Neurosensory training programs
Our sensory systems (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, balance, movement in space), together with our central nervous system, form the basis for our higher cognitive abilities (reading, processing information, memory, and emotional regulation). In the application of neurosensory programs, one or more senses are stimulated to alter the responses of our nervous system and brain to specific stimuli and to create new neural connections.
The goal is to guide each person to train his/her nervous system and brain to become more aware, regulated, and resilient so that he/she can feel safe, happy, healthy, and respond more effectively to life’s challenges.
Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)TM:
Audio training program for better stress and trauma regulation, improved cognitive skills and social interaction
When we feel like we are under constant pressure, sleep poorly and can’t settle down, are unfocused and distance ourselves from others, it may be because our nervous system is in a constant state of „defense or alarm“. This state affects our psyche and body, our emotions, thoughts and social interaction, we feel stressed, insecure or strained when interacting with people.
The SSPTM program is based on the principle of „neuroception“, which is the ability of the autonomic nervous system to pick up external and internal stimuli and interpret them as cues of safety or danger. With SSPTM we teach the nervous system to recognize and integrate safety instead of permanently reacting to danger signals. In this way, long-term relief of the nervous system takes place.
SSPTM is a music training program for children and adults developed for our autonomic nervous system. Since our hearing is connected to the vagus nerve, which is critical to the establishment and stability of our „social interaction“ system, we train our nervous system to feel „safe“ with SSPTM. When we feel safe, we are better able to absorb, process and respond to stimuli from the outside world and thus remain more calm in challenging situations.
SSPTM sessions are supported with stress-reducing exercises, so-called Trauma Release Exercises (T.R.E.). For our nervous system, trauma and stress are the same, they only differ in intensity, which is why these exercises can be used for a variety of challenges.
In these short videos, Daniela explains the SSPTM:
>> Safe and Sound Protocol in private environment
>> Safe and Sound Protocol in business environment
Topics for SSPTM treatment may include:
– Coping with trauma
– Dealing with stress
– Increasing concentration and performance
– More calmness
– Faster balance in states of excitement
– Increase in creativity
– Feeling of lightheartedness
– Autism spectrum disorders
– Easier and faster relaxation
– Better/deeper sleep
– Improved ability to learn
– Increased ability to emotionally self-regulate
– Auditory sensitivity (also tinnitus)
– Increased social activity
– Social interaction with more confidence and without anxiety
– Improvement of cognitive abilities
The SSPTM is not a substitute for medical treatments or psychotherapy.
It can be helpful as a passive method of preparing ourselves for change situations. According to studies, people who have used SSPTM in preparation are also more open to therapeutic interventions or personality development.
Focus SystemTM – Multi-sensory training program to improve brain function
When our sensory system is not developed as it should be, it happens that we perceive sensations in a confusing way that affects alertness and attention, emotional self-regulation and body organization (gross and fine motor skills, balance, etc.), as well as at the mental level (language, spatial and abstraction skills, etc.). In adults, this can manifest in dysfunctional social relationships, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, sensory hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity, lack of emotion regulation, low self-esteem, and social isolation, among other symptoms.
The Focus SystemTM program is based on the principle of „neuroplasticity,“ or the ability to change or rewire our brains through external and internal stimulation.
It involves a series of fun multi-sensory activities or exercises, adaptable to all ages and ability levels, to help develop new and strengthen existing neural pathways that control body organization and brain function.
During the sessions, music is heard through headphones, and movement activities provide additional sensory and motor input for body organization. Finally, the cognitive activities added later challenge the brain to process multiple pieces of information simultaneously, mirroring the demands placed on our brains in the everyday world.
This personalized program of neurosensory training is intended for the treatment of children, adolescents and adults without pathology, as well as for
– those who have functional problems, such as learning and behavioral problems, attention deficit, motor coordination disorders, sensory processing disorder, aging of the brain, etc.
– and for those with a specific pathology, e. g. autism, brain damage, hyperactivity, etc.
The Focus SystemTM is not a substitute for medical treatments or psychotherapy and is excellent as an accompaniment to occupational therapy or in speech therapy, as it greatly increases the development of „neuroplasticity“.
SSPTM and Focus SystemTM were developed by Dr. Stephen Porges and Unyte-iLs based on the polyvagal theory and 40 years of research in this field.