Introduction

The Mosaic Journey with SSP Group Experiential is a 7-week, multi-sensory journey designed to support you in moving through stuck patterns, anxiety, worry, depression and more. The main anchor of this program is the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) which is an auditory and therapeutic intervention utilizing treated popular or classical music. In the Mosaic Journey, I’ve added special enhancements and guidance: a personalized ‘life mandala’, revealing art prompts, symbolic movements, and other healing elements. The enhancements are a combination of my own experience/inspiration and the SEGAN Method developed by Ana DoValle.

In this multi-part exploration using color, sound, art, movement, personal narrative, co-regulation, and soul-exploration you’ll have the opportunity to create positive transformation and increased nervous system regulation. Utilizing the Safe and Sound Protocol along with trauma informed co-regulation and support from myself and your group-mates, it is possible to experience a powerful and spiritual transformation. 

Each listening session follows a thematic ‘heroes journey’. The process reveals patterns and helps connect us deeply to our essential self so that we can bring gentle support to aspects of us that have been left behind, forgotten, or frozen in a troubling experience or time of life. Hidden patterns, sense memories, and painful experiences will be revealed and processed during this gentle guided process.

As your guide, I offer Somatic Experiencing (SE), TIST-Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment (somatic parts work), and Somatic Touch expertise plus many years of client experience to support you in this transformative journey.

Within this small group, you will listen to the SSP Classical Flow playlist on your own headphones and smart device while we are all together in private Zoom meetings. Each listening session will include art and other processes that enhance the listening. The timing of all will be guided and supported by me and will ensure that you are not taken beyond your capacity at any point. The SSP music is designed to bring a sense of safety and comfort and can also reveal past experiences that are ready to be healed. I’ll gently support you in processing these memories, emotions, and sensations using SE, TIST, and Intentional Touch.

How the SSP Supports Clients

Clients have a wide range of experiences with the Safe and Sound Protocol. While each experience is unique, I’ve seen results from clients such as these listed below. Please remember when reading this list that your results may vary:

  • New or increased sense of feeling grounded, present, and/or embodied
  • Increased desire and comfort with social connection
  • Connection with the: observer self / wise mind / adult self / current age self / higher self… which results in the ability to really notice, ‘unblend’, and be compassionate with wounded parts of the self
  • Painful experiences/memories/parts of self arise from recent or distant past to be understood and gently processed
  • Reduced symptoms of anxiety, worry, depression
  • Improvement in sensory issues
  • Improvements in sleep, body awareness and gastrointestinal function

This Program is For You if

  • You are committed and active in creating change in your health and well-being
  • You have extensive experience with personal somatic and/or body-based therapeutic work
  • You understand embodiment practices and actively work to increase your capacity in this area
  • You have experience with tracking sensations and/or other patterns of activation/dysregulation
  • You have at least one safe-enough human or animal as emotional support in your life
  • You live in a safe-enough (non-dangerous) environment
  • You have participated in group classes or other group experiences in the past
  • You’re not actively struggling with an addiction(s), DID, Bipolar, BPD or other serious mental health issues

What is the SSP?

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP), is an auditory intervention consisting of specially treated classical or popular music which is designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience.

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. There are 3 Pathways as part of the SSP: Connect, Core, and Balance. These pathways are delivered in a thoughtful way to provide the best outcomes for the client.

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

  • Client’s ability to stay in the present moment
  • Anxiety, worry, depression
  • Trauma related challenges
  • Stressors and emotional difficulties
  • Social anxiety / Connection with others

Click this link to learn more about the Safe and Sound Protocol. (link will open in a new tab)

Program Details

Group Size, Time Commitment, Fees:

  • Number of participants in each group: 3 participants, with myself leading. A total of 4 people.
  • Time Commitment: 7 sessions. All sessions are 2 hours. 14 hours over 7 weeks. For 4 weeks post group experience, you will have access to the Balance playlist which enhances and deepens the processes.
  • Cost Per Participant: $895.00 for the 14 hour multi-part program and online course.
  • $300 deposit is required to hold your spot. Balance of $595.00 is due 1 week prior to the start of the program.

What’s Included:

  • Access to the 3 pathways of the Safe and Sound Protocol music before, during, and for 1 month after the program ends. Music will be released on a specific schedule.
  • A special box shipped to you (U.S. Participants^) with items you’ll need plus supportive goodies. (^International clients: you’ll receive a list to gather or acquire your supplies before we begin. If you prefer a box from me, additional charge applies for the cost of International shipping.)
  • Access to a special online course with detailed information and somatic exercises to support you throughout the program.
  • Co-regulation, Somatic Experiencing, TIST-Somatic parts work, and Intentional Touch support as needed.
  • A list of additional items to gather will be provided to each participant. No additional cost necessary.
  • Explanation and examples for analysis of the creations you’ll make during the process. The analysis deepens the impact of your experience.*

Optional Add-ons:

  • *Deep Analysis Session: If you choose, I will provide deep analysis of your experience which includes research, analysis, and presentation of themes along with my recommendations in an hour-long session. $350.00, scheduled at a mutually convenient time.
  • Individual one-on-one session(s): Extra support during or after completing the Mosaic Journey + SSP process. $180.00 per session. Timing for one-on-one sessions depends on my availability and yours.

Available Dates

Space is limited. The times shown are in Pacific Timezone (Los Angeles). Please check your local times with TimeandDate to make sure the times will work for your schedule. Please take into consideration standard and daylight savings times.

Classes Proceed Only is All Spots are Filled

2024 Dates

If below dates do not work in your schedule, but you would like to be notified of future class dates, please complete the application and include your day/time preferences.

Early Spring 2024 – Wednesdays, all times are Pacific Time Zone

  • March 6, 2024 2:00-4:00 pm
  • March 13, 2024 2:00-4:00 pm
  • March 20, 2024 2:00-4:00 pm
  • March 27, 2024 2:00-4:00 pm
  • April 3, 2024 2:00-4:00 pm
  • April 10, 2024 2:00-4:00 pm
  • April 17, 2024 2:00-3:30 pm

Application Process:

To be considered for this program, please complete the application below. Once your application is received, I will reach out and schedule a 30 minute conversation/informational meeting.


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Clients Share Their Experience

Mosaic Journey was Healing

My experience working with Katie was excellent! She has such a gentle, non-judgmental way about her that made me feel comfortable immediately. I felt that I did deep work in the Mosaic Journey with SSP because of the safety I felt from the beginning. The program was really healing. It was hard at times because I was feeling and expressing things that needed to be released from younger parts of myself. However, I never felt that it was too much or that I should stop. I looked forward to the group every week!

Since finishing, I feel more myself, socially connected, and comfortable setting boundaries with others. I’ve been able to express myself more freely without going into fight/flight for fear of the consequences. My intuition knew this was a good protocol for me, and I am glad that I connected with Katie to go through it.

As a therapist, I feel it’s so important to do our own work with other practitioners. I’ve been waiting to bring the SSP into my own practice until I went through it myself. Now, I know how my clients may experience it and can support them better. I’ve also been creating more art since completing the Journey, and I am even bringing art into my practice with others.
KerryAnn Magner-Varela, LPCC

Extraordinary

My experience working with Katie through SSP with Mosaic Journey Experience (plus Somatic Experiencing and Parts Work) was really quite extraordinary. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced before. But I was determined to heal a deep wound. What I discovered was a kind, compassionate, and gentle creative process with Katie by my side. She answered all my questions throughout my journey and always made sure I was comfortable with each step we took together. I believe I have had the best outcome possible with all the intentions I set being fulfilled and then some. This journey was so much more than I expected and I couldn’t be happier. I continue to feel myself release old trauma as the weeks pass without any extraneous thoughts interfering in the process. Katie is really great at what she does and I would return to her if anything comes up in my future.
Monica
Houston

Truly grateful

I’m truly grateful that I had the opportunity to be mentored by you while experiencing the SSP. I enjoyed getting to know you. I’m so grateful for the shifts I experienced with SSP mostly because it expanded my emotional apparatus and ability to truly feel. Also, having gone through the process better prepares me to walk my clients through it. 

Katie, your calming presence and your capacity to hold space is indicative of your extensive experience, skill, and soulfulness. I will always cherish the personal and professional growth I gained while working with you. 
Suri Roth, TRLC