It isn't what you think it is and it's very simple to overcome.
What do I know about emetophobia?
If you have had medication, exposure therapy, CBT, counselling or other therapies, you'll know already that they don't work.
I had emetophobia for 27 years... and then I cured it. I really did!
My name is Charles Linden and I am director of Linden Tree Education... and I am an ex anxiety disorder sufferer (with a difference).
I am an ex sufferer who cured himself, created an accredited therapy and has since helped over 200,000 people just like you to recover through our programmes, workshops, retreats and other events and courses.
Over 22 million people have used the resources we have created and believe me, we have heard it all. I also know that certain words cause you to experience negative emotional responses so I will write a V instead of the full word.
Look, I know how it feels to:
Avoid anyone or anywhere that could expose me to V
Be overwhelmed by the thought of throwing up
Plan my life around avoiding ill people
Avoid hospitals and doctor surgeries to avoid illness
Avoid social interaction to prevent myself from getting sick
To plan my life around avoidance and anxiety
Focus on cleanliness and contamination
I know it's hard to believe that you can get over emetophobia.
You're probably thinking... "but Charles how will I ever avoid being sick in the future?"
My answer is as follows... You won't need to avoid it... because you won't fear it.
I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I could be emetophobia free.
It started when I was under four years of age and stayed with me till I was 27... now, honestly, I don't like being sick, why would I, but it doesn't really bother me and it certainly isn't the focus of my life any more.
Psychologists will have you believe that it's a PHOBIA... but it isn't... it's a symptom of an underlying high anxiety condition. An anxious focus.
Exposure therapy and medication - Cruel and pointless
I bet you've had medication, maybe even counselling... you may have been subjected to ridiculous 'exposure therapy' or had someone try to make you V voluntarily so that you overcome the phobia... it is absolute nonsense to think it would work, in fact, I will go as far as to say that it's abusive to make you try.
These people either don't understand the science or do understand it but do these despite it... either way, it's not the solution and it's highly unacceptable and unnecessary.
They tried this with me and with many thousands of my clients because they believe that FEAR causes the phobia, but they are wrong, emetophobia isn't caused by fear, it's caused by anxiety!