Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
WHAT IS SSP?
Developed by Dr. Steve Porges, Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five-day non-invasive auditory intervention involving listening to music in my office for 1 hour for each of the 5 days. The music has been processed and filtered very specifically to retune your nervous system. You will find you are better able to better focus in school, work and everyday life!
SSP is derived from nearly 4 decades of research, showing significant results in just 5 days in the following areas:
Social and emotional difficulties
Anxiety and trauma -related challenges
Stressors that impact social engagement
What is the Science Behind How It Works?
The music trains the auditory pathways by focusing on the frequency range of human speech. As you learn to process these speech-related frequencies, you improve the functioning of two Cranial nerves important for promoting overall social behavior.
Cranial Nerve 7 (Facial Nerve) helps you focus on human voice and tune out irrelevant frequencies.
Cranial Nerve 10 (Vagus Nerve) enables self-soothing and autonomic regulation.
What to Look For Post SSP Participation
Increased sense of safety and calmness Increased social engagement, vulnerability, intimacy
Improved impulse control Improved mental clarity, focus and attention
Increase capacity to use language to seek co-regulation Mood becoming more stable
Curiosity vs. Fear Improved ability to ground, orient
Ability to stay in the moment Increased eye contact and enhanced facial expression
Improved sleep patterns Improved GI tract functioning
Reduced pain Shorter recovery time
Decreased nightmares and flashbacks Decreased avoidance
Decreased overall sensitivities