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Safe and Sound Protocol

“If you want to improve the world, start by making people
feel safe.”

— Dr. Stephen Porges

What is the Safe and Sound Protocol?

Developed by neuroscientist Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five hour, research based, auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, the SSP exerts a calming effect on our physiological and emotional state. This opens the door for improved healing, communication and social ease.

Who Does it Help?

The SSP is a research-based therapy showing significant results in the following areas:

  • Anxiety

  • Inattention and focus

  • Auditory sensitivities

  • Behavioral regulation

  • Sensory difficulties

  • Sleep

  • Those on the autism spectrum

  • Those with ADHD

Changes are often seen immediately, but many times gradually unfold over the course of 2 months as a person’s nervous system integrates and engages with the new information that is now available. If you have tried everything and nothing has worked, it could be because your nervous system is in a fight, flight or freeze response. The SSP is designed to help your body shift out of this survival mechanism and orient towards healing.

How Does it Work?

Based on the work of Dr. Stephen Porges, this powerful listening technology helps individuals make dramatic gains in calmness, attention, social communication and learning. Individuals who are in an anxious or heightened state of fight-or-flight are not readily able to learn or connect to those around them. Through decades of research, Dr. Porges was able to determine that improved processing of the frequencies associated with social language has the unique ability to calm the body and reduce the tendency toward fight-or-flight. Reducing fight-or-flight allows the brain to focus on more complex tasks such as learning, attending and socializing. The Safe & Sound Protocol filters and alters music to train the brain’s auditory pathways to focus on these central frequencies. 

We're Here to Help!

Any questions? Give us a call at 732-851-4576 or shoot us an email at for more information or to schedule sessions.

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