The Safe and 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.

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SSP and 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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Contact Dr. Hillel Braude to find out more about SSP, or to schedule a consultation.