Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) was developed by Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D., based on his highly researched Polyvagel Theory. SSP works by reducing stress, calming the emotional and physiological states to improve communication and to experience a more successful therapy.
SSP, a researched based, five day music-listening program, brings significant positive improvements in the following areas:
- Emotional difficulties
- Auditory sensitivities
- Anxiety and trauma
- Social engagement stressors and reactivity
This non-invasive intervention involves listening to music that has been filtered to retune the nervous system to introduce a sense of safety. When feeling safe, we can better self-soothe, focus, tune-in and experience spontaneous social behaviors, and experience an enhanced ability to learn and self-regulate.
Introduction to SSP: