Relaxation is the theme of today's post because this morning I made some interesting revelations about myself, with the help of a new therapist who I'm seeing to help me learn how to better cope with my misophonia. (Yes, believe it or not he and some of his colleagues do see people on weekends. I was quite impressed that he offered to meet me on a Sunday. He said he usually comes in to catch up with his admin stuff.) Although I wasn't surprised by many of the things we discussed, it certainly brought new light to my experiences over the years... Particularly how increased stress throughout my life may be one of the main reasons why my misophonia symptoms significantly increased over the years.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I was looking into different therapists who might have some experiences dealing with conditions that are similar to misophonia - such as those that involve anxiety or neurological conditions. This particular therapist's bio was the one that referred to working with PTSD patients and having experience with Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). I initially called him to learn more about REBT, to see what it was all about and to discuss whether it might be an potential therapy for my misophonia. When he returned my call, I was taken aback by how interested he was with my