This is episode 143 of the Absolute Mind podcasts and today I am covering Misophonia
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So let’s get to Misophonia, what is it and how can you deal with it?
The very fact you are listening to this podcast means that you should have an awareness of what misophonia is or may have heard about it in some way.
What Is Misophonia?
The definition of misophonia is somebody who hates sounds, but not necessarily all sounds. People who suffer from misophonia have triggers and specific sounds that they find hard to deal with and are sensitive to only certain sounds.
Now there are probably sounds that we all find hard such as fingernails down a chalk board, or squeaking of a balloon, but this is only a fraction of what a sufferer will experience when they hear their specific trigger sound. sufferers can experience an intense strong negative emotion towards their trigger sound and in some cases can create an urge to lash out at the thing or person creating that sound.
What Are Triggers?
There are many different trigger sounds but here are a select few that I have found:
Eating, loud chewing, burping, crunching, gulping, chewing gum, licking, throat clearing, breathing, nasal, grunting, sniffling, sneezing, raspy voices, nose whistling, wheezing, nasally voice, keyboard tapping, clocks, tv remote, pen clicking, papers rustling, feet shuffling.
This is just a select few that i have seen and heard of but there are many many more!
How Can You Overcome Misophonia?
It is said that techniques such as CBT can help with overcoming Misophonia, allowing you to react differently to trigger noises and rationalise your response more effectively. Noticing how your thoughts create intense feelings and changing those thoughts.
Hypnosis can also be a great tool to help you to overcome this issue.
Remember I am not a GP so cannot diagnose and the details in this podcast are ideas and tips that i have used with clients to help and aid them in their progress, if you are unsure or need to have any issues diagnosed please do visit your GP or talk to a professional on a 1-2-1 basis.