Please submit your question to Tom Dozier using the comment field on this page. He will answer your question here.
Question: Is it a form of Misophonia where hearing the “s” sound from some of my kids, but not all, causes the reactions you speak about? I hate that it makes me feel like a bad parent.
Answer: Yes. This IS misophonia. Generally a trigger starts with a single source (one child) and then grows to include other children and other sounds. Misophonia is a neurological condition that causes an involuntary reflex to the sound. You are not choosing to have those horrible feelings toward specific children. It is your Lizard Brain doing this to you. So I give you permission to REGRET the situation but please don’t feel guilty. Your ugly misophonic feelings are beyond your control. I hope you find the information on this website helpful.
Question: One of the most common questions is, “Is there a misophonia treatment provider in my area?”
Answer: There are treatment providers listed on the Treatment Providers page (http://misophoniatreatment.com/treatment-providers)
– Tom Dozier works with individuals around the world by video-chat, so this treatment is available to you regardless of where you live.
Question: Is misophonia caused by the genes I inherit or by life experiences.
Answer: Misophonia influenced by both our genes and our life experiences, our environment. A person who is genetically inclined to be anxious or stressed is more likely to develop misophonia than a person who is very calm and easy going. But it still takes life events to develop misophonia. These life events do not need to be traumatic or the result of a bad home environment. Often children who are anxious or stressed can be upset over seemingly small things. People have to develop the misophonia triggers, which is technically a form of learning of the Autonomic Nervous System (our Lizard Brain), but this does not require anyone to “teach” the child this. Just as a child learns to walk, without help, a child can develop misophonia without anyone teaching it to him or her.
Question: Hello Tom ! I would like to ask you about PRT , have you found something new in curing misophonia with this method?
Answer: PRT was a great hope of ours for treatment a year ago, but it still needs work for wide use. My daughter and granddaughter were cured of their misophonia with this treatment. Currently, about half of the people treated show a positive response to the treatment, and half have no effect. The problem is that most of those who respond positively regress. Their misophonia comes back. It did not come back for my daughter and granddaughter. They are still trigger free after 13 months. Right now, we only promote the PRT treatment for individuals who can travel to Thayne, Wyoming to be treated at least once every 3 months. Dr. Sessions needs more practical experience with this treatment, and we are soliciting people in the Thayne area for help so PRT can become an effective, predictable treatment for misophonia.