Cure emetophobia (fear of being sick) in Falmouth, Cornwall

Effective cure for emetophobia, welcoming equiries from Truro, St. Austell, Exeter and Cornwall.

The Thrive Programme is the ONLY successful, predictable, proven cure for emetophobia/a phobia of being sick. Furthermore, The Thrive Programme is a life-changing psychological training programme that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources to take control of your life, overcome any symptoms and thrive!

What causes Emetophobia?

Do you have an irrational fear of being ill? Perhaps the thought of someone near you being unwell makes you panic? If so, you might have emetophobia (also known as ‘vomit phobia’, phagophobia or specific phobia of vomiting.)

Most of all, you might think that you are the only person in the world who thinks like this, but emetophobia is more common than you think. Approximately 3-5% of the population is suffering from it. Most are suffering alone because you will want to hide it from friends and family.

Emetophobia is caused by a feeling of not being in control in situations and being fearful of making a fool of yourself. You will also have an extreme fear of not being able to cope with being sick or in many other situations.

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Can emetophobia be cured?

Yes, the good news is that you’re not alone and you can overcome it completely with The Thrive Programme. Most noteworthy, this programme is the most successful treatment for a phobia of being sick. This is proven from this research paper. In addition, on average it takes only 6-8 weeks for sufferers to be free of this debilitating and isolating phobia. Especially relevant is that this includes life-long sufferers.

Rob Kelly – creator of The Thrive Programme, is the expert on emetophobia. He has lectured on the subject and helped several hundred people to overcome their phobia for good. His work in private practice and the poor recognition and treatment of emetophobia has led to the publication of ‘Cure your Emetophobia & Thrive’ workbook. This will enable you to understand the cause of your phobia and ensure that you know what to do to overcome it.


Symptoms of emetophobia (fear of being sick):

  • Obsessive cleaning

  • Excessive hand cleaning

  • Avoiding restaurants

  • Avoiding chicken

  • Ensuring food is well cooked

  • Avoiding people who you know are or have been ill

  • Avoiding getting pregnant

  • Panic attacks if someone if ill near you or you feel ill

  • Avoiding new places

  • Avoiding using public toilets


Emetophobia treatment

Ali will teach you about every aspect of your thinking. You will completely understand how you are creating your anxiety and why you feel you have to control many aspects of your life. You will learn how to build strong psychological foundations stones, most of all self-esteem, social confidence and a sense of power. In a short time you will be able to make lasting, significant changes that will completely change your life for the better. As you learn to Thrive your fear of being sick will just disappear.

Jane overcame emetophobia after 50 years, with help from Ali Scobbie

Jane overcame emetophobia after 50 years, with help from Ali Scobbie

Jane's story:

Jane was unable to go to the supermarket, shopping was a major trauma (so she simply ordered online) and slowly became more and more reluctant to go outside. In addition, Jane preferred to take the safe option of staying in her house. This meant that she didn’t have to face problems or clean everywhere when she returned. Also, Jane strategically planned all trips before-hand. Consequently, she would map out any possible scenarios to fully prepare herself or went only to places she considered ‘safe’.

She washed clothes at 60 degrees or higher to ensure she removed any contaminants. Because of the constant washing and excessive showering, her skin was terrible and her hands looked like those of a 90 year old. ‘What if’ was her favourite phrase and cleaning ‘just in case’ was part of her daily routine. Consequently, life was really bad and not just for her but for all of those around her.

Most noteworthy, Jane had tried CBT and found it extremely difficult due to the exposure therapy. As a result, it was unsuccessful.

Contacting Alison was the start of my new life and finding the ‘old me’. I don’t think Alison realises how much she has helped me and in turn those around me. I was sceptical when I arrived at my first session and didn’t really believe that something could work in such a short period (given all of the alternatives I had tried). How wrong was I! I started to see results within a couple of weeks and things just got better and better……….Alison really is fantastic. She is non- judgemental and really helps to give you techniques to help you to regain your confidence in yourself and life. She works with you and doesn’t dwell on the ‘illness’ and this was important to me in my recovery.

I couldn’t have done this by working through the Thrive book alone. Alison is really wonderful and please if you have OCD or anxiety don’t live with the illness any longer. Contact Alison and give it a try, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
— Jayne, Nottingham

A very important aspect of emetophobia is significant others – i.e. those loved ones around you that unwittingly support and help to maintain your phobia. This point is discussed at a Thrive Conference where one of my clients, Jane Bonsall presented with her close friend Maggie. Jane had overcome emetophobia with me.

Find out more

If you want to overcome emetophobia in Falmouth, Truro and St. Austell, why not watch Rob Kelly’s presentation at the first Emetophobia Awareness Day – from the Royal Society of Medicine – which gives more information about this debilitating anxiety-inducing phobia. More information can be found on the Cure your Emetophobia & Thrive website.

In addition, there is a dedicated YouTube channel – Emetophobia Expert – featuring videos from some of Thrive Programme events, and testimonials from former sufferers whose lives have been significantly turned around since they completed The Programme.

Get in touch for a free initial consultation

If you would like to find out more about how I can help you, or you would just like to discuss your symptoms with me to get some advise, please get in touch. I offer a free, no obligation, confidential initial consultation.

Tel: 07730 777752

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