Waiting List – Safe and Sound Protocol

About The Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidenced-based intensive therapy program developed by Dr. Stephen Porges. It is the culmination of 40 years of research on the nervous system and behavioural symptoms – based on Porge’s ‘Polyvagal Theory’. The SSP is an auditory intervention designed to reduce stress, anxiety and auditory sensitivity whilst enhancing social engagement and resilience.

Research-based therapy showing significant results in just five days in the following areas:

  • Social and emotional difficulties;
  • Auditory sensitivities;
  • Anxiety and trauma-related challenges;
  • Inattention stressors that impact social engagement.

The SSP focuses on improving the ability to process human speech, and to “calm” the automatic nervous system so the individual can become more regulated, focused and engaged. A calm nervous system supports healthy growth, behaviour and development.

SSP research demonstrates significant improvement in the following areas: hearing sensitivity, spontaneous speech, listening and following instructions, behavioural organisation, emotional control, regulation of heart rate by the vagus nerve, spontaneous social behaviours such as sharing, playing and showing affection.

Clinical experience also demonstrates improvement in: learning, response to other therapies, sleep patterns, as well as anxiety and response to emotional stressors. Pain sensitivity may also be reduced.

The program can be delivered in person (with one face-to-face training session and then take home 5 day program) or online (training delivered via the free zoom platform or over the phone) and equipment posted to you to complete the training at home.