What is it?
The SSP pathways are designed to help the nervous system to better receive, process and respond to the cues and signals from the world around us. This helps us learn how to more easily and consistently feel better regulated in the face of life’s challenges. The 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. The protocol consists of listening to filtered music (5 hours total) that reaches the middle ear, which is where the ear processes language. The middle ear is relevant to the brains ability to take in sensory information from the environment and identify that input as either safe or not safe. Many people who have experienced trauma, sensory processing challenges, or even had chronic ear infections when they’re little, can quickly and unexpectedly go into a fear response. The SSP helps sound feel safe.
Who is it for?
Children, teens, or adults who have experienced trauma and who have difficulty feeling safe. People diagnosed with ASD, people who have issues with sensory processing (sensitive to sounds, poor score on the SCAN-C), kids who are reactive, struggle with mood instability, and the ability to self-regulate. Have you ever noticed your child seems fine until someone says something and then they lose it? It could be how the ear is processing the sounds.