The app lets your brain experience a very positive stimulus (music or other activity) while occasionally hearing small bits of triggers. This experience may reduce your response to specific misophonia triggers. As your response slowly declines, you can slowly increase the length and volume of the trigger to maintain a tiny miso-response. This is intended to be a very pleasant experience – a Happy Time as it says in the app.
Load your favorite music from iTunes. You can load a trigger using iTunes or record and edit a trigger with the app. Your job is to relax (or dance) to the music, and allow your misophonic response to fade away.
This method has reduces the misophonic response in people with 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.
Relaxing muscles before triggers has been reported to reduce the misophonic response. This app can also be used to practice the behavioral skill of relaxing (which is a behavior learned through practice).
Caution: Do not use the Trigger Tamer if it is unpleasant. Don't "be tough" and use a strong trigger. This app is for wimps. Take it easy, start with a very low volume, short trigger that creates and "eye blink" size reaction. Allow your response to change slowly. When the response decreases, you can then increase the length and volume of the trigger, always keeping your response very small and brief.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.