Stephen Geller Katz LCSW-R
Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy
Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy
|Moderate to severe anxiety triggered by chewing sounds, including:|
You may also be affected by visual stimuli, such as repetitive foot or body movements, fidgeting or movement you observe out of the corners of their eyes. Intense anxiety, rage and avoidant behavior may develop as a result of misophonia.
* Do you feel your family and friends don’t understand how much you suffer?
* Do you often feel you can just suffer through a social event where there is eating present only to find that you must “escape” before you have a panic attack?
* Do you find that some people are at first understanding and make some efforts not to make the triggering sounds in front of you, but soon forget and constantly have to be reminded, causing you to feel angry, anxious and depressed?
* Are you avoiding social activities that you enjoy because of the misophonia?
* Are you fearful of losing your job and/or is the misophonia effecting your job performance?
You may be a candidate for Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy, or MCRT.
Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R, with over 20 years of clinical experience, a New York University graduate, developed Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy and founded Misophonia Cognitive Center™ in response to the growing number of people with Misophonia coming to his private practice from audiologists and ENTs. He discovered that by helping people to retrain and reinterpret the thoughts around their Misophonia, anxiety and depression symptoms began to improve. But even more important so did the Misophonic trigger response.
What are some of the largest online misophonia discussion forums? Misophonia is a Greek word that means hatred of sounds and it creates great distress for various people. People with misophonia cannot process certain sounds and noises such as pen clicking, foot-tapping, and clock ticking. As a result, they respond to the sound with anger and irritation. People often misunderstand their problems, which creates conflict. That is why people with misophonia often live in total isolation.
Many people suffering from the condition can’t eat a meal with their families because chewing is one of the triggers of the condition. Thus, they eat alone in their room to avoid any problems. People with the condition lose hope for recovery because they think misophonia doesn’t have any reputable treatment. However, you can adopt various therapies to reduce the symptoms.
Firstly, people suffering from this issue should identify the triggers and patterns to understand their tolerance level. Secondly, they should determine whether they are suffering from misophonia for an underlying condition or not. Once they find this information, they can identify a technique to cope with the situation. Certain techniques can help to reduce negative reactions such as agitation and anger to the triggering sounds.
Many people don’t realize how irritating it can be to hear irritating and repetitive sounds. They think that the person with misophonia is making a fuss about the sound. Thus, they continue making the sound, instead of stopping it. As a result, they create more problems for the person suffering from the condition.
People who don’t understand how misophonia feels should consider the chalk scrapped on the chalkboard. The sound of the chalk screeching on the board can irritate anyone. When people listen to this annoying sound, they leap to stop it immediately. But, their reaction is not as aggressive as a person with misophonia. This is because they are suffering from a syndrome.
It is difficult to educate people about a disease that they cannot experience. That is why a lot of people don’t understand how a triggering sound can force a person to fight and flight situations. If you are suffering from the condition and want help to cope with the triggering sounds, you should check these informative forums and resources:
This is a resource site where you can find a plethora of information to deal with the condition. Visit this link, if you want to learn about misophonia triggers and techniques to manage them.
On this resource page, you can learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of misophonia.
This is another platform with valuable content for misophonia patients. If you are one of them, you should go through this page.
Want to learn how people suffering from misophonia deal with the condition? If yes, then you should check this forum page. On this page, you can find numerous discussion topics as well as create a new topic according to your problem.
Mental health forum is another site to communicate with people dealing with misophonia. You can read the story of people having the same sound disorder as you are.
Are you looking for a specialist in NYC who can help you with misophonia? If yes, then you should contact the Misophonia Cognitive Center ™. At our NYC clinic, you can communicate with Stephen Geller Katz, a professional misophonia specialist with over 20 years of experience.
For appointments and more information, contact us at 646-585-2251.