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Treating Fear Of Vomit With Hypnotism

by Alan Densky

Many people have emetophobia, yet this condition is seldom brought up or discussed. Simply put, this phobia is defined as a fear of vomit. Those who have severe emetophobia will do anything to avoid vomiting or seeing vomit. Even though people with emetophobia typically cope by avoiding their fear, it can be completely eliminated with techniques such as Ericksonian hypnosis therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Emetophobia is a common phobia with many consequences for its sufferers. Some people refuse to dine outside of their home or with others out of fear of developing a foodborne illness. Expecting mothers with emetophobia are often terrified of getting morning sickness. Emetophobia also makes it challenging for mothers and fathers to raise their infants or care for their small kids if they fall ill.

The phobia can impair one's willingness and ability to go on trips. A phobia sufferer might be scared of traveling to a foreign country and getting ill. Many phobia sufferers will avoid public areas because they fear getting sick or even seeing someone else who feels sick. The phobia also interferes with one's ability to work in some fields, such as nursing and hospital care.

The phobia is often rooted in childhood cases of vomiting. Emetophobics may remember the experience of being ill and want to avoid it at all costs. They may also fear getting ill because they associate it with a lack of physical control. This phobia affects both men and women of all ages.

The phobia can escalate into other phobias and anxiety disorders. Many people develop agoraphobia, a fear of unknown places which can confine a person to their own home. People with emetophobia may also have a great fear of hospitals or germs. What starts as the fear of vomit can quickly escalate into other issues caused by the first phobia.

Some people try to cope with their emetophobia by avoiding it at all times, but emetophobia can be cured with options ranging from counseling to anxiety medication. However, there are some unique challenges associated with treating emetophobia. Over time, the phobia becomes linked with overwhelmingly negative imagery in the unconscious mind. The feeling is so deeply set that it cannot be regulated by conscious effort or willpower alone. Sufferers may realize that their fear is overblown, yet continue to feel powerless to relieve their phobia.

Hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for treating phobias because it can disconnect or dissociate a fear from negative images in the unconscious mind. Hypnosis is an excellent form of safe, non-invasive therapy that provides lasting results.

Hypnosis treatments often take the form of a program composed of multiple, easy-to-follow sessions. A well-designed program opens with relaxation therapy. This has a soothing effect and helps make the mind more receptive to hypnosis. When a person feels tranquil and stress-free, hypnotherapy directs the unconscious mind into a new, phobia-free thinking process.

Ericksonian hypnotherapy works well for indepedent thinkers, such as most emetophobia sufferers who always try to control over their own health and well-being. It works by using indirect suggestions placed in stories, metaphors, and dialogues. It offers an alternative to conventional hypnosis techniques, which use direct post-hypnotic suggestions to treat single phobias. These conventional techniques may fail because most people are likely to question and resist direct suggestions. These issues can be avoided with Ericksonian hypnosis therapy.

Since emetophobia is often accompanied by other disorders such as social phobia and agoraphobia, it is necessary for a good treatment program to work for all these issues. Ericksonian hypnosis therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques work more effectively than conventional hypnosis programs because they are not specific to one phobia; they can be used to cure any phobia, or even more than one phobia. Moreover, more users find success with the combined program because it contains a wide range of techniques to work for any individual.

People are usually pleasantly astonished at the ease with which they achieve results through hypnotherapy. It has allowed countless people quickly overcome their fears and it is a successful form of phobia treatment. The techniques within Ericksonian hypnotherapy and NLP are successful treatments for many anxiety disorders and phobias. Hypnosis treatments are the key to success for helping many emetophobia sufferers defeat their phobias and feel secure and in control.

Alan B. Densky, CH has been eliminating phobias using Hypnotherapy since 1978. He offers how to overcome fear hypnotherapy MP3s plus a broad range of Hypnosis MP3 Downloads for stress & depression related symptoms. Visit his website for free NLP downloads.

Published September 8th, 2010

Filed in Health, Psychology

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