Provide the nervous system with safety and invite vitality.
- feel better
- think better
- connect better
The Safe and Sound Protocol, or SSP, is a non-invasive application of polyvagal theory based on decades of research and developed by Dr. Stephen Porges
The effectiveness of the SSP
has been demonstrated in various studies, most notably two clinical trials involving children in the autism spectrum. The study participants showed statistically significant improvements in:
- Emotional control
- Behavioral Organization
- Auditory Sensitivity and Auditory Processing
The SSP program, offered by qualified and certified professionals, is a practical bottom-up approach that helps people regulate their nervous system more consistently and independently.
Feel safer, calmer, grounded and more resilient AND
less irritated, anxious and overwhelmed.
Think clearer, more attentive and creative AND
less rigid, unorganized and distractible.
Connect more openly, sincerely and completely to your environment AND
connect less reserved, distanced and oppositional.
What you hear and how you hear it influences your body’s response.
Hearing is connected to the vagus nerve, the body's own control center for processing and responding to stimuli and signals from the world around us. The SSP uses specially filtered music to train the neural network connected to hearing to align itself to the frequency range of the human voice. What you hear and how you hear it influences how your body responds to it.
It does not depend on what you say - it depends on how you say it. We look, speak and hear with the same system. When the voice changes, the body reacts. Imagine how a baby or pet reacts to your voice. As we learn through the SSP program to align with the sound frequencies of human speech, the vagus nerve is stimulated and the state of feeling safe and calm becomes accessible.
The playlists are the key. Specially edited music playlists are part of the SSP program and help to "prime" the nervous system by exposing it to different sound frequencies. Listening to these edited playlists through "over ear" headphones helps the nervous system to achieve balance or "homeostasis" more easily.