Misophonia Information and Resources
As someone who has had misophonia since my early teen years, I have a special passion for helping those effected by this condition. My approach includes education about misophonia and the nervous system, establishing house rules and strategies (to minimize the frequency and intensity of triggering), teaching tools and identifying/addressing areas of stress that increase one's "window of tolerance" (with current triggers and to minimize the development of new triggers), creating a safe space to process the many emotions that come with misophonia (for the person with miso and/or any family members) and supporting advocacy for the miso as needed.
Below are some misophonia resources you might find helpful. The first one is an extensive handout I created (with Dr. Erica Drzonek-Edwards) when having to close my waitlist, so folks still have access to my advice and something they can share with an available psychotherapist.
Tips for Living with Misophonia
"The correct pronunciation of misophonia is: mee-So-fonia"
"People who have 'extreme' reactions to sounds like loud chewing or breathing may have a 'supersensitized' brain connection, study finds" (May 24, 2021)
Find the full report of the above study, The Motor Basis for Misophonia, here.
"Miso Toolbelt" Suggestions
MisoMatch - Find miso friends, miso tech, etc.
Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation
Misophonia Association (Provider Directory)
SoQuiet - Voice for education, advocacy and assistance with misophonia
Misophonia Research Fund
Allergic to Sound
Quiet Please - A Documentary on Misophonia
Polyvagal Theory and "What Causes Misophonia" - An interview of Dr. Stephen Porges
Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic - Audiology Clinic in MN serving those with misophonia
Stop the Sounds - Misophonia Facebook page
The Brain Basis for Misophonia - Research Article
Misophonia Kids - A website for parents of kids with misophonia