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                                                                   Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

Feel Better - Think Better - Connect Better

Nourish and awaken the nervous system. Feel better. Think better. Connect better.

The Safe and Sound Protocol, or SSP,  is a non-invasive application of Polyvagal Theory, based on decades of research and developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, Unyte’s Chief Scientific Advisor. 

Now more than ever, the world is a busy place filled with uncertainty. People of all ages, demographics and geographies are struggling.  When faced with what the body perceives as threats or danger, it responds by re-tuning the nervous system into states of defense – either “fight or flight” (sympathetic) or “freeze” (dorsal vagal). The brain and body’s first priority is to keep us alive.

When the nervous system remains in a chronic state of defense, it affects both the mind and body – impacting how we feel, think, and connect with others. 

This can adversely affect our health and day-to-day experience in the world. A proven solution is to look from the bottom up.

The SSP’s effectiveness has been proven in a wide range of studies, most notably in two clinical trials involving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants demonstrate significant improvements in:

  • Emotional control

  • Behavioral organization

  • Hearing sensitivity and listening

  • Anxiety

  • Attention and Focus

  • Coordination, Balance and Motor Planning

  • Memory and Learning

  • Read and Auditory Processing

  • Auditory Sensitivities

  • Behavior Regulation and Resilience

  • Speech and Expressive Language

  • Sleep

  • Complex and Developmental Trauma

  • School based Trauma


The SSP program, which is facilitated by qualified and certified professionals, employs a practical bottom-up approach to help people regulate their nervous system more consistently and independently.



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