My name is Anna Christie, and I had a very severe phobia of vomiting for years. I am fully recovered thanks to conventional CBT, and I am now a licensed psychotherapist , teacher and author specializing in emetophobia.
Are you afraid of vomiting or of seeing/hearing someone vomit? Do you experience anxiety or have panic attacks related to the fear of vomiting or norovirus (“stomach flu”)? Do you think about vomiting almost every day and especially when you don’t feel well? A severe fear of vomiting is called EMETOPHOBIA and it is much more common than you think. 6% of women and 1% of men suffer from a fear of vomiting. This means that 23 MILLION people in the United States alone have a fear of vomiting. Of those who fear vomiting about 0.2% have an extreme fear which can be very debilitating, and ruin the quality of their lives. This is known as emetophobia or SPOV “specific phobia of vomiting.” Why have people never heard of it? Shame and embarrassment. However, this is changing as more works are being written and published and more research is being done every year.
Announcing my first book and the first of its kind for therapists about emetophobia. This is a must-have clinical handbook for anyone attempting emetophobia treatment, or anyone seeking out a therapist who can help them.
Our group is called “Emetophobia NO PANIC” and we mean it! No panicking posts, no abbreviating words, just discussion about and help with your recovery. Click on the logo or search for us on Facebook.
New free RESOURCES SITE for therapists offering emetophobia treatment at www.emetophobia.net My resource page is now joint with Dr. David Russ, child psychologist and co-author of my book, so there are lots of free resources for treating emetophobia with kids!
Just updated: THERAPIST LIST! Click here.
I still have no listings for therapists in the following states/provinces/countries. If you are licensed and practice CBT with ERP for emetophobia, please add your contact info to my therapist list:
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
In Canada I am missing listings in:
MAN, PQ, NB, PEI, NL
In Australia I am missing:
NSW, SA, WA, Tasmania, Territories
I would love some listings in:
New Zealand, Ireland