Posts tagged emetophobia
Emetophobia cured

Stephen came to see Ali in early 2014 with a fear of being sick. This phobia controlled his life in many ways; being constantly anxious about picking up germs, not feeling comfortable eating some foods, avoiding anyone that looked remotely ill and having very low self-esteem.

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How to cure emetophobia (fear of being sick)

The most effective help is teaching emetophobes how to cope, then they can completely overcome their fear. This is achieved by building on the key foundation stones of self-esteem, social confidence and a sense of being powerful.

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Why do I have a fear of being sick?

Contrary to what many sufferers believe, a terrible experience related to being sick (or someone else being sick) is not the fundamental cause of emetophobia. Instead it’s driving force is a lack of belief that you can cope in the situation.

Both the symptoms experienced and components of thinking that cause emetophobia are very predictable, like every other mental illness.  

Here is a list of some of the components that cause a fear of being sick:

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A fear of being sick and the dreaded Norovirus

Now we are in October the occurance of norovirus tends to increase and this has a direct affect upon those that fear being sick. This is called emetophobia and it creates an extremely and constant anxious state of mind. Find out more about it in this blog.

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