Effective treatment for emetophobia (fear of being sick) in Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset using hypnotherapy and hypnosis.

What is emetophobia?

Emetophobia is the fear of being sick or vomiting and affects many people’s lives. They may be obsessed by other people’s health, and will try to avoid anyone with an illness for fear of catching it themselves or being physically sick. Equally distressing for them is actually seeing someone being sick. In acute cases this may stop the person from venturing out of the safe comfort zone of their own homes. At Wessex hypnotherapy located close to Bournemouth and Poole in Dorset I specialise in the treatment of emetophobia.

What is the cause of emetophobia?

Like all fears and phobias, emetophobia is created by the unconscious mind as a protective block. At some time in your past, there is likely to be an event linking being sick or vomiting and emotional trauma.

What effects can it have on a person’s life?

Emetophobia can have serious impact on someone’s life. The ‘emetophobic’ may avoid pubs, restaurants, public transport, eating with other people, hospitals, pregnancy (due to possibility of morning sickness) and social occasions. If the symptoms are really acute then the person may not even leave their own home.


For as long as I can remember I struggled with my anxiety and in my teens developed a full-blown social phobia. Despite 35 years going in and out of therapy talking to numerous therapists about how bad I felt, my symptoms kept getting steadily worse and I started to suffer from other nervous problems such as IBS and emetophobia. Then I tried hypnoanalysis and realised I had these really bad feelings that had been trapped inside my body for years. The therapy has helped me to get rid of these bad feelings and as a result my fear of ‘being found out’ and all the other awful anxiety symptoms I had are fading away. Its amazing, its like a mental detox – I feel as if I’ve been reborn and given a second chance at life!

All the best to you Rob, I really can’t thank you enough!


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How can emetophobia be treated?

Emetophobia a fear of being sick in Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset.

There are two ways to help to treat deep routed problems related to emetophobia, the first one being Hypno-analysis (analytical hypnotherapy) which is in essence cause and effect therapy and can be very effective in helping to treat emetophobia. Once the bottled up emotions are released then the symptoms can cease to be, allowing you to be free from your past problems.

The other way is to use Clinical Hypnotherapy combined with a Positive Thinking Styles course which can also prove a very effective therapy in treating these unwanted feelings.

For any more information about emetophobia (fear of being sick) or to book a free initial consultation please call Rob on 01202 245020 or 07920 885015.


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