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. In general Stephen felt anxious virtually every moment of every day, which is normally the case for people suffering with emetophobia. Stephen had also never learnt to swim – he didn’t have the confidence, but it was something he always wanted to do.
Ali took Stephen through the Cure your Emetophobia and Thrive Programme which is specifically designed for this phobia. Stephen learnt how through his beliefs and thinking he was generating anxiety. And with this and all the knowledge he gained he realised that if he was generating it then he could change and stop it. It takes a great deal of effort to change habits someone has held for many years; however, it is possible when an individual realises they can be empowered to do so, and the more effort you put in the quicker the change.
Stephen improved dramatically over the couple of months he was being coached by Ali, overcame emetophobia and even took up swimming lessons and this was his testimonial once he finished the programme.
Here is Stephen’s testimonial after he completed the programme at Thrive with Ali
Over 3 ½ years later Stephen is still thriving and has provided this update:
As you can see Stephen is completely over his emetophobia and is thriving in many other aspects of this life. Having completed the programme he had the confidence to take up swimming - something he was too fearful to do previously. Now he is challenging himself in many ways and loving it, instead of being petrified.
This is the power of the Cure your Emetophobia and Thrive Programme.
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