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Candid conversations with people who live with Misophonia. Misophonia is a disorder in which there is a strong sensitivity to certain sounds. A person with misophonia feels rage and an inability to focus on anything but that sound. It feels like a fight-or-flight response. Host Adeel Ahmad has misophonia and interviews other "misophones" from around the world. All episodes are edited to be more sensory-friendly including equalization and brown noise. If you'd like to be a guest, go to https://misophoniapodcast.com. Theme music is "jltf" by Moby, courtesy of https://mobygratis.com The contents of this podcast should not be considered medical advice or therapy.

The Misophonia Podcast Adeel Ahmad

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 88 Ratings

Candid conversations with people who live with Misophonia. Misophonia is a disorder in which there is a strong sensitivity to certain sounds. A person with misophonia feels rage and an inability to focus on anything but that sound. It feels like a fight-or-flight response. Host Adeel Ahmad has misophonia and interviews other "misophones" from around the world. All episodes are edited to be more sensory-friendly including equalization and brown noise. If you'd like to be a guest, go to https://misophoniapodcast.com. Theme music is "jltf" by Moby, courtesy of https://mobygratis.com The contents of this podcast should not be considered medical advice or therapy.

    S7E28 - Taylor

    S7E28 - Taylor

    Taylor is a project manager in California. Taylor talks about her home life and how growing up with alcoholic parents may have contributed to her misophonia. She also discuss their hypersensitivity and how it affects her relationships. She shares her experiences in school and the support she received from teachers along the way. She shares how she copes with triggers and the importance of supportive relationships. Taylor also talks about seeking professional help and her experience with hypnotherapy. She highlights her passion for music and how it serves as a creative outlet. We also end with some of the positive aspects, or lessons that can come from living with misophonia. 
        
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    S7E27 - Bob

    S7E27 - Bob

    This week I'm talking to Bob, from Liverpool. He shares his experience with misophonia and how it has impacted his life. He discusses his early triggers and reactions, as well as the lack of understanding and resentment he felt from his family. Bob also talks about the expansion of his triggers and the sensory issues he faces. He explores the role of the amygdala in misophonia and the challenges of coping strategies. Finally, he discusses the connection between misophonia and bipolar disorder and his search for solutions. Bob also discusses his coping methods for misophonia and how he manages his psychotic episodes. He shares his experiences with different treatments, including bilateral stimulation and a ketogenic diet. Bob also talks about the impact of misophonia on his relationships and how he communicates his needs to others. He emphasizes the importance of improving overall health and finding individualized coping strategies. 
     
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    Order "Sounds like Misophonia" - by Dr. Jane Gregory and I

    Sponsored by the personal journaling app I developed:
    Basal - hellobasal.com
    For iOS and Android
    Writing prompts and summaries for your journal entries by AI from the perspective of a therapist.

    Web: https://misophoniapodcast.com

    Email: hello@misophoniapodcast.com
    Send me any feedback! Also, if you want some beautiful podcast stickers shoot over your address.

    YouTube channel (with caption transcriptions)

    Social:
    Instagram - @misophoniapodcast
    Facebook - misophoniapodcast
    Twitter/X - @misophoniashow

    Download the official Misophonia Podcast app!
    For iOS and Android
    Podcast episodes, background sounds, a trigger journal, a panic button, and tons of resources on all things miso. Absolutely free!

    SoQuiet - Misophonia Advocacy
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    S7E26 - Dr. Jennifer Brout - 2024 Edition

    S7E26 - Dr. Jennifer Brout - 2024 Edition

    I’m excited to have back on the show, Dr. Jennifer Brout.  We discuss various aspects of misophonia, including family accommodations, coping skills, and the importance of research. Jennifer emphasizes the need for more research on family functioning and children's development in relation to misophonia. We also talk about the role of epigenetics in gene expression and the potential adaptive nature of misophonia. We talk about neuroscience, epigenetic and the possible role of evolution on misophonia and sensory disorders more broadly. She emphasizes the need for multidisciplinary research, guidelines for seeking treatment, and the importance of an accurate description of misophonia. 
      
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    Order "Sounds like Misophonia" - by Dr. Jane Gregory and I

    Sponsored by the personal journaling app I developed:
    Basal - hellobasal.com
    For iOS and Android
    Writing prompts and summaries for your journal entries by AI from the perspective of a therapist.

    Web: https://misophoniapodcast.com

    Email: hello@misophoniapodcast.com
    Send me any feedback! Also, if you want some beautiful podcast stickers shoot over your address.

    YouTube channel (with caption transcriptions)

    Social:
    Instagram - @misophoniapodcast
    Facebook - misophoniapodcast
    Twitter/X - @misophoniashow

    Download the official Misophonia Podcast app!
    For iOS and Android
    Podcast episodes, background sounds, a trigger journal, a panic button, and tons of resources on all things miso. Absolutely free!

    SoQuiet - Misophonia Advocacy
    https://soquiet.org
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 13 min
    S7E25 - Esther

    S7E25 - Esther

    Esther is a student in the UK. She talks about her journey of healing through prayer and the positive impact it has had on her misophonia. She discusses the challenges she faced in school and how she found relief through noise-canceling headphones. Esther emphasizes the importance of supportive relationships and understanding from family and friends. She encourages others to explore the connection between faith and healing in their own lives. 
      
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    Order "Sounds like Misophonia" - by Dr. Jane Gregory and I

    Sponsored by the personal journaling app I developed:
    Basal - hellobasal.com
    For iOS and Android
    Writing prompts and summaries for your journal entries by AI from the perspective of a therapist.

    Web: https://misophoniapodcast.com

    Email: hello@misophoniapodcast.com
    Send me any feedback! Also, if you want some beautiful podcast stickers shoot over your address.

    YouTube channel (with caption transcriptions)

    Social:
    Instagram - @misophoniapodcast
    Facebook - misophoniapodcast
    Twitter/X - @misophoniashow

    Download the official Misophonia Podcast app!
    For iOS and Android
    Podcast episodes, background sounds, a trigger journal, a panic button, and tons of resources on all things miso. Absolutely free!

    SoQuiet - Misophonia Advocacy
    https://soquiet.org
    Support the show

    • 38 min
    S7E24 - Sipora, LCSW

    S7E24 - Sipora, LCSW

    In this conversation, Sipora and Adeel discuss the topic of misophonia and the use of coherence therapy in its treatment. Sipora shares her personal journey with misophonia and how she became interested in helping others with the condition. They delve into the concept of memory consolidation and how it relates to misophonia. Sipora explains the process of coherence therapy and its focus on emotional learning. They also touch on the role of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) in misophonia treatment. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the importance of nervous system regulation and self-care in managing misophonia. In this conversation, Adeel and Sipora discuss the complexity of misophonia and the potential for healing. They explore the concept of multiple memories and schemas, highlighting the need to heal all inner children and schemas associated with misophonia. The conversation delves into different therapeutic techniques, including coherence therapy and EMDR, as well as the potential of medications like propranolol. They challenge the concept of misophonia as a permanent disability and emphasize the brain's ability to change. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the importance of personal work and the ongoing journey of understanding and managing misophonia.
     
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    Takeaways


    Coherence therapy is a treatment approach that focuses on memory consolidation and emotional learning.Misophonia can be a complex condition with different triggers and responses for each individual.Nervous system regulation and self-care are important factors in managing misophonia.Other therapies, such as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and internal family systems (IFS), may also be helpful in treating misophonia. Misophonia can be a complex condition with multiple memories and schemas associated with it.Healing all inner children and schemas is crucial in addressing misophonia and complex trauma.Different therapeutic techniques, such as coherence therapy and EMDR, can be effective in treating misophonia.The brain has the ability to change, and misophonia is not necessarily a permanent disability. 
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    Order "Sounds like Misophonia" - by Dr. Jane Gregory and I

    Sponsored by the personal journaling app I developed:
    Basal - hellobasal.com
    For iOS and Android
    Writing prompts and summaries for your journal entries by AI from the perspective of a therapist.

    Web: https://misophoniapodcast.com

    Email: hello@misophoniapodcast.com
    Send me any feedback! Also, if you want some beautiful podcast stickers shoot over your address.

    YouTube channel (with caption transcriptions)

    Social:
    Instagram - @misophoniapodcast
    Facebook - misophoniapodcast
    Twitter/X - @misophoniashow

    Download the official Misophonia Podcast app!
    For iOS and Android
    Podcast episodes, background sounds, a trigger journal, a panic button, and tons of resources on all things miso. Absolutely free!

    SoQuiet - Misophonia Advocacy
    https://soquiet.org
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S7E23 - Liz G. 2

    S7E23 - Liz G. 2

    This week I’m talking to Liz who was actually a guest back in season 5. We catch up and she shares how her misophonia is triggered by repetitive sounds and how it has affected her interactions with others. Liz also talks about her son's autism and how his sensory processing disorder differs from her misophonia. The conversation explores the evolutionary aspect of misophonia and the need for a shift in societal understanding and support for neurodivergent individuals. She discusses her use of humor as a coping mechanism for misophonia. She shares stories of unusual encounters and stupid situations that have occurred throughout her life. Liz also talks about her love life and relationships, including the challenges she faces due to misophonia. She discusses her coping methods, such as listening to music, and the paranoia she developed during postpartum depression. Liz also mentions her comorbid condition of migraines and the lack of awareness and connections she has found with other misophonia sufferers. Lastly, she discusses the challenges of accessing appropriate therapies for her son's autism.
     
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    Order "Sounds like Misophonia" - by Dr. Jane Gregory and I

    Sponsored by the personal journaling app I developed:
    Basal - hellobasal.com
    For iOS and Android
    Writing prompts and summaries for your journal entries by AI from the perspective of a therapist.

    Web: https://misophoniapodcast.com

    Email: hello@misophoniapodcast.com
    Send me any feedback! Also, if you want some beautiful podcast stickers shoot over your address.

    YouTube channel (with caption transcriptions)

    Social:
    Instagram - @misophoniapodcast
    Facebook - misophoniapodcast
    Twitter/X - @misophoniashow

    Download the official Misophonia Podcast app!
    For iOS and Android
    Podcast episodes, background sounds, a trigger journal, a panic button, and tons of resources on all things miso. Absolutely free!

    SoQuiet - Misophonia Advocacy
    https://soquiet.org
    Support the show

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Best thank yous ,

Connection and Community

As a super sensitive person, I am often isolated out of the need for less stimulation. But as an extrovert by nature, this leaves me often depressed. Listening to this podcast helps me navigate better in the world, and be compassionate with myself, to appreciate my life as a sensitive person, to not feel so alone.

Schmoopyy ,

Too much background noise

Why are there all these random sounds. I was so happy to find a podcast on a subject like this and then halfway through the episode it sounds like white noise in the background. Is this on purpose? It's maddening.

Listening-mom ,

Informative and helpful!

Listening to be more aware of my child’s misophonia. So helpful! I shared it with three other people immediately!

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