Mosaic Journey with SSP

Mosaic Journey with SSP

What is the Mosaic Journey?

The Mosaic Journey is a 7-part exploration using color, sound, art, Yoga movements, personal narrative, co-regulation, and soul-exploration to create transformation and nervous system regulation. Utilizing the Safe and Sound Protocol (see below) with trauma informed co-regulation and support from Katie McClain, SEP, it provides a powerful entry point / preparation for deeper therapeutic work should that be desired by the client (or their therapist).

The Mosaic Journey is inspired by the work of Ana doValle, OTR, SEP, Anthroposophical Counselor and enhances the SSP by following a sequence that connects body, mind, and soul. With this process, we are creating higher resilience to stress, more flexibility in the nervous system plus: embodiment, empowerment, coherence, and flow.

This unique and gentle exploration is available to individuals, couples, and families. I highly recommend this process for clients participating in a dyad: parent/child, couples, or other family groupings. It is a wonderful opportunity for uninterrupted co-regulation time between family members with the support of a skilled somatic practitioner (myself).

Some of the growth/shifts facilitated by the Mosaic Journey are improved social engagement, more connection and eye contact, less fighting, less overwhelm, and more ease. It can help lesson anxiety and depression, create more capacity and resilience, and improve issues with auditory sensitivity.

The Mosaic Journey is done in my office in Los Angeles. Fees are based on my hourly rate of $125. Payment plans available. For more information, click here. I offer this service to personal clients and work with other therapists to offer this to their clients. Get in Touch.


What is the SSP?

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP), is a five-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more successful therapy.

The SSP uses the auditory system as a portal to the vagus complex, which controls our physiological state. Once physiological state is regulated, we can accelerate or enhance subsequent therapy.

The SSP is a research-based therapy showing significant results in the following areas:

  • Anxiety and trauma related challenges
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Stressors that impact social engagement
  • Inattention
  • Auditory sensitivities

Emotional and physiological state are critical to how we approach the task at hand. So when you have better state control, not only can you be more socially engaged, you are more open to therapy. Better state regulation improves therapeutic outcomes.

This non-invasive intervention involves listening to music that has been processed specifically to retune the nervous system (regulating state) to introduce a sense of safety and the ability to socially engage. This allows the client to better interpret not only human speech, but, importantly, the emotional meaning of language. Once interpersonal interactions improve, spontaneous social behaviors and an enhanced ability to learn, self-regulate and engage are often seen.

As a certified SSP Practitioner and certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, I am trained to provide the delivery of this protocol to individuals of various ages: children, adolescents, and adults can all be supported with this intervention.