The Safe & Sound Protocol
The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)
50-60 minute sessions, minimum of 6 sessions
Appropriate for adults and children, the Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) helps the nervous system to realize it does not need to be defensive and can relax to do its job, which is to self regulate. Many who receive this therapy report a ripple effect of benefits such as enhancement of social engagement, higher resilience, more openness to therapy, less environmental overstimulation and anxiety, increased ability to understand and follow instructions.
Clients listen to music using over the ear headphones to filtered music, which trains the middle ear muscles to focus on certain frequencies, and uses this acoustic channel as portal to neural regulation and sense of safety at the autonomic nervous system level.
The SSP is a research-based mind/body therapy that helps create a sense of safety from the inside, by reducing stress & auditory sensitivity. It is not a stand-alone therapy or a quick fix. Changes initiated by the SSP need to be reinforced by continued therapy and supportive social engagement.
SSP may benefit those living with:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Sleep problems (due to worry and ruminating)
Self-medicating behaviors (alcohol or drug use, gambling addiction, etc.)
ASD, ADHD, SPD