You feel that you have been given the run around by professionals, you may have even been diagnosed with something that you don’t agree with such as anxiety, anorexia, or depression. I know you have tried all sorts of ways of solving your problem with panic and fear including some weird and wonderful remedies because you are desperately trying to overcome it naturally.
At times you feel isolated, anxious, crazy, weird, alone, frustrated, depressed, angry, stressed, tired of keeping it to yourself, fed up of getting nowhere. Sometimes you even feel detached from what is going on around you.
What is Emetophobia?
Emetophobia has a number of other names that it has been labelled with such terms as Emetephobia, Vomitophobia, Specific Fear of Vomiting (SPOV) Globus Hystericus and others!
It is essentially a fear of being sick and tends to have quite dramatic consequences for those who suffer from it.
Often I also come across and provide a treatment for the fear of choking which can also be a symptom of anxiety.
Research shows us that around 9% ) figs approx as of 2013) of the UK female population have some form of Emetophobia – that is a huge number.
Because of the large number of physical problems that are often associated with being sick, Emetophobia can “migrate” and become confused with other Phobic responses. (In other words, people may suffer from Emetophobia but believe that their phobia is in fact something else.)ÿ
These other phobias can include:
- The fear of choking on food
- The fear of seeing others being sick
- The fear of becoming pregnant (due to morning sickness)
- The fear of drowning
- The fear of being sick in public
- The fear of eating dairy products
- The fear of eating under-
- The fear of being judged (Social Phobia)
Emetophobia seems to be associated with people who have an analytical personality type also associated with deep thinking and in people who might also suffer a little OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
Another rather remarkable characteristic of the Emetophobia sufferer is that it has usually been many years since they were actually sick, with most of the Anxiety and Stress surrounding Emetophobia being all about how to “avoid being sick”.
Emetophobia also can be accompanied by panic attacks. To stop a panic attack you first have to learn exactly what it is you are doing to create it in the first place. Mostly this involves looking at your belief systems, psychological foundations and your thinking styles, all of which are covered within the Thrive Programme. Next time you begin to create a panic attack get in touch with your thoughts and see how unhelpful they are, the next step is to interrupt that process by changing the thoughts and ward off the attack. Sounds easy doesn’t it, well it actually is once you have learned how to to this. You can learn tecniques which can be useful to stop those panic attacks fast and naturally, however wouldn’t it be better to know how not to create them in the first place?
Treatments for Emetophobia
The most successful and predictable intervention for treating Emetophobia has been the Thrive Programme
The THRIVE programme can help you to totally transform your current thinking processes around Emetophobia and show you how to manage the way you see the “world” with much more “perspective” which has always been lost with Emetophobia sufferers.
Emetophobia Video Testimonial
Watch Callum’s story below
Emetophobia Research Paper
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Listen to my Radio Interview all about Emetophobia & the Thrive Programme