A one day workshop bringing Porges’ theory into therapy with traumatized children using the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP).

The Australian Childhood Foundation is partnering with Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) to bring you a practical, one day workshop introducing a new technology which is a clinical application of Porges’ Polyvagal theory for children who have experienced trauma.

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, has emerged from his groundbreaking Polyvagal theory and consists of a simple to administer, non-invasive intervention which diverges from traditional therapeutic approaches. Delivered through MP3 player and headphones, this new technology is designed to expose children to specifically filtered music to stimulate the auditory system and improve middle ear function. It is proposed that through stimulating the auditory portal, changes such as increased attunement to frequencies of the human voice, and dampening of lower frequency background noise (perceived as threat) occur. State regulation and prosocial behaviors flow from this shift into more socially engaged neural circuitry.

By taking part in this workshop, participants will learn about existing evidence; implementation, and support strategies for the Safe and Sound Protocol.

Join us for this workshop presented by facilitators experienced in the delivery of this protocol with children, and both involved in registered clinical trials investigating the SSP.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to order the SSP acoustic technology to implement in their setting. Certification as a SSP practitioner includes submission of a case study demonstrating application and clinical reasoning.