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.Read More
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.Read More
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:Read More