This app lets you experience your favorite music and painlessly be exposed to tiny amounts of one of your triggers. The trigger is altered and greatly reduced so that you don't have a real misophonic reaction. All that you experience is a very minor "tap" on your body. Under this condition, your Lizard Brain (autonomic nervous system) may slowly stop responding to the trigger.
The treatment really is "Happy Time" because your trigger only creates an "eye-blink" strength response to it. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you have guidance for the use of the app from Tom Dozier for maximum benefit from this app.
You will need to load your favorite music (mp3 files) onto your phone in the Music directory. You can then import the triggers into the Trigger Tamer and create a playlist.
This Trigger Tamer has the feature of recording and editing your trigger sounds. The recording and editing features are easy to use. You will probably want someone less to do this job for you.
The Trigger Tamer allows you to control the volume and length of the trigger so that you have only a tiny response to it. Most people only have a tiny physical response -- no (or minimal) emotions. You also control how often you hear a trigger. You are the boss. You control your treatment. Again... It is a non-aversive trigger. NO PAIN.
The Trigger Tamer has allowed the miso-response to die away when a person has very specific triggers. For example, if you trigger to the sound of a family member chewing, but not strangers, this method may be effective. If you trigger to the chewing sounds of anyone (and anywhere), then this method is unlikely to produce improvement in the way you react to real-life trigger sounds. AS OF THE END OF 2016, THERE HAVE BEEN NO SUCCESSFUL CASES OF ELIMINATING THE RESPONSE TO A GENERAL TRIGGER SO THAT THE SOUND NO LONGER CAUSES A PROBLEM RESPONSE IN A REAL LIFE SITUATION.
You will see great difference when the trigger is short (0.2 to 0.8 seconds) and soft. At a low level, you will not trigger at all. You can then increase the length of the trigger and the volume until your misophonia reaction is almost like an "eye blink." You will feel it slightly, but it will end instantly. At this level, there is generally no (or minimal) emotional reaction.
Without the emotional reaction, you can pay attention to your physical reaction to the trigger sound, which varies greatly from person to person. You will feel it, but not have the typical emotional reaction. Under these conditions over 95% of individuals have identified a physical reflex that is part of the misophonia response to the trigger. The Trigger Tamer allows your lizard brain (your brain stem) to reduce your reflex response to the trigger.
There are 7 tutorial videos for this app at https://misophoniatreatment.com/trigger-tamer-app/
This app works on most older Android phones. It has been tested on Android 2.3.4.
Revision 3.3 has been tested to work on Android 4.4, 5, 6, and 7.