Cure Your Emetophobia & Thrive: The Research-backed Self-help Programme to Overcome Your Fear of Being Sick Spiral-bound – 20 Mar 2013
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Regardless of what you might read or hear elsewhere, you CAN be cured of emetophobia - a fear of being sick - and you can do it yourself, in the comfort and safety of your own home. Rob Kelly has helped hundreds of emetophobics over the last twenty five years, and supervised the helping of many hundreds of others. This book is based on his Thrive Programme, but it has been re-written and re-researched especially for people with a specific fear of vomiting/fear of being sick. We have just finished a research survey (download it here: http://www.thriveprogramme.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Emetophobia-Research-Project.pdf) following up 34 emetophobes going through Thrive to help overcome their phobia. All of them overcame their fear. At the same time, they all significantly raised their self-esteem, significantly lowered their social anxiety, reduced their obsessing, calmed down their 'desire for control' and felt much more powerful! These changes are ESSENTIAL if you want to completely overcome your phobia. Where does emeto come from? Why are 90% of the sufferers women? Why is it such a huge phobia to have (probably the worst of all of the phobias)? Why do so many women suffer from it (about 5-8% of all women - to a greater or lesser extent) and yet they mostly keep it secret from their family and friends? Why does exposure therapy generally not work for emetophobes? What are the shortfalls of CBT? Why is the Thrive Programme so effective in helping emetophobes? All these questions, and much more, are thoroughly explored and answered. Childhood, parenting, anxiety, social phobia, depression, agorophobia, OCD, obsessive brooding, hyper vigilance, black and white thinking are all described in detail. More importantly, the book details a step by step programme (online support available) that you can follow at home, which will enable you to finally overcome your fear/phobia, get on with your life, and positively THRIVE. See also www.thriveprogramme.org
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You cannot read this book and expect to be 'cured'. You have to work at it every day! Sooner than later, these new thinking skills become habits.
My life is so much better now than it was. I am able to go out with friends on a night out, use public bathrooms without fear and watch movies in the cinema without friends vetting them first. I promise if you buy this book you will not regret it.
My journey with this book actually started when I emailed Rob Kelly, the author BEGGING for his help. At this point I had allowed my thoughts to spiral out of control so much that I didn't know how to, or think I had the strength or the will to even keep breathing. My last 'push' was to send Rob a heartbreaking email at 2.30am on August 3rd this year asking him to save my life. Catastrophic? Yes!! But at that time I knew nothing more than my unhelpful thinking styles which were generally catastrophic and black and White.
Rob replied to my email that morning putting me in touch with one of his consultants (Claire Rogers) who is incredible by the way. She Skype called me (free of charge) and supported me through the first few chapters of the book. This gave me just enough of a lift over the first hurdle to set me on my way.
Expect when you first start reading this book for the sediment to get stirred up a little. Acknowledging the root of your problem is always going to do this so just go with it. Keep going with the book, do not give up and complete every exercise. This is essential!!
2 weeks after my email to rob I was sending him another to thank him for completely changing my outlook on life and on this fear that I had been allowing myself to struggle with (and kicking myself for it) for 27 years.
I no longer obsess daily about vomit. I can even write the word ' vomit' now without getting anxious!! Look.... 'Vomit, vomit, vomit'
I feel that I am absolutely equipped now to go through my life with minimal stress and the ability to tolerate anything. Including vomit. (There, I said it again!)
Thank you Rob and Claire for changing my life
I had emetophobia for over 30 years - it ruled every second of my life, coloured every experience, destroyed everything in my life, tormented me - I lived in fear. Everything I did, or did not do was defined by sick. I had seen in excess of 45 different therapists, over decades, spent thousands upon thousands on treatments (literally) with the promise of a ''cure'' only to be told I was ''resistant'' my phobia was ''too severe'' and labelled ''untreatable''. I had almost given up, hen I met Rob Kelly - he will remain the most amazing, insight, perceptive and kind man I have ever met - his knowledge of people, their minds, the interplay of emotions, personality traits and basically what makes us all 'tick' will never ever cease to amaze me - I often feel he can reach into my mind and read my thoughts - its at times, erie how spot on he actually was / is. This guy actually gets emetophobia - I have never met anyone else who does like him and I have been treated in every corner of this Earth - again literally. This actually DOES show you how to cure yourself. Hard to believe, and believe me many a heated argument was had on this topic...it would not be unfair to say I was quite an offensive person to treat...
That said, Rob never waivered - not once. His utter belief in this was shocking at times to me - he KNEW it worked. Did I believe him - sorry, no, not once.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had suffered from emetophobia for 40 years, 6 months ago I found this book online after looking for help.
I really had nothing to lose . Read more
I was very sceptical before buying this book as my phobia had gone on so long I really didn't think that there was anyway of 'curing it' (that'll be my external locus of control... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very sceptical of these reviews, they all seem so very similar. Intuition tells me they're not genuine and £25 is a lot to part with for just another emet bookPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have read the book and although it makes sense it didn't really help at all. I refuse to spend money on a 'consultant' as I find this scheme rather untrustworthy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book out of desperation during the time of a tummy bug going through our house after suffering emetophobia for a few years. Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. A. Feely
I've only read the introduction so far, but it's looking good. For me, it was like Rob Kelly was actually in my head, saying everything that I thought in the intro. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Emma P
I have had emetophobia for as long as I can remember myself. As a teenager I was scared to babysit, as a mother- I was afraid of my own children. Read morePublished 6 months ago by B- Israel
Heard many reviews about this book and it persuaded me to purchase it myself! Ready to get started!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
i cant remeber where my emetaphobia started but before that it was panic attacks for the age of 16 and im now 24. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rebecca Nicholls