New RESOURCE SITE for therapists at www.emetophobia.net
Easier to use than my original resource page, and created together with child psychologist Dr. David Russ. ERP (exposure and response prevention, which is evidence-based) made simple and straightforward. Instructions for ERP exposure work self-help as well.
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 0.1% 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.
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Anna interviews emetophobic people with incredible stories and the therapists who treat them.
Emetophobia Registered Charity: “EmetAction” : lots of info on this page as well!
My name is Anna Christie, and I had a very severe phobia of vomiting for years. I don’t like to use the word “cure” because emetophobia is not a disease. But I am fully recovered thanks to conventional CBT, and I am now a licensed (registered) psychotherapist specializing in emetophobia.
I offer an educational coaching program based on CBT/exposure for emetophobia online via telehealth. My fee per 50-minute session is $200CAD and I see most clients for 12-16 sessions.
I also do professional consults, provide free resources to therapists, write, educate and offer guest speaking.
As of October 12, 2022 my educational program for treating emetophobia is now CLOSED and I am not taking a waitlist until further notice. Please note I no longer see CHILDREN or TEENAGERS. Unfortunately, the only INSURANCE I can take is if you live in BC, Canada.
I started a new FACEBOOK GROUP for people who are in recovery or recovered from emetophobia. Panic posts are not allowed, and rules are very strict – all posts are moderated. We do not censor any words. If this is something you’d like to participate in, it’s called “EMETOPHOBIA NO PANIC.” (linked)