Many people have emetophobia, but this phobia is seldom discussed in the open. This phobia is a fear of vomit. People who have severe emetophobia will go to any lengths necessary to avoid vomiting or seeing vomit. Although emetophobics typically cope by avoiding their fear, it can be completely cured using treatments such as Ericksonian hypnosis therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Emetophobia is a common phobia with many implications for its sufferers. Some people will not dine outside of their home or with others out of fear of developing food poisoning. Expecting mothers with emetophobia are often absolutely terrified of getting morning sickness. The condition also makes it difficult for mothers and fathers to tend to their infants or tend to their young children if they fall ill.

Emetophobia can affect one's willingness or ability to travel. One might dread the thought of visiting a distant country and catching an illness. Many individuals stay away from public areas because they are afraid of falling ill or just witnessing someone else who feels sick. The fear also affects one's ability to work in some fields, such as medicine and healthcare.

Emetophobia is often rooted in childhood cases of vomiting. Sufferers may remember the experience of being ill and wish to avoid it at all times. They may also fear illness because they link it with a lack of physical control. This phobia affects women and men of all ages.

The phobia can lead to other anxiety disorders and phobias. Many people develop agoraphobia, a fear of unknown places which can confine a person to their own home. People with emetophobia may also possess a strong fear of germs or hospitals. What begins as emetophobia can quickly grow into other serious conditions caused by the initial fear.

Some people attempt to cope with their fear by avoiding it at all times, but the phobia can be successfully treated with choices ranging from counseling to medication. However, there are a number of challenges associated with treating emetophobia. Over time, the phobia becomes associated with vivid negative imagery in the unconscious mind. The feeling is so deeply set that it cannot be suppressed by willpower or conscious effort alone. People with emetophobia may be willing to admit that their fear is illogical, but continue to feel powerless to treat their phobia.

Hypnosis is a perfect tool for treating phobias because it can dissociate a fear from negative images in the unconscious mind. Hypnosis is a proven form of safe and non-invasive therapy that provides lasting results.

Hypnosis treatments often take the form of a program composed of multiple, easy-to-use sessions. A thorough program opens with relaxation therapy. This has a soothing effect and helps make the mind more receptive to hypnosis. When a person feels calm and tension-free, hypnosis directs the unconscious mind into a new, phobia-free line of thinking.

Ericksonian hypnosis works well for independent minded thinkers, such as the many emetophobia sufferers who find it important to have control over their their health and fitness. It uses indirect suggestions concealed in stories, metaphors, and dialogues. It differs from conventional hypnotherapy techniques, which utilize direct post-hypnotic suggestions to treat single phobias. These traditional techniques often prove ineffective because most people are likely to question what they are told and resist direct suggestions. Using Ericksonian hypnosis therapy, these issues can be avoided.

Because emetophobia frequently occurs other fears such as germophobia and agoraphobia, it is important for a good treatment program to work for all these issues. Ericksonian hypnosis therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques have an advantage over conventional hypnotherapy programs because they aren't 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 range of techniques to work for anyone.

Phobia sufferers are often amazed at how easily they achieve results using hypnosis. It has allowed countless people easily beat their fears and it's a successful type of phobia treatment. The techniques found in Ericksonian hypnosis and NLP are successful treatments for many phobias and anxiety disorders. The techniques have the answer for helping many people vanquish their phobias and feel secure and in charge.

Author's Bio: 

Alan B. Densky, CH has been curing irrational fears using NLP since 1978. He offers panic attacks hypnotherapy CDs plus a broad range of Hypnotherapy CDs for stress & depression related symptoms. Visit his website for free hypnosis MP3's.