Researching Misophonia and Developing Treatments Since 2012
The directors of Misophonia Institute individually and collaboratively worked to understand misophonia and develop treatments from 2012 to 2015. In 2015, we founded Misophonia Institute as a non-profit company to support misophonia research, awareness, and treatment.
Relaxation and Counterconditioning Therapy (RCT) by Tom Dozier
Tom researched misophonia as an unknown reflex behavior condition. We do not choose to feel an emotions - it just happens, sort of like sweating when hot, or jumping when there is a "bang." Tom has identifed the underlying cause (reflex) of misophonia, and RCT is focused on reducing that reflex. Tom provides treatment by video-chat from his office in northern California. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a contact request.
Sequent Repatterning Therapy by Chris Pearson
Chris Pearson developed Sequent Repatterning Therapy. Sequent repatterning therapy is one of a very few therapeutic techniques that has been developed specifically to treat misophonia (the other is RCT). At its heart is the recognotion of the elements that make misophonia what it is and an understanding of the neuroscience that underpins sequent repatterning therapy. For more about SRT, you can go to this website, https://sequent-repatterning.co.uk/
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Misophonia by Nate Mitchell
Nate Mitchell combined RCT theory and techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy, which he uses extensively in his practice as a licensed psychologist in Louisville, KY. He calls this CBT-M. In addition to treatment for misophonia, Dr. Mitchell can address other co-morbid conditions such as OCD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and more. For more information or to contact Dr. Mitchell, see https://drnatemitchell.com/
Learn About Misophonia
The Misophonia Institute was established in 2015 to provide accurate information on misophonia, including management and treatment options, and to facilitate collaboration of misophonia professionals and researchers to increase misophonia research and improve/develop effective treatment options. We incorporated in September, 2016 as a non-profit, public benefit corporation in California. We were granted 501c3 status by the IRS in November, 2016 (EIN: 81-3985434)
The Misophonia Institute recognizes that there are many forms of treatment. We support and promote those, so long as they can be demonstrated to be effective (and have a low risk of making misophonia worse). The Misophonia Institute is a virtual institution. It is comprised of many professionals who are interested in misophonia research and treatments. We exist completely on volunteer time of dedicated individuals. Our goals are to 1) Increase awareness of misophonia among individuals and clinicians, 2) Facilitate the collaboration among and training of clinicians on misophonia treatment, and 3) Promote and support misophonia research. .
Most Comprehensive and Accurate Book on Misophonia
Understanding and Overcoming Misophonia, 2nd edition, released on March 16, 2017. Order you copy now at Amazon (available in paperback). It will soon be available on Kindle, BarnesandNobles.com, kobo.com, ibooks, and distributed by Ingram to bookstores worldwide.
Support Misophonia Research
We completed a research study with Texas Tech University and the journal article is in peer review. We completed a second study and it will be published in the American Journal of Psychology titled, "Phenomenology of Misophonia: Initial Physical and Emotional Responses." This study identified that misophonia includes an immediate physical response to trigger stimuli. One goal of this study was to show the physiological mechanisms that are happening to cause the misophonic response to triggers. We have other research in progress, and more planned, but we need your help to fund it.