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Safe and Sound Protocol (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

  • Auditory sensitivities

  • Anxiety and trauma -related challenges

  • Inattention

  • 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

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