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THE SAFE & SOUND PROTOCOL (SSP)

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) was developed by

Dr Stephen Porges and is a non-invasive application of Polyvagal Theory. ​SSP is an auditory intervention

designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience.

The SSP exercises and systematically challenges the auditory system with specifically processed vocal music focusing on the frequency envelope of human speech.

SSP involves a total of five hours of specially processed music that can be administered in 1-hour increments

over 5 consecutive days or shorter increments over

a longer consecutive period. 

​SPP can be safely applied for children from the age

of 2 upwards and adults of all ages. 

​​By calming the physiological and emotional state,

SSP can open the door for improved communication

and more successful therapy. 

Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of

SSP as an adjunct therapy for children with auditory sensitivities and social and emotional difficulties associated with the diagnosis of Autism. ​The Unyte-iLs app makes the SSP program easily accessible because it can be downloaded on any smartphone or tablet and used with over-the-ear headphones.

Little Music Fan

The SSP is a research-based therapy showing significant

results in just five to ten days in the following areas:

-Social and emotional difficulties-

-Auditory sensitivities-

-Anxiety-

-Trauma-

-PTSD-

-Inattention / ADD/ADHD-

-Stress-

-Social Engagement Difficulties-

-Depressed Mood & Mood Dysregulation-

-Misophonia-

-Motion Sickness-

-Head Concussion-

-Trauma from Medical Procedures-

-Emotional Regulation Difficulties-

SSP & Feldenkrais

SSP was designed to be provided in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities. The Feldenkrais Method

is an ideal somatic practice to be combined with SSP.

Both SSP and the Feldenkrais Method promote brain neuroplasticity and help balance the Autonomic

Nervous System. SomaticWell provides SSP as a stand

alone therapy, or together with Feldenkrais and Play. 

Dr. Hillel Braude has developed specialized Feldenkrais therapeutic techniques in parallel with the application

​of SSP.

Dr Hillel Braude is certified to facilitate SSP

sessions in-person and remotely.

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Certification remotessp

SomaticWell provides remotely delivered integrated Feldenkrais and SSP sessions, personalized for each individual. Contact Dr. Hillel to find out more details

about the SomaticWell provision of SSP or to schedule

a private consultation.

Porges Research Article:

Polyvagal Theory and Autism >

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