The Safe and Sound Protocol

What is The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)?

Developed from Dr Stephen Porges’ The Polyvagal Theory, The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a research-based therapy showing significant results from five hours of listening to specially processed (digitally filtered) music.

Originally developed to help those who have everyday challenges that may come with Autism, it was discovered that it has beneficial outcomes for people who have experienced trauma in all forms.

How can it help?

Improvements are commonly seen in some or all of the following areas:

  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Auditory sensitivities
  • Anxiety and trauma-related challenges
  • Inattention
  • Speech and Language processing (receptive and expressive)
  • Stressors that impact social engagement
  • Sleep
  • Picky eating

The SSP is a way to calm or regulate the fight or flight reflex that we all experience. For some, this reflex is hyper-aroused causing the individual to feel unsafe in their everyday environments.

How is it delivered?

The therapy can be delivered either in person or remotely using the latest technology.

There would be an initial consultation for pre-assessments to determine the length and pace of the session delivery.