Guide to Safe & Sound Protocol

In this insightful interview, Dr Stephen Porges explains how the Safe And Sound Protocol promotes calming and social engagement and provides a summary of his Polyvagal Theory . Dr Porges provides key tips for parents whose children are doing the SSP protocol about being aware of the extra demands that will result from a child’s defenses coming down, and important factors to be aware of, such as facial gestures, tone of voice and reciprocity.

 

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The Developing Child

In this issue, we start a conversation about cognition, the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.