- fear of being sick
sometimes known as emetephobia, phagaphobia or vimitaphobia, is an irrational
and intense fear of being sick. It is actually the sixth most common phobia
in the UK.
is not a pleasant experience for any of us but for somebody who is unfortunate
enough to suffer with emetophobia, even the idea of vomiting is absolutely
sufferers find emetophobia or emetephobia totally governs their lives.
They are unable to eat out in restauraunts or even eat socially at all.
They avoid any place or situation where there is the possibility of either
themselves or others being sick. The very thought or suggestion of being
sick, even the written word, can lead to panic and distress.
tend to identify vomiting with dirt and germs and can be obsessive about
hygiene and will also avoid places such as public toilets. Indeed many
suffers may also have trouble with other hygiene related problems. Those
suffering with emetophobia are often mistaken as having an eating disorder
of some kind. This is because they tend to eat very little and as we have
mentioned, rarely in public.
Emetophobia or emetephobia is frequently related to other fears such as
choking, gagging, drowning, germs, hospitals and social phobia.
is the difference between a fear and a phobia like emetophobia or emetephobia?
speaking the main difference between a fear and a phobia is the severity
of the emotional reaction. For example, a strong dislike of spiders is
a fear - a person may feel uncomfortable around them, not want to go near
one but that's as far as it goes. A phobia, on the other hand, is an irrational,
uncontrollable, intense fear that can produce a physical reaction.
is hypnotherapy better that any other treatment for phobias like emetophobia
for example emetophobia or emetephobia, are often a symbolic reaction
to a previous, unknown experience, frequently from early childhood. Using
hypno-analysis, we can find the originating course of the phobia and release
the 'bottled-up' emotions attached to it and thereby 'dissolving' the
phobia. Most phobias are not directly related to the cause of the emotion
but are a symbolic representation and this is invariably the case with
emetophobia and emetephobia.
For example, many people suffer with a phobia or fear of flying (aviophobia
Most have never experienced a plane crash but have an intense, physical
fear of getting on an aeroplane. This is actually a fear of being out
of control but their brain projects or symbolises this onto flying (aviophobia
Hypnotherapy is therefore, very effective in the treatment of fears and
phobias, as the originating cause is identified and the connected emotions
released. The mind no longer has a need for protection and the phobia
disappears. Other treatments may simply mask the symptoms - anti-anxiety
drugs, for example, may help but they do not remove the cause.
do I know the hypnotherapy will work for my emetophobia or emetephobia?
phobia is 'an external symbolic interpretation of an internal anxiety.
When someone finds his or herself in a situation that creates intense
emotion, the person's subconscious mind has the ability to repress or
'bottle-up' these emotions if they are just too much to cope with. To
guard against that person getting into a similar situation again, the
'psyche' then creates a phobia. For example, if a child was bitten by
a dog, he is likely to develop a fear of dogs or if someone had a near
drowning experience they may develop a fear of water (hydrophobia).
However, many fears and phobias do not bear an obvious connection to any
known experience and that is where hypno-analysis comes in. Every symptom
has a cause so it is simply a case of finding that cause and the treatment
will be successful.
case is not that simple, how can hypnotherapy help me with my emetophobia
are all different with different experiences and symptoms and every individual
should be treated according to there own, personal set of circumstances.
We offer everyone a free initial consultation to meet and discuss their
personal needs and concerns and this way, we can offer the most appropriate
treatment for that individual.
other fears and phobias can be treated using hypnotherapy?
about any fear or phobia can be helped using hypnotherapy, including fear
of flying (aviophobia
fear of being sick (emetophobia
fear of heights (acrophobia
fear of enclosed spaces (cleithrophobia,
cleisiophobia or clithrophobia)
, fear of open spaces (agoraphobia),
fear of crowds (enochlophobia,
demophobia or ochlophobia),
fear of dogs (cynophobia),
fear of birds (ornithophobia),
fear of fire (arsonphobia
fear of water (hydrophobia),
fear of spiders (arachnephobia
to name but a few. The list is endless as anyone can develop a fear or
phobia of absolutely anything.
the following phobias can be treated:
Contreltophobia, Dystychiphobia, Aerophobia, Aeronausiphobia, Monophobia,
Bacteriophobia, Erythrophobia, Erytophobia, Ereuthophobia, Osmophobia,
Osphresiophobia, Amaxophobia, Anginophobia, Molysmophobia, Molysomophobia
Contamination, Herpetophobia, Odontophobia, Phagophobia, Atychiphobia,
Kakorrhaphiophobia, Kolpophobia, Eurotophobia, Genophobia, Heterophobia,
Sexophobia, Agraphobia, Contreltophobia, Coitophobia, Erotophobia, Pnigophobia,
Pnigerophobia, Ophidiophobia, Snakephobia, Social Phobia, Bufonophobia,
Dishabillophobia, Gynephobia, Gynophobia.
Phobia (social anxiety)
is a very distressing fear of being embarrassed or humiliated in public
situations: a fear of being judged. It is incredibly common and can completely
govern the life of the sufferer. They will avoid any situation where there
is a possibility that they may be 'put on the spot'. Anyone suffering
with social phobia has a tendency to worry about how others perceive them
and has a fear of being exposed to unfamiliar people where they may be
open to scrutiny. The social phobic often has a poor self image, a fear
of rejection, is overly sensitive and may have an inferiority complex.
There are numerous symptoms associated with social phobia including the
following: Blushing, fear of public speaking, stuttering or stammering,
lack of confidence, twitching, sexual inhibitions, fear of failure and
(sometimes known as paruresis,) is a condition endured by many men where
they are unable to urinate in front of others or in any place that is
unfamiliar to them. This will vary in severity depending on the individual
concerned and the circumstances involved. It is a problem that can grow
worse when stress and anxiety levels are high. It is an embarrassing condition
for those who suffer from it and as such very few will actually consult
and other phobias
Emetophobia treated with analytical