Pathway To Safety
Unlocking Healing through Neurophysiology:
“The Safe and Sound Protocol has been a game-changer for many individuals, providing a neurophysiological intervention that promotes regulation, reduces anxiety, and supports overall well-being." - Dr. Stephen Porges.”
Pathway To Safety
The complete SSP program can be delivered using active and passive pathways. The active pathways are called CORE, and the two passive pathways are CONNECT and BALANCE. Each SSP pathway is made up of different filtered, unfiltered and calming 5-hour music playlists designed specifically for either children or adults.
The different SSP pathways are specifically designed to support the nervous system in better receiving, processing, and responding to the cues and signals from the environment. This helps to increase the individual's capacity to handle life's challenges and stressors more easily. By improving the regulation of the nervous system, individuals may experience reduced reactivity, increased emotional control, and enhanced ability to engage in social relationships. This can lead to improved overall well-being and resilience in the face of daily stressors.
Here's a breakdown of each pathway and its components:
Active Pathway - The SSP CORE pathway is the original and primary program consisting of a 5-hour listening protocol. It involves active engagement with specially filtered music playlists. The playlists are designed to provide specific acoustic stimulation to the nervous system, aiming to regulate and optimize its functioning. The original program aims to gradually build the individual's capacity to process and integrate sensory information through repeated exposure to filtered music. This process helps the nervous system become more resilient and responsive, leading to improved regulation and self-regulation abilities. One of the goals of the original program is to reduce sensitivity to environmental stimuli. By working with the nervous system and promoting regulation, individuals may experience a decrease in hypersensitivity or reactivity to sensory inputs, leading to a more balanced and adaptive response to the environment.
Passive Pathway - The passive pathway of the SSP includes the CONNECT and BALANCE components. Unlike the active engagement of the CORE program, these components are considered passive as they involve listening to calming and unfiltered music playlists.
The SSP CONNECT pathway is designed to provide a gentle and slow introduction to the SSP. It aims to warm up the nervous system with calming and familiar music, establishing a sense of safety and familiarity. This pathway is particularly suitable for young children or individuals with more sensitive systems. The music playlists used in CONNECT are designed to support the perception and interpretation of social cues, aiding in better social interactions and communication. By starting with a gentle and safe introduction, the continuation program paves the way for individuals to continue their journey of regulation, sensory integration, and well-being through the SSP.
The SSP BALANCE pathway, which comes after completing the SSP Core, involves using the same music but with lighter processing. It aims to continue supporting neuro-sensory integration and maintaining the gains achieved during the SSP Core program. SSP Balance can be used at the individual's own pace to sustain the benefits and further train the nervous system towards calmness and emotional regulation. The music playlists in BALANCE help individuals achieve a state of calm and relaxation, promoting emotional control and reducing reactivity to stressors.
By tailoring the music playlists to specific age groups and therapeutic objectives, the SSP aims to provide a personalized and effective intervention for individuals of different ages and needs.
It's important to note that the specific playlists used in each component of the SSP are designed for either children or adults, considering their unique needs and developmental stages.