Safe and Sound Protocol is a passive pathway intervention that boosts or accelerates the effectiveness of other active pathway therapies, including psychotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy.
Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges and based on the Polyvagal Theory, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five-day, one-hour per day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. The intervention uses prosodic vocal music that has been filtered to train the middle ear muscles to focus in on the frequency found in human speech. Once human speech is properly perceived, the portal to social engagement has been opened. SSP assists in calming the physiological and emotional state which leads to improved communication and more successful therapy.
The SSP is a research-based therapy showing significant results in just five days in the following areas:
At Kelley Counseling and Wellness the Safe and Sound Protocol is provided by a certified SSP practitioner in office, or there is an in-home option that can be explored as well.
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