What Is SSP?
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a 5-hour intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. By calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more successful therapy. Emotional and physiological state are critical to how we approach the task at hand. So when a person has better state control, not only can they be more socially engaged, they are more open to therapy. Better state regulation improves therapeutic outcomes.
This non-invasive intervention involves listening to music that has been processed specifically to retune the nervous system (regulating state) to introduce a sense of safety and the ability to socially engage. This allows the person to better interpret not only human speech, but, importantly, the emotional meaning of language. Once interpersonal interactions improve, spontaneous social behaviors and an enhanced ability to learn, self-regulate and engage are often seen.
How Does SSP Work?
Monica can facilitate a 5-hour sound therapy intervention for children and adults with autism, ADHD, anxiety, auditory processing disorder, sensory processing disorders, dyslexia, & motor output challenges. This intervention is designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience.
SSP calms the physiological and emotional state by activating the muscles in the middle ear. By activating the muscles in the middle ear, it enables the person to hear the sounds of safety, so it helps the nervous system regulate. When our nervous system is regulated, a person can hear the sounds of safety and be able to engage with us and the world.