It's not what you say, but how you say it. Our body interprets sounds as either safe or unsafe. That's the premise behind the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). This evidence-based program is based on the Polyvagal Theory and works by regulating the autonomic nervous system, which is controlled through the vagus nerve.
The vagus nerve is the body’s internal control center for processing and responding to cues and signals from the world around us. It can be accessed through the process of listening. The SSP uses specially-filtered music to train the neural network associated with listening to focus on the frequency range of the human voice.
What you hear, and how you hear it, influences how your body responds.
The SSP is a 5-day program for children and adults that allows the listener to reduce auditory sensitivities and increase social engagement by listening to tracks of frequency-modified songs. Additional playlists are available to gradually introduce the SSP as well as tracks to conclude the listening program. The appropriate pathway for you will be determined by completing a brief assessment.
This is not a stand-alone program. It is designed to help clients be more available and open to the other forms of therapy. The SSP 5-day listening program is $500 ($625 value). The SSP can be delivered in-office or remotely after purchase.
Clients must commit to five consecutive days of listening to the 60-minute program (which can be broken up into two 30-minute sessions with a brief break between musical tracks, if needed).
Those who may benefit from the SSP are people who have: