The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) requires one hour of listening to filtered music per day. We offer this to both children and adults. The Safe and Sound Protocol was created by Stephen Porges, Ph.D. Dr. Porges is a leading neuroscientist who put forth the Polyvagal Theory. It is rather complicated, but in essence, it is designed to calm down the 10th cranial nerve, the vagus nerve. This nerve goes from our ears to every organ in our body. It is often hyperactive in individuals with sensory processing issues.
Our results so far have included: calmer kids, better sleep, less auditory hypersensitivity, and better listening. Doing SSP helps to set the stage for other interventions to make them more effective. It is actually recommended that the parents also do the SSP along with their child. Everything is synergistic and what affects one will affect the other family members.