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Emetophobia (fear of vomiting, fear of being sick):


"Emetophobia is a fear of vomiting or seeing others being sick. Those who experience emetophobia may also fear being out of control while they are being sick or fear being sick in public, which can trigger avoidance behaviours."1

Emetophobia is one of the least commonly talked about phobias, but one of the most prevalent. Emetophobia is very common and research has suggested that a fear of being sick affects 0.1% to 8.8% of the population, dependent upon the assessment criteria used.


Emetophobia can involve a fear of vomiting yourself and/or others vomiting. It is known by many names (e.g. emetophobia, specific phobia of vomiting (SPOV), vomit phobia, sickness phobia, fear of vomiting etc.).


Emetophobia is also associated with other fears and disorders, such as phagophobia (a fear of gagging, swallowing or choking), a fear of pregnancy, social anxiety and obsessional disorders.

At its root emetophobia, or fear of being sick, is about avoidance, control and disgust.


For some phobias and fears the solution can be fairly straightforward. For example, if you have a fear of flying one solution is fairly simple – travel by ship.


However, the solution is not so simple for sufferers of emetophobia because there is no predictability in someone being sick. Anyone at all might be sick, at any time, and for a multitude of reasons. This means that for the sufferer the opportunity to control their environment becomes increasingly more difficult, and exhausting. That doesn't stop the sufferer trying to control their environment though, and the next section lists some typical avoidant behaviours for emetophobia sufferers.

Avoidant behaviours associated with Emetophobia

A significant focus on how to either avoid either being sick yourself, or how to avoid being in the vicinity of someone who may be sick can make a wide range of everyday situations very uncomfortable for the sufferer.


The following llist shows some of the situations that are likely to be avoided.

  • Not wanting to eat out sociallly, or at all, or avoiding certain types of food.
  • Intolerance/avoidance of pets and/or domestic animals for fear of germs, viruses or smells.
  • Not staying out late socially to avoid the possibility of travelling on public transport where an intoxicated reveller might be sick.
  • Not wanting partners to drink, for fear they might drink too much and be sick.
  • Not inviting your child’s friends round for a party.
  • Not attending parties or social situations yourself.
  • Avoiding crowded places such as the cinema, theatre or crowded trains, to avoid germs and illness.
  • Avoiding going on holiday or business trips that involve travel and/or flying (travel/air sickness)
  • Making career limiting choices, such as not taking a job that involves travelling (sea sickness and travel sickness).
  • Not attending family gatherings, or outings.
  • A woman with emetophobia might avoid starting a family due to the fear that pregnancy can cause sickness.
  • Not visiting someone in hospital (germs and viruses that make you sick) - or the fear of seeing others being sick unexpectedly.
  • An obsession with cleanliness to avoid illness inducing germs.
  • Avoidance of boats (sea sickness) and/or fairground rides for fear of feeling nauseous.
  • Seeing anyone else ill, such as family or work colleagues, can cause extreme anxiety. Even anticipating the possibility of someone being sick can cause anxiety. The sufferer can become unable to care for their own children when their own children are sick. 

Even given the extraordinary lengths that people choose to avoid their fear, the relief that is gained by avoidance is minimal.


In some cases, because the phobia involves the induction of vomiting, sufferers have even been misdiagnosed as having anorexia or bulimia.


Emetophobia can have a massive impact on someone’s life. The sufferer may have to avoid restaurants, pubs, public transport and social occasions. For some, the symptoms can be so severe that they cannot leave the house at all.


It can also be a problem for mother’s or adults involved in looking after children, such as teachers and classroom assistants and some people are even deterred from pursuing their preferred occupation, as, say, a nursery nurse, because of their emetophobia.


Of all the phobias emetophobia is probably just about the worst and most debilitating phobia to have because of the way that it can completely take over a person's life by creating avoidant behaviours.

Emetophobia Help using Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy & Counselling

Emetophobia, like most fears and phobias, is created by the unconscious mind as a protective mechanism. At some point in your past, there was likely a significant, but now long forgotten, event linking vomiting,  throwing up, or being sick, with emotional trauma.


Hypnotherapy can be used to treat and help Emetophobia, using a combination of Hypnoanalysis and Suggestion Hypnotherapy, and can be extremely effective in identifying the originating emotional trauma and thereby removing the symptoms of Emetophobia; it can give you a new life.


People who suffer with this fear find it hard to enjoy a normal lifestyle and are constantly having to deal with a series of irrational thoughts and emotions associated with their fear.


A fear of vomiting like this, like most phobias, is often caused by past experiences which we have, very often, long since forgotten. But the feelings experienced at those times have been bottled up over the years and help to drive and maintain the thoughts, feelings and avoidant behaviours of the sufferer. The human mind and body will remain afraid to release these feelings forever, unless you find somewhere and someone you can trust to be understanding and skilled enough to help you let the feelings go forever.


Using methods now widely used in the UK people can be helped to recover from years of suffering in a matter of weeks. Peter provides a secure, confidential, understanding and non-judgemental place where you can safely talk about and resolve your problem in complete confidence with an expert in this form of therapy and problem.


You deserve to be able to get on with enjoying your life, no longer weighed down by your past experiences, and Peter can help you feel now the way you would now like to feel. 


If you would like more information on this successful treatment please e-mail Peter to arrange a FREE confidential consultation - or you can book an appointment to get started on recovering from this problem straight away!






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