Fear of Being Sick / Fear of Vomitting
Hypnotherapy for Emetophobia
The phobia of being sick or of being around someone who might be sick is called emetophobia. It is believed to be the sixth most common phobia in existence.
Given this frequency, it’s somewhat surprising that this is a condition rarely discussed. Because of this, many people who suffer from a fear of being sick do so with a sense of shame, and the belief that they are one of the very few living with this phobia.
When taken to its extreme, the fear of emetophobia can lead to a life lived under a cloud of almost constant anxiety which curtails and restricts many otherwise normal activities. Those experiencing a severe phobia of being sick or vomiting may avoid restaurants and social events, and families can be torn apart as mothers find it difficult to bond with their baby for fear that the child will vomit.
For those with a fear of being sick, socializing and travel can become an absolute nightmare as they focus on the possibility of experiencing sickness – their own, or someone else's.
I suffered terribly for 14 years, so much so that my life was almost put on hold because of it. I tried all sorts of treatments, psychiatry, reflexology, the list goes on. You broke the fear where no other method could...
- Paul Nightingale, Essex
Emetophobia and the fear of being sick can trigger acute anxiety and panic attacks, as the person with a fear of vomiting is caught up in the cycle of escalating fear.
Paradoxically, though, the great majority of people who have a phobia of being sick rarely are. It is the fear that they may be sick – or that they might be around someone who vomits – that produces the severe anxiety and panic response.
Phobia of Being Sick – The Cause
No one was born with the fear of being sick. Like other phobias, it is something that is acquired – most often in childhood – on the person’s life journey. At some time in the past, the emetophobic person has experienced anxiety and fear in relationship to being sick. This may have been when they themselves were sick, but is more often a result of witnessing someone else vomiting and being sick and this fear has become a ‘conditioned response’.
How to Get Over Emetophobia
It is important to realize that the fear of being sick is a symptom of an anxiety disorder. In treating the originating cause of the anxiety disorder itself, the person can be helped to fully recover.
With modern, cutting edge CHI-HypnoTherapy™techniques, we can uncover the underlying reason for this fear – and once this is accomplished then the phobia can be neutralized.
You might well be amazed at how easy it is for you to get over emetophobia and move forward with your life in a much more settled and free way.
If you suffer from the fear of being sick or vomit, rest assured that emetophopia help is available. There is no need for you to continue to wonder how to get over emetophobia. Through advanced, CHI-HypnoTherapy™ , you really can be free of this debilitating and restrictive phobia.
Working with our therapists
With advanced hypnotic techniques, we specialize in guiding and helping people reach and realise their own inner wisdom, together we can help you find your way out of the fear of being sick.
If you are seeking emetophobia help then call us now on 0121 449 0659. You'll be amazed at the results!
Birmingham hypnotherapy sessions for fear of being sick are available.
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