What Is The Safe And Sound Protocol?
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a method that aims to help people achieve a state where they feel grounded, safe, connected and calm. Its aim is to induce a physiological condition that results in a feeling of well-being and leads to positive social interaction with others. It is used for children to help with their development and as therapy. The aim is to guide children to a calm state in which growth, health, learning and restoration can be achieved.
Adherents argue that a child’s emotional state is the root of their behavior; some states promote friendly sociability, others result in anger and tantrums and some in a complete shutdown of engagement. SSP aims to induce a state where the subject is available and motivated for therapy. This is determined by various physiological signs in the person’s body such as a relaxed posture and smooth body movements, among others.