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Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)

How it Works (briefly)

Based on Polyvagal Theory, the Safe & Sound Protocol provides auditory stimulation via computer filtered music to activate the Vagus nerve. The Vagus nerve is the main component of the parasympathetic ('rest/digest') branch of the nervous system. We can think of it as the balanced opposite of our sympathetic ('fight/flight') response. 

When you are feeling anxious, it means you are 'sympathetic dominant.' In this state, your parasympathetic branch, which is meant to act as a 'brake' on the 'fight/flight' response, is offline. In order to be a calm, functioning person, you need balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches. If you are anxious, the SSP can help restore that balance.

Imagine a mother cooing to her distraught infant. She instinctively achieves a specific frequency and tonal band-with, which stimulates the babies inner and middle ear structures in such a way as to send 'cues of safety' to the nervous system, activating the Vagus nerve. In other words, the sound waves which hit the babies ear stimulate the nervous system out of 'fight/flight' and into balance. 

A similar frequency and tonal band-with is achieved by the computer filtered music of the SSP. 

If you want a more in depth explanation of the SSP, click here

The Protocol

The SSP is 5 hours of computer filtered music. It is tailored to you, and can look like 1hr/day for 5 days in a row, 30min/day for 10 days in a row, or some combination in between. 

 

The SSP can be done fully remotely, on your own time and in your own space. 

 

Contact me below if interested.

 

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