The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

Discover the transforming potential of Dr. Stephen Porges’ Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). This ground-breaking music treatment aims to lower auditory sensitivities, improve social engagement, and reduce stress by providing a non-invasive acoustic stimulator for the vagus nerve. Driven by Dr. Polyvagal’s theory, this curriculum is based on in-depth research highlighting the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and social-emotional processes. SSP offers a tailored, gentle, and effective listening therapy, designed to achieve optimal nervous system control.

How Does Safe and Sound Protocol Work?

Imagine feeling overwhelmed by certain sounds, to the point where anxiety takes over. It can be very distressing when people have trouble with hearing, especially loud noises. SSP comes to the rescue by using custom music that’s been fine-tuned to enhance the communication between your ears and brain. This results in less stress and anxiety.

SSP teaches your body’s autopilot, often known as the autonomic nervous system, to unwind. Just like our brain can learn new things, the nervous system can learn to be more calm and relaxed. It is like a warm hug for your nervous system.

You’re aware that practice makes perfect, right? Well, SSP aids in the recovery of two important nerves in your head. One nerve helps you concentrate on voices, while the other allows you to relax and feel wonderful. It’s like giving these nerves a superhero upgrade.

That’s how the Safe and Sound Protocol works. Your body, mind, and hearing will all feel like they are working in harmony, which will help you feel more at ease and confident as you face the outside world.

Embracing the SSP Journey