Emetophobia – The Fear of Vomiting

Leicester Therapy Centre

What is Emetophobia?

Emetophobia is an intense, irrational fear of being sick. Either yourself or others, often the two fears coincide with each other making it worse for the sufferer.

It is a very common phobia and ranks among one of the Top 10 phobias in the UK. It makes you very afraid of being sick yourself or being in the presence of someone who is either going to be sick or is sick in front of you.

The fear of vomiting (Emetophobia) is debilitating to the sufferers life because you will begin to alter your activities to avoid doing things that have even the slightest chance of making you feel sick.

Causes of Emetophobia

The fear of vomiting is surprisingly common and usually starts because an          incident of vomiting (either your own or someone else) was associated with an extreme fear reaction and then the two (extreme fear and vomiting) become associated in the mind.

Of course no one enjoys vomiting,  it is the bodies natural way of looking after itself so it is in fact a healing process, that you do not need to be afraid of.

If you think you are in fear of being sick, see how hypnotherapy can help you reduce stress and anxiety around your Emetophobia.

Once the association between fear and vomiting is hypnotically changed you will be able to start to relax with the idea of being sick. Then you can start leading your life in a normal and satisfying way again!

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