Safe Sound Protocol
What is the Safe Sound Protocol (SSP):
How quickly does it work?
Some of the changes that occur with the SSP occur immediately. Most changes occur over 3 months or more as the individual is able to engage and relate in new ways.
Who is this for:
5. Eating disorders
7. ADHA / ADD
Certified SSP Practitioner
Why do it?
Now more than ever, the world is a busy place and filled with uncertainty. People of all ages, demographics and geographies are struggling and suffering from the effects listed above. Research and experience tell us that rapid societal change and adverse life experiences are increasingly resulting in physical and mental health challenges for large parts of the global population. The SSP has been key in helping people to feel less reactive, feel more resilient to change and cope more easily with daily life. People who have gone through this protocol report better self regulation, emotional control, social interaction, attention, and less sensitivity to sound. The ideal state of your nervous system is to be both alert and calm. The SSP brings the nervous system into regulation allowing you to feel better, think better, and connect better.
Safe Sound FAQ
What is the vagus nerve?
The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerves; it connects the mind and body, with 80% of its fibers communicating information from our internal organs to the brain. The vagus nerve controls the parasympathetic nervous system which is the relaxation response of our nervous system.
It also controls many functions essential to optimal health such as your mood, relaxation, calming ability, heart rate, digestion, and immune response. Healthy vagus nerve stimulation has been linked to treating epilepsy, improving digestive conditions, reducing inflammation, and managing anxiety disorders.
Can I do the SSP on my own?
As a certified provider in this modality I’m committed to providing it to clients in the most clinically responsible way, using a holistic and trauma informed lens to our sessions. I also collaborate with leading clinician supervisors from Integrated Listening Systems, the developers of SSP, and receive ongoing guidance and training to meet the specific client needs.
How does the protocol work?
We start with doing an assessment to learn about your symptoms and experience with other therapies. We do some listening together in an online session to introduce you to the method and see how your nervous system responds. This will help determine your response to the music and help you decide on a good protocol that you can follow. We will meet weekly while you’re going through the protocol. You will be encouraged to practice lots of self care and the option for various restorative yoga postures and breathing exercises will be given to support your nervous system in slowing down, encouraging your nervous system to recalibrate back to its natural state of alert and calm.
How can I learn more about the SSP?
The vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerves; it connects the mind and body.