Whether you’re a parent, adult with misophonia, or a clinician, we have coping skills.
Join a Misophonia Education event with Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout and learn coping skills, psychoeducation, and how to manage misophonia on a daily basis. There is no treatment for misophonia, but it can be managed and there is hope. We have classes for clinicians, parents of misophonia sufferers, families, and adults with misophonia.
Regulate, Reason, Reassure (or RRR), is an extensive coping skills program and class created by Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout. These classes are offered for teenagers, young adults and adults, parents, and clinicians. Clinicians can join any class below, or take our on-demand at your-own-pace Clinician class. RRR classes for teens, adults, and parents are live classes that are on-going and 2 nights per session. While we also offer smaller special-topic classes and research events, the bulk of our coping skills are provided through the RRR training sessions. Unlike many therapies or services offered, RRR does not promise false-hope or a cure, it is a coping skills approach from a sensory regulation perspective that helps the individual, clinician, or parent to re-frame misophonia and learn to cope as best as they can.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is RRR?
Regulate, Reason, Reassure, or “RRR” is a coping skills class for parents, (kids, teens, young adults), adults, or clinicians who are looking for a way to manage and understand misophonia. RRR combined psychoeducation, cognitive therapies, and a sensory self-regulation approach. RRR has three manuals: one for parents, one for adults, and one for clinicians. Together with these manuals, RRR forms a coping skills class for all ages.
Who came up with RRR?
Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout, a psych doctor in the United States came up with RRR as a response to her child, and her own misophonia. Dr. Brout has worked tirelessly on sensory-overresponsivity and auditory over-responsivity (which later became coined as misophonia) for two decades. Dr. Brout formed the SenNetwork in the mid 2000s, and went on to found the Duke Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program in 2007, which went on to become the present day Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation (CMER). Presently, Dr, Brout runs the International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN), and is co-director of Misophonia Education.
How do I take a Coping Skills (RRR) class?
Coping Skills classes are held online via Zoom. Registrations are done through our website, www.misophoniaeducation.com, and each class has its own registration. Clinicians and teachers classes are on-demand, where classes for parents, adults, teens, and young adults are live over the course of two nights.
Hosted by Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout
Jennifer Jo Brout is the Director of the International Misophonia Research Network). She is a New York State Certified School Psychologist, a Connecticut Professional Licensed Counselor, and holds a Doctorate in School/Clinical-Child Psychology. Disappointed by her own experiences with the state of the field when seeking help for her own child in 1999, Dr. Brout began efforts to establish better research practice, improved diagnosis, and innovative clinical practice related to auditory over-responsivity. Dr. Brout has been at the forefront of research in this area for over 18 years, having established the Sensation and Emotion Network (SENetwork) in 2007, along with Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program at Duke University in 2008 (now the Misophonia and Emotion Regulation Program. She graduated from New York University, Columbia University, and Ferkauf School of Psychology (at Albert Einstein School of Medicine) respectively. She is also the mother of adult triplets, and is a Misophonia sufferer herself.
- Scientific American: Misophonia Might Not Be about Hating Sounds After All
- Australian Broadcasting Co: When Sounds are More than Just Annoying 9/2016
- Washington Post 4/19/Many People Find the Sound of Chewing Annoying. But For Some, it Produces Panic or Rage
- ENT & Audiology News 5/2019/Misophonia–a Psychological Disorder?
- Self: 6 Ways I’m Coping With My Misophonia, Which Is Worse Than Ever in the Pandemic