Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

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NicciRobinson7 Thu 03-May-18 11:34:49

I am in mum in Derby that have been trying to get a Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) provider in my area. While on the SSP Facebook forum a service provider from Seattle said that she would be visiting family for 2 weeks (end of July, beginning of August) and that she would help us while she is over. I have the flyer with the information which I can email to who-ever is interested. If you don't know what it is - here is some information:

The SSP was develop by Dr. Stephen Porges at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in his research lab. It has been tested and refined for over 15 years.

The Safe Sound Protocol (SSP) is a non- invasive intervention that involves listening to filtered music. It is for 1 hour per day over the course of 5 days. The music has been processed specifically to exercise the tiny stapedius muscle in the middle ear that plays a role in how we process speech, facial expressions, and other social cues. By exercising this muscle, if it is weak, children and adults who struggle to regulate their response to stress, emotions, or auditory information begin to feel a sense of safety and the ability to socially engage, instead of withdrawl.

The SSP is a research-based therapy that has shown significant results from immediately after treatment, for up to 8 weeks, in the following areas:
Social and emotional difficulties
Auditory sensitivities
Anxiety and trauma-related challenges
Stressors that impact social engagement

Clients and parents are reporting the ability 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 and more successful learning.

There have been good results with clients who have learning and language challenges, inattention, hyperarousal, auditory processing difficulties, vestibular and tactile sensory over- responsivity, anxiety and poor state regulation. These features are seen in many conditions such as autism, ADD/ADHD, Down Syndrome, mild traumatic brain injury, Misophonia and experience with trauma or anxiety.

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ZAkariya2015 Wed 08-Aug-18 20:10:48

HI I am in London, how do I get the SSP. Plz help I need it for my 3 years old boy

pukpuk Thu 08-Nov-18 18:55:33

mholla Sat 10-Nov-18 13:55:30

Hi NicciRobinson7,

Would you be able to share contact details to SPP protocol therapist from Seattle?

thank you

adjustyoursailtherapy Wed 13-Nov-19 08:17:48

I am a registered SSP practitioner and I am in London, E2 if you are still looking for help.



gorgeousmum Wed 26-Feb-20 18:26:16

Hi Diana
I am interested in SSP and based in London, could you send me details of how to get in touch?


Louisverity12 Wed 29-Apr-20 14:24:38

Hi, I am very interested in SSP for my son. Based in Dorset and looking for someone I can discuss my child/SSP with. Also has anyone got feedback from using SSP. Thanks!

Futuresong Fri 01-May-20 14:11:20

Try Move2Connect - we called around a few practitioners and she has been involved in training and also seems more interested in good practice than money. We have been seeing her for about six months now and have done a round of SSP and some reflex work and osteopathy. My child is adopted, and has developmental trauma, attachment disorder and ADHD. We had a noticeably calmer child who seems to be connecting so much better. We'll repeat again in a few months. We also do primitive reflex work with this practitioner and see the osteopath she recommends in Cranleigh. The website is and she is based in Horsham and Surrey/Hampshire.

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