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Summer SSP

Hooray! Summer is on the way!  When school is out, the pace is slower. Your summer may feel full with family plans and memory making but the sense of freedom and space inherent in summer days make it the perfect time to calm our children’s nervous system.  


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If your children are leaving the school year feeling overwhelmed, dysregulated, depressed or 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!

MereAnn Reid LPC, RPT & Carrie Crimin, RN, L.Ac. have joined forces to deliver this powerful program utilizing their combined and unique specialties. Both MereAnn and Carrie have separately helped many families benefit from the Safe and Sound Program and realized the greater impact they could have on families by working together.  This is now the second summer that they are offering Summer SSP together and feel like the coaching and education MereAnn provides alongside the health and whole body support that Carrie provides is unparalleled. We look forward to meeting you and helping your family!

The Safe and Sound Program is

therapeutic musical program rooted in neurobiology. It 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 

Details for the Summer SSP Program

June 25th - August 13th


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

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

  • One joint live Q+A with both MereAnn and Carrie

  • Special workshop on attachment and regulation

  • Essential oil roller blend to regulate the nervous system

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

  • ADD ON: (4) needle-free acupuncture treatments (Shonishin) customized for your child and their nervous system regulation and gentle acupressure support via adhesive Ear Seeds with Carrie - $200. (if recommended, individually prescribed herbs are a separate cost)

  • ADD ON:  Individual parent coaching session with MereAnn - $150 for a 50 minute session or $300 for two sessions. This is over a $100 savings from current coaching sessions with 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:  $800 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.

We ask parents to attend at least 6 of the 8 online support sessions. Answer YES if you can commit to joining us for at least 6 online workshops/Q+A sessions June 25th - August 13th. Summer SSP is portable and can fit into your travel plans!!

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.

Pament Options

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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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