Many people have emetophobia, but this fear is almost never mentioned or discussed. Simply put, this phobia is a fear of vomit. Those with severe emetophobia will do anything to avoid throwing up or the sight of vomit. Although emetophobics typically cope by avoiding the source of their fear, it can be cured with techniques such as Ericksonian hypnosis therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Emetophobia is an extremely common fear with far ranging consequences for its sufferers. Some people will not eat out or with guests out of fear of developing a stomach ailment. Expectant women with emetophobia are often scared of developing morning sickness. The condition also makes it difficult for parents to care for their infants or tend to their young children if they fall ill.
Emetophobia can affect a person’s willingness and ability to travel. One might be scared of going to a distant country and catching an illness. Many emetophobia sufferers avoid public places because they are afraid of falling ill or even witnessing someone else getting sick. The fear also interferes with one’s ability to hold jobs in certain fields, such as medicine and hospital care.
Emetophobia is often caused by childhood incidents. Sufferers may recall the unpleasant feeling of being ill and wish to avoid it at all costs. They may also dread getting ill because they link it with a lack of physical control. The phobia affects both men and women of all ages.
The phobia can manifest itself into other anxiety disorders and phobias. Many sufferers will develop agoraphobia, a fear of unfamiliar places which can confine a person to their own home. People with emetophobia may also develop a deep fear of hospitals or germs. What starts as emetophobia can rapidly escalate into a number of serious conditions linked to the original phobia.
Many sufferers try to cope with their phobia by avoiding it whenever possible, but the phobia can be successfully cured with options ranging from therapy to medication. However, there are a few unique challenges involved with treating emetophobia. After a long period of time, the phobia becomes associated with overwhelmingly negative imagery in the unconscious. The fear is so deeply set that it can’t be controlled by conscious effort or willpower alone. Sufferers may admit that their fear is illogical, but continue to feel helpless to treat their fear.
Hypnosis is a perfect tool for curing phobias because it can dissociate or disconnect the sensation of fear from negative imagery within the unconscious mind. It is an excellent type of safe, non-invasive therapy that provides a permanent phobia cure.
Hypnotic therapy treatments are often in the form of a program composed of many, easy-to-use sessions. A thorough program begins with relaxation therapy. This has a calming effect and helps make the mind more open to hypnosis. Once a person feels calm and tension-free, hypnosis guides the unconscious mind into a new, fear-free line of thinking.
Ericksonian hypnosis is ideal for independent minded thinkers, such as the many emetophobia sufferers who always try to control over their own health and well-being. It works using indirect suggestions integrate in stories, metaphors, and dialogues. It differs from conventional hypnosis techniques, which use direct post-hypnotic suggestions to treat single phobias. These conventional techniques often prove ineffective because most people will question and resist direct suggestions. With Ericksonian hypnosis therapy, these issues can be avoided.
Due to the fact that emetophobia frequently occurs other phobias such as social phobia and agoraphobia, it is necessary for a thorough treatment program to address all of these issues. Ericksonian hypnosis therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques have an advantage over conventional hypnosis programs because they are not phobia specific; they can be used to cure any phobia, or even numerous phobias. Moreover, more users respond to the combined program because it contains a range of techniques to work for any person.
People are usually astonished at the ease with which they achieve results through hypnosis. It has allowed many people rapidly overcome their phobias and it’s a successful type of phobia treatment. The techniques in Ericksonian hypnosis and NLP are effective treatments for many fears and anxiety disorders. The techniques are the answer for helping many emetophobia sufferers vanquish their fears and feel comfortable and in charge.
Alan B. Densky, CH has been eliminating phobias using NLP & Hypnosis since 1978. He offers phobia treatment hypnosis and NLP MP3s plus a broad range of Hypnosis MP3 Downloads for stress & depression related symptoms. Visit his website for free NLP downloads.
– Alan Densky