The Safe and Sound Protocol is an innovative auditory program created by Dr. Stephen Porges, an internationally renowned neuroscientist and trauma researcher. This protocol, informed by Polyvagal Theory, utilizes music that is filtered to act specifically through the inner ear, passively stimulating the vagus nerve. This intervention is designed to calm the nervous system while enhancing social connection and resilience.
It can be helpful for both children and adults who experience
- Difficulties with emotional and physiological regulation: either overactive or under-active emotional state.
- Difficulties with social connection and relational safety
- Chronic Pain
- Sleep Disorders
- Sensory Processing Disorders