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The science of feeling safe
Is your nervous system in a healing state?
Safe and Sound Protocol
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based therapeutic acoustic program created by Dr. Stephen Porges and is designed to reset the nervous system and return it to safety. The SSP is designed to work with other therapeutic approaches and modalities, with demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences, ADHD, ASD and more.
safe, calm, grounded, resilient.
irritable, anxious, overwhelmed.
clearly, attentively, creatively
rigidly, disorganized, distractible
openly, genuinely, wholly
guardedly, distantly, oppositionally.
it's the distilled essence of trust
Dr Stephen Porges
In the yogic tradition, attending to sound has been a central part of many practices. Nada Yoga is the yoga of sound which is a practice of receptive listening to the sounds around you.
Research suggests that music is one of the most powerful ways to stimulate the vagus nerve. The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an acoustic vagal nerve stimulator using musical cues of safety that engage the social nervous system. This program functions in the same way that a baby is soothed by a mother’s lullaby.
Who's it for?
The Safe and Sound Protocol, or SSP, is a non-invasive application of Polyvagal Theory, based on decades of research and developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, Unyte’s Chief Scientific Advisor.
The SSP’s effectiveness has been proven in a wide range of studies, most notably in two clinical trials involving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Trial participants demonstrated statistically significant improvements in:
Hearing sensitivity and listening
The protocol is beneficial for adults and children suffering from autonomic dysregulations such as chronic anxiety and stress, trauma, auditory and sensory processing issues, and even autoimmune disorders related to digestion and elimination such as IBS.
While traditional treatments help some, many with adverse experiences, or conditions such as ADHD, autism or PTSD continue to face challenges.
What is involved?
The SSP program uses algorithmically filtered music focused on the frequency range of the human voice that alters the way sounds are interpreted. It interrupts chronic states of nervous system defence by stimulating the neural networks associated with listening. This ushers the nervous system out of a defensive (fight, flight or freeze) state and into a socially engaged (ventral vagal) state and involves;
There are three phases to the program.
CONNECT -unfiltered and intended to acclimate you or your loved one to the playlist and the pattern of daily therapeutic listening.
CORE - This is the therapeutic portion of the listening program. The same playlists are now filtered music designed to stimulate the middle ear muscle and conduct vibration through the skull.
BALANCE - This final phase of your SSP program will help you continue to stabilize and maintain a sense of calm and grounding, and further integrate the benefits
of SSP Core.
Each 5 hour phase consists of listening to music played from an app on your iPhone or Android through special earphones. It;
requires five hours of listening commitment
includes 3 unique pathways for customization
delivered in person or remotely
access to app
reassessment's and reviews.
Initial intro session $150.
The monthly app rental is $370 plus Review consultations depending on your needs $150 per hour, $120 concessions
“If you want to improve the world, start by making people feel safe.” Dr. Stephen Porges