SSP Immersion is right for your child.

Any dates when you'll be away and unable to join online group sessions? This helps us plan parents dates during the series. We ask parents to attend at least 4 of the 8 online support sessions. Answer YES if you can commit to joining us for at least 4 online workshops/Q+A sessions July 2 August 28. The SSP is portable!

What questions or hopes do you have about this program? Every family gets a FREE consult call to answer your questions and be sure the program is a good fit for your child's needs.

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MereAnn Reid

MereAnn Reid is a child therapist and parent coach. She’s the founder of Raising Family Resilience, a parenting series focused on easing transitions, boosting cooperation, and the brain science behind BIG behaviors. She loves supporting smart, resourceful parents who want to feel more connected to their kids—without losing themselves! More about MereAnn’s work:


Carrie Crimin

Carrie is a pediatric nurse and licensed acupuncturist who specializes in pediatrics and families.  She is the owner of Little Owl Medicine,, a private practice, and serves families with a wide range of health needs. She loves integrating multiple modalities and blending Eastern and Western Medicine to provide the best outcomes for children and their families.

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