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    Safe and Sound Protocol

    What is SSP?

    The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an

    evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce

    sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing,

    behavioral state regulation, and social engagement

    behaviors through filtered music.

    As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the SSP

    acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal nerve stimulator,

    helping to re-tune the nervous system to better

    support connection, collaboration and resilience.

    The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music

    through headphones alongside a provider, in-person

    or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP

    has demonstrated benefits for individuals with

    trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and

    more.

    How does it work?

    Highlights of the SSP:

    ● A five-hour auditory intervention developed

    and patented by Dr. Stephen Porges, author of

    the Polyvagal Theory.

    ● Designed to reduce sound sensitivity, and

    improve auditory processing and behavioral

    state regulation.

    ● Activates the client’s social engagement

    system, helping to accelerate and enhance

    therapeutic outcomes.

    ● Supports physiological state regulation,

    allowing for greater resilience.

    What is the Polyvagal Theory?

    Polyvagal Theory: the Science of Feeling Safe

    Developed by world-renowned researcher and

    Unyte’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Dr. Stephen Porges,

    Polyvagal Theory focuses on what is happening in the

    body and the nervous system, and explains how our

    sense of safety, danger or life-threat can impact our

    behavior.

    Understanding Polyvagal Theory gives us a scientific

    framework that can be applied through physiological,

    or “bottom-up” therapies, to help change and improve

    how we feel, think and connect with others.

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