Neural “Rewiring” Treatment
This treatment seems to only be effective when a person has specific triggers. For example, if a person is triggered only by his brother or husband, then this treatment may work for you. If you are triggered by sniffing by anyone and anywhere, then this treatment will not work or will take a long time.
Also, when treating children, any behavioral issues must be addressed simultaneously, which is the primary career focus of Tom Dozier.
I (Tom) want to preface this page with a big success! I gave the first treatment to a 10-year-old girl last week, and she and her mother did the homework each day. Today (7/3/13) when I tested her for sensitivity to the trigger sound, she had no reaction – none! This does not mean that she is cured, just that she is not responding to the recorded trigger sound (which is a big improvement). I also provided treatment to an 8-yr-old. She is making great progress, but much of the treatment is actually provided by her parents. To date, about 50% of the patients are showing reduced reaction to trigger sounds and sights.
This new treatment for misophonia ( patent pending) was developed by Tom Dozier and is based on the fundamental science and research of human reflexes. This treatment helps you in the following areas.
1. Understand what your body does when you hear a trigger and why.
2. Deal with your existing triggers to prevent strengthening them and to minimize pain, anguish, and guilt.
3. Prevent the development of new misophonia triggers.
4. Reduce or eliminate specific triggers through “rewiring” the neural connections in your Autonomic Nervous System.
This treatment system generally provides significant relief to the pain and anguish of one misophonia trigger in a few weeks. The complete treatment takes longer. This has only been demonstrated on a few individuals. Some respond to this treatment better than others. One person seemed to show no improvement for 6 weeks, but then observed some very positive improvement.
This treatment is a POSITIVE EXPERIENCE your you. It is not painful. It is not distressing. It is appropriate for the most timid of people. It is appropriate for both children and adults.
The treatment is a “happy treatment” method. It is a “NO PAIN” method. In fact, our motto is “Pain Means No Gain.” This may be hard to believe, but it is true.
Misophonia appears to be an acquired involuntary reflex reaction to specific sounds. This form of reaction (called respondent behavior) has been shown to develop through an experience process. The process is a pairing on the specific sound with the distressed physiological condition. A neurological connection is formed between the sound and the emotional/physiological condition. This is actually neural wiring in the the Autonomic Nervous System of the brain stem (the lizard brain, or the type of brain that a lizard has). The treatment Tom Dozier developed “rewires” the neural connection that controls the misophonia reaction. This is done by creating a pairing between the trigger sound and a positive physiological/emotional condition. After repeated pairings, the neural wiring changes. The misophonia reaction to the trigger decreases and can even completely go away. Each treatment session includes a discussion about misophonia and a “rewiring” treatment. The “rewiring” treatment last about 30 minutes. The individual is expected to do a similar treatment as homework most days. A full course of treatment is about 9 weeks, which will probably overcome the 3 worst triggers that the person has.
The initial results are VERY exciting. For example, one person had a reduction in the severity of his reaction to the trigger sound from 9 to 4 after 2 treatments. Another person had a reduction in reaction from a 6 to a 2. The person with the most treatments so far had a drop in her overall rating on the Misophonia Assessment Questionnaire as follows:
- Before treatment – 41
- After 2 treatments – 17
- After 4 treatments – 7 (Misophonia is no longer a debilitating condition for her!)
- After 6 treatments – 9
- After 15 treatments – 9
- 8 months after treatment started – 5
This new treatment has been used successfully with children as young as 8 years old and with adults of all ages. If you would like to try this treatment, contact a provider on the “Treatment Providers” page. This treatment can be provided by Skype or in person.
The Treatment: The first session is designed to understand the patients unique misophonia experience and determine how to provide the “rewiring” treatment. The time and cost of the first session can be greatly reduced by the patient watching the “Overcoming Misophonia” webinar.
The “rewiring” treatments start the 2nd week. Sessions last 1 hour and include a 30 minute “rewiring” treatment. You will also have daily homework that takes 30 minutes, which requires the Trigger Tamer app. It is expected that treatment will require 9-15 sessions. If this treatment is right for you, you should see positive results after 2 rewiring treatments.
This treatment is best for a person who has a few serious triggers, and the triggers are limited to specific individuals. If you are triggered by a sound with a lot of variety (like any chewing sound) that is made by anyone, then the treatment is more difficult, takes longer, and may not work at all.
Cost: The cost of the treatment is set by each provider, but is now lower because of the TriggerTamer app. The app automates the treatment process, reducing therapist time required for treatment. For example, Tom Dozier charges $100 per hour. The first week is usually 1 hour, but can be less if you watch the Overcoming Misophonia webinar. The second week is also an hour, which includes a treatment session. After that, each weekly session is 15-30 minutes ($25-$50). The app costs $190 on iTunes, but includes 1 hr of Tom Dozier time plus help creating 2 trigger files.
Free Treatment: Tom Dozier will provide 3 free treatment sessions per week through 2014. If you cannot afford treatment, contact Tom to be added to the “free treatment” waiting list. If you would like to be on the free treatment list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guarantee: Tom Dozier provides an unconditional money-back guarantee for this treatment. The guarantee is a satisfaction or money back guarantee. There are no specific conditions for the guarantee. Ask other providers if they provide any guarantee for their treatments.
For more information about starting treatment, contact a treatment provider today.