#94: Resetting the Nervous System for Felt Safety

safe and sound protocol, felt safety

Obviously, our kids are safe with us most of the time. We put a roof over their head, keep them away from strangers, and make sure they look both ways before crossing the street. But the feeling of safety can be much more elusive.

Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a multi-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and emotional resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and increased felt safety. The SSP is a research-based therapy showing significant results in just a couple months in the following areas:

  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Auditory sensitivities
  • Speech and language
  • Anxiety and trauma-related challenges
  • Stressors that impact social engagement

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