It's not what you say, but how you say it. Our body interprets sounds as either safe or unsafe. By teaching our nervous system to That's the premise behind the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). This evidence-based program based on the Polyvagal Theory to regulate 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 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 or as a gentle ending to the listening program. The appropriate pathway for you will be determined by your therapist.
Those who may benefit from the SSP are people who have: