Stop Emetophobia & Fear of Vomiting

  • Emetophobia can be treated
  • Giving you freedom from the fear
  • Stop worrying about being sick
  • Stop having to avoid certain situations
  • Enjoy a better quality of life
  • Cure Emetophobia with Hypnotherapy

The benefits of choosing PhobiaGone to overcome Emetophobia

We have over 16 years experience in helping people overcome Emetophobia & fear of being sick. Using safe, proven, effective methods that simply work. Over 80% of patients make significant improvements or completely overcome the fear.

Your treatment with us is confidential. Our approach tailored to provide the best results for you.

An ever increasing number of our patients recommend us to friends, family and colleagues. You don't have to suffer any more. Let us help you overcome Emetophobia & fear of being sick.

  • Faster & more effective treatment
  • Helping you overcome Emetophobia
  • Saving you time & money
  • Treatment without exposure therapy
  • Overcome fear of vomiting for a better quality of life
  • Private, confidential one to one treatment
  • Licensed hypnotherapists with over 16 years experience
  • Registered with the GHR & GHSC
  • FREE* 20 minute mini appointment to answer your questions

What Our Patients Say

  • My freedom from claustrophobia has finally given me the prospect of being able to travel & explore new places, I'm finally free from the stress, fear & anxiety which had accompanied me for so many years.
    - Rowena

  • Hi Paul,

    WOW, what can I say! You have truly helped Cara conquer her phobia, which would have of effected her for the rest of her life. Many thanks.
    - Seamus (Cara's father)

  • Dear Paul,

    Thank you a thousand times for giving me my life back. The best thing I ever did was pick up that phone & dial your number. Thank you so much.
    - Jenny

  • Hello Paul, Previously it was just an impossible dream due to the fear & panic of what may happen. I lost the fear & now feel total elation. Thank you so much for giving me a new life.
    - Kim

  • Dear Paul,

    Words can't express how much your help has changed my life. I feel so happy, confident and free now.
    I look forward to my future.
    - Bronwyn

  • Hi Paul,

    My friends could not believe how well I coped and I was so thrilled with myself.
    Thank you so much!!!
    - Pauline x

  • Hi Paul,

    I came to you on Friday. And I'm sorry I haven't been in contact sooner, I have just been thinking of the right words. I guess what I want to say is, Thank You!
    - Rose

  • Hi Paul,

    I cannot put into words how grateful I am to you. I feel so comfortable in my own skin and I'm excited about the future. Thank you for giving me my life back.
    - M.L.

  • Hello Paul, I thought I would send you a message about how I'm doing. After seeing you, my life has completely changed. I wanted to say Thank You. You have no idea how much your advice has helped.
    - Mr A. S.

More people choose PhobiaGone

  • Fear, phobia & anxiety specialists
  • Over 16 years experience
  • Higher success rates
  • We do NOT use exposure therapy
  • Effective treatments that work
  • Registered with the GHR & GHSC
  • Private & confidential treatment
  • FREE initial consultation at London & Bucks clinics

Disclaimer. Results & number of appointments required may vary.

Common Emetophobia symptoms

  • Constantly feeling anxious about vomiting or being sick
  • The mention of a stomach bug sends you spiraling into fear
  • Avoiding eating out in case the food, i.e. chicken, isn't properly cooked
  • The thought of someone close by being sick terrifies you
  • Worrying excessively about being sick yourself
  • Dreading winter due to seasonal bugs and viruses
  • Researching bugs & viruses e.g. the Norovirus, to avoid being sick
  • Avoiding places where people may be drunk and throw up
  • Avoiding pregnancy due to your worries about morning sickness
  • If a sickness bug is going around not eating to prevent yourself from throwing up

While it's a normal response to dislike being sick & most people find the sight or smell of it revolting, if you suffer with one or more of the above symptoms you probably have Emetophobia.

However there is good news, with effective treatment the majority of people really can make significant improvements or completely overcome fear of vomiting. Read on and discover how we can help you.

What is Emetophobia?

Emetophobia - Fear of vomiting is a learnt behavioral response. .

Obviously no one likes the idea of being sick however as an Emetophobic you'll have experienced a much stronger response that can range from fear to terror & possibly even panic.

Emetophobia is a condition that commonly goes unreported because sadly many sufferers are too embarrassed to talk about their fear. The condition is often misunderstood by many people including some therapists & doctors.

Emetophobia is actually a surprisingly common condition with millions of sufferers worldwide. The International Emetophobia Society reports it as being the 5th most common phobia.

What causes Emetophobia?

Like many Emetophobics your fear may have started in early childhood although it can also develop in teenage years or as an adult.

The fear can start due to being sick yourself & not understanding what is happening. For many people the feelings experienced during being sick for the first time can be very scary. Or you may have learnt it by seeing someone else being sick & watching their reactions.

It can also be caused by seeing somebody in a state of panic about vomit. The fear is then perpetuated because the learnt protective response you experience is an extreme need to avoid all similar situations.

The problem many Emetophobics face

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If you were afraid of flying or spiders you could probably avoid flying or spiders. And while you do your best to avoid situations where you might catch a bug or where someone might be sick one of the biggest problems many Emetophobics face is that you can't run away from your own feelings.

As an Emetophobic you understandably do your best to avoid being sick yourself. If you hear that there is a bug going around you possibly eat less or not eat on the basis that if there is nothing in your stomach it reduces your chances of being sick. The problem is that you then get hunger pains & that churning feeling in your stomach is often mistakenly seen as a sign that you may be sick which can send you spiraling into anxiety.

Feelings of anxiety can cause a churning feeling in your stomach or guts which again you may have experienced and understandably thought it meant you were going to be sick and that then lead to even higher levels of anxiety. You are then experiencing what we call "The Anxiety Loop".

Every year we successfully help more people overcome Emetophobia

Emetophobia - fear of vomiting & sickness is a surprisingly common fear that can be very debilitating. Many people that come to us for treatment have already tried other forms of therapy that didn't work for them.

We know that you are as individual as your finger print. To help you overcome Emetophobia first we will look at your problem & listen to you. We will then use a range of effective treatments to help you to quickly stop the fear & feel better.

We do NOT use exposure therapy. Instead we use Advanced Hypnotherapy methods that work more effectively & have a higher success rate. Just imagine how your life will be better with your Emetophobia cured. Contact us for a FREE* consultation and have a chat about about how we can help you overcome Emetophobia.

What our patients say - Emetophobia & Fear of vomiting testimonial

Hi Paul,

I don’t know if you remember me. I came to see you last year about my Emetophobia. I thought I would send you an email to let you know how I’m getting on.

Well there have definitely been improvements!! I went on holiday and you will be happy to know that I didn’t take an anti sickness pill to travel and nor did I take one for the entire holiday!!! A few days before I left I listened to the CD you gave me of our recording and that put things in to perspective and I actually enjoyed the traveling and was calm!!!

I have also started my driving lessons again (I started them in June) I was so worried about starting again due to the accident so I applied what you taught me and also overcame this fear too. You’ll be happy to know the lessons are going well and I have my confidence again.

When I went to do my theory I started getting that nauseous feeling-panic set in-there was no bin…thoughts crossed my head… what if I have to throw up…where's the loo…then I practiced what u taught me (thank god I was in a cubicle otherwise I would have gotten funny looks shutting my eyes and breathing) and slowly I started to distract myself with the actual test and was fine! I passed with high marks 1st time.

Also for the 1st time in about 12 years I went to McDonalds and ordered a McChicken sandwich!!! I normally just stick to a normal hamburger – easier to dissect!! Also I have on few occasions ordered chicken nuggets as well-I still cut them in half-I will always be wary but I no longer worry about eating them! I’m eating more meat when I’m out and no longer sticking to vegetarian options to be on “the safe side”.

I even enjoy the odd alcoholic drink now but not to the drunk stage though-I don’t think I’ll ever be at the stage where I want to be drunk or to feel ill after drinking.

I am also off my anti-depressants!

In January me and mum went to the 02 Arena to watch Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour with front row seats….the 02 Arena is somewhere I had always avoided going to but I thoroughly enjoyed myself and didn’t feel sick once!

Anyway, sorry to have rambled on. I just wanted to let you know how I have been doing and to say, a very big THANK YOU! *


* results may vary from person to person

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