This program is designed to stimulate nervous system regulation by exercising and systematically challenging the auditory system with specifically processed music
Vagal Nerve Stimulation
Autonomic Nervous System Regulation
Sound, Music & Frequency
The SSP Protocol consists of 3 pathways, Connect, Core and Balance, each of which are 5 hours worth of self paced audio listening.
The complete SSP program comprises 3 main pathways that are accessible via a certified practitioner.
Each of the SSP pathways is composed of different filtered, unfiltered and calming 5-hour music playlists.
The SSP pathways are designed to help the nervous system to better process and respond to the world and to feel more regulated.
Safe and Sound Listening Pathways
Warm up the nervous system with a gentle and slow introduction, establish familiarity and a sense of safety
The Core program designed to wake up, exercise and open the nervous system, to build capacity and achieve reduced sensitivity and a more resilient physiological state.
Continue to stabilize and maintain a sense of calm and grounding, and further integrate the benefits of SSP Core.
The Safe and Sound Protocol is a way to calm or regulate the fight or flight reflex that we all experience. For some this reflex is hyper aroused causing the individual to feel unsafe in their everyday environments.
Past traumas or chronic stress can produce over-response. Developmental and Sensory processing differences can also produce over-response.
Included in the program are videos with information about the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) and “Polyvagal” theory which explain the stress response (and anxiety).
The SSP was written and refined over the past 20 years by Neuroscientist, Dr. Stephen Porges.
The Processed Music (PSL) is computer altered vocal music designed to exaggerate the features of human prosody and designed to exercise the neural regulation of the middle ear muscles. By exercising these muscles, those who struggle to regulate their response to stress, emotions, or auditory information begin to sense safety and the ability to socially engage instead of withdraw from their environment.
Since becoming available, the SSP intervention has been shown to be powerful for decreasing stress, improving social-engagement and co-regulation which improves quality of life.
Why a sound intervention?
The mind and body are connected through the vagus nerve, which is the longest nerve in the autonomic nervous system, stretching from the brainstem to the colon. It is our internal control center, allowing the brain to monitor and receive information about many of our bodily functions.
The vagus nerve helps to regulate many critical aspects of human physiology, including the heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, digestion, and even speaking. As the body takes in information automatically through neuroception, the vagus nerve processes the signals and cues from the world around us and, in turn, determines how we react through three physiological states:
- Parasympathetic / Ventral Vagal state — our centered “true self” state, where all social interaction, connection and cognition occurs
- Sympathetic state — feeling of threat or danger, and feeling the need to either “fight” or “flee” from a situation to seek safety
- Dorsal Vagal state — our “freeze” state, when we feel our lives are so immediately threatened that we become immobilized
The Science of How it all Works
Integrative Listening Systems is based on the fact that we can change our brain – we can essentially re-wire it through specific and repeated stimulation, a concept known as neuroplasticity. As in building strength and endurance with physical exercise, we are able to build neurological pathways and synaptic activity at any age.
Integrative Listening Systems trains for brain/body integration through a staged approach, starting with the fundamentals of sensory integration and then extending through more complex cognitive functions, including language, self-expression and social skills.
Nourish the nervous system safely and remotely
This is the online SSP course Lisa has designed specifically for the program with her. Access the Sample Modules NOW, to gain an understand about the foundations of the program … get started learning about the Safe and Sound Protocol
The program consists of:
- Completing intake forms
- Online Course learning (see above outline)
- 1:1 Sessions with Lisa
- Initial Session – 1 hour
- 2 x Follow up Sessions with Lisa per month (15-30 mins)
- Post Protocol Session
- Daily checking and feedback from Lisa
- Self-guided – 5-15 hours of SSP remote listening in your own home and in your own time. With a maximum of 30 mins listening per day.
- Some people take 10 days (30 mins per day) to complete the protocol, where as others may take 30days or longer – this is all individual and related to your own nervous system processing the protocol
Many client experiences changes right away! (I personally noticed changes immediately when I did it myself).
As the body can take time to adjust, changes may continue to occur 6 to 8 weeks after the protocol is completed.
Yes, it can be a one-time protocol. Also, some clients may benefit from ongoing listening – although we will talk about the length of the protocol during your sessions.
- The protocol is delivered through an app on your smartphone or tablet
- 1:1 Sessions with Lisa are via ZOOM
- An online course created by Lisa is available via a web browser
This program is designed for those with sensitivities. Please contact Lisa to discuss your sensitivities further.
No. This is not the same as binaural beats.
Meet Lisa Gumieniuk
I know this story all too well. Even though I was smart, committed to change, and had loving and supportive people around me… I still struggled.
I knew it was time to end the cycle for me … and I went on a journey to discover how!
I now see too many incredible women around me suffering.
How do I know?
They tell me regularly. Strong, confident, high-performing women.
For you, maybe true wellness appears out of reach. Maybe anxiety and stress stops you from living an abundant life. It cuts you off from love and connection – with yourself, friends and family. It can isolate. It can make you feel so alone. And you don’t know what to do about it! So, you try ignoring it, hoping it will just go away.